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RRDSB reaches tentative agreement with OSSTF District 5B Occasional Teachers
10/14/2017
On October 12, 2016, the Rainy River District School Board reached a tentative agreement at the local level with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) 5B occasional teachers.
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Musical Stories of the Heart coming to RRHS
05/04/2017
Students from Rainy River High School and Riverview School will be performing "Musical Stories of the Heart" next Thursday
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Jump Rope for Heart
05/03/2017
Students at Robert Moore School participated in Jump Rope for Heart yesterday. Several RRDSB schools are joining the 4,000 schools across Canada to embrace the fundraiser that helps support the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Time Capsule Opening
05/02/2017
Students at J.W. Walker helped open a time capsule yesterday that was buried at Alexander MacKenzie School 25 years ago. The children read the letters and saw pictures drawn by Diane DeBenedet's Grade 2 class.
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Co-op Display Day
04/27/2017
From mechanics and baking to art and medicine, a variety of topics were highlighted at the Co-op Display Day at Fort Frances High School on April 27.
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Students compete in Math Olympics
04/25/2017
A seven-member team of Grade 7 and 8 students from Robert Moore School were among the 141 students who participated in the 21st Northwestern Ontario Association for Math Education Math Olympics at Superior Collegiate in Thunder Bay on Saturday
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Students attend diversity conference
04/24/2017
Students from the Rainy River District School Board attended the Youth Embracing Diversity in Education (YEDE) Student Conference in Thunder Bay on Friday.
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Grandparents and Special Friends' Lunch
04/21/2017
On April 20th, grandparents and special friends were invited to join North Star students for lunch.
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New DYS Wing On Track
04/21/2017
The new Donald Young School wing is on track for a move-in date of June 23.
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Students put newspapers to the test
04/20/2017
Grade 7/8 students at Sturgeon Creek School were challenged to make functional chairs from newspapers earlier this month.
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Board to seek input on new K-12 school at AHS site
04/20/2017
The Rainy River District School Board has approved a modified school accommodation review to consider the future of Atikokan High School and North Star Community School.
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International Day of Pink
04/13/2017
On April 12, schools across the Rainy River District School Board took part in the Day of Pink - the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination,
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Family Well-Being Night
04/13/2017
Families attended the Well-Being Night at Fort High on April 12. Hosted by Fort High, J.W. Walker, and Robert Moore Schools,
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International Day of Pink...
04/12/2017
Schools across the RRDSB took part in the International Day of Pink, including staff at the Education Centre.
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Joint Well-Being Night Planned
04/11/2017
Fort Frances High School, J.W. Walker School, and Robert Moore School have teamed up to present a “Family Well-Being Night.”
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Sturgeon Creek event huge success
04/10/2017
Sturgeon Creek School's Math and Mental Health Night was a huge success!
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Students pitch ideas for new square
04/10/2017
Sixteen Fort Frances High School students in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program participated in a highly-engaging and exciting Innovation,
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Student Talent Show
04/10/2017
Students at North Star Community School entertained family and community members with singing, dancing, magic and gymnastics during their Student Talent Show on March 30.
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SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERING WITH JUMPSTART
04/06/2017
The Rainy River District School Board and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are pleased to announce their new partnership, with RRDSB joining the Fort Frances Jumpstart Chapter as a Community Partner
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Recognition of Excellence
04/06/2017
The "Recognition of Excellence" was presented to students from J.W. Walker School at the April 4, 2017 Board meeting for their success with second languages.
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Sunset Country Regional Science Fair
04/04/2017
The Sunset Country Regional Science Fair was held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Fort Frances High School, with students from both the Rainy River District School Board and Keewatin Patricia District School Board taking part.
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Cuba trip was a learning experience for FFHS students
03/31/2017
March Break for students in the Fort High senior band may have been a break from the classroom but it wasn't one from learning
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Quest for Knowledge
03/30/2017
Congratulations to all the students in the Board who competed in the "Quest for Knowledge" in Rainy River First Nations on Tuesday, especially the junior team from Crossroads and both the junior and senior teams from Robert Moore who placed in the top three.
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Voyageur Culture at McCrosson-Tovell School
03/17/2017
McCrosson-Tovell School hosted a Festival du Voyageur Day for the JK-Grade 4 Riverview and McCrosson-Tovell students last Friday, with students participating in a variety of activities.
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Grade 7/8 Science Fair at FFHS
03/09/2017
Congratulations to Paige McFayden who took first place in the Grade 7/8 Science Fair yesterday at Fort Frances High School. Emma Toriseva earned second place with her project "No More Plaque," while Kenna Spuzak and Marti Woods (Eww Germs!) captured third place.
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Student Leadership
03/09/2017
Donald Young School students Ashlyn Beck, Marcus Morrisseau, and Steven Dueck accepted the Recognition of Excellence at the Board's regular meeting on Tuesday for student leadership
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FFHS Senior Band Concert
03/07/2017
The FFHS Senior Band performed a concert last night at the Townshend Theatre in preparation for its upcoming trip to Cuba.
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RRHS's The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
03/07/2017
Audiences were treated to "an uproarious, cheeky take" on the Grimms' Fairy Tales on Feb. 23 presented by Rainy River High School's Owl Theatre.
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Visit to the museum
02/23/2017
Grade 4/5 students from Robert Moore School visited the Fort Frances Museum to take in the Freemasonry exhibit this morning
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Pink Shirt Day
02/22/2017

Students took a stand against bullying as they celebrated Pink Shirt Day on Feb. 22 by wearing pink and participating in anti-bullying activities.

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Band brings excitement to RRHS
02/17/2017
For the first time in more than 20 years, Rainy River High School has a band class, with students choosing an instrument to learn to play.
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Student Voice Strategic Planning
02/17/2017
Grade 7-12 RRDSB students, representing schools from Rainy River to Atikokan, offered up their ideas during a strategic planning session on Feb. 14.
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RRDSB enhances library access for students
02/07/2017
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce it has enhanced its Public Library and eBook Initiative for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students of the Board.
