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DYS Demolition

Thu, 2017-07-13 15:41
This debris is all that is left of the old classroom wing of Donald Young School. The new section of the school, built directly in front of the now demolished building, will be ready for students to attend this fall. The remaining portion of the school, housing the gym and two additional classrooms, will also undergo a renovation.

OPP in schools with new program

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:54 6 students have been learning about more than reading, writing, and arithmetic thanks to the Rainy River District OPP. Community Services Officer Cst. Guy Beaudry spent the recently-completed school year teaching the "OPP K.I.D.S." program to classes across the district. Click the link below to read the article published in the Fort Frances Times (July 5, 2017).

North Star students recognized for leadership

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:40 Grade 6 students from North Star Community School were saluted at the school's end-of-year assembly for their positive contributions to school life during their years at school. The OPC Principal's Leadership Award went to Caryss Kehl, while Katie Lacosse, Ashlyn Marr, and Karlyn Rissanen each were awarded a Special Recognition of Leadership. Click the link below to read more from the Atikokan Progress (July 4, 2017).

Fort High students pushing to reopen cafeteria

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:32 at Fort Frances High School are making their voices heard concerning the lack of a school-run cafeteria and the need for better lunchtime options. A petition, started two weeks ago by Grade 10 student Janissa Judson, is asking the Rainy River District School Board reopen the school cafeteria and once again provide students with healthy, easily-accessible food.

AHS - and Atikokan - celebrate 29 grads

Thu, 2017-07-06 13:27 celebrated 29 of its own on June 23 -- the Atikokan High School 2017 graduating class. The group's outstanding achievements were rewarded by close to $40,000 in scholarships, bursaries, and prizes. Clink the link below to read the list of winners, as well as the article published in the Atikokan Progress (July 4, 2017).

Fort High's 'Class of 2017' celebrates graduation

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:47 Ice For Kids Arena was a sea of purple last Thursday evening (June 22). Proud family members and friends looked on as Fort High's Class of 2017 crossed the stage--beaming--to accept their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas. Camera clicks and cheers could be heard as each graduate accepted their diploma. Parents swarmed the floor to get the perfect shot of their son or daughter celebrating this important milestone. Click the link below to read more from the Fort Frances Times (June 28, 2017).

Grads bid farewell to RRHS

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:40 River High School hosted its graduation ceremony on June 21 with 26 graduates, including two Alternative Education students. The night was made special by the staff, administration, and, most importantly, the students. Not only recognized for their academic and athletic achievements, the students also were able to showcase their talents which made the night personalized and entertaining for all the spectators. Click the link below to read more from the Fort Frances Times (June 28, 2017).

K-12 school plans: What the board will be considering

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:34 last bit of input on the Rainy River District School Board's proposed K-12 school in Atikokan came from Karen Gannon during a meeting at AHS on June 19. In a short presentation to the board, she again emphasized the need for two gyms in a K-12 school, presenting supporting evidence of the importance of quality daily physical education, and the positive impact it has been shown to have on Atikokan students. Click the link below to read the article published in the Atikokan Progress on June 26.

Mike Lewis: School board committed to meeting Atikokan needs

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:21 board vice-chair Mike Lewis - who started his teaching career at Atikokan High School, went on to become its principal, and later the director of education for the Atikokan Board of Education - offered assurance that the board is committed to establishing a K-12 school that "will serve the needs of all of our students, and the community, today, and into the future." Click the link below to read more of the article published in the Atikokan Progress (June 26, 2017).

AHS junior graduates awarded

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:15 total of 29 students completed their elementary careers at Atikokan High School were feted at Grayson Hall on June 21. Kendra Pfeifer offered the welcome, Brady Lacosse and Kaitlyn Learning delivered on enjoyable valedictory address, and Aleah Gushulak and Jenna Hayes prepared a slideshow celebrating the class. In addition to their graduation certificates, the students also were presented with a number of awards. Click the link below to read more from the Atikokan Progress.

Riverview grads saluted

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:09 Riverview School graduation ceremony last week was a huge success for all the eager students and their families. The graduating class consisted of 18 students, who collected multiple awards for kindness, as well as academic and athletic achievements. Click the link below to read the article published in the Fort Frances Times (June 28, 2017).

DYS staff moving into new section of school

Tue, 2017-06-27 11:37
The new section of Donald Young School is nearly complete and staff were busy moving over supplies and resources on Friday in preparation for the start of the 2017/2018 school year. The old portion of the school will be demolished this summer, while the remaining section housing the gym, two classrooms, and a kitchen area will be upgraded next year.

RRHS students build raised beds for garden

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:38 in Mr. Laplante's shop class at Rainy River High School built raised beds as part of their school program and have installed them at the Rainy River Community Garden.

McCrosson gets a boost

Fri, 2017-06-23 15:27 June 8, 2017, representatives from the Recreation Committee of Lake of the Woods Township presented McCrosson-Tovell School with a cheque for $500 to help with the cost of transportation for the proposed swimming program.

Canada Day Math Contest winners announced

Wed, 2017-06-21 14:15 Rainy River District School Board sponsored a Canada Day Math Contest for students in Grades K-12 as a way to honour Canada’s 150+ years. Students were asked to create a math problem appropriate for their grade level featuring a Canadian theme and that has an answer of 150.

Outers Return from Spring Trip

Wed, 2017-06-21 14:07
Students from Atikokan High School's Outers Program returned yesterday from their 12-day spring trip. Family and friends were at Nym Lake to greet them with hugs--and food! While they had some time to catch up and get a bite to eat, they still had to unpack and bring in the canoes before getting on the bus and heading back to the school.

Rainy River District School Board passes balanced budget

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:42 the June 19, 2017 Special Board Meeting in Atikokan, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2017‐2018 balanced budget of $54,148,855, which represents a 3% increase over the 2016-2017 budget.

Rainy River District School Board receives funding for consolidation

Mon, 2017-06-19 12:05 Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that it will receive $5.17 million dollars from the Ministry of Education’s Capital Priorities program to consolidate Rainy River High School and Riverview Public School within a renovated Rainy River High School. The Ministry of Education also approved the Board’s contribution of $4.9 million for the project.

Principal goes for a swim

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:26 exceeded their Reading Challenge goal of 4,000 books in 4 days and reading a whopping 6,170 books, students at North Star Community School got a chance to dunk their principal. They had to wait over a month for the weather to be nice enough, but the wait was worth it. On June 7, the students threw a ball at a target to dunk her in the water - and more than 25 students were successful. Mrs. Labossiere paid them all back with a big splash storm at the end. It was a hot day, so the students were thrilled with the chance to cool off!

Students graduate from McCrosson-Tovell

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:44's Grade 8 graduation ceremony was held on June 8 with three students graduating. Principal Kendall Olsen presented diplomas to Cadence Gibbons, Allison Lemmon, and MacKenzie Whetzel.


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