Tomorrow, June 21, we will wrap up the year with a fun day planned by our staff and Student Union. Students should arrive at school at the regular time, and we will start the Drama Plays at 9:00am - parents are welcome to attend! Following the plays, the students will be fed lunch before being bused to the starting point of the Mud Run. We estimate the Mud Run to begin about 1:00, after which the students will be excused early from the finish line (dirt hills). Due to the muddy mess, students will not be allowed back in the school after the run. They will be told to take all their belongings home today after the locker clean out, so they shouldn't have anything left in the school. We will have water to spray them off at the dirt hills to clean them up a little bit before they come home!
Order of Drama Plays: 1)Mr. Davis, 2)Mr. Hill, 3)Mrs. Anderson
As a reminder, Final Exams and PAT's are as follows: Friday, June 22 - Math; Monday, June 25 - Science; Tuesday, June 26 - Social Studies; Wednesday, June 27 - Language Arts. All tests begin at 9:00am, and students need to be at the school by at least 8:45 to check in their cell phones (Grade 9's) and receive instruction. Students are expected to stay until 11:00am, and may bring a book to read if they finish their test early. Our library is closed, so the book will need to be brought from home.
The Honors and Awards Assembly will be Thursday, June 28 at 10:00am. Parents are welcome to attend, and will be contacted if their student is up for an award. Report cards will be handed out after the assembly.
Thank you for a great year! We appreciate you and your support.
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!
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.
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.
May 7, 2018
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
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).
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
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-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
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!
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.
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)