Two teams of PECI programmers took part in a board-wide computer programming contest requiring them to program a computer to solve a series of challenging tasks. At the end of the competition our grade 12 team, consisting of Iain Cameron, Ryan Haskin, and Jake Sullivan had captured 2nd place overall, and the grade 11 team of Nolan Belnap, Wyatt Gilbert, Hannah Hungerford, and Patrik Kelemen placed 3rd. As a result of these finishes the teams have been invited to move on to represent our school board at an Eastern Ontario Regional Contest to be held at Queen's University at the end of April.
Thank you to coach Mr. Kulenkamp for your support and leadership in organizing this event for the District! It is great to see our students excelling in critical & creative thinking. #HPECompetencies #PantherPride
Need formal wear for prom or another special event? Prom Project will be held at Quinte Secondary School in Belleville on April 6th.
A bus will be leaving PECI at 11:30 am to head for QSS. Sign up and pick up a permission form in the Main Office.
Everyone deserves to look and feel their best for prom!
Please speak to Ms. Etmanski or Ms. McMahon if you have questions about the event!
Registration for The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Boards 2017 Summer School Online Program is now open. Please click here for details regarding offerings and registration details.
The Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Theatre Arts Program proudly presents this year's student production of William Shakespeare's MacBeth.
Public Performances - Curtain Opens at 7:00 pm:
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Friday April 7th, 2017
Saturday April 8th, 2017
We look forward to seeing you at the PECI's theatre where Something Wicked This Way Comes!
The local Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has issued a high alert warning for students and youth in the local area. In recent weeks, highly dangerous drugs have been discovered in circulation and have been linked to several youth deaths in Eastern Ontario. These deaths have resulted from youth consuming drugs containing illicit fentanyl that appeared to be prescriptions that were illegally sold on the street as well as marijuana, cocaine and other street drugs that were laced. These drugs and the risk they present are confirmed to be present in our region. These drugs are highly addictive and in many cases deadly even in small amounts; the chance of over-dosing is extremely high.
As always, the best decision is to avoid the consumption of any illegal or street drugs as that is really the only true way to be safe. If you do make the choice to use drugs or you believe someone has slipped you a drug at a party and you begin to feel ill, contact help immediately- DO NOT WAIT TO SEE IF THE EFFECTS WEAR OFF. Similarly, if you see someone who has consumed something and they are acting strangely, show your caring by contacting help or calling 911 immediately. You need to know that fentanyl is NOT a second chance drug and not something to take a risk with.
All opioids prescription and non-prescription have a risk of overdose. Opioids are a depressant drug, which means that they slow down the part of the brain that controls breathing. Overdose of opioids can result in death because breathing stops.
Students are encouraged to read more from the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit by clicking here.
Parents are also encouraged to read more by clicking here. The Health Unit has issued a letter to parents that can be viewed by clicking here.
Panthers...be safe, live clean & be well. As always, look out for one another.
We stress that it is never acceptable or condoned to take illegal drugs. We want our students to be well educated regarding the risks that exist in the local Hastings Prince Edward area and how they can help others who may become at risk. This message is shared in partnership with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit as we work together to keep our students safe, healthy, prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.
As you know, our school board is working through an Accommodation Review Process for schools in Prince Edward County and PECI is part of that process.
The preliminary recommendation is: Close Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) and consolidate students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2017. Close Sophiasburg Central School and move students to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute for September 2018. Close C.M.L. Snider School and Kente Public School and seek Ministry of Education funding/approval to build a new K-8 elementary school on the CML Snider property or in Wellington for September 2020. Explore opportunities for community partnerships aligned with the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan priorities.
, Mrs. Munroe in the Resource Room, Mrs. Bakker in the Main Office, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane.
Your voice matters!
if you have further questions.
As we work through the upcoming Accommodation Review Process for Prince Edward County, we want students, parents, staff and our greater school community to have the best information possible. Please click here to access information from the HPEDSB Accommodation Review Page as this link will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Further, you have student, staff, parent and community representativces on the ARC Committee whose role will be to represent the greater collective voice at the table as we work through this important process. For information, Prince Edward Collegiate's ARC Representatives include:
Student Rep: Monica Lindsay
School Council Rep: Steph Roth
Parent Reps: Shelley McFarland and Kim Stacey
Community Reps: Dave MacKay and Ms. Johnson
Teaching Staff Rep: Heather Munroe
Non-Teaching Staff Rep: Chris Bakker
Principal Rep: Darren McFarlane
Key dates for the Prince Edward Community ARC process are available by clicking here.
PECI would like to sincerely thank all of these invested members of our greater school community for their contributions of time, insight and genuine care as we navigate this important work thinking about the possibilities of today and tomorrow in service of our students and their learning.