New BC Early Years Centre opens in Maple Ridge

November 25, 2016
Parents of young children in Maple Ridge will be able to access a range of early learning, health and family services in one convenient location now that a new BC Early Years Centre has opened at Blue Mountain Elementary to serve families with children aged 0-6. “As host agency,... read more

Kanaka elementary student saw the need, and helped the needy

November 22, 2016
By Colleen Flanagan – Maple Ridge News Ryder Moore stood on a chair at the Salvation Army on Thursday handing out rubber boots he collected himself to those most in need this winter season. The six-year-old Grade 1 student from Kanaka Creek elementary started his rubber boot campaign after... read more

SRT hosts Pitt Meadows in Grade 8 playoff game

November 18, 2016
By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News Football teams in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are all in playoff mode, and all are winning. The Grade 8 teams from Samuel Robertson Technical and Pitt Meadows secondary will meet in a semi-final game on Tuesday at SRT. Pitt Meadows got... read more

A medal for volunteering

November 15, 2016
By Colleen Flanagan – Maple Ridge News Kacie Cherkas was inspired by an elementary school teacher to give to her community. Four year’s later, she has earned a Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers award. The 13-year-old Garibaldi secondary student is one of nine people in B.C. to receive the honour. She... read more

In Education: For more flexible education

November 7, 2016
In Education’ is a new weekly column, starting today, with a rotation of writers, students and an administrator, examining issues relevant in schools today. Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a cross-district leadership conference in Langley. The discussion topic was on student education. As this was... read more
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