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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.
Posted on: Aug 31 2:43pm
A new driving impairment simulation program was being tested in Fort Frances last Thursday—and this time the focus was on driving while under the influence of recreational marijuana. Innocorp, known for making products like SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience), was at the '52 Canadians Arena to test a new simulation with Fort Frances High School First Responders and a few other community members. Click the link to read the article published in the Fort Frances Times on August 30, 2017.
Posted on: Aug 28 1:11pm
The Rainy River District School Board is launching the “HERE” campaign to address a very important focus. Working together with eight district school boards in the Thunder Bay Region, the Board aims to support student achievement by addressing persistent student absenteeism. The “HERE” attendance campaign was first introduced at a meeting of the Northern Ontario Education Leaders (NOEL) in the spring of 2017. Designed to build awareness around the attendance issue in Northwestern Ontario, the “HERE” campaign provides communications support tools to Boards and schools to help improve attendance.
Posted on: Aug 17 3:22pm
A local project is hoping to highlight some of the successful careers in the Arts that began in the Fort Frances High School Arts programs. The project is being run by Fort High teacher Susan DeGagne, with the goal of collecting stories from alumni who have gone on to pursue a career in the Arts (visual art, drama, music). The stories will be displayed in the high school and hopefully inspire current and future artists by showing that the Arts do not just have to be an interest in high school, but can also become a career path. Click on the link to read more from the Fort Frances Times.
Posted on: Jul 13 3:41pm
This debris is all that is left of the old classroom wing of Donald Young School. The new section of the school, built directly in front of the now demolished building, will be ready for students to attend this fall. The remaining portion of the school, housing the gym and two additional classrooms, will also undergo a renovation.

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