District Highlights

District Highlights

#YourPathSD42: Electrician Level 1 Apprenticeship

February 23, 2017 12:59 PM
Did you know Red Seal electricians can earn $60,000 or more a year? You can explore this career path by taking the Electrician Level 1 Apprenticeship program offered by the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42). The popular program of choice, which is a partnership between the... read more

BC’s redesigned curriculum: integrating Aboriginal perspectives

March 29, 2017 9:40 AM
Above: A tasting demonstration of teas made from native plants used by First Peoples as remedies for minor ailments.   One of the highlights of BC’s redesigned curriculum is the integration of Aboriginal culture and perspectives into all subject areas. In mid-February, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District instructional... read more

Pedal Power: Students learn about generating their own electricity during SD42 Energy Challenge

February 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Photo Caption: (from left to right): Alexander Robinson student Tristan Maas, District Alternate technology teacher Mike Schell and District Alternate student Saawan Nath.   It was a light-bulb-turning-on type of moment for a class of Grade 6/7 students at Alexander Robinson Elementary. Earlier this month the students watched a... read more

#YourPathSD42: Carpentry Level 1

March 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Did you know that Red Seal carpenters can earn up to $35 per hour or more? Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42)’s Carpentry Level 1 provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge to start building a career as a carpenter right after they graduate from high... read more

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Mia Prinsloo – Pitt Meadows Elementary

April 4, 2017 9:00 AM
During the 2015-16 school year, Mia attended Pitt Meadows Elementary. Mia is one of those rare treasures that comes around every so often. She brings out the best in others and makes Pitt Meadows Elementary a better place. Mia’s classmates have many positive things to say about her. “Mia... read more

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Hayley Leatherdale – Pitt Meadows Secondary

April 11, 2017 9:00 AM
During the 2015-16 school year Hayley attended Pitt Meadows Secondary. Hayley is an energetic student who has made a huge difference in the lives of many.   She has been a driving force behind the ‘Save the Children’ initiative as well as a number of leadership activities. These have... read more

Totem pole project connects students with First Nations culture

March 10, 2017 10:07 AM
On March 3, students at Webster’s Corners Elementary hosted a special totem pole raising ceremony inside the gymnasium. As part of the school-wide project, mixed-age groups at the Maple Ridge school collaborated to create hand-coloured totem poles and learn more about First Nations culture. “We tried to embed this... read more

SD42 Continuing Education student wins writing contest

May 26, 2017 9:16 AM
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District Continuing Education student Alicia Wotherspoon recently won first prize in the BCTF Adult Education Writing Contest. Wotherspoon, who takes classes at School District No. 42’s Riverside Centre and will be graduating in June, said she was pleasantly surprised to learn that she’d won... read more

#YourPathSD42: Masonry (Bricklaying)

March 6, 2017 1:05 PM
Did you know that you can start to build a solid career in the trades while still attending high school? The Masonry program offered by the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42), in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, provides an opportunity for students to complete Grade 12 graduation... read more

B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor visits Albion Elementary to celebrate Canada 150

April 11, 2017 8:48 AM
The Honourable Judith Guichon, British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, visited Maple Ridge’s Albion Elementary on Wednesday to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. To commemorate the historic anniversary, Guichon is visiting 150 schools across the province to have conversations with students about Canadian history, culture and achievements, and... read more
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