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.

Operation Christmas Child

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This year students and staff have the wonderful opportunity of blessing the heart of a child in South America through Operation Christmas Child.  Our leadership class has built 150 boxes which will be made available to staff and students on October 29.  Boxes can be filled with clothes, games, school supplies, toys etc.  We will be collecting the treasure boxes after Fall Break for delivery.  Please consider sharing some Christmas joy with a child you have not met, and has not met you but will  be blessed by you this Christmas.

Al Borkent

Science Coordinator, F. R. Haythorne

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Do you know a teacher who exemplifies innovative and outstanding teaching practices? Have you witnessed the creativity and commitment of your child’s teacher in inspiring and engaging classroom activities? This is your opportunity to recognize the contributions of teachers in your school.

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards sponsored by Alberta Education.   These awards recognize the creative and exceptional teaching taking place in classrooms across Alberta every day.

Alberta Education presents the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards with the support of the Alberta School Boards Association, the Alberta School Councils’ Association, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Association of Alberta Deans of Education, and the College of Alberta School Superintendents. The program has recognized more than 500 deserving teachers and principals from nearly 10,000 eligible nominees since its inception in 1989.

The complete nomination package and additional information about the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards are available at The nomination deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.

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.

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

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 November 3-7

Hawk's Nest Menu November 17- 21

Hawk's Nest Menu November 24 - 28




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.