Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The math team from Ayer’s Cliff El­e­men­tary won the first ETSB Math­let­ics Com­pe­ti­tion on April 30th, beat­ing two teams from Lennoxville El­e­men­tary in the fi­nal. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the ACES team of Eva Cliché Tre­vail, Sasha Gre­nier, Sab­rina Marsh, Allyson Proulx and their teacher, Brigitte Drew. The Ayer’s Cliff Math Ma­gi­cians, an­other team from the school, won the an­nual grade 2/3 ETSB Math Com­pe­ti­tion, held at Water­loo El­e­men­tary on May 8th.

Alexander Galt High School’s Col­legium satel­lite class­room is do­ing well in the CST In­spired Minds Learn­ing Project con­test with their “Aha, Now I get it! project. To find out how to vote for their project, visit the ETSB Face­book page. The project with the most votes could get up to $50,000!

Cook­shire El­e­men­tary cel­e­brates its 130th an­niver­sary this year and held an Open House on May 2nd. Close to two hun­dred alumni, friends and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity at­tended.

The bud­get pa­ram­e­ters were given to the School Boards in May, giv­ing them less than two weeks to present bal­anced bud­gets for the fis­cal year that be­gins on July 1st. ETSB per­son­nel had been work­ing on the bud­get ahead of time, an­tic­i­pat­ing the ma­jor bud­get cuts that came. “Wait­ing for fi­nal num­bers un­til this late date would have made the task more dif­fi­cult and left lit­tle time or room to con­sider all our op­tions, which would have been ir­re­spon­si­ble and a dis­ser­vice to our stu­dents and per­son­nel,” com­mented ETSB Chair­man Michael Mur­ray. Un­happy with many of the new gov­ern­ment mea­sures in Ed­u­ca­tion, Mr. Mur­ray also said: “…we are forced to ap­ply gov­ern­ment mea­sures that make no sense. One such mea­sure is the gov­ern­ment pro­posal to re­view fund­ing for school build­ings that are, by their cal­cu­la­tions, too large for their stu­dent pop­u­la­tions… In many of our schools, the avail­abil­ity of larger spa­ces or ex­tra class­rooms adds qual­ity to stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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