District Highlights

District Highlights

École Pitt Meadows Elementary hosts Ab Ed Games

June 18, 2019 4:52 PM
Last week students at École Pitt Meadows Elementary participated in the Ab Ed Games. The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District Aboriginal Education Department, members of the Katzie First Nation and intermediate teachers from the school organized the outdoor event. “All of the students in our school participated,”... read more

GSS Softball Academy a big hit with players, coaches

June 14, 2019 9:58 AM
It’s a hot, summer-like afternoon in May and Garibaldi Secondary Softball Academy head coach Katelyn Ross is running batting practice with her team at Cliff Park. She’s upbeat and insightful. “Rotate that back knee through,” she says as the hitter cracks the ball. “Better!” The academy, run in partnership... read more

2019 SD42 Energy Challenge educates and empowers students

May 7, 2019 3:44 PM
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 students and staff were up to the challenge. During the month of February, 10 schools participated in the fourth annual SD42 Energy Challenge and completed over 424 energy-saving activities. This year’s highlights included sustainability pledge trees, art projects using upcycled... read more

A perfectly hatched educational project

May 6, 2019 8:56 AM
“I liked watching them hatch,” explains Ella, smiling as she stands in front the 17 fluffy, recently hatched chicks in her classroom. “It was kind of slow, but we saw the shell moving up and down.” It’s all part of the life cycles project teacher Jeanne Jennings has been doing with her lower primary... read more

GSS celebrates Earth Day

April 25, 2019 10:29 AM
Garibaldi secondary students participated in fun, environmentally focused activities last week to celebrate Earth Day. The Garibaldi Green Group organized the April 16 event, which included rock painting, planting seeds, a plant sale, face-painting and temporary tattoos, snacks, board games and screening of the enviro-themed movie Over the Hedge.... read more

MRSS cheer squad tops in BC

April 15, 2019 4:39 PM
Pictured above: MRSS cheer team competing at BC Provincial Cheerleading Championship. Photo: Michelle Roberts Photography.   The Maple Ridge Secondary cheer team has plenty to cheer about after returning from the inaugural BC Provincial Cheerleading Championship with a first-place title and scholastic grand champion title for earning the highest score of... read more

Life After High School Transition Resource Fair (April 16 at THSS)

April 8, 2019 12:25 PM
The Life After High School Transition Resource Fair takes place April 16 at Thomas Haney Secondary from 7-8 pm. The event will help students with extra support needs get a head start on a smooth transition to life after high school. You and your family or caregiver will hear... read more

It’s officially ‘game on’ at Golden Ears Field

April 5, 2019 11:18 AM
Local Little Leaguers joined the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education and Maple Ridge City Council for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open Golden Ears Field on Thursday (April 4, 2019). The new turf field, created through a partnership between the municipality and school district, is located... read more

Garibaldi student recognized for her volunteer work

April 3, 2019 10:12 AM
Garibaldi Secondary student Victoria Gardner was writing a biology makeup exam when her teacher delivered the exciting news: she’d been awarded a Sovereign’s Medal For Volunteers! Fortunately, she’d already nearly completed the test. It was going to be hard to focus now. The medal recognizes the “exceptional volunteer achievements... read more

Ed Coates Memorial Foundation makes donation to PMSS auto program

April 1, 2019 2:42 PM
The Pitt Meadows Secondary School automotive program has received $25,000 worth of new tools and equipment from the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation (ECMF). “On behalf of School District 42 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows I would like to thank the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation for their generous support of... read more
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