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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.
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 >>
Kindergarten LATE Registration: February 26 - June 13, 2014. Learn more.
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:
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-Harvey – THSS
Grade 10- Tianne Jensen-DesJardins- THSS
Grade 5- Genea Charpentier- Laity View
Grade 7- Megan Charpentier- Laity View
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.
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).
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.
Wonderful Pink Shirt Day support across the district. Come see the pictures on our Facebook page!
Lieutenant Governor of BC, Hon. Judith Guichon, visits the It's An Honour! exhibit at Pitt Meadows Secondary School.
"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
April 22, 2014 - 11:36am — admin
As you are probably aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation served 72-hour strike notice on Thursday, April 17, and will commence Stage 1 strike action in all BC public schools on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
The main issues in this contract negotiation will be settled at the provincial level between the BCTF and the BC Public School Employers Association, which represents all public school districts at the bargaining table.
April 17, 2014 - 11:16am — admin
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.
April 16, 2014 - 5:10pm — admin
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.
April 16, 2014 - 5:06pm — admin
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.
April 1, 2014 - 12:00am — admin
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.