On Tuesday, November 24th, students and faculty members were able to witness what will surely be an annual tradition, the first official Maple Ridge Gobble Off. A panel of esteemed judges were selected to listen to each classroom representative give his/her best rendition of a turkey gobble. The top winners were gifted with a variety of prizes from actual turkeys, to hats with a Thanksgiving twist.
Scott Savage, a prominent Utah author, visited students in the upper grades on November 23rd.
Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld series, the Case File 13 series, and the Mysteries of Cove series. He grew up in Northern California and now lives in Utah with his wife and four children.
Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers. To e-mail him or schedule a visit, come to his website www.jscottsavage.com
On Friday, November 20th, students and faculty at Maple Ridge were able to wear their pajamas. This was to promote the 'Gobble Up with a Good Book' campaign to get students to read for the month of November. Students were able to get cozy as they had a readathon throughout the day.
Students at Maple Ridge Elementary were able to show their appreciation for the sacrifice all of our soldiers make or have made for our freedom by creating Christmas cards that will be shipped to troops overseas. Enjoy learning what our students think about our wonderful soldier heros!