Loyalist Skills Competition
Once again PECI showed their talent at the Skills Canada Competition held at Loyalist College on Thursday Feb 20. PECI students, Cynara Lewis and Brooke Morrow took home 1st and 3rd place respectively in Photography Skills. Students were instructed to photograph architecture and people at Loyalist College. The competition was based on several components including a portfolio, a matted print and then photos taken on the day of the event. They were judged on the aesthetics, technical skills and professionalism of their work. Our congratulations goes to Cynara and Brooke for their achievements. Cynara now has the opportunity to go on to compete at the Provincial Skills Canada Competition in May.
Making Baby Food
In December our foods class learned about making their own baby food! They found out that is easy and often tasted better than the store bought jarred food.
They did blind taste testing then learned to make our own and compared. We doubt they will ever ever do that again!
2014 Grad Wear
Guidance will be selling “Class of 2014” Grad Wear again this year. Students will be able to purchase Grad Wear at lunch in the senior cafeteria or before or after school. All orders must be in by November 29th for the students and delivery should occur before the Holidays.
The Semester One Mid-Term Newsletter is now available online by clicking here: http://goo.gl/lK8rU1 .
Daryl Kramp Visit
The grade 10 Civics classes had the opportunity to have a Member of Parliament speak to them on a personal level. Daryl Kramp the MP for Hastings and Prince Edward riding spent a morning answering very candid questions from the Civics students. Mr. Kramp answered questions that ranged from personal questions about his family and hobbies to questions about Parliament and his relationship with the Prime Minister.
Mr. Kramp spoke emphatically about the importance of young people getting involved in the future of Canada and taking an active part in shaping the future they want. He spoke of the lack of voter turn-out in the 18-24 year old age group and how they represent a group larger than the group that actually elected the current government.
Mr. Kramp left the group with the important message that despite being in different political parties, there must be cooperation among politicians for good things to happen.
In the end the students were left with the impression that Daryl was just "ordinary people".
History Comes Alive
||Tanya Blundell, speaking to Miss Moon's grade 10 Canadian history class, helps bring history alive through the use of primary documents, genealogical research and the telling of personal stories.
2013 - 14 School Fees
Student Council Card
A yearly fee payable each September. This fee buys the student a student card for access to school activities. Funds are used for student activities.Printing Credits
(recommended) -- In order to use the school printers, students purchase printing credits. We recommend $10 worth of credits to start the year.Locks
- Master Locks are available for purchase at the main office. All lockers MUST have a school supplied Master Lock on them. You can now pay your fees in the main office.
Rain Barrel Sale
The County Sustainability Group ( CSG ) provides up to 6 graduation bursaries for PECI students to further their education in an Environmental field of study.. Please help continue this support by participating in their upcoming rain barrel sale. Orders are now being taken online and by phone for a Saturday, April 20th, 2013 pickup date. Distribution will be from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Cattle Barn area of the Picton Fairgrounds behind the Prince Edward Community Centre/ Arena. Call Don at 613-476-8016 or visit http://rainbarrel.ca/csgpicton/
Click here for more information about the GSG: http://www.countysustainability.ca/
||This past weekend, Grade 10 Venture student Dylan Brookes presented the quilt made by Mrs. Koutroulides' Venture history class to his Great-Uncle Allan Kerr. Mr. Kerr fought for Canada on Juno Beach in WWII. It was an honour to make him this small token of our appreciation.
Planning for Grades 11, 12 and Beyond
In Grades 11 and 12, students may customize and enhance their learning. Accessing these varied learning options will help students to build a stronger pathway to their post-secondary destination. A new resource is available to assist our students -- Planning for Grades 11, 12 and Beyond
Before entering Grade 11, students should:
examine their personal successes and strengths demonstrated in Grade 9 and 10;
consider their personal interests; • explore the many options available to them;
ask questions of program/course teachers and students; and
plan their course/program choices to ensure that they take advantage of the appropriate enhanced learning options and meet any post-secondary requirements.
What My Grandma Means to Say
Six PECI studentstoured Prince Edward County performing playwright JC Sulzenko’s play, exploring the impact of Alzheimer’s on those involved, What My Grandma Means to Say. The play featured Ben See as the grandson Jake, Alison Stenhouse as Grandma, Olivia Calver as the Nurse, and Sydnee Mulridge as the mother. Other PECI students who were involved were Cassidy Allison on video and multimedia design and Lachlan MacDonald on sound.
Click here to watch the performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsaHth8bm0s