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 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!

Panther Wear

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.

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.

 

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. 

Fall Newsletter

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.

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/