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A day in the life of a kindergarten student
02/07/2017
Westend Weekly reporter, Melissa Friesen, shares her experience of her recent visit to the kindergarten classroom at Sturgeon Creek School.
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Celebrating Literacy Day
02/07/2017
Schools across the Rainy River District School Board celebrated Family Literacy Day on January 26, 2017.
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Benefits of Active Outdoor Classrooms
01/31/2017
Mine Centre School shares the benefits of an outdoor classroom.
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Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education
01/31/2017
Rainy River District School Board teachers share the importance of teaching spatial reasoning to students.
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RRDSB appoints Chair and Vice Chair at Board Meeting
12/07/2016
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 6, 2016 in Fort Frances.
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RRDSB consolidates Rainy River schools
11/22/2016
In the northwestern Ontario town of Rainy River, Rainy River High School is set to consolidate with Riverview Elementary School
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RRDSB announces a ratified agreement at the local level with the OSSTF Rainy River District Occasional Teacher Local
11/07/2016
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that it ratified the tentative collective agreement with the Rainy River District OSSTF Occasional Teacher Local at the November 1, 2016 Regular Board meeting.
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RRDSB and Northwestern Health Unit sign MOU
10/27/2016
The RRDSB and the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their healthy schools partnership.
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EQAO Update regarding cancellation of Oct. Online OSSLT
10/27/2016
EQAO has released Questions and Answers: Cancelled Trial of the October 20, 2016 Online OSSLT Assessment.
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EQAO Confirms Cause of Technical Issues During Online OSSLT Trial
10/24/2016
Agency continuing investigation and looking at how to prevent future incidents
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Students able to write OSSLT on March 30, 2017
10/20/2016
We are very sorry that the October 20 trial of the online OSSLT was unsuccessful
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Local Student achieves success in 2016 Science Fair
09/29/2016
With the start of the new school year, it’s a great time to celebrate the successes of the last year.
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Mine Centre School Students Enjoy Benefits of Connected North program
09/29/2016
Staff and students at Mine Centre School are now benefitting from the Connected North program.
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Rainy River District School Board announces Grade 3, 6, and 9 EQAO results
09/22/2016
The 2015-2016 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) results have been released.
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Rainy River District School Board announces OSSLT results
09/22/2016
The 2015-2016 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results have been released.
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RRDSB AND OSSTF RATIFY COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT
09/07/2016
The Rainy River District School Board and OSSTF, the union representing secondary school teachers have each ratified the 3 year collective bargaining agreement that was reached on August 25, 2016.
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RRDSB and OSSTF Reach Tentative Agreement
08/29/2016
The Rainy River District School Board and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers have reached a negotiated tentative agreement.
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OSSTF refuses to take last offer to a membership vote
08/23/2016
Last week, the Rainy River District School Board asked OSSTF to allow its members to vote on the Board’s last offer to settle the local terms of its collective agreement with its high school teachers.
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The RRDSB requests the union take latest offer to membership vote
08/16/2016
In an effort to resolve the current labor disruption, the Board has requested, that the union take the Board’s final offer to the membership for a vote before the school year begins.
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Board approves reinvestment of $1.9 million to support schools and student learning
06/15/2016
The June 7, 2016 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on June 17 and June 20, 2016. Exams rescheduled.
06/14/2016
Exams that were planned for these dates will be rescheduled and high schools will be closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on both Friday, June 17th and Monday, June 20th.
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Inclusivity focus of symposium
06/10/2016
The Rainy River District School Board celebrated inclusive schools on Thursday, June 2, 2016, during a student symposium of LGBTQ-Straight Alliance school-based programs.
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RRDSB honours contributions to student achievement and well-being
06/08/2016
At its June 7, 2016 Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board honoured community partners, and the bus driver of the year, along with employees achieving 25 years of service and retirees.
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School playgrounds to get upgrades this summer
06/07/2016
School yards across the district will be seeing enhancements this summer thanks to the Playground Reinvestment Initiative that directly supports the well-being of students in the Rainy River District School Board.
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Manufacturing students amazed by factory visits
06/07/2016
Manufacturing Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students at Fort Frances High School recently had the chance to gain some first-hand knowledge through factory tours as part of a trip, May 26-28, 2016
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Local teen earns bronze at national science fair
06/06/2016
After earning second place at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair back in April, Angie Redford headed to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal last month–returning home with a bronze medal.
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Fort High students relish Italy trip
06/06/2016
With their bellies filled with pizza, pasta, and gelato, members of the Fort Frances High School Travel Club returned from their nine-day trip to Italy.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on June 7, 2016
06/03/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled, and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students, with the exception of programming for Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.
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Students receive awards at the 2016 Northern Ontario Enterprise Olympics
06/03/2016
A group of Rainy River District School Board’s Fort Frances High School students recently joined more than 120 of their peers from across Northwestern Ontario to compete in Enterprise Olympics, a two-day business pitch-off competition held at Confederation College in Thunder Bay.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on June 2, 2016
05/30/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Thursday, June 2, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled, and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students, with the exception of programming for Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.
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RRDSB approves tender for enhancements of school playgrounds
05/27/2016
At its May 19, 2016 Special Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the award of a tender to Playgrounds R Us to enhance playgrounds at schools of the Board across the District.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on May 27, 2016
05/24/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Friday, May 27, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled, and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students, with the exception of programming for Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.
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RRDSB student appointed to Minister's Student Advisory Council
05/24/2016
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to congratulate Fort Frances High School student, Mira Donaldson, who was appointed to the 2016-17 Minister's Student Advisory Council.
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Construction has started at Donald Young School
05/24/2016
Construction at Donald Young School has commenced with Finn Way Construction of Thunder Bay moving in machinery and erecting fencing around the worksite. The main entry to the school will be moved to the far south end closest to the curling rink.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on May 19, 2016
05/13/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Thursday, May 19,
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Best Buddies hooping it up
05/13/2016
Fort High students will be “Hooping It Up” this Tuesday (May 17) at 11:30 a.m. to help students with special needs while raising money and awareness for their “Best Buddies” club.
