“Ignite the Fire” Indigenous Studies Student Symposium

April 26, 2018—Over 300 secondary school students from eight schools will participate in a student symposium related to Indigenous Studies.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Monday, April 30, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Loyalist College, Belleville

Keynote speaker Michael Redhead Champagne (see below for more information) from Winnipeg, will talk about students being changemakers.

Ignite the Fire will provide students with a better understanding and sense of empowerment to make positive change as learners and leaders. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for students and educators to learn and discuss:

  • what Indigenous perspective is and means;
  • how everyone is a part of contemporary Indigenous issues;
  • teachings from multiple cultures and perspectives;
  • the importance of relationships as we move toward reconciliation; and
  • how they can become changemmakers.

Students will participate in workshops led by Indigenous presenters from several different Indigenous communities across Canada.

Workshop topics 

  • Residential Schools: Our History, Our Story, Our Legacy by Tanya (Shoo-Shoo) King- Maracle
  • Pillars of Calm, Positivity and Perseverance, by Joe Brant (Thohtharatye)
  • Importance of Treating Each Other with Patience and with a Good Heart, by Christine Luckasavitch
  • DNA – Dedicated Native Awareness, by Nimkii Osawamick
  • Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledge and World View, by Nancy Rowe (Giidaakunadaad)
  • Youth Empowerment and Indigenous Rights Awareness, by Gabrielle Fayant
  • Storytelling, by Daniel Richer
  • Art as Healing for Self-care and Self expression, by Aura
  • Re-connections, by Bill Montgomery
  • Converying Cultural Values through Art, by Deron Douglas Ahsén:nase

Agenda

  • 8:55 to 9:00 a.m Welcome in the Link Lounge
  • 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Creating the Spark, Michael Champagne, Keynote Speaker
  • 10:10 to 11:10 a.m. Workshop sessions 1
  • 12:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Workshop sessions 2
  • 1:25 to 2:00 p.m. Closing Keynote

Background on Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne has spent nearly two decades speaking out and leading by example. He takes a hopeful and solution oriented approach to youth engagement, facilitation, community organizing and mobilization.

The list of accolades for his work is both lengthy and well deserved. He was recognized as the 2016 Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year and in TIME Magazine as a Next Generation Leader. In 2016, Michael served on the Bank of Canada’s bank note advisory committee with a task of creating a short list of women nominated by the public to appear on a new bank note. Michael has also received a Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Award as well as recognition as a CBC Manitoba Future 40 leader, a Manitoba Hero, and a Future Leader of Manitoba.

As the founder of AYO! (Aboriginal Youth Opportunities), he is committed to a wide variety of important community initiatives including Meet Me at the Bell Tower, AYO Politix, ARROWS Youth Engagement Strategy, 13 Fires, Fearless R2W and Winnipeg Water Wednesday. Michael has served as president of North End Community Renewal Corporation, a board member for the Circle of Life Thunderbird House and is currently serving on the board for Marymound Inc. His committee work currently includes United Way of Winnipeg’s Council for Indigenous Relations and is an advisor to the Garden of Compassion initiative.

In January 2018 alone MC has helped announce a new texting service with Kids Help Phone and has been recognized with a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada.

Michael is known for his straight up and heartfelt style that will leave you moved, inspired and ready for action.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

“Retail Therapy” performance coming to Centennial Secondary School

December 11, 2017—Students at Centennial Secondary School are preparing for upcoming drama performances.

They’re rehearsing lines, practising roles, creating sets and designing costumes. The Centennial Drama League is almost ready to present “Retail Therapy,” which consists of three original one-act plays.

EVENT DETAILS: “Retail Therapy”
DATES/TIMES: January 18, 19 at 7:00 p.m., and January 20 at 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Auditorium, Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville
TICKETS: $10 for January 18 and 20; $25 for January 19 which includes a dessert buffet. Tickets can be purchased at the school, Red Ball Radio, Sam the Record Man, or at the door.

If you have ever worked retail, you know that anything can happen in a day. Who are the people who walk through the doors? What are the looking for?

The three original plays, by local playwrights, look at different aspects of the retail experience—the humour, the staff, the customers, the mysteries and the potential drama. The evening will also feature a variety of talented singers and dancer as interludes.

Storylines

The first play is The Ice Cream Shop by Jacob Green. Themes such as friendship, trust, and questioning the value of “free advice” lead the audience on a ride that takes them into a new business venture being developed by best friends and very young entrepreneurs.  

 

In Terry’s TV Repair by Richard Lummiss, the main character greets us from his well-established TV repair shop. He’s been in business so long that he has seen a lot of  the changes in technology. He encounters a fresh-faced young man who is trying to understand his parents’ recent separation. Terry’s TV Repair examines of the dynamics of a family and the interconnectedness of people through the generations, and it rings true.  

 

The final play of the evening is Orchids on Main by Lise Lindenberg. It is set in a flower shop where a sister and brother get orders ready. An unexpected theft pulls them off the task and creates a stressful situation. When a customer recognizes another customer in the shop, the action amps up and we begin to wonder if they’ll ever meet their deadlines. In this mystery, we watch as the family tie is strained between siblings and we have to wait for the exciting conclusion.  

 

In some ways, all these plays about retail are tales of mending relationships. In the midst of the business of retail there was therapy. It may not be the usual form of therapy one gets from spending and buying, but a subtler form that will have long-lasting effects. Centennial is proud to assemble these plays with such a dynamic group of students working on stage and behind the scenes. It will be the best bargain in town!  

 

If Honest Ed had a sign for this entertainment, it would read “Honest Ed is for the theatre birds – Cheap Cheap Cheap.”

 

For more information, please call Centennial Secondary School at 613-962-9233.

 

“What’s Next?!” event for students entering the workforce

April 23, 2018—Students from eight secondary schools are looking forward to participating in the “What’s Next?!” conference. It is a hands-on learning day for students who are entering the workforce immediately upon graduation, or who are senior students in looking for assistance to secure a part-time job.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Belleville

The keynote speaker is Robert Watt, President and Founder of RJW-Gem Campbell Stonemasons.

Students will participate in workshops hosted by community partners and hear from an employer panel. Information tables will be set-up during lunch for students to find out about employment service providers and community partners.

