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Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Highlighting class in the Class of 2019, students, followed by their teachers and the audience, gave a touching standing ovation at PECI’s graduation ceremony Thursday night to a fellow student who was unable to attend. The tribute followed the announcement that Abigail Heffernan was named recipient of the MacGuyver Daubney award for grit, resilience and […]

PECI students take Truth and Reconciliation to school board

PECI students take Truth and Reconciliation to school board

Fresh from their trip to Toronto to present at the Children, Youth and Performance Conference at Young People’s Theatre, drama students at PECI their play to the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board, Monday. Tina Elliott, Superintendent of Education introduced the students, principal Earle Wright and teacher Matthew Sheahan. Wright explained the background about how […]

PECI Panthers' athletic prowess praised on stage

PECI Panthers’ athletic prowess praised on stage

Individual and team athletes were honoured on the Regent Theatre stage Wednesday night in praise of an excellent year of sports at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The coaches had high praise for athletes with this year’s championship teams. “What an incredible season,” said Rob Garden, Senior Girls’ Basketball Coach. “The third straight Bay of Quinte […]

Business Panthers take pride in Backing the Build for new hospital

Business Panthers take pride in Backing the Build for new hospital

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Panther Pride was out in full force again this week. The students have been in the news for their volunteer work filling sand bags for County residents unable to do so, as they try to protect their homes from flooding. Friday, under the leadership of teacher Rob Garden, Grade 10 business […]

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 […]

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