FFHS school council to be saluted

Members of the Fort Frances High School Council will be commended by the Rainy River District School Board tonight for their efforts in bringing internationally-acclaimed author and speaker Barbara Coloroso to town last month.
Coloroso presented a keynote address Sept. 16, as well as a day-long workshop for professionals in the fields of children’s services and education on the following day.
Nearly 200 people came out for the keynote address and more than 150 participated in the workshop.
The author of “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander,” Coloroso talked about how to identify bullying—and how to deal with it.
“This was an event that will have a direct impact on students,” Fort High principal Gord McCabe said in his report to the board.
“It was a positive experience for all involved and would not have taken place without the vision and dedication of the Fort High School Council, who organized the entire event,” he added.
As such, the school council will receive the board’s monthly “Recognition of Excellence” award for its efforts.
Also at tonight’s meeting, the board will vote on a number of resolutions based on recommendations from the finance committee, including:
•a reduction in the board’s overdraft;
•securing a loan with funding from the Ministry of Education’s “Good Places to Learn” program; and
•an increase to the travel expense policy.
And through its monthly REACH program (Recognizing Excellence and Consistent High Quality), the board will recognize all elementary, secondary, and occasional teachers for the month of October.
This is being done in conjunction with World Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated tomorrow.
“Goals, hopes, and dreams can be realized with the gentle guidance of an inspirational teacher,” the board report reads.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Robert Moore School.