Workshop topics 

  • Tenant Rights
  • Financial Literacy Basics
  • Job Search Planning
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Improving Soft Skills
  • Achieving Success in Your New Job
  • Consumer Law
  • Your Social Media Presence
  • Be Your Own Boss

Agenda

  • 9:00 to 9:15 a.m. Opening remarks
  • 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. Keynote speaker
  • 10:10 to 11:00 a.m. Workshop session 1
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Workshop session 2
  • 12:25 to 1:10 p.m. Panel presentation

This event was piloted with three secondary schools in 2017. Students found it helpful which led to it being offered to all eight now. Last year students asked questions, made connections with each other and the presenters, developed an understanding of potential future paths and learned how to plan for success after high school.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

18 students from four secondary schools to compete in Skills Ontario Competition

May 1, 2018—Eighteen students from four HPEDSB secondary schools are set to participate in the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: May 7 – 9, 2018
Location: Toronto Congress Centre

Students will compete in events for gold, silver and bronze medals and monetary awards. Gold medalists in some competitions will be eligible to go on to represent Ontario at the Skills Canada National Competition in June 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Competitors are judged on their skills in completing their contest project. Students qualified for this event by participating in local competitions held at Loyalist College, St. Lawrence College and at their schools.

HPEDSB schools participating in the Skills Ontario Competition
Bayside Secondary School2-Person Carpentry

4-Person Robotics Team

Graphic Design

Individual Carpentry

Mechanical CADD

Photography

Precision Machining

Welding

Centennial Secondary SchoolAuto Service Technology
Quinte Secondary School4-Person Home & Team Building
Trenton High SchoolAesthetics

Winners will be announced at the Skills Ontario Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre (North Building).

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Adventure Class Information Night: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out about the primary and junior Adventure Classes of Queen Victoria School in the 2017/2018 school year.

The Adventure Class is a unique education program where students in grades 1-6 learn with the shared support of teachers, families and community. This information session will go over the program outline, process overview, answer questions and tour the classrooms.

Adventure Class brochure (pdf)

INFORMATION SESSION

DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville

All are welcome to attend. Completed applications need to be submitted to Queen Victoria School office by Monday, February 13, 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Adventure Class Information Night: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January 15, 2018—Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out about the primary and junior Adventure Classes at Queen Victoria School in the 2018-2019 school year.

The Adventure Class is a unique education program where students in grades 1-6 learn with the shared support of teachers, families and community. This information session will go over the program outline, process overview, answer questions and tour the classrooms.

Adventure Class brochure (Pdf)

INFORMATION SESSION

DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville

*Please note that in the case of inclement weather the snow date will be Thursday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. Completed applications need to be submitted to Queen Victoria School office by Monday, February 2, 2018.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Arts Extravaganza and Sale at Trenton High School

All are welcome to attend the Arts Extravaganza and Sale at Trenton High School, Tuesday, May 8 starting at 6:00 p.m. Music and drama performances will be part of the evening.

May 3, 2018—All are invited to an Arts Extravaganza and Sale Sale at Trenton High School.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
TIME: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Trenton High School, 15 Fourth Avenue, Trenton

This a free event with snacks.

What to expect

The evening will start with a sale of art prints, ceramics, fused glass items and furniture from present artists and alumni. There is a lot to choose from.

Be part of an audience during the middle half hour for student vocal and instrumental music performances in the Music Room.

The last half hour will feature a student drama presentation  in the Auditorium.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Centennial SS Teacher David Reed recognized for excellence in music

December 1, 2017—Music teacher David Reed, Centennial Secondary School, has a love of music that he shares with students on a daily basis.

His efforts to engage students in authentic learning experiences were recently shared in an article in The Globe and Mail  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/music-teacher-david-reed-brings-in-professionals-to-work-with-students/article37111006/

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Congratulations to Governor General’s Academic Medal recipients for 2016-2107

July 19, 2017 — Congratulations to eight secondary school students who are recipients of the Governor General’s Academic Medal.

Since 1873, the Governor General’s Academic Medal has recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. The medal is awarded to the student graduating with the highest average from a high school, college or university.

2017 2017 Governor General's Academic Medical Receipients
Congratulations to these eight secondary school students who graduated with the highest average at their schools!

Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, Kim Campbell, Robert Bourassa, Robert Stanfield and Gabrielle Roy are past recipients.

Medals are presented on behalf of the Governor General by participating educational institutions, along with personalized certificates signed by the Governor General. There is no monetary award associated with the Medal.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Dates of French Immersion and Extended French information sessions

December 22, 2017—Students and families are invited to learn about French Immersion and Extended French programs, and find out how to register.

French Immersion Information Sessions
School Date and time
Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Bayside Public School6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Harry J. Clarke Public School6:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2018
Madoc Public School6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018  cancelled due to weather

New date: 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Extended French Information Sessions
York River Public School6:00 p.m., Monday, January 29, 2018
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR BOTH PROGRAMS IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Dates of student and family open houses at secondary schools

December 22, 2017—Transitioning to secondary school is an exciting time for students and their families.

Secondary schools are now accepting registrations for September Speaker (MP3)

Our schools open their doors to showcase their learning environments, facilities and programs through orientation days for students and open houses for families.

DATES OF ORIENTATION DAYS FOR GRADE 8 STUDENTS AND OPEN HOUSES FOR FAMILIES

Bayside Secondary School

  • Grade 8 Parent Night, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Centennial Secondary School

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • Student visits 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Open House 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Centre Hastings Secondary School

  • Student visits Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Family Open House Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Moira Secondary School

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    • Student visits 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Open House 6:30 p.m.

North Hastings High School

  • Family Open House Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

  • Grade 8 Orientation Day Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Grade 8 Parent Night Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Grade 8 Venture & ACE Arts PLUS Parent Night Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Quinte Secondary School

  • Family Open House Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Trenton High School

  • Student visits November 30, 2017
  • Family Open Houses at elementary feeder schools on February 6, 7 and 8

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Elementary school students prepare to celebrate music at BandFest 2018

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Elementary school students are preparing to take to the stage for BandFest 2018. Each participating elementary band will receive a recording of its performance, a live adjudication, as well as a private workshop with a professional conductor.

April 13, 2018—Elementary school students are preparing to take to the stage for BandFest 2018.

Event details
DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

BandFest 2018 will include live music performed by students, multiple adjudicators, workshops and a formal warm-up room.  And new this year—the Quinte Symphony Masterclasses for specific instrument groups.

Each participating elementary band will receive a recording of its performance, a live adjudication, as well as a private workshop with a professional conductor. The bands may be either classroom-based or extracurricular and must include, but are not limited to, woodwind and/or brass instruments.

Background

In April 2016, HPEDSB held its first annual BandFest which hosted over 200 students from nine different bands across the region. This event was a non-competitive boardwide festival for elementary school bands. With no trophies, ribbons or ranking systems, it was a chance for students who had practiced since September to perform for, and listen to an audience of their peers.

All parents/families are welcome to attend to see elementary school bands in action!

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: “Annie Jr.” presented at Stirling Public School

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Stirling Public School theatrical production of “Annie Jr.”

April 20, 2017—Stirling Public School students are proud to present the theatrical production of “Annie Jr.”

