RHJ Weekly Update

March 7, 2022

Assurance Survey Open

The Assurance Survey is completed yearly by students and parents / guardians in grade's 4, 7, and 10. This survey is important data for the school, but also for the school division and province. School staff look at the information from the survey to guide actions and changes to directly impact and support the student learning experience. Our goal is to facilitate a safe and fun school environment to support learning, and this survey provides important data.

If you have a student in grade 7, you should have received information on completing this survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. If you have any questions, or need clarity on something the school does to support students, please feel free to reach out via phone (780-998-2216) or via email (principal.rhj@eips.ca)

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Parent Teacher Conferences will be a hybrid of in-person and online on March 17 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm! If families want to come in-person, we will be here to welcome you! If you aren't able to come to the school, you can have a virtual meet with our staff during your booking slot. Our staff will be spread out in the gym and in their classrooms. Below is the information for families to sign up for their interview slots with individual teachers. If you have questions about signing up, please reach out to your child's teacher, or contact the school at general.rhj@eips.ca or at 780-998-2216. We look forward to seeing you!

The bookings will open up for families to sign up on Monday, March 7 at 6:00pm.

You can book your interviews HERE or use the information below.

Website - www.schoolinterviews.ca

Event Code - 5bhac

Parent Teacher Inverviews How To Document

Your Future: Post-secondary and Career Fair

The spring edition of the Your Future: Post-secondary and Career Fair will take place on Thursday, March 10. Similar to the fall event, the session will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions.

Thursday, March 10
6 to 8 p.m.
In-person: Strathcona County Agora, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Virtual: Session schedule and links to come https://www.eips.ca/students/your-future

Grade 9 to 10 Transition

We have already began supporting our grade 9 students in their transition to high school! It has been great to see their excitment and answer their questions.

Our grade 9 students have been working on high school information during their Health classes throughout the year to get the started. In February, Mrs. Orr has been speaking to the grade 9 classes about:

  • Graduation requirements
  • Post-Secondary options
  • Different Stream options in core classes
  • Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
  • The importance of options classes for post-secondary, exposure to the world of work, scholarship money
  • Planning with the end in mind

We then took four of our grade 9 classes this week to Fort High for a tour of the facility and to expose them to the many options available in high school; the remaining two classes go next week.

We want to really support this transition so that our students are set up for success for high school, and we are excited to be part of that adventure!

Grade 6 to 7 Transition

As we support our grade 9's to get ready for high school, we are also starting to connect with our next year grade 7's to start their transition into junior high! Mrs. Orr and Mr. Shudra will be visiting our future students after Spring Break to introduce ourselves and share some information on the many exciting opportunities that Rudolph Hennig has for them. This transition is important to support our future students to have a smooth start to junior high!

Counsellor Corner - Welcome Mr. Curbelo!

We are excited to announce that our new counsellor will be starting his transition to join Rudolph Hennig, welcome to Mr. Richard Curbelo who is our new full-time counsellor! Mr. Curbelo is student centered and enjoys working with students! Students and staff will see him in the hallways and in classrooms a lot as he works to build connections with our school community.

Mr. Curbelo will be starting his transition to Rudolph Hennig in March, with the goal of him being here full time the second half of March leading up to Spring Break.

In the meantime, please reach out to Mrs. Orr or Mr. Shudra or your student's teacher for student support questions. Thanks for your support during this transition.


Alberta Health Services, in collaboration with The Mental Health Foundation, offers free online programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth. Sessions are offered through Zoom. Topics include structure and routines, building resiliency, mental health, anxiety, mindfulness, understanding depression, technology, body image, sleep and more. The list of March 2022 sessions is now available.

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High School Musical

The RHJ Theatre Department is very excited to premier our production of High School Musical Jr. this week, on March 10 &11, in the RHJ Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 and available from Mrs. Tomkow in the office. The shows begin at 7:00pm.

