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.

Bussing Services Survey

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is conducting a survey on its regular BUSSING SERVICES to and from school. Significant changes are being contemplated. Please take a moment to give us your feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VYMS8L6 

The survey CLOSES at noon on April 22, 2014A public feedback session on this topic is also scheduled for 6:30 pm on April 22, 2014 at Thomas Haney Secondary (rotunda). Registration is recommended. To register, please contact Lynne Lloyd at lynne_lloyd@sd42.ca or by telephone at 604.466.6218 

2014/15 Proposed Preliminary Operating Budget

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Board of Education received a presentation on the Proposed Preliminary Operating Budget 2014/15. We have posted the budget online and welcome your input. Review the document here >>>

2014/15 District School Calendar

At its regular meeting on March 12, 2014, the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. Review calendar >>

Upcoming:      
Kindergarten LATE Registration: February 26 - June 13, 2014.  Learn more.
Good Friday and Easter Monday: April 18 & 21. Schools are not in session.
An Invitation for Discussion: Regular Bussing Services:  6:30pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ Thomas Haney Secondary.
An Invitation for Discussion: Special Needs Busing Services: 7pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ District Education Office.
Late French Immersion Registration:
(Entering grade 6 in Sept 2014.) Registration ongoing @ Ecole Golden Ears Elementary, 23124 - 118th Avenuey, Maple Ridge. Call 604.463.9513 for more info.

Announcements and Accolades: 

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Parlez-vous "success"? Congratulations to our winners from the Canadian Parents for French, Concours Oratoire public speaking contest! The list is blissfully long:

Grade 4- Taryn Kelly- Pitt Meadows Elem.
Grade 5- Ethan Quinn- Pitt Meadows Elem.
Grade 6- Sofiya Nevedyuk- Eric Langton Elem.
Grade 7- Becky Perez – Laity View Elem.
Grade 6 -Late Immersion- Stephen Wang – Golden Ears Elem.
Grade 7- Late Immersion- Avery Somersgill- Golden Ears Elem.
Grade 8- Marlowe Evans- THSS
Grade 9- Sadie Sugden-HarveyTHSS
Grade 10- Tianne Jensen-DesJardins- THSS

Francophone category:

Grade 5- Genea Charpentier- Laity View
Grade 7- Megan Charpentier- Laity View

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Congratulations to our own Scott Ormiston, co-winner of the 2014 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award! Scott's caring approach has contributed to improved student engagement and success for students in our district. 

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Congratulations to the following SD42 winners of Regional Skills Canada:

  • SILVER: Kieran Lim from Samuel Robertson Technical (SRT)/Westview Secondary (Culinary).
  • BRONZE: Mike Tremblay from SRT (Carpentry).
  • GOLD: James Pollard from SRT (Welding).
  • SILVER: Quinn Alford from SRT (Welding).
  • BRONZE: Chance Plamondon from Westview Secondary (Welding).

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Like many of our other schools in the district, Davie Jones Elementary has been caught in a loom bracelet making frenzy. The school's Rainbow Loom Club completed hundreds of bracelets, which were delivered to a school in India earlier this month. 

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Wonderful Pink Shirt Day support across the district. Come see the pictures on our Facebook page! 

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Lieutenant Governor of BC, Hon. Judith Guichon, visits the It's An Honour! exhibit at Pitt Meadows Secondary School.

bullet_ball_glass_green.png"What I see in this high school is if students have a good, solid foundation, then they start to spread their wings and explore their passions and visions for the future."
- Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education, at Thomas Haney Secondary

In the News

Students showcase talents at Poetry Slam

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

In a high school auditorium, dark but packed with teens, the young poets walked up on stage and into the spotlight, and unflinchingly bared a bit of their soul.

Their offerings ranged from touching to hilarious, and the audience rewarded their efforts.

Westview’s second poetry slam expanded this year, and included writers from Thomas Haney, Maple Ridge and Samuel Robertson – 27 poems in all. The writers were from Grades 8 to 12.

A commitment to teaching

by Neil Corbett - Maple Ridge News

A Maple Ridge educator has been chosen to receive a rare honour from his alma mater.

UBC has selected Scott Ormiston to receive the 2014 UBC Alumni Teaching Award, citing his “indefatigable commitment to teaching, and the passion, kindness and caring he brings to his practice.”

“It’s tremendous to be recognized, amongst all the amazing colleagues I’ve worked with over the years,” he said.

Spoken word opens up students in Maple Ridge

by Maria Rantanen, The Maple Ridge Times

Artist in residence Zaccheus Jackson does things his way in the classroom.

The spoken word poet, who hales from Vancouver, brought his creativity, spontaneity, and fun into the class of Grade 10 to 12 students at Maple Ridge Secondary annex.

He has been coming to the school once a month for two days and works with students in creative writing, poetry, performance exercises, and more.

He teaches Grades 10 to 12 in the morning and Grades 7 through 9 in the afternoon.

School Trustees Alert Community to Budget Pressures

April 1, 2014

As the local Board of Education begins to prepare its 2014/15 budget, trustees express frustration at having to consider significant cuts of over $5 million for the second year in a row. Their collective concern is that all of the cuts made now will have an impact on students and their families.

No more kindergarten sleepovers

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

Last year, parents wanting to get their children into the kindergarten French Immersion program at Pitt Meadows elementary camped out at the school the night before registration.

This year, there was a more dignified process, as the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district went online with kindergarten registration.