Reminders from MDJH

  1. Term 2 report cards are going home today (Monday, March 19th).
  2. Parent teachers interviews: Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 1-7pm.
  3. Students will be dismissed at 11:21 on Thursday.
  4. We will be using the online scheduler, OPTIS, for scheduling appointments with teachers. Appointments can be booked at:
  5. There is a professional development day for teachers on Friday, March 23, 2018. No school for students.
  6. Students are asked to return their 50/50 tickets ASAP. The deadline to return sold/unsold tickets is Thursday, March 22nd.

Thank you for your continued support!

MDJH School Science Fair 2018

Our school science fair on March 15 was a great success. It showcased mostly grade 7 students, with the addition of a few determined scientists in grades 8 and 9. In total, we had about 80 projects presented by about 110 students. Eleven members of the St. John’s scientific community joined us as judges. They were very impressed with the overall caliber of the projects and enjoyed the experience of talking with our students. The science department is proud of all our students who participated and excited to announce the top projects of the MDJH Science Fair 2018:

Grade 7

  • Reine Bruce, 7-1
  • Keegan Riggs, 7-2
  • James Hattenhauer, 7-3
  • Craig Hickey, 7-3
  • Kaitlin Healey, 7-5
  • Agatha Howells and Sophie Squires, 7-5
  • Kaitlyn Ward, 7-5
  • Esmé Mirchandani, 7-6
  • Julia Connors, 7-7
  • Leila McCrate, 7-8
  • Mitchell Noseworthy and Matthew Curran, 7-9
  • Liam Porter, 7-9

For students in grades 8 and 9, the science fair project was not a course requirement. The intrepid souls who took on the extra challenge will also have the opportunity to present it at the Regional Science Fair. They are:

Grades 8 & 9

  • Andrew Pollett, 8-3
  • Ian Walsh, 8-5
  • Ryan Butt and Samy Kirkland, 8-7
  • Ryan Pittman (8-7) and Jason Wang (8-8)
  • Jonathan Harris, 8-7
  • Emma Peterson and Sabah Kadir, 9-4
  • Kate Cadigan and Sophie Doyle, 9-6
  • Emma Kannenberg and Lucy Finn, 9-6
  • Kate Williams and Ella Walsh, 9-6
  • Victoria Bennett, 9-6
  • Claire Jensen, 9-9

Girls in Sport Workshop – March 10th

The Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women NL is offering a free, interactive half-day workshop for 12-18 year-old female athletes. Coaches, parents and caregivers are welcomed to attend as well.

Location: Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, CBS

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:30 – 3:00pm (participant check-in begins at the door at 11:00 am)

Lunch will be provided however anyone with dietary restrictions are asked to e-mail: or message us on Facebook to ensure we can accommodate.

For more information regarding the event and the organization, please click here to visit the registration page.

Pre-registration is required:

Deadline for registration is March 7.

Rising Above – May 3rd

We are excited to announce that all students and teachers will be attending a film at Cineplex Theaters (Avalon Mall) on Thursday morning, May 3.

Rising Above is an engaging 90-minute documentary film by YLCC Media that sheds light on the issue of bullying within our schools and communities. It tells the stories of ten Canadians who have either been the targets of bullying or a person who bullied others in the past — their stories of hope, growth and courage in overcoming and rising above the challenges they faced.

This film ties into our school district’s Safe & Caring Schools Policy and helps us to work toward our goals related to bullying.

The cost of this film and transportation to the event is $10 per student. It is highly subsidized by the Canadian Red Cross. We are asking that you send in this fee and the completed permission form as soon as possible. Cineplex is requiring numbers before Easter break.

Thank you for your continued support!

Click here to download the permission form.