Elliot Lake school celebrating 50th anniversary

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, an Elliot Lake school is looking for input from the public. An organizational meeting to plan for the 50th anniversary of École catholique Georges Vanier is set for 6:00 pm at the school … Continue reading

Elliot Lake school going to provincial cardboard boat finals

École catholique Georges Vanier in Elliot Lake finished first overall at the elementary Cardboard Boat Races competition held in Sault Ste. Marie by winning both the first and third place. Team members Enza Fabris, Stella Albert and Manon Rouillard completed … Continue reading

Food banks benefit from student’s Halloween trick-or-treating

Several schools in the local area took part in the annual Scare Away Hunger Campaign on Halloween night collecting donations for local food banks. École Franco-Ouest in Espanola collected just over 1,200 items and $150, which will be distributed between … Continue reading

Report states hundreds of teachers to be lost due to larger class sizes

School boards across the Algoma, Manitoulin and Sudbury Districts will be losing teachers as part of the change to larger class sizes. The Rainbow District School Board will lose 65 teachers over the next four years as a result of … Continue reading

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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