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Applications now being accepted for the Minister’s Student Advisory Council

Students in grades 7 – 12 can apply to be part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council for 2016-2017. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 11, 2016. Applications for students to apply to the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC) are being accepted to March 11, 2016. Students in grades 7 to 12 can apply. MSAC poster The MSAC is a group of approximately 60 students from publicly-funded schools across the province. They share their ideas and advice with the Minister of Education. Details are available at: Student Voice SpeakUp Project Overview HPEDSB...
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Dual Credits: high school students learning at college

The Dual Credits program allows students to earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and Loyalist College partner to offer dual credit courses. Courses include: Automotive Culinary Child and Youth Worker Construction Techniques Early Childhood Educator Principles of Learning Roots to Success This short newsletter (pdf) highlights some of the learning from Semester 1 of the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170...
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Information Night: Student Leadership Program, February 11, 2016

An emphasis on leadership is at the heart of the Intermediate Student Leadership Program at Queen Elizabeth School in Belleville. Find out more at an information night. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Thursday, February 11, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth Public School, 135 Macdonald Avenue, Belleville Program features Through active citizenship, students will identify issues impacting children and take action to create positive change at the school, community and global levels, such as organizing spirit days and Christmas Sharing, raising money for global causes. Students...
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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, February 2016

Trustees and student trustees of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. This is the sixth in a series about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month. DID YOU KNOW . . . that as education leaders in their communities and as advocates for the value of publicly funded education, trustee engage in ongoing professional learning? Trustees must be knowledgeable about the school system. They must stay informed about current research and trends, as well as legal developments that affect student achievement and well-being, and on the many aspects...
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Important info: How to apply for post-secondary scholarships

Posted January 26, 2015. 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...
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French Immersion & Extended French Information Nights, February 2016

Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out about Extended French (in Bancroft) and French Immersion (in Belleville and Picton). Information Sessions for French Immersion & Extended French EXTENDED FRENCH Monday, February 8, 2016 York River Public School, 132 Newkirk Boulevard, Bancroft, 6:00 p.m. FRENCH IMMERSION Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:00 p.m., Queen Elizabeth School, 35 Barker Street, Picton Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00 p.m., Harry J. Clarke Public School, 77 Rollins Drive, Belleville Thursday, February 11,...
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Family Day at the H.R. Frink Outdoor Education Centre

The Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School invites all families to Family Day at the Frink Centre on Family Day, Monday, February 15. Bring the whole family for a free day of outdoor education and family fun from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Activities for all ages include: Snowshoeing Shelter building Survival games Crafts Nature walks Refreshments & more! 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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Adventure Class Information Night, Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Get to the heart of your child’s education with a unique experience at elementary school. The Adventure Class is a unique education program where students in Grades 1 – 6 learn with the shared support of teachers, families and the community. The program is offered at Queen Victoria School. Adventure Class brochure (pdf) EVENT DETAILS DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville TAKEAWAYS: A presentation of the program, the application process, Q&As and classroom tours PROGRAM FEATURES The Adventure...
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Board Meeting Update #126, January 25, 2016

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in February 2016.
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Additional PA Day on Monday, February 29, 2016

As a result of the new provincial collective agreements with elementary and secondary teachers, an additional professional activity day (PA day) has been added to the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The additional PA day will be on Monday, February 29, 2016. As with other PA Days, students do not attend school on that day and families are responsible for arranging for care on Monday, February 29. A revised school year calendar is posted online at http://www.hpeschools.ca/documents/calendar2015_16.pdf. Note that you may need to refresh the browser to see the new calendar. Schools...

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