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Congratulations to the 2015 Great Place Awards recipients

Congratulations to Great Place Awards recipients who contribute to student achievement and well-being, and who are held in high esteem through their demonstration of the Growing with Character core values. 14th Annual Great Place Awards The Great Place Awards (webpage) are the highest recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding contributions by students, employees, parents and guardians, and community partners. The 2015 Great Place Award recipients are: Kirsten Babb, Teacher, Moira Secondary School Kelly...
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$238,500 in scholarships offered to Moira SS International Baccalaureate students

Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at Moira Secondary School who are set to graduate in June 2015 are showing promising futures. They have been offered $238,500 in scholarships from several universities and private scholarships. “This amount of scholarship funding demonstrates university acknowledgement of our IB Diploma students. I expect our total scholarship offerings to increase because many students are still waiting to hear back,” said Cindy Cooper, Teacher and IB Coordinator. Each graduating student has been offered an average of $11,000...
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“Am I In Trouble?” A partnership presentation, Prince Edward CI and community partners

Students and staff at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute are excited to be part of an initiative between local OPP officers and the school community to create opportunities for students to contribute to their community in a very meaningful way. The goal is to ensure continued work to support the foundations for a healthy school. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment, in partnership with Prince Edward Collegiate Institute will be hosting a presentation.  The “Am I In Trouble?” presentation discusses difficult situations youth may have experienced...
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Two upcoming events at Centennial SS: theatre and jazz orchestra

Students at Centennial Secondary School are preparing for two community-wide events. 1. Performance of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Have you ever wondered what is like at the bottom of a rabbit hole? This portrayal of the popular classic is a colourful and fantastical tour of Belleville’s very own wonderland! Event details DATES: May 7, 8, 9, 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) TIME: 7:00 p.m. MATINEE: Sunday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Avenue, Belleville TICKETS: Adults $15, students and seniors $10, available...
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Bayside schools welcome Canadian author Eric Walters

Eric Walters, author of Young Adult fiction, will be visiting with students from Bayside Public School and Bayside Secondary School on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Students at Bayside schools are looking forward to a visit by Canadian YA (Young Adult) author Eric Walters. Walters is a former elementary school teacher. He has written more than 90 books. Many of his novels are geared to middle school and high school readers, but he has also penned several books aimed at even younger readers. Bayside’s teen readers are loyal fans. Part of Mr. Walters’ appeal is his ability...
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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, May 2015

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has 10 trustees. Nine are elected and one is appointed by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. In addition, two student trustees represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the board. This is the third in a series of articles about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month. PDF version DID YOU KNOW . . . that school trustees play a critical role in establishing the board’s purpose, vision and goals? Through their consultative work with their community and working with the senior leadership,...
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School administrators for the 2015-2016 school year

Each year at this time, decisions are made about the placement of school administrators for the new school year beginning in September. Changes are made sometimes for a variety of reasons, such as due to retirements or leaves, individual requests or for leadership development. Principal & Vice-principal Placements for the 2015-2016 School Year (text in bold indicates a change) Elementary School Current Year September 2015 Principal Vice-principal Principal Vice-principal Athol-South Marysburgh Public School Kevin MacLaurin Kevin MacLaurin Bayside Public School Bessie...
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How to apply for post-secondary scholarships

Did you know that students can apply for scholarships to help pay for post-secondary education? Application dates vary, some are due soon. Scholarships are available for demonstration of character or stewardship, student achievement or involvement at school or in the community. To get started, students can talk with someone in their school’s Guidance or Student Services office. Our expert staff can let students know about scholarship opportunities and answer any questions. Remember, application dates vary and some are due soon, so it’s a good time to start now! For more...
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#hpecod, 25th Celebration of Dance, Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Excitement is building among students about the upcoming Celebration of Dance. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (rain date is the next day) TIME: 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Belleville Fairgrounds It’s all about being active and having fun. That’s the purpose of Celebration of Dance. If you have never seen it, try to get there. You will see thousands of students dancing in unison, dressed in their school colours and having fun! Ten dances are in the line-up this year: Dynamite Cotton Eyed Joe Happy Crazy Frog YMCA Treasure (created by Athol-South Marysburgh Public School) Move...
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Celebrate music across Canada: “Music Monday” is May 4, 2015

Students across the district are eager to sing on Monday, May 4, 2015. That is the date of the annual Music Monday event when one song is performed by students across the country at the same time through different time zones. The song for Music Monday this year is “We Are One” by musician and songwriter Connor Ross. Music Monday is celebrated on the first Monday of May each year as part of Education Week. . For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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