For the New School Year, I Hope To…

At the start of this school year, we asked our students a question – what is one thing that you hope for in this school year? As you might expect, we got some great responses! Here are how some of our homerooms responded:

 

7-1 8-10 9-1
7-4 8-11 9-2
7-6 9-5
7-7 9-9
7-8
Teachers / Staff

Homeroom 7-1

“My hope for the year is…”

  • … not to have homework and to have a good year.
  • … to achieve better grades and to make more friends and teams.
  • … to be picked for the volleyball team.
  • … to study hard.
  • … to have better attendance and to deal with my anxiety better.
  • … to make the basketball team and to get good grades.
  • … to get good grades and make a school sports team.
  • … to get to play hockey.
  • … to make new friends.
  • … to study harder than last year.
  • … to like all my teachers.
  • … to be good in all my subjects.
  • … to behave good.
  • … to talk to people more.
  • … to be able to do public speaking.

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Homeroom 7-4

  • I hope that I read every good book in the library
  • To make the basketball team
  • I hope to make new friends
  • I hope to make lots of friends
  • Not to fail school
  • Not to be bad
  • I hope for better food
  • I hope I do well on my exams
  • I hope to have a good and fun year
  • I hope I do better than I ever have
  • To work hard
  • I hope to figure it all out

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Homeroom 7-6

“I Hope…”

  • To get on the Principal’s list with an average of 95 plus
  • To get good grades
  • To get a 95 plus average
  • To do good
  • To think positively
  • To make amazing new friends
  • To make new friends
  • To have great friends
  • To get more friends
  • To Make Lots of friends
  • Make the A team
  • To make the basketball team

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Homeroom 7-7

“I hope…”

  • To make the basketball team
  • To make new friends, get good grades, and to make both school basketball and baseball teams.
  • To make some new friends and make the volleyball and soccer team.
  • To make new friends.
  • To make the cheer team, a volleyball team and the Drama Club.
  • To be able to speak really good French by the end of the year.
  • To make the grade 7 basketball team and to speak at least a bit of french.
  • To make the basketball team.
  • To make the girls basketball team.
  • To make the soccer team and do well on my exams.
  • To make the peewee A hockey team.
  • To get on the principal’s list, improve my writing and drawing, to make some new friends and make the cheerleading squad.
  • To get all 90s or more and to get on the A team in b-ball.
  • To make the basketball team.
  • To get on the volleyball team.
  • To compete in Star 5 skating and place 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
  • To make the basketball team.
  • To be successful in French, to make the volleyball team and to make lots of new friends.
  • To spend more time with my new friends.
  • To make the MDJH cheer team this year.
  • To enjoy school and to make the NL elite basketball team.
  • To make the cheer and volleyball team and to get good grades.
  • To make the basketball team, the volleyball team and get on the principal’s list.
  • To make a lot of new friends this year.
  • To make new friends, create long lasting friendships, and to do good in school.
  • To make the school basketball team.
  • To play on one of the basketball teams.
  • To make a lot of new friends and make the hockey team.
  • To make the basketball and baseball teams and to average 80% in every subject.

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Homeroom 7-8

“What is our hope?”

  • Speak french fluently
  • Make new friends
  • Not fail
  • Speak french
  • Get a good mark in classes and exams
  • Make the volleyball team
  • Make honour roll
  • Make a sports team
  • Pay attention more
  • To study
  • Join choir
  • Get more than 98% average (more than my sister)
  • Become really good at French
  • Stay organized
  • Get an overall average above 90%
  • To do well on exams
  • Make the principal’s list
  • Do better at spelling
  • Know twice the amount of French as last year
  • Make the basketball team

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Homeroom 8-10

“I hope to…”

  • learn more about computers in Tech Class
  • get better at the different sports in Phys. Ed.
  • get Good Grades and have FUN.
  • get good Grades in All my Subjects.
  • pass Math
  • get good Grades and make the basketball team
  • everyone in the class has FUN.
  • get Good Grades on my exams and make the volleyball team
  • get Good Grades and have an overall average of 95% on my Report Card
  • have fun, get good Grades and meet new people

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Homeroom 8-11

  • I hope this year is better than last year.
  • I hope to get honours.
  • I hope to get good grades and to make new friends.
  • I hope to enjoy home ec.
  • I hope to have fun and get good grades.
  • I hope to be my best self all year and to do very good in school.
  • I hope to do well and to be my best self.
  • I hope to get 90% in every subject.
  • I hope to be liked by people.
  • I hope to be better at math this school year.
  • I hope to be nice to others.
  • I hope to get honours. I was so close last year.
  • I hope that this year is going to be fun.
  • I hope to get good grades.
  • I hope that no one will judge me for being who I am.
  • I hope to actually enjoy school.
  • I hope to get good grades.
  • I hope for a good school year.
  • I hope to get a good grade in math this year.
  • I hope for good grades and new friends

