October 2022

Retelling The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 10/18/2022 - 10:34

Recently in Mrs. Cheever's kindergarten students learned about characters, setting, plot, problem and solution. They also worked on retelling the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The students made little puppets and created their own bridge to retell the story to a friend. It was a fun activity with lots of talking and great accents. 

Bridgette Cheever

Pumpkin Day!

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 00:27

Wednesday was such a fun day at Maple Ridge! Jaker’s Harward Farms brought a pumpkin for each of our 750+ Maple Ridge students. The students were so excited and loved their pumpkins. Thank you so much Harward Farms!

Wendy Simmons, Lyndsie Jordan, Katriel Berbert

Fall Fun in First Grade

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 00:06

First Graders in Mrs. Williams class were treated to a fun filled week before Fall Break. They learned about bats and spiders and practiced writing informational paragraphs about them. They also celebrated Room on the Broom Day and go to make their own witch craft and spooky witch’s brew to eat. Happy Fall!

Kelli Williams

A Visit from Mr. Jones

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 13:04

Maple Ridge students were privileged to have Mr. J Lynn Jones visit for our monthly S.T.R.O.N.G. assembly. Mr. Jones is a well-known member of our Nebo School District family and we are thankful to have him in our building when he is able to come. During this assembly, he talked about being a supportive friend. (A big thank you to our wonderful school counselor, Mrs. Brindley, who plans these assemblies for us each month!)

Candice Brindley

Kindergarten Math

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 12:57

In kindergarten we have been learning about 2D shapes! Mrs. Love’s class used basic 2D shapes to create pictures of houses and animals!

Ashley Love

5th Grade Fun Friday

Submitted by becky.manning on Sun, 10/09/2022 - 21:28

Fifth grade recently celebrated Fun Friday for students who had no missing assignments. Students built and launched paper rockets to celebrate all of the hard work they have done. 

Melissa Anderson


Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 15:06

There is still time to get your Reflections entries in!  The due date for entries is now Tuesday, October 18th!

Theme:  "Show Your Voice!"

All entries are done online.  Parents must create a Utah PTA online account for themselves, and then submit an entry on behalf of their student.  (When creating your account, you may put "Parent" when asked for PTA position.)

Here are some detailed instructions on submitting online:

Students of the Month for September

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:18

These Maple Ridge students were selected as our Students of the Month for September. They were recognized for showing positive self-esteem and showing many of the Maple Ridge S.T.R.O.N.G qualities (supportive, thankful, resilient, optimistic, nice, generous). We are proud of each of them! (Not pictured: Aubrie Harper, Chloe Stucki, Trevi Gammell, Paceson Sainsbury, Mason Snyder, Hunter Houghton)

Science in Mrs. Steen's 5th Grade

Submitted by becky.manning on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 21:48

Mrs. Steen's 5th graders observing and testing various white powders.  They were looking for color, texture, smell, as well as how they reacted with water, vinegar, and iodine. Then they compared these observations with a completed table to identify each substance. Cornstarch and flour were the hardest to identify. 

Denette Steen