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Yennadon Elementary receives Apple Distinguished Schools designation

January 11, 2023 10:16 AM
Yennadon Elementary is once again being recognized for its use of one-to-one technology in the classroom. The Maple Ridge school recently received the Apple Distinguished Schools designation for another five years, making it one of only three schools in British Columbia to have the recognition. “Each one off our... read more

Check out Arts Night at Garibaldi Secondary

January 9, 2023 9:45 AM
Garibaldi Secondary is holding an Arts Night later this month. The event will feature a night of interdisciplinary arts hosted by students from the school’s culinary, visual arts, music, and theatre departments. The show takes place on January 26 at 6 p.m. Admission is by donation and attendees can... read more

Join Maple Ridge secondary culinary teacher for virtual cook along

December 2, 2022 1:02 PM
Maple Ridge Secondary culinary teacher Trevor Randle is teaming up with White Spot executive chef James Kennedy for a free virtual cook-along next week. Szechuan beef with stir-fried noodles are on the menu as the local chefs guide participants through a tasty fusion-themed meal showcasing B.C. beef and dairy... read more

Yennadon students share what makes them unique during Identity Day Tour

November 29, 2022 11:36 AM
Yennadon students used poster boards, dioramas, and drawings to show what makes them unique during the school’s Identity Day Tour this month. The students setup displays at their desks, before going from room to room to see the different projects their classmates created, which highlighted different hobbies, interests and... read more

Petting zoo and pumpkins come to Hammond Elementary

November 3, 2022 1:13 PM
Hammond Elementary kicked off fall with a petting zoo and pumpkin patch last week. Older students helped kids in the younger grades pick out a pumpkin, while classes took turns checking out the animals in a fenced off enclosure around the front of the school. “The kids are just... read more

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows students celebrate Diwali

October 31, 2022 11:20 AM
A group of Harry Hooge Elementary students decorated their school and performed dances as part of the Diwali celebrations last week. Kawaldeep Ghuman, a teacher at the school, said the students who participated were excited to show off their culture and explain to students what Diwali was all about. ... read more

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows schools raise thousands during Terry Fox Run

October 24, 2022 2:34 PM
Schools across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows held runs, threw pies, and had fun while raising money for cancer research during the Terry Fox Run last month. At c̓əsqənelə Elementary, students raised enough money to throw pies at their principal and several other teachers. Another teacher was duct taped... read more

Pitt Meadows Elementary Shotokan karate receives $6,465 donation from Canadian Tire Jumpstart

October 13, 2022 11:33 AM
The Pitt Meadows Elementary Shotokan karate program is getting some new members thanks to a generous grant from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart initiative.  The $6,465 donation will cover the cost of registration, belt testing, uniforms, fist protectors, mouth guards for a handful of sponsored students, as well as some... read more

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District recognizes Truth and Reconciliation Week

October 12, 2022 9:45 AM
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows students recognized Truth and Reconciliation Week by wearing orange, creating art, and taking part in class discussions focused on understanding the intergenerational trauma suffered by people with Indigenous ancestry. Edith McDermott Elementary principal Alan Millar, who oversees the school with the largest number of... read more

What is Orange Shirt Day?

September 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools. On September 30 and throughout Truth and Reconciliation Week (Sept. 26-30), Canadians wear orange to symbolize the stripping away of culture, freedom, and self-esteem experienced... read more
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