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Posted on: Jan 10 9:20am
Brian Perrault, Chief of Couchiching First Nation, took his Oath of Office at the Rainy River District School Board meeting on January 9, 2018. Chief Perrault replaces Chief William Windigo, who resigned last month, as the First Nation Trustee on the Board.
Posted on: Jan 9 12:00am
Rainy River District School Board trustees will receive a report on the Autism Spectrum Disorder pilot project that has been running this school year. Special Education administrator Char Bliss will present the overview during tonight's regular board meeting. The local board is part of the pilot project led by the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, to improve school-based supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Posted on: Dec 21 11:00am
The Rainy River District School Board and Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board are pleased to announce that they have received $6,453,382 from the Government of Ontario to construct three new child care centres in the district.
Posted on: Dec 20 4:08pm
Some students at Fort Frances High School are taking a tasting trip around the world this semester-all from the comfort of their classroom. The Grade 11 "Food and Culture" course, being taught by Shannon Westover, has been allowing students to try their hand at making a wide variety of dishes from across the globe. Click the link below to read the article published in the Dec. 20 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Dec 20 10:59am
Students at Fort Frances High School showed off their passion for the workforce during Co-op Display Day on Dec. 13 in the school cafeteria. With each student showcasing a topic relating to their placement, community members and other students could learn about different career options. Click the link to read more from the Westend Weekly.
Posted on: Dec 14 1:14pm
Former OHL goalie Brock McGillis was at the Townshend Theatre here on Dec. 6 to share his empowering message with Fort High students of self-love and inclusion while aiming to help change the negative perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals. Click the link to read more of the article published in the Dec. 13 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Dec 14 12:00am
Funding for the consolidation of Atikokan High School and North Star Community School into one K-12 school is starting to come together. During its regular monthly meeting held Dec. 5, the Rainy River District School Board approved three resolutions from the Finance Committee to have certain funding reserves allocated to the consolidation fund. Click the link to read more from the article published in the Dec. 13 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Dec 11 3:28pm
On Thursday, December 7, the students of North Star Community School were visited by members of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves to take part in Operation Radio Santa. Using a high powered radio, the students were able to make contact with Santa Claus at the North Pole to let him know what their Christmas wishes were. The children were excited to be able to talk directly to Santa and were very surprised to find out that he knew the names of their siblings and some of the things that they wanted before they even told him. Our appreciation goes out to the soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces for making this a very special day for the Kindergarten and Grade 1 classes.
Posted on: Dec 7 2:13pm
Mine Centre School's “You’re the Chef” program earned the Rainy River District School Board's "Recognition of Excellence" at its December Board meeting. Back in June, the school submitted a proposal to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge - Northwest Strong in an effort to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of students there. The main component of the proposal was teaching children food literacy skills through the “You’re the Chef” program, which is a cooking program that focuses on encouraging lifelong healthy eating habits by introducing students to new foods (fruits and vegetables) through cooking. Food literacy skills include food and nutrition knowledge, skills in food preparation, and the confidence to apply the learning to influence dietary behaviour. Each class participated in a 90-minute cooking lesson, once a week for 4 weeks. Classes prepared a variety of healthy foods, including French toast with fruit salsa, yogurt and fruit parfaits, pizza wraps, pumpkin and apple muffins and much more. The “You’re the Chef” program supports many aspects of the curriculum, including literacy, numeracy, and science.
Posted on: Dec 7 8:53am
Thanks to local teacher and angler Jason Cain, fishing-lovers at Fort High have a reason to celebrate. FFHS will have its own sport-fishing team early next year.