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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.
Posted on: Nov 15 4:17pm
Put on your best plaid shirt and load up the car for a trip because Fort Frances High School is set to stage its annual fall musical revue, this year entitled "Country Meets City." The show will run Nov. 16-18 at the Townshend Theatre, with the curtain rising at 7 p.m. each night (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors, which are available at Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and at the door. Read the complete story published in the Nov. 15, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times by clicking the link below.
Posted on: Nov 15 4:12pm
Rainy River District School Board trustees were treated to a look at the Indigenous Education Strategy during its Nov. 7 meeting here. A presentation was given by Indigenous Education Leader/Principal of School Support Services, Bob Kowal, and FNMI Collaborative Inquiry Lead, Pam King, outlining some of the work they have been doing, as well as the importance of the strategy. Read the full story published Nov. 15, 2017 in the Fort Frances Times by clicking the link below.
Posted on: Nov 10 9:14am
Congratulations to Sturgeon Creek School for garnering 6,531 votes in Tbaytel's For Good initiative and winning $1,250 to be used for their outdoor classroom. They will use the funds to purchase two trail cameras and a weather station to further the students’ outdoor education.
Posted on: Nov 9 4:22pm
Artwork by five students in Katherine Williams's Grade 11/12 art class at Rainy River High School will soon hang in the Ontario Legislative building. The watercolour/ink pieces created by Madison Williams, Leonah Jourdain, Paige Anderson, Christian Tiboni and Lara Wood came out of a class project called “My Rainy: The Little Town at the End of Yonge Street.” Samples of the artwork were sent to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Youth Arts Program and a total of five pieces were wanted for this year's collection. Read the complete story from the Nov. 8, 2017 edition of the Westend Weekly by clicking the link below.
Posted on: Nov 7 4:12pm
The Robert Moore School playground will be the focus of the Rainy River District School Board's "Recognition of Excellence" for this month. The recognition will take place during the Board's regular meeting, which takes place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Education Centre.
Posted on: Nov 3 4:15pm
FFHS students dropped by Sunset Country Ford Friday morning with the food they collected on Halloween night for the dealership's "WE Scare Hunger" food drive. The items will be divvied up and delivered to local food banks.
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.