Adult Education program graduates +100 students

Congratulations to 107 individuals who graduated from Quinte Adult Education. All are adults over age 18 who achieved an Ontario Secondary School Diploma by completing the required number of secondary school credits.

According to program coordinator Julie Jarvis, this number represents the highest number of graduates in recent memory.

"Our program makes it easy for adults to reconnect to learning," remarked Jarvis. "Through Quinte Adult Education adults can sign up for eLearning or participate in our unique Learn While You Earn program. It’s really exciting to be involved in Adult Education at this point in time because technology makes it accessible to so many."

Director of Education Kathy Soule, who spoke at the graduation, commended the adult students.

"Being here this afternoon shows that you believe in lifelong learning. Congratulations on your accomplishments. You’ve achieved success because of your hard work and commitment to your education," stated Soule.

Quinte Adult Education is part of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The program is available to adults who are 18 years of age and older who want to earn their Grade 12 diploma, need a college/university prerequisite, need to upgrade skills to obtain a promotion and further a career, or just to take a course for fun. All courses qualify for high school credits. Several methods are available, such as Mature/PLAR credits, correspondence courses, online courses, Learn While You Earn Co-op, night school courses, and apprenticeship/Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program credits.

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For information, contact:
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613 966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354.

Adventure Class Information Night and upcoming events

An Information Night for the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School is scheduled for Thursday, February 24, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about this innovative approach to delivering the Ontario curriculum.

Information Night flyer (PDF link)

The Adventure Class involves older students helping younger students, parents sharing their skills, hands-on activities, community outings and an accent on real-life learning and discovery. Learning outside the classroom includes the following:

  • Junior class trip to Ottawa, including a sleep over in a hostel
  • Trip to Medieval Times in Toronto
  • Visit to the National Air Force Museum of Canada
  • Monthly visits to the Belleville Public Library and Art Gallery
  • Hands-on local artist led workshops, for example, sessions with Marg Macintyre and Gene Ouimette
  • Participation in the “Stream of Dreams” project with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Loaf and Ladle homemade soup and bread lunches
  • Visits to an organic farm, corn maze and the Stirling Agricultural Museum
  • Performances by local musicians and story teller led workshops, for example Ian Tamblyn and Rick Fines
  • Visits to local farms, markets and museums
  • Moira River clean-up with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Local arts and theatre events at the Empire Theatre, Stirling Theatre and Centennial Secondary School
  • Weekly physical educational instructional program outside of the classroom, for example 12 weeks of skating, 12 weeks of swimming, Frink Centre outings
  • Christmas caroling by students, parents and family members
  • Overnight family camping trip in June
  • A number of monthly parent meetings, some with family pot-luck dinners

Family Day at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre
Join the Adventure Class at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre on Family Day, Monday, February 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. .The event is completely FREE and promises fun and a day outdoors well spent with your family!

Family Day flyer (PDF link)

Activities include:

  • Snowshoeing
  • Low-ropes obstacle course
  • Shelter building
  • Indoor drumming
  • Survival games
  • Campfire, with bannock and pine needle tea
  • Nature-based crafts
  • Guided nature walks

 

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

 

Adventure Class Open House, Wed., January 20

Enrol your child in the adventure of a lifetime! The Adventure Class is an innovative multi-grade program that emphasizes hands-on learning, real-life discovery, co-operation and parent involvement. This unique, family-based program has older students helping younger students while parents share their skills. Children learn through outings and real-life discovery.

Learn more about the Adventure Class, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 6:00 p.m., Queen Victoria School.

For more information, call 613.968.4547.

Adventure Class: Information Night and Family Day event

Family Day at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre

Join the Adventure Class at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre on Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. .The event is completely FREE and promises fun and a day outdoors well spent with your family!

Family Day flyer (PDF link)

Activities include:

  • Shelter building
  • Low ropes obstacle course
  • Survival games
  • Campfire
  • Nature-based crafts
  • Guided nature walks 

An Information Night for the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about this innovative approach to delivering the Ontario curriculum.

