The Early Years' French immersion classes of St. Michael's School put on a special show for residents of Rainycrest this morning as the group sang holiday classics such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Silent Night," and "Jingle Bells,” with the occasional verse in French.
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Brenden Laur was happy to show off what he had learned this semester during yesterday morning's co-op display day in the Fort High cafeteria. Laur, who has been doing his co-op placement at ML Caron Electric, built a frame with working outlets and lights to display the wiring skills and electrical knowledge he gained through the opportunity.
“Bell-ringer" Damien Breton sat next to just some of the toys currently filling the worship area at the Salvation Army here Tuesday afternoon. Collected from The Bargain Shop's toy drive, B93's "Burst the Bus" campaign, and individual donations, the roughly $25,000 "toy mountain” soon will be distributed to district families in need as a part of the annual Christmas hamper program.
The local Salvation Army once again is astounded by the generosity of the community as its annual Christmas campaign nears an end.
As he stood among piles of toys, jackets, clothes, food, and games on Tuesday, Lt. Ryan MacDonald estimated the “toy mountain” this year already was around $25,000.
Louis Bujold helped move a couch to plug in a lamp yesterday morning as “Families for Families” volunteers worked to prepare the apartment of the newest refugee family for their planned arrival next here Thursday (Dec. 21).
Funding for the consolidation of Atikokan High School and the North Star Community School into one K-12 school is starting to come together.
During its regular monthly meeting held last Tuesday (Dec. 5), the Rainy River District School Board approved three resolutions from the Finance Committee to have certain funding reserves allocated to the consolidation fund.
The Grade 5 class at St. Francis School received a special lesson in politics from local lawyer Douglas Judson last Tuesday. Judson, who recently withdrew his bid to seek the PC nomination in the Kenora-Rainy River riding, told the class about his experiences working in politics, as well as quizzing the youths on government positions and who currently fills them.
Northwest Catholic District School Board trustees received another update on the St. Francis and St. Michael's school consolidation project at their regular monthly meeting held here Saturday morning.
Superintendent of Business Seija Van Haesendonck noted her report only was a verbal one because she wanted to present the most up-to-date information from recent meetings.
Fort High students held their annual winter band concert last night at the Townshend Theatre, with performances from the Jazz, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Bands. Pictured here is the Senior Band, conducted by music teacher Lisa Loney, playing “Suite from Hamilton" by Lin Manuel Miranda and arranged by Jerry Brubaker.
Two different groups will receive the Northwest Catholic District School Board's recognition of excellence during its regular monthly meeting, which goes tomorrow beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the board office here.
First will be Mme. Quesnel's Grade 2 French Immersion class at St. Michael's School.