• Student Riders of the Year for 2021-2022

    Izair as well as his sisters, Yaretzy and Adamaris have been nominated  “Student Riders of the Year for 2021-2022”.  Izair and his sisters attend Explore school. Izair is in the 7th grade, Yaretzy in the 2nd grade and Adamarie in the 1st grade. They were nominated by Bernadette, the Turtle Bus Driver.  Bernadette said the following, “Izair assists his sisters while on the bus, especially the younger sibling, Adamaris.  He takes excellent care of his sisters, making sure Adamaris stays in her seat by keeping her occupied with various activities.  He also goes, “Above and Beyond”, assisting me with the other students on the bus, keeping them seated.  Izair and his sisters are wonderful bus riders and follow all the bus rules, such as staying seated in their designated chairs and keeping their voices down.  I have never had to give them any instructions while they’re on the bus.  They look out for one another, evidenced by Izair checking their seats before departing the bus to be sure items are not left behind.  It is great having these well-mannered students and is one of the reasons why I love my job.”  Congratulations Izair, Yaretzy & Adamaris!

    Izair School Photo   Yaretzy School Photo   Adamaris School Photo  Izair Yaretzy and Adamaris in front of the Turtle Bus 

     

     

    Student Rider of the Month for March, 2022

    Osmar has been nominated for “Student Rider of the month for March 2022”. Osmar is a 5th grader and attends Welby Community.  Osmar was nominated by Pam, Bus Driver and Crystal, Paraprofessional.  Both Pam and Crystal said the following about Osmar, “Osmar had a rough couple of weeks in February.  Although he has had a rough time, he boards the bus with a smile. He always maintains a positive attitude and is a wonderful role model especially for the younger students.  We enjoy him riding on the Lion bus.”  Congratulations Osmar!

    Osmar's School Photo   Osmar in front of the Lion Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #2 for March, 2022

    Ulises has been nominated as the second “Student Rider of the month for March 2022”. Ulises is a 5th grader and attends Welby Community.  Ulises was nominated by Pam, Bus Driver and Crystal, Paraprofessional.  Both Pam and Crystal said the following about Ulises.  Ulises boards the bus with a positive attitude.  He always greets us in the morning and when he leaves the bus.  He is very polite and thanks both of us.  He sits with his 4th grade sister, Briseida, and keeps her attentive to whatever he is saying or doing.  He is a joy to have on our route and we enjoy his good nature.”  Congratulations Ulises!

    Ulises School Photo   Ulises in front of the Lion Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #3 for March, 2022

    Lily has been nominated as the third “Student Rider of the month for March 2022”. Lily is an 8th grader and attends Monterey Community.  She was nominated by Dave Cortez, Bus Driver.  Dave said the following about Lily, “Lily is a student who rides the Penguin bus.  She really enjoys going to school and is always at the bus stop.  Lily is always polite and eager to board the bus and is the first student to board.  She also greets me with a ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’. She heads over to her seat #6.  She enjoys the ride and is always very quiet.  Sometimes I forget that she is on the bus.  At times, I will call out, “Where’s Lily?”, she then pops her head up with a smile.  As a matter of fact, I gave out a Holiday gift to the most behaved student riding on the Penguin bus and she won a pair of ear pods.  Lily likes basketball and is currently playing for Skyview.  I saw her shoot the basketball into the net and she made it.  Lily was very excited and jumped for joy.  I enjoy having her on the Penguin bus.”  Congratulations Lily!

    Lilly's School Photo    Lily in front of the Penguin Bus

     

    School Bus of the Month for February, 2022

    We would like to acknowledge the Lion bus for “School Bus of the Month” for February 2022. The students demonstrated courage and bravery during a difficult incident. They remained calm during the entire incident while the driver, Pam Stewart and paraprofessional, Crystal Landin, dealt with the authorities and assisted other students.

    Drivers and Paraprofessionals spend many hours and days training students how to respond during an incident and the training paid off. Congratulations Lion Bus! 

    Lion Bus students

     

    Student Riders of the Month for January, 2022

    Isaiah and Aubrey are both being nominated as “Student Riders of the Month".  Isaiah is a 3rd grader and attends Explorer.  Aubrey is a Kindergartner and attends Explorer as well.  Bernadette Martinez, the Turtle bus driver, nominated both students.  Bernadette said the following, “Both Isaiah and Aubrey are respectful of adhering to the bus rules.  They also wear their masks while on the Turtle bus.  What really caught my attention was Isaiah reading to Aubrey.  Aubrey sits quietly and is very attentive when listening to Isaiah, she is totally entertained.”  I was quite amazed by Isaiah’s reading skills.  Congratulations Isaiah and Aubrey!

    Isaiah School Photo    Aubrey School Photo   Isaiah and Aubrey in front of the Turtle Bus

     

     

    Student Rider of the Month #1 for December, 2021

    Sabrina is a 6th grader who attends Tennyson Center and is being nominated by Sabrina Solano, Dispatcher, and Robert Martinez, Trainer.  Sabrina is a celebrity in Transportation. Every bus driver and para that transport her to and from school are anxious to visit with her.  Sabrina is very witty and is always happy and has something funny to say.  I believe “laughter’ is the key to starting your day and she provides lots of funny jokes to keep the Transportation staff amused.  We should all take heart to this young lady’s happy nature.  Congratulations Sabrina!    

