On Thursday, September 21, the Maple Ridge PTA hosted the annual fundraising carnival. Parents, teachers, students braved the crazy weather to enjoy a fun carnival atmosphere. A themed basket silent auction took place as well. Each class in the school took donations for these baskets, to raise money for the school.
Students in the sixth grade recently learned about matter and density. They also participated in an experiment with student-made 'lava lamps' to show how density works.
New this year to Maple Ridge Elementary is the N.O.V.A. program. The mission of N.O.V.A. is: "Nurturing youth to seek out positive Opportunities, internalize good Values, and to accept Accountability for their choices in life. N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drugs, violence, and negative media exposure." Officer McCoy with Mapleton police, will come in weekly to teach the sixth grade classes the importance of these principles.
On Tuesday, September 5th, students at Maple Ridge were entertained by renowned storyteller Ed Stivender. He will also be performing at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival at Thanksgiving point this upcoming weekend.
Recently, sixth grade students at Maple Ridge learned about the three forms of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation. To learn about them, they made smores, hot chocolate and waffles to show the different forms.
Last week, students in the fourth grade learned about dinosaurs. They even had the opportunity to look at dinosaur fossils!
Recently, the fourth grade students at Maple Ridge teamed-up to build the tallest tower out of spaghetti. Their goal was to attach a marshmallow to the top with out puncturing the marshmallow. This team built a tower of 18 and 3/8 inches.