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Online Engagement: Ontario First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework Feedback

May 25, 2017—The Ministry of Education has secured a team of researchers who will engage with students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and non-teaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework. As part of the data collection process, feedback will be collected through an online survey and online focus groups. The survey is intended to capture the successes and...
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Construction at Marmora Senior Public School to begin in June 2017

May 24, 2017—Construction of the addition and renovations at Marmora Senior Public School will begin in June now that a construction tender was recently awarded. Board members approved a $4.5 million contract for Garritano Brothers Ltd. to do the work. “With the tender approved, the contractor is preparing to start work on this project. In the coming weeks they will get fencing up and have the equipment on-site. We’re excited to be at this point of the project,” said Nick Pfeiffer, Superintendent of Business Services. These artist concept drawings show the new front...
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Board Meeting Update #143: May 23, 2017

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, May 23, 2017 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in June 2017.
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Join in recognizing Speech & Hearing Month

The month of May is recognized as Speech and Hearing Month in Canada. It is a time to recognize the importance of communication health. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan includes priorities to provide programs and services to help each student achieve success, and to create welcoming, inclusive and accepting learning environments. We do this through our belief that all students can learn and become globally minded learners and leaders. According to Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, the focus is “. . . to raise awareness about communication health and the critical role communication...
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New date for Centre Hastings ARC final recommendation report

May 18, 2017—A new date has been scheduled for the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee to meet to prepare the final recommendation for the Centre Hastings accommodation review. The new date is Monday, June 12, rescheduled from Tuesday, May 23. June 12 was already scheduled for final recommendations for the Belleville and Prince Edward County accommodation reviews. This change is being made to allow recommendations for all three areas to be prepared on the same day. It should be noted that the required accommodation review timeline allows for the May 23rd meeting...
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Teaching team receives prestigious Certificate of Achievement

Susie Sewell-Charles Sheryl Parker May 18, 2017—Congratulations to Sheryl Parker and Susie Sewell-Charles, teachers at Queen Victoria School in Belleville. They were awarded a Certificate of Achievement through the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Parker and Sewell-Charles team-teach the multi-grade, child-centred Adventure Class (Grades 1-6) that delivers the Ontario curriculum through experiential-based learning. The program relies heavily on the involvement of families and older students helping younger students. Community outings, and a culture of fun...
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Congratulations to the 2017 Great Place Awards recipients

May 16, 2017—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. 16th Annual Great Place Awards The Great Place Awards 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 2017 Great Place Award recipients are: Natalie Brownell, Volunteer, Bird’s Creek Public...
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Invitation to vote on a name for the Marmora school

Community members are invited to vote on the name for the new Marmora elementary school by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. May 15, 2017—The community is invited to vote on a name (pdf)  for the consolidated Marmora elementary school. The options are the following: Crowe River Public School Crowe Valley Public School Marmora Elementary School Marmora Public School These names were short-listed through a first round of community input. Several submissions involved connections to water or the village of Marmora. Crowe Lake and Crowe River, which are encompassed by Crowe Valley,...
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EVENT: Frankford Public School presents “Seussical Jr.”

Seussical Jr., 7.p.m – May 16, 17 and 18, 2017 May 15 2017—Frankford Public School students are proud to present the theatrical production of Seussical Jr.” EVENT DETAILS DATES: Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Frankford Public School, Gym, 36 Adelaide Street, Frankford TICKETS: $6, available from the school, 613.398.6425 or can be purchased at the door Frankford Public School’s students present their version of Seussical Junior. This play is an combination of many of Seuss’s famous stories...
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Graduation rates increase for HPEDSB

May 11, 2017—Graduation rate is a key indicator of student success. The current data indicates an increase in the number of students who graduated in 2016 compared to 2015. For Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, the five-year rate for students who graduated in June 2016 was 76.2% which is an increase of 1.5 percentage points from 2015. Of the 1,235 students enrolled in Grade 9 starting in 2011‐2012, 918 graduated within five years. The rate for students who graduated within four years in June 2016 was 70.1%, which is an increase of 4.6 percentage points from 2015. The...

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