    Student Rider of the Month #2 for December, 2021

    Gisselle a/k/a Gigi is being nominated as the 2nd Student Rider of the Month.  Gigi is a 5th grader and attends Global Intermediate School.  Gigi was nominated by Martin Sanchez, the Buffalo bus driver, and Ms. Malia, GPS teacher.  They said the following: “Gigi is very kind and helpful with the younger students who ride the bus.  She has been especially helpful to a Preschooler who is learning the English language. Gigi has learned simple words in Mandarin to communicate with her.  The Preschooler’s parents are also very thankful to Gigi because they see her helping their child while she is on the bus.” Congratulations Gigi!

    Gigi's School Photo   Gigi with Melodie with Zoe in front of the Buffalo Bus    Gigi and Melodie in front of the Buffalo Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #3 for December, 2021

    Melodie is being nominated as the 3rd Student Rider of the Month.  Melodie is a 5th grader and attends Global Intermediate School.  Melodie was nominated by Martin Sanchez, the Buffalo bus driver, and Ms. Malia, GPA teacher. They said the following, “Melodie helps younger students who are riding on the bus to get settled in their seats and helps them while they exit.  Melodie is especially kind and helpful to a Preschooler who rides the bus by securing the student in a special seat.” Congratulations Melodie!

    Melodie School Photo   Melodie with Gigi in front of the Buffalo Bus

     

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    Student Rider of the Month #1 for November, 2021

    Cambria is being nominated as "Student Rider of the Month for November 2021.  Cambria is a 5th grader and attends Welby Community School.  She was nominated by Pam Stewart, bus driver, and Crystal Landin, Para.  Crystal said the following, “Cambria boards the Lion bus with a contagious smile and we all smile along with her.  She is very polite and caring of us and all the students riding the bus and is also bubbly and full of energy.  She follows the bus rules.”  Thank you Cambria!

     Cambria's School Photo   Cambria in front of the Lion Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #2 for November, 2021

    Rowen is the 2nd student being nominated as “Student Rider of the Month" for November 2021 by Pam Stewart, bus driver, and Crystal Landin, para.  Rowen is a 5th grader and attends Welby Community School.  Pam said the following, “Rowen has been such a big help while riding on the bus.  He announces when we get to the railroad crossing and informs the other students to quiet down.  He also likes to assist us with the Pre-K students.  He is very good about sitting in his seat and listening to us when we ask him to do something.” Thank you Rowen!

    Rowen School Photo   Rowen in front of the Lion Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #3 for November, 2021

    Jaradon is the 3rd student being nominated as “Student Rider of the Month" for November 2021 by Larry LeBlanc, bus driver and Jill Wells, para.  Jaradon is a 7th grader and attends Achieve Academy School.  Jill, the Para, said the following: Jaradon is a joy to have on the bus.  He is always happy and smiling when he gets on the bus.  He is a big help with the Pre-K students, helping them buckle in or keeping them occupied while on the bus in the morning and after school on the ride home.  He was a great help when I was out ill. He kept the Pre-k students happy and quiet, so that Larry could concentrate while driving.  We are happy having a helpful and happy young man on our bus.” Congratulations Jaradon!

    Jaradon School Photo  Jaradon in front of the Zebra Bus 

     

    Student Rider of the Month #4 for November, 2021

    Alexis is being nominated as the 4th "Student Rider of the Month" for November 2021 by Jennifer Lopez.  Alexis is a 6th grader and attends Monterey Community School.  Jennifer said the following, “Alexis is a quiet student that always helps me out with her 4th grade sister and her kindergarten brother.  Alexis is also very friendly to all the other students while on the bus.” Thank you Alexis for being such a wonderful and helpful student!

    Alexis School Photo  Alexis in front of the Spider Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #5 for November, 2021

    Matthew is being nominated as the 5th "Student Rider of the Month" for November 2021 by Jennifer Lopez.  Matthew is a 7th grader and attends Monterey Community School.  Jennifer said the following, “Matthew has always been such a great help with all the students on the bus.  Matthew is always the first to offer his assistance when asked.  Matthew is also a very friendly student to everyone on the bus talking about all sorts of subjects to keep them entertained.” Thank you so much Matthew for all your help!

    Matthew School Photo  Matthew in front of the Spider Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #6 for November, 2021

    Angel is being nominated as the 6th "Student Rider of the Month" for November 2021 by David Cortez, bus driver.  Angel is a 7th grader and attends Monterey Community School.  David said the following, “Angel is a real nice, respectful and cool student.  I have observed Angel and see that he is a popular student.  All the other students on the bus like talking to him and shaking his hand.  Angel said his favorite sport is football.  He likes playing on the line and center, being a guard and tackling.  He is an all-around player.  I selected Angel because he has been very helpful.  When I was doing the back-door evacuation practice on the bus, Angel assisted me by helping other students off the bus.”  Thank you Angel for all your help!

