Panther Programmers Proceed to the Next Round
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
Prom Project 2017
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!
Summer School 2017 Registration Now Open
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.
PECI Threate Arts Proudly Presents MacBeth April 6-8, 2017
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!
URGENT: Local Health Risk for Students
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.
PEC ARC Process Student Voice Collection
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!
2017 Grad Photo Appointment Details
if you have further questions.
Details about the ARC process in Prince Edward County
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.
Winter Finals Schedule for Sem. 1 - 2017
January 2017 Final Culminating Activity Information for Students and Parents
Please click here to download the poster.
Final Culminating Activity / Final Exam Schedule
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 1 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
in the PM:
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Pd. 2
12:55 pm – 1:40 pm Pd. 4
1:50 pm – 2:30 pm Pd. 5
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 2 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 4 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
8:30 am – 11:00 am
Pd. 5 Final Culminating Activity/Exam
Other Important Information
All students are required to complete a Final Culminating Activity during the final evaluation week for each subject and should know the date, time and location of each of their FCAs.
All students who are absent from their FCA will receive a mark of ‘0' for this Final Evaluation. If an illness precludes a student from writing an exam on the assigned day and time, a doctor’s note must be provided to the office immediately upon return to school.
Students are to remain in the examination room for a minimum of 90 minutes.
Students are expected to place coats, hats, backpacks, and other personal belongings as directed by their teachers in a safe place in the classroom. Lockers will be out of bounds until after 11:00 am therefore students should take all belongings they will need following their exam, with them to class in the morning.
Once examinations begin until all examination are completed, all lockers and hallways are out-of-bounds. Once finished, please use cafeteria to exit the hallways or to exit directly out of the building. The Library is available for quiet study and the cafeteria is available as well.
Please speak to your classroom teacher, Ms. McMahon or Mr. McFarlane if you have questions.
Best of luck to all students as you prepare to demonstrate your learning from the semester!
REMEMBER: THE FIRST DAY OF SEMESTER 2 IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th!
Transitions 2017- Welcome To All Incoming Panthers
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is pleased to welcome all incoming Grade 9s to the Panther Environment- You are the Class of 2021!!! We believe your transition to highschool is incredibly important and look forward to working with you to create a personalized experience that meets and exceeds your needs.
We have a series of events planned that will help make the process informative, fun and help relieve stress. Please click here for our Transitions 2017 poster.
We look forward to working with you.
Be sure to save the dates:
Tuesday. January 31st - Panther Prowl Grade 8 Orientation Day (9:45 am to 1:30 pm)
Thursday, February 9th - Grade 8 Parent Information Night (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
Thursday, February 16th - Venture Parent Information Night (6:00 - 7:00 pm)
We look forward to meeting you and exploring some possibility thinking together!
Your Community School - Your Transition - Your Future
Prince Edward County Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Parent/Guardian Selection Process for PECI
As you know by now, the Prince Edward School Group has been announced as the focus of one of the three Accommodation Review Processes that will be occurring this year. HPEDSB Procedure 178 succinctly outlines the mandate and composition of the Accommodation Review Committees, also called “ARCs.” This procedure notes, specifically, that two parents can be representatives on the ARC along with one School Council Chair. Our Director of Education requires that we have our selections for our ARC members in place before December 23, 2016.
Please note the following information that was communicated by our Director:
It is important to share with everyone who may consider this role that there will be a minimum of five meetings all of which will be held in public session. It is likely that additional working meetings of the ARC and school-based teams will be necessary. ARC meetings will take place between January and May. Board Committee meetings related to ARC’s will take place in May and June. There will be two meetings at which the public will have input in each area.
Please also note that all of the ARC meetings will be held outside of school hours. The school-based ARC meeting dates are set by the Board and are available by clicking here. Participation in the ARC is voluntary. ARC members are limited to those designated for participation; delegates or proxies are not permitted in the ARC member’s absence. If a member is unable to attend, the meeting proceeds according to schedule.
We will use the following process to select our parent members for the ARC.
Eligibility: Any parent or guardian who has a student attending Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is eligible to serve on the ARC as parent representative.
Self-Nomination: Parents or guardians who wish to serve on the ARC for PECI may formally identify themselves by attending the upcoming school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th when they will indicate their interest at that time.
Voting: If more than 1 person is nominated, voting will take place by secret ballot at the school council meeting. This will be a timed item at the beginning of the meeting. No voting will take place after that time.
Selection: The 2 parents/guardians who receive the most votes will be selected for the ARC.
Ties: Should the voting result in a tie, a re-vote will be held. The ballots for the re-vote will have only the parent/guardian names who are part of the tie.
Announcement: The parent/guardian members of the ARC will be announced by social media upon conclusion of voting.
All parents/guardians interested in the process are encouraged to attend the school council meeting on Tuesday, December 13th to ask any questions they may have prior to formally identifying themselves as a prospective member. Please feel free to contact the school if you require information ahead of the meeting.
We look forward to working with you as we engage in possibility thinking in service of our students.
PECI Welcomes All New Registrations
PECI is excited to welcome all new families and students; we will be pleased to meet with you for registration and course selections on the following dates:
Monday August 29th: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday August 30th: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Calling ALL GRADE 9 PANTHERS! Our orientation program will be held on Wednesday August 31st from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Come out, meet other students, find your locker, get your lock, participate in some fun activities and find all of your classes before the first day. We hope to see you there!
Helpful Tips For Registration:
When you visit the school to register, please bring:
A birth certificate or passport as written proof of the child’s date of birth.
Immunization card. You will be asked to fill out a public health form which will be sent to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health along with a photocopy of the immunization card. Important information about immunizations (pdf)
Precise information about the child’s residence location, including lot, concession, postal code and 911 address.
If your child requires transportation, please complete an application for transportation at the time of registration. For questions about transportation, visit Tri-Board Student Transportation Services online (http://www.triboard.on.ca) or call 1.866.569.6638. Have your child’s OEN (Ontario Education Number) and birth date available.
Please Note: If your child is already registered for a school bus for 2016-2017, pick up/drop off locations and times will be available on the Tri-Board website beginning Monday, August 22, 2016. Have your child’s OEN (Ontario Education Number) and birth date handy.