On Wednesday, December 14th, the Maple Ridge Choir performed a variety of Christmas songs for their peers and parents. The choir is under the direction of DeAnn Sanders and Kristine Kirk who teach at the school Denette Steen, the music teacher at the school, accompanied most of the songs. There was a special beat-boxing performance as well from some of the sixth grade boys.
On Friday, December 9th, Angela Jones, and other representatives from Inside Sales, came to Maple Ridge to get students excited about the Hour of Code, and coding. Students learned about what makes coding great! Students and parents can visit code.org to learn more or participate in hour of code activities.
On Wednesday, December 7th, upper-grade students had the opportunity to travel by bus (fancy buses at that!) to BYU, to watch the women's basketball team play against Weber State. Students had fun watching themselves on the jumbotron, dancing to the music, cheering on their team of choice and eating lots of fun snacks.
On Tuesday, November 22, students at Maple Ridge had the opportunity to participate in the annual Turkey during their recess time. For every lap completed, students were given a raffle ticket. At the end of the day, several tickets were drawn, and prizes were given to those students with the matching ticket.
The second annual Turkey Gobble Off took place at Maple Ridge on Monday, November 21st. A representative from each classroom was chosen to share their best 'Gobble' for the rest of the school. Classes voted on their favorites and three winners were chosen. Spencer Smith, Brody LIvingston, and Kale Langford were the final three. Kale Langford won top honors for his gobble as he received first place.
Emily Bolton, a fifth grader at Maple Ridge, was discouraged last week when she saw how upset and sometimes angry people were with one another after the election. She decided she wanted to do something about this. She decided to make some bracelets to represent kindness and friendship, and handed them out to other students and faculty around the school. Thanks Emily for helping make the world a better place!