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Posted on: Aug 17 3:22pm
A local project is hoping to highlight some of the successful careers in the Arts that began in the Fort Frances High School Arts programs. The project is being run by Fort High teacher Susan DeGagne, with the goal of collecting stories from alumni who have gone on to pursue a career in the Arts (visual art, drama, music). The stories will be displayed in the high school and hopefully inspire current and future artists by showing that the Arts do not just have to be an interest in high school, but can also become a career path. Click on the link to read more from the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Jul 13 3:41pm
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.
Posted on: Jul 6 1:54pm
Grade 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).
Posted on: Jul 6 1:40pm
Four 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).
Posted on: Jul 6 1:32pm
Students 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.
Posted on: Jul 6 1:27pm
Atikokan 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).
Posted on: Jun 29 1:47pm
The 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).
Posted on: Jun 29 1:40pm
Rainy 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).
Posted on: Jun 29 1:34pm
The 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.
Posted on: Jun 29 1:21pm
School 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).

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