As part of our Phys Ed Program, each grade will be taking the bus on their swim day to the University pool. Students will need to remember to bring: modest swimsuit and towel, toiletries, a quarter for a locker, and a lunch to eat on the way back to the school. The bus will leave the school at 8:15 and return at 12:00 noon.
Grade 7 Swim - Tuesday, February 6
Grade 8 Swim - Wednesday, February 7
Grade 9 Swim - Thursday, February 8
We have been notified that on January 5th Alberta Education started sending, through the mail, the Accountability Pillar Surveys to parents/guardians of students in Grade 4, 7 & 10. We encourage you to fill these out and return them in the postage paid envelopes. The data it provides informs both Alberta Education and our School about matters of importance. The students will do the same survey, online, in the next few weeks at school. Thankyou!
Dear RJHS families,
The fund raiser is now over. However, if there are any outstanding order forms they can still be handed in to Mrs. Stacie Iwaasa. As soon as the forms are received you will be given your booklets. Thank you for all your support.
RJHS would like to invite all parents to our reporting term 1 parent-teacher interviews. Please stop by the office to pick up the handout that shows the locations of each teacher. RJHS appreciates the partnership that parents and teachers have had over the years to help students achieve success in their studies.
Raymond Junior High School will be having their annual Remembrance Day Program, beginning at 10 am in the Raymond High School gym. After the program, RJHS students will walk over to the Raymond cenotaph to have a moment of silence for the many men and women who have and are serving our country in the military around the world.
Picture re-takes will be Tuesday, October 24th. Please remember to bring your original picture packet with you!
Raymond Junior High School and all Westwind schools will be closed today, October 3, due to hazardous road conditions. Please stay safe!
Raymond Junior High School students will have the opportunity to participate in the Safer Schools presentations on Wednesday, September 27 in our school. Please see the following for more information:
Dear Raymond Jr High School parents/guardians:
We have the opportunity to have presentations made to our students regarding social media by Safer Schools. They are scheduled to also provide similar presentations to interested parents and guardians. For RJHS, we will have presentations made to our Gr 7 & 8’s along with the RES Gr. 6’s on Wednesday morning, September 27th at 10:00 – 11:30 am at the RJHS gym. The same day, at 12:20 – 2:00, our Gr. 9’s will have a similar presentation with RHS Gr. 10 students. Presentations will include:
The student presentation will focus on lessons and content that is most applicable to the particular age group. This presentation will cover all things digital, from digital citizenship and how to be a good digital citizen to the criminal consequences of cyberbullying. Some of the most prominent concerns currently surrounding student’s use of social networking sites and smartphones will be discussed. Topics covered will include: how to practice netiquette (online etiquette), how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, the criminal and social consequences of cyberbullying behavior and the possession and distribution of intimate images (sexting), self-peer exploitation, digital media habits and oversharing, digital addiction, piracy and plagiarism.
The parent presentation will focus on all things digital. Your child in Middle/High School has now entered into the peak of their digital media lives, where cell phone ownership doubles, video game use explodes and they dive into the world of social media and hypertexting. Your child is rapidly developing their personal identity with cell phone in hand and you need to be prepared. Family rules, parental controls and developing a family tech plan will be outlined as well as recommendations for monitoring your tween/teen’s digital life.
As a parent, you must lead the charge as a digital role model and help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo is a reflection of their real and online selves. At this age, they will encounter situations that will challenge their independence, including cyberbullying, cyberexclusion, the dangers of anonymity, privacy, sharing intimate images, and inappropriate websites. Parents have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.
Parents are free to attend any presentation that works for their schedule: The presentations are as follows:
Magrath School Library Monday Night 7:00 pm
Cardston Jr High Library Tuesday Night 7:00 pm (Mountain View, Hill Spring, Glenwood and Cardston Parents)
Raymond Jr High Gym Wednesday Night 7:00 pm (Raymond and Stirling Parents)
First Day of School - Tuesday, September 5, 8:18am to 3:20pm
Picture Day - Wednesday, September 6
RJHS Student Pancake Breakfast - Friday, September 8 starting at 7:30am
The focus of the time teachers will spend with Dr. Guskey is on standards based grading and reporting. It builds on the foundational teacher practice of skillful formative assessment in the classroom. It will give teachers an opportunity to learn together, examine existing practices, thoughtfully plan our way forward, and purposefully incorporate desired practices into our process of continual improvement. We affirm that the skill set of the classroom teacher is the factor with the greatest impact on student learning.Read More
Raymond Junior High is pleased to host the SZJHAA 4J Boys and Girls Zones on March 3 & 4.
Wear pink to show you support the anti-bullying program that started in Canada and has swept around the world! Bullying is a problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and on the internet. The pain of being picked on, excluded, shamed, assaulted, or gossiped about – is unacceptable. In Alberta February 17 is also a day set aside for "Acts of Random Kindness". Check out the inforgraphic at http://humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/bullying-events.html
A group of students and teachers will present some highlights from the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up to the Westwind School Division Board of Directors