School Council Meeting
Calling All Invested Parents!!! The first school council meeting of the 2014-15 school year is this coming Tuesday September 30th from 6:30 - 7:30. Come out and learn about the exciting events and activities happening in the Panther environment. We are looking for your interest and support only - there is NO FUNDRAISING INVOLVED in our council.
or at extension 2223 if you have and questions.
Welcome Back / Student Responsibilities Assembly Slides
Thank you to all Panthers for your outstanding attentive behaviour today at our Welcome Back / Student Responsibilities Assembly. It was a pleasure to see each and every one of you. We invite anyone who missed today's assembly and all Panther families to review the slideshow available here: http://goo.gl/d8OKIv . Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions. We look forward to an amazing year at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.
Grade 9 Fall Family BBQ & Parent Information Night RSVP
PECI is proud to invite all Grade 9 Panther families to our Fall Family BBQ and Information Night to be held Thursday September 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please plan to come out and enjoy a complimentary BBQ with our staff to welcome you to the Panther Environment. Following the BBQ, there will be an opportunity to follow your student's timetable, see their classrooms and hear an overview from the teacher. Please note there will be an opportunity for more thorough conversations with our teachers later this Fall at Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews.
We ask that all families planning to attend RSVP using the following form http://goo.gl/qquzJu in order that we can plan how much food to order. For questions, please contact Lisa Fraser at extension 2232. We look forward to seeing you!
2013-14 Fundraising Total
The PECI Relay for Life total is $22,386 for this year! That brings our yearly fundraising total to $36,391! This was a team effort and we can be proud to know that over the past 3 years our staff and students have eclipsed the $120,000 mark for charities in our community and around the world.
Persistent Panther Bursary
During the month of May, four Entrepreneurship students hits the streets in Prince Edward County to raise funds for the first ever Persistent Panther Bursary. Local businesses donated to support two students who embodies the character that best represents Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in our community.
Athletics Awards Banquet
On Wednesday June 11th, PECI held their Athletic Awards Banquet at the beautiful Regent Theatre. In 2013/2014, Panther athetes won 14 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. 36% of all PECI students played at least 1 sport, which is over 200 athletes! 44% of PECI staff coached a team and students played more than 3600 minutes of lunch time intramural sports. Our junior boys volleyball team won a COSSA silver medal. Our senior boys basketball team won 30 games this year. Our boys baseball team advanced to OFSAA for the third time in four years. Our track and field team qualified 3 grade 9 athletes for OFSAA and we had a tennis superstar fly in all the way from Belgium to bring home COSSA gold! It’s safe to say that this was an exceptional year!
Congratulations to all of the individual sport winners and major award winners:
Grade 9 Female Athlete of the Year: Vanessa Willis Grade 9 Male Athlete of the Year: John McHugh Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Audrey Roloson Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Max Manlow Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Cailey Jones Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Wes Stakes and Pat Macpherson Jeremy Vincent Award: Keneil Warren Joe Scott Award: Taylor Reddick
Click to see and download the pictures: http://goo.gl/EaVFCn
Click to see the video: http://youtu.be/0YFpeE-GJaE
Lunch For Habitat Volunteers
On Friday May 30th at 11:30 am, PECI foods teacher delivered lunch to the Habitat for Humanity construction site in Picton. Students in the Senior foods program, who focus on international cuisine, selected a Greek-themed menu and prepared lunch for 15 hardworking volunteers. There was even food left over to share with the neighbours at the York St. construction site.
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Preventing Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) is an informative and engaging in-hospital site based program designed to educate Grade 10 students about the consequences of a variety of risk related behaviours (distracted driving, drinking and driving, not wearing protective gear and lack of seatbelt use). Students observed and participated in reality based accident scene management, emergency room procedures and the reality of post accident scene rehabilitation. The overall objective of this outstanding program is to prevent and reduce risks and to provide students with the opportunity to realize the potential consequences of risk related behaviour.
ATV Time in Auto Shop
It's ATV time in the transportation shop! Tyler Moore, James Tuttle, Zeb Snider and Riley Greer have all had fun working on the various vehicles in the auto shop. They got a chance to work on their own vehicles and gained valuable real-life experience. Great work guys!
Bay of Quinte Championship
For the third time in four years, the PECI baseball team has captured the Bay of Quinte Championship. The boys beat Saint Theresa 6 – 0 in the championship game in front of a packed Field of Dreams diamond in Wellington on Tuesday.
Spring Art's Night
PECI's second semester Arts' Night and Relay for Life fund raiser was held on Thursday, May 22nd at PECI. The audience of over 200 were thrilled by performances from Mr Palmer's Guitar class, Mr Sheahan's grade 9 and 10 Drama classes, and by the art on display from Ms Henderson's and Ms Buggie's Art classes.
One highlight of the evening was the recognition of Cynara Lewis from Ms Clarke's Photography class, who won the gold medal at the Provincial Skills Competition in Photography, and will be going on to compete Nationally. Whether it was dramatically, musically, or artistically, these Panthers made us very proud!