October 27, 2017—Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is reaching out to the community for suggestions on a name for the consolidated secondary school.
Members of the public are invited to submit name suggestions  for the school that will bring together students from Moira Secondary School and Quinte Secondary School in September 2018. Both Moira and Quinte will close next June and students from the two schools will come together at the existing Moira site in September. Some Quinte students will transfer to Centennial Secondary School. Link to a paper version of the form (Pdf). 
“We value the role our communities play in the education of students and look forward to everyone’s input on naming this school. It is one of the many steps toward creating exciting new opportunities for our students,” said Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education.
The positive integration of students and employees into the new school environment is guided in part by the Integration Committee, which includes students, employees, parents/guardians and community members. The committee provides input on the school name, colours, mascot and school transition activities, including honouring and incorporating artifacts and other memorabilia from each of the schools.
Name submissions should include rationale for the suggestion and also consider:
- the names of famous Canadians of either local or national recognition;
- appropriate identifications that reflect a positive image of the community and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board;
- significant names; or
- names in conformity with official designations.
Submissions should avoid the duplication of names of schools within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and should not use the use of names of present Board members and employees.
The name will be presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration in January 2018.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 15, 2017. All entries will be reviewed by the Integration Committee which will shortlist submissions then resubmit those suggestions for additional public input. While the selection process will not be based on a vote, the committee would like to be able to report which options drew broadest support.
To learn more about the Belleville secondary school consolidations, please view the Connections newsletter .
For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org