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Posted on: May 17 9:39am
Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program hosted it's 7th annual "Grandparents Day" last week. Grandparents were able to visit the students in their classrooms, view performances from last month's Festival, hear speeches, and have lunch. The whole student community was responsible for making the day a success.
Posted on: May 16 4:21pm
More than 20 staff members of the Rainy River District School Board will be receiving training tomorrow and Thursday on the Secret Agent Society Training Program, which will be implemented in our schools in the fall. The program, aimed at helping students 8 to 12 years of age crack the code of emotions and friendships, will be delivered by Renae Beaumont PhD, a clinical psychologist and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital. For her PhD, Dr. Beaumont developed a gaming-based social-emotional skills training program for children and families – Secret Agent Society (SAS). Given the challenges that many children face in navigating our modern world, Dr. Beaumont’s work is fundamental to optimizing the wellbeing and success of our future generations. RRDSB staff are excited to learn from Dr. Beaumont in how to further support our students in skills that will help them be successful in their pathway.
Posted on: May 12 12:10pm
Cisco Canada and TakingITGlobal (TIG) today announced the expansion of their Connected North program into two more schools in the Rainy River District School Board. Fort Frances High School and McCrosson-Tovell will join the program alongside Mine Centre School, which officially launched the program in May, 2016. Using Cisco TelePresence® videoconferencing, students are connected to a range of virtual education and youth mental health and wellness services, educators, Indigenous mentors, and peers across the country. An official launch took place this morning at Fort Frances High School, with the Grade 7/8 Ojibwe students connecting with students at the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) First Nations School of Toronto.
Posted on: May 12 11:37am
A group of Rainy River District School Board’s Fort Frances High School students recently joined their peers from across Northwestern Ontario to compete in Enterprise Olympics, a two‐day business pitch‐off competition held at Confederation College and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The winning team from each sector of interest wins $500, with each group member receiving $100. This year, the Fort Frances High School students winning $100 at the top of their sectors were Peirce Gushulak, Chance Windego, Joelle Tibbs, Mira Donaldson, Andrea Schram, and Maria Harrisson. The top six teams were then eligible to compete for a $1,000 bursary towards tuition at a participating post-secondary school in Northern Ontario for each member of the team. Joelle Tibbs and Mira Donaldson each earned the $1,000 bursary for their winning business idea.
Posted on: May 11 12:21pm
A total of 100 dream catchers were donated to La Verendrye Hospital staff yesterday to distribute to each newborn delivered there. The initiative was made possible by a partnership with the students and staff of FFHS, UNFC Alt- Ed dep't (Tracy Jensen), and Gizhewwaadizinwin Health Access Centre- Aboriginal FASD and Child Nutrition Program. The goal is to help build and sustain cross-cultural relationships and understanding while educating students, new families, and the general public with this small gift of knowledge and cultural teaching.
Posted on: May 10 2:25pm
Crossroads School has released the results from the Chess Tournament held there on May 3. Kali McCormick took first place in the 8 and under division, while Liam Stafford took first place in the 9 and 10 division. Cade Beck took the top spot in the 11 and 12 year old grouping, while Brayden Sabbe finished first among the 13 and 14 year olds.
Posted on: May 10 2:11pm
After months of memorization, hours of choreography practice, and a few trips gliding through the air, the Fort Frances High School production of Mary Poppins has come to an end. Check out the photos and story published in the West End Weekly by clicking the link below.
Posted on: May 5 4:05pm
We are very excited to introduce the Hockey Academy coming to FFHS this fall. It is an a complete program that includes education, hockey, off-ice strength and conditioning, and more. The goal is to enhance a student-player's confidence, individual playing skills, self-esteem and opportunities in both academics and athletics. Join us for a parent information meeting on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the FFHS library.
Posted on: May 5 3:50pm
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to congratulate Fort Frances High School student, Angeline Redford, who was appointed to the 2017-18 Minister's Student Advisory Council. As one of 60 students, selected from over 480 applicants across the province, Angeline will serve in an advisory capacity to the Minister of Education on topics relating to the public education system.
Posted on: May 5 1:33pm
The Atikokan High School Music Program was presented the Recognition of Excellence at Tuesday's Board meeting in Atikokan. The music program, offered to students in Grades 9 through 12, provides an opportunity for self-expression through the arts while developing a stronger sense of belonging in our school community. Through a renewed focus on the music program, Atikokan High School is creating an environment that allows for each student who may be curious, with the opportunity to experience the Arts through instrumental music.

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