Supporting Muscular Dystrophy Research

Students at Raymond High School and Raymond Junior High School are raising money for Muscular Dystrophy research. This fundraising drive will conclude on Friday, June 15 with a Color Run behind the schools. Any money handed in on Friday may be handed in before the morning bell. (Students may be dismissed early at the conclusion of this event)

Money raised will be donated directly to the research of Muscular Dystrophy occurring at the University of British Columbia. 

We have been encouraging the students all week to get pledges for this cause, and strongly encourage each student to raise at least $20 so we can reach this goal! Thank you for your support!

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Calaway Park

Just a reminder that the buses will leave the school at 7:00 am tomorrow for our Calaway Park Trip.  Please be a few minutes early!  Students are responsible for bringing or purchasing their own lunch.  Remember to bring sunscreen and any extra clothing you think you may need.  The buses will leave the park at approximately 4:00pm.

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Westwind Divisional Track Meet

Our school will be hosting the Westwind Divisional Track Meet on Wednesday, May 23, starting at 9:00am (with an alternate date of May 24).  Each of our students who will be competing in this Track Meet will be made aware at school.  We ask participating students to please meet at Victoria Sports Park.  There will be a concession for students and spectators to purchase lunch if they choose, or they may bring their own.  As our staff are directing and running this event, there will be no school for students who are not participating – but all are welcome and encouraged to attend the track meet.

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Theme 5 Presentation

May 7, 2018
Dear Parents/Guardians:
On May 9, 2018, the health classes are going to be teaching Theme Five – Human
Sexuality. This is a mandatory component of the Alberta Program of Studies, and is
offered in all three grades. All human sexuality outcomes have been boldfaced and
italicized to assist the teachers in identification of these outcomes. (see
accompanying list)
Parents/Guardians have the right to exempt their child from this instruction, and
the teachers will then provide an alternative learning experience.
We have invited Dr. Greg Smith to speak to the entire student body for one hour
(1:30-2:30pm). Each grade will be divided by gender and grade for the last 20-30
minutes. Dr. Smith will only be spending time with the Grade 9s this year answering
any of their questions. While Dr. Smith is with the grade 9 classes, the grade 7 and 8
classes will be doing worksheets, and/or reading and discussing the materials from
the health textbook with a staff member of the same gender. Please know that all
staff members will treat this material with every sensitivity and respect so that none
of our students will be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here at
the school (752-3348).
Sincerely,
Mrs. Anderson/Mr. Hill (7)
Mr. Coppieters/Mrs. Kain (8)
Miss Meeks (9)
Please sign below and return it to the office ONLY if you would like to EXEMPT your
child.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
I Do Not want my child _____________________________________________ in grade __________to
                                                                            (Name – please print)
participate in the Theme Five: Human Sexuality Unit in Health.
__________________________________________________ ________________________________________
(Parent Signature)                                                                                          (Date)

Human Sexuality Leaning Outcomes for Grades Seven, Eight, and Nine:

W=wellness choices

W-7.3 examine the human reproductive process and recognize misunderstandings associated with sexual development

W-7.12 identify the effects of social influences on sexuality and gender roles and Equity eg. Media & culture

W-7.13 examine the influences on personal decision making for responsible sexual behaviour

W-7.14 examine abstinence and decisions to postpone sexual activity as healthy choices

W. 8.3 recognize and accept that individuals experience different rates of physical, emotional, sexual and social development signs, methods and consequences of various types of abuse; neglect, physical, emotional, sexual abuse

W-8.7 determine the signs, methods, and consequences of various types of abuse; e.g., neglect, physical, emotional, sexual

W-8.12 identify and describe the responsibilities and consequences associated with involvement in a sexual relationship

W-8.13 describe symptoms, effects, treatments and prevention for common sexually transmitted diseases; i.e., herpes, Chlamydia gonorrhea hepatitis B/C, HIV

W 8.14 identify and describe basic contraceptives, abstinence, condom, birth control pills

W-9.3 apply coping strategies when experiencing different rates of physical emotional, sexual and social development; e.g., positive self-talk

W-9.7 evaluate implications and consequences of sexual assault on a victim and those associated with that victim

W-9.12 determine “safer” sex practices abstinence, limit partners, condoms, contraceptives properly

W-8.13 identify and describe the responsibilities and resources associated with pregnancy and parenting

W-9.14 develop strategies that address factors to prevent or reduce sexual risk; eg: abstain from drugs and alcohol, date in groups, use assertive behavior

 

 

"Annie Jr." Play

Our Grade 9 students will be performing "Annie Jr." at the Raymond Theatre May 22-25, play times being 7:00pm. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Jr. High Office starting Monday, May 7.  We look forward to seeing you there and thank you for your support!

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Grade 9 Hoodie Fundraiser - Hot Dog Sale

The students union at RJHS will be hosting a hot dog sale for our students this Friday, May 4th to fundraise for the Grade 9 "graduating" hoodies. The money raised will help subsidize the cost of the hoodies. Students can bring $5 to school to purchase a hot dog, chips, and a drink. They will be dismissed a few minutes early in order to buy their lunch and have enough time to catch the bus if they take it.

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Grade Swims This Week - February 6-8

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

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Accountability Pillar Survey for Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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!

RJHS Remembrance Day Program

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.

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Professional Development: Dr. Thomas Guskey

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.

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