Stay Hooked on School!

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Sun­ny­side’s 5/6G class with the per­se­ver­ance cards they re­ceived from mayor

seen in back.

Hooked(left back) and her happy stu­dents pose with mayor on Mon­day, to kick off

on School Week is back, run­ning this year from Fe­bru­ary 16th to the 20th. In its 6th edi­tion, it is an oc­ca­sion for the en­tire Town­ships com­mu­nity to show their sup­port for the school suc­cess rate of Town­ships youth. Stanstead mayor, Philippe Du­til, vis­ited both of the lo­cal el­e­men­tary schools on Mon­day, hand­ing out per­se­ver­ance cards to all of the stu­dents in cy­cle 3 and vis­it­ing some of the stu­dents in their classes.

One of this year’s spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, or­ga­nized by Pro et P EE ( Pro et Parte­naires pour la reussite ed­uca­tive en Estrie), is a project to en­cour­age young peo­ple to cre­ate re­ports on the ac­tiv­i­ties at their school that are relkated to school per­se­ver­ance. The win­ners of “Je­unes Jour­nal­istes JPS” will get a $250 prize and a day-long stage with a jour­nal­ist at La ri­bune.

Ac­cord­ing to statis­tics pub­lished by the Que­bec Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, the drop-out rate in the Eastern Town­ships is go­ing down, from 24.6 % be­tween 2007-2010 to 21.1% for the 2009-2012 pe­riod. Fur­ther­more, the rate of Estrie stu­dents re­ceiv­ing their diplo­mas has gone from 67.5%, in 2010, to 74.2% in 2013.

Philippe Du­til,

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

Tammy Mosher Philippe Du­til,

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