Information Night flyer (PDF link)

The Adventure Class involves older students helping younger students, parents sharing their skills, hands-on activities, community outings and an accent on real-life learning and discovery. Learning outside the classroom can include the following:

  • Junior class trip to Ottawa, including a sleep over in a hostel
  • Trip to Medieval Times in Toronto
  • Visit to the National Air Force Museum of Canada
  • Monthly visits to the Belleville Public Library and Art Gallery
  • Hands-on local artist led workshops, for example, sessions with Marg Macintyre and Gene Ouimette
  • Participation in the “Stream of Dreams” project with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Loaf and Ladle homemade soup and bread lunches
  • Visits to an organic farm, corn maze and the Stirling Agricultural Museum
  • Performances by local musicians and story teller led workshops, for example Ian Tamblyn and Rick Fines
  • Visits to local farms, markets and museums
  • Moira River clean-up with Quinte Conservation Authority
  • Local arts and theatre events at the Empire Theatre, Stirling Theatre and Centennial Secondary School
  • Weekly physical educational instructional program outside of the classroom, for example 12 weeks of skating, 12 weeks of swimming, Frink Centre outings
  • Christmas caroling by students, parents and family members
  • Overnight family camping trip in June
  • A number of monthly parent meetings, some with family pot-luck dinners

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Agribition reconnects children to agriculture

Over the past two days, Grade 4 students have experienced Ontario agriculture through hands-on activities and demonstrations. The first Agribition in the region drew 800 children to the Hastings County Agricultural Museum.

The event promotes healthy living, shows children where food comes from and why farming matters to their everyday lives.

"The purpose of the Agribition is to reconnect students with how their food is produced," remarks Liz Churcher, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation.

Guided tours of the Agricultural Museum will give students an appreciation of past agricultural practices before they view the modern day displays provided by various commodity groups at the Stirling Fair Grounds. 

"Today’s children are tomorrow’s consumers. This event will invite them to view agriculture first-hand in a positive, balanced manner linked directly to the Ontario Curriculum," adds Churcher.

This event was made possible by:

  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, in partnership with Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Foods
  • Trenval
  • The Hastings Federation of Agriculture
  • The Hastings Cattlemen’s Association
  • Stirling Agricultural Museum
  • Prince Edward County Federation of Agriculture

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves more than 16,700 students each day at 46 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of close to 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, provide the best opportunity for students to learn. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.

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For more information, please contact:

• Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2205

Announcing the Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund

An article about Leonard Wilson Black was featured in the spring edition of Chalk Talk, the newsletter of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation (The HPELF). Mr. Black is The HPELF’s first estate donor. The article was written by retired Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board school administrator Glenn Richardson, Mr. Black’s nephew.

In his article Richardson wrote, “The gifts to the North York Board of Education and to The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation were motivated by the great value both Uncle Len and Aunt Olive placed on education…gifts were made to a number of charitable institutions and these are explained in my mind, as I recall an individual who was naturally disposed to sympathy for people in need, and who saw a great deal of that need around him in the course of the Great Depression.”

Leonard Black’s appreciation of the education system and his desire to assist those in need align closely with the purpose of The HPELF’s Student Emergency Fund. Last year, 155 emergency support requests were granted through the fund, totaling $32,500 in immediate financial aid to students facing crisis situations and hardship.

In discussing how best to use Mr. Black’s very generous gift, it was decided that the donation would be endowed, and the annual interest from the gift would form the Len and Olive Black Memorial Fund.

The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund will support students facing financial hardship, and who:

  1. Require assistance with purchasing materials and items to allow them to fully participate in courses, levelling the playing field for all students(i.e. specialized welding glasses for technical courses, character shoes for music theatre courses, suitable shorts and shoes for gym classes, art kits for art classes, etc); and
  2. Would like to pursue post-secondary education and need assistance with the application fee.

The Len & Olive Black Memorial Fund will be a separate and distinct category within the Student Emergency Fund.

For more information please contact:
Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 26704350, extension 2205, mdesnoo@hpedsb.on.ca

Apprenticeship Information Night

Are you a high school student interested in an apprenticeship? Find out everything you need to know at an upcoming Apprenticeship Information Night. 

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

Time: 7:00 p.m.

This event is open to all area students. Information will be provided on the various apprenticeship trades and opportunities for students through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). For more information, please contact Lisa Benoit 613-966-1170, extension 2276.

 

Apprenticeship Information Night, Wed., February 16

Students and parents/guardians are invited to an Apprenticeship Information Night. It promises to be a worthwhile evening for students who are considering a career in the trades.

DATE: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

EVENT DETAILS
Find out about apprenticeships, including the following:

  • Education requirements
  • Regulations
  • Career options
  • Financial supports/incentives
  • Training times
  • Local employment opportunities

For more information, contact:
Jim Trevisan, Apprenticeship Coordinator, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2254

April 28, 2011: Coe Hill School no power, students going home

Coe Hill School is without power due to the high winds yesterday.  Hydro One is unsure of when power will be restored.  Student safety is a priority.  Parents / guardians have been contacted to ensure that they are home when students arrive.  Buses arrived at the school at 12:00 noon to take students home.  Staff will remain at the school for those students who are unable to go home. 

