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".
||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.
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/
Six PECI studentstoured Prince Edward County performing playwright JC Sulzenko’s play, exploring the impact of Alzheimer’s on those involved, What My Grandma Means to Say. The play featured Ben See as the grandson Jake, Alison Stenhouse as Grandma, Olivia Calver as the Nurse, and Sydnee Mulridge as the mother. Other PECI students who were involved were Cassidy Allison on video and multimedia design and Lachlan MacDonald on sound.
Click here to watch the performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsaHth8bm0s
|PECI student and Wellington Pumpkinfest’s top local pumpkin was grown by 16-year-old Glen Huffman, as a 4H project. He finished seventh with his 1,048-pound entry. It was delivered to the Prime Minister’s residence by Glen’s parents Alvin and Sheila Huffman. John notes this is the second year they have taken pumpkins to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but said this year’s specimens “are pretty ugly so it might be the last time we’re invited.”
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As we work through the upcoming Accommodation Review Process for Prince Edward County, we want students, parents, staff and our greater school community to have the best information possible. Please click here to access information from the HPEDSB Accommodation Review Page as this link will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Further, you have student, staff, parent and community representativces on the ARC Committee whose role will be to represent the greater collective voice at the table as we work through this important process. For information, Prince Edward Collegiate's ARC Representatives include:
Student Rep: Monica Lindsay
School Council Rep: Steph Roth
Parent Reps: Shelley McFarland and Kim Stacey
Community Reps: Dave MacKay and Ms. Johnson
Teaching Staff Rep: Heather Munroe
Non-Teaching Staff Rep: Chris Bakker
Principal Rep: Darren McFarlane
Key dates for the Prince Edward Community ARC process are available by clicking here.
PECI would like to sincerely thank all of these invested members of our greater school community for their contributions of time, insight and genuine care as we navigate this important work thinking about the possibilities of today and tomorrow in service of our students and their learning.
Congratulations to our Athletes Of The Month for October!
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