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Mine Centre School Joins Connected North Virtual Education Program for Indigenous Communities
05/10/2016
With the nearest town, Fort Frances, being more than a 45 minute drive away, Connected North is connecting the school and bringing “the world” to the students of Mine Centre like never before through the magic of Cisco’s TelePresence.
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Open letter from RRDSB Chair to OSSTF leadership and our Rainy River District School Board secondary teachers
05/09/2016
It is because of our students that I am writing this open letter, as a parent, a teacher, a former OSSTF member and as Chair of the Rainy River District School Board, to ask you to join with me to resolve this serious and most unfortunate labour situation.
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High schools closed to Grades 9 to 12 students on May 11, 2016
05/09/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled, and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students, with the exception of Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.
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Leads of Ghost call musical challenging
05/09/2016
Anne Jean and Andrew Eldridge are returning to the stage to star in Fort Frances High School’s rendition of “Ghost: The Musical,” which opens tonight and runs through Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Townshend Theatre here.
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JWS Grade 6 & 7 students given high school preview
05/09/2016
Grade 6 and 7 students at J.W. Walker School got a preview to what high school will be like when they move into Fort Frances High School (FFHS) this fall during a session recently held there.
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Learning opportunities are limitless for co-op students
05/09/2016
Another round of co-op students spread themselves throughout the Fort Frances High School atrium. Their displays summarized all the work they've accomplished and all the insight they've gained over the last 3 months of co-op placements throughout the community.
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Northwest Strong Healthy Kids Challenge
05/02/2016
Atikokan High School’s phys-ed and outdoor education programs have been given a boost by the Northwestern Health Unit. The school teamed with the ANFC and Atikokan Youth Initiatives to develop a Mountain Biking for Fitness program that won a grant to purchase new bikes through the Health Unit’s Northwest Strong Healthy Kids Community Challenge.
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Going to space with Natalie Panek
05/02/2016
Natalie Panek has wanted to go to space ever since she watched Stargate SG-1 with her mom. She has degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and currently works for MDA in the robotics and automation division on a team responsible for creating the chassis and locomotion system for the European Space Agency's Exo Mars Rover due to launch in early 2017.
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Instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 cancelled on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
04/29/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for students due to the strike actions of high school teachers on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled, and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students, with the exception of Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.
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RRDSB is deeply disappointed at needless OSSTF disruption of student learning
04/25/2016
Provincial representatives from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), representing secondary teachers and secondary occasional teachers in the Rainy River District School Board, provided notice on April 25, 2016, of strike action in the form of weekly full withdrawal of services one-day per week, commencing April 27, 2016.
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Instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 cancelled on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
04/25/2016
As the School Board will not be able to provide a safe learning environment for high school students on April 27, 2016, all instructional programs for Grades 9 to 12 will be cancelled and all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students.
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Board ratifies agreement with Rainy River District ETFO ESP
04/21/2016
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that it ratified an agreement with Rainy River District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Educational Support Personnel (ESP) at its Special Board Meeting on April 20, 2016. ETFO ESP Local will vote on ratification of the agreement on Monday, April 25, 2016.
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AHS students celebrate International Day of Pink
04/21/2016
The International Day of Pink is an annual reminder that schools can be a difficult and unsafe space for many LGBTQ+ students. AHS has worked hard to mitigate that challenge through the GSA.
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Tender for DYS upgrade awarded
04/21/2016
The tender for a new classroom wing to be built at Donald Young School in Emo was awarded to Finn Way General Contractor Inc. of Thunder Bay after being approved by the Rainy River District School Board at its Regular April 2016 Board Meeting.
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Sheila McMahon receives June Callwood Award
04/21/2016
Ontario is recognizing 11 individuals and eight organizations with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism for their commitment to volunteering and longstanding service to their communities.
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RRDSB reaches tentative agreement with Rainy River District ETFO ESP
04/19/2016
On April 18, 2016, the Rainy River District School Board reached a tentative agreement at the local level with Rainy River District Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) – Educational Support Personnel (ESP).
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RRDSB is deeply disappointed as OSSTF abandons chance for labour peace
04/19/2016
After just one day, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) walked away from the bargaining table on the afternoon of April 12, 2016.
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Meet some of the region's bright young scientists
04/07/2016
Students from around the region came to participate in Sunset Country's Regional Science Fair.
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Rainy River High School receives Chem-free Grad donation from Moose Lodge
04/07/2016
The Moose Lodge in Baudette recently donated $200 US to the Rainy River High School Chem-free Grad.
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RRDSB recognizes Mine Centre School at April 5 Board Meeting
04/06/2016
The April 5, 2016 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances. At the meeting, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to Mine Centre School for its Early Years Camp.
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Young scientists compete for awards at Sunset Country Regional Science Fair
04/06/2016
Students demonstrated their creativity and science skills at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair hosted by the RRDSB on April 2, 2016 in Fort Frances at J.W. Walker School.
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Good-bye Winter and Hello Spring
03/24/2016
On Friday, March 11, 2016, McCrosson-Tovell students celebrated their last day of winter at school with a Winter Festival, supported by School Council.
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Muskies welcomed home
03/22/2016
They always seem to find a way to do it,” said the head coach of the newly-crowned OFSAA ‘A/AA’ boys’ hockey champion Muskies after they captured the program’s fourth provincial title with a 5-3 win over the Silverthorn Spartans (Toronto) in the gold-medal game last Thursday afternoon in Ottawa
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Muskie Boys Hockey strikes OFSAA gold
03/22/2016
Although no one knew it at the time, the game between the fifth-ranked Muskie boys’ hockey team and the No. 18 Frontenac Falcons (Kingston) on the opening morning of the OFSAA ‘A/AA’ championship in Ottawa last week proved to be a battle of juggernauts.
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Muskie boys curling team nabs OFSAA silver
03/22/2016
Chris Silver and his team of third Daniel Vandenbrand, second Jason Bazylewski, and lead Davis Jackson brought home the silver medal after placing second in the boys’ division at the OFSAA championships in North Bay last week.
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New kitchen, programs a hit with AHS students
03/08/2016
Atikokan High School’s new food preparation classroom is being well-used.
