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EVENT: Celebration to name the gymnasium at Quinte Secondary School

A celebration is being held at Quinte Secondary School to recognize the naming of the school gymnasium in honour of Rick Locke, a former teacher and coach at the school. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Friday, May 2, 2014 TIME: 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: Quinte Secondary School, 45 College Street West, Belleville, followed by a social gathering at the Belleville Club, 210 Pinnacle Street, Belleville Family, colleagues, friends and QSS Saints alumni are invited. 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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EVENT: Bayside PS presents “The Little Mermaid”

Students at Bayside Public School will be performing “The Little Mermaid” on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1. All are invited! Students and staff at Bayside Public School are putting the finishing touches on their performance of The Little Mermaid. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville TICKETS: $8 adults, $5 students available by calling the school at 613.962.0694 This performance is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film....
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Drop off your electronic waste, support a school fundraiser

Drop off household electronic waste from May 26 – 31 at the Dewe’s grocery store parking lot, 420 Dundas Street, Belleville. This is a fundraiser for the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School. The Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School is holding an electronics waste fundraiser during in partnership with with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship. This event is to provide a safe way to dispose of electronics and to support student learning. DATE: May 26 – 31, 2014 LOCATION: Parking lot at Dewe’s Independent Grocery Store, 420 Dundas Street East, Belleville TIME:...
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EVENT: Guest speaker Wab Kinew on the topic of First Nation, Métis & Inuit Education

Wab Kinew is a well known musician, educator, journalist and broadcaster. He will be speaking about First Nation, Métis & Inuit education on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Loyalist College. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. All are invited. A partnership between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will bring Wab Kinew to our community on Thursday, May 1, 2014. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Thursday, May 1, 2014 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Alumni Hall, Loyalist College, 376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Belleville TICKETS:...
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EVENT: Open House at Harmony Public School

Students and staff at Harmony Public School are excited to be hosting an Open House. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Saturday, May 10, 2014 TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Harmony Public School, 626 Harmony Road, Corbyville This event is to celebrate the friendships and memories made at the school from 1960 – 2014, and also the one-room school house that led to the school’s existence. Memorabilia and photos will be on display in classrooms. If you would like to loan items for this purpose, please call the school at 613.962.7867. All items will be returned. Guests can pre-order...
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Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants for the 2014-2015 school year

In an effort to encourage parents to become involved in their children’s education and to help support student learning, the Ministry of Education is providing funding to support school-based initiatives. Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grants support the Ministry’s goals and key priorities to engage parents who are instrumental in driving the success of our students. This year, special consideration will be given to applicants who did not receive funding for 2013-2014, and proposals that promote increased access and awareness of math strategies and resources for parents to support...
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“Wipes vs. Pipes,” “Dreissenid Mussels” and “Run, Run Remember” win at regional science fair

How does exercise affect long- and short-term memory? How will the death of mussels affect water? What do (cleaning) wipes do to plumbing and pipes? Mel Novakovic, Moira Secondary School, Theresa DeCola, Bayside Secondary School, and Holly Tetzlaff, Harry J. Clarke Public School, Destinations Programme know the answers! They are the creators of three award-winning projects at the Quinte Regional Science & Technology Fair. For Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, the best in grade winners this year were: Grade 4: Maeve Gardiner, Queen Victoria School, for her...
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4,000 and counting, Pink Shirt Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thousands of students and employees will wear pink on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to support ongoing efforts to increase awareness of bullying prevention, and say no to homophobia, racism and all forms of hatred. A sea of pink will be flowing at HPEDSB schools and workplaces on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Students and employees will be wearing pink to show support for Pink Shirt Day a visible action to show acceptance, and say no to bullying, homophobia, racism and all forms of hatred. This is the second year that Pink Shirt Day has been supported board-wide. Thousands of students...
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Art Show features work by secondary school students

Students from all eight HPEDSB secondary schools have submitted their creations to “Expanding Horizons 2014,” the 26th Annual Regional Secondary School Art Show. Expanding Horizons 2014 is the 26th annual regional art show for all secondary students in Hastings County and Prince Edward County. Family, friends and community are invited! OPENING RECEPTION DATE: Thursday, April 3, 2014 TIME: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: John M. Parrott Art Gallery at the Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street ART SHOW EVENT DETAILS DATE: April 3 to 23, 2014 LOCATION: Same as...
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Summary of the feedback from the school climate surveys

School climate surveys were conducted in the fall of 2013 as part of actions in the HPEDSB system plan. It is a priority for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to promote safe, healthy, respectful and inclusive schools and workplaces. Hearing from parents/guardians, students and employees about the school environment, also known as the school climate—such as feeling safe and thoughts about bullying, equity and inclusivity at school—can help to assess perceptions of safety and improve schools and our school board. These improvements can lead to higher levels...

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