Baby Pictures Wanted for Grade 9 School Leaving Carnival

One of the highlights of the Grade 9 School Leaving Carnival is the baby picture slideshow. Any Grade 9 student who wants to be included in this slideshow must send their baby picture to Ms. Quann. Please send ONE picture only to or you can drop it off to the school. If dropping off a copy, be sure to put in an envelope and include student name and homeroom on envelope. This will help in returning the photo to the student.

The deadline for submission of photos is Friday, May 10th.

Children’s Wish Milestone – Pie Mr. West

We have reached a milestone on our Children’s Wish Fundraising Campaign! As we have raised over $4500 toward our goal of $10 000, Mr. West has put his face on the line. He graciously agreed to be pied in the face by Student Council President Daniel Blackmore in front of the MDJH student body. The weapon of choice was Lemon Meringue. Keep an eye out for more milestones, as your donations help bring us closer to our goal of making a child’s wish come true.

Mr. West ponders his fate.

The sweet aftermath.

Grizzly Medals

Congratulations to the Girls Grade 7 Volleyball team, who won Bronze this past weekend at the Provincials in Clarenville.

MDJH also had students participating int his weekend’s Skills Canada competition at the College of the North Atlantic. Silvi I. received Silver in Photography and Daniel B received Gold for “The Pitch”.

Way to go, Grizzlies!

It Takes All Kinds! An All-Grades GSA Conference

Macdonald Drive Junior High School in St.John’s is proud to host a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Conference for LGBTQ+ students and their friends from grades K to 12.

  • Date: May 4th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm for K-6, and to 7:30 pm for grades 7-12.
  • Place: Macdonald Drive Junior High School (110 Macdonald Dr, St.John’s)
  • Registration: grades K-6: $20; grades 7-12: $40 (including meals and afternoon snack).
  • Conference t-shirts can also be ordered for an extra $12

Age-appropriate programming for all will be offered within the times indicated.

Students groups should be accompanied by a teacher sponsor from their school.

Parents/guardians of younger students are encouraged to accompany their child.

Registration now open at the following link (please note that you will need to be signed in to your email account in order to register). All participants, adults as well as students, are asked to register individually and indicate the name and email of their teacher sponsor. An accompanying parent/guardian can take the place of a teacher sponsor.

We ask that registration fees be collected by the teacher sponsor and brought to the Registration Desk on the day of the conference in the form of a cheque to Macdonald Drive Junior High.

For additional information, please speak to Mme Brunet in room 124 or by email at

Places are limited, register early!

Registration closes April 12, 2019

Anticipated Schedule (may be subject to minor adjustment)

  • 10:00-10:30 Arrival and Registration
  • 10:30-11:30 Whole Group Session: Gathering of All (Guest speakers)
  • 11:30-12:30 Small Groups (talking circles, age-appropriate activities)
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 Play for All (choice of art/singing/physical activity)
  • 2:30 K-6 Students leave, day continues for grades 7-12
  • 2:30-3:30 Learning Workshops Session I
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon snack
  • 4:00-5:00 Learning Workshops Session II
  • 5:00-6:00 Supper
  • 6:00-7:30 Diversity Show

Spaces Left For Mini-Enrichment!

There are still some spaces left in mini-enrichment courses. These courses are offered to students in Grades 7, 8, and 9, and allow them to investigate areas of interest that are not offered in the regular classroom. Applications are available from the office or by clicking here, and must be accompanied by a $45.00 deposit made out to MDJH.

To see what mini-enrichment courses are still available, click here for the catalogue.

Get in your application ASAP!

For more information, check out the mini-enrichment website.

Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Blitz – March 19 – 29

There will be a Breakfast Blitz in support of our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program. Starting Tuesday, March 19th, students are asked to donate breakfast items. If you able to help out, the following items are requested:

Grade 7s:

  • Paper Plates
  • Mini Muffins
  • Mini Wheats Original

Grade 8s:

  • Granola Bars (peanut free)
  • Breakfast Cereal Bars (peanut free)
  • 100% Juice (either Apple or Orange)

Grasde 9s:

  • English Muffins
  • Bagels (plain or blueberry)
  • Paper Bowls

Donated items can be dropped off at the office.