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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.
Posted on: Sep 26 1:26pm
On September 25, students at Robert Moore School acknowledged Franco Ontarian Day. Grade Four students provided information about the day to all students in the school during morning announcements. Grade Eight French students shared what they had researched about the day with Grade Eight Ojibwe students. All French classes listened to French songs, watched part of a French TV program and played Kahoot answering questions about the Franco Ontarian flag. The Grade Four class finished the day by making Franco Ontarian flags.
Posted on: Sep 21 4:05pm
The Rainy River District School Board is taking steps to try and implement a "community safety zone" in front of Crossroads School along Highway 613 North. A meeting was held at the Devlin school Monday night to hear concerns of parents and community members, as well as gather ideas to submit to the Ministry of Transportation. Click the link below to read the full article from the September 20, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Sep 21 3:59pm
In opting to pursue consolidation of Atikokan's public schools into one K-12 school built on the AHS site, the Rainy River District School Board agreed to some fine-tuning of their proposal to the Ministry, at last Wednesday's special meeting there. Click the link to read the full article from the September 18, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.
Posted on: Sep 20 2:37pm
Students at Rainy River, Fort Frances, and Atikokan High Schools participated in the Sweet Life Road Show this week -- a hands-on interactive experience that raises teens’ awareness about the deadliest road risks, and shows them simple strategies to stay safe. It uses methods such as computer gaming and peer theatre to go beyond driver education classes and teach beginner drivers to make safe and strategic decisions. Students were divided into small groups and circulated around 10 stations to learn about a variety of topics, including sharing the road with trucks. Using a real transport truck, students learned how to act and proceed around larger vehicles, taking note of the many blindspots truck drivers face while on the road. Students also learned about dealing with distractions while driving, what to say when a friend is driving recklessly, dealing with roadside emergencies, how to deal with becoming drowsy while driving, why marijuana and driving don’t mix, and much more. The goal of the presentation was to educate teens about unsafe driving behaviours and help them develop workable plans to minimize their chances of a fatal collision.

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