Congratulations to all those who earned the "Super Second Grader Award"!! These students have been working hard all year trying to earn this award. Some of the things they've had to do are: complete a book report each month, read 2,500 minutes for the year, participate in "Reflections", have excellent attendance, have 90% or better on spelling tests. The list goes on.....wow! Way to go Super 2nd Graders!
Recently, students from each classroom were selected to show what it means to be an ENGAGED LEARNER. Throughout the school year, students were chosen to represent each of the attributes that go along with Maple Ridge Pride. PRIDE was the acronym chosen: P-Perserverance, R-Respect, I-Initiative, D-Determination and E-Engaged. Great job to all of those who demonstrated these attributes on a daily basis.
After months and months of practice, Maple Ridge fifth graders performed at the "Hope of America" event at the McKay Event Center last week. "Hope of America” is a highly effective musical program designed for school performances and/or classroom singing. Fourteen songs teach students about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, how the government works, an appreciation for the military and other American heroes as well as promotes a greater love of country. These songs have been produced by national award winning musicians and composers and come with both vocal models for children to learn the lyrics and orchestral accompaniment tracks.
On Friday, May 5th, members of the sixth grade orchestra performed for the upper-grade students at Maple Ridge. The orchestra is comprised of sixth graders from both Sierra Bonita, and Maple Ridge. The orchestra performed, in part, to showcase what they have learned throughout the year, and to motivate younger students to enroll in orchestra.