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Posted on: May 26 8:49am
The Best Buddies at Fort Frances High School hosted a tea on May 25 for students in the Special Education program, along with their friends, families, and former students. The decorations, baking and refreshments were provided by students, staff, and other helpers, who also helped to serve. The Special Education students also prepared a poem, which they recited. Everyone enjoyed a delightful afternoon.
Posted on: May 25 11:39am
Lillie MacKinnon and Emma Cole will be the latest Fort Frances High School students taking humanitarian trips to South America. Both in Grade 11, they're heading off as part of the “Me to We” organization—a movement that aims to bring socially-conscious people together to create change in the world. Emma will be visiting the Amazon rainforest in July, while Lillie will be heading to Ecuador in August.
Posted on: May 25 11:08am
A total of 10 students from eight schools participated in the Rainy River District School Board Speech Contest on May 24, 2017 hosted at Robert Moore School in Fort Frances. Students delivered outstanding speeches on a wide variety of topics to educators, family, peers, and community members. Crossroads School student, Erica Lemelin, achieved first place for her speech entitled “The Hill,” while Robert Moore School student, Maya Davis, earned second place for her speech on “The ‘R’ Word,” and Donald Young School student, Steven Dueck, captured third place for his speech on “The Myth of Adolescence.”
Posted on: May 24 11:14am
Fort Frances High School student, Angie Redford, has returned home from the Canada-Wide Science Fair with her second straight bronze medal – this time with partner Anna Schwartz (homeschooled). The pair captured first place in the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair in April with their project “A ‘Major’ Experiment with ‘Minor’ Results, which then saw them join with 500 of Canada’s brightest young scientists in Regina for the 56th edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair last week. Also representing Sunset Country were finalists Kolton Gagne (Ear Falls Public School) and Sabrina Blais (Golden Learning Centre).
Posted on: May 23 10:52am
The discovery of a Canadian one-cent coin dating back to 1915 by a Kindergarten student at Donald Young School launched an inquiry-based learning session in Kim Bolen and Laurel Armstrong’s classroom recently. Paige Seguin found the coin while digging outside on the playground at recess. Once they had cleaned it and learned what it was, the students were very curious and had many questions. That is when Ms. Bolen and Mrs. Armstrong decided to leave their planned classroom lesson on plants and follow the students’ interest in the coin.
Posted on: May 19 3:46pm
Students have been busy preparing for the provincial Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics being administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to all Grades 3 & 6 students beginning next week. Used as a tool for improvement planning at the student, school, school board and provincial levels, EQAO assessments are directly based on the expectations set out in The Ontario Curriculum, which is what teachers teach in the classroom every day. Students are simply encouraged to do their best and show what they know.
Posted on: May 19 10:18am
Atikokan employers continue to support the Atikokan High School Co-operative Education Program. Most of the 10 students this year are in their second year with the program and are looking to further their on-the-job work experience. The experience and skills they are acquiring may help them solidify their career aspirations. Click the link below to read the article in the Atikokan Progress.
Posted on: May 19 10:12am
At its first working meeting on May 11, 2017, the Accommodation Review Committee identified some issues that will have to be sorted through as the Rainy River District School Board considers one combined K-12 school in Atikokan.
Posted on: May 17 9:50am
Rainy River High School and Riverview School students performed "Musical Stories of the Heart" last week. The original show incorporated three of the students' favourite musicals - Grease, Beauty and the Beast, and Hairspray. Friday's performance even included a fifties-style meal, served by the cast members. The collaborative effort saw over 50 students helping to make the show a success.
Posted on: May 17 9:39am
Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program hosted it's 7th annual "Grandparents Day" last week. Grandparents were able to visit the students in their classrooms, view performances from last month's Festival, hear speeches, and have lunch. The whole student community was responsible for making the day a success.

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