    Angel School Photo   Angel in front of the Penguin Bus

     

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    School Bus of the month for October, 2021

    Mapleton Transportation has nominated the Leopard bus for the School Bus of the Month for October. The students have gone “Above and Beyond” during the month of October to work as a team and should be commended for their positive attitudes.

    Sara, the Leopard bus driver, said the following about the students. “Each one of the following students have qualities that have been recognized and the reason why the Leopard bus should be named, “School Bus of the Month for October”.

    • Ruby is always helping me by understanding and assisting others that have speech impediments.
    • Joel is becoming more independent and assisting me while on the bus making sure everyone is seated.
    • Alan stays updated with the Bronco games and their scores, and keeps the entire bus informed and entertained.
    • Julian has wonderful manners and is always attentive.  He is prepared to board and exit the bus.
    • William has a fun demeanor and is always smiling and has a fun sense of humor.

     Alan, Julian and William   Joel in front of the Leopard Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #1 for October, 2021

    Lydia is being nominated as "Student Rider of the Month" for October 2021.  Lydia is a 1st grader and attends Trailside Academy School.  She was nominated by Sara Jackson, the Leopard bus driver.  Sara said the following, “Lydia has always been mindful of the bus rules and helps out on the bus.  When I am absent, she is always ready to provide me with a ‘Behavior Report’ upon my return.  She has taken the responsibility to make sure the walkway of the bus stays clear.  Congratulations Lydia!”

     Lydia's School Photo  Lydia in front of the Leopard bus

     

     

    Student Rider of the Month #2 for October, 2021

    Iylea is being nominated as "Student Rider of the Month" for October 2021.  Iylea is a 6th grader and attends Monterey Community School.  She was nominated by Jennifer Rivera, the Spider bus driver.  Jennifer said the following, “Iylea has been such a pleasure to have on my bus.  Iylea always helps with her siblings to stay in their seats and keeping their masks on properly.   She has also been a great help with her little cousin, a kindergartener, who started riding the bus and had to be placed in a Besi seat. At one time, she was having a bad day, however, she wrote me a letter to apologize for her behavior.  Thank you Iylea for all your assistance!”

    Iylea School Photo   Iylea in front of the Spider Bus

     

    Student Rider of the Month #3 for October, 2021

    Klyd is being nominated as “Student Rider of the Month” for October2021.  Klyd is an 8th grader and attends Monterey Community School.  He was nominated by Jennifer Rivera, the Spider bus driver.  Jennifer said the following, “Klyd began taking the bus a few weeks ago with his younger brother and has been very helpful with his brother.  Klyd is always at the bus stop on time and keeps his eye on his brother to stay on the sidewalk while they are waiting for the bus.  One morning Klyd forgot his Paw Pass.  He did ask to get on the bus, however, I had to deny him a ride.  Klyd, politely said ‘okay’, left with his younger brother and walked home without making a fuss.  Klyd has been a pleasure to have on the Spider bus.  Thank you Klyd for being so grown up, nice and helping me while on the bus?”

    Klyd School Photo   Klyd in front of the Spider Bus

     

    Buster the Bus II is Back!!!

    Buster the Bus II was introduced at the Mapleton District Kick off in August 2021.  The Buster Safety Program will be rolled out during the month of October.  This program is taught to  students in Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.  Students are taught about bus safety which includes how to board and leave the bus, and how to cross the street at the stops.  They are also taught the importance of having a Paw Pass when boarding the bus and wearing a mask.

     

    Buster the Bus II 

    This is the October schedule:

    Clayton - October 4th

    Global - October 7th

    Achieve - October 8th

    Meadow - October 12th

    Monterey - October 13th

    Explorer - October 14th

    Trailside - October 19th

    Welby - October 21st

    York - October 20th

    Achieve - November 5th

    POP - November 8th

                                   

    Buster the Bus at Global on Oct 7th   Buster the Bus at G;lobal-2   

     

     

     Buster the Bus at at York Int'lBuster the Bus at Explorer

     

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    Student Rider of the Month #1 for September, 2021

    Artie is being nominated as "Student Rider of the Month" for September 2021.  Artie is a 5th grader and attends Monterey Community.  He was nominated by his bus driver, Jennifer Rivera.  Jennifer said the following, “Artie is a student that is kind-hearted and has always helped me out with the younger students.  He will entertain the students by talking to them about games he plays. This keeps the students totally focused and in their seats. If a student needs assistance, he will be the first to volunteer”.  Thank you Artie for helping me out!

     

     Artie School Photo     Artie in front of the Spider Bus 

     

    Student Rider of the Month #2 for September, 2021

    Alexa is also being nominated as "Student Rider of the Month" for September 2021.  Alexa is a 9th grader and attends Academy High School.  She was nominated by her bus driver Sara Jackson.  Sara said the following, “Alexa has experienced some tough times during the past couple of years.  This school year, she found a way to channel her energy in a positive manner. Alexa has joined both ROTC and volleyball.  I am so proud of her."  Congratulations Alexa!

    Alexa's School Photo   Alexa in front of the Leopard Bus

     

     

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