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Aquifer recover and bio-binding projects win at regional Science Fair

How does aquifer recovery work? What is bio-binding? Johnathon Butler, Stirling Senior Public School, and Justin Whitaker, Moira Secondary School, know the answers. They are the creators of two award-winning projects at the Quinte Regional Science & Technology Fair.

The 51st Annual Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair (QRSTF) took place at Loyalist College in Belleville, Saturday, March 27, 2010. Approximately 200 colourful, well researched projects were on display from Grade 4 to 12 students from schools throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties. Students competed for awards in several categories as they made presentations to 90 volunteer judges. The judges spoke with students to learn about the project prior to coming up with an evaluation. As part of the judging process every student received a written list of comments on how to improve future projects.

Numerous  other volunteers helped out behind the scenes Patron and Major sponsors provided funds to help send five finalists to the Canada Wide Science Fair, www.cwsf2010.ca, while other sponsors supplied prizes in the form of cash, trophies and, new for this year, a telescope.

The most endearing part of the QRSTF is the enthusiasm of the students. As soon as they are asked about their projects they enthusiastically explain their theories, results and every step along the way.

Pat Findlay, QRSTF Chief Judge said, “As always, I am impressed by the calibre of the projects and the technical excellence shown. The students this year maintained and often exceeded the past levels. It is the sheer brilliance of the work and the chance to meet so many wonderful students that keeps me coming back. Amazing work by all!”

Throughout the morning, students were interviewed extensively during the first round of judging. First, Second, Third and Honourable Mentions, were awarded to each group of five to eight projects. A second round of judging was used to determine the best in each grade, specialty awards and the Canada Wide Science Fair awards.

Allan Nursall of the Discovery Channel put on an excellent presentation on various science concepts and later was the master of ceremonies at the awards ceremony.

For Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, the best in grade winners this year were:

  • Kurtis Wright, Grade 6, Bayside Public School, for his project Go Wash Your Hands
  • Jonathon Butler, Grade 8, Stirling Senior Public School, for his project Aquifer Recovery
  • Justin Whitaker, Grade 9 – 12, Moira Secondary School, for his project Bio-Binding: A Microbial Precipit-Action

Congratulations to Jonathon Butler and Justin Whitaker who were selected as finalists to compete in the Canada Wide Science Fair scheduled for May, 2010 in Peterborough, Ontario. Their expenses will be paid for the 8-day event, a value of approximately $1,600.

For more information about the QRSTF or Canada Wide Science Fair, contact:

  • Publicity Chairs Scott Berry sberry@hpedsb.on.ca or Jo-Anne Peckham jpeckham@hpedsb.on.ca
  • QRSTF Co-Chairs Randy Votary rvotary@hpedsblon.ca   or Chris Spencer

Art show and sale to feature student creations

Students in the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School have planned an event you won’t want to miss: a student art show and sale, and silent auction. Online flyer.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Sunday, November 27, 2011
TIME: 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

The Primary and Junior Adventure Class students have worked with local artist, Kristen Morrison, to produce paintings on canvas. Their creations will be on sale for $15, with the proceeds going back to the class. In addition to producing a piece of art for sale, each child will have a job at the art show, such as selling/taking tickets, helping with set-up or clearing tables. The students have also designed the tickets.

Queen Victoria School (QVS), the oldest operating school in Belleville, located on the east side of the Moira River, serves approximately 300 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

QVS is a Healthy Active School Community. Facilities include a library resource centre with computer lab and a well-equipped resource room. The shaded, spacious playground has many facilities and equipment for all ages. The school works to promote home and school partnerships with parental involvement in the breakfast club, family activity nights, Kindergarten Welcome Bag program, class and school newsletters and book fairs. Learning celebrations include Science Week, the annual musical and the Belleville Bulls Role Model Program. The school is also home to the Adventure Class programs.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Arts Gala and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Sir John A. Macdonald School

Plan to attend the Arts Gala and Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit Sir John A. Macdonald School.

DATE: Friday, March 2, 2012
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Sir John A. Macdonald School, 22 Harder Drive, Belleville

EVENT DETAILS

  • This event will showcase the artwork of SJAM student artists. Silent Auction items will be open for bidding. Entertainment will be provided by the school Children’s Choir, members of Mr. Murphy’s Grade 5/6 class and Quinte Ballet School. A professional photographer will be available for portraits for $5.
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
  • Admission is $5 for adults, free for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Sir John A. Macdonald School, located in the west end of Belleville, serves approximately 250 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. SJAM is a single storey accessible school with a library and computer lab, a spacious playground with adjoining parks and arena nearby. The school is proud of its 45 year history of education excellence. The focus is on literacy and numeracy. The school is designated as a “Healthy Active School Community” and an EarthCARE school, as well. Each month learning is celebrated through a celebration assembly which showcases all aspects of school curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The school newsletter “The Message” communicates to our community each month highlighting student work and learning. SJAM also provides a vibrant program for English Language Learners. Building an inclusive school community is a priority for all who attend and work at Sir John A. Macdonald.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Arts Information Night

Are you getting ready to go to high school and interested in the Arts?  The Regional Program for the Visual & Performing Arts invites applications for the Specialized Arts Program at Centennial Secondary School. Find out all about it the upcoming Arts Information Night for Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians.

Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009

Where: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

Time: 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 613-962-9233.

Athol-South Marysburgh School presents “Through the Looking Glass”

 

Students at Athol-South Marysburgh School are putting the finishing touches on a year-end performance that will dazzle the audience! They will be presenting "Through the Looking Glass," a wild and wacky version of the classic "Alice and Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeuer.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Monday, June 13, 2011
TIME: 2:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal
TICKETS: $3 for adults; $2 for students under 14

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
7:00 p.m.
$5 for adults; $3 for students under 14

South Marysburgh Central School, located in Milford, is the setting for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes. Grade 3 to 8 students attend Athol Central Public School, located in Cherry Valley, 5 km away. The twinned schools of Athol and South Marysburgh have a combined enrolment of approximately 190 students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Both schools boast spacious playgrounds in country settings and computer labs at both locations.

As a Healthy Active School Community Athol and South Marysburgh promotes regular physical activity and healthy living through daily physical activity, our sports teams and special events. The school is dedicated to excellence in instruction and student achievement with an emphasis on balanced literacy and numeracy. An instrumental music program is provided to those students in the intermediate and junior divisions. A focus on character development using school-wide Respect Agreements which encourage respect for self, respect for others and the school community , complements our strong academic programs. Well developed school and community partnerships that support student success also exist such as the Milford Play Group, Food for Learning, EarthCARE, and Terrific Kids.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Author/illustrator to visit North Hastings schools

Students at North Hastings Senior Elementary School and North Hastings High School are looking forward to hearing from a graphic novel author and illustrator. Scott Chantler will visit the schools on Wednesday, February 16 to speak about his chosen career path and what it is like to be an author and illustrator.

Chantler will speak with students about writing and illustrating comics, and the process he follows while writing. For example, while researching Two Generals , he learned about the important role of Canada’s Highland Light Infantry in the Normandy Invasion.

Chantler is the author of the recently released comic books Two Generals (McClelland and Stewart), which is based on the experiences of his grandfather during World War II; and Tower of Treasure (Kids Can Press), as well as the previously-released Northwest Passage.

Two Generals was featured in the Toronto Star and on CBC’s The National in November 2010. In addition, Chantler recently drew the cover illustration for the February issue of Kayak, a children’s magazine.

Chantler is an acclaimed graphic novelist and illustrator who has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, Russ Manning, Joe Shuster and Doug Wright Awards. More about Scott Chantler is on his website at: http://www.scottchantler.com/

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Award-winning author visited Bayside and Foxboro public schools

Students at two elementary schools were excited to meet with children’s book author Helanine Becker on Friday, April 8, 2011. 

Becker is an award-winning author who has written many fiction and nonfiction books. She has been nominated for the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Nonfiction Award this year for her book What’s the BIG Idea?

Becker visited Bayside Public School in the morning and Foxboro Public School in the afternoon. The visits were subsidized by a grant from the Writers’ Union of Canada Writers-in-the-Schools Program.

From its origins as a one-room schoolhouse in 1831, Bayside Public School has grown to a complex of three buildings, located halfway between Belleville and Trenton. Bayside PS serves over 500 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 and offers French Immersion programming from Grades 4 to 8. School programs focus on character education, literacy and numeracy. All students benefit from a huge playground and track, an instrumental music program and an automated library that includes bilingual materials. Programs are linked to the neighbouring Bayside Secondary School. Celebrations of learning include: Challenge Programs, participation in Queen’s University SEEDS Program, Science Fair, educational trips, school drama productions and music festival vocal and instrumental participation.

Foxboro Public School, located in the village of Foxboro, serves 310 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Foxboro PS is equipped with a computer lab, a large playground, track, library and a music room. The school has a Centre for Learning Disabilities, an Art-After-School program and instrumental music. Weekly celebration assemblies highlight academics, athletics and character education. The school provides a safe and healthy learning environment based on mutual respect and inclusionary practices.

