Thank you to all Panthers for your outstanding attentive behaviour today at our Welcome Back / Student Responsibilities Assembly. It was a pleasure to see each and every one of you. We invite anyone who missed today's assembly and all Panther families to review the slideshow available here: http://goo.gl/d8OKIv . Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions. We look forward to an amazing year at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute.
PECI is proud to invite all Grade 9 Panther families to our Fall Family BBQ and Information Night to be held Thursday September 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please plan to come out and enjoy a complimentary BBQ with our staff to welcome you to the Panther Environment. Following the BBQ, there will be an opportunity to follow your student's timetable, see their classrooms and hear an overview from the teacher. Please note there will be an opportunity for more thorough conversations with our teachers later this Fall at Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews.
We ask that all families planning to attend RSVP using the following form http://goo.gl/qquzJu in order that we can plan how much food to order. For questions, please contact Lisa Fraser at extension 2232. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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".