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Posted on: Feb 2 11:52am
The proposed calendar for the 2018-19 school year could see students not back in class until after Labour Day. A consultation for the school calendar, which affects all five boards in the Rainy River and Kenora districts, was conducted last fall. The results of that consultation showed 59 percent of respondents were in favour of students starting after Labour Day, with the other 41 percent wanting students to start before then. Click the link to read more from the Fort Frances Daily Bulletin (Feb. 1).
Posted on: Feb 2 11:40am
Actua, a national youth outreach network that represents 35 university and college based members across Canada, has announced that three science, technology, engineering and math education organizations in Thunder Bay—Rainy River will receive funding through CanCode. This 50 million dollar fund, announced in the federal budget 2017, supports the development of coding and digital skills for youth across Canada. Click the link below to read the article published in the Jan. 31 edition of the Westend Weekly
Posted on: Feb 2 11:32am
The Rainy River District School Board considered an executive compensation program at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Click the link below to read the article published in the Jan. 29 edition of the Atikokan Progress.
Posted on: Feb 2 11:28am
The province will invest $23 million to establish a new K-12 school at the Atikokan High School site. Click the link below to read the articles published in the Atikokan Progress on Jan. 22 (also printed in the Fort Frances Times on Jan 24.) and the Westend Weekly on Jan. 24.
Posted on: Jan 17 2:28pm
Ontario is supporting families in Atikokan with a new consolidated K-12 school that will provide a modern learning environment for students. Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan was at the Atikokan High School today to announce that the province is investing in a significant rebuild and addition to the existing high school to create a new K-12 school. This multi million dollar project will accommodate nearly 417 students from K-12 and includes three new child care rooms with 49 licensed child care spaces and a new child and family room.
Posted on: Jan 15 11:14am
The school boards of Northwestern Ontario have teamed up to offer families a Regional Kindergarten Registration Week for 2018. During this special week, February 26 to March 2, schools across Northwestern Ontario will be hosting open house events and activities to support families with registering their child for school for September 2018. Children born in 2014 who will be 4 years old on or before December 31, 2018, are ready to start kindergarten in September 2018. Although schools accept new registrations anytime, the Regional Kindergarten Registration Week is a great opportunity to visit your neighbourhood schools, learn about programs and opportunities, meet the educational teams and register your child for school in the fall. The school boards involved in the Regional Kindergarten Registration Week 2018 are the Keewatin‐Patricia District School Board, Conseil scholaire de district Catholique des Aurores boréales, the Kenora Catholic District School Board, the Rainy River District School Board and the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
Posted on: Jan 12 4:36pm
Upon returning to school after the Christmas holidays, Riverview School students shared their hopes and dreams for the 2018 year with reporter, Melissa Friesen, of the Westend Weekly.
Posted on: Jan 12 4:30pm
The Rainy River District School Board is in the process of gathering feedback on the proposed Executive Compensation Program, which has set out a rational compensation approach for executive positions across all school boards. Click the link below to read the article published in the Jan. 10, 2018 edition of the Fort Frances Times
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).