For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Award-winning author, Eric Walters, to visit district schools

Award-winning Canadian author, Eric Walters, is scheduled to visit several elementary schools on Friday, December 4, 2009. He will spend time reading with students to celebrate his love of reading and children’s learning.

Walters’ children’s novels include We All Fall Down, Safe as Houses, Bully Boys, and Alexandria of Africa. Students are anxiously awaiting the arrival of his latest book about the Asian tsunami called The Wave.

Host schools Friday, December 4, 2009
MORNING – hosted by Susanna Moodie Elementary School
  9:30 a.m. students from Sir Mackenzie Bowell Public School 
10:30 a.m. students from Susanna Moodie Elementary School

AFTERNOON
2:00 p.m. students from Stirling Senior Public School

According to his website, Eric’s novels have won more than 80 awards including eleven separate children’s choice awards. He is the only three time winner of both the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch and Red Maple Awards – in which over 125,000 students participate and vote for the winners.

For more information, please contact:

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bayside and Trenton students to benefit from Rotary grants

Congratulations to two schools which were awarded funds to support student learning.

teacher receiving the cheque for Bayside Secondary School
Adrienne Deveau-Wachner, Music Teacher, Bayside Public School, accepts a cheque from Rod Clarke, Quinte Sunrise Rotarian.

Bayside Public School received $1300 for the Instrument Rejuvenation project. The grant will be used to purchase additional instruments for the second largest school in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Bayside PS has very active music and band programs.

Trenton High School received two grants, one for $1000 and one for $700. The $1000 grant will support the purchase of a second sink system for the school’s Tiger Cat Café. The Café currently serves 20+ breakfasts and 60+ lunches to students each day. The additional sinks will help keep up with dishes, while maintaining a clean and efficient kitchen. The $700 grant will be used to support the ‘Tigrrrls Trust’ program. All Grade 9 girls are included in this 1-year program focused on building self esteem, preventing bullying and relational aggression, and helping girls develop good decision-making skills. The grant will be used to purchase trust/team building materials to facilitate discussions that build those skills.

The grants were recently awarded through the Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise. Through the collective fundraising efforts of club members over the past year, seven community organizations and two international organizations were awarded with program funding totalling $15 806.

principal receiving the cheque for Bayside Secondary School
Ken Manderville, Principal, Trenton High School accepts a cheque from Janet Mathany, Past President, Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise.

Grant recipients were chosen based on the following Rotary criteria for service projects:

  • responding to real issues;
  • improving community members’ lives;
  • incorporating the abilities of those who are served;
  • recognizing the contributions of all participants as important and necessary;
  • based on a realistic assessment of available resources;
  • specific goals and objectives with measurable results;
  • building effective networks; and
  • empowering people and communities.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bayside Grade 10 Civics students define philanthropy, win $5,000 for Gleaners Food Bank

Students at Bayside Secondary School care about their community and recently showed how much by securing a $5,000 donation for The Gleaners Food Bank.

Students in Grade 10 Canadian Civics classes were actively engaged in investigating social issues, reflecting on community values and visiting community volunteers at work. This in-class learning and hands-on experience were the result of participating in the innovative Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

Six Bayside SS Grade 10 Civics classes participated in YPI. Each class voted on a final team and each of the six class teams competed at the school level. YPI gives $5,000 to each participating school. The Gleaner’s team won at school level.

As a result of winning at BSS, The Gleaner’s team was invited to a YPI celebration in Toronto on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Congratulations to Bayside SS students Laurie Wood, Iain Hutchison and Emily Kingdon who won the judges’ favour, with their heartfelt and detailed presentation about the programs run by The Gleaners Food Bank. As a result of their visit to The Gleaners and their success in telling the story of a local charity, Laurie, Iain, and Emily earned a $5,000 donation for the food bank.

Pictured below: Students was Laurie Wood, Iain Hutchison, and Emily Kingdon  receiving a $5,000 cheque for The Gleaners Food Bank.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bayside PS presents ‘Beauty & the Beast, Jr.!’

Bayside Public School students in Grades 5 to 8 are proud to present the theatrical production Beauty & the Beast Jr.!

Audiences will be transported to a lovely French provincial town where the brainy and beautiful Belle lives with her father, a dotty inventor. Belle yearns to escape her provincial life and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventure than she dreamed of when she becomes a captive in the Beast’s enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the junior stage version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes all the wonderful songs from the film, written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, plus new songs written especially for the Broadway version by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

Date: Evening performances on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bayside Secondary School, located on Highway 2 between Belleville and Trenton
Tickets: $5 for adults and children, available at the door or in advance at the Bayside Public School office

For information, please contact:
• Bayside Public School, 613-962-0694
 

Bayside PS students/staff demonstrate caring for others

Students and staff at Bayside Public School know how to care for others! They recently held events to raise money for cancer and donate hair for wigs.

