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Aedan Hill, a Grade 11 student at Maple Ridge secondary, leads the Pride march around the track. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge secondary students show their Pride

Pride flags of all colours were on display during a parade around the track

 

Grade 12 Westview Secondary School student Bella Gushue received a Beedie Luminaries scholarship worth $40,000. (Beedie Luminaries/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge student receives life-changing $40,000 scholarship

Bella Gushue was one of 140 Grade 12 students to receive the scholarship from Beedie Luminaries

 

A B.C. high school teacher has been banned from practising in the province for life for having a sexual relationship with a student. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. high school teacher banned for life for sexual relationship with student

Teacher pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation in 2019

 

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

B.C. elementary school teacher suspended for cracking backs, pinching trapeziuses

Students called the one moved the ‘back-breaker,’ and several said it was painful

A classroom in Scarborough, Ont., on September 14, 2020. A North Vancouver School District teacher was suspended for five days in May 2022 for taking inappropriate actions against his elementary school students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Northern B.C. school to no longer acknowledge Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Elementary school adopts more inclusive approach to activities on those days

A W.L. McLeod student wearing a mask in a school bus. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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B.C. teacher reprimanded for angrily telling her class a student was failing

Teacher regulatory body document states Jasmine Kaur also ‘pulled on’ the student’s arm

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A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bands from across SD42 will be taking part in <em>Resonance on the Ridge</em>. (The News files)
Bands from across SD42 will be taking part in <em>Resonance on the Ridge</em>. (The News files)
Students in Grades 10-12 will need to complete four credits of the current 80 credit requirements for their BC Certificate of Graduation, or the Dogwood Diploma, in Indigenous-focused courses. (Government of British Columbia)

Indigenous-focused grad requirements coming next year for Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows students

New requirement part of the province’s commitment to truth and reconciliation

Students in Grades 10-12 will need to complete four credits of the current 80 credit requirements for their BC Certificate of Graduation, or the Dogwood Diploma, in Indigenous-focused courses. (Government of British Columbia)
Artwork by Grade 2 students at St. Patrick’s School in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge students raise more than $800 for Ukraine

Students at St. Patrick’s School raised money at non-uniform day

Artwork by Grade 2 students at St. Patrick’s School in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof moves to install surveillance cameras at rainbow crosswalk

The crosswalk has been repeatedly vandalized by drivers performing burnouts on it

W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Students at Pitt Meadows elementary participated in various activities for La semaine de la Francophone. (SD42/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows students celebrate the French culture

Students at Pitt Meadows elementary enjoyed a French-themed picnic and other activities

Students at Pitt Meadows elementary participated in various activities for La semaine de la Francophone. (SD42/Special to The News)
The FIRST Garibaldi Robotics #7173 team is raising money for this years competition. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge robotics team raising funds for new robot

The team from Garibaldi secondary is hoping to compete in the worlds this year in Texas

The FIRST Garibaldi Robotics #7173 team is raising money for this years competition. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)
SD42 superintendent Harry Dhillon has updated school COVID-19 guidelines. (SD42/Special to The News)

Masks now optional in schools across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Inter-school events with spectators expected to be at 100 per cent capacity come April 7

SD42 superintendent Harry Dhillon has updated school COVID-19 guidelines. (SD42/Special to The News)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District is advising parents how to talk to their children on world events. (iStock photo)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District is advising parents how to talk to their children on world events. (iStock photo)
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District won the Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award for the fourth year in a row. (THE NEWS-files)

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District wins budget award

Parent volunteers feel the award comes off the backs of those who fill in the funding gaps

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District won the Association of School Business Officials International Meritorious Budget Award for the fourth year in a row. (THE NEWS-files)
In 2020, T’s, with the help of UPlan, the Youth Planning Table subcommittee, decorated their front window to celebrate community graduates. (The News files)

7-year high for diverse needs grad rate in SD42

Overall grad rates for all students in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows have been steadily increasing

In 2020, T’s, with the help of UPlan, the Youth Planning Table subcommittee, decorated their front window to celebrate community graduates. (The News files)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court denies challenge of government decision to lift mask mandate in Alberta schools

Judge rejects Alberta Federation of Labour appeal, citing ‘no evidence of irreparable harm’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District is inviting the public to provide input for a Draft Strategic Facilities Plan. (THE NEWS-files)

More than 1,000 respond to phase one public survey for SD42 Strategic Facilities Plan

Respondents gave input to design of new facilities and expansion of existing ones

The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows School District is inviting the public to provide input for a Draft Strategic Facilities Plan. (THE NEWS-files)
SD42 is seeking approval for an expansion of Blue Mountain Elementary that would add 333 spaces by 2026. (Google Maps)

SD42 seeking approval for expansions of Maple Ridge schools

Survey open for input into SD42’s Draft Strategic Facilities Plan

SD42 is seeking approval for an expansion of Blue Mountain Elementary that would add 333 spaces by 2026. (Google Maps)