Stay Hooked on School!
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.
Tammy Mosher Philippe Dutil,