On Monday, December 14th, members of Mapleton Junior High School's band and orchestra performed a variety of Christmas songs for the students at Maple Ridge. Much to the enjoyment and entertainment of the younger students, several teachers were brought up front to be "boomwhacked" by some of the performers.
Dave Elkington, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Inside Sales, visited Maple Ridge Elementary along with Tema Laussen and other representatives from the company. They came to talk to the students about coding, and participating in the "Hour of Code" program. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
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