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Congratulations to Don Buck, Jeff Stone, athletic award recipients

Congratulations to Don Buck and Jeff Stone, recipients of this year’s Bob Kilbreath Award. Pictured L to R: Danielle Martin, Don Buck, Jeff Stone and Bob Kilbreath. Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Bob Kilbreath Award: Don Buck and Jeff Stone. Don Buck is retiring this year after 32 years of teaching and coaching. Buck has always worked hard to foster and maintain a respectful, cooperative and positive sports environment. He demonstrates an exceptional ability to motivate, engage and inspire students. Buck is always willing and able to participate...
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Student creativity showcased at the 2nd Earl Prentice PS Art Show

The 2nd Art Show at Earl Prentice Public School was held June 21, 2016. Students in JK – Grade 1 at Earl Prentice Public School were thrilled to showcase their work for the public. The second Art Show was held June 21, 2017. Students created their own art portfolios throughout the school year in preparation for this event. They learned about the style and artistic elements of specific artists, including Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Eric Carle, Debbie Owens who is a retired teacher from the school. A biography of each student artist was featured with...
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Consultation process extended to September 30, 2016

June 15, 2016—The date for review and input to the draft Long-Term Capital and Accommodation Plan has been extended to September 30, 2016. The plan is a compilation of data for all schools in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and serves as a road map for the next several years. It contains no specific recommendations regarding school closure or consolidations. All are invited to review the draft plan and provide written feedback until Friday, September 30, 2016 to directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca. Listen to a radio interview with Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director...
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Board Meeting Update #131, June 20, 2016

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in September 2016.
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Budget approved for 2016-2017 school year

June 20, 2016—Board members approved the 2016-2017 operating in the amount of $191,770,315 and a capital budget in the amount of $14,534,915. The 2016-2017 budget continues to support the HPEDSB strategic priorities of Achieving Excellence & Equity, Learning & Leadership, Public Confidence and Well-Being while maintaining the fiscal integrity of its operations. While additional work remains to fully address the phase-in of Ministry of Education funding changes and ongoing enrolment impact, progress has been made to align operational costs with available funding. Consistent...
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Join in recognizing National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2016

A message 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. The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan includes Achieving Excellence...
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National Silver medal for Taylor McGinnis, Centennial Secondary School

Congratulations to Taylor McGinnis, a Grade 12 student at Centennial Secondary School who won Silver at the Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick in early June. McGinnis had previously won Gold at the provincial Ontario Technological Skills Competition in May in Waterloo, Ontario. Both medals were in the Auto Service Technology category. McGinnis and his teacher, Troy Bartlett, travelled to the national competition. McGinnis is the first student of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to compete at the national level in the Automotive category. For...
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“The College Street Kids” perform with singer/songwriter Tom Eastland

Students from College Street Public School in Trenton were excited to work with Peterborough singer/songwriter Tom Eastland. Their time together began in December 2015 and went through to this spring. Through participating in five workshops, they learned the creative side of songwriting and how songs are put together. The outcome was the students performing a concert during Education under the name “The College Street Kids” plus creating videos and a CD of nine songs, including several originals by the artist. Take a look at a short video of their learning experience. For...
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Community Information Meeting: Renovations to Marmora Senior Public School

A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to share details about the renovations and addition at Marmora Senior Public School. A community information meeting to share the site plan and details about the renovations and addition at Marmora Senior Public School is scheduled. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Marmora Senior Public School, 91 Madoc Street, Marmora For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354  
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Bulletin #4: Long-Term Capital & Accommodation Planning

May 20, 2016—A review of long-term capital and accommodation planning is underway through the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee. A draft Long-Term Capital & Accommodation Plan (pdf) is available for public review and input. It contains no specific recommendations regarding school closure or consolidations. All are invited to review the draft plan and provide written feedback until Friday, June 10, 2016 to directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca. The draft plan will be presented to trustees for approval at the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee meeting on June...

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