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.

 

Facilities and Learning for Today and Tomorrow 
The Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District is talking with stakeholders, educators, the community and the two municipalities about facilities and learning for today and tomorrow. Join the conversation and help shape the future of education in our school district. Register at register@sd42.ca to attend our Open House session on June 10, 2015. Note: Due to low registration numbers to-date, we have consolidated the 2 proposed open house meetings (June 8 & June 10) into one meeting on June 10. Learn more at http://facilitiesreview.sd42.ca

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Elementary Summer Learning 2015
This summer, the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District will be providing short term educational opportunities for elementary aged students (grades K-7) currently attending our schools. This elementary summer learning opportunity will run from July 7 to July 24, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ONLINE REGISTRATION will be open from June 9 (noon) to June 16, 2015 (noon). Space is limited. Download this flyer for more information.

budgetgraphic_1.jpgPreliminary Budget 2015/16 - 2016/17 
At its regular board meeting on April 29, 2015, the Board of Education approved the 2015/16 Preliminary Budget Balancing Proposals and the discontinuation of regular SD42 busing services, effective September 2016. Visit our budget process page to review the budget documents

Approved School Calendars 2015-2016
At the Public Board Meeting on March 25, 2015, the Board of Education approved the 2015/16 School Calendars. In accordance with the School Calendar Regulation, the calendars will be submitted to the Minister of Education for approval. Click here to review the approved calendars.

Upcoming:         

Policies for Public Input:  New policies have been posted for public input. Review policies here.   
Tzu Chi Celebration:  The May 20th Tzu Chi celebration has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Check back soon for the new day and time.
Facilities and Learning for Today and Tomorrow: 
 Public engagement timeline April 2015 to June 2015. Learn more.
Thomas Haney Equestrian Academy Applications now accepted for the 2015-16 school year. Go to http://schools.sd42.ca/thss for more info or to download an application form. 
 

accolades.jpgAnnouncements and Accolades: 

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Congratulations to Albion Elementary's Bouncy Bookworms on winning the Reading Link Grand Challenge. Out of 127 schools and 538 teams, our Bouncy Bookworms earned the top prize!

 

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Samuel Robertson Technical students dominated the Skills Canada Middle Lower Mainland Regionals. Congratulations to Amanda Billings who won gold in the culinary category and who will be moving on to the provincials; congratulations also to Scott Murdoch and Beatrice Baldueza who won in the metal fabrication category. Beatrice won silver and Scott will be moving on to the provincial event. Last but not least, congratulations to Vlad Pavel, who earned silver in the carpentry category.

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Kindness counts at Eric Langton Elementary and in all Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows schools! This year's pink shirt sales across the district have raised $2,650 for Children's Hospital.

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Congratulations to Emerald UnRuh of Westview Secondary and Joanne Banh of Maple Ridge Secondary for each winning a $100,000 Loran Scholarship through a rigorous application process. Only 30 Loran Scholarships are awarded across Canada each year. 

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

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!

In the News

Suspicious Person Alert

May 21, 2015
File# 2015-11769

Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 on Ritchie Avenue near 228th Street, directly behind the McDonald’s restaurant on the corner of Lougheed and 228th Street.

Agreement signed during ceremony on Katzie First Nation reserve Thursday

 By Eric Zimmer

An important, historic, and “happy” event took place Thursday inside the Swan-e-set Longhouse on the Katzie First Nation reserve.

It was where the fourth Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement between School District 42 and the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee was signed.

Maple Ridge intergenerational garden given infusion of cash

by Roxanne Hooper, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Maple Ridge's interngenerational garden will keep growing, in large part thanks to a cash infusion of $10,000 from the provincial government.

The announcement was made Friday, at the garden, with Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing presenting the cheque on behalf of the B.C. ministry of community, sports, and cultural development.

Take a Bite of B.C. program farms students' creativity when it comes to local food

By Jennifer Saltman, The Province

Sarah Moriarity is the kind of student who doesn’t like to sit behind a desk at school day after day.

“I can’t sit still. I have to be doing something with my hands,” the pink-haired 12th grader said one morning last week.

Moments earlier, under the watchful eye of chef-instructor Trevor Randle, Moriarity and her classmates used large, sharp knives to break down two whole salmon into filets that became lunch for students and teachers at Maple Ridge Secondary School.

Maple Ridge's SRT gold medalists showcase their skills

By Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Students from host Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School dominated the Skills Canada Middle Lower Mainland Regionals this past Saturday.

The gold medal winners will go on to represent their schools at the Skills Canada Competition Provincial Level at the Tradex in Abbotsford on April 15.