This Week at Rudolph Hennig

Monday, March 7 - Day 3

Assessment Committee Meeting 9:00am to 11:00am - Mr. Shudra away

Assurance Survey - HR 75

3:15pm - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

Tuesday, March 8 - Day 4

8:00am - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

Vaping Presentation in the morning

10:30am - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

2:15pm - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

3:15pm - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

3:30pm - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

Wednesday, March 9 - Day 5

11:30am - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

2:15pm - PGP Meeting with Staff Member

Thursday, March 10 - Day 6

Drama Producation

Friday, March 11 - Day 1

Drama Production


March 8 International Women’s Day

March 14 Pi Day

March 17 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 21 School Council Meeting

March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

March 25-31 Spring Break

March 27 World Theatre Day

Preparing for the World of Work

1. CAREERS Showcase Scaffolding

Interested in learning about careers in scaffolding? Check out the upcoming free Virtual Showcase: Scaffolding from CAREERS: The Next Generation. Scaffold erectors plan, build and situate the temporary work structures that provide other workers with safe, secure access to places they work. They may work on construction, offshore drilling or oil sands sites, at power stations and on special projects such as parade viewing platforms. Scaffolds are made from wood, metal or preformed components. They may begin at ground level or be suspended from buildings, vessels or other structures.
Tuesday, March 8
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register | Poster

2. Virtual Showcase: Mechanical Trades

Are you interested in cars, trucks, engines or mechanics? Do you have a talent for maintaining and repairing things? The mechanical trades could be for you. Check out the upcoming free Virtual Showcase: Mechanical Trades from CAREERS: The Next Generation. In these skilled trades, you can work with equipment like automobile vehicles, motorhomes, motorcycles or heavy equipment machinery in a variety of industries. Mechanical tradespeople help keep our communities moving, literally. Mechanical trades include auto service technician, heavy equipment technician, auto body technician, parts technician and more.
Wednesday, March 23
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Register | Poster

3. Career Pathways is designed to develop skills that students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Competencies achieved will allow students to make relevant connections with work and/or post-secondary training.

Each month Career Pathways distributes relevant planning material, presentation sessions, occupational spotlights, and other helpful information meant to support students and families. It is our hope students in Junior High begin to understand opportunities available to them and explore and reflect on a variety of experiences to help them plan their next steps. High School students continue to set goals and further develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that increase their readiness to successfully transition beyond high school.

Please see the link to the March 2022 Career Pathways News

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Cobbs Bread Fundraising

Cobbs Bread in Fort Saskatchewan is a big supporter of local schools and organizations. If you purchase something from Cobbs, please mention that you want to support Rudolph Hennig. This way a portion of the purchase will be donated to Rudolph Hennig. Thanks in advance for your support!

Calling in Absences

We have had a high number of unexcused absences lately. From a safety perspective, we require all students who will be absent from school to be excused by a parent or guardian. Please contact the school before school begins if possible. This can be done by:

Moving forward we will be calling the families of students who are away to confirm the absence, but our preference is that families reach out to the school. Thanks for your support with this.

Important Dates

2021-2022 Important Dates


March 8 International Women’s Day

March 14 Pi Day

March 17 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 21 School Council Meeting

March 21 World Down Syndrome Day

March 25-31 Spring Break

March 27 World Theatre Day


April 1 Spring Break

April 2 World Autism Day

April 6 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

April 7 World Health Day

April 12 RHJ Information Night

April 15 Good Friday

April 16 National Librarian Day

April 18 Easter Monday

April 22 Earth Day

April 23 World Book Day

April 25 School Council Meeting

April 27 Administrative Professionals Day


May 1 Hats on! For mental health

May 2-6 Mental Health Week

May 3 Bus Driver Appreciation Day?

May 3 Support Staff Appreciation Day?

May 4 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

May 5 Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6 Professional Development Day

May 18 Spring Band Concert - RHJ Gym

May 20 School Closure Day

May 23 Victoria Day

May 30 School Council Meeting


June 1 Staff Meeting - Early Dismissal

June 2-3 Performing Arts - One Act Plays - RHJ Gym

June 5 World Environment Day

June 8 Guitar Cafe - RHJ Gym

June 28 Last Instructional Day

June 29 Last Operational Day

About Us

Welcome to the home of the Ravens! We support personal development and academic growth for all of our students.

Rudolph Hennig Junior High School honours Treaty 6 territory and welcomes students from Metis settlements and First Nations communities throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. We strive to build a safe and caring environment where cultural practices and traditions are honoured and celebrated. We work closely with community Elders to bring the truth of Canada’s history to our students as we work towards shared reconciliation.

We hope your year with us will be an enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable experience. Rudolph Hennig’s staff are committed to ensuring all students achieve success.