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Busing announcement for Harmony PS families

Posted September 9, 2014. Tri-Board Student Transportation Services is aware of delays in transporting Harmony Public School students home yesterday afternoon. Some of the delays were expected, as is normal for the first day of school. One significant delay was due to construction on Bronk Road. Today, Tri-Board is taking action to re-route that bus. The goal Tri-Board is working towards is for all students to be dropped off at their normal bus stop by 5:32 p.m. Staff at Tri-Board, schools, bus companies and drivers are working closely to ensure student safety. For the foreseeable...
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Updated: Q&As about Harmony students attending three Belleville schools

Questions & Answers About the Alternative School Arrangements for Harmony Public School Updated September 8, 2014      PDF version The following questions and answers are to assist parents/guardians with the transition of students to the alternative schools while construction of Harmony Public School continues. Posted September 7, 2014. The Q&As will be updated as required. Notification of updates will be shared through Twitter, @HPEschools and @HarmonyHPEDSB 1. Which school will my child attend? Primary students whose teachers are: Cornall, Cox, Crothers, Ford,...
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Harmony Public School, back-to-school update

Posted September 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is excited about the facility renewal advancements being made to create an outstanding learning environment at Harmony Public School. The following is an update as of September 4, 2014. Student and staff safety and well-being continue to be our priority. Students will go to school on Monday, September 8. Harmony Public School will not be open. Students will be bused to three alternative locations, as noted below. Although the school is not ready, we have made short-term plans for students...
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Students at Moira SS contribute to school improvement, inclusivity

The student voice is alive and well at Moira Secondary School. Recently students and staff shared their experiences about school improvement at a conference hosted by the Ministry of Education and attended by approximately 250 students and educators who were involved with the Students as Researchers program. During the April 2014 conference in Toronto, six students took the lead in a panel presentation to describe the Speak Up in a Box process as well as the student voice and inclusivity initiatives at their school. Speak Up in a Box is an effective research-based way to engage...
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Welcome to the first day of school!

September 2, 2014, message from Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education Welcome to the first day of school! Today we welcome approximately 15,200 students into our schools. It is an exciting time for our students and their families, as well as for the 1,800 employees who support student learning. As a school district, our purpose is to provide the best possible programs and services to help each student to reach their full potential. This is important and meaningful work and  it is a privilege to serve the families of our communities. Both our school teams and central...
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50th Anniversary for Centennial SS, looking for organizers

Centennial Secondary School will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017. All current and past staff and students are invited to attend a planning meeting. 50th ANNIVERSARY PLANNING MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville Anyone who is interested in being part of planning this celebration, or who would like to donate or loan memorabilia, is asked to contact Kim Sampson, Principal, at 613.962.9233, extension 3313, or ksampson@hpedsb.on.ca
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Harmony & Harry J. Clarke, back-to-school school updates

Posted August 26, 2014, 1:45 p.m. Updated August 27, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is excited about the facility renewal advancements being made to create outstanding learning environments at two elementary schools. The following provides an update of two schools as of August 26, 2014. This page will be updated as required. HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOL The school will not be open for students on Tuesday, September 2. The first day for students will be Monday, September 8, 2014. The school is very close to being ready. Construction is progressing...
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Centennial SS student Amy Owen to represent on provincial advisory council

Amy Owen (centre), going into Grade 11 at Centennial Secondary School in September 2014, was chosen as one of 60 students across Ontario to be part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Congratulations to Amy Owen, Centennial Secondary School, who is one of 60 students across the province chosen to be on the Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Owen is going into Grade 11 in September 2014 and is thrilled to be involved. “I live for the Arts. Drama, art, music. You name it; I love it. My principal was the one who told me about...
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Board Meeting Update #110, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This update provides a summary of the special public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in September 2014.
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Record number of students graduated from Quinte Adult Education

71-year-old Marjorie Foster (centre) was selected as validictorian for the Quinte Adult Education graduation. She is pictured with Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education (left) and Julie Jarvis, the program coordinator. It was a banner year for students enrolled with Quinte Adult Education. The number of graduates in June rose to a new record of 133. Also unique was the person chosen to be valedictorian: 71-year-old Marjorie Foster. “Our program continues to grow and the number of graduates increases each year,” stated Julie Jarvis, the program coordinator. For...

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