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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2005

Tweed students learn to reduce, reuse, recycle at Earth Day celebration
Minister of the Environment Leona Dombrowsky to visit S.H. Connor Public School
The words reduce, reuse and recycle will have special meaning for students at S.H. Connor Public School in Tweed this week. Minister of the Environment Leona Dombrowsky will visit the school on Friday, April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day.

A special assembly with students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 is planned. The children will perform in choirs and recite poetry to open the assembly. Minister Dombrowsky will then spend time with the children to explain her role as Minister of the Environment, ask them questions about environment-related issues, and invite the children to ask her questions.

According to Sharron Kennedy, Principal of S.H. Connor Public School, the school community is thrilled about Minister Dombrowsky’s visit. “The choirs are rehearsing their songs and other students are writing environment-related poetry,” she remarks.

Built in 1917, Tweed-Hungerford Senior School originally served as a high school for the village of Tweed. Across the street, S.H. Connor Public School was constructed in 1957, and upon its conversion in 1970 to a primary school, Tweed-Hungerford became home to Grades 4 to 8. S.H. Connor Public School and Tweed-Hungerford Senior School now share a teaching staff, as well as a common vision and goals. The schools are dedicated to providing a learning environment where students experience continuous growth in knowledge, skills and values development.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has 54 schools serving 18,400 students, employing 1,070 teachers and 705 support staff. The Board 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.

For information, contact:
• Sharron Kennedy, Principal, S.H. Connor Public School, (613) 478-2714
• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, (613) 966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, ext. 2354