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PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

More than 130 new students were welcomed to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute during Grade 9 Day festivities Wednesday. Teacher Greer Koutroulides said the day of fun and team-building stations welcomes Grade 9s and helps them to interact and get to know each other while having fun. Students’ Council and the school’s Gd 11-12 Entrepreneurship class […]

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

PECI welcoming its first junior Panthers

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is welcoming more students than usual this morning as, for the first time, Grade 7 and 8 students will be welcomed as “junior” Panthers. Following this spring’s decision by the Hastings Prince Edward District School board, senior elementary school students from Queen Elizabeth Public School and Pinecrest Memorial will be attending […]

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate's Class of 2017

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate’s Class of 2017

Secondary school diplomas now in hand, 122 Prince Edward Collegiate students are setting their sights on the future. “We made it!” said valedictorian Noah Mossey, to a full house of family and friends attending the graduation ceremony at the Prince Edward Community Centre. “We have the power, and the ability, to make a difference in […]

Nostalgic gathering at Pinecrest school closing ceremony

Nostalgic gathering at Pinecrest school closing ceremony

Smiles, laughter, and a few tears unfolded throughout Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School Tuesday night as community members gathered for a closing ceremony. The school closes this month as a result of a decision by the school board June 19 to consolidate Pinecrest students from Grades K-6 with Queen Elizabeth School in Picton and send Grades […]

School board confirms school closures, consolidations

School board confirms school closures, consolidations

Months of planning, discussions and waiting ended Monday night as the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board approved closures and consolidations to schools in Prince Edward County, Belleville and Centre Hastings. The board’s final decisions for Prince Edward County: That Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board approve Sophiasburgh Central School to remain open subject […]

Mike and Gord Downie thank students for expressing voices to create change

Mike and Gord Downie thank students for expressing voices to create change

The work of Sophiasburgh Central School students to make a lasting commitment to reconciliation received a standing ovation Tuesday night. The students were part of the Four Directions Project with Darkspark, an arts education group led by Melissa Larkin and D’Ari Lisle. They showed four lyrics videos they created with about 150 people who attended the […]

First Downie Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada to be launched in Picton

First Downie Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada to be launched in Picton

The work of a Grade 7/8 class at Sophiasburgh Central School has inspired the creation of the nation’s first permanent Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room. Last month, the 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 […]

PECI honours athletic excellence on the Regent stage

PECI honours athletic excellence on the Regent stage

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute athletes replaced their sports wear for business casual Wednesday night as they graced the Regent Theatre stage to be honoured for individual and team efforts over the school year. “The statistics show that an alarming number of girls are opting out of sports at an earlier age than ever before,” said […]

Student talents shine at PECI Arts Night

Student talents shine at PECI Arts Night

There was a full house at PECI Thursday, June 1 for the second semester Arts’ Night Showcase. Amazing works of art created by Peter Johnson’s Expressing Aboriginal Cultures classes and Christine Leggat’s Grade 10 Arts and Crafts class, were featured along with fantastic photography on display from Hilary-Anne Clarke’s Photography class. Parents, students and guests […]

County schools congratulate Great Place Awards recipients

County schools congratulate Great Place Awards recipients

Two Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board employees have been named ‘Great Place Awards’ recipients – the highest recognition within the board. The 16th Annual Great Place Awards recognize outstanding contributions by students, employees, parents and guardians, and community partners. Eric Caley, maintenance mechanic at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, and Sherry Harrison, secretary at Queen […]

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