EVENT DETAILS

DATES: Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Stirling Public School, 107 St. James Street, Stirling
TICKETS: $5, available from the school, 613.395.3389 or can be purchased at the door

Story outline

Annie is a story about a young orphan girl who lives in a miserable orphanage. Her hopeless situation changes when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy Oliver Warbucks. Warbucks makes it his mission to help Annie find her parents, but some are only interested in the money that comes along with the search…

Come out and enjoy Stirling Public School’s theatrical production of “Annie Jr.” which is based on the classic Annie story.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Bayside Public School presents “The Lion King Jr.”

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Bayside Public School presents “The Lion King Jr.”

April 13, 2017—Bayside Public School students in grade 5 to 8 are proud to present the theatrical production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.”

EVENT DETAILS

DATES: Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, Cafetorium, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville
TICKETS: $8, available from the school, 613.962.0694 or can be purchased at the door

Story outline

In Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” the African Savannah comes to life onstage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again.

Bayside Public School’s students present their version of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” that will inspire all and bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best!

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Bayside Secondary School presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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Bayside Secondary School theatrical production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare

May 29, 2017—Bayside Secondary students are proud to present the theatrical production of A “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, adapted by Doug McClure.

EVENT DETAILS

DATES: Thursday, June 1, Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Bayside Secondary School, Cafetorium, 1247 Old Highway 2, Belleville
TICKETS: $8 student/child and $12 adults, available from the school, 613.966.4565 or can be purchased at the door

Story outline

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

Bayside students have worked very hard on their production of this Shakespeare classic comedy and invite all to come out to enjoy it.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Closing Celebrations for Moira Secondary School

April 30, 2018—Moira Secondary School is closing at the end of June 2018.

To celebrate the past and present, students, families and community members are invited to Closing Ceremony activities (Pdf) which have been planned for Friday, May 25, 2018 and Saturday, May 26, 2018.

MOIRA SECONDARY SCHOOL: 1959-2018

275 Farley Avenue, Belleville

Friday, May 25, 2018
10:30 a.m.School Assembly

  • Mohawk Greeting
  • Invited Guests
  • Vignettes from the Past
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.School Celebration BBQ by the Mike Schad field
12:30-2:30 p.m.Sports Game on the Mike Schad field

Student/Staff Games in the Ken Smith Gymnasium

4:00-7:00 p.m.Open House for all Alumni and other Members of the Community

  • School Tours
  • Decade Rooms
7:00 p.m.Moira Murder Mystery Play “A Game’s Afoot”

  • Tickets at the door for $10. All are welcome.
8:00 p.m.Decades Social Event for all Alumni and other Members of the Community

  • 1960 – 1970s Graduates to meet at The Beaufort Pub, 173 Dundas East, Belleville
  • 1980 – 1990s  Graduates to meet at The Red Lion Pub, 211 Coleman Street, Belleville
  • 2000s+ Graduates to meet at The Dugout, 514 Dundas Street East, Belleville
Saturday, May 26, 2018
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Open House for all Alumni and other Members of the Community

  • School Tours
  • Decade Rooms
  • Silent Auction
  • Memorabilia Table
  • Photo Booth

Proceeds and Donations will go to Food for Learning

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Mohawk Spring Celebration

Traditional Dance, Music and Games

1:00-3:00 p.m.Activities for Children

Afternoon Tea Room

Donations will go to Food for Learning

7:00 p.m.Moira Murder Mystery Play “A Game’s Afoot”

  • Tickets at the door for $10. All are welcome.

This weekend is a time to celebrate the history of Moira Secondary School. All are welcome to attend the events, reconnect and share individual memories.

For more information, please contact:

Moira Secondary School, 613-962-8668, mss@hpedsb.on.ca

or

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Closing ceremony for Hillcrest School

All are invited to the closing ceremony for Hillcrest School.
All are invited to the closing ceremony for Hillcrest School.

June 22, 2017—A closing ceremony has been planned for Hillcrest School.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Monday, June 26, 2017
TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hillcrest School, 88 West Street, Belleville

This event will involve students, staff, school board officials and special guests. We hope you can join us for an evening of memories and fun in recognition of this very special event.

The school is closing as a result of a decision made through an accommodation review. On June 19, 2017, Board members voted to consolidate Hillcrest School and Prince of Wales Public School. Hillcrest will close at the end of June 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer,
613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354

EVENT: Closing ceremony for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School

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All are invited to the closing ceremony for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School.

June 22, 2017—A closing ceremony has been planned for Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School, 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield

This event will involve students, staff, school board officials and special guests. We hope you can join us for an evening of memories and fun in recognition of this very special event.

The school is closing as a result of a decision made through an accommodation review. On June 19, 2017, Board members voted to consolidate Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) at Queen Elizabeth School effective September 2017 to form a K-6 school. Pinecrest will close at the end of June 2017. Grade 7 and 8 students from Pinecrest and Queen Elizabeth will transfer to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer,
613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354

EVENT: Closing Weekend to Remember for Quinte Secondary School

April 30, 2018—Quinte Secondary School is closing at the end of June 2018.

To celebrate the past and present, students, families and community members are invited to take part in Closing Ceremony activities that have been planned for Thursday, May 31, 2018 through to and including Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Activities are free,  with the exception of the Saints Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2108. There will be a silent auction of special Saints memorabilia throughout the weekend.

QUINTE SECONDARY SCHOOL – REGISTER HERE

45 College Street West, Belleville

Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00-7:00 p.m.Open House
Friday, June 1, 2018
9:30-11:00 a.m.Annual Harrier Run – Alumni Welcome
12:00-2:30 p.m.Saints Summer Carnival

Lunch provided to all students

12:00-7:00 p.m.Open House 

  • An opportunity to walk through the school and visit classrooms
  • Sale of Saints Memorabilia
7:00-8:30 p.m.Reflections

  • A celebration of Arts
  • Alumni and current student performances
9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.Decades Pub Night

  • 1950 – 1969s Graduates at meet at The Dugout, 514 Dundas Street East, Belleville
  • 1970 – 1985s  Graduates to meet at The Beaufort Pub, 173 Dundas East, Belleville
  • 1985s – 1995s Graduates to meet at the Capers, 272 Front Street, Belleville
  • 1995s – 2005s Graduates to meet at the Red Lion Pub, 211 Coleman Street, Belleville
  • 2005s+ Graduates to meet at Legendz Pub, 5529 Highway 62 South, Rossmore
Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Open House and Family Fun

  • Bring your family for fun activities
10:30-11:45 a.m.Best All Round Student Celebration in the Gymnasium
12:00-1:15 p.m.Athlete of the Year Celebration in the Gymnasium
6:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.Saints Gala at the Belleville Armouries, 187 Pinnacle Street

  • Tickets available at Quinte Secondary School for $60
  • DJ and former saint performances

Extra funds from ticket sales will go to the Learning Foundation

This weekend is a time to current and former students to come together to share stories and memories about Quinte Secondary School.

