Harry J. Clarke students presented local man with an early Christmas present

Students Addy Hutchison and Paige Brown presented Martin More with the $223.93 that they and their classmates raised after hearing about his house fire. Grade 6 students from Harry J. Clarke Public School gave a local resident whose home was destroyed in a recent fire an early Christmas present. On Wednesday,...

13 boxes of toys donated by Bayside Public School students

Students at Bayside Public School care about their community. In the spirit of giving, they collected 13 boxes of toys for the Belleville firefighter toy drive. Belleville firefighter Ryan Turcotte picked up 13 boxes of toys donated by Bayside Public School families. On Friday, December 14, 2012, Firefighter...

College Street PS students enjoyed a festive lunch hosted by staff, special guests

Students at College Street Public School enjoyed a festive lunch on December 18, 2012. Students at College Street Public School were made to feel very special this week. On Tuesday, December 18, they were treated to a festive lunch, complete with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. One special guest,...

Our response to the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy

We are all deeply saddened by the tragic events in Connecticut on Friday. Our hearts go out to the many victims and their families. As educators who have dedicated our lives to the well-being, safety and the emotional and academic development of children, the magnitude of such a loss is certainly difficult...

Trauma response advice, December 2012

The following provides suggestions to assist students, parents, teachers and education workers as they react to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, December 14, 2012. As we work through this difficult time it is important to remember that not all will be impacted by the events of Friday....

Safe schools information, December 2012

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to providing caring, safe, respectful and inclusive learning environments for all students. We are engaged in an ongoing review of both proactive and reactive strategies aimed at making our schools safe and welcoming learning environments. Over...

Moira Secondary School graduate one of 11 Canadian Rhodes Scholars

Connor Emdin, who graduated from Moira Secondary School in June 2009, was recently named as one of 11 Canadian university students to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. This highly distinctive award is presented to post-graduate students to further their education at the University of Oxford in England. While...

Elementary teachers to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Elementary teachers in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will stage a one-day legal strike on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. This was confirmed in writing on Friday, December 7, 2012 by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Hastings-Prince Edward Local. Due to this legal strike,...

Flags at half-mast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Flags at all schools and administrative buildings will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 6, 2012, to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada....

Dwayne Inch re-elected as chair of the Board, Dave Patterson as vice-chair

Dwayne Inch was re-elected Chair of the Board on December 3, 2012. Trustee Dwayne Inch was re-elected as chair of the Board and Dave Patterson was elected as vice-chair of the Board at the annual public Board meeting held Monday, December 3, 2012. The chair and vice-chair are elected annually at the...

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