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Two PECI teachers honoured with 'Great Place Awards'

Two PECI teachers honoured with ‘Great Place Awards’

Two Prince Edward Collegiate Institute teachers invited to a presentation to honour each other Thursday morning, didn’t know they were both to receive top honours from the school board. Teachers Lisa Fraser and Matthew Sheahan were honoured with Great Place Awards – the highest recognition at Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board – which […]

International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and acceptance

International Day of Pink celebrates diversity and acceptance

Wednesday, April 10 will be a sea of pink at Hastings Prince Edward District School Board schools, offices and workplaces as people celebrate International Day of Pink. The Day of Pink is the International Day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world. People are invited to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink […]

PECI students join province-wide walkout to protest education changes

PECI students join province-wide walkout to protest education changes

Nearly 200 students from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute chanted ‘Our education’ and responded with cheers to motorists honking in support as they passed by the cenotaph downtown Picton Thursday. The students joined an estimated 200,000 counterparts from some 700 schools across the province who, at 1:15 p.m. walked out to protest Premier Doug Ford’s changes […]

Flag raising celebrates 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

Flag raising celebrates 50th anniversary of Special Olympics

Prince Edward County’s OPP detachment was among 50 police agencies across the province raising a flag to commemorate Special Olympics Day, Monday, and the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics in Ontario. Police departments and related agencies have raised more than $35 million in the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario over […]

PECI students ask public to respond to A Call to Action

PECI students ask public to respond to A Call to Action

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison Students in the drama room at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) are bringing the issues of truth and reconciliation to the public this week. A Call to Action: A Collective Creation about Truth and Reconciliation sees department head Matthew Sheahan and his students tackle the topic in a sequence […]

PECI senior boys felt victory in one of three historic games at OFSAA

PECI senior boys felt victory in one of three historic games at OFSAA

PECI’s Senior Boys felt the thrill of victory during their historic showing at OFSAA – but also felt the hammer come down winning one of three games at the AAA event in Hamilton. The PECI Senior Boys Basketball team made school history by winning the AAA COSSA Championship held in Peterborough. to set sights on […]

PECI senior boys qualify for OFSAA basketball - first time in school history

PECI senior boys qualify for OFSAA basketball – first time in school history

The PECI Senior Boys Basketball team made school history Friday by winning the AAA COSSA Championship held in Peterborough. They now have their sights on  the AAA Ontario Federation School Athletic Association games in Hamilton March 3-6. The team defeated the #1 seeded St. Peter Saints 59 – 40 in the finals. “This is the […]

PECI students pledge to 'Be Sharp Behind the Wheel'

PECI students pledge to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students were proud to ‘take the wheel’ to promote safe driving. Students were asked to sign a banner presented by Prince Edward OPP Constable Pat Menard in December pledging to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’. Menard received the banner from the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition, whose goal is to reduce the […]

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

The PECI Panthers Senior Girls Basketball team represented the smallest school from the smallest community, and although the team didn’t place, the members made their presence known at the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) last week. It’s the second time in three years PECI’s basketball team has reached all-Ontario competition and coach Rob Garden is proud […]

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

For the second time in three years, the PECI Senior Girls Basketball team is the champion of Central Ontario. Coach Rob Garden reports the team defeated Holy Cross from Peterborough 64 – 45 in the championship game in front of a packed gym at PECI. “Mikayla Leavitt, Jesse Swackhammer and Vanessa Wilton all scored 14 […]

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