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.

 


BCTF Labour Dispute:  Click here for all updates.

 

 

Upcoming:         
Outreach Alternate Secondary School Registration:  Registration starts August 25. Download poster for additional information and to see if this Outreach may be for you.
Continuing Education and Connected Learning Registration (Fall 2014):  September 2 – 5 Daytime only 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Due to the ongoing labour dispute, we are uncertain at this time when classes will begin, but please be assured that the required instructional hours for course credit will be provided.
Bookfest 2014: Wednesday, December 3, 2014. 

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

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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!

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Connections Magazine is out! Read it online!  

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Congratulations to all our amazing students in the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District, some of whom are featured in this year's Leaders of Tomorrow publication

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Stunning Aboriginal Award Ceremonies last week. Congratulations to all participating students on their accomplishments! Visit us on Facebook for more photos from this event.

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SD42 students were out in the community on Friday, making BC smile as a part of the DSAC COR project.

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Congratulations to Eric Langton Elementary School students and staff on their stunningly polished production of HONK! Visit us on Facebook to view more photos from this production >>>

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With an abundance of pride we congratulate our Acting Superintendent Laurie Meston for receiving the National Inclusive Education Award. Acting Superintendent Meston has earned this honour for her role in championing inclusive education in the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows school district. Congratulations!

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Accolades to 13 Girls Track & Field Ramblers from Maple Ridge Secondary, who won the prestigious Nike Grand Prix Track & Field Competition in Toronto last week. These girls competed against top girls teams from every province and territory in the country and <drum roll> walked away with the title! 

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Golden Ears Elementary students and staff put on a stunning production of Pirates! this past Friday. The hard work was evident and definitely paid off. Congratulations on a wonderful show. Visit us on Facebook to see photos from this production >>>

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Thomas Haney Secondary students Miranda Tymoschuk and Jenna Crews appear on Global News to chat about Make BC Smile. Watch the clip >>>

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Congratulations to Thomas Haney Secondary Vice Principal Kristi Blakeway on her nomination for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award. VP Blakeway has been nominated in the Education, Training, and Development category for her work with Beyond Hello and Project HELLO. See Kristi Blakeway's YWCA profile here.

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The District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is holding a video contest for SD42 students as a part of Make BC Smile week. The theme is "Acts of Kindness". Prizes for students in the winning group include a PNE pass, a movie pass and a general sense of happiness. Find out more and enter here.

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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).

In the News

Samuel Robertson student to Microsoft world championships

By Neil Corbett, The Maple Ridge News

A Maple Ridge student will be carrying the flag at the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship competition in California.

Samuel Robertson Technical (SRT) Grade 11 student Anthony Wock’s test scores in PowerPoint made him tops in Canada.

Aboriginal awards honour students

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

A young woman who has been forced to grow up in a hurry was one of the winners at the annual Aboriginal Achievement Awards.

Each year the awards recognize the most impressive efforts of aboriginal students in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School district.

One of the major award winners was Darian Robertson, who took home the coveted Spirit Eagle Award, given to students who show spirit.

Make BC Smile is worthwhile

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

“Honk if you love someone.”

If you saw a student on the side of the road holding that sign, would you?

More importantly, would it make you smile?

“Today is awesome,” or “Don’t be so hard on yourself” – would those messages, on a placard, brighten your day, just a little bit, for a little while?

Those in the leadership class at Thomas Haney secondary think so and have embarked on the Make B.C. Smile campaign.

Maple Ridge youth wax eloquent about the future

from Maple Ridge News

When Rose Patch imagines Maple Ridge 20 years from now, she envisions a town sans garbage with electric trains transporting people to work, more bikes, but sadly less forest.

The 13-year-old Fairview elementary students laments that all the development will affect animal habitat.

“I wish Maple Ridge could find a way to balance the expansion and find a way to live together with the animals,” she says in a short film, which won first place in Cinema Politica’s inaugural youth film festival.

Read more >>>

Wildcat has a future in wrestling

By Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

Cody Osborn’s ascent to the status of elite wrestler has been fast, and hints that there could be a high ceiling on his talent.

Osborn started wrestling with the Westview Wildcats in Grade 8, but only started club wrestling a year ago. Joining the clubs, which offer more opportunities for training with some of the best grapplers in their region, is the sign that a kid is taking the sport seriously. They become the best of the best.