For more information, please contact:

Quinte Secondary School, 613-962-9295, qss@hpedsb.on.ca

or

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Frankford Public School presents “Seussical Jr.”

May 15 2017—Frankford Public School students are proud to present the theatrical production of SeussicalSeussical Jr.”

EVENT DETAILS

DATES: Tuesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Frankford Public School, Gym, 36 Adelaide Street, Frankford
TICKETS: $6, available from the school, 613.398.6425 or can be purchased at the door

Frankford Public School’s students present their version of Seussical Junior. This play is an combination of many of Seuss’s famous stories (Horton Hears a Who!, Horton Hatches Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz). All are invited to come out and enjoy family theatre at its best!

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: International Baccalaureate & Foundations Information Session

Students and their parents/guardians are invited to an information session (Pdf) to learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) & Foundations Programme.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Avenue, Belleville
REGISTER: online –  https://goo.gl/rLe5r4

The Foundations and International Baccalaureate Programme provides an enriching educational environment through enhanced courses that stimulate curiosity and inquiry which fosters a spirit of discovery and an enjoyment of learning. We strive to provide excellent instruction within the classroom and through experiential learning.  Go to the website to learn more: http://www.ibo.org/benefits/

Applications for entry to the grade 9, 10 and 11 programs will be available at this session.

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Moira Secondary School presents Moira Idol 2018

April 17, 2018—Moira Secondary School is excited to announce the upcoming Moira Idol event (Pdf).

Moira Idol 2018
Moira Idol, Thursday April 19, 2018

DATE: Thursday, April 19, 2018

TIME:  6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

LOCATION: Moira Secondary School, 275 Farley Ave, Belleville

COST: $5.00 charge at the door

Moira Idol is a spin off of the popular television show Canadian Idol, a competition where singers perform and are judged.

Brett McNaueal will be judging Moira Idol. Brett began writing and playing music at the age of 12. His expansive knowledge of music enabled him to work as a radio personality at a local radio station and as a musical in a number of bands.

All are welcome to come out and enjoy Moira Secondary School student performances.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Open House & Closing Ceremony for Earl Prentice Public School

February 26, 2018—Earl Prentice Public School will be hosting an Open House & Closing Ceremony to honour the past and present, and celebrate students, families and the community.

DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2018

TIME:  1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Earl Prentice Public School, 17 William Street, Marmora

The school is consolidating with Marmora Public School on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Background

The Ministry of Education announced funding in November 2015 to build an addition and renovations at Marmora Senior Public School. The funding was in response to a capital priority business case submitted to the Ministry of Education in the summer of 2015. The submission was for the construction of an addition to and renovation of the existing Marmora Senior Public School to create a JK to Grade 8 school to accommodate students from Earl Prentice Public School (presently JK to Grade 3) and  Marmora Senior Public School (presently Grade 4 to 8). The addition includes five new classrooms and a new double-size gym. The existing single-size gym was converted to a learning commons/library.

The overall project cost was estimated to be $3.7 million, with Ministry of Education funding of $3.2 million and the additional $500,000 coming from school board building renewal funds.

The new name, Marmora Public School, became effective January 8, 2018.

All are welcome to these community events to visit with current and former staff, students and community partners.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Opening ceremony for Trent River Public School

June 9, 2017—A celebration is being planned to officially open Trent River Public School.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TIME: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Trent River Public School, 84 Dixon Drive, Trenton

This event will involve student and staff, along with greetings from municipal, school and school board officials. All are invited to attend.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer,
613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354

EVENT: Prince Charles PS Trenton presents Treasure Island

May 1, 2018—Prince Charles Public School-Trenton announce upcoming performances of the musical Treasure Island (Pdf).

Moira Idol 2018
Treasure Island Musical May 9 & 10, 2018

DATES: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and Thursday, May 10, 2018

TIME:  7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

LOCATION: Prince Charles Public School, 138 Dufferin Avenue South, Trenton

COST: $5.00, tickets available at the school

This musical adaptation is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic that was written in 1881 about Jim Hawkin’s boyhood adventure to find buried treasure.

All are invited to come out and experience unique and exciting pirate adventures.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Prince Edward Collegiate Institute presents The Original Musical ‘The Trouble With Gingerbread: A Hansel & Gretel Story’

PECI Presents The Original Musical 'The Trouble With Gingerbread: A Hansel & Gretel StoryFebruary 26 2018—Prince Edward Collegiate Institute presents The Original Musical ‘The Trouble With Gingerbread: A Hansel & Gretel Story’

EVENT DETAILS

DATES:
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, Gym A, 41 Barker Street, Picton

Admission is free and tickets are available at Books & Co., 289 Picton Main St, Picton

Come with us to the County of Prince Eddy and the town of Bloomington.  Here, twin brother and sister Hansel and Gretel need to overturn a curse placed upon their family by the evil witch, Grigella.  Aiding them are their parents Henrietta and Rupert, the County Jack of all Trades, Biff, a Golden Rooster named Bob, and a mystical Oracle.  Rock along with some familiar tunes as the twins and their parents set off on an adventure down Trail 49 to the Deep, Dark Woods, where a curse might be overturned, and some lessons might be learned along the way.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

EVENT: Social Networking and Online Safety at Tweed Elementary School

November 8, 2017—Tweed Elementary School is hosting a social media/online safety event parents/guardians and community members.

The presenter Paul Davis, is a social network and online safety expert.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2017
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Tweed Elementary School, 52 McClellan Street, Tweed

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Smartphones and digital trails
  • Cyberbullying, texting and sexting
  • Online gaming
  • Online security

Davis has a vast amount of expertise in social media and online safety having presented throughout Canada and the United States for many years. Participants will leave this presentation knowing more about social media safety than they do now and may even convince some to change how they’re using using social media themselves.

Students in Grade 4 to 8 will attend a presentation during the day.

This event was made possible through a Parent Involvement Grant.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Everyday Leadership & Well-Being Symposium for Grade 7 to 11 students

May 7, 2018—Approximately 160 students in Grades 7 to 11 will participate in the Everyday Leadership & Well-Being Symposium this week.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loyalist College

This event is planned and hosted by the Student Senate which consists of two students from each secondary school. The  purpose of the symposium is to redefine leadership with respect to well-being and living as an everyday leader. Students will participate in three workshops throughout the day (see below) to explore elements of leadership and well-being, supporting globally minded leaders and learners.

Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education, will bring greetings. Stu Saunders, the keynote speaker, will focus on the theme of Everyday Leadership.

Workshop presenters include students, HPEDSB staff, Dr. Julie Gowthorpe and Sean Kelly, and Loyalist College instructors who will share their experiences and highlight the importance and value of student voice, leadership, initiative and well-being.

