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Think Indigenous event at North Hastings HS

North Hastings High School is hosting the fourth Think Indigenous event on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Think Indigenous participants will engage in interactive dances and drumming, as well as workshops, and food tasting of contemporary and traditional Indigenous dishes. The emphasis will be on building relationships, working towards tolerance, understanding and healing. Some of the presenters will include the Smoke Trail Dancers, Tribal Vision, Six String Nation, Raven Murphy, Dr. Nicole Bell, the Metis Nation of Ontario and many more! The theme this year is “Reconciliation...
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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, December 2016

Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning. This month’s Home-School Connections (pdf file) features: Literacy and Numeracy: Art Develops Numeracy and Literacy Skills. Art fosters a child’s imagination. It can encourage problem solving and critical thinking. Healthy, Caring Schools: There will be free parking in the downtown areas of Quinte West, Belleville and...
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Information about accommodation reviews

Posted November 23, 2016—At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB), we are committed to achieving excellence, equity and well-being. On Monday, November 21, 2016, the Board of Trustees approved accommodation reviews to begin in three regions of HPEDSB: City of Belleville, Centre Hastings and Prince Edward County. An accommodation review happens through the school board, with public input, to determine the future of a school or group of schools. Accommodation reviews follow a very specific schedule over about seven months. Reference documents Letter to families/students...
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Join us for a Twitter Chat, November 28, 2016

The first-ever Twitter Chat at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is just a few days away! EVENT DETAILS DATE: Monday, November 28, 2016 TIME: 8:30-9:30 p.m. TOPIC: Section 1 the book  “The Innovator’s Mindset” by George Couros The conversation will be general enough that anyone can participate, even if they haven’t read the book. See below for Twitter Chat Tips. Track #hpedsbchat to follow and engage in the discussion. All are welcome to participate! What is a Twitter Chat? A Twitter Chat is when a group of people all tweet about the...
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Info night for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Diploma Programme, Mon., November 28, 2016

Students and parents/guardians are invited to an information session about the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Foundations Programmes at Moira Secondary School. event flyer Students and their parents/guardians are invited to an information session to learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme. This programme is hosted at Moira Secondary School. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Monday, November 28, 2016 TIME: 6:30 p.m. LOCATION:  Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville in the school library Hear from Moira SS students and staff about their experiences...
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Virtual library website at Bayside Secondary School celebrates 100,000 visitors

The virtual library website at Bayside Secondary School recently surpassed a milestone with 100,000 visitors accessing the site. Launched in October 2014, the website has proven to be a valuable communication tool used to share information about  library events, library news and provides access to countless learning resources. Students find the virtual library website to be a beneficial learning resource. Students can view new books descriptions, access a variety of research databases (Britannica, EBSCO, Teen Health and Wellness to name a few),  review style guide...
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Board Meeting Update #136: Monday, November 21, 2016

This update is a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting.
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“Say One Nice Thing” Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week, November 21 to 25, 2016

The third week of November is recognized as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. This year it is November 21 – 25, 2016. It is a time for students, employees, parents/guardians and community to learn more about bullying and its effect on student achievement and well-being. The Well-Being priority in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan includes the goal to create welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize students’ potential. Our award-winning Say One Nice Thing campaign, being launched this week, is a simple way to show kindness and...
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Join in recognizing National Treaties Week, November 6-12, 2016

For the first time, the Province of Ontario has designated the first full week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. It is a time to promote public awareness and education about treaties and treaty relationships. Treaties Recognition Week is one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It reflects Ontario’s commitment to work with Indigenous partners, creating a better future for everyone in the province. At HPEDSB, schools are integrating First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives into...
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Event: Crossroads Craft and Artisan Show at Centennial

Centennial Secondary School is hosting a Crossroads Craft and Artisan Show in November. There will be over 80 vendors offering unique crafts and Christmas gifts. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2016 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Lunch and snacks will be available in the cafe. ADDMISSION: $2.00  – All proceeds will support Centennial students travelling to the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville Several of the vendors are teachers and students from HPEDSB. All are welcome to attend...

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