On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans. As a way to celebrate this day, Mr. Bates' sixth grade class wrote the preamble with a quill and ink.
On August 31st, professional storyteller Donald Davis shared stories with the students at Maple Ridge. Thanks to Utah Valley University's Noorda Theatre, the Utah State Office of Education's POPS Art Education and Professional Development Program, and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival for providing this great experience. Donald Davis is considered one of the foremost storytellers in the country. He has performed at the Smithsonian, National Storytelling Festival and World's Fait. Donald has also appeared on PBS, CNN, NPR, and ABC. He was able to come in and perform as he is visiting Utah with his family who are from North Carolina.