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Board addressing parental concerns
03/07/2016
The Rainy River District School Board last month approved the move of Grade 7-8 students to Fort Frances High School to address over-capacity at the west-end elementary school.
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RRDSB announces a ratified agreement with Local 65 CUPE
03/03/2016
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that it ratified an agreement with Local 65 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at the March 1, 2016 Regular Board Meeting. CUPE Local 65, representing approximately 60 casual and 70 permanent local CUPE members, ratified the tentative agreement on February 25, 2016.
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RRDSB recognizes Donald Young School, SCAP & Sturgeon Creek School
03/02/2016
At the March 2016 meeting of the RRDSB, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to Donald Young School, Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program and Sturgeon Creek School.
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Welding facility officially opened
02/26/2016
The Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute celebrated the grand-opening of a welding program facility, featuring 12 new welding booths, at Fort Frances High School last week.
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Spatial sense key to early math learning
02/19/2016
Researchers from the University of Toronto met last week with local teachers who have been involved in the Math for Young Children (M4YC) project to share their findings from the past two years.
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RRDSB & and Seven Generations Education Institute celebrate facility partnership
02/16/2016
The Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute will celebrate their grand opening of a Welding Program facility, featuring 12 welding booths located within Fort Frances High School.
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Walker Grades 7 & 8 students to move into high school
02/12/2016
Walker School Grades 7 and 8 students are moving to Fort Frances High School to address the overcapacity issue at J.W. Walker School, effective August 29, 2016. School Board Administration will be scheduling meetings throughout the upcoming months for J.W. Walker School parents, students, and staff of both schools to dialogue and prepare for this transition.
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DYS renovation project re-tendered
02/12/2016
A project to build a new classroom wing at Donald Young School in Emo has been re-tendered.
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Sturgeon Creek marks Family Literacy Day
02/05/2016
This year, the students and staff at Sturgeon Creek School invited family and friends to attend their special day on Jan. 28, 2016, which featured many special guests and “Royal Readers” who read to the various classes during the day.
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South American adventure an eye opener
01/27/2016
Atikokan High School (AHS) student Marla Larson spent three weeks on a humanitarian trip to the South American country of Ecuador. Between August 11 and September 1, 2015, the experience took her from the clouds high in the Andes Mountains to the basin of the Amazon River, miles below.
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Artifacts relive WWI for students
01/26/2016
The First World War may have ended 97 years ago but Grade 8 students at Robert Moore School here were reliving those years thanks for artifacts on loan from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.
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No deal reached through mediation session with RRDSB & OSSTF
01/21/2016
Despite efforts to reach a deal this week, mediation between the Rainy River District School Board (RRDSB) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) District 5B ended unsuccessfully during the night of January 19, 2016.
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Rainy River District School Board committed to ongoing labour discussions, contacting a professional mediator
12/16/2015
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to ongoing, respectful and productive negotiation discussions with its local federations and will continue to bargain in good faith.
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RRDSB announces ratified tentative agreements with ETFO District Local & ETFO OT
12/16/2015
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that it ratified tentative collective agreements with both the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario – Rainy River District Local and the Rainy River District ETFO Occasional Teacher Local at the December 15, 2015, Special Board meeting.
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Hold and Secure quickly resolved at J.W. Walker School and Fort Frances High School
12/15/2015
This morning, December 15, 2015, we were advised by the OPP to place J.W. Walker School and Fort Frances High School in Hold & Secure. The situation was quickly resolved while all staff and students remained safe.
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High schools collaborate on radio play production
12/15/2015
Fort High and Rainy River High School joined together to produce this year’s radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which will be broadcast on B-93.1 The Border later this month.
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RRDSB reaches tentative agreements with ETFO District Local & ETFO OT
12/11/2015
On December 8, 2015, the Rainy River District School Board reached a tentative agreement at the local level with Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario – Rainy River District Local, while a local tentative agreement was reached with Rainy River District ETFO Occasional Teacher Local on December 9, 2015.
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RRDSB recognizes the Alternative Secondary School Program at December Board Meeting
12/04/2015
The December 1, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances. At the meeting, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to the Alternative Secondary School Program being offered at the United Native Friendship Centre in partnership with Fort Frances High School and the Rainy River District School Board.
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RRDSB appoints Chair and Vice Chair at December Board Meeting
12/03/2015
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 1, 2015 in Fort Frances.
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Muskie Theatre to stage modern re-telling of Alice
11/26/2015
What would happen if a modern-day “Alice” collided with Lewis Carroll’s classic Wonderland? Find out Thursday through Saturday (Nov. 26-28, 2015) as Muskie Theatre presents Alice@Wonderland on the Townshend Theatre stage.
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Board suggests K-12 school in future for Atikokan
11/25/2015
Atikokan's next new school is likely to be a K to 12 facility that would replace Atikokan High School (AHS) and North Star.
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School Board makes the case for Central time in Atikokan
11/25/2015
The only school board in Ontario that spans two time zones during its school year has asked Council to consider moving Atikokan fully onto Central time.
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Elementary School Parent Notice
11/19/2015
Following last week’s ratified tentative settlement reached between the Government and ETFO Teachers, we have some updates to share with parents about Elementary Progress Reports.
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RRDSB recognizes Fort Frances High School at November 3 Board Meeting
11/04/2015
The November 3, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances. At the meeting, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to Fort Frances High School for its history of cultivating a rich experience for students through musical arts.
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Sturgeon Creek School reopens on November 4
11/03/2015
Students and staff are welcomed back to Sturgeon Creek School to resume their normal classes on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
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RRHS students Care about the community
10/29/2015
Student leaders and teachers at Rainy River High School (RRHS) have started an initiative to tell the community that they care.
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RRDSB announces Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics results
10/28/2015
The 2014-2015 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics results have been released.
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR STURGEON CREEK SCHOOL FAMILIES
10/27/2015
We have arranged for students and staff to continue with their educational programming at Barwick Hall beginning Wednesday, October 28th and until further notice. Parents are asked to pack a lunch for their child as hot lunch is cancelled.
