Rainbow Schools participate in Take our Kids to Work

Students in Espanola and the Manitoulin District will be learning some new things this week, but not at school. Grade 9 students in Rainbow schools will be taking part in the national take Our Kids to Work program. Board Education … Continue reading

Students take in Chutes Park

Students at École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest had a full day at Chutes Provincial Park this week. It was a day to celebrate all the new students and staff at the high school. They took a walk on the trails followed … Continue reading

Donation supports school’s breakfast programs

USW Local 2251 in Sault Ste. Marie is providing funding for breakfast programs in schools in the Algoma and Sudbury districts. Union President Michael Da Prat says he was proud to present a cheque for $6,500 to Huron-Superior Catholic District … Continue reading

HEADSTRONG: World Mental Health Day – students focus on removing stigma

Students from Manitoulin and Algoma districts are participating in HEADSTRONG, an evidence-based anti-stigma initiative aimed at inspiring students to Be Brave, Reach Out and Speak Up about mental health. The summit takes place today from 9 am to 3 pm … Continue reading

Schools, First Nations and communities celebrate Orange Shirt Day

There was plenty of orange to be seen in communities throughout the local area including Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation. Chief Franklin Paibomsai was just one of several chiefs, band councils and community members who marked the seventh … Continue reading

Coat drives underway

With the cold weather coming, the public is once again being asked to donate their gently used coats and more for all ages and all sizes to two different organizations. Rainbow board communication coordinator Nicole Charette says most of their … Continue reading

Espanola’s French Catholic schools celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day

French Catholic students in Espanola joined their counterparts in celebrating Franco-Ontarian Day. Yesterday, Ecole Franco-Ouest and Ecole St. Joseph (French) students and staff sported the green and white officially celebrating Franco-Ontarian Day. Students raised the Franco-Ontarian flag, held a dance … Continue reading

AB Ellis welcomes new principal

Some of the Rainbow District School Board’s elementary schools will welcome new Principals when classes resume including Espanola’s AB Ellis Public School. Board media liaison Nicole Charette says Dave St. Amour began his career with the board as a teacher … Continue reading

Rainbow Board and First Nations renew Education Service Agreement

Representatives of Rainbow District School Board and First Nations gathered at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek to celebrate the renewal of the Education Service Agreement. In effect from September 2019 to August 2022, the agreement reaffirms the board’s commitment to First Nations students … Continue reading

Jumping into a new school year

Jump Day 2019 was a big day for new students of Espanola High School. Dozens of grade niners and new students met at the high school yesterday to meet teachers, find their lockers, check out their school schedules and get … Continue reading