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Board Meeting Update #112, October 20, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in November 2014.
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Sam Clements retiring as a school board trustee after 37 years

Sam Clements is retiring after 37 years as a trustee for the Trenton/CFB area. He will be honoured at the public Board meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014. Having served 37 years as a school board trustee, Sam Clements is retiring. Clements was first appointed in August 1978 to the former Hastings County Board of Education, replacing Jack Stam. He served as Vice-chair of the Board from 1983-1985 and again from 1989-1991. Clements had a significant amount of involvement with the Accommodation Committee through the 1980s that led to the reorganization of several schools and the...
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Partial occupancy has been granted to HPEDSB for Harmony Public School

Posted October 20, 2014. The community will have noticed that a significant amount of work has been done at the new Harmony Public School in recent weeks. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board now has approval for partial occupancy of the new school. Staff will be on-site throughout this week to prepare to receive students on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Some work will continue inside while partial occupancy is in place. For example, the learning commons is being completed and installation of the gym floor will occur. Inside, the new school has bright, spacious classrooms...
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Yard sale at Trenton High School, Sat., Oct 25, 2014, all are invited

Family, friends and community members of Trenton High School are invited to yard sale. DATE: Saturday, October 25, 2014 TIME: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. LOCATION: Trenton High School, 15 Fourth Avenue, Trenton, in the Cafeteria All proceeds to the school to help make it possible for students to go on a humanitarian adventure to the Dominican Republic in May 2015. While on that trip, students will engage in hands-on work, such as helping to build or repair a school, dig a well and engage with local children and families. The cost may be out of reach for some students who truly...
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Join in recognizing Educational Assistant Day, October 15, 2014

Each year on the third Wednesday of October, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board recognizes Educational Assistant Day. This year it falls on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Priorities in the AiM System Plan relate directly to the important work done by educational assistants. They contribute to students reaching high levels of achievement and they promote well-being for students. They are dedicated professionals who work in diverse roles and settings. Each day, educational assistants interact with students who have a wide range of abilities. Educational assistants...
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Ontario Child Health Study 2014

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is one of 69 school boards in Ontario participating in the 2014 Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS). The purpose is to study the physical & mental health of Ontario children and youth aged 4-17.    letter about the study (pdf) The study is being conducted by the 2014 OCHS research team at the Offord Centre for Child Studies in partnership with three Ontario ministries: Ministry of Education Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ministry of Child and Youth Services The goals of this study include the following: Compare...
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Invitation for community members to serve on committees

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is seeking community members to serve on the Audit Committee and also on the Special Education Advisory Committee.
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Join in recognizing two mental health awareness events

Promoting Well-Being for Students & Employees is a priority in our AiM System Plan. Through this priority and by creating healthy, resilient and inclusive communities, we will continue to support the development of positive mental and physical health to inspire students and employees to reach their full potential. Two events related to mental health awareness occur this week: In Canada and many other countries, October 6 – 10 is recognized as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Several events are planned through the Canadian Mental Health Association and other national...
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Join in recognizing World Teachers’ Day, October 5, 2014

The teaching profession is celebrated around the world through World Teachers’ Day on October 5 each year. This day of recognition began in 1994 through UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Reaching High Levels of Student Achievement is one of the priorities in our AiM System Plan. Every day at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, our dedicated and caring teaching staff make a difference in students’ lives. Their professionalism and commitment to student achievement and well-being are valued and appreciated. Nationally,...
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Join in recognizing National Custodial Workers’ Day, October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, is recognized as National Custodial Workers’ Day. It is a day to celebrate custodians and the many ways they support our schools, and contribute to student achievement and well-being. Custodians are important members of our school communities. They help to create caring and welcoming environments, and they connect with community members and families. Each day, custodians ensure that our schools and offices are safe. They create clean learning and working environments. We rely on our custodians every day, truly appreciating their commitment and hard...

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