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Students able to access libraries
10/22/2015
Students across the district now have full access to four public libraries and a large collection of e-books thanks to a district-wide partnership.
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School Board bestows accolades in Rainy River
10/16/2015
The Rainy River District School Board met at Rainy River High School last Tuesday (October 6, 2015) with a fairly busy agenda on tap.
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McKenna Begin excited to be student trustee
10/10/2015
McKenna Begin will be representing all students in her new role as student trustee on the Rainy River District School Board for the 2015-16 term. The Grade 12 student at Fort Frances High School is excited about the opportunity.
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Pilot Project to give library access to District Early Years to Grade 12 Students
10/08/2015
The public is invited to a celebration. Join us at the Fort Frances Library and Technology Centre on Monday, October 19th, at 10:00 a.m..
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University reps to visit AHS and FFHS
10/05/2015
Representatives from Ontario’s 21 universities will be at Atikokan High School in the morning and at Fort Frances High School in the afternoon on Monday, October 5, 2015 for the University Information Program (UIP).
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RRDSB announces OSSLT results
09/23/2015
The 2014-2015 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results have been released.
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Support Services recognized by RRDSB
09/04/2015
At the Board’s regular meeting on September 1, 2015, the School Support Services Department of the Rainy River District School Board will receive the “Recognition of Excellence” for supporting system goals.
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RRDSB partners with Tbaytel to build infrastructure for the future
09/02/2015
Students across the District returned to the classroom on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. In schools west of Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board students and staff were welcomed to an upgraded Tbaytel Fibre system that provides virtually unlimited internal bandwidth.
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Senate gives students voice
07/29/2015
This past school year, the Rainy River District School Board created a new opportunity for students to have their voices heard at the district level.
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Students get bilingual certification
07/29/2015
Eight senior French students at Fort Frances High School took advantage of a unique academic opportunity offered here for the first time this year.
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School marking 100th class
07/15/2015
Robert Moore School is celebrated its centennial graduation on June 24, 2015 with the public invited to attend.
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Local students send Pan Am well wishes
07/08/2015
Robert Moore School students will be involved—in a small way—in the upcoming Pan Am Games (July 10-26) and Parapan Am Game (Aug. 7-15) being held in Toronto.
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Donald Young School to get new wing
07/08/2015
Plans are moving along for a new classroom wing to be built at Donald Young School in Emo.
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Teen excited for trip to Kenya
07/06/2015
Lindsay Dixon will be broadening her horizons this summer as she participates in a “Me to We” (Free the Children) youth volunteer trip to the African country of Kenya.
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Family Science activities continue at school BBQ
07/03/2015
Family Science events were held at RRDSB elementary schools across the District this year.
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Sturgeon Creek School library open again
07/03/2015
It’s been a long process but Sturgeon Creek students and staff celebrated the grand reopening of their school library on Monday, June 8, 2015.
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GSA starts up at Robert Moore
07/02/2015
In an effort to have all students feel included at Robert Moore School, administration has allowed for a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club to be started there recently.
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Students help set world record
06/30/2015
Local students helped break a World Record on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
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Thank you letter to parents
06/25/2015
As we complete another school year, I want to express my appreciation for your support.
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RRDSB approves tender for renovations at Rainy River and Atikokan High Schools
06/05/2015
At the June 2015, Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the award of a tender to perform renovations at Atikokan High School, and a tender to perform renovations at Rainy River District High School.
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Rainy River District School Board passes balanced budget
06/04/2015
At the June 2, 2015 Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2015-2016 balanced budget of $50,209,961, which includes $3 million in amortization.
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Rainy River and Lake of the Woods High Schools share a We Day celebration
06/03/2015
All year Rainy River High School and Lake of the Woods High Schools have been planning our biggest event; Mini We Day!
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RRDSB honours contributions to student achievement & well-being
06/03/2015
At its June 2, 2015 Board Meeting held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, the Rainy River District School Board honoured volunteers, community partners and bus drivers, along with all retirees and employees achieving 25 years of service.
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School Board salutes Outers Program
06/02/2015
District school board trustees got a little Outers refresher at the board meeting in Atikokan on May 5, 2015.
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Student Success efforts take many forms
06/02/2015
At the May Board Meeting, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator, Char Bliss, offered a quick overview of student success initiatives, and how they change and develop over the course of a student’s career from Early Years to Grade 12.
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Grade 7-8 students sample post-secondary life
06/02/2015
The 41 grade 7-8 students in Atikokan got a first-hand look at post-secondary life as part of a field trip to the city of Thunder Bay, April 29-30, 2015.
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Time to start thinking about one K-12 public school for Atikokan
05/20/2015
RRDSB Vice Chair Mike Lewis stated at the meeting of the Board on May 5 that Atikokan needs to start thinking about how best to consolidate North Star and AHS into one Kindergarten to grade 12 public school.
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Outers 50th plans move ahead
05/20/2015
A maximum of 500 tickets will be available only until June 1, 2015.
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Students try careers on for size
05/20/2015
Fort Frances High School Co-Op students displayed their months of hard work on a couple feet of bristol board last week.
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Students focused on mental health
05/19/2015
Student across the district took part in a variety of activities during Education Week last week, but most important was the focus on mental health.
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Students demonstrate excellence in public speaking at Speech Contest
05/15/2015
A total of nine students from six schools participated in the Rainy River District Speech Contest on May 14, 2015 hosted at Robert Moore School in Fort Frances.
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Fort High trying to improve its recycling efforts
04/24/2015
At Fort High, students constantly are reminded to “be the change.”
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High school grad rates on rise
04/20/2015
The Ministry of Education announced the graduation rates for 2014 earlier this month and Superintendent of Education Casey Slack was pleased to report to trustees last week that graduation rates within the Rainy River District School Board are on the rise.
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RRHS Owl Theatre to present Arsenic and Old Lace
04/20/2015
The Owl Theatre of Rainy River High School has done it again! This year’s production is Arsenic & Old Lace.
