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Posted on: Nov 3 4:04pm
Raw 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.
Posted on: Oct 25 3:41pm
Fort Frances High School students 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.
Posted on: Oct 20 4:15pm
Some 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.
Posted on: Oct 20 4:10pm
Participation 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.
Posted on: Oct 17 4:09pm
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.
Posted on: Oct 13 2:23pm
Actually, 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.
Posted on: Oct 13 2:11pm
"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.
Posted on: Oct 13 2:04pm
Workshops 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.
Posted on: Oct 4 1:58pm
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.
Posted on: Oct 4 1:55pm
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.

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