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Homeroom 9-1

“I hope…”

  • to progress in life
  • to excel
  • to get straight A’s
  • to be the best person I can be
  • to have fun
  • to get good grades and not fail anything
  • to be happy all the time, and have fun learning
  • to find more joy when dealing with myself, others
  • my efforts pay off
  • to do better in Math this year
  • to make new friends
  • to have a good year
  • to ace my exams
  • to pass with Honours

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Homeroom 9-2

  • I hope to have good grades going into high school.
  • I hope to pass with above 80 GPA.
  • I hope I can be a better friend.
  • I hope for the school year to go fast.
  • I hope I can get the best mark this year.
  • I hope I can make the soccer team.
  • I hope to learn more and pass this year.
  • I hope to make new friends and build better connections with them.
  • I hope to get my work done.
  • I hope to get good grades and make new friends.
  • I hope to get Gold in a two – D animation competition.
  • I hope to get better grades.
  • I hope to work my hardest through the year and pass math.
  • I hope to do well in school.
  • I hope to focus better in class , do my best this year and make the basketball team.
  • I hope this year will be successful and get through it fast so summer can come.
  • I hope to be able to sit next to my friends in class, to play on the school hockey team and to get good grades.
  • I hope to a 90+ overall average.I hope that I do well in math and do well in my exams.
  • I hope to pass math and to make friends.
  • I hope to get good grades and work hard.

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Homeroom 9-5

“I hope to…”

  • have a time!
  • make the Principal’s List
  • finish my homework before the due date
  • be happy!

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Homeroom 9-9

“What is our hope?”

  • I hope to get good grades.
  • I hope to pass.
  • I hope to do good in school.
  • I hope to get better at Math and French.
  • I hope to get better at Science.
  • I hope to make Easterns 2020 and to do good in school.
  • I hope to do my best in every class.
  • I hope to get better at French and to get better grades.
  • I hope to get good grades.
  • I hope to get good grades and prepare for high school.

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Teachers / Staff

“I hope…”

  • For all my students to be their best selves and work to their potential.
  • To enjoy this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness in these last years of my career; to relax in my enjoyment of being with students and instructional playfulness.
  • To be true to myself and my students. To release the expectations others have of me.
  • For all students to have a least one good friend in school.
  • For all my students to feel comfortable and safe in my classroom.
  • For students to enjoy coming to school and feel motivated to do their best.
  • For all of my students to feel like they can do well, despite any past struggles. Together we can overcome them.
  • For everyone to feel and stay safe.
  • To engage students in learning and for them to look forward to coming to my class.

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17th Annual Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge (2019 – 2020 School Year)

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) has invited schools in the province to participate in the 17th Annual Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge taking place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at College of the North Atlantic, Prince Philip Drive Campus.

The Skills Canada Intermediate Challenge will feature several of the competitions SCNL offers on a provincial level to students in grades 7 to 9. SCNL is proud to be the only province in the country to offer this event and competitions to this age group. The Intermediate Skills Challenge follows the same format as the Skills Canada Provincial / National Competitions, however, projects are simplified to be completed in 4-6 hours. The event will close with an Awards Ceremony where gold, silver, and bronze medals are presented.

WHY GET INVOLVED? Skills Canada Competitions:

• Offer a friendly competition atmosphere where students can showcase their abilities in technology and employability skill areas.
• Features hands-on Try-A-Trade® Demonstrations in several skilled trade and technology areas for parents, students and educators to explore.
• Increase awareness of skilled careers and encourages students to develop their skills and discover their talents and interest sooner.
• Gold medalists are often invited to participate at the Skills Canada Provincial Competitions against high school students.
• For the opportunity to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the Skills Canada National Competition.

AREAS OFFERED (Individual Competition Unless Otherwise Noted)

  • Graphic Design Public Speaking
  • Job Search
  • Job Skill Demonstration
  • The Pitch (Team of 2)
  • IT Network Systems Admin (Team of 2)
  • IT Office Software Applications
  • Website Development
  • Lego Robotics (Max 10) Mentors: Mr. Thorne and Mr. Smith
  • TV Video Production (Team of 2) Mentor: Mr. Walsh
  • Workplace Safety
  • Green Energy Challenge – Wind Turbine Challenge (Team of 4)
  • Photography (Chosen by the MDJH Photography Club)
  • Junior Chef Challenge (Team of 2)
  • Coding Challenge
  • Computer Animation (Note: Team Already Chosen) Mentor: Ms. Penney

NEXT STEPS — INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?

