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Posted on: Dec 6 8:43am
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the Board Meeting on December 5, 2017 in Fort Frances.
Posted on: Dec 5 4:22pm
Mine Centre School will receive the Rainy River District School Board's monthly recognition of excellence tonight for its “You're the Chef” program. In a report to the Board from Principal Barbe Dennis, she explains the program aims to boost the fruit and vegetable intake of students while teaching lifelong cooking skills. Click the link to read the full article published in the Dec. 5, 2017 edition of the Daily Bulletin.
Posted on: Dec 4 9:04am
Family Science Night was a huge success at North Star Community School on November 23, 2017. A total of 37 family groups attended (around 125 people) -- a great turnout for a night of excitement and learning! The parents were just as engaged as the students were.
Posted on: Nov 30 2:41pm
School Bus Safety Week was October 16th to 20th. To promote school bus safety, the Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium held its annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest with the theme, “Stop On Red.” A total of 365 posters were submitted for the contest. The winners for each category are as follows:  Division 1: J/K - S/K – Isla Lebel, SK, Robert Moore School  Division 2: Grades 1-2 – Paxten Hughes, Grade 2, J.W. Walker School  Division 3: Grades 3-5 – Rayna Whitefish, Grade 4, J.W. Walker School  Division 4: Grades 6-8 – Jackson Tucker, Grade 6, St. Francis School
Posted on: Nov 29 2:30pm
Former OHL player Brock McGillis is set to speak to students at three high schools in the Rainy River District School Board next week in an effort to educate and engage students to end the use of homophobic language. McGillis will share his struggle of being a closeted pro athlete and his empowering message of self love and inclusion while aiming to change the perceptions of LGBTQ athletes and individuals. Starting December 4, Brock will visit Atikokan High School, Rainy River High School on December 5 and Fort Frances High School December 6.
Posted on: Nov 27 9:41am
Lillie MacKinnon and Emma Cole helped deliver carnations to FFHS students during period 3 on Friday. The FFHS Student Council sold more than 200 “Flowers for Friends” to celebrate RRDSB’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. For $2 students could purchase a carnation for a friend and add a note with a kind comment.
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.

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