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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 14,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. We have developed numerous skilled trades training partnerships with colleges and universities, and are committed to educational choice and an inclusive, local approach to special education.
2015/16 School Calendar change
Download a letter from Superintendent Russell regarding a change to the 2015-2016 school calendar and the implementation of the new provincial curriculum.
How do you like to be engaged?
Our Facilities and Learning for Today and Tomorrow public consultation process is now complete. We were pleased with the high level of participation throughout this process, but are always looking for ways to improve. Please take a moment to tell us how you prefer to participate in public consultations such as this by taking our short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9BHCCGC
Policies and Procedures: The following new procedures have been uploaded to the district website: 9601.1 Anaphylaxis, 9610.1 Medical Intervention, 9610.2 Seizures, and 9610.3 Type 1 Diabetes. Review these procedures here.
Grad Reopening - SRT/VCC Dinner Program: November 3, 2015. Learn more.
Continuing Ed: Registration for semester 2 begins December 9, 2015. Learn more.
Winter Break: Schools close for winter break Monday, December 21, 2015 and reopen Monday, January 4, 2016.
Announcements and Accolades:
Thomas Haney Secondary Bricklaying students showed off their skills at last month's Bricklayer 500 competition. This year they volunteered; next year they will compete. As these students found out: Masonry not only builds rock solid foundations, it cements a high paying career!
Ministry of Education letter to parents regarding new curriculum: click here to view/download letter in PDF.
What a coup for Westview Secondary and for the Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows School District. All three of our boys - Nash Taylor, Phillip McBride, and Trevor Dean - placed in the TOP FIVE in the Microsoft world competition, with Nash Taylor winning SILVER. Congratulations!
In the News
November 25, 2015 - 9:18am — Anonymous
Eric Langton Elementary has received a generous $2,750 grant from the Maple Ridge Community Foundation to support the school’s meal program.
The program feeds hungry children a nutritious breakfast and lunch, and also provides access to recess snacks as needed.
November 17, 2015 - 9:21am — Anonymous
By Glen Schaefer, The Province
Maple Ridge elementary schools have found that raised desks equipped with bicycle pedals help fidgety students focus on their studies.
“They’re happier because they’re moving, they love to move,” said Laity View elementary principal Shelley Linton, adding that students have told her they feel calmer while at the desks.
“We’ve found that they’re getting into less trouble, we have fewer kids sent down to the office,” Linton said.
November 17, 2015 - 9:01am — Anonymous
By Mike Lloyd and Martin CacMahon, News 1130
It’s now fairly well-established that kids learn better when they are active, but how do you let them move while keeping down the chaos in the classroom?
One local school is letting students pedal their way through their learning day by providing some very interesting desks.
Laity View Elementary in Maple Ridge bought two “kinaesthetic” motion desks and put them into classrooms in September.
November 10, 2015 - 4:08pm — Anonymous
Maple Ridge News
Energy efficiency is the theme as three schools in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District received a combined $846,000 in funding for capital projects.
Westview secondary is planning a $414,000 mechanical upgrade. Forty-six rooftop heat pumps with gas-fired backup heating will be installed. The project will be completed in early summer of 2016.
Albion and Fairview elementary schools will each receive an upgrade to their central boiler plants and domestic hot water systems.
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October 19, 2015 - 8:47am — Anonymous
by Eric Zimmer, Maple Ridge Times
A sizeable donation from Davie Jones Elementary to the Terry Fox Foundation meant a snazzy new ’do for the school’s principal Dennis Tjernagel on Thursday.
Tjernagel’s hair was cut into a mohawk, and died a deep pink hue during an assembly, as a result of students in his school rising to a school-wide fundraising challenge for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Terry’s brother, Fred Fox, was on-hand to receive a cheque from the school for a total of $4,457.