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Eva Olsson: A story of courage and hope
04/15/2015
Eva Olsson is a Holocaust survivor with an unforgettable message of hope and the destructive power of hate and indifference.
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All students deserve to feel safe and supported
04/15/2015
Why does it matter to me if a boy wants to wear a skirt? What does it have to do with me if a girl falls in love with another girl?
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Busy April at Fort High
04/13/2015
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) at fort High has plenty of events prepared for April.
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Board OKs new attendance zone
04/08/2015
A new attendance zone for two west-end schools was approved by the Rainy River District School Board at its regular meeting here last night.
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New Fort Frances High School class offers taste of outdoors
04/08/2015
Math, science, and English may be important, but a new class at Fort High is teaching students valuable outdoor skills.
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RRDSB recognizes Mine Centre School at April 7 Board Meeting
04/08/2015
The April 7, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances.
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Rainy River District School Board recognizes International Day of Pink
04/07/2015
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all of its students.
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Fast and friendly Outers wrap up 50th winter program
03/23/2015
The 50th crop of AHS Outers wrapped up the winter program with the overnight walk to Quetico North from Niobe Lake March 6, the last chilly (-30°) night of the season.
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What Joseph Boyden taught me on a Tuesday
03/12/2015
Students crowd into the auditorium on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. but I have the third row from the front almost entirely to myself.
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Students at AHS, FFH, and RRH prepare to write OSSLT
03/12/2015
On March 26, 2015, Grade 10 students at Atikokan, Fort Frances and Rainy River High Schools will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
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Fort High offering more course choices
03/06/2015
There’s still more than three months left in the current school year but Fort High students already are looking ahead to the 2015/16 one.
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Plenty of fundraising going on at Rainy River High School
03/05/2015
This has been a very busy few weeks for the Owls. We have been planning a lot of events and starting a lot of campaigns.
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Board recognizes Donald Young School at March 3 Board Meeting
03/05/2015
The March 3, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at Donald Young School in Emo.
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'Grease' rehearsals in full swing
03/05/2015
Greased lightning will be rolling into Fort High this spring. The cast and crew of this year’s spring musical, “Grease,” already are hard at work rehearsing for the show, which will be staged May 6-9 at the Townshend Theatre.
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Board receives presentation highlighting Aboriginal Education supports
03/04/2015
At the March 3, 2015 meeting of the Rainy River District School Board, the Board received a presentation highlighting Aboriginal Education supports.
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Donald Young School student selected for Page Program
03/04/2015
Open to all Ontario students enrolled in Grade 7 or 8, the Page Program is a unique educational experience that provides an opportunity to work in the legislative chamber, as well as explore the history and traditions of the legislative assembly.
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Fort Frances High School to house weather station
02/23/2015
The northwest corner of the field at Fort Frances High School will house a new structure this spring.
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School can be an adventure
02/23/2015
Whoever said school sucks, must not have heard of the Outdoor Activities Program at Rainy River High School!
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Trip to Quebec enjoyed by all
02/23/2015
French students at Fort Frances high School are used to practicing their second-language skills with their friends in the classroom.
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Ontario Releases Updated Health & Physical Education Curriculum, Parent Resources
02/23/2015
Ontario is releasing updated Health and Physical Education curriculum to give students accurate information that will help keep them safe and healthy.
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Renowned author, Joseph Boyden, to visit schools and provide a public presentation
02/23/2015
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to host award-winning author, Joseph Boyden, on March 2 and 3, 2015 to discuss his work with students and staff, and to provide a captivating public presentation for community members.
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"Kiss 'n Ride" video complete
02/19/2015
The local Traffic Safety Committee wrapped up its “Kiss ‘n Ride” initiative late last year, but the group’s efforts will be sustained thanks to a video created to demonstrate to other communities the process of implementing such a program.
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Rainy River High School's Arts Festival is Feb. 28
02/19/2015
Rainy River High School students had a good start to the new semester.
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Mitaanjigamiing First Nation Math night slated
02/13/2015
Mitaanjigamiing First Nation will host a “Math Night” for families on Tuesday (Feb. 17) starting at 4:15 p.m. at the multi-use facility there.
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FFHS band to participate in Whistler fest
02/13/2015
The Fort Frances High School senior band will have an experience like none other.
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Board receives presentation highlighting the Student Work Study Teacher initiative
02/13/2015
At the February meeting of the Rainy River District School Board, the Board received a presentation highlighting the Student Work Study Teacher initiative, an innovative professional learning program in Ontario that supports teacher inquiry into student learning.
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Board recognizes SCAP, Sturgeon Creek & Nestor Falls Schools
02/04/2015
The February 3, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances.
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Mutual commitment resolves NorWOSSA sanctions
01/29/2015
Discussions have taken place between the Kenora Catholic District School Board, the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and the Rainy River District School Board regarding the recent sanctions placed on St. Thomas Aquinas High School by NorWOSSA .
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01/27/2015
The Rainy River School Board is pleased to announce the reinvestment of $1,750,000 for the enhancement of school grounds/playgrounds and the purchase of library resources, pending Ministry of Education approval.
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January 27 is Family Literacy Day
01/23/2015
Schools of the Rainy River District School Board will be celebrating Family Literacy Day throughout the week, January 26 to 29, 2015, with a variety of scheduled activities.
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Concussion training coming to School Board
01/15/2015
Staff, coaches, and volunteers throughout the Rainy River District School Board will be receiving concussion training in compliance with Ministry of Education regulations.
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RRH Student Council update on pre-Xmas & new year activities
01/15/2015
Before the break it was pretty busy for the Owls.
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Board receives presentation highlighting technology use at its schools
01/09/2015
The January 6, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances.
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Board recognizes Crossroads School at January 6 Board Meeting
01/07/2015
The January 6, 2015 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances.
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Muskie Theatre to debut radio play
12/19/2014
Muskie Theatre’s first-ever radio play is set to debut this Sunday (Dec. 21) from 6-8 p.m. on B93 the Border.
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RRHS students learn what being a cop is all about
12/18/2014
Several Rainy River High School students were pitched a career in policing last Friday when four Ontario Provincial Police Officers visited the school.
