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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 […]

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Girls Basketball COSSA championship games are Thursday, Nov. 15. The JR girls team plays Cobourg Collegiate in Lindsay at IE Weldon at 12pm. Championship game is at 4pm. The bus leaves at 8:15am. Parents are invited to ride the bus. The SR girls team plays Adam Scott at PECI at 10am. Championship game is at […]

Say and Do Nice Things campaign begins

Say and Do Nice Things campaign begins

The award-winning ‘Say and Do Nice Things’ campaign unfolds for its fifth year at Hastings and Prince Edward District schools. “Say and Do Nice Things is a way for positive comments or stories to be shared at schools, the Education Centre and through families and communities,” said Kerry Donnel, communications officer with the school board. […]

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

Thirteen members of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club competed in Belleville last weekend at the first regional meet hosted by the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club – drawing 100 competitors ages six to 50 from all across Ontario and as far away as Chicago. Coach Paul Pickard, former PECI vice-principal, skated on personal best […]

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The first day of school at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s newly revamped Grade K-12 facility is in the books. Parents, guardians and students were welcomed on the first day by staff, board trustees and teachers. Some students arrived at the new “kiss and drop” area, which was formerly used […]

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

More than 100 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates walked out of the Picton Community Centre into the light of the full moon Thursday evening ready to begin the next chapter of their story. “What’s your story and who’s writing it?” asked John Conroy, valedictorian. “We’re 15 minutes into the movie of our lives. Is the […]

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Former students and teachers roamed the halls of Queen Elizabeth Public School Thursday afternoon to have a last look around at what once was, and what will never again be. At 65 years old, 2018 marks retirement for the Picton school which will close its doors for the final time this month. A celebration of […]

Queen Elizabeth School parades Flame of Hope through Picton

Queen Elizabeth School parades Flame of Hope through Picton

Special Olympics competitor Luke Flynn, of Picton, was accompanied by about 300 students and staff from Queen Elizabeth Public School as carried the ‘Flame of Hope’ through town on Wednesday. Flynn is a multi-medal winning competitive swimmer at Special Olympics games and the annual Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run benefit him, and 23,000 other athletes. […]

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s best and brightest athletes shone on the stage of the Regent Theatre Monday night receiving individual and team awards. “When I think of athletics at Prince Edward Collegiate Insitute, class and dignity always come to mind,” said principal Darren McFarlane. “One of the things that I’m always proud of, is not […]

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Four Prince Edward County Gd. 10 Venture Enrichment students from Prince Edward Collegiate job-shadowed mentors this month with other Bay of Quinte residents participating in the inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program (YWIL). The program, initiated here by Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis, offered young women from Belleville, Quinte West, and Prince Edward County […]

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