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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.
Last week, a robotics demonstration for the upper grade students was given by a representative from the UVU School of Education. This demonstration was an effort to motivate students to participate in a program where students build and program educational robots in the Math and Stem Program.