Symposium schedule

9:00 a.m. Welcome, opening remarks, Student Senate and Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education
9:15 a.m. Stu Saunders, keynote speaker
10:10 to 10:40 a.m. Workshop 1 (30-minute workshops)
10:40 to 10:55 a.m. Abby Heffernan, student presenter from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute
10:55 to 11:25 a.m. Lunch
11:25 to 11:40 a.m. Kristen Sutherland, student presenter from North Hastings High School
11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Workshop 2
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Workshop 3

STUDENT PRESENTERS

  • Abby Heffernan from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. Abby Heffernan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015 before starting high school. She will speak about staying positive through difficult situations and making the best of every situation. Finding and maintaining a positive perspective through challenges reinforces the overall theme of the conference; everyday leadership is about making small changes for personal or someone else’s well-being.
  • Kristen Sutherland from North Hastings High School. Kristen Sutherland is an amputee and her speech will have an underlying message of the importance of resiliency. She will speak about how she was able to remain positive and overcome the obstacles that she faced throughout her journey, and how some of the hardest decisions, may be some of the best decisions. Leadership can be expressed in the ability to make choices for oneself; everyday leadership can be personal and does not have to impact others.

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS AND TOPICS

  • Keynote address: Stu Saunders. Stu will work with everyday  leaders to reflect and uncover their leadership potential and help them craft their next steps.
  • Dressing on a Dime and Feeling Great: Lucille Kyle. This workshop will be conducted in the form of an unorthodox fashion show. It will identify strategies for shopping to meet one’s own comfort level, as well as on a budget. Lucille and student senators will model the importance of dressing to feel confident in one’s own skin. Models in the workshop will have the opportunity to be styled in multiple innovative ways. The goal of the workshop is to show how trends can be limiting.  Students will be encouraged to question and push beyond these boundaries to explore the fun of fashion. An overall theme of positivity will be encouraged throughout the workshop, supporting mental health and well-being.
  • Art and Mindfulness: Andrea Kerr. This will be a hands-on workshop. Mindfulness boosts creativity and creativity boosts mindfulness. Learn how to get into creative flow anywhere and anytime you have a few moments of solitude. No drawing experience necessary! Create something of your very own to take home. Choose one project or complete all three!
  • Managing and Reducing Stress: Dr. Julie Gowthorpe and Sean Kelly. This workshop will be conducted in the form of a conversational presentation about mindful stress reduction. It will identify sources of stress in a student’s life through conversations facilitated by Dr. Gowthorpe and Sean Kelly. Staying mentally healthy while encountering a variety of barriers to self-esteem can be difficult in social environments (such as high school). The goal of this workshop is to reflect on effective self esteem management and to recognize vulnerability.
  • Sleep and Well-Being: Dr. Deanna Mayfield and Julie Pulman- Brogee. This workshop will be conducted in the form of a conversational presentation about the aspects of the brain that manage stress. Mental health specialists will guide the workshop and address the importance of sleep for maintaining mental health and well-being; high school students are within the age demographic that sleep the least and work the longest. They will also discuss how stress impacts memory and how to cope with pressure. Students will also be shown when and how to reach out for help; finding a personal limit with regards to mental health is important to staying healthy.
  • The Powers and Pitfalls of Social Media: Kerry Ramsay. This workshop will be conducted as a conversational presentation about the power and pitfalls of social media use. It will identify the positive aspects of social media for students as well as offer strategies to developing a positive online presence. Student voice will be facilitated by student senators and a well-being expert from Loyalist College through conversations about how social media is used and the overall effect on mental health; perceptions of other people on social media can lead to personal pressures and negativity.
  • Mindful Yoga: Tammy Kenzie. This will be a mindful workshop in which students participate in a 30-minute yoga session guided by a professional. The goal of the session is to introduce stress reduction techniques through yoga. Physical activity can increase dopamine levels and decrease stress; it is important to be mindful of mental and physical health.
  • Mission Impossible: Student Senators. This is an interactive workshop in which students will work in teams to complete the mission, which is comprised of several tasks, such as puzzles, an obstacle course, etc., under a given time constraint and with certain stipulations.  The first time that the teams attempt the mission, they will not be given any time to plan or organize themselves, which typically results in teams being unable to complete the mission. They will then be given five minutes to plan before their second attempt to complete the mission. Teams tend to be more successful in their second attempt, which ultimately demonstrates to students and will lead into a discussion about the importance of time management and organization, as well as effective collaboration.
  • Action Planning: What does the world need now?: Student Senators. This workshop will be conducted as a conversation translating into action plans. The workshop will take place throughout the day and each group of students will have a different responsibility. The students in the morning will generate ideas on how to improve their school, community, or world. The students in the afternoon will implement ideas into tangible action plans that can be taken back to schools and used. Action plans developed in this workshop can be brought to conversations with a school’s senator and can be supported by the student senate. The overall goal of this workshop is to transform student voice into tangible initiatives that provide leadership opportunities for students attending the conference.

Throughout the day, students will be encouraged to document their ideas and thoughts. They will keep the ‘Not  Exit Card’ and bring it to a follow-up meeting with their school student senators. The goal of the Not Exit Card is to make tangible connections between ideas (or notable thoughts) on paper (visible thinking).

At the end of the day, students will document one goal on a postcard and it will be placed in a draw with their name and school on it. The postcards will be given to the school student senator for immediate and future follow-up.

The event hashtag is #HPE_BeWell.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

French Immersion & Extended French Information Nights, January/February 2017

Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out about Extended French (in Bancroft) and French Immersion (in Belleville, Madoc, Picton and Trenton).

Two new French Immersion schools have been added for September 2017: Madoc Public School and Prince Charles Public School (Trenton).

Information Sessions for French Immersion & Extended French
EXTENDED FRENCH
Monday, January 30, 20176:00 p.m., York River Public School, 132 Newkirk Boulevard, Bancroft, 6:00 p.m.
FRENCH IMMERSION
Tuesday, January 31, 20176:00 p.m., Queen Elizabeth School (Picton), 35 Barker Street, Picton
Wednesday, February 1, 20176:00 p.m., Harry J. Clarke Public School, 77 Rollins Drive, Belleville
Thursday, February 2, 20176:00 p.m., Bayside Public School, 132 Aikins Road, Belleville
Monday, February 6, 20176:00 p.m., Prince Charles Public School (Trenton), 138 Dufferin Avenue South, Trenton
Tuesday, February 7, 20176:00 p.m., Madoc Public School, 32 Baldwin Street, Madoc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extended French begins in Grade 5 at York River Public School. The program helps students to develop French-language skills in a variety of subject areas. A minimum of 25% of instruction is in French.

