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PECI graduates 'ready to face the future with confidence': principal

PECI graduates ‘ready to face the future with confidence’: principal

Story and photos by Sue Capon A full house of friends and family cheered graduates Thursday night at the Picton arena honouring their many achievements and accomplishments while at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. There were 111 graduates in the Class of 2024 – 51 of whom achieved Ontario Scholar status having a grade average of […]

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

Story and photos by Desirée DeCoste Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s (PECI) finest and sharpest athletes gleamed on stage during a celebration of sports this week at Picton’s Regent Theatre. “I think it’s important that even though we are here this evening and we’re going to be hearing some great things about our students and our […]

Picton Firefighters' Association boosts tractor project at PECI

Picton Firefighters’ Association boosts tractor project at PECI

Picton Firefighters’ Association members and family met recently with students restoring an old tractor as part of their technology program at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The association presented $500 in support of the program.

Students back in schools Tuesday for first time since March

Students back in schools Tuesday for first time since March

Backpacks packed, water bottles loaded and masks on, thousands of students will return to school Tuesday, Sept. 8th. Following staggered starts last week, Tuesday will be the first day most students are in class for the 2020/21 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have been closed since March 13. Those choosing virtual learning […]

HPE school board launches K-12 virtual school

HPE school board launches K-12 virtual school

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will open a K-12 virtual school for online learning. The plan is in direct response to results from the recent questionnaire asking parents/guardians to indicate whether their children would attend school in person, or remotely, for the 2020-2021 school year starting in September. “Of the 15,000 students […]

Families invited to answer questionnaire about returning to school

Families invited to answer questionnaire about returning to school

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board staff have been actively planning for the new school year. Now that the Ministry of Education has released specific details, it is important to capture parent/guardian input as plans are adjusted to align with the ministry direction. A questionnaire has been posted online for parents/guardians about the return […]

PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholarships

PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholarships

CHEERS!, from the Kiwanis Club of Picton, to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) graduate Amber Peeling, who was the recipient of two Kiwanis scholarships in the amount of $500 last week, as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions cancelled the graduation ceremony in June. The scholarships presented were the Chris Lockyer Memorial Award and the Kiwanis Communications […]

The Class of 2020: success in the face of adversity

The Class of 2020: success in the face of adversity

To the Class of 2020: Congratulations on graduating from Grade 12, a tremendous accomplishment for each of you! Learning requires that we find meaning in all we do—in the successes, the challenges and the struggles—and then grow from them. As a graduating class, you have lived through times that no graduating class in a generation […]

Schools must prepare for multiple scenarios in September

Schools must prepare for multiple scenarios in September

Letter from Sean Monteith Director of Education with the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, Families and Staff: I wish to begin this letter by acknowledging all of you, every one of our students, our families and, of course, our staff. We are all part of a bigger community, and so in […]

Virtual tribute to PECI's athletes in the year of COVID

Virtual tribute to PECI’s athletes in the year of COVID

Outstanding athletes at Prince Edward College Institute are being honoured virtually this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rules limiting gatherings, the annual celebration at the Regent Theatre was not an option, moving accolades for individual and team sports online and in local media. “Our 2019-2020 student athletes are an outstanding group,” said Laurie […]

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