District Highlights

District Highlights

SRT robotics club building momentum

February 22, 2019 12:16 PM
Team 10445 is busy gearing up for the VEX Robotics Competition this weekend at Ever Creek in Surrey. “These guys are really fine-tuning. They are making sure that their robots are ready to go,” says Brent Crich, teacher-sponsor of the SRT robotics club. It’s just after 3 pm, and... read more

Laity View gets new accessible playground

February 7, 2019 9:46 AM
Recess and lunch hour just got even better at Laity View Elementary. Last Thursday (Jan. 31), the school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its brand-new accessible playground. Laity View Parent Advisory Council (PAC), with the help from Ridge Meadows Rotary, raised $85,000 for playground. “We are proud... read more

SD42 International Education program seeks host families

January 22, 2019 2:27 PM
Are you interested in welcoming an international student into your home and sharing the experience of being part of a Canadian family? Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District’s International Education program is currently looking to add host families. “We are always welcoming new families from across the entire... read more

Dessert & Dance at Garibaldi Secondary

January 18, 2019 3:21 PM
The annual Dessert & Dance, featuring live music from Golden Ears Jazz Band and Garibaldi Secondary’s junior and senior jazz bands, takes place Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 pm. For more info and tickets, visit: http://link.sd42.ca/22     read more

National champion SD42 student-chef earns Youth Work in Trades Award

January 28, 2019 9:19 AM
Carmen-rosa Bilodeau, a recent graduate of the Samuel Robertson Technical culinary arts program, has earned a Youth Work in Trades Award. The $1,000 prize is awarded to students “for sustained and exceptional work as an apprentice.” Bilodeau won a national title at the Skills Canada National Competition in 2018... read more

Laity View PE teacher gets surprise ‘jersey raising’ tribute

January 11, 2019 10:44 AM
Patrice Tremblay, a longtime PE teacher at Laity View Elementary, recently had his jersey retired by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) during a home game attended by 3,000 hometown fans. Tremblay played for Chicoutimi from 1985-1989 and he’s the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer... read more

Glenwood Elementary wins SD42 Holiday Shutdown

February 7, 2019 9:46 AM
Pictured above: Alexandra Tudose, SD42 manager, energy & environmental sustainability (left) and Glenwood VP Jennifer Beveridge.   Before staff at Glenwood Elementary left for winter break, they made sure to switch off lights, unplug appliances and turn down the heat. In total, they turned off or shut down 285... read more

Build a Career Here: Carmen-rosa’s story

February 7, 2019 9:47 AM
Did you know that you can get a head start on an in-demand career in the trades while still attending high school? Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 has partnered with several post-secondary institutions and trades training organizations to offer 10 specialized apprenticeship training programs for... read more

Senator Martin visits Alouette Elementary to discuss her role in Ottawa

February 14, 2019 9:22 AM
Last week students at Alouette Elementary learned about the Senate of Canada – from an actual senator. Senator Yonah Martin, a former BC teacher, visited the Maple Ridge school to give a presentation to a pair of Grade 5/6 classes. Martin, the first Canadian senator of Korean descent and... read more

SD42 student leaders ready to take action on sustainability

January 31, 2019 10:03 AM
Elementary and secondary Student Voice leaders from across the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District are ready to be the change. Last week the students attended an event hosted at Westview Secondary that included a keynote presentation by Maureen Jack-LaCroix of Be the Change Earth Alliance. Be the... read more
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