Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

  • Your community school...

    ...where students can learn, lead and achieve success in a positive, safe, and supportive environment. Effective partnerships with parents and our community create a shared commitment to support students in all program pathways.
  • Academics, Arts and Athletics

    The diversity of our programs offers all students many opportunities to learn and prepare for the future. Along with the more traditional courses, we also offer courses such as Catering, Music Theatre, Aesthetics, Outer LImits, the Business of Hockey, Communications Technology and E-learning. Our Regional Programs support all types of learners.
  • Our Graduates...

    ...think critically, are responsible global citizens, have 21st century learning skills, work with character and tolerance, and model inclusivity.
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Upcoming Events

Wed Jan 25 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Period 1 Final Culminating Activity
Thu Jan 26 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Period 2 Final Culminating Activity
Fri Jan 27 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Period 4 Final Culminating Activity
Mon Jan 30 @ 8:30AM - 11:00AM
Period 5 Final Culminating Activity

Johnny Mitchell Donates His Birthday Money to THS' Music Department

Johnny MitchellThe Birthday Boy is leaving his mark on Trenton High School!  Johnny Mitchell, who turned 99 in December, didn't want any presents.  He just asked that any friends and family, who wished to do so, make a donation that he would then send to Trenton High School's Music Department.  The end result was a $1700 donation which, in Johnny's words, is "to benefit all children in the music program and to help further Music Education in this high school."  He also added his personal thanks for allowing local band 'The Commodores' to practise in the Music Room over the years.  

Pictured here with Johnny are, from left to right, Music student Jamie Reive, Principal Ken Manderville, Music Teacher Vince Thornton and Music student Thomas Abbott.  Mr. Thornton expressed deep gratitude on behalf of our school and indicated that the funds will be used to purchase a new instrument which is still to be determined.  

While Johnny no longers plays his own beloved Alto Saxophone, he still enjoys his 'mouth organ' once in a while.  He also enjoys reminiscing about his music career which began in 1946 with an Alto Sax and an upside down mouthpiece and ended in 2016 or thereabouts.  For the record, that's 70 years!!  Johnny is well known in our community for playing with The Commodores, the Air Force Band and The Vimy Band.  He mentioned his preference for Big Band music that you can 'feel in your heart' and his favourite song to play, 'Street of Dreams'.  Johnny offered some very simple advice for young musicians - listen; and it's what you do EVERY day to improve your skills that matters.

Johnny, thank you again for your generosity!

Dakota Young - A Young Man with a Bright Future!

OYAP PlacementDakota Young, Grade 12 student at THS, is being congratulated by Cooperative Education Teacher Ramsey Robinson after being approved for an Apprenticeship through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).  The application process is arduous. Dakota was the only student in Hastings Prince Edward and Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Boards who was approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.  After completing his Cooperative Education placement at Eastside Tire and Auto Sales, he we will have over 500 hours to credit toward the 5,000 required for an apprenticeship.  Dakota graduates this June.  His plan is to work at Eastside, attend Loyalist College part-time and work toward his goal of becoming an Automotive Technician. Congratulations Dakota!

The Festive Season at THS

The Festive SeasonThe Festive Spirit was alive and well in the weeks leading up to the holiday break.  We enjoyed Spirit Days including Ugly Christmas Sweater Day and Pyjama Day, an amazing musical presentation by Musikwerx, a fundraising raffle to support local charities ($1800 raised!!) and lots of decorating.  Again, THS has shown that we enjoy special events and celebrating with our community.

For many more pictures, please visit our Gallery - 2016 - The Festive Season.  As well, videos from our assembly are available on YouTube.

Co-op Employer Luncheon

Co-op LuncheonPictured here with his display board is Co-operative Education student Dakota who is having a successful placement at East Side Auto.  Recently, a luncheon was held for Employers and their placement Students who displayed their learning from this semester.  A meal was catered by Ms. Penson's Catering class.  Throughout the afternoon, other classes visited the displays to ask questions and learn more about THS' Co-op program.  Tiger Excellence was quite evident in the work that was presented.

For additional pictures, visit our Gallery.  

THS Students Enjoy World Class Hockey

Kingston HockeyStudents in our Hockey Academy class and SHSM Sports Management Program recently travelled to Kingston to experience the Russia/Denmark World Junior Exhibition game.  The K Rock Centre was full of energy with the fast pace of the game which ended in a shoot out to determine the winner!  This was a great experience for our Tigers.



THS Student Wins Writing Award

Writing WinnerCarly Harpell was recently awarded the prestigious Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Award for her story "What a Mirror Can Tell You".  The award is sponsored by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).  This year's theme was "Mirror, mirror on the wall...".  Pictured below with Carly are Mr. Jewell, OSSTF Branch President and her English teacher and OSSTF District 29 Past President Mr. Ferguson.  

Congratulations on your excellent work, Carly!!


                                               Carly with Teachers