Welcome to School District No. 42

Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their full potential.

School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 15,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The District is committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education. It has developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities.

 

Proposed District School Calendar 2015-2016

On January 28, 2015, the Proposed District School Calendar for the 2015 - 2016 school year went before the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Board of Education for approval. The Board approved the release of the proposed calendar for public feedback and review. Click here to review the calendar and give us your feedback.

 

Upcoming:         

Policies for Public Input:  New policies have been posted for public input. Review policies here.   
Non-Instructional Day:  Friday, Feb 27. Schools not in session.
Late French Immersion:  Registration begins 7:30 am, Feb 11 at Golden Ears Elementary on a first come, first on list basis. 
Anti-Bullying Workshop:  7 pm, Mar 3, 2015 @ Riverside Centre. Learn more.

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

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Kindness counts at Eric Langton Elementary and in all Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows schools! This year's pink shirt sales across the district have raised $2,650 for Children's Hospital.

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Congratulations to Emerald UnRuh of Westview Secondary and Joanne Banh of Maple Ridge Secondary for each winning a $100,000 Loran Scholarship through a rigorous application process. Only 30 Loran Scholarships are awarded across Canada each year. 

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Westview Secondary receives a plaque to go with its Microsoft Showcase School designation. Congratulations, Wildcats! 

bullet_ball_glass_green.png Huber realty team granted Christmas wishes to eight Samuel Robertson Technical students this past Friday. The eight students were selected from among 120 other SRT applicants. Close to 300 applications in total came from the greater community. The gifts included Canucks tickets, a sewing machine, cameras, an iPad, a dress manikin, a meeting with the BC Lions, and a stack of gift certificates to hand out to the community. Thank you to the Huber Team

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Congratulations to SD42 Environmental School on earning an ArtStarts grant in the Traditional Aboriginal Drum-Making, Stories & Song category. A big thank you to Natalie Robertson for making this possible. The grant has a value of $7,990.

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Congratulations to Golden Ears Elementary students and staff on a magical production of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. If you're wondering about the value of a strong fine arts program, wonder no more... To see pictures from the production, visit us on Facebook.

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Congratulations to new and returning SD42 trustees, who were sworn in on December 3, 2014. Click here to see photo. From left to right: Dr. Dave Rempel, Susan Carr, Lisa Beare, Eleanor Palis, Korleen Carreras, Mike Murray, Ken Clarkson.

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Congratulations to Westview Secondary on its new designation as a Microsoft World Tour School!

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A big THANK YOU to God's Little Acre farm for its generous donation of 50 pumpkins to students in Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows schools!  

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The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District has been awarded the Apple Canada Distinguished Program Award for its work on the student inquiry program. A huge thank you and congratulations to our teachers, students and staff!

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Congratulations to Scott Ormiston, who has been awarded the Prime Minister's Certificate of Achievement!

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Congratulations to SRT student Anthony Wock, who has won the National Championship for Microsoft PowerPoint. This is the first time a high school student has won this championship! Anthony completed the 50 minute exam in 17 minutes with a perfect score. Off to the World Championships he goes to compete with around 100 students from about 90 countries. Woot! Best of luck, Anthony. We're very proud!

In the News

Trades programs fast track Maple Ridge high school students to success

 By Cole Wagner, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Randy Uttaro maintains a focused look on his face while the trowel in his hands works through a repetitive series of motions – swipe, slap, scoop, repeat. His hands move tentatively at first, but as he starts to get comfortable, mud slides off the trowel and onto a brick quicker and quicker.

School board concerned about impact of provincial budget

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education is very concerned about the negative impact this provincial budget will have on our students, staff and families. Our school district has already made service-level reductions in the amount of $8M over the past two budget years, and has reduced staffing by 70 positions over and above reductions triggered by enrolment decline. The recent feedback our Board has received from education partners, parents and students has confirmed the negative impact of these deep reductions.

Haney girls connecting the dots

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

Working at the Salvation Army Caring Place during the holiday season had a profound effect on a group of Leadership students at Thomas Haney Secondary, and with a little help from local businesses, they want to do more for the homeless people of Maple Ridge.

“It was kind of scary at first. We didn’t know what to expect,” said student Taylor Beare.

But she said all the seven girls in her group were moved by the people and their stories.

Everybody getting Footloose at Garibaldi

By Tim Fitzgerald, Maple Ridge News

High school is couldn’t be a more socially awkward time for teenagers. Just five short years from adulthood, their lives go threw enormous changes between the time they timidly find their lockers on that first day of secondary school to finishing Grade 12 finals and crossing the threshold into adulthood.

Along the way, teachers help guide students to make smart decisions, to think about the future, and to trust in themselves.

Global sounds explored at Pitt Meadows school

by Troy Landreville, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

A man dubbed a “world-music dynamo” gave Highland Park Elementary students a sampling of sounds from around the globe this past Thursday, Jan. 29.

Boris Sichon introduced students and staff to musical instruments that are foreign to many, culminating with an afternoon concert in front of an assembly of students and staff in the Pitt Meadows school’s gymnasium.