April 2016

Secretaries Day!

Submitted by monica.bair on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:45
Just ask anyone at a well run school, and they will tell you that the secretaries make the biggest difference. Maple Ridge is lucky to have the finest in Jen Gatley, and Wendy Simmons. To show appreciation for all of their hard work, the front office was decorated, and the secretaries were given angel regalia to wear throughout the day.

Ririe Woodbury Dance

Submitted by monica.bair on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:35

On Monday, April 25th, members of the Ririe Woodbury company came to Maple Ridge to teach students some of the elements of contemporary dance. Some of these elements included space, shape and time. Throughout the assembly, several students had the opportunity to demonstrate dance movements.

Wendy Simmons Awarded Employee of the Year

Submitted by monica.bair on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:49

Wendy Simmons, our amazing secretary, was awarded the Classified Employee of the Year here at Maple Ridge.  You can't help but smile when you are around Wendy.  She is constantly happy, and will help anyone in any way she can.  Mrs. Simmons has had the difficult challenge of opening a new elementary school this year, but she has done it while making everyone's lives easier.  Kaylie Sanders, a student in the sixth grade, says, "Mrs. Simmons is just so kind and loving and is always there for others."

Talent Show

Submitted by monica.bair on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:41

Mrs. Steen, the music teacher at Maple Ridge, recently gave students the opportunity to share their talents during music specialty.  

NetsSmartz Assembly

Submitted by monica.bair on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:38

Recently, students at Maple Ridge were instructed on the importance of internet safety during a NetSmartz assembly.  A representative with NetSmartz shared some fun videos, and talked to the students about how to remain safe while using the internet, while having fun at the same time.  

Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by monica.bair on Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:44

Recently, DeAnn Sanders was award the Crystal Apple Award at Maple Ridge. Craig Harvey from the Horace Mann Agency awarded DeAnn Sanders the Crystal Apple Award.  The Crystal Apple Award recognizes excellence in education by honoring those making a significant impact in the lives of children.  DeAnn teaches fourth grade, and is known for her fun and innovative approach to teaching.