Deseronto Public School raised $260 for the Angel Tree Program

Congratulations to Deseronto Public School students for demonstrating caring for their community. Principal Bill Launderville challenged students in December 2010 to raise $160 ($1 from each student) for the local Angel Tree Program. In supporting the Growing with Character trait of humour,...

Centennial Secondary School students and staff raised $10,000 for Local Christmas Sharing Program

School spirit was high at Centennial Secondary School on Friday, December 10, 2010 as students and staff hosted the annual Christmas Sharing Auction. Once again Auctioneer Boyd Sullivan, donated his time, keeping students and staff on the edge of their seats with his auctioneering talent...

Celebrating Aboriginal culture at North Hastings High School

Celebrating Aboriginal Success and the Year of the Inuit was the focus of the second annual Think Indigenous Expo at North Hastings High School in December 2010. By all accounts the event was an incredible success! The student-hosted event featured First Nation, Métis and Inuit performances,...

$10,000 received for elementary music programs

Students from two elementary schools received good news recently. They each received $5,000 for new music instruments. The funds for music programs at Foxboro Public School and Tyendinaga Public School came from Band-Aid grants, funded through Musicounts. The grants are awarded annually by the Canadian...

Pitman and Hall re-elected as chair and vice-chair, respectively

Congratulations to Carl Pitman and Mary Hall, re-elected to chair and vice-chair of the Board, respectively. This will be Pitman’s fifth year in the chair role. In his acceptance remarks he thanked trustees for their continued confidence in his leadership. "Having been a trustee since 1997,...

Board Meeting Update #64

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Education Centre.  www.hpedsb.on.ca/ec/aboutus/boardMeetings/ BoardMeetingUpdate64.html For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications...

Play about acceptance, peer pressure, seen by 4,000 students

Nearly 4,000 students watched the play,  “The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh” last week during a board-wide tour. The play toured from Bancroft to Bloomfield over five days and 10 performances. This was the best play we’ve ever seen was the reaction from students, teachers...

Introducing new Premier’s Safe Schools Awards

A safe and inclusive environment makes a school a great place to learn! The Ministry of Education has introduced a new award to recognize Ontario school teams which have done exceptional and innovative work in creating safe and caring school environments. Safe schools teams across Ontario will be recognized...