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Public school board focused on creating 'Culture of Caring'

With schools across the district now halfway through the year, the director of education for the Rainy River District School Board says there's lots to celebrate and look forward to.

“I think we've accomplished a great deal, and we're just going to remain focused on our annual operational plan and strategic plan,” Heather Campbell noted.

Wellness lesson

Jessica Larose from Kenora-Rainy River Child and Family Services visited St. Michael's School last Monday (Jan. 14) to teach students about positive thinking and being mindful during the school's “Wellness Day.”

Hand drumming

Hand drummers Linda Guimond and Lavana Fox gave instruments to an early-learning class before performing indigenous music with the students as part of “Wellness Day” activities at St. Michael's School last Monday.

'Connected North'

Grade 12 students at Fort High observed a live autopsy last Thursday morning through a “Connected North” session, in which they were joined via video teleconference with medical professional Ray Vollmer out of St. Louis University. The students learned about forensics and also had the chance to ask an expert throughout the whole process.

'Dress-up Day'

John Cousineau's Grade 1 French Immersion class at St. Michael's School showed off their storybook character costumes for “Dress Up Day” there this morning. Staff and students from all grades got dressed as their favourite characters.

Live autopsy

Grade 12 students at Fort High participated in a “Connected North” session this morning where they were joined via video teleconference with medical professional Ray Vollmer out of St. Louis University to learn about autopsies and forensics. Vollmer conducted a live autopsy, with the students having a chance to ask questions as he went through the process.