French Immersion develops communication and critical thinking skills, as well as promotes personal growth and self-confidence. FI begins in Grade 4.

Anna and Peter describe their French Immersion experiences.

For specific details about the program, please contact the school principal.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

French Immersion registration at Madoc PS, Prince Charles PS, Trenton and Queen Elizabeth School, Picton has been extended to March 2, 2018

February 26 2018— French Immersion (Grades 4 – 8) is an elective program offered for students beginning in Grade 4, in various regions of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. The deadline to register for French Immersion at Madoc Public School, Prince Charles Public School (Trenton) and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) has been extended to Friday, March 2, 2018. The continuation of this program is dependent upon additional registrations.

A letter providing more information is being sent home to families:

The registration package can be found on the French Immersion program page. Completed registration packages must be submitted to your child’s school by Friday, March 2, 2018.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Have you heard a Moira Minute on 91X FM?

September 19, 2017 — Moira Minute is a community-based initiative between Moira Secondary School students in the Communications Technology program and Alternative Radio 91X FM at Loyalist College.

Students gain skills in researching, interviewing, writing, broadcasting and audio editing to produce programs for the Quinte community.   The program went to air in February of 2017 as a weekly show highlighting events and student achievements at Moira Secondary School.

The show airs every Friday at 4:40 p.m. with a repeat at 8:40 p.m.  You can finds past shows of a Moira Minute on the Moira school website, under “Student Life.”

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

HPE Schools have joined the EcoSchools community

October 4, 2017—Exciting new at the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board – Deseronto PS, Stirling PS, York River PS and Madoc PS have joined the EcoSchools community. EcoSchools is a program that addresses environmental issues in the school system.

Four certification levels can be completed, helping schools work toward common environmental goals and student engagement.

Learn more about the EcoSchools program and why our schools joined to promote environmental learning at ontarioecoschools.org.

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

I G.E.T. IT—Girls Exploring Trades

April 11, 2017—On April 12, 150 high school girls will participate in an event to explore non-traditional trades for women. Girls often do not connect with career opportunities that exist in the trades for them.

The trades are not “a man’s world”. Women perform just as well as men in the trades. Women also bring many additional skills and perspectives, such as collaborative communication styles, great attention to detail and empathy, which are recognized by many employers in the trades as important and valuable. (Ontario College of Trades)

8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton has partnered with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, East Central Ontario Training Board and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Fellowship at Loyalist College to host this event.

EVENT DETAILS

The day will begin at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Trenton at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Jamie McMillan, an ironworker, will talk about her experiences in the trades and what led her to the career. McMillan has provided provided inspiration and mentorship to hundreds of young women.

Following McMillan’s talk, she will then be joined by Lieutenant Colonel Cathy Blue, Wing Logistics and Engineering Officer of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton; Pauline Carkner, High Voltage Electrician; Kasey Waterman , Auto Service Tech; and Rebecca Chokly, Millwright. The women will share their experiences about the trade they chose to work in.

Following the panel, the high school girls will spend time at various areas throughout 8 Wing/CFB Trenton where volunteers will teach them about the different trades that they could go into. The students will get first-hand experience in these trades and will be well-informed on the opportunities available to them.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Intermediate Student Leadership Program Information Night: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out more about the Intermediate Student Leadership Program that is offered to Grade 7 and 8 students at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Belleville.

The program is a hands on approach to learning that directly involves building relationships with community partners and organizations. Through inquiry and student driven action plans students experience real life connections and volunteer opportunities. Linking curriculum with leadership opportunities allow students to learn the value of their voice and ability to create change with their actions.

Intermediate Student Leadership brochure (pdf)

INFORMATION SESSION

DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth Public School, 135 Macdonald Avenue, Belleville (in the library)

All are welcome to attend. Completed applications need to be submitted to Queen Elizabeth Public School office by Thursday, February 23, 2017.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Intermediate Student Leadership Program Information Night: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

January 12, 2018—Parents/guardians are invited to attend an Information Session to find out more about the Intermediate Student Leadership Program that is offered to Grade 7 and 8 students at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Belleville.

The program is a hands on approach to learning that directly involves building relationships with community partners and organizations. Through inquiry and student driven action plans students experience real life connections and volunteer opportunities. Linking curriculum with leadership opportunities allow students to learn the value of their voice and ability to create change with their actions.

Intermediate Student Leadership brochure (Pdf)

Intermediate Student Leadership application pkg with application form (Pdf)

INFORMATION SESSION

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth Public School, 135 Macdonald Avenue, Belleville (in the Library)

All are welcome to attend. Completed applications need to be submitted to Queen Elizabeth Public School office by Thursday, February 22, 2018. Interviews will be held March 20, 2018.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Invitation to vote on a name for the Marmora school

flyer to vote on name for the school
Community members are invited to vote on the name for the new Marmora elementary school by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

May 15, 2017—The community is invited to vote on a name (Pdf) for the consolidated Marmora elementary school.

The options are the following:

  • Crowe River Public School
  • Crowe Valley Public School
  • Marmora Elementary School
  • Marmora Public School

These names were short-listed through a first round of community input. Several submissions involved connections to water or the village of Marmora. Crowe Lake and Crowe River, which are encompassed by Crowe Valley, are close to Marmora Senior PS and are a significant part of the community.

An New Marmora School Re-Naming Committee consisting of students, school staff, parents and community members has been meeting to work through the naming process.

Vote online for your favourite school name or email to marmorasr@hpedsb.on.ca, attention Principal Rob Lake by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten RegistrationTeacher Heidi and Early Childhood Educator Christa invite you to register your child for Kindergarten Speaker (MP3)

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their families.

All our elementary schools offer Kindergarten for Year 1 (JK) and Year 2 (SK).

New this year: online pre-registration


View the Kindergarten pre-registration help video for instructions on how to complete online registration.

If you are unable to register online, contact the public school in your community to arrange an appointment. Registration takes approximately 15 minutes.

You will need to take the following documentation to the school:

  1. Your child’s birth certificate or passport as official proof of the child’s date of birth and legal name*
  2. Your child’s immunization card
  3. Precise information about the residence location, including lot, concession, postal code and 911 address
  4. Legal custody orders, if applicable

For Junior Kindergarten, children must be four years old in 2018 (born in 2014). For Senior Kindergarten, children must be five years old in 2018 (born in 2013). If your child is currently in Year 1 (JK), you do not need to register again for Year 2 (SK).

*To apply for a birth certificate, follow these steps:

  1. If you have access to a computer and a major credit card, visit ServiceOntario to complete an online application. Submit the form and pay online using a credit card. The birth certificate will be delivered to you.
  2. If you do not have access to a computer, contact your local MPP’s office.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

May 6, 2017: 30th Anniversary of Adventure Class, Queen Victoria School

 

event flyer
All are welcome to attend 30th Anniversary celebrations for the Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School on May 6, 2017.

