District Highlights

District Highlights

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Jordan Steeves, Edith McDermott

December 10, 2019 9:00 AM
Jordan, a Grade 7 student at Edith McDermott Elementary during the 2018/19 school year, is quiet and unassuming and yet reliably gets things done without a lot of fanfare. He is a true leader who doesn’t care for the spotlight but always gets involved and is quick to help.... read more

#FridayReads: Little Hummingbird & Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

November 22, 2019 9:00 AM
Glenwood Elementary teacher-librarian Leanne Dunbar recommends Little Hummingbird & Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade  “The two stories I’ve chosen share a similar message,” says Dunbar. “The Little Hummingbird by Haida author and artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas tells the story of a little hummingbird doing a small thing to fight... read more

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Jackson Croteau, Blue Mountain

October 22, 2019 9:00 AM
Jackson is a wonderful member of the Blue Mountain community. He is a Grade 7 student (2018-19 school year) who is an active member of the school’s ME to WE student group. Jack’s teachers note how kind-hearted, compassionate and helpful Jack is both inside the classroom and out of... read more

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Diba Mohammadi, AR

October 8, 2019 9:00 AM
Diba Mohammadi is a Grade 7 student at Alexander Robinson Elementary (2018-19). Diba is an amazing leader. She is an enthusiastic and positive student who can consistently be counted on to help out and try her best in everything she attempts. Diba moved to Canada from Afghanistan in 2016.... read more

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Marcelino Magar, Golden Ears

January 7, 2020 9:00 AM
Marcelino Magar is an active member of the Golden Ears Elementary community. He is interested in helping people and believes everyone can make a difference.  Marcelino is an excellent role model of our school motto: “Take care of yourself. Take care of others. Take care of our school.” He... 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

SD42 students connect with their ancestry and each other at Ignite camp

December 4, 2019 11:26 AM
Nearly 100 Grade 6 students with Indigenous ancestry gathered at Westview Secondary last month to participate in Ignite, a two-day camp that focuses on cultural activities and making connections. “Ignite allows students from across our school district connect with their ancestry and with each other,” said Kirsten Urdahl-Serr, acting... read more

The amazing races: SD42 hosts elementary cross-country events 

November 1, 2019 9:32 AM
More than 1,000 elementary students from the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District participated in a pair of cross-country races last week. Intermediate students raced along a 2.5-km course through wooded trails at Alouette Lake on October 22, while the primary students dashed around a 1-km course at... read more

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

2019 Leaders of Tomorrow: Kyle Martin, Eric Langton

November 19, 2019 9:00 AM
Kyle Martin is a Grade 7 student at Eric Langton Elementary School (2018/19). He is incredibly motivated, a tremendous leader, and a terrific role model. Kyle uses his incredible motivation both in and out of the classroom environment. Within the classroom environment, he is motivated to do whatever is... read more
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