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Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, April 2017

March 21, 2017 – Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning. This month’s Home-School Connections (pdf file) features: Literacy: LITERATE CITIZENS – Students who are effective literate learners use the skills of thinking, expressing and reflecting to listen, speak, read and write. Numeracy: Numeracy skills promote the development of logical thinking and...
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Join in recognizing World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2017

March 20, 2017 – As employees, learners and leaders in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and as included in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, we strive to create welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize students’ potential. We also work together to deliver positive social and emotional learning experiences. World Down Syndrome Day is recognized around the world on March 21 each year. It has been observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date is significant as the 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the...
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Public health alert: important fentanyl information

March 9, 2017—Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has alerted schools and the community that there is a confirmation of illicit (non-prescription) fentanyl in the region. Please refer to the following documents for more information. Letter about fentanyl (pdf) Fact sheet for parents (pdf) Fact sheet for students in Grades 7 – 12 (pdf) Fact sheet for educators (pdf) Anyone looking for additional information should contact Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Resident at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, 613.966.5500, extension 316 or by email at poglaza@hpeph.ca School board...
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Presenting BandFest 2017: Performances by elementary school bands

Students from elementary schools will perform in BandFest 2017. They will also participate in workshops hosted by facilitators from Quinte Symphony. March 10, 2017—Elementary school students are preparing to take to the stage for BandFest 2017. Event details DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville This year’s BandFest will include live music performed by students, two workshops hosted by Quinte Symphony facilitators, multiple adjudicators and a formal warm-up room. Each band will receive...
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Presenting the 29th Annual Secondary School Art Show

The promotional poster for Reality, the 28th Annual Secondary Art Show, created by Marika Tamura, Centennial Secondary School. March 10, 2017—Students are looking forward to participating in the 29th Annual Secondary School Art Show. Art Exhibition DATE: April 6 – 26, 2017 LOCATION: John M. Parrot Art Gallery, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville This event continues to be a spectacular way to showcase the creativity and personal expression of secondary Visual Arts students in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Under the guidance...
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Introducing “Moira Minute,” audio clips about Indigenous gathering space

March 9, 2017—Students and staff at Moira Secondary School are excited to share a new initiative. Introducing “Moira Minute,” created in partnership with students from Loyalist College read more     Listen to the first Moira Minute  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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Students awarded medals at local skills competition

March 7, 2017—Secondary school students demonstrated their abilities in the trades at a local skills competition. Congratulations to students who achieved success and represented their schools and HPEDSB with pride! See below for photos. Baking • Tarryn Horvat, Moira Secondary School, Silver Medal Individual Carpentry • Logan Triemstra, Bayside Secondary School, Gold Medal • Kurtis Wright, Bayside Secondary School, Silver Medal • Michael Terpstra, Bayside Secondary School, Bronze Medal Team Carpentry (2 person) • Wyatt Craig and Dawson Craig, Bayside Secondary...
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Public Meeting #2: Accommodation review for Madoc/area schools

  The second of two public meetings for the accommodation review for Madoc/area schools is scheduled as follows: DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 TIME: 6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Centre Hastings Secondary School, 129 Elgin Street, Madoc, in the Gym The meeting purpose is to review the accommodation review process to date and receive additional public feedback* on the initial staff report. *Please note: Anyone wishing to speak at this meeting will be required to add their name to a speaking list on the night of the meeting. Each person’s time will be monitored and may be...
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Queen Elizabeth PS students take over Glanmore House for a day

March 3, 2017 – //  30 students from the Grade 7/8 Student Leadership Program at Queen Elizabeth Public School visited Glanmore House, the Bridge Street museum for an orientation session on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in preparation for Takeover Day. Takeover Day started in the United Kingdom where young students take over the operations of an organization for a day. Hosting this public event is a great volunteering opportunities for the students in the Student Leadership class to  learn, share and engage with others at the Glanmore National Historic Site. Some of...
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Board Meeting Update #139: February 27, 2017

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Education Centre.

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