On Wednesday, September 7th, students at Maple Ridge Elementary were privileged to see two Harlem Globetrotters in action. Hollywood and PeeWee not only demonstrated their amazing abilities on the basketball floor, but took the time to talk about responsibility. Many students were brought up from the audience to learn a few skills. Teacher DeAnn Sanders was also recognized as the Teacher of the Year, and given a miniature Statue of Responsibility in her honor.
Master storyteller Bil Lepp stopped by Maple Ridge Elementary on Monday, August 30th, to share his masterfull storytelling with the students. Bil will be sharing stories at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem September 1-3.
A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Assoc., and the Public Library Assoc. In 2011, Bil was awarded the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award. Lepp has been featured 15 times at the National Storytelling Festival, and performed at major storytelling festivals, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and at corporate events and functions across the country. He performed at Comedy Central’s Stage on Hudson in Los Angeles, CA.
Students at Maple Ridge enjoyed a fun assembly on the first day of school provided by IHC and the Just Jumping Company. After being entertained by amazing tricks and routines, a few students and teachers were able to practice their jumping skills. Mrs. Matis even got in on the fun by double dutching in her high heels. For highlight videos of the assembly, please follow us on Instagram, user name: MapleRidgePride
Last week, as teachers prepared for the coming school year, volunteers from Maple Mountain Pharmacy offered their services in laminating, cutting and organizing various supplies. Many teachers were appreciative of their willingness to help with the preparation.
On Wednesday, August 17th, teachers returned to school. As part of the welcome back, Principal Sara Matis donned her patriotic attire to inspire teachers to be persistent, and passionate about teaching. Several Olympic games were available for teachers to play during the lunch hour.
Yearly registration will be held for all students and their families on August 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This activity is critical in that it allows schools to get an accurate student enrollment. If you are unable to attend, please email email@example.com or call 801-489-1800 and let us know of your plans for the upcoming school year. Thank you for taking the time to attend! Registration requires signatures and must be completed by the parent(s) or guardians of each student. We look forward to seeing you soon!
On Friday, May 20th, Governor Gary Herbert along with Dave Elkington, CEO and founder of Inside Sales and representatives from Domo and Qualtric, visited Maple Ridge Elementary. Inside Sales, in partnership with Governor Herbert, has advocated for more computer science education in the classroom. Throughout this school year, representatives from Inside Sales have come every Friday to teach students about coding. Students have learned basic principles of coding and how to create their own algorithms.
Governor Herbert took the opportunity to visit some of the fifth grade classrooms during a coding lesson to see what students have been able to accomplish throughout the year.
The faculty and staff are grateful for the hundreds of service hours that have been provided to our school to help students learn about coding.