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

Mon Feb 20 @ 8:00AM - 02:30PM
Family Day
Tue Feb 21 @ 8:00AM - 02:30PM
Course Pre-registration for 2017-18
Tue Feb 21 @ 8:00AM - 02:30PM
Grad Photos
Wed Feb 22 @ 8:00AM - 02:30PM
Grad Photos

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Getting Serious About Course Selection for Next Year

Course SelectionBetween now and March Break, THS students will be busy selecting courses for next year.  This is a CRITICAL TIME in the life of a high school student.  By researching courses, keeping track of compulsory credits and planning the future with post-secondary goals in mind, students will have a greater chance of success and enjoying the courses they really need.  

Here is what's happening:

 - students have all ready had classroom visits from Guidance Teachers to get them thinking about the selection process

- students have attended a grade-specific informational assembly to overview choices, compulsory credits and so on

- students can research using the Course Calendar which overviews all courses offered next year at Trenton High School

- students can make an appointment with a Guidance Teacher for further assistance

- students will make selections using My Blueprint between February 21 and March 9

Again, this is an important time.  Our students need to be prepared when it comes to their turn to choose courses for next year.  Parent/Guardian support in making informed decisions is always a key aspect to success.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school with questions and concerns - 613-392-1227.  

 

 

Grad Photos February 21-27

Grad PhotosAll graduating students are invited to have their Grad Photos taken at THS by Lifetouch.  Appointment slots are available between February 21 and 27.  Further details and information packages will be available during lunch on Monday February 13 in the main foyer where a Lifetouch representative will be available to speak to students.  Feel free to visit their website at prestigeportraits.ca

Therapy Dog to Visit THS

Therapy Dogs

It is a priority at school to create welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize the potential of our students. This article is to let you know that a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog will be in our school on February 27, 2017.  The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program provides services in a wide range of community settings including schools. The St.  John Ambulance Therapy Dog, accompanied by a volunteer handler, offers comfort and companionship to individuals. Students and employees are provided with an opportunity to feel, touch, pet, cuddle and read to the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog. This voluntary program is supported by a community partner; however, handlers are not regulated health care professionals/counsellors. This is not a counselling service.

Great care is taken in the selection of the dogs. All dogs are tested for treatment and therapeutic qualities, attend obedience training, and must be annually certified by veterinarians as being up-to-date on all required vaccinations and in good general health. It is a requirement of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program that all dogs must be clean and thoroughly groomed before each visit.

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program volunteers wear a distinctive uniform identifying them as St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program members. Volunteers must participate in an extensive screening process that includes a criminal background check, a vulnerable citizen’s record check, orientation and training. The handling care of a visiting St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog is the sole responsibility of the volunteer handler while on the school site.

Please contact Nancy Popovich, Vice-principal with questions, comments, or concerns at 613-392-1227 x3315.

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!

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