Board officials will begin to analyze Grants for Student Needs (GSNs)

Today the Ministry of Education announced the Grants for Student Needs (GSNs) for Ontario school boards for the 2011-2012 school year. Officials at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will begin analyzing the allocation to determine the impact on budget planning. Based on an early and cursory...

Quinte SS student craftsmanship on display at home show

Quinte Secondary School has been invited to participate in the upcoming Quinte Home & Renovation Show. Student craftsmanship will be showcased at the RONA booth. Building construction teacher Chris Bartolo is thrilled to be involved. "These Quinte students do fantastic work. It’s really...

Experiential learning the focus of regional meeting of eastern Ontario school boards

A regional meeting of nine eastern Ontario school boards will be hosted at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, on the topic of reviewing Specialist High Skills Majors programs and experiential learning. Participants will include approximately 100 school administrators,...

School board faces challenges with declining enrolment and fiscal restraints

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is projecting a budget shortfall of up to $3 million for the 2011-2012 school year. During recent weeks, senior administration has been reviewing organizational needs, structures and projected enrolment while developing a 2011-2012 budget that is compliant...

Director of Education to retire in August 2011

Director of Education Kathy Soule has tendered her resignation for the purpose of retirement, effective August 31, 2011. In her resignation letter to Carl Pitman, Chair of the Board she stated the following: It is with mixed emotions that I submit this letter of resignation for the purposes of retirement....

Board Meeting Update #67

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, March 28, 2011, tinyurl.com/4broky5 For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Earth Hour to be celebrated in schools and administrative offices

Students and staff will demonstrate their commitment to the environment tomorrow by participating in Earth Hour. At schools and administrative offices, non-emergency lights were turned off for one hour on Friday, March 25, 2011. Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour...

Community member gives back to Picton’s Queen Elizabeth School

Students at Queen Elizabeth School in Picton now have another SMART Board to support hands-on, interactive learning, thanks to Paul Van Vlack, a former Scotiabank executive for Eastern Ontario. Van Vlack believes believes in giving back to and supporting Prince Edward County youth. Mr. Van Vlack’s...

North Hastings students receive second provincial OFAH award

Congratulations to North Hastings High School (NHHS) students in the Northern Outdoor Studies (NOS) program for receiving a provincial award for the second year in a row! The students were recognized for their impressive efforts to learn about and enhance Ontario fish and wildlife resources.  On...

Students and seniors team up for concert band performances

Special event Monday, March 28, 2011 Treat yourself to a special evening of concert band music featuring the Bayside Secondary School and Quinte Living Centre concert bands. Both will perform separately and then unite for a number of mass band selections. EVENT DETAILS DATE: Monday, March 28, 2011 TIME:...

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