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.”