Welcome to Crowther Memorial Junior High School. We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school, serving Strathmore, Alberta and surrounding communities.
On this website, you will find primarily policy and procedure documents. We use social media for our day-to-day news and communication. If you explore our Facebook timeline, you will find several years worth of announcements, photographs and information about our school and it is truly your best glimpse into life at Crowther as all staff contribute to this media on an ongoing basis.
Assignments are posted on Google Classroom
Forgetting about homework is a thing of the past! Stay informed about deadlines, assignments, tests and quizzes. This year again, all teachers will be posting information about their classes, assignments and deadlines on Google Classroom. Students and parents can access this information from any computer equipped with the Internet, and can be on top of time management and study planning.
Teachers can be emailed at any time for information or personal updates. We encourage parents to use this venue for home-school communication. Please visit the link called "staff" and select the teacher you wish to contact. A link is on each page to email us. Alternatively, if you know the name of the teacher you are emailing, all email addresses are configured as firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Email Use
Students will all be issued an email account through GSuite (Formerly Google Apps for Education). Students will access their email by visiting Gmail and entering email@example.com and the password they use to log on to the computers at the school.
Crowther Memorial is divided into three pods. Each pod is like a school unto itself. This allows for better communication between parents, teachers and students. It also allows students to have fewer teachers and, as such it provides an opportunity for teachers and students to get to know each other better.
Pod 1 (7C, 7D, 7E, 7F) Pod Coordinator - Jenny Bakken (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pod 2 (7A, 7B, 8A, 8B) Pod Coordinator - Lindsay Walker (email email@example.com)
Pod 3 (9A, 9B, 9C, 9D, 9E) Pod Coordinator - Heather McKinnon (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pod 4 (8C, 8D,8E, 8F, 8G, 9F, 9G) Pod Coordinator - Glenda Sorensen (email email@example.com)
Student Pick-up and Drop-off at school
For the safety and well-being of all students, we ask that parents picking up or dropping off their child. Please utilize the curling rink parking lot as opposed to the bus run, staff parking lot or Brent Blvd.
School clothing is available for purchase at our online school store. Go to crowther.itemorder.com to see purchasing options OR click the tab on the main page of our website. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hunter or Mrs. Fabris. There are sample sizers at the school.
Students are permitted to have electronic devices in their possession while at school, however, they must abide by the Crowther Memorial appropriate use guidelines. Exceptions to this occur at public events such as sports tournaments, Terry Fox Run and Social Dance as the general public is invited to these events.
2020-2021 report cards will be distributed on November 27, March 11 and June 29. Report cards are available online only, unless requested otherwise. Students and parents are able to sign up our online PowerSchool system to see current marks at any time.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent/Teacher interviews are in December and February. The interviews will be held via Zoom or Google Meets.
Family School Liaison Program
Have you or your child ever needed to talk to someone abut those difficult and frustrating times that every family experiences at one time or another? These times may include divorce/separation, school bullying, anger management, and self esteem issues. The Family School Liaison Program offers FREE supportive counseling to students and their families in Strathmore, Carseland, Gleichen, Standard, Hussar and Rockyford. Please phone the program at 934-5121 for more information.
We simply ask that the students dress appropriately for a public learning environment.
BYOD - Inspring innovative thinkers, doers and connectors-
At CMJHS we are very excited to continue our Technology Integration by encouraging all students to come to school in the fall with their own technology. This idea of Bring Your Own Device is something we encourage and totally support. Our school is set up with wireless networks throughout and has the capacity to support all types of laptops, netbooks, tablets, phones etc. When students bring and use their OWN technology as a tool in the classroom, this allows for natural integration of a tool they are already familiar with, provides more ownership and responsibility and a more personalized learning opportunity. Several school boards across the province have been involved in similar initiatives with compelling results not only in student achievement and engagement but in developing 21st century skills and processes. The use of this technology will serve to enhance learning through deep engagement in complex thinking and inquiry-based projects. If you have any questions pleased do not hesitate to call or email us anytime.
Please note that student lockers are not in use for this school year. Student belongings will be stored in their homerooms.
Are you interested in volunteering at Crowther Memorial? Our staff would be so appreciative of ANY time that you may be able to volunteer. Our parent volunteers in the past have helped with photocopying, marking and laminating. If you don't have any time during school hours but still wish to volunteer, we can arrange for you to help us from the comfort of your home! As per Golden Hills School Division Policy, parents who volunteer in classrooms or on field trips may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check. Please contact us at the office (934-4646) if you would like to volunteer.
Our Three Year Education Plan can be viewed here. You can also check the news section and follow the link embedded within the article regarding this.
FOIP Forms will be sent home with students at the beginning of the school year. These must be signed and returned to the school. If your child has lost their FOIP Form, please download a new one here, sign it and return it to the school as soon as possible.
The Golden Hills School Division offers the following Frequently Asked Questions information page for you regarding