Eric Langton meal program gets boost from Maple Ridge Community Foundation Grant

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.

Pedal desks help kids break fidget cycle

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.

Local students 'desk-pedalling' their way to better learning

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.

Energy upgrades for three schools

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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Dollars equal new 'do for Davie Jones principal in Pitt Meadows

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.

Suspicious Person Alert - October 6, 2015

October 6, 2015
File# 2015-24251

At 7:34 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015, police received a report of a male asking a 13 year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school. The girl was waiting for the school bus on 272 St. and 104 Ave in Maple Ridge. A smaller black car stopped and the male driver began speaking with the girl. He did not make any attempt to touch or grab the girl, and drove off after the girl told him she didn’t want to get into his car.   

Happy World Teachers' Day


Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board of Education, all of our school communities and our students to wish all of our School District 42 teachers, Happy World Teachers’ Day. UNESCO sets aside October 5 as World Teachers’ Day.

Suspicious Person Alert

Maple Ridge, B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP are investigating a suspicious incident where an adult male offered a teenaged girl a ride Monday morning. Constable Amanda Harnett said, “At approximately 7:40 a.m. Monday September 14, 2015 a teenaged female was walking in the area of 228 Street and 137 Avenue when a male approached her on foot and offered her a ride. When the girl declined his offer, the male insisted. At this time the girl saw a friend, so she walked away from the man.

Maple Ridge Westview student takes second place in global competition

By Maple Ridge Times

Westview Secondary student Nash Taylor took second place in Excel at the recent 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship.

Taylor is one of three students from Westview Secondary who, as a result of being the best in Canada at Microsoft Office, won an all-expenses paid trip to Dallas, TX, to represent Canada in the Microsoft global skills competition.
Their trip was sponsored by CCI Learning, a Microsoft and Certiport Partner.

Westview kids off to worlds

By Maple Ridge News

Three students from Westview secondary are ranked No. 1 in Canada in the Microsoft Office National Competition, and will move on to the world championships.

Nash Taylor won on Excel, Phillip MacBride on Word and Trevor Dean for PowerPoint.

The trio will now be competing and representing Canada in the 2015 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship.

Last year, the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship attracted 400,000 unique participants and more are expected this year.