On Monday, September 14, 2009, 16 people shed their locks for Angel Hair for Kids. “Angel Hair for Kids” is an organization that makes wigs for children, age 19 and under, who have lost their hair due to cancer or other diseases. According to the organization’s website, it is estimated that at least 10,000 children will lose their hair this year because of illnesses.

After the hair cutting, the school community watched a short presentation about Terry Fox to help motivate students to bring in coins for the school’s annual Terry Fox Foundation fundraiser. Over the past four years, Bayside Public School has raised over $8,800! During the week they collected pennies one day, nickels next, dimes next, then quarters and loonies and toonies. All were hoping to break last year’s record of $1,203.

To further show support for cancer patients, students, staff and parents/guardians and family friends volunteered to have a pink hair extension added to their hair.

Besides being a fun week of fundraising, these events demonstrated the Bayside Public School commitment to caring for others!

Bayside Secondary School student named to advisory position

Congratulations to Christian McLary, Bayside Secondary School, who has been named to the Minister’s Advisory Council on Special Education. The formal invitation, which came directly from Minister Dombrowsky on December 9, 2010, asked Christian to take the three-year appointment as the only student representative in the province.

Christian is thrilled by this appointment and looks forward to his first meeting with the Minister on Wednesday, February 9.

"It is a real honour to be asked to join this council," he said.

The purpose of the Council is to advise the Minister of Education on matters related to the establishment and provision of Special Education programs and services, including the identification and provision of early intervention programs for students with special education needs.

In particular, the Council:

  • responds to proposals or positions of the Ministry of Education and or other ministries, as submitted to the Advisory Council from time to time;
  • identifies concerns in the delivery of special education programs and services for students and provides information, advice and recommendations for ministry consideration; and
  • submits an annual report and recommendations to the Minister.

 

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354

Bayside Secondary School students “scared away” hunger at Halloween

Scarier than any costume is the hunger that many people face every day. On October 31, 2011, students at Bayside Secondary School once again went door-to-door, but not for candy. This Halloween, approximately 70 of Bayside’s students visited homes in Bayside, Belleville, Frankford, Stirling and Trenton to collect non-perishable food items for Gleaners Food Bank, Trenton Care & Share Food Bank and the Stirling Community Cupboard.

“This is the second time our students have organized a Halloween for Hunger campaign. Last year we had 60 students collect 1,833 non-perishable food items, amounting to over 1,300 kg,” said Emily Young, teacher.

Students in Young’s Leadership class organized Bayside’s second Halloween for Hunger campaign.

“We hope to improve upon last year’s numbers by expanding routes to the community of Frankford, as well as extending the food collection time by one hour” said Spencer Halloran, Halloween for Hunger Co-Head and BSS student.

On Sunday, October 31st, from 5-8 pm, student participants will be going door-to-door to houses in the Quinte area, trick or treating for as many non-perishable food items as possible. Students will have identification indicating that they are participating in the Halloween for Hunger Campaign. Homes that will be visited by students will receive a flyer a week in advance of Halloween to communicate further information. Thanks to the generous support of Dewe’s Independent Grocer and Price Chopper in Belleville, Price Chopper in Trenton and Foodland stores in Stirling and Frankford, students will be able to use shopping carts to transport food items.

 

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Bayside Secondary School students to “scare” away hunger this Halloween

Scarier than any costume is the hunger that many people face every day. On October 31, 2010, students at Bayside Secondary School will once again be going door-to-door, but not for candy. This Halloween, approximately 70 of Bayside’s students will be visiting homes in Bayside, Belleville, Frankford, Stirling and Trenton to collect non-perishable food items for Gleaners Food Bank, Trenton Care & Share Food Bank and the Stirling Community Cupboard.

“This is the second time our students have organized a Halloween for Hunger campaign. Last year we had 60 students collect 1,833 non-perishable food items, amounting to over 1,300 kg,” said Emily Young, BSS teacher.

Students in Young’s Leadership class are organizing Bayside’s second Halloween for Hunger campaign.

“We hope to improve upon last year’s numbers by expanding routes to the community of Frankford, as well as extending the food collection time by one hour,” said Spencer Halloran, Halloween for Hunger Co-Head and BSS student.

On Sunday, October 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., student participants will be going door-to-door to houses in the Quinte area, trick or treating for as many non-perishable food items as possible. Students will have identification indicating that they are participating in the Halloween for Hunger Campaign. Homes that will be visited by students will receive a flyer a week in advance of Halloween to communicate further information.

