On Friday, October 14th, an assembly was held to celebrate Maple Ridge PRIDE, and to reward students through a raffle drawing for prizes. Since the beginning of the school year, Teresa Jordan, a facilitator at Maple Ridge, has met with students in the school to determine what constitutes pride, and how we can show it. After meeting with students, teachers and faculty, it was determined that the acronym PRIDE would represent PERSEVERANCE, RESPECT, INITIATIVE, DETERMINATION, and being ENGAGED in learning. Representatives from the student council also spoke about each of these attributes, and shared examples from their own lives. Students also were taught a dance to coincide with a song that emphasizes the importance of hard work. Mrs. Koriane Maughan choreographed this dance, and taught it to all of the classes.