May 5, 2017—All are invited to a celebration for the Adventure Class (web page) at Queen Victoria School (web page).

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Saturday, May 6, 2017
TIME: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Victoria School, 46 Pine Street, Belleville

All are invited to join in this 30th anniversary celebration. There will be music performances, photo displays, school tours, camping games and refreshments.

An evening event will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the Parrott Gallery (in the Belleville Public Library), 254 Pinnacle Street. Tickets are $15 per person, available from the school.

Adventure Class background

Older students helping younger students, parents sharing their skills, hands-on activities, community outings and an accent on real-life learning and discovery. The Adventure Class at Queen Victoria School delivers The Ontario Curriculum in an innovative and alternative format.

The program emphasizes hands-on learning, real life discovery and integrated life skills. A lively mix of ages, academic levels, skills and interests is further enriched by family and community involvement. The program offers a warm, family-like learning environment with an emphasis on sharing, cooperation and mutual support

Media contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Maynooth PS students learn Indigenous history, learn drumming

October 31, 2017—Students at Maynooth Public School care about their community.

They celebrated that every child matters on September 28, 2017 in partnership with the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin Nation.

The students role played what it might have been like to be in a residential school and specifically feeling segregated. Elder Ada and three other drummers spoke with students about about the importance of community, of looking at the whole and of connecting with earth.

During a drumming circle that followed, the drummers reminded the students about the etiquette of handling drums and shakers, and the importance of paying attention to the lead drummer to ensure that the music stays in sync. Each student had a turn playing an instrument along with a drummer.

“This was a very impactful  experience for both staff and students,” said Lisa Resmer, Principal. “We are so lucky to have a continued presence in our school with Ada Elder and a strong connection with Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin Nation. Their drumming of the heartbeat of Mother Earth brings us all to one common place where every child matters,” she added.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Moira SS celebrates the fall harvest, new mural and commemorative plaques

October 17, 2017—It started as a request from a student to paint a mural at Moira Secondary School and evolved to the vision of school staff recognizing the deep cultural backgrounds of the school community.

In the written proposal, the student conveyed that an Indigenous mural would bring excitement to the school community and show school spirit.

The colourful, new mural certainly accomplished that at Moira Secondary School!

A celebration on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 was the culmination of six months of learning and work on the project tetewatate:ken: we are connected as one. The celebration involved a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new mural ; unveiling two  plaques (one written in English, one written in Mohawk) commemorating the lands on which the school is located; and the annual Harvest Festival, which is an autumn Mohawk tradition to celebrate bringing in the crops.

Students and staff participated in various experiential trips as part of this Ministry of Education-funded project. They travelled to areas of local indigenous interest to learn about the culture and history of Indigenous education. One excursion was to the Kanhiote library on the Tyendinaga territory. While there they met with Amy Cowie, research assistant for the Mohawks Bay of Quinte.

Students were actively  involved in designing and painting the mural with artist Maureen Walton. Four students were influential members of our initiative committee and more than forty painted the mural under Walton’s coaching.

The mural creation was documented through augmented reality interactive technology, which provided students with another learning opportunity.

ribbon cutting ceremony

centre section of the mural

commemorative plaque in Englishcommemorative plaque in Mohawk

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

North Hastings High Music teacher delivers instruments in style

April 12, 2018—The Music program at North Hastings High School needed new instruments to thrive. Thanks to MusiCounts Canada and Volkswagen Canada, they were delivered in a VW Golf to surprise students!

“The French horns and oboes that we received from Volkswagen via MusiCounts are in full use in our instrument fleet. I actually have a French horn ensemble now, which is pretty much unheard of for a school our size,” said Dianne Winmill, recipient of the 2017 MusiCounts Canadian Teacher of the Year Award.

Related: National music award for North Hastings HS teacher

According to Winmill it’s amazing how many instruments you can fit in a Golf model.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

 

Parent Info Sessions: Destinations Program, Monday, February 5, 2018 and Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Destinations Program for Grade 7 and 8 studentsDestinations Program
The Destinations Program (Pdf) is for Grade 7 and 8 students who are innately curious and passionate about learning.

Parents are invited to an information session.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Monday, February 5, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Susanna Moodie Elementary School, 376 Avon Lough Road, Belleville

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Queen Elizabeth School, 135 MacDonald Avenue, Belleville

About the Destinations Program
Through active inquiries, students will explore their role in the world, and further their sense of social justice. They will be given the opportunity to become active and responsible citizens who are internationally-minded and technologically savvy.

In the Destinations classroom, students inspire and motivate each other to become life-long learners, and proficient digital navigators. The program develops students who take steps to create a better and more peaceful world.

The Destinations Program is aligned with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum for Grades 7 and 8. It is built on five central themes that guide our approach to teaching and learning.

Learn more information about the Destinations Program online. Registration is required by Friday, February 23, 2018.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

PARENT/COMMUNITY EVENT: Internet Safety seminar at V.P. Carswell Elementary School

PECI Presents The Original Musical 'The Trouble With Gingerbread: A Hansel & Gretel StoryMarch 8, 2018—Parents/guardians and community members are invited to attend an Internet Safety seminar (Pdf).

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
TIME:  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: V.P. Carswell Elementary School, 4 Seneca Drive, Trenton

Children are increasingly using internet technology, social media platforms, and apps that allow them to communicate with virtually anyone. As parents and guardians the rapid advances in technology present new and ever evolving challenges that can feel overwhelming as we strive to keep our children safe online.

Matt Richardson, Internet Safety Consultant will talk about reinforcing messages around healthy relationships and positive self-image and provide parents and guardians with practical, age appropriate advice for framing conversations on internet and personal safety in a positive and empowering way that will inspire rather than instill fear.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Paul Pickard, Principal, Centre Hastings SS recipient of Canada 150 Commemorative Coin

December 6, 2017—Congratulations to Paul Pickard, Principal, Centre Hastings Secondary School on being recognized for his high level of individual excellence and achievement.

Pickard was one of 60 people presented with a Canada 150 Commemorative Coin by MP Neil Ellis at a ceremony earlier this month.

An article on countylive.ca describes more about the recipients and presentations.

According to the article, Pickard was recognized for his efforts during his time as principal at Queen Elizabeth Public School in Picton. He often went above and beyond his typical work duties. Playing key roles in the school’s breakfast program, student council, lunch club and coaching numerous sports teams. Pickard has also been an active member of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club acting as registrar, web master and coach.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

PECI’s Venture Enrichment Program & Arts Plus Program Info Night: Thursday, February 15, 2018

January 29, 2018—Students and families are invited to attend an Information Session to find out more about the Venture Enrichment Program (Pdf) and the ACE Arts Plus Program (Pdf) being offered at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.

