MDJH Award Recipients

On Thursday, June 25th, we held our annual Awards Ceremony over Google Meet. We had a great virtual turnout, and students who received a plaque or monetary award were invited to come to the school to pick it up. Here is a slideshow of some of our 2019-2020 award winners:

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Black Lives Matter – Parent Resources

On behalf of CEO/Director of Education Tony Stack and community partners, we are sharing parent resources focused on the Black Lives Matter movement; anti-Black racism, and systemic racism within our society. The District will be sharing and promoting these resources in the coming days.

There are two key resources at this time:

This should be considered part of a concerted effort by the Provincial Government and the District to support multicultural education and diversity in our schools. At the District level, this is being led by Bonnie Woodland, Director of Programs – Multiculturalism (bonniewoodland@nlesd.ca). She is working with other staff members throughout the province, and our educational and community partners, to build on this solid foundation into the upcoming school year. The District plans to provide updated resource material for teachers in the fall.

PowerSchool Now Available

You are now able to access students’ marks in Powerschool. We would like to thank you once again for your support this year.

MDJH has been blessed with a wonderful staff this year, unfortunately some of our staff were in temporary positions. The following staff will be finishing with us this year and we wish them all the best : Ashley Colbourne, Erin O’Leary, Katie Breen, Tracy Reardon, and Laura Clemens-Brenton. We wish Cheryl Coates the best of luck as she enjoys her maternity year with her children.

We would like to thank the MDJH School Council for their support, direction and encouragement this past school year.

Everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Take care,

Chris and Daisy

Premier’s Athletics Awards 2020

Sarah B. – Figure Skating

 

The Premier’s Athletic Awards were announced last night, and there were several MDJH students on the list! Congratulations to:

  • Jaida Lee
  • Kayla Musseau
  • Mitchell Noseworthy
  • Megan Skinner
  • Sarah Burry
  • Alex Ryan
  • Noah Ryan

MDJH Student Wins A Premier’s Athletic Award

Congratulations to Mitchell N. on being awarded a Premier’s Athletic Award for his athletic accomplishments in 2019. This award recognizes athletic excellence and provides financial support to offset costs incurred through training and competition.

Way to go, Mitchell!

Virtual Queer Prom – June 18th

Happy Pride!

Egale is hosting a virtual Queer Prom celebration for students and youth as part of our #PrideInside activities this summer!

Join us on June 18th at 7 PM EST on social media @EgaleCanada as we bring together passionate speakers, queer singers and artists, and of course what is a Queer Prom without drag queens 🌈 ?

We will also be spotlighting a few students/schools. If you’d like to nominate your students as our inclusive leaders or Prom Royalty or share a favourite memory from your GSA, please get in touch with us by Monday, June 15th or tag us on social #PrideInsideProm @EgaleCanada.

Help us spread the word about the Queer Prom – young LGBTQI2S people and allies alike are welcome to join!

Kinderstart/Kindergarten Registration to Reopen Today, June 10th

Today (Wednesday, June 10), the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is reopening the online registration process for Kinderstart 2020-21/Kindergarten 2021-22. Registration will remain open throughout the summer, until August 31, 2020.

This action is being taken as fewer families than expected took advantage of the annual registration process held last month, likely because of circumstances surrounding the ongoing public health emergency.

Families whose child will turn 5 years old on or before December 31, 2021 are encouraged to avail of this opportunity to register, if they have not already done so.

Meanwhile, during a typical year, families would confirm their addresses in-person at their zoned school to complete the registration process. However, given the current public health emergency, all families will be contacted by their registered school in the fall (September/October) to make arrangements to verify registration information (e.g., address, MCP number). Confirmation of placement in Early French Immersion will also occur at that time.

Complete registration information is available on the District’s website or directly at: https://www.nlesd.ca/families/kindergartenregistration.jsp

The District continues to encourage safety throughout the summer and urges communities to follow the latest advice from public health authorities.

Gonzaga Q & A For Grade 9 Students

The student council members of Gonzaga are trying to come up with ways to help incoming students connect with Gonzaga in these uncertain times. On Wednesday, June 10th, members of student council are hosting a Question and Answer period for incoming students in hopes to alleviate some anxiety with the uncertain times ahead and to provide connections for students prior to the end of this school year. Below you will find a poster to promote this event.

Please complete the registration form below if you are interested in attending. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Amanda Craig (amandacraig@nlesd.ca) or Lesley Gallivan (lesleygallivan@nlesd.ca), the Student Council moderators who will also be in attendance at the virtual event. We hope to see you all on Wednesday.

Q and A Registration Form