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FFHS students tackle firefighting program
11/20/2019
For the past few months, some students at Fort Frances High School have been taking part in a unique learning experience designed to give them valuable real world experience. The school, in partnership with the Fort Frances Fire Management Headquarters (FMH) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), has run a specialized version of the SP100 Forest Firefighter Training course.
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School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners 2019
11/15/2019
School Bus Safety Week was October 21st to 25th. To promote school bus safety, the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium held its annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest with the theme, “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation.” A total of 229 posters were submitted for the contest. The winners for each category are as follows: Division 1: J/K – S/K – Carter Parisien SK Robert Moore School Division 2: Grades 1-2 – Lillian Krukoski Gr 1 Nestor Falls School Division 3: Grades 3-5 – Khloe Laur Gr 3 J.W. Walker School Division 4: Grades 6-8 – Kale Henttonen Gr 6 Robert Moore School
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Student Travel Scholarship application process now open
11/08/2019
The Student Travel Scholarship is designed to give high school students the opportunity to travel to a developing country to learn first-hand about the importance of education, clean water, alternative income and agricultural projects. Students in Grades 9 to 11 are able to apply for this scholarship of $1,000, to help offset the cost of attending a Me-to-We trip during the summer months. Eligible students must be returning to their high school the fall after their trip and must be willing to bring back and share their learning with their school and other schools within the Board.
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Board Happenings

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RRDSB re-elects Chair and Vice Chair
12/04/2019
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the Board Meeting on December 3, 2019 in Fort Frances. Trustee, Raymond Roy, was acclaimed as Board Chair, while Trustee, David Kircher, was acclaimed as Vice Chair. Both trustees represent the Town of Fort Frances and unorganized territory east of Fort Frances.
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Canadian author helps to promote writing skills
11/13/2019
Students at the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) are getting a rather unique learning experience this year. Following a visit from author Sigmund Brouwer during the last school year, the board announced at its last monthly meeting that Brouwer would serve as the writer-in-residence for the school board for the 2019-2020 school year. Brouwer will be using aspects of the Story Ninja program to help students across the board with their writing and literacy skills.
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RRDSB announces 2018-2019 EQAO results
09/25/2019
The 2018-2019 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released. School and system leaders of the Rainy River District School Board have met to analyze and interpret the results. These results, along with other assessments, help the School Board to develop and refine strategies for achievement in all areas of the curriculum, including Literacy and Math. The 2018-2019 results show continued success in specific areas, as well as assist in identifying areas where further growth and improvement are needed.
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