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Construction of Harmony Public School is progressing on schedule

Posted July 22, 2014. This is an update about construction of the new Harmony Public School. The project is progressing on schedule. Senior-level school board personnel are on-site every week for meetings with the contractor. They are satisfied with the progress being made. The centre connecting corridor of the existing school was demolished earlier this month in order to make way for trenching for the electrical and telephone underground services. The remainder of that building will be demolished in the coming weeks. As well, a new and much larger septic system and three large...
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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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Congratulations to Governor General’s Academic Medal recipients for 2013-2104

Congratulations to eight secondary school students who are recipients of the Governor General’s Academic Medal. Since 1873, the Governor General’s Academic Medal has recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The medal is awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, college or university. Governor General’s Academic Medal Recipients for 2013-2014 Hailie Rowan Bayside Secondary School Susan Emerson Centennial Secondary School Erran Lee Centre Hastings Secondary School Laura Hatt Moira Secondary School Michaela...
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Dates schools will be closed during July and August 2014

Below are the dates which elementary schools, secondary schools and the Education Centre will be open or closed during July and August 2014. Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville Open from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed to the public on Fridays, beginning Friday, July 11 through to Friday, August 22, inclusive. Closed to the public during a 2-week shut-down period beginning Monday, July 29 through to Friday, August 8, inclusive. We will re-open to the public on Monday, August 11. General inquiries: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension “0” Elementary...
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Creating this free-standing structure took cooperation, creativity

Students in Grade 5 & 6 at Harmony Public School made a free-standing structure out of paper, using only newsprint and masking tape. Amidst the construction of their new school, the Grade 5 and 6 students at Harmony Public School learned the importance of cooperation and teamwork when building a structure much larger than themselves. Students had been investigating the strength of structures. Their final challenge was to make a structure out of paper that was free standing. Students divided themselves into working groups then chose leaders to help plan and organize each...
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$32,440 raised by Centennial SS for Relay for Life

Congratulations to students and staff at Centennial Secondary School for raising $32,440 for Relay for Life! The event on May 30, 2014 was a tremendous success. Thank you to the following sponsors for donating to the raffle: 44 North Business Solutions Inc, which donated wireless speakers Ralph Neale, who donated a set of golf clubs Spelmer Dodge, which donated a Samsung TV West City Honda which donated a $2,300 scooter Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the event: Battlefield Equipment Bib’s Meats Dewe’s, Your Independent Grocer Dominos Pizza Harmony...
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Join in recognizing National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2014

The following message is from Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education Across Canada, National Aboriginal Day is recognized annually on June 21. This date was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice—the first day of summer and longest day of the year—and because many Aboriginal communities mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage. Setting aside a day to acknowledge National Aboriginal Day is part of the wider recognition of the founding place of Aboriginal peoples within the fabric of Canada. According to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern...
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Board Meeting Update #109, June 16, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, June 16, 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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New date for the District Track & Field Meet

The District Track & Field has been rescheduled to Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Mary Ann Sills Field. We recognize that this new date may conflict with other activities planned at schools. In these instances, schools will need to make site-based decisions about which events they will attend. Please note that substitute athletes for students who are unable to attend will not be accepted due to the nature of the increased workload this would mean for the event conveyor. Lastly, if there is a need to cancel this rescheduled event, a new date will not be selected and the the...
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Update on new schools being built in HPEDSB

This is to provide an update on two significant construction projects in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Each is directly connected to the school board’s strategic plan, which is known as the AiM—Achievement in Motion for Student Success System Plan,  and also to the work being done every day to support student achievement and well-being. “These are exciting times for us. We have been fortunate to receive funding from the Ministry of Education to build new schools and also to construct additions to support Full-day Kindergarten,” stated...

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