Thanks to the generous support of Dewe’s Independent Grocer and Price Chopper in Belleville, Price Chopper in Trenton and Foodland stores in Stirling and Frankford, students will be able to use shopping carts to transport food items.

Bayside Secondary School provides a dynamic learning environment to approximately 850 students. The school excels in many different areas including academics, athletics, arts, technology and student leadership. The school Vision Statement is “A community promoting excellence in achievement by engaging learners in a relevant challenging curriculum which prepares them for the future."

Bayside Secondary hosts the secondary school French Immersion program in addition to other specialty programs including International Studies, Communications Technology and EcoBound, a unique multi-credit package for senior students, as well as the most extensive Advanced Placement program in the area. This is in addition to the many other excellent curricular and extracurricular programs at the school.

 

For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bayside Secondary students are eager to see “The Hunger Games”

Students at Bayside Secondary School will be attending an advance screening of the movie The Hunger Games on Friday, March 23. The book version of this three-part series is popular with boys, girls and adults. It is about a young woman who lives in a post apocalyptic world and who is forced to compete to the death in order to win a year’s worth of food for her district.

The 88 students are in Grades 9 to 12. Some are studying the science fiction genre in their media class and will be practising their filming skills by producing a video about this excursion. Others are in the White Pine Reading Club and will be discussing whether the film is an accurate portrayal of the book at their meeting next week. The group also includes the students in the school who have read the series.

According to teacher Karen Morrow, the interest in this series is overwhelming.

“The fun thing about this reading phenomenon is that both genders and all grades and pathways are into this series. I have not been able to keep the books on the shelf. We also have the e-versions available on our eight Kobo readers and the White Pine reading members have been borrowing them. It’s been fun as well because I’ve heard from students whose parents and even grandparents have been reading the books, too. When I mentioned the trip at our Grade 8 Parents’ Night I had a positive reaction and some envious moms and dads!” remarked Karen Morrow.

Bayside Secondary School provides a dynamic learning environment to approximately 850 students. BSS excels in many different areas, including academics, athletics, arts, technology and student leadership. The school vision statement is “A community promoting excellence in achievement by engaging learners in a relevant challenging curriculum which prepares them for the future.”

Bayside is home to the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board French Immersion program. The school offers other specialty programs, including International Studies, Communications Technology and EcoBound, a unique multi-credit package for senior students, as well as the most extensive Advanced Placement program in the area.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Bayside SS student work on display at Chapters Belleville

Students in the Arts program at Bayside Secondary School are thrilled to have their work on display at Chapters Belleville. A celebration to showcase their masterpieces is planned for this week, as follows:

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Wednesday, March 2
TIME: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Chapters Quinte Mall, Belleville

The Drama Club will be performing part of Arthur Kopit’s play, Chamber Music, which is their entry in the Sears Drama Festival.
The Girls Choir will be performing several selections and art pieces will be on display. Students in the White Pine Book Club will be doing White Pine book talks.

Complete details are listed in the event flyer.

With every purchase made that night, a percentage will be donated directly back to the school.

When you arrive at the store, please ensure that you register at the registration desk, which will be located directly inside the main doors.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bayside SS students help battle hunger

Students at Bayside Secondary School say they’re hoping Bayside area residents will help ‘shell out’ this Halloween to help battle hunger.

What: Halloween for Hunger Campaign
When: Saturday, October 31, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bayside community
Who: Bayside Secondary School students

The Halloween for Hunger Campaign will hit the streets Saturday, October 31, 2009 in the area surrounding the high school. The Grade 11 leadership class has organized this event and students will be going door-to-door Halloween night to collect food for families throughout the Quinte area. It is the first time Bayside has participated in the campaign.

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., student volunteers will go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for Gleaners Food Bank. Students will have identification to show they are participating in the event.

Families throughout the school community will receive a flyer with more information about the event a week before Halloween.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Young at 613-966-2922 or e-mail at eyoung@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT UPDATE
Kudos to Bayside Secondary School students! A team of 60 students collected 1,833 non-perishable food items weighing 1,300 kg for Gleaners Food Bank, Stirling Community Cupboard and Trenton Food Bank.

Bayside SS students show support for Canadian troops

Bayside Secondary School students are tops when it comes to showing they care. On Friday, September 11, 2009, students organized a school-wide event to show support for Canadian troops.

Students made red ribbons for the school community to wear in support of wearing red on Fridays. They also wrote and read announcements to raise awareness and describe the significance of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre.

This student-led activity is a wonderful demonstration of the Bayside Secondary School commitment to Growing with Character!

Bayside SS photo

Pictured above: Bayside Secondary School students and staff wearing red to show support for Canadian troops.

