On Friday, November 11th, students and faculty were privileged to have veterans come to the school for a Veterans Day assembly. During the assembly a brief video was shown of the impact that military servicemen have had throughout the world. Throughout the day various classes discussed the importance of veterans and how we enjoy the freedoms we have because of their service. We are indebted to our veterans!
Throughout the week of October 31st-November 4, students at Maple Ridge participated in a variety of activities to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, students wore their costumes. On Tuesday, students discussed ways to be a better friend. On Wednesday, students wore pajamas with the theme of "There's No Resting Here" Make healthy choices. Students were asked to also make a healthy choice by donating their Halloween candy. On Thursday, students participated in an assembly where each class shared their class cheer about saying "Boo to Bad Habits."
On Monday, October 31st, students kicked off Red Ribbon Week, and Halloween, by having a school-wide parade through the school in their costumes. The theme for Red Ribbon Week was to "Say BOO to BAD HABITS." Throughout the day, most classrooms celebrated Halloween with parties and Halloween related activities.
Throughout the week of October 24th through October 28th, Maple Ridge student council members will be selling Ghostie Grams to students who want to send a special spooky message to their friends around the school. You can send a Ghostie Gram for 25 cents each, or send 5 for $1.00.
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.