District Highlights

District Highlights

Ridge Meadows Youth Impact Summit 2019

July 4, 2019 9:57 AM
Ready to make a positive difference in your community and the world? If you are a grade 9-12 student in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, you can apply for the Ridge Meadows Youth Impact Summit (RMYIS), which takes place from October 4-6, 2019. At the all-expenses-paid weekend retreat, students... read more

PMSS teacher awarded international fellowship travels to Japan to study

August 1, 2019 2:59 PM
The next time social studies teacher Tim Dilley discusses Japan with his students, he will be able to offer some first-hand insight. Dilley, who teaches at Pitt Meadows Secondary, was recently awarded the 2019 Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship and had the opportunity to travel and study in Japan... read more

THSS grad returning to Microsoft Office World Championship

July 17, 2019 11:53 AM
For the third straight year, former Thomas Haney Secondary student Karrah Parke will be testing her skills against the best from around the globe at Certiport’s 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship. Parke, who now attends Kwantlen University, earned a spot at the 2019 world championship by finishing first... read more

Second annual Traditional Aboriginal Games at Eric Langton

June 21, 2019 3:01 PM
It’s a warm, overcast day and students at Eric Langton Elementary are participating in the second annual Traditional Aboriginal Games. “This event is so empowering for the kids,” says Katrina Haintz, Aboriginal Support Worker at Eric Langton Elementary. “We are encouraging everyone to learn more about our culture as... read more

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
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