Aboriginal Awareness Day: An Event to Remember

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On Tuesday, May 31st, students from Ms McFaul’s Grade 11 Current Aboriginal Issues class organized and hosted an Aboriginal Awareness Day for all Grade 9 and 10 students. There were a variety of speakers and workshops offered throughout the day which included: Mohawk Traditions and Culture, the Impact of Residential Schools, Medicine Wheel Teachings, Lacrosse Skills, Traditional Drumming and Dancing, Traditional Medicines, Land Claims, and the History of Tyendinaga.

The purpose of this day was to encourage students to become more aware of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, especially the people from our neighbouring community of Tyendinaga. In addition to the workshops, students were able to taste traditional foods which were prepared by our Venture grade nine students as well as enjoy the artwork of the grade nine Aboriginal Art classes. All of the workshops were well attended and students were having fun. It was a day of positive experiences which promoted awareness of Aboriginal cultures while showing the importance of positive community relationships. The day was a great success and we hope that this is an event that we can offer again next year!

 

Soccer Boys Play Strong at OFSAA

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On June 1st our boys soccer team boarded a bus at 6:30am bound for Windsor  and the OFSAA AA soccer championship.  Out team consisted of 21 players, 5 of whom were junior players.  We were fortunate enough to have Head Coach Dave Mather and his wife Linda, Assistant Coaches Doug Peever and Jack Mather and a number of parents and family members traveling with us.

Our first day of play was on Thursday.  The boys came out strong in the first game and beat St. Francis with a score of 1-0.  In the second game we played really well but lost 1-2 to Holy Trinity.  We went back to the hotel tired and a bit sunburnt to prepare for the banquet that evening. Our team attended the banquet looking great in their dress shirts and ties.

Friday brought our second day of play.  The boys were eager to play well and get a spot in the quarter-finals.  We played Richview in our first game and beat them 1-0.  Our second game we played against St. Michael and beat them as well with a score of 1-0.  This assured us a spot in the quarter finals and the boys were thrilled.  In our pool we had tied in points with Holy Trinity. Even though they had twice the number of points scored against them, we lost to them in head to head play and therefore they were ranked first and we were ranked second.

At 5:15 we faced off against St. Christopher’s, a team from Sarnia that had 5 Provincial players and a number of Club players on their team.  This was one fantastic team and we found we had met our match.  We lost to them 3-0; a respectable score considering they had beaten other teams by more than that.  St. Christopher’s went on to become the OFSAA champions but we held our heads high knowing we had given it our best and were tied for 5th place in all of Ontario!

Our soccer team was fantastic.  They played as well as they possibly could, they worked well as individuals and as a team.  They were great sportsmen and all-around gentlemen both on and off the field. We look forward to returning to OFSAA and wish all our graduating players the best of luck next year!

 

Film Studies Video

For Kyle Gill and Jordan Courtney, both from Ms. Lockyer’s ENG4EC and OSSLC classes, exposure in the two English courses to over eight Canadian films has led to a video interview of the students on REEL CANADA’s website.

The film unit exposed students to a variety of Canadian film with analytical activities focusing on genres and themes such as “The Angry Young Man/Woman”, “The Murder Mystery”, “The Rebel With A Cause”, “Growing Up Gay” and the documentary. The unit culminated in a one day festival brought to PECI from Toronto.

“The REEL CANADA team interviewed us about our views on Canadian film, which is really about Canadian identity”, said Kyle Gill. Jordan Courtney added that “U.S. films are better marketed because they have bigger budgets, but Canadian films are just as good or better”. “This video interview is just another example of PECI Panther Pride in action”, said Ms. Lockyer, “I hope to bring the REEL CANADA team back next year.”

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Shelby Terpstra Leaves For Equador

By Bruce Bell, County Weekly News

"The gateway to the world outside of Prince Edward County is about to open for Bloomfield teen Shelby Terpstra."

"The 17-year-old PECI student departs next week for South America to begin 10-month odyssey in Ecuador as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program."

Click here to read the full County Weekly News story.

New Nurse Practicioner for PECI

"Marie-Elaine Delvin is the newest nurse practitioner to join the Prince Edward County Family Health Team."
"Delvin will practice two days a week at the Upper County Clinic in Rossmore and the Harbourview Clinic in Picton with a fifth day spent running the primary care clinic at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute high school in Picton."

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Meet the Teacher Bar-b-que

PECI Student Saves a Life

Check out the Trentonian story about Max Allin's efforts to save a surfer!!  Well done Max!

Grade 9 Day

Our annual grade 9 day was held on Friday September 9th.  The weather was fantastic and the ENT class was outstanding in their preparation and leadership.  Click here to watch a video or click here to see pictures.

PECI ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Once again, PECI Panthers will be collecting non-perishable items for the local foodbank.  Mrs. Koutroulides' grade 10 venture class challenges all other classes to bring in more items than we do.  Items are to be brought to room 106 by October 3rd. 

Please join us in supporting our community this Thanksgiving.

PECI Glee Club Wins!

glee_club_milford The PECI Glee Club won Best School Entry in the Milford Fall Fair Parade on Saturday, September 17th.  This vocal ensemble led parade watchers in song along the parade route.  Participating students were Natalie Lockyer, Holly Aman, Fanny Robbe, Sarah Crouse, and Iain Stenhouse along with teachers Ms. Pigott, and Mr. and Mrs. Lockyer.  The Glee Club sings pop and classic rock songs after school every Thursday.  New members are welcome.

Terry Fox Run

PECI’s Terry Fox Run is Friday, October 7, after Lunch. PECI staff and students will be running from the backfield along the Millennium Trail and to the Golf Course and back again. Our Goal is to raise $10,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation which is about $13.33 per student. Students can donate in their home room, outside Room 109, or with pledge forms. We are doing this because of the large symbol of hope in the battle against cancer Terry has shown. Terry had a malignant tumor in his right leg and had it amputated above the knee. He decided to do a cross-country marathon to raise money on cancer research and awareness. He ran 42 kilometers a day through six provinces for 143 days and 5373 until his cancer had spread to his lungs and he was taken to BC for treatment. Terry died one month short of his 23rd birthday. Terry’s dream now lives on in all of our lives.

University and College Visits

In an effort to assist our students in making informed decisions with regard to their post-secondary plans, the Guidance department would like to invite interested grade 11 and 12 students to our college and university visits this fall. The schedule of visits can be found here. We would ask students to sign up for only 4 or 5 of these sessions, and they must come to Guidance to sign up for the sessions of their choice.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the student services department if you have any questions.