Not only are the students excited for Christmas this year, but the faculty are as well. Throughout the week of December 19-22, faculty members are celebrating by dressing up in their Christmas bling, or wearing their ugly Christmas sweaters. Treats and lunches are also being provided to the faculty by the administration and several of the teachers.
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!
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.
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 code.org to learn more or participate in hour of code activities.