November 2022

Health Lessons

Submitted by becky.manning on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 10:06

Mrs. Curiel, our school nurse, has been teaching lessons on health topics in many of our classrooms. She recently visited Mr. Bates' 4th grade class. Students learned about hygiene and how to stay healthy during the winter months and about chronic illnesses and how they are not contagious. We are grateful for Mrs. Curiel and all she does to keep students healthy and safe at Maple Ridge!

Nebo PEAK Award

Submitted by becky.manning on Sun, 11/13/2022 - 22:15

Our EEC nurse, Jaime Cook, was recognized this past week at the Nebo School District board meeting with a PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award. According to Lana Hiskey, "These awards are presented monthly to individuals in the Nebo School District who 'really get it' when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community. 

Lindsey Smith, Sara Matis, Lana Hiskey

National School Psychologist Week

Submitted by becky.manning on Sun, 11/13/2022 - 22:03

Happy National School Psychologist week to our school psychologist, Molly Rosenbaum. We appreciate all that Mrs. Rosenbaum does to support teachers and students at Maple Ridge. She is instrumental in helping students be successful and reach their potential. Thank you Mrs. Rosenbaum for all your hard work at Maple Ridge!

Sara Matis

PTA Reflections

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 11/11/2022 - 13:43

Maple Ridge students recently had the opportunity to participate in the PTA Reflections contest. The theme this year was "Show Your Voice!" Students were able to submit original work in different artistic categories. This past week our PTA held an awards ceremony for the students who participated and for those who won awards. We are proud of all the students who participated! Here is a list of winners:

2D Art Awards of Excellence: Holland Hassan, Riley Peterson, Reese Peterson, Maren Lauridsen

Red Ribbon Week Assembly

Submitted by becky.manning on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 21:34

Students enjoyed a police dog assembly by the Spanish Fork Police Department during our Red Ribbon Week. The officers introduced us to one of their police dogs, Maverick. They told us how they got Maverick and how they use him and showed us some of his skills. It was fun to learn about such a smart animal and to be reminded the importance of making good choices and staying drug free. A big thank you to our PTA for the fun Red Ribbon Week activities and for arranging this assembly for us.

October Students of the Month

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 15:17

Congratulations to these Maple Ridge students for being our Students of the Month for October. These students were recognized for being a supportive friend. Well done! We are proud of you! (Not pictured: Parker Roper, Eleanor Jonson, Briggs Pace, Gwynn Gurr, Chenoa Stoker, Stone Norton, Ledger Pace, and Brooks Butler)


Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 15:06

For our Maple Ridge STRONG assembly this month, Mrs. Brindley arranged to have Ryan Stream come and talk to us from Stand4Kind. He talked about the importance of helping others and being a good friend. We had fun but learned a lot too. Thank you Mrs. Brindley and Mr. Stream for reminding us of these important things!

Candice Brindley

Discovery Gateway Visits 4th Grade

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 11/02/2022 - 22:32

Recently our fourth graders enjoyed a visit from Discovery Gateway. They talked about amphibians and reptiles and about structures and the functions that help tiger salamanders and king snakes survive in their environments. We learned that king snakes mimic eastern coral snakes and that tiger salamanders breathe through their skin and go through metamorphosis. A big thank you to Discovery Gateway for such an interesting presentation!

Scott Bates

2nd Grade Field Trip

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 21:24

Maple Ridge second graders recently went on a field trip to Gordos Fun Farm where they were able to learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin, see some animals, go through a corn maze, and explore other exciting activities. 

Mary Kate Southam, Lyndsie Jordan