Nebo School District will be opening its 41st school this fall: Maple Ridge Elementary, located at 2340 W. Harvest Parkway in Mapleton. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. Principal Sara Bird Matis will welcome students, parents and teachers. Nebo Superintendent Rick Nielsen will introduce all the individuals that made the building possible.
Nielsen said, “Without the support of our own community and taxpayers, this new school would not be possible. We want our patrons to know how grateful we are for their support to be able to provide a beautiful building to continue student learning. Nebo’s focus continues to be on students.”
Maple Ridge Elementary’s mascot, the mountain lion, was approved by the Nebo School District Board of Education after a Google forum was provided for staff and parent input.
Matis said, “We have excellent educators from throughout the district that are joining together to build a wonderful educational environment, sharing the best practices from all the schools where they have been.”
Maple Ridge will employee approximately 30 teachers and staff and expects approximately 525 students to start the 2015-2016 school year. The school building consists of the following: - Atlas Brick and steel structured - 12 acre site - 7 acres play field - 3 playground pits - 86,000 square feet of building floor space - 31 classrooms - 3 resource classrooms - 2 computer classrooms - 1 media center - 1 Bears’ Den - 1 multi-purpose room with stage - 1 administration area - 1 faculty work room - 1 faculty room - 1 preschool unit The architect and major contractors consist of Kevin Madson, architect; Steve Griffiths, electrical engineer; Mitch Travort and David Woods, mechanical engineers; Jay Adams, Dynamic Structures; and Stan and Chris Houghton, Rod Tucker and Darin Farnsworth, Westland Construction.
Nebo School District welcomes all area students to the new Maple Ridge Elementary under the direction of Sara Bird Matis with amazing teachers and staff. If you have any questions, feel free to call the school directly at 801-489-1800.