THERE ARE NO CLASSES TODAY due to a water main break. Please do not come to school. Stay tuned for further updates!
RTHS will be using Home Logic for current Gr. 10 and 11 students to select their courses for the 2014/2015 school year. Students log into
For detailed instructions about how to use Home Logic to request courses, please click here.
We encourage parents to login to Home Logic with their son/daughter to review and discuss the course selections. The deadline to select courses in Home Logic is February 24th, 2014.
For information on the requirements to complete a high school diploma, please visit
To explore and research Post-Secondary Institutions and Admission Requirements, we
encourage students to log into Career Cruising (www.careercruising.com/login/CBE)
Please note that we have adjusted our times for the Assessment Focus Group so that more people are able to attend.
We hope you will still consider joining our RTHS Assessment Focus Group to learn more about/discuss the important topic of assessment in high school.
Light snacks will be provided from our culinary students.
When: Wednesday March 5, 2014 – 4:30 to 7:30 PM
Please consider joining our RTHS Assessment Focus Group to learn more about/discuss the important topic of assessment in high school.
Where: RTHS Third Floor Double Classroom
Why: The purpose of the focus group is:
- to experience some samples of tasks that our students complete in their high school courses.
- to demonstrate how these tasks are assessed using both the outcomes from the Programs of
Study and competencies from the Ministerial Order
- to hear further research information and ask questions about current high school design
Click here to find the background information that you may find helpful prior to your participation.
To register for this Focus Group, please reply to us via email at email@example.com. Feel free to add your pre-participation questions to the email to assist us with our planning.
We appreciate your time.
C. Meaden, Principal RTHS
We appreciate your questions about assessment and recognize how difficult it can be to reconcile your own school experiences with the learning of your child in our 21Century.
Here are some of the most common questions that we have received and some additional information/resources regarding each.
I wish you could have seen our Comets yesterday. On a day when many might have bowed to “other commitments”, our Comets arrived, as expected, en masse, to enjoy a presentation by Robb Nash. Robb’s inspirational story, shared through music and video, reminded us all that it is possible to make change in ourselves and the world around us. Events such as this are important ways for us to come together and establish what is collectively both meaningful and valuable.
Thank you to our staff for supporting this event, especially Lori Gale who booked Robb a year ago when our schedule was a mystery. We are proud of our community of care.
Chris Meaden, principal
Students are requested to attend Connect at 8:30 on Thursday, Jan. 30th to pick up their second semester timetables. Please note there are most likely revisions due to the addition of classes and teachers. From 9:00-10:00 a.m. students will attend a presentation by renowned Canadian Robb Nash, who is a performer that uses music and story telling to empower kids to make wise decisions in their lives. He travels around the country at his own expense (and with sponsorships) to show kids that they can make their lives meaningful. Additional information is available at www.robbnash.com
Students will be dismissed at 10:00 a.m. Please note that Friday, Jan. 31st is a non-instructional day and semester 2 classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 3rd.
We have learned a lot during our first formal assessment period and have noted our students' commitment to their learning. We will re-evaluate and evolve our assessment processes for June.
January 2014 Assessment Schedule
reminder - parent presentation on drug/alcohol awareness & prevention thurs. jan. 16th 6:30-8:00 pm @ RTHS
Please scroll down in this blog for details about this event.
We would appreciate the help of our parent and student drivers with the following:
Loop Congestion - We have limited space in the loop south of the school. The front of the school is designated as a “no stopping zone” so that our Learning Program buses can unload and our parked cars can back out. Please do not stop in the front. During this school year our student parking lot is not full,
allowing some space for parents to park and wait for their son/daughter.
Street Access - We recognize that the weather and increased snowfall has made access to our site difficult (in the fall there was some mud at the entrance). The City is trying its best to clear streets in a number of areas but in the meantime we will all have to slow down and/or practice those winter driving
Building Access – The southeast community entrance by the main office is open during the
school day, and depending on activities, during the evening. The southwest student doors are open in the morning until after the bell and during lunch. This door and all other doors remain locked during the school day for security purposes.
Parking – A reminder that student parking passes are available for sale in the business office for the east lot; as part of their regular work with us, the Calgary Parking Authority does periodically check and ticket. Visitors to the school can register their vehicle in the main office and park in the loop.
On January 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm grade 9 students and their parents are invited to an open house at Robert Thirsk High School. There will be a short formal presentation at 7:00 pm.
Please note: Tours of the school will be offfered on an ongoing basis; it is not necessary to book a tour in advance for the Open House.