Grade 9 Farewell Carnival / Call for Parent Volunteers

This year, MDJH will be hosting the Farewell Carnival on May 16, 2019, from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Both the Student Council and the School Council have endorsed this event. All Grade 9 students are invited to attend as it will be one of the last times to come together as the senior class of MDJH.

The City of St. John’s Youth and Recreation Group are helping to organize the occasion. Some of the events that have been planned include:

  • First Down Football Challenge
  • Large Games
  • Bouncy Castle
  • NEW! Escape Game – Can you escape in 20 mins?
  • Clue Orienteering
  • BBQ
  • HoopZone
  • Memorial Banner
  • Wii Sports & Just Dance
  • Karaoke
  • Smoothies
  • Magician (Mark Weber)
  • Photo Booth

As each student completes an event, their card will be hole-punched and their names will be entered for a prize. To keep costs at a minimum, we will be looking for the donation of small prizes. If you would like to donate an item, feel free to drop it off at the office. Items that have been donated have included: gift certificates, movie passes, basketballs, caps, etc. We will also be looking for parents/guardians to make mini cupcakes in batches of 50.

The food items include: BBQ hot dogs, popcorn and fruit smoothies. Dress for this event is casual: shorts, t-shirts and sneakers. To help offset the costs, we are asking that each student bring in $20.00. If there are any concerns please let the office know. Please fill in and return this permission form as soon as possible, along with the $20.00 fee.

We are also currently looking for Parent Volunteers to help supervise this event. In anticipation of Grade 8 students participation next year, we thought it would be fitting for Grade 8 parents to participate. If you are able to volunteer for this event please fill in this form and pass it in to your son’s / daughter’s Homeroom teacher.

Handball Program at the Paul Reynolds Centre

The City of St. John’s would like to share some new programming at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre.

Handball – Ages 12 – 14 (Junior High age):

  • Free Demo Thursday, January 17 at 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Program Registration is open

  • Dates: January 24 – March 28, 2019
  • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Cost: $40

Handball – Ages 10 – 12 (Elementary age):

  • Free Demo Tuesday, January 15 at 3:30 – 4:30pm at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre

Program Registration is open

  • Dates: January 22 – March 26, 2019
  • Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Cost: $40

For further information regarding this program please contact Christine Jones at the Recreation Division, Community Services Department

A Weekend of Grizzly Medals!

MDJH sports teams had a great weekend of competition! Congratulations go out to:

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball team, who won Gold in the St. Peter’s Winter Classic!

Grade 8 Girls Volleyball team, who took home Silver!

Grade 9 Boys Volleyball team, who took home Silver!

Grade 7 Girls Volleyball team, who took home Silver in the PWC Invitational!

Grade 8 Boys Volleyball Team, who took home Silver!

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Report on Chronic Absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is defined as unexcused school absences resulting in a student missing at least ten percent (10%) of the school year, or 18 days. It is a quiet problem and it makes children disappear from school. It is complex and establishes itself early in a child’s school career and has the potential to create negative impacts for a life time.

A review of this issue has been released by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. To view this report, please click here.

50/50 Winner

Congratulations to Mr. William Noseworthy, the winner of the 2018 MDJH 50/50 Draw.

Here, Mr. Porter presents Mr. Noseworthy with a cheque for $6696.00! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Toy Drive Winner!

Congratulations to Faith Collier of Homeroom 9-7! She is the winner of the $100.00 Best Buy gift card for the Toy Drive, which was presented by our Toy Drive MC. Mr. Connolly. Congratulations Faith and a thank you to all who made this another successful toy drive!

Here are some of our students showing off some of the toys that were collected.

Annual Adopt-A-Senior Program

Every December, the homerooms of MDJH take part in the Adopt-A-Senior program. Each homeroom raises money to buy a gift for a senior at St. Pat’s Mercy Home. The gifts are delivered by the members of the Student Council (pictured here, along with Mme. Sauve and Mme. Quann). A big “Thank You!” to everyone who participated!

Schedule for December 21st

Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm on December 21st. Regular bus runs will be made at that time.

During the day, we will be having a pancake breakfast for students as well as regular classes.

Students who wish to exchange gifts will be asked to do so at recess, as they will not be allowed to leave class to do this.

School will reopen on Monday, January 7th. It will be Day 6 on the schedule.