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

Thank you for your feedback on the Proposed District School Calendar 2015-2016. The feedback survey is now CLOSED.  We will review all feedback and adjust the proposed district school calendar 2015-2016 as needed. The calendar will then be presented to the Board of Education for approval at its public meeting on March 25, 2015, and posted online on March 31, 2015.

Upcoming:         

Policies for Public Input:  New policies have been posted for public input. Review policies here.   
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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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!

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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!

In the News

Young CEOs raise cash for Maple Ridge school playground

By Cole Wagner, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times

Today’s CEOs and business leaders are getting younger and younger – and the founders of “CCL,” a brand-new Maple Ridge start-up, are no exception.

Camryn Bishop, Caleb McCreedy and Logan Scott are the first and second graders behind CCL, a “company” which specializes in the sale of crafts, cookies, and lemonade. The acronym comes from both the names of the founders, and the products they sell.

Albion club growing leaders in fundraising

By Troy Landreville, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Students with Albion Elementary’s Grade 6 and 7 leadership club are making a positive difference, both locally and around the globe.

Under the guidance of teacher Barry Henderson, the 40-member club has been working tirelessly on fundraising activities that are having a positive impact on those outside of the school’s walls.

At an early Monday morning assembly, the club handed out cheques to the Friends In Need Food Bank and Albion’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC).

Trades programs fast track Maple Ridge high school students to success

 By Cole Wagner, Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows Times

Randy Uttaro maintains a focused look on his face while the trowel in his hands works through a repetitive series of motions – swipe, slap, scoop, repeat. His hands move tentatively at first, but as he starts to get comfortable, mud slides off the trowel and onto a brick quicker and quicker.

School board concerned about impact of provincial budget

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education is very concerned about the negative impact this provincial budget will have on our students, staff and families. Our school district has already made service-level reductions in the amount of $8M over the past two budget years, and has reduced staffing by 70 positions over and above reductions triggered by enrolment decline. The recent feedback our Board has received from education partners, parents and students has confirmed the negative impact of these deep reductions.

Haney girls connecting the dots

by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge News

Working at the Salvation Army Caring Place during the holiday season had a profound effect on a group of Leadership students at Thomas Haney Secondary, and with a little help from local businesses, they want to do more for the homeless people of Maple Ridge.

“It was kind of scary at first. We didn’t know what to expect,” said student Taylor Beare.

But she said all the seven girls in her group were moved by the people and their stories.