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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.
Posted on: Sep 20 9:11am
The 2016-2017 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released. The Rainy River District School Board has reviewed these results as compared to the previous year and to results over the past five years. These results, along with other assessments, help the School Board to focus further supports for students and to prioritize professional development for staff.
Posted on: Sep 15 2:16pm
Trustees with the Rainy River District School Board have voted to consolidate the Atikokan High School and North Star Community School. The decision came after a meeting on Wednesday night, after a number of community consultations.
Posted on: Sep 15 2:14pm
Lemuel Carradice took the Student Trustee Oath of Office for the 2017-2018 term at the Sept. 6 Rainy River District School Board meeting. Lemuel is a Grade 12 student at Rainy River High School student, and will represent all Rainy River District School Board students.
Posted on: Sep 15 1:39pm
Summer may have been a break for students but for the Rainy River District School Board, it was a busy time for improvements across its jurisdiction. Board administration gave a report summary of the 2017 summer accomplishments update to trustees during the first regular meeting of the school year here last Tuesday night. click the link to read more about the meeting in the Sept. 13, 2017 edition of the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Sep 15 1:23pm
The Rainy River District School Board was expected to choose its preferred option for the future of Atikokan's public schools on Wednesday. And in fact, they did vote in favour of consolidating Atikokan High School and North Star Community School. Click the link to read more from the Sept. 11, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.
Posted on: Sep 15 1:19pm
The OPP brought the "Draw The Line" campaign to Atikokan High School this week to engage students in a dialogue about sexual violence. Click the link below to read more about the campaign from the Sept. 11, 2017 edition of the Atikokan Progress.
Posted on: Sep 14 8:51am
At a Special Board Meeting held last night at Atikokan High School, the Rainy River District School Board approved the recommendation to consolidate Atikokan High School and North Star Community School into a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school on the Atikokan High School site, pending Ministry of Education funding approval.
Posted on: Sep 11 11:41am
Fort Frances High School’s Tech Department has been able to add new equipment to its welding booths after receiving funding from the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation. Teacher Robert Guertin applied for the funding last year and learned in May that they were successful in receiving $20,500.
Posted on: Aug 31 2:52pm
It's the start of the new school year. Teachers across the district are ready for the challenges and growth opportunities awaiting them in the classroom. Two Robert Moore School teachers talked to Westend Weekly reporter Melissa Friesen about their back-to-school preparations.

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