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Congratulations to Governor General’s Academic Medal recipients for 2014-2105

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. Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are past recipients. Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General by participating educational institutions, along...
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Dates schools will be closed during July and August 2015

Below are the dates which elementary schools, secondary schools and the Education Centre will be open or closed during July and August 2015. 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 10 through to Friday, August 28, inclusive. Closed to the public during a 2-week shut-down period beginning Monday, July 27 through to Friday, August 7, inclusive. We will re-open to the public on Monday, August 10. General inquiries: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension “0” Dates...
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Board Meeting Update #120, June 15, 2015

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in September 2015.
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Moira SS student Ben Bacic selected for provincial advisory council

Ben Bacic, centre, a Grade 11 student at Moira Secondary School, was selected for the Minister’s Student Advisory Council. He is pictured with Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education and Grant Montgomery, Principal. Congratulations to Ben Bacic, Moira Secondary School, who is one of 60 students in the province chosen to be on the Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Bacic is going into Grade 12 in September 2015 and is thrilled to be involved. “My experience with student voice initiatives has come in many forms: Speak Up conferences, leadership...
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Public survey results indicate satisfaction, likelihood to recommend HPEDSB

Results from a public survey hosted by Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board indicate satisfaction with school board interactions and the likelihood to recommend an HPEDSB school. The online survey was open to internal and external stakeholders from January 15 – February 8, 2015. The primary objectives were to measure target audience agreement/alignment with the current goals and to determine whether other/new goals should be included in the planning for the next multi-year system plan. Secondary objectives were to evaluate communication preferences and assess stakeholder...
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Student Brycen Roy, Trenton HS, awarded top prizes for safety video

Congratulations to Brycen Roy, a Grade 11 student at Trenton High School who recently won top provincial and national prizes for a safety video he created. Byrcen’s video, “Rewind” earned 1st Place at the national contest hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. That prize won him $2,000, with the same amount going to the school. At the provincial level, “Rewind” placed second and won Brycen $1,500 and a matching amount for the school. Links to the national and provincial contest pages Provincial:  http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/contest/index.php National: ...
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Closing Ceremony & Reception for Queen Elizabeth PS (Trenton)

A school closing ceremony and reception will be held at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Trenton to honour the past and present, and celebrate students, families and the community. Queen Elizabeth Public School in Trenton will be closing at the end of June 2015. A celebration will be held to honour the past and present, and celebrate students, families and the community. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 TIME: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth Public School, 16 Sillers Avenue, Trenton The school will be open to visit. Memorabilia of all types will be on display....
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Muzikwerkz to perform at Trenton High, Thurs., June 4, 2015

Student musicians of Muzikwerx will be performing at Trenton High School on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Trenton High School will be hosting a pop/rock concert featuring students. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2015 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Trenton High School, 15 Fourth Avenue, TrentonTICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for students (free admission for under age 8), available at the door. Muzikwerx, which consists of a 5-piece student-led rock band paired with a choir (the vocal class) and a horn section, will be performing classic rock songs such as Cold As Ice,...
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$23,000 raised by Bayside SS students during 24 Hours for Hunger

Students Mara Whitford (l) and Hailey Proud (r) prepared breakfast for their fellow students. The sounds of growling stomachs echoed through the halls of Bayside Secondary School the evening of Friday, May 29, 2015 and again Saturday morning as over 220 students coped with going without food for 24 hours in order to raise money for community food banks. At the 24 Hours for Hunger opening ceremonies, hosted by student co-chairs Mara Whitford and Hailey Proud, representatives from various community food organizations spoke about the problem of hunger in our community and praised...
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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, June 2015

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has 10 trustees. Nine are elected and one is appointed by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. In addition, two student trustees represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the board. This is the fourth in a series of articles about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month. PDF version DID YOU KNOW . . . that a key responsibility of any school board is to develop and adopt policies that reflect the board’s purpose and goals, and provide the framework for implementing the system plan? At...

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