Teresa Jordan Receives PEAK Award

On Wednesday, December 14th, Teresa Jordan, our facilitator at Maple Ridge, was awarded the PEAK Award.  Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department. 

Teresa was nominated by Principal Sara Matis who said:

“Teresa is always willing to help in any situation. From assisting a struggling reader or taking a student aside for a pick-me-up, she always goes the extra mile. The events Teresa runs are always well-planned, cute, and enjoyable. She gives her all to support her intern teachers as well as all staff and students. She is amazing! Even when handling difficult situations, Teresa is always positive about students. She also tells the BEST stories and is an endless source of entertainment and engagement.”

All those who work with Teresa will testify that she is ALWAYS on the move and doing things to help others succeed.  She takes the time to make each person feel that they are important and will listen when you need a friend.  We love Teresa Jordan!

Maple Ridge Choir


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.

Hour of Code


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 to learn more or participate in hour of code activities.

Maple Ridge Goes to BYU Women's Basketball Game


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.  

Turkey Trot


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.

Annual Turkey Gobble Off

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.