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Posted on: Feb 26 9:52am
Instead of the usual in-class celebration for Valentine's Day, North Star School Kindergarten teachers Caitlin Matichuk and Monica Herbert chose a different way to help their students experience the day's message of caring and sharing: a visit to the extended care wing at AGH.
Posted on: Feb 22 3:55pm
J.W. Walker School students have been working hard since early January to get ready for their one-night only performance of "A Year with Frog and Toad," which is slated for Mar. 1 at the Townshend Theatre. Read the article published in the Feb. 21 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Feb 22 3:51pm
The enchanting story of "Beauty and the Beast" will come alive on the stage at Robert Moore School on Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 1, starting at 6 p.m. each night. Directed by teachers at the school, the cast of students has been rehearsing for months. Read the article published in the Feb. 21 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Feb 22 3:37pm
Student involved in Project Sunset at Crossroads School in Devlin held a skating party on Thursday to officially celebrate the community rink they and other partners helped fix up in recent months. Read the article published in the Feb. 21 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Feb 15 2:56pm
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that two students were successful in earning the Board’s Student Travel Scholarship. Samantha Ribey, a Grade 11 student at Atikokan High School, and Shallin Scott-MacNeil, a Grade 10 student at Fort Frances High School, will each receive $1,000 to help offset the cost of attending a Me to We Youth Volunteer Trip during the upcoming summer months.
Posted on: Feb 15 9:59am
Students at Fort Frances High School and Atikokan High School were captivated by the performance, "Prisoner of Tehran," on Tuesday at FFHS and Wednesday at AHS. Motus O Dance Theatre shared Marina Nemat's story--an extraordinary tale of faith and survival--through spoken word, movement, video, and music. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, she was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since.
Posted on: Feb 15 9:32am
On Friday, February 9th, North Star Community School celebrated Team Canada in the Olympics with everyone wearing red and white or clothing supporting Canada. This week, the school has been divided up into mixed grade teams and learning about one of the countries in the Olympics. Teams created a banner and chant for their own Opening Ceremonies yesterday. Then tomorrow at 1:30 pm, North Star will hold a mini Olympics where teams will rotate through several activities that simulate some of the winter sports in the Olympics.
Posted on: Feb 14 10:09am
The Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) will be participating in the Ontario Ministry of Education’s~Diplôme d’études en langue française DELF Project – Phase 5. Students who have registered in grade 12 FSL classes (Semester 1 or Semester 2) will be given the opportunity to complete the DELF exam. This exam tests students’ ability to use French in real-life situations. Successful candidates will receive a DELF diploma from France’s Ministry of National Education. The diploma is recognized around the world and is valid for life.
Posted on: Feb 12 12:00am
The Rainy River District School Board has approved the 2018-19 Regular School Year Calendar, with the first day of classes for students on September 5 and the last day of classes for elementary students on June 28.
Posted on: Feb 7 2:44pm
Students in schools across the Board celebrated the 100th day of school this week with a variety of fun activities, such as making 100 day trail mix, building towers with 100 cups, making 100 day crowns, and finding 100 words. 100th Day is a great way for elementary school teachers to celebrate the various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100.