Bayside SS students to “scare away” hunger this Halloween

Scarier than any costume is the hunger that many people face every day. On October 31, 2011, students at Bayside Secondary School will once again be going door-to-door, but not for candy. This Halloween, approximately 70 of Bayside’s students will be visiting homes in Bayside, Belleville, Frankford, Stirling and Trenton to collect non-perishable food items for Gleaners Food Bank (Belleville), Trenton Care & Share Food Bank (Quinte West) and the Stirling Community Cupboard.

“This is the third time our students have organized a Halloween for Hunger campaign. In the previous two years, we have collected a total of over 4,000 non-perishable food items. We managed to increase the amount of food collected last year by 40 percent by extending the food collection time by one hour,” said Emily Young, BSS teacher.

Students in Young’s Leadership class are keeping the tradition of helping the local community alive by organizing Bayside’s 3rd Annual Halloween for Hunger campaign.

“It’s frightening to realize that food banks rely on the local community for seventy percent of food that’s donated. Halloween for Hunger gives teens the opportunity to feel like they are making a difference in the lives of others,” said Kelsie Sills and Adrianna MacKay, Bayside SS students and Halloween for Hunger Co-chairs.

On Monday, October 31, from 5:00 to 8:00 p..m. student participants will be going door-to-door to houses in the Quinte area, trick or treating for as many non-perishable food items as possible. Students will have identification indicating that they are participating in the Halloween for Hunger Campaign. Homes that will be visited by students will receive a flyer a week in advance of Halloween to communicate further information. Thanks to the generous support of Dewe’s Independent Grocer, FreshCo in Belleville and Foodland stores in Stirling and Frankford, students will be able to use shopping carts to transport food items.

Bayside Secondary School (BSS) provides a dynamic learning environment to approximately 850 students. The school excels in many different areas including academics, athletics, arts, technology and student leadership. Past achievements are impressive, as showcased on the school website. BSS offers a French Immersion program along with other specialty programs including International Studies, Communications Technology and EcoBound, a unique multi-credit package for senior students, as well as the most extensive Advanced Placement program in the area. These are in addition to the many other excellent curricular and extracurricular programs at the school.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Bill Lundy recognized as an exemplary educator

Bill Lundy earned the designation of SMART Exemplary Educator (SEE). Bill is a teacher by trade and currently works in the Information and Technology Services Department at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Bill is an expert on how to use SMART Boards and implement this technology in classrooms and with children. He also supports mathematical literacy through technology.

The SEE program recognizes educators around the world who are using SMART products to transform teaching and learning.

“I decided to apply for the SEE program because I have a friend and colleague in the Toronto area that got the designation,” said Bill.

To become a SEE, one must use SMART products in inventive ways to improve learning results, complete an application that highlights commitment to developing effective educational practices and sharing them with other educators, submit a video of them self presenting part of a SMART Notebook lesson activity that they created, and provide a letter of reference from a school administrator.

A professional educator since 1971 and since 2008 he has worked with SMART Boards. In his spare time he has also served as a teacher of vessel navigation, land navigation, first aid, leadership, other computer technologies and computer skills tutoring.

Bill said, “I view teaching as something that is part of my fabric.”

His greatest enjoyment comes when he sees teachers for whom he has started the ball rolling turn around and uses their expanded skills with other professionals.

Bill considers this a particularly rare and valuable honour from SMART, as it provides recognition for his efforts in the fields of both content creation and peer education. Bill has shared his knowledge and expertise both provincially and internationally. He has created a presence on the web with the SMART Exchange as well as a recent Webinar co-hosted with Dr. Marian Small.

Considering there are a million SMART Boards out there in classrooms around the world, SEE’s appear to be a rare breed. 

“I know that when I was at the recent SMART 3C conference two weeks ago, out of the 200 people present, I was the only one who identified himself as a SEE, including their presenters,” said Bill.

In addition to becoming a SEE, Bill entered the Smart Exchange Content Challenge and placed ninth in the top twenty from Canada. Bill submitted a SMART Notebook mathematics lesson and as a contest finalist, his lesson is available for download on the SMART website.

 

Pictured: Bill Lundy, ITS department.

 

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Board Meeting Update #45

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, February 23, 2009 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in March.

 

Board Meeting Update #47

This update provides a summary of the special public meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, April 6, 2009 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in April.

For more information, please contact:
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354
 

Board Meeting Update #49

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in June. 

 For more information, please contact:
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354

Board Meeting Update #50

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, June 15, 2009 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in September.

 For more information, please contact:
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354

Last updated: June 25, 2009 at 9:38 am