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Musical revue taking stage

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:17 on your best plaid shirt and load up the car for a trip because Fort Frances High School is set to stage its annual fall musical revue, this year entitled "Country Meets City." The show will run Nov. 16-18 at the Townshend Theatre, with the curtain rising at 7 p.m. each night (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door. Read the complete story published in the Nov. 15, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times by clicking the link below.

Trustees given look at Board's Indigenous Education Strategy

Wed, 2017-11-15 16:12 River District School Board trustees were treated to a look at the Indigenous Education Strategy during its Nov. 7 meeting here. A presentation was given by Indigenous Education Leader/Principal of School Support Services, Bob Kowal, and FNMI Collaborative Inquiry Lead, Pam King, outlining some of the work they have been doing, as well as the importance of the strategy. Read the full story published Nov. 15, 2017 in the Fort Frances Times by clicking the link below.

Sturgeon Creek School wins funds in Tbaytel for Good initiative

Fri, 2017-11-10 09:14 to Sturgeon Creek School for garnering 6,531 votes in Tbaytel's For Good initiative and winning $1,250 to be used for their outdoor classroom. They will use the funds to purchase two trail cameras and a weather station to further the students’ outdoor education.

Rainy Students' Art Work to be displayed in Ontario's Legislative Building

Thu, 2017-11-09 16:22 by five students in Katherine Williams's Grade 11/12 art class at Rainy River High School will soon hang in the Ontario Legislative building. The watercolour/ink pieces created by Madison Williams, Leonah Jourdain, Paige Anderson, Christian Tiboni and Lara Wood came out of a class project called “My Rainy: The Little Town at the End of Yonge Street.” Samples of the artwork were sent to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Youth Arts Program and a total of five pieces were wanted for this year's collection. Read the complete story from the Nov. 8, 2017 edition of the Westend Weekly by clicking the link below.

School playground work being recognized

Tue, 2017-11-07 16:12 Robert Moore School playground will be the focus of the Rainy River District School Board's "Recognition of Excellence" for this month. The recognition will take place during the Board's regular meeting, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre.

We Scare Hunger

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:15
FFHS students dropped by Sunset Country Ford Friday morning with the food they collected on Halloween night for the dealership's "WE Scare Hunger" food drive. The items will be divvied up and delivered to local food banks.

Students participate in dance workshops

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:04 Metal, Australia’s hottest Tap Dance Sensation, taught some of their dance moves to a group of students during a workshop at FFHS on Oct. 23. The foursome then also enthralled Grade 7/8 students at Atikokan High School with an hour-long introduction to their hard-driving style of step dancing later that week. Raw Metal performed in Fort Frances as part of Kids & Co.'s entertainment series and kicked off the ACES season series.

FFHS staging classic comedy

Wed, 2017-10-25 15:41 Frances High School student will be taking on a classic movie monster with their adaption of the Gene Wilder/Mel Brooks comedy "Young Frankenstein." The show opens tomorrow night and runs through Saturday at the Townshend Theatre. Showtime is 7 p.m. each night and tickets, available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door, cost $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. Click the link to read the article published in the October 25, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

FFHS hockey academy now up and running

Fri, 2017-10-20 16:15 local students now are able to say hockey is their favourite subject at school. The Rainy River District School Board's inaugural Hockey Canada Skills Academy got underway on Oct. 3, with 28 Grade 7 and 8 students at Fort Frances High School enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year. Click the link below to read the article published in the Oct. 18, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

Crossroads hosts cross-country meet

Fri, 2017-10-20 16:10 was high at this year's annual cross-country meet at Crossroads School in Devlin on Oct. 13, with runners from Grades 4-8 from schools across the Rainy River District. Click the link to see the results.

National School Bus Safety Week

Tue, 2017-10-17 16:09
Kicking off National School Bus Safety Week, students at Donald Young School received a bus safety presentation and practiced evacuating the bus. Students across the Board will receive similar presentations this week.

What's language got to do with it?

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:23, quite a bit. If you've been one of the participating educators in Math For Young Children North West project, you know that Anishinaabemowin holds the keys to a more innate way of understanding and practicing math. This is just one of the lessons highlighted during the “Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education: Responding to the TRC's Calls to Action" Conference hosted at La Place Rendez-Vous Oct. 4-5 presented in partnership by Seven Generations Education Institute, Rainy River District School Board, The Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Mathematics and Science, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto educators from across the district and province. Click the link below to read more from the article published in the Oct. 11, 2017 edition of the Westend Weekly.

Board salutes school trip

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:11"A Day of Learning" trip to Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung by Riverview and McCrosson-Tovell students got the nod for the Rainy River District School Board's monthly recognition of excellence for October. The recognition took place at the Board's regular monthly meeting held Oct. 3 at Rainy River High School, with a report on the trip given to trustees by principal Kendall Olsen.

Indigenous Knowledge Conference

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:04 were held as part of a two-day "Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Education" Conference held Oct. 4-5, highlighting the partnership between Rainy River District School Board, Seven Generations Education Institute, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Orange Shirt Day

Wed, 2017-10-04 13:58
Students and staff at several schools took part in Every Child Matters - Orange Shirt Day last week to honour the survivors of the Residential School system and to remember those who did not.

Terry Fox Run/Walk

Wed, 2017-10-04 13:55
Students at schools across the Rainy River District School Board participated in Terry Fox Runs/Walks in September, raising money and awareness for cancer research and honouring loved ones, as well as the Canadian hero who set out on a cross-Canada run in 1980.

Journee des Franco-Ontariens

Tue, 2017-09-26 13:26
On September 25, students at Robert Moore School acknowledged Franco Ontarian Day. Grade Four students provided information about the day to all students in the school during morning announcements. Grade Eight French students shared what they had researched about the day with Grade Eight Ojibwe students. All French classes listened to French songs, watched part of a French TV program and played Kahoot answering questions about the Franco Ontarian flag. The Grade Four class finished the day by making Franco Ontarian flags.

School board pushing MTO for 'safety zone' at Crossroads

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:05 Rainy River District School Board is taking steps to try and implement a "community safety zone" in front of Crossroads School along Highway 613 North. A meeting was held at the Devlin school Monday night to hear concerns of parents and community members, as well as gather ideas to submit to the Ministry of Transportation. Click the link below to read the full article from the September 20, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

K-12 school proposal off to Ministry of Ed.

Thu, 2017-09-21 15:59 opting to pursue consolidation of Atikokan's public schools into one K-12 school built on the AHS site, the Rainy River District School Board agreed to some fine-tuning of their proposal to the Ministry, at last Wednesday's special meeting there. Click the link to read the full article from the September 18, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.

Students learn about unsafe driving behaviours

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:37
Students at Rainy River, Fort Frances, and Atikokan High Schools participated in the Sweet Life Road Show this week -- a hands-on interactive experience that raises teens’ awareness about the deadliest road risks, and shows them simple strategies to stay safe. It uses methods such as computer gaming and peer theatre to go beyond driver education classes and teach beginner drivers to make safe and strategic decisions. Students were divided into small groups and circulated around 10 stations to learn about a variety of topics, including sharing the road with trucks. Using a real transport truck, students learned how to act and proceed around larger vehicles, taking note of the many blindspots truck drivers face while on the road. Students also learned about dealing with distractions while driving, what to say when a friend is driving recklessly, dealing with roadside emergencies, how to deal with becoming drowsy while driving, why marijuana and driving don’t mix, and much more. The goal of the presentation was to educate teens about unsafe driving behaviours and help them develop workable plans to minimize their chances of a fatal collision.


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