"Am I In Trouble?" - A Partnership Presentation

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is proud to present a partnership project between our local OPP officers and our school which is authentically creating opportunities for students to contribute to their community in a very meaningful way.  Our goal is to ensure we continue our work supporting the foundations for a healthy school. 

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment, in partnership with Prince Edward Collegiate Institute will be hosting a presentation.  The “Am I In Trouble?” presentation discusses difficult situations youth may have experienced or witnessed.  The presentation will be delivered by teens for teens, supported by many community services. 

Representatives from the OPP, Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim Services Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington Counties, Quinte Health Care Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Program, Alternatives For Women, Community Organized Support & Prevention (Quinte), Children’s Mental Health Services and Quinte Children’s Foundation is participating.

The intention is to help teens better understand the risks and consequences of challenging societal topics such as Bullying, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Self/Peer Exploitation “Sexting” and to ensure they understand the variety of community supports available to them for assistance.

Research shows that parent engagement is critical to student engagement and ultimately student success.  We are pleased to invite parents from throughout our school community, including our elementary feeder schools, to join us by attending Prince Edward Collegiate Institute located at 41 Barker St., Picton on May 12, 2015 at 7pm.  Please contact Mr. D. McFarlane (Principal) if you wish additional detail.

Panther Artists On Display at 27th Annual Art Show

Resilience: 27th Annual Secondary Art Show
LOCATION: John M. Parrott Art Gallery, 3rd floor, Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville

DATE: April 2 – 29, 2015

This event continues to be a spectacular way to showcase the creativity and personal expression of Visual Arts students to the community. Under the guidance and expertise of Art teachers, students have learned to explore and apply a variety of media, materials, technologies, tools and techniques using the application of elements and principles of design.

Additional learning has been to prepare the art works for presentation to a broad community audience and to understand the effect of the Arts in everyday lives. These pieces demonstrate student learning of Ontario curriculum requirements.

Works/techniques on exhibit include the following:

  • Drawing: pencil, pencil crayon and ink
  • Printmaking: dry point prints, mono-prints, collagraphs and colour reduction lino block prints
  • Acrylic painting and mixed media

Eight pieces from each secondary school will be on display.

Thank you to gallery Curator Susan Holland for assistance in coordinating this exhibit.

Official 2015 Pink Shirt Day T-Shirts Now On Sale For $5.00

Attention Panthers...

On Wednesday, April 8th, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board employees and students will participate in the 7th Annual Pink Shirt Day.  This is a day where we as a school and a Board, join together and make a statement that all students and staff are valued and matter!  Participants in Pink Shirt Day demonstrate their support for and recognition of the day by wearing pink shirts and/or by ordering pink shirts designed exclusively by and for HPEDSB.  Students who are interested in ordering the 2015 Official Pink Shirt "It's All About Inclusion" should order yours today for $5.00 as orders will only be taken up to February 19th.  Please speak to Ms. Ash for additional details.


Gr. 9 & 10 Math Homework Help Available Online!

Students in Grade 9 and 10 Math classes are encouraged to check out a fantastic online support for Math homework.  www.homeworkhelp.ilc.org is an Ontario Ministry Of Education funded website with qualified Math teachers ready to support students with Math questions afterhours.  See your Math teacher for details. 

The 2015-16 PECI Course Calendar Is Now Available For Reference

The 2015-16 Prince Edward Collegiate Instritute Course Calendar is now available for refernce online.  Please take an opportunity to review the exciting opportunities that we have in store for the coming school year.  Course selections for next year will be made in the coming weeks so be sure to think about your plans for the future, do some research and investigating and be prepared to make a good choice.  Drop by Guidance to visit with any member of the team if you have questions; we are here to help.

Click here to learn more about what your community school has to offer!

2015 Winter Exams & Final Culminating Activity Information

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Exams and Final Written Culminating Activities will be written as follows:

  • Pd. 1 - Wed. Jan. 21st Beginning at 12:00 p.m. with shortened classes for Pd. 2, 4 and 5 in the morning
  • Pd. 2 - Thurs. Jan. 22nd Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pd. 4 - Fri. Jan. 23rd Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pd. 5 - Mon. Jan. 26th Beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Please review the following information for students regarding exams available by clicking here.  In particular, please note our school protocol for absence due to illness.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions- we are here to help.

Next School Council Meeting Is Tues. Feb. 10th

Calling all engaged parents who want to be difference makers!  Our next School Council Meeting is Tuesday February 10th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  New members are always welcome.  Please come out and learn about all of the exciting opportunities that exist in your community school.  Let's embrace the festive season together!

PECI Proudly Presents "Rudolph- Behind The Red Nose"

The Drama Department at PECI is proud to present an original production "Rudolph- Behind The Red Nose".  This Christmas comedy is certain to engage all audiences and we look forward to you joining us here at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute as we embrace the Christmas Season together.

Performance Dates:  

December 12th and 13th - Curtains open at 7:00 p.m.

December 14th  Matinee - Curtains open at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 and available at Books and Company as well as at the door. 

PECI Offers Our Respects

The staff and students of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute offer our respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's family.  Thank you to all of our troops who dedicate their today for our tomorrow.

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.