In the next few weeks as more information comes available from Skills Canada, Teacher/Mentors at MDJH will be looking for students to join the 2019 MDJH Skills Canada Team to compete in this year’s competitions. If we have more students interested in competing than we have spots we will determine a selection process for that competition area … for example, we will have a Junior Chef cook-off. The students who will represent MDJH will have to pay a $10 registration fee once we get to that stage. Students will receive a T-shirt and morning snack. The teacher contact for Skills Canada is Mr. G., who can be found in the Technology Education Lab – Room 119. (wadegillard@nlesd.ca)

City of St. John’s Fall Recreation Programs

Do you want to learn a new skill or sport? There are still spaces in the City’s Handball, Tennis, Ball Hockey and Knitting courses for youth 10 – 12 years and 12 – 16 years. For more information email recreation@stjohns.ca and to register please visit https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/recconnect/

SPORTS

  • Handball Demo for Ages 10 – 12 years
    • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: FREE
    • Course: # 13500
  • Handball Beginner Course for Ages 10 – 12 years
    • Date: Tuesdays, Oct. 1 -Dec. 3
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $40
    • Course: # 13502
  • Handball Demo for Ages 12 – 16 years
    • Date: Thursday, Sept. 26
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: FREE
    • Course: # 13501
  • Handball Beginner for Ages 12 – 16 years
    • Date: Thursdays, Oct. 3- 5
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $40
    • Course: # 13503
  • Beginner Tennis – DEMO
    • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: FREE
    • Age: 9-12 years
    • Course #: 14686
  • Introduction to Tennis
    • Date: Wednesdays, Oct. 2 – Dec. 4
    • Time: 3:30 – 4:30
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $40
    • Age: 9-12 years
    • Course #: 14687
  • Ball Hockey
    • Date: Sundays, Sept 22 – Dec 8
    • Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Location: Mews
    • Cost: $40
    • Age: 12-16 years
    • Course #: 13498

KNITTING WORKSHOPS

  • Explore Knitting – Ages 9 – 12 years
    • Date: Thursdays, Sept. 19 and 26
    • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $30
    • Course #: 14739
  • Youth Knitting – Ages 12-16 years
    • Date: Thursdays, Oct 3 & 10
    • Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $30
    • Course #: 14738
  • Family and Friends Learn to Knit
    • Date: Tuesdays, Sept 24 to Nov. 12
    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $64
    • Course #: 14695
  • Sit and Knit – DROP IN
    • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18
    • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Location: PRCC
    • Cost: $2

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Performances

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra offers special rates for families to attend NSO performances.

NSO Germaine Family Plan (Ages 6-13): With each adult ticket purchased (either single ticket purchasers or subscribers), you can purchase an accompanying ticket for a child 6-13 for just $10. TD Go NSO! (Ages 14-29): The NSO and TD invite students 14-29 to get inspired! Become a TD Go NSO! Member and get premium Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra concert tickets (Masterworks, Sinfonia, Recital, and Messiah) for only $10! Membership is FREE! You can call Jennifer at 722-4441 or fill out a very short online form and it can all be done through the mail.

TD Go NSO! (Ages 14-29): The NSO and TD invite students 14-29 to get inspired! Become a TD Go NSO! Member and get premium Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra concert tickets (Masterworks, Sinfonia, Recital, and Messiah) for only $10! Membership is FREE! You can call Jennifer at 722-4441 or fill out a very short online form and it can all be done through the mail.

If you wish to make arrangements for any of the above or if you have any questions, please email Jennifer at jb@nsomusic.ca or call 722-4441 or 351-0995.

For more about concerts and events check out the NSO website https://nsomusic.ca/nso-concerts/

Team Tryouts

Athletic Tryout Schedule (updated 18 September)

  • Wednesday, Sept 18th : Gr 7 Boys Basketball Tryout (2:30-4:00pm)
  • Wednesday, Sept 18th: Gr 9 Girls Basketball Tryout (4:00-5:30pm)
  • Thursday, Sept 19th: Gr 8 Boys Volleyball Tryout (2:30-4:00pm)
  • Thursday, Sept 19th: Gr 7 Girls Volleyball Tryout (4:00-5:30pm
  • Thursday, Sept 19th: Gr 8 Girls Volleyball Tryout (5:30-7:00pm)
  • Thursday, Sept 19th: Gr 9 Girls Volleyball Tryout (7:00-8:30pm)
  • Friday,Sept 20th: Gr 9 Boys Basketball Tryout (2:30-4:00pm)
  • Friday, Sept 20th: Gr 8 Boys basketball Tryout (4:00-5:30pm)
  • Sunday, Sept 22nd : Gr 9 Boys Volleyball Tryout (2:30-4:00pm)
  • Sunday, Sept 22nd : Gr 8 Boys Volleyball Tryout (2:30-4:00pm)
  • Sunday, Sept 22nd: Cheerleading Tryout (5:30-7:00pm)
  • Wednesday, Sept 25th : Gr 7 Girls Basketball Tryout (5:30-7:00pm)
  • Wednesday, Sept 25th : Gr 8 Girls Basketball Tryout (7:00-8:30pm)

ALSO! MDJH is currently looking for a grade 7 boys volleyball coach. Please contact Mr. Scott Mercer scottmercer@nlesd.ca if you are interested in coaching this team.