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Mar 21 - Town of Strathmore Canada 150 Open House

View plans for the Regional Recreation Facility and K to 9 Public School!

Nov 22 - Important information regarding gift card pick-up

I want to thank you and your child for supporting our gift card fundraiser this year; we are very thankful for your support. On the last couple days of the fundraiser we experienced some unforeseen circumstances that I would like to update you on. Firstly, the Walmart gift cards valuing $10.00-50.00 have been placed on back order. As a result the card will not be available until the first week...

Oct 21 - Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Oct 20 - Great Deal for Students on Adobe Creative Cloud!!

THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE DEAL ON INDUSTRY'S BEST SOFTWARE!!! We are pleased to announce the availability of the Adobe Creative Cloud Student Licensing program. This program provides all students in school authorities participating in the Provincial Adobe License with the opportunity to purchase yearly subscriptions to the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application for $45 CAD. (This suite o...

Oct 7 - Student Achievement continues to improve in Golden Hills

Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2015-2016 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement results” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. Many of our Achievement test and Di...

Sep 28 - Parent Council Meeting - September 28 7:00 pm

Come join us in making this aweome school even more amazing!  

Sep 13 - Apps Needed on Student-owned Devices

We are a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) School, and we encourage students to BYOD (Bring your own Device).  We fully encourage all parents to be involved in the digital undertakings of their children, and respect that some parents have the devices of their students locked to prevent the downloading of certain apps.  To that end, we would like to request that parents allow their children...

Aug 31 - Our Student Drop-off and Pick-up Location is a POKESTOP!

Did you know that our STUDENT DROP-OFF LOCATION is also a Pokéstop!?! That's right - tomorrow when you get dropped off for school in the Curling Rink Parking lot you can score yourself some Pokéstop treasures!!!  For the safety of all students and staff we ask that the staff parking lot be reserved for those who are coming to work (we have over 50 staff members in this building who must p...

Jun 28 - Transportation Reminder

Registration for bus transportation for the 2016-2017 school year is currently underway. You may register your child online for transportation at: and click on the Transportation Department link (the big yellow bus). Who should apply for transportation? • New Kindergarten students that live in excess of 1.2 km from their designated school • Students that are changing schools...

May 13 - Parent Survey - 2015-2016 - Family School Community Resource Counseling Program

As a program we are interested in your feedback about the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program offered in your school. Completing this survey is voluntary and you may choose to NOT answer all of the questions. All responses that you provide will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information of Privacy Act. In order to maintain anonymity all information you give us will re...

Apr 19 - Deadline for Outstanding School Fees

There has been an extension for School Resource fees but they must be paid by May 15. All outstanding fees will be sent for collections after that date.

Apr 11 - Associate Principal Appointment Announcement - Crowther Memorial Jr. High School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Hunter to the position of Associate Principal of Crowther Memorial Jr. High School effective the 2016/2017 school year. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland in addition to a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from Saint F...

Mar 10 - Our Journey to a Makerspace

The Maker Movement is a transformational undertaking that endeavours to provide a facility and resources where students can create, collaborate, share and expand ideas, confront design challenges and learn by doing.  Makerspaces are not uniquely focused on technology; indeed, they embrace all forms of making. “Maker culture encourages novel applications of technologies, and the exploration of i...

Mar 9 - Principal Appointment Announcement - Crowther Memorial Jr. High School

The Golden Hills School Division is very pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Tucker to the position of Principal of Crowther Memorial Jr. High School effective the 2016/2017 school year.  Linda holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary English and a Master of Education Leadership degree from the University of Calgary.  Linda has been an educator in Golden Hills for the past t...

Mar 8 - Yearbook Orders Due March 17

Watch this awesome video and consider ordering a 2015-2016 yearbook!! Order forms are available for download here.

Jan 13 - Alberta Health Services Measles Memorandum

Please take a moment to read the January 2016 memorandum on Measles from Alberta Health Services.

Dec 27 - Swimming Starts in January!

The first day back after Christmas break, our Phys Ed classes will begin swimming! Check the schedule, an remember to bring your gear!

Nov 18 - Many Thanks

Thank you to Lorne & Lynne Fair and Reg & Donna McRae for their generous donation of a vibraphone to the music program at CMJHS! The students are extremely excited about the chance to perform on this wonderful instrument!

Oct 23 - Scovan Engineering Visits CMJHS

Scovan Engineering visited CMJHS on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. Engineers (Sa'ad, Christian, Will & Jordan) demonstrated a catapult that they build for the Catapult Challenge for Beakerhead 2015 in Calgary. Beakerhead is a week long festival that combines Arts/Science/Engineering together and hosts city wide events for all ages.

Oct 23 - Info Regarding Report Cards & IPPs

CMJHS will be sending out Student Report Cards on November 18th.  Please mark your calendars for the Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, November 19th and Monday November 23rd from 5-8pm in the CMJHS Gym.  It is important to note that CMJHS is not set up with the GHSD Parent Portal, because the new PowerSchool Report Card Data Management System used by GHSD does not yet accommodate Learning O...

Oct 8 - Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Sep 29 - Order Your School Photos Online!

Your child's school picture is available online. Simply go to to view your school pictures. Use the Portrait ID & Access Code on your proof sheet to claim your school pictures online.  To redeem your complimentary digital Pictures2Protect® card, click here.  Parent/Guardian, how was this year's school picture experience? Take survey.

Sep 15 - Remind

All teachers at Crowther are now using REMIND to safely and secuely send messages regarding dates and events to your cellphone or other portable device. A comprehensive list of all teachers is now available here to assist families in signing up for the classes they wish to receive reminders from.

