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.   
Parent Portal Registration Support:  Jan 14, 21 & 30 at Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows municipal libraries. Learn more.
Late French Immersion:  Information meeting Feb 4 @ 7pm, Golden Ears Elementary. Registration on Feb 11. 
The Mousetrap:  @ Thomas Haney Secondary's Sightlines Theatre, Jan 28, 29, 30. Learn more.
CyberSchool Road Show:  Parent info meeting 6 pm February 18th @ Alouette Elementary. Registration begins 8 am February 23 @ Alouette Elementary.
Parent's Night: Your Kids & Drugs, a Forum:  Feb 18, 6 pm @ Pitt Meadows Secondary. Learn more.

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

 

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

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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!

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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

Texas-sized talent signs scholarship

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

In a small ceremony at the Maple Ridge secondary gymnasium on Thursday afternoon, Bobbi Berkey gathered with her family and her fastball coach, and signed to play ball on scholarship in Texas.

The talented pitcher has been hearing from U.S. schools since Grade 10, and she finally chose one – Blinn College in Brenham.

Maple Ridge students spreading holiday cheers

By Christopher Sun, Maple Ridge Times

It was the coldest day of the year, but that didn’t stop a class from Blue Mountain Elementary from spreading holiday cheer to early morning drivers recently.

Grade 6 and 7 students in Cheryl Schwarz’s class are participating in 12 days of Paying it Forward, an initiative do kind acts.

Maple Ridge teens’ poems touch on poverty, homelessness

by Troy Landreville, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

In an age of posts, blogs, and tweets, where countless musings of 140 characters or less are belched out into the ether, three Thomas Haney Secondary students are waving the flag for well written, powerful prose.

Teenaged poets Joshua Nicholas, Narisa Windover, and Erhardt Jansen Van Rensburg wowed the audience during the Dignity Breakfast held last week, benefiting The Salvation Army Caring Place.

Maple Ridge students bring families Christmas cheer

by Neil Corbett,  Maple Ridge News

This Saturday, high school student volunteers from Garibaldi and Thomas Haney secondary will bring a little Christmas cheer to families who use the Friends in Need Food Bank.

About 15 students at Garibaldi, and a similar number at Thomas Haney have been organizing a Christmas luncheon, explains Jackie Ponomariov, Garibaldi’s Key Club editor – a group affiliated with the Kiwanis Service Club.

New superintendent in a familiar place

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

For 17 years, Sylvia Russell worked in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District, and last Monday she returned, now in the top job.

Russell, the new superintendent, began her teaching career in Quesnel, was a vice-principal in Campbell River, and in 1988 came to School District No. 42. She served as the principal of Riverside elementary and Maple Ridge secondary, and went to the board office as the director of human resources in 1999, and was later promoted to assistant superintendent.