PECI School Councils for 2017-18 - A New Structure!
PECI is excited to invite all interested Panther parents and guardians to join school council for the upcoming school year. As the composition of our school has diversified, we have changed our school council structure to better meet the needs of our parents. This year, we will be hosting two school councils - one for grade 7-8 parents/guardians and one for grade 9-12 parents/guardians. This will allow time for sharing and discussion of items that pertain most to your affected students.
Our first meetings will be this coming Tuesday, September 26th.
Grade 7-8 Parents: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Grade 9-12 Parents: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
By tradition, we adhere to a one hour meeting schedule to honour the time of all members. Our parent voices matter and we encourage new and returning members to please join us. We know that we are better together!
Updated Bus Information Available Online
Tri-Board Student Transportation has been updating bus routes for efficiency over the summer. You can access all up-to-date bus information online by visiting their live website. The screen to login is as follows:
Click here to access the Tri-Board Bus Route site.
Please note that you can find your OEN Student Number on your report card. See you soon!
PECI Welcomes All New Registrations for the 17-18 School Year
PECI is thrilled to welcome all new registrations for the 2017-18 school year - a new year of exciting possibilities & learning. New registrations are welcome to come to PECI on the following dates:
Tuesday, August 29th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 30th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We look forward to meeting you, building a personalized timetable and planning an exciting year of possibilities! See you soon.
Sem. 2 Final Report Cards Are Ready For Pick Up
Semester two final report cards are now ready for pick up at the main office. Students may also login to Maplewood ConnectEd to review their final marks which can be reached from our main webpage.
Summer office hours are from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Please contact the school if you have questions.
PECI Graduation 2017 Photos Now Available
Congratulations to the class of 2017!
Graduation photos are now available to download by clicking here. These are 'print ready', high resolution files graciously provided by Mr. Robert Logan. We thank Mr. Logan for volunteering his time and expertise as a valued community partner. #BetterTogether
The Class of 2017 looked fabulous at Prom on Friday, May 26th held at the Gazebo Restaurant at the Waupoos Winery. Chef Alix Molitz and the entire staff at Waupoos offered first class service and scrumptous food to enjoy. The complete photo collection from this magical evening is available by clicking here.
Thank you to our ENT class for planning another exceptional event!
Yearbooks On Sale - Both the 2017 & Past Editions
The HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT 2017 PECI Yearbook can be ordered online! Click here to order yours today!
Do you want a deal on your 2017 Yearbook? Order this year's book and pick up previous year's for $50 each as a package deal. Did you forget to get your Gr. 9 book? Get one, while supplies last, for $50, when you order this year's yearbook for the same amazing price. These package deals are limited, while supplies last on a first come first serve basis. Make your orders today until Friday at lunch outside Jr Caf.
The 2017 Yearbook can be ordered for a price of $60. We are now offering savings on package deals. If you order this year's yearbook and buy a yearbook from a previous year you can get both for $100. That's $50 each! If you are in Grade 12 and missed getting all the other years and now would like to get a full set, you will be getting a really good deal at $200. These package deals are only available while supplies last.
Please see Mrs. Clarke if you have questions. Do not live a life of regret and miss out crystalilzing your memories!
Graduation 2017 - We Need Your Help!
Calling All Grade 11 - 'Class of 2018 Parents' - Please Consider Paying it Forward and Volunteer at Graduation 2017!
It is that time of year once again and School Council members respectfully request that you please considering paying it forward and volunteer to help out at this year's Graduation 2017 event. Next year will be your student's big year so please consider helping out and making this year's event a night to remember for the 'Class of 2017' by lending some of your time.
We need your help - details are available by clicking here. Thank you in advance for giving of yourself. It takes a village and Prince Edward County stands behind its grads! We look forward to celebrating all of the achievements of our graduates at Graduation 2017 on the evening of June 29th.
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
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!
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.