Fort Frances High School

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Fort Frances High School
Address
440 McIrvine Rd

, ,
Canada
Coordinates48°36′33″N 93°25′27″W / 48.6091°N 93.4243°W / 48.6091; -93.4243Coordinates: 48°36′33″N 93°25′27″W / 48.6091°N 93.4243°W / 48.6091; -93.4243
Information
School typeHigh school
MottoPalma Non Sine Pulvere
(No Reward without Effort)
School boardRainy River District School Board
PrincipalJennifer Leishman
Grades7 - 12
LanguageEnglish
French immersion
Colour(s)            
Team nameFort High Muskies
Website

Fort Frances High School is the only high school serving Fort Frances, Ontario. The school is administered by the Rainy River District School Board and serves roughly 700 students.[1][2]

History[edit]

The original Fort Frances High School was located in downtown Fort Frances in what is now the Fort Frances Museum. A much larger high school was built on Second Street E. For a time, Fort Frances had two high schools: one for students in grade 9 (Westfort High) and the other for students in grades 10-13 (Fort Frances High School). The high school on Second Street was closed in 1999, with all students moving to a renovated Westfort High, then renamed to Fort Frances High School. The old high school has since been torn down.

In 2016, Fort Frances High School was opened to students in grades 7-8, known as "Fort Frances High School Intermediates." The students were moved from the adjacent elementary school, JW Walker, to alleviate overcrowding at JW Walker and to boost attendance to FFHS.

Student activities[edit]

Fort Frances High School in 1923

Fort Frances High School offers a wide variety of student activities and sports including:[3]

  • Band & Choir
  • Best Buddies, where students with intellectual and physical disabilities can have a chance to have social interactions
  • Chess Club
  • Fiddle Club
  • First Responders, where students train to become the high school's "first responders" and respond to emergency situations
  • Musical & Musical Revue
  • Pottery Club
  • Prom Committee
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Theatre Technicians
  • Travel Club
  • Weight Club
  • Book Club
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga Club
  • Young Women's Conference

Sport Achievements[edit]

List of Fort Frances High School NorWOSSA championships:

Sport NorWOSSA Championships[4]
Senior Boys Volleyball 1985, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
Senior Girls Volleyball 1969, 1973, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001
Junior Boys Volleyball 1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018
Junior Girls Volleyball 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2015
Senior Boys Basketball 1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Junior Boys Basketball 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 2012 NWOSSA Champions
Senior Girls Basketball 1978, 1979, 1982, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Junior Girls Basketball 1980, 1988, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Girls Hockey 2014, 2015 2015 OFSAA Silver
Boys Hockey 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 1986, 1989, 2001, 2016 OFSAA Gold Ontario Champions
Girls Soccer 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2014
Boys Soccer 1989, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013, 2014


Boys Curling 2011 : NorWossa Champions, NWOSAA Champions & OFSAA Silver Medalists. Team consisted of Skip : Isaac Keffer / Third : Cody Heyens / Second : Ian Grant / Lead : Jordan Sokoliuk & Alternate : Luke Esselink

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