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Teens for Jeans at AHS
12/16/2014
AHS students are asking community members, students and staff to donate gently used blue jeans for ages 13-25 to help out homeless in the region, through the ‘Teens for Jeans Drive’.
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FFHS French class vies for title
12/15/2014
A senior French class at Fort Frances High School, including both French Immersion and core French students, had hopes of being deemed Ontario’s top French class of 2014 in a video contest held by the University of Ottawa.
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Partnerships increase education offerings for Atikokanites
12/08/2014
A successful partnership is allowing Confederation College to provide more certificate and diploma programs at Atikokan High School.
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RRH Student Council update on Dec. activities
12/08/2014
For this week we started by planning what our next activities are going to be and what our new year will look like.
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FFHS Alliance seeking members
12/08/2014
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at Fort Frances High School is off to a great start this year, with senior student Casey Oster taking over the reins.
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New Chair and Vice Chair appointed at inaugural Board Meeting
12/04/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce that elections for the office of Chair and Vice Chair were held at the inaugural Board Meeting on December 2, 2014 in Fort Frances.
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RRH Student Council update on Nov. activities
11/20/2014
Our drama club and writers group will be putting on a performance called “Friday Night Live” on Friday, November 21st, starting at 7:00 p.m..
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Egale workshop open to public
11/10/2014
The Rainy River District School Board, in conjunction with Egale Canada, is hosting an information session for parents and community members this Wednesday evening (Nov. 12) at the board office to share the work it has been doing to create safe and inclusive communities for all students.
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FFHS student council inspired to be the change
11/10/2014
Members of Fort High’s student council returned from Winnipeg last week feeling inspired and motivated after attending the Manitoba leg of the 2014-15 “We Day” Empowerment Tour.
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RRDSB receives presentation highlighting Reading Recovery Program
11/06/2014
At the meeting, the Rainy River District School Board received a presentation highlighting the Reading Recovery Program offered across the District for students.
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RRDSB recognizes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/05/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all of its students.
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Rainy River District School Board thanks trustees
11/05/2014
The Rainy River District School Board thanks its trustees – Michael Lewis, Dianne McCormack, Dan Belluz, David Kircher, Ralph Hill, Marg Heyens and Earl Klyne – for all of their contributions over the past four years.
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RRDSB recognizes Robert Moore School at November Board Meeting
11/05/2014
At the meeting, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to Robert Moore School for its Early Years’ Fall Harvest event.
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Science lesson provided at Walker School through Bio Trek program
11/04/2014
J.W. Walker students tested strips to determine the source of a simulated “outbreak”.
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Ontario Engaging Parents on Health & Physical Education Curriculum
11/04/2014
As part of extensive provincial Health and Physical Education curriculum consultations, Ontario is listening to more feedback from parents from across the province.
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Youth Employment Fund supporting AHS students
10/31/2014
A new fund is helping young people – 16 of them here in the past year – find work, gain job skills, and earn high school credits.
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RRH Student Council update on Halloween Week activities
10/31/2014
Students have been focusing on Halloween Spirit Week activities with a different costume theme each day.
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Students receive reflective armbands
10/31/2014
Youngsters from pre-school to Grade 8 across the district will be receiving reflective armbands this year to wear when they go trick-or-treating this Friday night so they are visible to drivers.
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Students to be collecting food
10/31/2014
In addition to giving out candy to costumed kids on Hallowe’en, local residents also will be visited by Fort High students looking for non-perishable food items to give to a good cause.
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Notice to parents regarding this week's events in Ottawa
10/23/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is deeply saddened by the tragic events that have occurred in Ottawa at the National War Memorial this week.
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RRDSB recognizes Rainy River High School at October 7 Board Meeting
10/08/2014
The October 7, 2014 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at Rainy River High School.
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Rainy River High Student Council update on activities
10/01/2014
This week has been busy at Rainy River High School.
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Rainy River High School student promotes food security in India
10/01/2014
Imagine living in Canada and having only ever visited the United States and then taking a trip to one of the poorest regions of India. That is what Rainy River High School student Hunter Neilson did in August.
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RRDSB announces secondary level EQAO test results
09/24/2014
The 2013-2014 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results have been released.
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Mine Centre School chosen for tech project
09/18/2014
Students at Mine Centre School soon are going to be learning in a very unique way.
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RRDSB announces EQAO test results
09/17/2014
The Rainy River District School Board continues to see a steady improvement in reading and writing at the Primary and Junior levels according to 2013-2014 results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
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Spencer West to visit RRDSB students in Grades 7 to 9
09/15/2014
Nationally renowned We Day motivational speaker, Spencer West, will be at Fort Frances High School on September 18, 2014, and at Atikokan High School on September 19, 2014 to share his inspiring message with students from across the District in Grades 7 to 9.
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RRDSB appoints new Aboriginal Education Leader
09/09/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Braun Chief to the position of Aboriginal Education Leader.
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Board receives presentation highlighting the Summer Learning Program
09/03/2014
At its September 2014 Board Meeting, the Rainy River District School Board received a presentation highlighting the Summer Learning Program offered across the District for students in Grades 1, 2, and 3.
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Board recognizes Fort Frances High School at September 2 Board Meeting
09/03/2014
At the September 2014 meeting, the Board presented its monthly Recognition of Excellence to Fort Frances School for its Mini We – Grade 8 Day.
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Atikokan High School water system issue resolved
09/03/2014
The Rainy River District School Board has an ongoing commitment to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all of its students.
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Safety notice regarding travel to school
08/29/2014
Please avoid Third Street East while sidewalk construction is in progress.
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FFH students' humanitarian trip to Nicaragua
08/28/2014
Fort High students Julia Quast and Kate Parsons returned last week from a trip of a lifetime, where they not only helped members of a community in Nicaragua but also learned a lot about themselves.
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Online Ontario School Board Elections Resource Launched
08/20/2014
On Monday, October 27th, municipal and school board elections will be held throughout the province. In every town, city and region, voters will choose school trustees for 72 school boards.
