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.

 

Upcoming:         
Policies for Public Input: 
 New policies have been posted for public input. Review policies here.  
Career Information Night:  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm, Maple Ridge Secondary. Learn more.
Bookfest 2014: Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Learn more.
Continuing Education:  Registration for 2nd semester begins December 10, 2014. Learn more.

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

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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!

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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

In the News

Maple Ridge teacher wins PM award

By Neil Corbett, The Maple Ridge News

The kudos keep coming Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows educator Scott Ormiston.

This week it was announced that he had won a Prime Minister’s Certificate of Achievement.

He was one of 54 teachers from across Canada to win an award, which was announced on Oct. 7.

Ormiston is part of a team that works with at-risk students in the local school district, and has increased its aboriginal graduation rate to 74 per cent – which is 20 points higher than the average for the province.

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District Announces New Superintendent

MAPLE RIDGE, BC, September 29, 2014 – The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education has appointed Sylvia Russell as the district’s new superintendent and CEO, effective November 17, 2014.

“We are very happy to announce that Sylvia Russell has agreed to join us as the new superintendent of schools,” said Board Chair, Mike Murray. “Sylvia is a strong and visionary leader with significant depth and breadth of experience in public education. She will be an outstanding leader for our district.”

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.