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FFHS hockey academy now up and running

Fri, 2017-10-20 16:15
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Hockey%20Academy_0.pdfSome 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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Cross-country.pdfParticipation 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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Conference2_0.pdfActually, 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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Board%20Meeting%20%28O..."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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Conference.pdfWorkshops 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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/CRS%20safe%20zone%20me...The 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
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/ARC%20descision_0.pdfIn 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. To 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.

RRDSB announces Grade 3, 6, and 9 and OSSLT EQAO test results

Wed, 2017-09-20 09:11
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/09-20-17%20EQAO%20Resu...The 2016-2017 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released. The Rainy River District School Board has reviewed these results as compared to the previous year and to results over the past five years. These results, along with other assessments, help the School Board to focus further supports for students and to prioritize professional development for staff.

Atikokan High School to get merged with elementary school

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:16
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/atikokan-schools-merged-1.4290328Trustees with the Rainy River District School Board have voted to consolidate the Atikokan High School and North Star Community School. The decision came after a meeting on Wednesday night, after a number of community consultations.

New student trustee takes oath

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:14
Lemuel Carradice took the Student Trustee Oath of Office for the 2017-2018 term at the Sept. 6 Rainy River District School Board meeting. Lemuel is a Grade 12 student at Rainy River High School student, and will represent all Rainy River District School Board students.

Board outlines summer work

Fri, 2017-09-15 13:39
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Board%20Meeting_1.pdfSummer may have been a break for students but for the Rainy River District School Board, it was a busy time for improvements across its jurisdiction. Board administration gave a report summary of the 2017 summer accomplishments update to trustees during the first regular meeting of the school year here last Tuesday night. click the link to read more about the meeting in the Sept. 13, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.

School board expected to decide Wednesday on K-12 plan for Atikokan

Fri, 2017-09-15 13:23
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Board%20meeting.pdfThe Rainy River District School Board was expected to choose its preferred option for the future of Atikokan's public schools on Wednesday. And in fact, they did vote in favour of consolidating Atikokan High School and North Star Community School. Click the link to read more from the Sept. 11, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.

Knowing where to draw the line

Fri, 2017-09-15 13:19
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/Draw%20the%20Line.pdfThe OPP brought the "Draw The Line" campaign to Atikokan High School this week to engage students in a dialogue about sexual violence. Click the link below to read more about the campaign from the Sept. 11, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.

Rainy River District School Board approves consolidation of Atikokan schools

Thu, 2017-09-14 08:51
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/09-13-17%20Accommodati...At a Special Board Meeting held last night at Atikokan High School, the Rainy River District School Board approved the recommendation to consolidate Atikokan High School and North Star Community School into a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school on the Atikokan High School site, pending Ministry of Education funding approval.

FFHS receives new welding equipment

Mon, 2017-09-11 11:41
https://www.rrdsb.com/sites/www.rrdsb.com/files/newsitems/09-11-17%20new%20weldi...Fort Frances High School’s Tech Department has been able to add new equipment to its welding booths after receiving funding from the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation. Teacher Robert Guertin applied for the funding last year and learned in May that they were successful in receiving $20,500.

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