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Many new teachers hired for 2000-01

Seven district schools have new faces at the head of the class after the Rainy River District School Board hired 14 teachers for the 2000-01 year.

District high schools are seeing the most new blood. Jack MacGibbon, Jeff Rajala, and Darren Johnson are all full-time teachers at Fort Frances High School while Aimee Steenburg and Lori-Anne Armstrong are at Rainy River High School.

Inaugural D.A.R.E. camp makes the grade with kids

Kelsey Zacharias started her first day at Atikokan High School this week equipped with something more important than new clothes and school supplies.

The 12-year-old, grade seven student had returned from the D.A.R.E. (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education) camp at Sunny Cove here three days earlier, bringing home lessons she intended to use should drugs or violence cross her path.