East­ern Town­ships School Board

– Back to school for the 2016-2017 school year!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

W ed­nes­day, Au­gust 31, 2016 is back to school for stu­dents in the el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary lev­els at the East­ern Town­ships School Board. Per­son­nel in schools and cen­tres will be greet­ing over 5300 stu­dents at the el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary level, in ad­di­tion to 1100 in the adult ed­u­ca­tion and vo­ca­tional train­ing sec­tors. The East­ern Town­ships School Board (ETSB) is pleased to an­nounce that this rep­re­sents an in­crease in its stu­dent pop­u­la­tion for the third year in a row. Schools and Cen­tres ready for the new school year!

School per­son­nel have been busy over the last few days pre­par­ing for the new school year and are ready to wel­come the stu­dents back. As is the tra­di­tion with the ETSB, mem­bers from se­nior man­age­ment have vis­ited each and ev­ery school, tak­ing the time to wel­come teach­ers, sup­port staff, pro­fes­sion­als, bus driv­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors back to work. An En­vi­ron­ment that Sup­ports Stu­dent Suc­cess!

In keeping with its com­mit­ment to pro­vide a qual­ity learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment that is also wel­com­ing, the ETSB will in­vest close to 3.4 mil­lion in its in­fras­truc­ture for the 2016-2017 school year. Projects in­clude main­te­nance, re­mod­el­ing and re­fur­bish­ing of build­ings and grounds as well as up­grades and ad­di­tions to play­grounds and green spa­ces. Adult Ed­u­ca­tion & Vo­ca­tional Train­ing…reach­ing your goals!

In ad­di­tion, our four Adult Ed­u­ca­tion and Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Cen­tres will help over 1100 stu­dents through­out the year to achieve their goals. Be it fin­ish­ing high school, get­ting a cer­tifi­cate, or chang­ing ca­reers and tak­ing on a new chal­lenge, the per­son­nel in our cen­tres are pro­fes­sion­als trained and ded­i­cated to guid­ing our adult stu­dents so that they can reach their po­ten­tial. Be a Part of the In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents Pro­gram… ex­pe­ri­ence the jour­ney of a life­time!

The suc­cess­ful In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Pro­gram will be wel­com­ing close to 65 stu­dents from across the globe into schools and com­mu­ni­ties this year. Many will be­come part of a new fam­ily in the home­s­tay pro­gram, pro­vid­ing a unique and up close cul­tural ex­change.

The East­ern Town­ships School Board pro­vides ed­u­ca­tional ser­vices for stu­dents in the Estrie and Mon­térégie ar­eas with 20 el­e­men­tary schools, three high schools, two adult ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres, two vo­ca­tional train­ing cen­tres, a dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion and an in­ter­na­tional stu­dent pro­gram. We of­fer stu­dents the ad­van­tage of study­ing in a bilin­gual en­vi­ron­ment, led by car­ing adults and sup­ported with a com­pre­hen­sive tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tive that is stu­dent fo­cused.

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