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RRDSB honours retirees, and employees for 25 years of service
06/05/2014
On behalf of the Rainy River District School Board at its regular monthly Board Meetings throughout the 2013-2014 school year, Ann Cox, Manager, Human Resources, honoured retirees, and employees for 25 years of service.
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RRDSB honours volunteers
06/04/2014
On behalf of the Rainy River District School Board at its meeting on June 3, 2014 held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, Dianne McCormack, Board Vice Chair, honoured volunteer award recipient, Jennifer Miedema from Crossroads School.
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RRDSB honours bus drivers
06/04/2014
On behalf of the Rainy River District School Board at its meeting on June 3, 2014 held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances, Nikki Armstrong, Rainy River District Transportation Services Consortium Manager, presented this year’s school nominated driver of the year awards to Vic Alberts who drives for Dimit Buslines and to Karen Kellar who drives for Iron Range Bus Lines.
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RRDSB passes balanced budget
06/04/2014
The June 3, 2014 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances. At the meeting, the Rainy River District School Board approved the 2014-2015 balanced budget of $50,108,345, which represents a 4% increase over the 2013-2014 budget.
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RRDSB continues to promote a safe learning environment
05/15/2014
Educators and approximately 75 high school students from across the region recently gathered for a Celebration of Inclusive Schools presented by the Rainy River District School Board at La Place Rendez-Vous during Education Week.
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More Opportunities to Succeed for Aboriginal Students
05/13/2014
Ontario is launching an innovative new pilot program to help more Aboriginal students develop business and entrepreneurial skills.
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RRDSB celebrates Education Week 2014, Achieving Excellence in Education
05/01/2014
The Rainy River District School Board invites staff, students, families, community partners, and educators from across the region to many of its activities and events scheduled in recognition of Education Week 2014.
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Giant National Geographic traveling map coming to RRDSB schools
04/30/2014
Students at schools of the Rainy River District School Board will soon be exploring North America in a big way — with one of the world’s largest maps of the continent.
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Parent Forum to focus on math
04/24/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is supporting the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in hosting a regional parent forum at La Place Rendez-Vous in Fort Frances on May 10, 2014.
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RRDSB launches online bullying reporting tool
04/22/2014
An online bullying reporting tool was recently launched by the Rainy River District School Board as part of its ongoing commitment to provide a safe, inclusive learning environment for all of its students.
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Young scientists compete for awards at Sunset Country Regional Science Fair
04/10/2014
Students demonstrated their creativity and science skills at the Sunset Country Regional Science Fair hosted by the Rainy River District School Board on April 5, 2014 in Fort Frances at J.W. Walker School.
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Fort Frances Traffic Safety Committee Kiss 'N Ride Survey
04/01/2014
The Fort Frances Traffic Safety Committee with the assistance of the Northwestern Health Unit has developed a survey to evaluate the Kiss ‘N Ride programming in Fort Frances, ON.
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Young scientists showcase projects
03/24/2014
Young scientists showcase projects in preparation for Sunset Country Regional Science Fair that will be hosted at J. W. Walker School on April 5, 2014.
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Students prepare to write Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
03/24/2014
On March 27, 2014, Grade 10 students at Atikokan, Fort Frances and Rainy River High Schools will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
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RRDSB recognizes International Day of Pink
03/04/2014
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all of its students.
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OPP press release - Safer Internet Day
02/12/2014
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) encourages young people and their families to ensure their online presence is as safe as it can be every day.
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Fort Frances High School student holds book launch
02/10/2014
If you had asked Claire Hyatt two years ago if she’d ever write a book, her answer would have been “no.” The 10th-grader at Fort Frances High School said she never really planned to write one.
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RRDSB approves Accommodation Review resolution
02/05/2014
The February 4, 2014 Board Meeting of the Rainy River District School Board was held at the Education Centre in Fort Frances. At the meeting, the Rainy River District School Board continued discussion
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Rainy River District School Board re-elects Chair and Vice Chair
12/04/2013
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 3, 2013 in Fort Frances.
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OPP supports Anti-Bullying Week
11/19/2013
One of the many things officers due as part of their policing duties is provide trusted resources to parents to help them navigate the digital world that is so much a part of kids' lives today.
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Louis Riel Day recognized on November 16, 2013
11/15/2013
November 16 is recognized annually as Louis Riel Day. On that date in 1885, Louis Riel was executed for leading the Northwest Resistance in defence of Métis rights.
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RRDSB recognizes Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/15/2013
The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for all of its students.
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Mine Centre School students achieve in top three at regional Cardboard Boat Races
11/14/2013
A team of Mine Centre School students recently travelled to Dryden, and achieved third place in the regional Elementary Cardboard Boat Races.
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Project Safe Halloween
10/31/2013
As Halloween approaches, communities throughout the Region are preparing for a night when our streets will be filled with thousands of young ghosts and goblins.
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Safe Welcome Program effective October 7, 2013 at elementary schools
10/01/2013
Beginning October 7, 2013, the Rainy River District School Board will activate a Safe Welcome Program at elementary schools to continue to enhance school safety.
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RRDSB announces secondary level EQAO test results
09/25/2013
The 2012-2013 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results have been released.
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RRDSB announces EQAO test results
09/18/2013
The 2012-2013 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) elementary level results have been released. The Rainy River District School Board has reviewed these results...
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RRDSB receives notification for safe regular school dismissal in Fort Frances
09/12/2013
Our schools remained secured until the end of the school day, and we were assured by police that it was safe to provide regular dismissal for students.
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OPP places temporary Hold & Secure on Fort Frances schools
09/12/2013
Staff and students remain safe during temporary closure as advised by OPP Hold & Secure notice.
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Welcome back letter to parents from the Director of Education
08/27/2013
Welcome back! As we start another school year, I want to recognize those who have been very busy this summer, preparing our schools
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RRDSB revises process for the provision of extra-curricular activities
01/28/2013
The Rainy River District School Board recognizes the importance of extra-curricular activities and is finalizing a process to provide these services to Secondary level students. In December 2012, as with many other school boards across the province, the Rainy
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