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Posted on: Dec 11 3:28pm
On Thursday, December 7, the students of North Star Community School were visited by members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves to take part in Operation Radio Santa. Using a high powered radio, the students were able to make contact with Santa Claus at the North Pole to let him know what their Christmas wishes were. The children were excited to be able to talk directly to Santa and were very suprised to find out that he knew the names of their siblings and some of the things that they wanted before they even told him. Our appreciation goes out to the soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces for making this a very special day for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes.
Posted on: Dec 7 2:13pm
Mine Centre School's “You’re the Chef” program earned the Rainy River District School Board's "Recognition of Excellence" at its December Board meeting. Back in June, the school submitted a proposal to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge - Northwest Strong in an effort to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of students there. The main component of the proposal was teaching children food literacy skills through the “You’re the Chef” program, which is a cooking program that focuses on encouraging lifelong healthy eating habits by introducing students to new foods (fruits and vegetables) through cooking. Food literacy skills include food and nutrition knowledge, skills in food preparation, and the confidence to apply the learning to influence dietary behaviour. Each class participated in a 90-minute cooking lesson, once a week for 4 weeks. Classes prepared a variety of healthy foods, including French toast with fruit salsa, yogurt and fruit parfaits, pizza wraps, pumpkin and apple muffins and much more. The “You’re the Chef” program supports many aspects of the curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, and science.
Posted on: Dec 7 8:53am
Thanks to local teacher and angler Jason Cain, fishing-lovers at Fort High have a reason to celebrate. FFHS will have its own sport-fishing team early next year.
Posted on: Dec 6 8:43am
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 5, 2017 in Fort Frances.
Posted on: Dec 5 4:22pm
Mine Centre School will receive the Rainy River District School Board's monthly recognition of excellence tonight for its “You're the Chef” program. In a report to the Board from Principal Barbe Dennis, she explains the program aims to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of students while teaching lifelong cooking skills. Click the link to read the full article published in the Dec. 5, 2017 edition of the Daily Bulletin.
Posted on: Dec 4 9:04am
Family Science Night was a huge success at North Star Community School on November 23, 2017. A total of 37 family groups attended (around 125 people) -- a great turnout for a night of excitement and learning! The parents were just as engaged as the students were.
Posted on: Nov 30 2:41pm
School Bus Safety Week was October 16th to 20th. To promote school bus safety, the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium held its annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest with the theme, “Stop On Red.” A total of 365 posters were submitted for the contest. The winners for each category are as follows:  Division 1: J/K - S/K – Isla Lebel, SK, Robert Moore School  Division 2: Grades 1-2 – Paxten Hughes, Grade 2, J.W. Walker School  Division 3: Grades 3-5 – Rayna Whitefish, Grade 4, J.W. Walker School  Division 4: Grades 6-8 – Jackson Tucker, Grade 6, St. Francis School
Posted on: Nov 29 2:30pm
Former OHL player Brock McGillis is set to speak to students at three high schools in the Rainy River District School Board next week in an effort to educate and engage students to end the use of homophobic language. McGillis will share his struggle of being a closeted pro athlete and his empowering message of self love and inclusion while aiming to change the perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals. Starting December 4, Brock will visit Atikokan High School, Rainy River High School on December 5 and Fort Frances High School December 6.
Posted on: Nov 27 9:41am
Lillie MacKinnon and Emma Cole helped deliver carnations to FFHS students during period 3 on Friday. The FFHS Student Council sold more than 200 “Flowers for Friends” to celebrate RRDSB’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. For $2 students could purchase a carnation for a friend and add a note with a kind comment.
Posted on: Nov 22 10:06am
Earlier this fall, the Premier and Minister of Education announced a review of Ontario’s student assessment practices. Led by the Minister’s Education Advisors, the independent review aims to ensure that Ontario’s student assessments are culturally relevant, able to measure a wider range of learning, and better reflect student well-being and equity. Over the next several weeks, the Advisors will be holding public engagement sessions across the province to seek input on how to improve student assessment. The meeting in Thunder Bay will be held on December 12, 2017. Click the link for more information.

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