Proud to be part of Elk Island Public Schools

F.R. Haythorne Junior High

  • 300 Colwill Boulevard
  • Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5R7
  • Phone: 780-467-3800
  • Fax: 780-467-4041

Hearts 4 the Homeless

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FR Haythorne students are collecting items for Hearts 4 the Homeless, which is an organization that builds and supplies backpacks with basic necessities (and a book) for homeless men, women, and youth of YEG.

Think that poverty is not an issue in our area? Click here to read some startling facts about poverty in Edmonton.

PST Conferences

PST Conferences will be held from 4:30 - 7:30 pm on both Monday October 20 and Wednesday October 22.  Teachers will meet with parents throughout the school (classrooms & gym) during the evening. Please note that Mr. Cooksley will not be available either evening as Elk Island School principals are attending the district workshop outside of Edmonton.

Conferences are a booked event, not drop in.  The school bookings website will be open to begin accepting bookings on October 7 at 8:00 am.

Please go to and use the code TEH62 to log in.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 780-467-3800.


Post Secondary / Career Night

Join in for a discussion of life after high school and the importance of choosing courses and doing well in courses in high school to create more options for their post secondary plans.

Date:  Tuesday October 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Location:  Main floor ballroom at the Holiday Inn Conference Center of Sherwood Park, 2100 Premier Way


Haythorne Animal Rescue Club Silent Auction

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On October 20th and 22nd the Haythorne Animal Rescue Club will be hosting a silent auction during Parent-Student-Teacher Conference.  Click below for more information.

Haythorne Animal Rescue Club Silent Auction Poster


October Library News!

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Here's what has been happening in our library for this month!

October Library News

Next Step Continuing Education

Junior High Math Tutorials

Babysitter Connector Event

Babysitter Connector Event:  coming up on Saturday, November 08 from 1-3pm at the Children and Youth Community Centre.

Calendar Consultation and Survey

Please contribute your opinion to the 2015-2016 school calendar, your input is greatly appreciated!

Accountability Pillar Survey Results

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar survey provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes, and provincial assessments of student learning. Over the last number of years, many school jurisdictions have also used the Tell Them From Me student survey as part of their accountability process. This year, Alberta Education offered an opportunity for school jurisdictions to administer a student survey consisting of both the Accountability Pillar questions and selected measures from the Tell Them From Me survey. EIPS is pleased to be a part of this project.

F.R. Haythorne did very well in the survey. Following are some of the more notable results.

Safe & Caring Rate – FRH – 86.1%

Citizenship Rate – FRH – 80.0%

P.A.T. Excellence rate – FRH – 21.7%

School Improvement Rate – FRH – 80.0%

The Provincial Achievement Test acceptable standard & standard of excellence results for FR Haythorne were also above the province.

School Fees

Thank you to all EIPS’ families for a great first year using the ACORN Online Quick Pay system via the Parent Portal to pay school and transportation fees.  

All 2014-2015 school fee information will be available in the system at the beginning of September. Login to your Parent Portal account ( to access the ACORN online payment system, and visit for more information and a complete list of key dates.

PLEASE NOTE: Junior high and senior high fees may change as courses are added and deleted. The course change deadline is September 10, 2014. Please also be aware that during the school year fees may be added to your child’s account(e.g., field trip fees, athletic team fees. Etc.).  Be sure to check your account often throughout the year in case new fees are added.

Fees can be paid online by Visa/MasterCard and debit card or directly to the school by cash or cheques. 

Due to security protocols credit/debit card payments cannot be done over the phone.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s fees, or if you are new to the school and need assistance, please contact our Business Manager, Linda Wells at 780-467-3800.

Textbooks & Library Books

For Students in Gr 7 and 8

Students who do not return their textbooks or library books will receive a billing in the mail.  If books are not returned by the first day of school, the outstanding amount will be added to your school fees in September. 

If books are returned before Oct 31 they will be deleted from your fees.  If they are returned after Oct 31 then 5%/month will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.

For Students in Gr 9

Any student who does not return their textbooks or library books will automatically have the lost textbook charged to their school fees.  To avoid having your account sent to collection, the books must either be paid for or returned prior to August 31.  Payments can be made online or by sending a cheque to the school by August 15th.  If you pay for a textbook and then locate it prior to Oct 31 a refund will be issued.  .  If they are returned after Oct 31 then 5%/month will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.

School Council

The next School Council meeting is November 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the library.  Every parent at FR Haythorne Junior High School is welcome to attend.  Click here for other dates and general information about the School Council.

Anxiety Session and Self Injury Upcoming Sessions

One night information sessions for parents of youth on the topics of anxiety (October 22) and self-injury (November 5). These sessions are FREE!! Click on the link below for more information.

Anxiety and Self Injury Poster

One Night Parenting Sessions

One night information sessions for parents of youth on the topics of fostering independence in your teen (November 20) and encouraging teen success at school (November 22). These sessions are FREE! Click on link below for more information.

Triple Parenting November Session Handout

Triple P Parenting Course

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Triple P Parenting course for parents of teens who are experiencing difficult teen behavior and looking to develop some positive strategies to manage misbehavior. This is a four evening session followed up by 3 scheduled support phone calls starting October 14th. This course is FREE!! Click on the link below for more information.

Triple Parenting November Session Handout

Grade 9 Immunizations

Information regarding the immunizations that our Grade 9 students will be receiving this school year.

From Strathcona County Family Community Services

Information regarding the annual Provincial Gay-Straight Alliance Conference, which is part of the province’s bullying prevention week activities in November.

Check out F.R. Haythorne's new YouTube channel !!

Are You Connected to the FRH Community?

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If you would like to receive texts (or emails) with quick updates, reminders, or emergent information, please sign up for "Remind 101". Over 190 indivduals have already joined the group.  How to sign up? 

Open your messages on your phone

In the “To:” box enter: 587 316 1038

In the message box enter: @frhc

And that’s it. You can unsubscribe by replying “unsubscribe @frhc” and pushing send.

Click here for a pdf of these instructions.

Parent Portal

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Parents have 24/7 access to their child's current grades, attendance, and other related school information.  Check out "Powerschool Parent Portal" contained within the Parent Info tab.  Stay informed!  Check out the portal!  If parents have forgotten their user name and/or password, please contact our school office and we will gladly assist you. 

Parent Portal

Are you following us?

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Did you know that you can now follow us on twitter? Click on the link to see what's happening at Haythorne!

Hawk's Nest Cafeteria

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Did you know the Hawk's Nest Menu changes weekly?

Click here for the latest menus:

Hawk's Nest Menu October 20-24

Hawk's Nest Menu October 27 - 31

Hawk's Nest Menu November 3-7




Emergency Preparedness Information

One of the division standards under the Hour Zero program is for schools to communicate information about emergency preparedness.

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Monthly News

Please check this webpage to view our Monthly News!


Powerschool Parent Portal

Follow this link to access the Powerschool Parent Portal.


Division Bus Status

Well rounded.  Well grounded.  Well respected.  Committed to learning.