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School board looking for public input

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is inviting all community members in Hastings County and Prince Edward County to take its 2015 Public Survey as part of its long-term planning  www.HPEschools.ca/PublicSurvey/ “We’re looking for input from everyone,” said Mandy Savery-Whiteway. “As the local public school board, we want to hear from community members, students, employees and families as we review our goals and priorities for the coming years.” The school board’s current 5-year AiM System Plan will be coming to a conclusion...
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Student safety and playground equipment

Student safety is our first priority at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. From time-to-time, it may be necessary for the principal to declare the school playground off-limits to students during the school day. Factors that may influence this decision include weather and maintenance. Procedure 556: School Yard Improvement Areas and Playground Equipment, provides direction for appropriate playground equipment use in Section 5. Specifically, it explains that the principal may declare playground equipment out of bounds if conditions depending upon weather and the...
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Dr. Wayne Hammond presentation on resiliency

In December 2014, parents/guardians were invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants found out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. An additional presentation was offered to school board employees and community partners by Dr. Wayne Hammond. It is provided here as a community resource. It can be accessed through this link Resilience: The Foundation for Nurturing Student Success and Positive Mental Health (pdf, 6MB) For...
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Calling for nominations for Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools

Nominations for the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools are being accepted until February 20, 2015. Nomination are open for the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools. These awards recognize exceptional and innovative work being done in schools to create a safe and accepting school environment. A safe, inclusive and accepting environment makes a school a great place to learn. Award recipients have included school teams across the province that have done exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment. More information...
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Re-elected chair and new vice-chair for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair at the initial meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on December 1, 2014. Trustee Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair of the Board at the initial public Board meeting held Monday, December 1, 2014. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually each December. Inch expressed appreciation to fellow Board members for placing their trust in him, once again. “I really appreciate support of the Board members...
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Board Meeting Update #114, December 1, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in January 2015. Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Lucille Kyle was elected as vice-chair, at the initial meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on December 1, 2014.
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Looking for input on French programming for students

Families are invited to provide input on the future of French programming in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. We are conducting a survey in three communities to gather input regarding interest in French Immersion or Extended French elementary programs in regions where they do not currently exist. The survey will take less than five minutes to complete. Feedback will help us to better understand the interest and potential to expand French programming. Survey for the Centre Hastings community Survey for the Prince Edward County community Survey for the Quinte...
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EVENT: “Preparing Children to Thrive,” strengths-based approach to parenting

Parents/guardians are invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants will find out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. Parents/guardians are invited to a seminar to learn about a strengths-based approach to parenting. Participants will find out how to help identify their child’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and outline—step by step—how to build his or her resilience for life. EVENT DETAILS: Preparing Children...
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EVENT: “The Bad, the Ugly & the Good” social media seminar

Parents/guardians are invited to join the Bayside school communities to learn about social media and how to keep teens safe online. Parents/guardians are invited to join the Bayside school communities to learn about social media and how to keep teens safe online. EVENT DETAILS: The Bad, the Ugly & the Good DATE: Monday, November 24, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville Topics to be explored in this free seminar, “The Bad, the Ugly & the Good,” include: Tips to keep your teen safe online Cyberbullying Sexting Positive...
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“Mining Our Business” event will celebrate Marmora mining history

The community is invited to join Marmora Senior Public School in celebrating local mining history on Thursday, November 27, 2014 The community is invited to join Marmora Senior Public School in celebrating local mining history. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Thursday, November 27, 2014 TIME: 5:00 p.m. dinner ($5 per person), 6:30 p.m. showtime LOCATION: Marmora Senior Public School, 91 Madoc Street, Marmora event flyer (pdf) This event is open to the community. Family, friends and neighbours are welcome to for supper, shopping and screening of the the film Price of Gold, The Deloro Mine...

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