The Education Accountability Act 2000 tabled by the Ministry of Education last Wednesday could see a deal struck between the Rainy River District School Board and the local Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation earlier this month go “out the window.”
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The Northwest Catholic District School Board has worked out its 2000/2001 budget, making a special provision for special education funding among other changes.
Donald Young School students and staff held their annual Spring Tea and Concert in the school gym, performing before an enthused audience of friends and relatives.
With spring in the air and an array of music presented, Jocelyn Matheson and Robert Galloway introduced each item on the program, which included several performances from the recent district music and drama festival.
Last Thursday evening (May 4), the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program presented an Easter concert, entitled “Amazing Grace,” to help raise money for their building.
The target is June 30 to make the final payment.
The organizing committee of the sixth-annual Rainy River Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, Northwestern Ontario’s pre-eminent pumpkin festival, is now planning the 2000 weigh-off.
The festival again proved to be very popular in 1999, attracting many people from as far away as Thunder Bay to Hannam Park in Rainy River, where 65 pumpkins were entered in the weight category.
The Fairway Store in Emo is closed for the time being to undergo renovations before it reopens under the Shop Easy franchise banner.
Fairway, which was owned by Emo Reeve Brian Reid, officially was sold to the Loney family, owners of Cloverleaf Shop Easy Foods on Front Street, with the signing of the cheque Monday.
The Wieringa family inaugurated their new riding shed with a horse clinic Saturday and Sunday that attracted 16 horses and about 60 people who gathered for the opportunity to learn from a pro.
Students from the Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program in Stratton flagged down vehicles passing by Canadian Tire here Saturday for a fundraising car wash.
Students from grades 10-12 raised more then $1,100 washing vehicles and selling baked goods to fund a week-long trip to Minneapolis.
A special celebration was held last Wednesday and Thursday at Big Grassy First Nation to mark the long-awaited land claim settlement involving the bridge over the Big Grassy River.
Festivities included a hoop dancer, a drum ceremony, outdoor activities, a fish fry, and fireworks.
Community members also were honoured with special awards.
Mentoring for teachers, use of math exemplars, and summer school are all strategies the Rainy River District School Board plans to use to improve math performance in grade 3/6 testing, assistant superintendent Betty Ann LaRocque told trustees at last night’s regular meeting here.