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Harmony & Harry J. Clarke, back-to-school school updates

Posted August 26, 2014, 1:45 p.m. Updated August 27, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is excited about the facility renewal advancements being made to create outstanding learning environments at two elementary schools. The following provides an update of two schools as of August 26, 2014. This page will be updated as required. HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOL The school will not be open for students on Tuesday, September 2. The first day for students will be Monday, September 8, 2014. The school is very close to being ready. Construction is progressing...
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Centennial SS student Amy Owen to represent on provincial advisory council

Amy Owen (centre), going into Grade 11 at Centennial Secondary School in September 2014, was chosen as one of 60 students across Ontario to be part of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Congratulations to Amy Owen, Centennial Secondary School, who is one of 60 students across the province chosen to be on the Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC). Owen is going into Grade 11 in September 2014 and is thrilled to be involved. “I live for the Arts. Drama, art, music. You name it; I love it. My principal was the one who told me about...
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Board Meeting Update #110, Wednesday, August 13, 2014

This update provides a summary of the special public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in September 2014.
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Record number of students graduated from Quinte Adult Education

71-year-old Marjorie Foster (centre) was selected as validictorian for the Quinte Adult Education graduation. She is pictured with Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education (left) and Julie Jarvis, the program coordinator. It was a banner year for students enrolled with Quinte Adult Education. The number of graduates in June rose to a new record of 133. Also unique was the person chosen to be valedictorian: 71-year-old Marjorie Foster. “Our program continues to grow and the number of graduates increases each year,” stated Julie Jarvis, the program coordinator. For...
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Congratulations to Governor General’s Academic Medal recipients for 2013-2104

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. Governor General’s Academic Medal Recipients for 2013-2014 Hailie Rowan Bayside Secondary School Susan Emerson Centennial Secondary School Erran Lee Centre Hastings Secondary School Laura Hatt Moira Secondary School Michaela...
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Construction of Harmony Public School is progressing on schedule

Posted July 22, 2014. This is an update about construction of the new Harmony Public School. The project is progressing on schedule. Senior-level school board personnel are on-site every week for meetings with the contractor. They are satisfied with the progress being made. The centre connecting corridor of the existing school was demolished earlier this month in order to make way for trenching for the electrical and telephone underground services. The remainder of that building will be demolished in the coming weeks. As well, a new and much larger septic system and three large...
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Dates schools will be closed during July and August 2014

Below are the dates which elementary schools, secondary schools and the Education Centre will be open or closed during July and August 2014. 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 11 through to Friday, August 22, inclusive. Closed to the public during a 2-week shut-down period beginning Monday, July 29 through to Friday, August 8, inclusive. We will re-open to the public on Monday, August 11. General inquiries: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension “0” Elementary...
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Creating this free-standing structure took cooperation, creativity

Students in Grade 5 & 6 at Harmony Public School made a free-standing structure out of paper, using only newsprint and masking tape. Amidst the construction of their new school, the Grade 5 and 6 students at Harmony Public School learned the importance of cooperation and teamwork when building a structure much larger than themselves. Students had been investigating the strength of structures. Their final challenge was to make a structure out of paper that was free standing. Students divided themselves into working groups then chose leaders to help plan and organize each...
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$32,440 raised by Centennial SS for Relay for Life

Congratulations to students and staff at Centennial Secondary School for raising $32,440 for Relay for Life! The event on May 30, 2014 was a tremendous success. Thank you to the following sponsors for donating to the raffle: 44 North Business Solutions Inc, which donated wireless speakers Ralph Neale, who donated a set of golf clubs Spelmer Dodge, which donated a Samsung TV West City Honda which donated a $2,300 scooter Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the event: Battlefield Equipment Bib’s Meats Dewe’s, Your Independent Grocer Dominos Pizza Harmony...
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Join in recognizing National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2014

The following message is 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. According to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern...

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