ACE Arts Plus Program 

This program focuses on artistic skills, community connections and entrepreneurial opportunities. Students will access individualized programs in the senior grades to develop artistic passions.

Venture Enrichment Program

Through problem-solving and inquiry based learning, students in this program will rise to academic challenges. The Venture Enrichment Program offers unique learning opportunities for motivated scholastic students.

INFORMATION SESSION
DATE: Thursday, February 15, 2018

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 41 Barker Street, Picton

All are welcome to attend and learn more about these engaging Grade 9 programs being offered in September 2018.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Presenting the 29th Annual Secondary School Art Show

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The promotional poster for Reality, the 28th Annual Secondary Art Show, created by Marika Tamura, Centennial Secondary School.

March 10, 2017—Students are looking forward to participating in the 29th Annual Secondary School Art Show.

Art Exhibition
DATE: April 6 – 26, 2017
LOCATION: John M. Parrot Art Gallery, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

This event continues to be a spectacular way to showcase the creativity and personal expression of secondary Visual Arts students in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Under the guidance and expertise of Art teachers, students have learned to explore and apply a variety of media, materials, technologies, tools and techniques using the application of elements and principles of design.

Additional learning has been to prepare the art works for presentation to a broad community audience and to understand the effect of the Arts in everyday lives. These pieces demonstrate student learning of Ontario curriculum requirements.

Works/techniques on exhibit include the following:

  • Drawing: pencil, pencil crayon and ink
  • Printmaking: dry point prints, mono-prints, collagraphs and colour reduction lino block prints
  • Acrylic painting and mixed media
  • Sculpture
  • Photography

Visitors will be impressed with the creativity and high calibre of works on display. This is an event to pen into your schedule!

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Presenting the Trenton High School Spring Arts Extravaganza

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Trenton High School is hosing a Spring Arts Extravaganza to launch their art gallery and celebrate the Arts.

April 13, 2017—Trenton High School is hosting an Spring Arts Extravaganza to launch their new art gallery and celebrate the Arts.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Trenton High School, 15 Fourth Avenue, Trenton

Trenton High School students are proud to showcase their artistic talents in various forms.

This event will include the following:

  • Student artwork
  • Music performances
  • Drama presentations
  • Student crafts

 

Student crafts will be on sale: ceramic bowls, refinished furniture, fused glass jewellery, unique batik pillows and various prints. All proceeds go toward art supplies for Trenton High School.

This free event is open to the community and Arts lovers of all ages.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute welcomes Grade 9 Panthers into the PECI family

September 26, 2017—Prince Edward Collegiate Institute celebrated Grade 9 Day on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. It was a day filled with fun, team building activities to welcome and inspire Grade 9 students.

Take a look at the article on Countylive.ca. The 10 different team-building events were captured on this remarkable day.

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Queen Elizabeth School students to take over Glanmore House for a day, April 7, 2018

Glanmore National Historic Site
Grade 7/8 Student Leadership Program students take over the Glanmore House on April 7, 2018.

March 23, 2018 – Grade 7-8 Student Leadership Program students from Queen Elizabeth School are hosting a Takeover Day event at Glanmore National Historic Site.

Takeover Day is an educational event that allows us to learn about our past, learn more about the history of Canada and our great city while being creative, having fun and developing leadership skills.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2018

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Glanmore National Historic Site, 257 Bridge Street East, Belleville

ADMISSION: Free

Taking part in this event provides experiential learning and volunteering for the students in the Student Leadership class who learn, share and engage with others at the Glanmore National Historic Site. Some of their responsibilities will include greeting visitors, running activities and unveiling a temporary exhibit about the Munson shipwreck. Speeches from students and special guests will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

The museum cares for an extensive collection of antique furniture, paintings and ceramics. Local history is highlighted in Glanmore’s lower level, and includes the Early Homestead exhibit and Maid of All Work: Domestic Service at Glanmore.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Sophiasburgh students to participate in Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room opening

June 9, 2017—Students at Sophiasburgh Central School are excited to be part of the launch and dedication of the first Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada. It will be located in Books & Company’s café, Miss Lily’s, in Picton.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Upstairs, Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton

In May, Sophiasburgh students participated in a transformative arts-education project to write and record songs in response to Canada’s colonial history. Students took part in The Four Directions Project, led by local not-for-profit Darkspark, an arts education organization that uses songwriting, recording and pop culture as engagement tools in schools across Canada. The Four Directions Project was conceptualized in collaboration with a Grade 8 class from the Quinte Mohawk School in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Participating youth discover how colonial prejudices and stereotypes are created and maintained – and may be broken. It also encourages youth to believe their voices can create change in their communities and world. It appears their work may have done just that by inspiring the creation of the first permanent Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room.

Summary of the student involvement from Rob McFadden, Principal

Our students in Mr. O’Brien’s Grade 7/8 class have recently been involved in an unique experiential learning opportunity. They have engaged in considering Canadian colonial history from an Indigenous perspective, including exploring the impacts of residential schools on indigenous peoples. We have done this work with a non-profit community partner, Darkspark, through the support of a Ministry of Education Community-Connected Experiential Learning grant, and a Prince Edward County Community Foundation Canada 150 Grant, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and school funds.

Darkspark is a transformative, experiential arts education organization that uses songwriting, storytelling, and recording technologies to engage, educate and inspire youth in schools across Canada. One of Darkspark’s main goals is to contribute to the process of recovery and reconciliation by facilitating cross-cultural education between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.

The project included two full days of immersive, creative ice-breakers, curriculum-based lesson plans, discussions and interaction with an Indigenous elder and artists in addition to interactive, multi-media rich presentations on the history of songwriting as a medium to create impact and change in local, national and global communities. Following this for five days, students were broken into groups of seven, and each group had the opportunity to write a song of their own, reflecting on the powerful information they have learned alongside professional songwriters, musicians and producers. After writing their song, each group took part in recording their song in a professional mobile studio.

Students’ songs are now being mixed and produced and we are ready to engage in Phase II of our project that includes outreach to our community to share our learning through presentation of the students’ work. Mr. O’Brien, Darkspark members D’Ari and Mel, and students have been working on this presentation, which will be shared with students from other Prince Edward County schools at 10:00 a.m. on June 13 at Sophiasburgh Central School, and then again with our broader community on the evening of June 13 at 7:00 in the Lipson Room at Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton. Parents and community members are welcome to join us for these events. Students are working with Mr. O’Brien to divide up responsibilities for presenting at either one of these two events or during a school-based assembly where we will present to our own students.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer,
613-966-1170 or 1.800.267-4350, extension 2354

Last updated: April 26, 2018 at 10:48 am