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Sam Odrowski

'Shrove Tuesday'

St. Michael's students Ava Cousineau, Gabby Bourgeault, Troy Veldhuisen, and Chase Sinclair enjoyed a pancake breakfast this morning for “Shrove Tuesday." Then tomorrow the school will celebrate Ash Wednesday, which marks the first day of Lent. "Shrove Tuesday” pancake suppers, meanwhile, are being held today from 5-7 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit and Knox United here.

Happy pre-schooler

Carys Simpson shared a big smile as she worked through a colouring book Tuesday during the kindergarten open house at St. Michael's School. Parents had the chance to meet with staff, learn about Catholic education, enjoy a spaghetti dinner, and register their child at the new consolidated Catholic school for the 2019-20 school year.

RM Gr. 7/8s may go to FFHS

Grades 7 and 8 students from Robert Moore School could be moving into Fort Frances High School this September.

The Rainy River District School Board called a special meeting last Tuesday at the Education Centre, where it approved the initiation of an attendance zone review for Fort Frances High School's Grade 7/8 program.

Builders Club back at Robert Moore

The student-run Builders Club has returned to Robert Moore School after a lengthy hiatus and is ready to make its community a better place.

“I am super glad and excited that we're back up and running because I really enjoy spending time with those children,” enthused Sarah Freeman-Kivimaki, who currently runs the Builders Club and had been involved for 12 years prior.

Kindergarten open house

Alysia Jones, left, helped A.J. build a snowman craft at St. Michael's School last night during the Northwest Catholic District School Board's Kindergarten open house for students enrolling at the new consolidated Catholic school here for this fall. Attendees were able to meet staff, enroll their children, make crafts, play games, and enjoy a spaghetti dinner.

'Pride Week' plans underway

Planning for “Pride Week 2019” has begun, with the first meeting drawing a crowd of about 30 people to the Fort Frances Public Library last Wednesday night.

Organizers, volunteers, and allies of the LGBTQ2 community reviewed last year's festivities and Borderland Pride's finances, brainstormed ideas for new events, and discussed goals for this year's Pride Week.