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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 […]

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute welcomed 200 students from Pinecrest, Sophiasburgh and Queen Elizabeth elementary schools to its first Academic Olympics on Tuesday. The Grades 6 – 8 students participated in a variety of competitions in the library lab, gymnasium, classrooms and in the upper back field, guided by more than 60 PECI students acting in leadership […]

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

With the help of environmental studies high school students from PECI, the Friends of Sandbanks planted 150 sugar maple trees near the site of the newest campground at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Planted along the Woodlands Trail that winds through retired farmlands within the park, these trees are to provide a canopy of shade for future […]

County students' posters honour nurses at PECMH

County students’ posters honour nurses at PECMH

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital is celebrating its nurses sharing messages from County school children on the walls near the cafeteria and emergency departments of the hospital for National Nurses Week. The messages are being directed toward about 50 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work at PECMH. In answer to the question “What does a […]

County and community call for suspension of changes to schools

County and community call for suspension of changes to schools

Tight timelines and a flawed review process continue to top concerns with proposed school closures and drastic changes in Prince Edward County. More than 100 community members attended the second and final public meeting for the Hastings Prince Edward School Board’s accommodation recommendations Thursday night at PECI. The board made its recommendations last fall to […]

PECI student talent shines in free production of Macbeth

PECI student talent shines in free production of Macbeth

PECI students dramatize what happens when a trio of witches predicts a brave Scottish general will become King as they present Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth this weekend at the high school. Notable quotes from the play include: “Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble”; “Out, damned spot! Out, I say”; “What’s done […]

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