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Posted on: Apr 6 12:05pm
The "Recognition of Excellence" was presented to students from J.W. Walker School at the April 4, 2017 Board meeting for their success with second languages. All Grade 4 to 6 students at the school participate in either the Ojibwe second language program or the core French program. Check out the article published in the April 12, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Apr 4 3:46pm
The Sunset Country Regional Science Fair was held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Fort Frances High School, with students from both the Rainy River District School Board and Keewatin Patricia District School Board taking part. The winners in the junior division were: 1st. Angelina Nylund (KPDSB) UV Protection; 2nd. Chloe Dolyny and Monika Ruppenstein (RRDSB) Pearly Whites or Dark as Night?; and 3rd. Sullivan Wright (KPDSB) The Insulation Challenge. The winners in the senior division were: 1st. Angie Redford and Anna Schwartz (RRDSB) A "Major" Experiment with "Minor" Results; 2nd. Kolten Gagne (KPDSB) How Loud is Too Loud?; and 3rd. Sabrina Blais (KPDSB) What Do You See? The winners from the senior division will attend the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Regina in May. Congratulations to everyone who participated!
Posted on: Mar 31 11:41am
March Break for students in the Fort High senior band may have been a break from the classroom but it wasn't one from learning. The students enjoyed a trip to Cuba, but FFHS music teacher and band director Lisa Loney made sure it was no ordinary beach vacation. Click the link below to read the articles from the Westend Weekly and Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Mar 30 1:43pm
Congratulations to all the students in the Board who competed in the "Quest for Knowledge" in Rainy River First Nations on Tuesday, especially the junior team from Crossroads and both the junior and senior teams from Robert Moore who placed in the top three. The friendly competition, sponsored by Seven Generations Education Institute, brings communities, educators and students together to celebrate the rich culture and language of the Anishinaabeg in the area while promoting and commending academic achievement. In the junior division, St. Francis School earned first place, followed by Crossroads School in second, and Robert Moore School in third, while in the senior division, St. Francis again captured first, followed by Robert Moore School in second and Our Lady of the Way School in third. The event has run each year for the past 16 years with more than 1,500 students in Grades 5-8 having taken part in the event.
Posted on: Mar 17 4:01pm
McCrosson-Tovell School hosted a Festival du Voyageur Day for the JK-Grade 4 Riverview and McCrosson-Tovell students last Friday, with students participating in a variety of activities.
Posted on: Mar 9 11:51am
Congratulations to Paige McFayden who took first place in the Grade 7/8 Science Fair yesterday at Fort Frances High School. Emma Toriseva earned second place with her project "No More Plaque," while Kenna Spuzak and Marti Woods (Eww Germs!) captured third place. The three projects will move on to the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair on April 1, 2017 at FFHS. Honourable mentions went to Grace Kowal and Rya Hawrylak (Soap Wars), Aurora Hutton (Under Pressure), and Sam Bonner-Vickers (Musical Germs).
Posted on: Mar 9 11:41am
Donald Young School students Ashlyn Beck, Marcus Morrisseau, and Steven Dueck accepted the Recognition of Excellence at the Board's regular meeting on Tuesday for student leadership. They gave an overview of the variety of leadership opportunities within the school, including initiatives such as a recycling program, weekly spirit days, buddy reading and organized physical activities through the PALs program - just to name a few.
Posted on: Mar 7 11:43am
The FFHS Senior Band performed a concert last night at the Townshend Theatre in preparation for its upcoming trip to Cuba. The band will be headed there over the March Break and will play concerts at two schools and a community centre, as well as exploring the country and its culture.
Posted on: Mar 7 11:40am
Audiences were treated to "an uproarious, cheeky take" on the Grimms' Fairy Tales on Feb. 23 presented by Rainy River High School's Owl Theatre.
Posted on: Feb 23 2:29pm
Grade 4/5 students from Robert Moore School visited the Fort Frances Museum to take in the Freemasonry exhibit this morning. Led by Lauren Hyatt, the students also participated in some activities to teach them about Masonry. Ms. Hyatt will also visit the school next week to do a follow up lesson, including working on drama skits with the students.