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.
International Business Conference
Eighteen grade 12 International Business students participated in the Free Trade of the Americas Conference at Isaiah Tubbs Resort on Tuesday May 27. Each student had to argue on behalf of their host nation whether or not joining a larger free trading area was beneficial or harmful. The debates were lively and the discussion was very intelligent. Congratulations to all student involved for a great learning experience!
Spring Mid-Term Newsletter Now Online
Our SpringMid-Term Newsletter is now online, and ready to be downloaded. Check out all of the exciting things happening at PECI by clicking here!
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!
Hoodies and 1/4 Zip Fleeces are available at lunch in the Main Foyer. Hoodies are $47, Fleeces are $40. Cash Sale Only. Limited quantities available.
Continuous Improvement In Our Facilities
This year, we continue our commitment to continuously improve our facilities. In the coming months, possible painting and building renovation projects could happen. We respectfully request that parents, students and staff notify the Principal/or Vice Principal of any known reaction to paints (chemicals) they (staff or child) may have. This will help us as we plan repairs or renovations in the coming weeks. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns. (Ref. HPEDSB Procedure #568 - Installation and Application of Building Materials)
Track and Field
The track and field team competed at the Bay of Quinte Championships yesterday posting some excellent results. Midget girls Olivia Crouse and Vanessa Willis placed 2nd and 3rd in javelin and 3rd and 5th in discus while Vanessa is the shotput champion. Midget boys Aidan Wallwork, Noah McConnell, Carter Whittaker and Andrew Ward placed 1st, 2nd 4th and 6th at javelin. Senior boys Seth Van Vlack and Mitch Reid 2nd and 3rd in long jump. Trista Mckee-Arlidge came 1st in 100m and 800m for visually impaired with special guide Lynsey Corbin. Junior boy Josh Stechniki placed 1st and 2nd and 2nd in long jump, 100m and triple jump. Midget boy Keneil Warren continued to rip up the track with 1st place in 100 and 200m. What an excellent day of competition by our athletes. Good luck next week at COSSA.
Teamwork in Trading-Up
Students in the Trading Up program show excellent teamwork this week glueing up components for 2 new benches. The benches will replace the worn ones in gym A. See Mr. Ronan or Mrs. Phoenix-Renz in guidance for details of this great program where students learn essential trade skills and receive on- the-job work experience.