At right, Steve Birdsall (left), Maple Hills Elementary fifth-grade teacher, keeps his students in line for a trip outside for their end-of-year class photo and video. Below, Birdsall receives a show of hands from students ready to answer a question in his Maple Hills Elementary fifth-grade classroom.  Photos By Greg Farrar

At right, Steve Birdsall (left), Maple Hills Elementary fifth-grade teacher, keeps his students in line for a trip outside for their end-of-year class photo and video. Below, Birdsall receives a show of hands from students ready to answer a question in his Maple Hills Elementary fifth-grade classroom. Photos By Greg Farrar