Aug 21 - News for Fall

Starting on Monday August 24, our school office will be open to accept new registrations. Students start back to school on September 1. For the most up-to-date information, we encourage you to "like" us on Facebook. We are at . All our staff have access to post announcements there, and information for fall has already started to be rolled out there. If you have specifi...

Jun 26 - GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

Apr 29 - CMJHS Provincial Candidate Forum 2015

Crowther Memorial Junior High School (CMJHS) Students and Staff are pleased to announce that Derek Fildebrandt (Wildrose), Lynn MacWilliam (NDP), Einar Davison (Alberta Party), Mike Worthington (Green Party) and Molly Douglass (PC) will be participating in the 2015 CMJHS Provincial Candidate  Forum on Friday May 1st, starting at 2:45pm at CMJHS in Strathmore.  All parents and students are invite...

Apr 22 - Public Meeting - April 27 7:00 p.m. at the SHS Theatre

Dear Parents of Strathmore Area schools: Though you may not have heard much about this in the media, we are finding that the most recent budget announcement is turning out to be the one of the toughest budgets we have dealt with in the last decade. It has the potential to significantly impact our classrooms, programming, busing and other supports we currently have in place for students.  We ne...

Apr 2 - Camy fYrefly

Camp fYrefly is Canada's only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning, and allied youth.  Space is limited to 55 youth participants per camp and the camp registration fee is only $25.00. Click on the link to register.  

Mar 30 - The DVD Yearbook is being UPGRADED!

We are changing the format of our DVD Yearbook to be in a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FORMAT.  Take a peek at Students who purchase a yearbook will be able to download the yearbook content to their computer, tablet or smartphone via an app.  Videos will be included as will still photos - and we will have more space than ever!  No longer will we be constrained by the limitat...

Feb 24 - Pink Shirt Day

Tomorrow is PINK SHIRT DAY!!!  On February 25, 2015 we encourage everyone to wear womething pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.  Can't wait to see all the PINK tomorrow!

Feb 4 - Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Dec 16 - Swimming in January

Phys Ed begins their swimming unit in January.  The official schedule for classes is here.

Nov 20 - Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher-Student (if possible) interviews will be held tonight and Monday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm - please drop by and chat with us about your child's achievement!! NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY!!

Nov 19 - Immunization Information

Please take a moment to read the following memo from Alberta Health Services regarding vaccinations for students of all ages.

Nov 1 - Grade 7 Class Codes for REMIND

We have compiled a list of the class codes for our REMIND texts.  Please consult this document if you are wanting to sign up for this service.

Oct 30 - Great Kids Award

Great Kids Award In spring 2015, the Government of Alberta is presenting the 15th Annual Great Kids Award to recognize young people for doing great things every day – at home, at school, and in their community. Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do remarkable things for themselves and others. That’s why the Great Kids Award was first launched in 1999 to celebrate Alberta’s chil...

Oct 9 - Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

Sep 15 - Meet the Teacher Night

Crowther Memorial Junior High School will be hosting a Meet the Teacher Night on September 15th, 2014 at 7:00pm.  We are welcoming current students and their parents/guardians for the opportunity to meet teachers and staff and see the school. The school administration and all staff will be in the gymnasium at 7:00pm to give a brief introduction to all.  Afterwards, parents/guardians are able...

Sep 12 - School Fees - Online Payment is now available!

Crowther Memorial has made it easy to pay for your school resource fees and other optional items via SCHOOL CASH ONLINE.  --- This will include paying for field trips and other school related fees as the year moves forward! Follow these three easy steps to get started! Go to Take a few minutes to register and add your child to the newly created...

Sep 11 - IPP Information 2014-15

IPPs (Individual Program Plans) are currently being developed for some of our students at CMJHS.  Your student will be assigned to a teacher, who will become their IPP Point Person.  That IPP Point Person will then coordinate with all of the teachers to complete their IPP.  They will be meeting with your student and will be meeting with you at Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 20/24th, 201...

Jun 25 - B.Y.O.D. at CMJHS 2014-2015

BYOD @ CMJHS for 2014-15   Crowther Memorial Junior High School is excited to be incorporating a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model into the GHSD Powerful Learning Strategy.  BYOD is a technology model where students bring their personally owned devices to school for educational purposes.   Crowther Memorial invites and encourages parents to send their student to school with a perso...

May 14 - Proposed Calendar 2014-2015

Dear Parents, Here is a copy of the proposed  school calendar for the 2014-15 school year. There are several proposed changes that will impact families with students attending Crowther Memorial Junior High School and we invite feedback from our parents. If you have any questions or comments, please call the school at 403-934-4646. Before proceeding to the proposed changes, please be clear...

Mar 18 - An Important Letter from our Minister of Education

Please read the following letter from our Alberta Minister of Education. 

Sep 23 - Learning Commons Intro

Here is a quick intro to the GHSD Learning Commons for parents - please note - the enrollment key for all courses at CMJHS is 4039344646 (school phone number).

Aug 29 - Hot Lunch Schedule

The Canteen has their hot lunch schedule available digitally this year so you can check what is coming up on any internet-ready device!  Click on the title of this article for the link.   Links do not work on the "snippet" of news shown on the front page of this website.   Canteen calendar click here!

Aug 29 - Canteen Volunteers Needed

The Canteen needs volunteers to help run it this year!  To apply to volunteer, click the title of this article.  The link to the application form will be on the article's page.  Links do not work on the "snippet" of news shown on the front page of this website.   To apply to volunteer.... click here!

Aug 26 - GIVEAWAY!! CMJHS Laptop Backpack!

We are giving away a CMJHS Laptop Backpack - Click here to enter!!