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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.

RRHS students receive awards

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:38 River High School students were honoured with for their academic, athletic and co-curricular achievements during an Awards Night last week. Read the article published in the Westend Weekly.

AHS hands out academic awards

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:22 High School presented students with academic awards. Click the link to read more from the Atikokan Progress.

School Board staff report offers recommendation for Atikokan schools

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:17 school board staff are recommending the high school site be used for a new K-12 school in Atikokan, and that the potential of including "an additional gymnasium/large flexible space that includes a stage" be assessed. Read more in the article published in the Atikokan Progress on June 12.

Fish Fry Finale held at Crossroads School

Fri, 2017-06-09 10:55
Crossroads School, in partnership with Naicatchewenin First Nation, hosted a Fish Fry Finale on June 8 to celebrate the end of the year and 20 years of Crossroads. The evening included a dinner of fresh fish, french fries, salad and dessert. There was a slideshow presentation highlighting years past, as well as baseball, jigging, Bingo, and draws.

French Immersion students set to stage their own play

Thu, 2017-06-08 11:53 troupe of eight French Immersion drama students at Fort Frances High School will debut their play today at the Townshend Theatre, with free performances set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. “La bataille qui est l'école secondaire," or "The struggle that is high school,” outlines a typical day for a student at Fort High.

Rainy River District School Board recognizes volunteers and retirees

Thu, 2017-06-08 09:34 its June 6, 2017 Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board recognized the contributions of two individuals with the Volunteer of the Year award, as well as honoured retirees.

RRHS band plays first concert

Wed, 2017-06-07 16:19
After getting its music program up and running earlier this year, the Rainy River High School band performed its first concert there yesterday, with special guests - the Borderland Community Orchestra.

School board approves five-year plan

Wed, 2017-06-07 16:13 Rainy River District School Board held its last regular meeting of the 2016-17 school year yesterday at the Education Centre here. Trustees voted to approve the Strategic Plans Goals for 2017-22, a required plan that is reviewed annually and provides direction to the board in the coming years.

K-12 school committee splits on gym and space issues

Mon, 2017-06-05 11:57 Accommodation Review Committee has reached a 'consensus' on how Atikokan should proceed with a K-12 school, but only over strong objections from two of its ten members. Read the following article published in the Atikokan Progress on June 5, 2017.

School Consultation Meeting Draws 40

Fri, 2017-06-02 13:38 40 people attended a community consultation meeting held May 18 at Atikokan High School to hear more detailed information and provide feedback about the potential amalgamation of Atikokan's public schools into one K-12 facility.

Indigenous Awareness Week at RRHS

Fri, 2017-06-02 09:29
Students participated in an Indigenous Art workshop led by Darryl Big George, a Jingle Dress Teachings workshop led by Abigail Halverson, and a Career Symposium on Wednesday at Rainy River High School in celebration of Indigenous Awareness Week. The week featured several activities, workshops, and speakers, wrapping up today with a Pow Wow.

New Superintendent of Education Hired

Thu, 2017-06-01 14:01 Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce Andrew Harris of the Durham District School Board has been hired as the new Superintendent of Education.

Kindergarten Play Dates

Thu, 2017-06-01 14:01 entering Kindergarten in the fall are invited to "Welcome to Kindergarten Play Dates."

Threats at Fort High investigated

Tue, 2017-05-30 18:51 May 24, 2017, Fort Frances High School administration contacted police after a concern was brought forward regarding a report of a possible bomb threat. The OPP responded, police and administration both conducted an investigation, and the OPP have since laid charges. At no time was there an immediate threat to students. No actual detonation device was located or used by the accused. The Board’s Threat Assessment Protocol was followed in dealing with this incident. Safety of students and staff is always a priority for Rainy River District School Board and its schools. Communication has been sent out to parents and guardians. For more information:


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