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February 2020

Math Madness in 3rd Grade

Submitted by megana.olson on Wed, 02/26/2020 - 15:55

Yesterday, third graders at Maple Ridge were bubbling with excitement as they created bar graphs and pictographs to help guess the gender of Mrs. Olson's baby. Mrs. Sandberg's class voted 22 for boy and 4 for girl. Mrs. Olson's class also had boy outvoting girl with a tally of 19 to 12. Unfortuntaley neither class was correct and Mrs. Porter's class was left feeling triumphant with an overall vote of 24 for girl. 

Spotlight Teacher of the Week

Submitted by megana.olson on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:46
Attributions: 
  • Years Taught: 14
  • Hometown: Mapleton, Utah
  • Family: Single with the cutest fur baby ever, Gus Gus.
  • College: UVU- Bachelors and SUU- Masters
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Traveling, my favorite places are the beach, Disneyland, Italy, Hawaii, and New York.
  • Favorite Quote: “Not all who wander are lost”. “Never tell me the odds”. –Han Solo
  • Last book you read: That Month in Tuscany
  • Three words to describe yourself: Easygoing, open-minded, and sarcastic.
  • Favorite thing about being a teacher: I love building relationships with my students and having fun with them every day! I always seem to have the best students ever!

Spotlight Teacher of the Week

Submitted by megana.olson on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:46
Attributions: 
  • Years Taught: 2 years
  • Hometown: Oviedo, Florida
  • Family: Married, but no kids.
  • College: Brigham Young University
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, and anything Disney.
  • Favorite Quote: “Have courage and be kind." "Where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness there is magic." –Cinderella
  • Last book you read: Wonder
  • Three words to describe yourself: Bubbly, energetic, and caring.
  • Favorite thing about being a teacher: Getting to be with my amazing students every day.

Maple Ridge Science Fair

Submitted by sara.matis on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:54
Attributions: 
Becky Manning

Our school recently held a science fair and several of our fifth and sixth graders participated. We are proud of all of them for their hard work! Congratulations to the following students who will be moving on to the district level science fair: Garrett Orgill, Madeline Mevec & Linnea Udy, Jack Bingham, Mick Winward, Rigdon Perry, and Hailey Hancock & Tryna Anderson.

Spotlight Teacher of the Week

Submitted by megana.olson on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:43
  • Years Taught: 8 years
  • Hometown: Spanish Fork
  • Family: Married with 3 kids! 5 year old boy, 3 year old girl, and 1 year old boy.
  • College: Snow College for Associates, UVU for Bachelors, SUU for Masters
  • Interests and/or Hobbies: Camping, riding horses, boating
  • Favorite Quote:"If you believe you can you can! If you believe you can't, you're right" "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"
  • Last book you read: Accomplishing the Impossible
  • Three words to describe yourself: Caring, understanding, compassionate
  • Favorite thing about being a teacher: Being with sweet kids every day and watching them learn and grow to their potential.

Kids Who Count - Early Intervention Services for Nebo Families

Submitted by megana.olson on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:07
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Since 1986, Kids Who Count has provided Early Intervention services to families of young children residing in the Nebo School District boundaries. We’ve helped thousands of families and children and we can help you. If you are concerned about your baby or toddler’s development or had a medical professional talk to you about some milestones your child hasn’t yet reached, you may be eligible for early intervention services. The purpose of Early Intervention is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers under three, who have developmental delays or disabilities. Anyone can make a referral to receive a full assessment of your child’s health and developmental status at no cost. If you’re concerned about your infant or toddler, don’t hesitate to contact us. And, we now offer Autism Services for children 2 and older. Visit https://kidswhocount.org/ for more information. We are here to help! 

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January Students of the Month

Submitted by sara.matis on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:53
Attributions: 
Becky Manning

These Maple Ridge students were our students of the month for January. They were recognized for demonstrating initiative. We are proud of them! (Not pictured: Duke Brimhall, Payton Merrell, Braxton Pugmire, Levi Langford, and Makayla Enszer)

Sixth Grade Solar System Projects

Submitted by sara.matis on Sun, 02/09/2020 - 17:31
Attributions: 
Becky Manning

Our sixth graders recently did projects about the solar system and presented what they learned to other Maple Ridge students. They learned a lot and we were impressed with their hard work!

National School Counselor Week

Submitted by sara.matis on Sat, 02/08/2020 - 19:26
Attributions: 
Becky Manning

This past week was National School Counselor Week and we celebrated both our school counselor--Mrs. Burningham, AND our school psychologist--Ms. Cavanaugh. We love both of them! They do so much to help our Maple Ridge students be successful! A big thank you to them for all the good they do each day!

Maple Ridge Teacher of the Year

Submitted by sara.matis on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 14:55
Attributions: 
Becky Manning

Fifth grade teacher, Ms. Paynter, is our Maple Ridge teacher of the Year for 2019-20. She was nominated by the other teachers at maple Ridge. Ms. Paynter is a talented teacher who cares about her students and spends lots of time to help them be successful. She is also a dedicated team member and contributes to both her team and the school in many ways. We love Ms. Paynter and we are so grateful for her dedication and commitment. She helps make Maple Ridge a great place to be!

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