We will be running two fundraisers on Friday, October 19th:
Walk to Breakfast
students will be provided with a pancake breakfast, then will leave with their class to walk a lap around Kent’s Pond. This is a major fundraiser for the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Club, and students are asked to bring in a Twonie to show their support.
Once again we are participating in Jamarama Day to help raise money for the Janeway Children’s Hospital. Students are allowed to wear their best Jammies to school, and are asked to bring in a Twonie to donate to the Janeway.
Updated information about our Assessment and Evaluation Policy has been added to our website. Click here to see it, or follow the link under “School Information” on the sidebar.
Starting Monday October 15th and running until October 31st, we will be collecting slightly used coats, boots, and hats for the less fortunate. Items should be dropped into Room 108 with your name and homeroom for a chance to win a weekly prize!
There is a Professional Development Day scheduled for Monday, October 22nd. There will be no classes for students on this day.
Miss the first picture day? Not satisfied with your picture? Picture retake day is coming!
On October 24th, students will be able to get their picture taken by Lifetouch. There is no cost for this service, only if you wish to purchase the pictures afterwards.
If you are getting a retake, please bring your original photo package with you to return to Lifetouch.
Memorial Engineering Outreach is pleased to be offering a Go ENG Girl workshop again this fall. The event is set for Saturday, October 20 from 9:00am to 3:00pm and welcomes girls in grades 7-10. Spend a day getting to know more about engineering and taking part in some exciting hands-on engineering based activities. Go ENG Girl will take place at the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building and registration is FREE!
Space is limited and registration is required, so act quickly! Registration will open on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00 noon.
Only those who complete online registration successfully will be able to attend.
For more information, and the registration link, please visit the link below.
The October newsletter is here! Click here to download it.
For newsletters from past months or school years, please visit our Newsletter page.
Video Game Club will be starting up this year on October 5th. This is a drop-in club open to all students at MDJH. It runs Friday afternoons from 2:15 to 4:15, with all students needing to be picked up by 4:30 at the latest.
For more information, see Mr. Walsh in room 216, or check out our club page.
A message to the MDJH school community from a parent interested in organizing a MDJH Cricket Team for Grade 7 Boys and Girls:
My name is Arif Shaikh. I am a parent of Grade 7 student and would like to introduce the game of Cricket for Grades 7 boys and girls at Macdonald Drive Junior High School. Cricket is a very widely played sport in many countries and is gaining popularity in Canada too. I am a member of Cricket NL which is the official body that organizes cricket league in St John’s and have represented NL in Eastern Atlantic Cricket Tournaments. I invite new members to participate in learning this sport. The gym at the school is available to us on Mondays from 02:30 pm to 04:00 pm.
We will practice batting, bowling and fielding activities during our sessions. We will also have brief sessions to introduce the fundamental rules of the game. Students who would like to play only need a pair of gym shoes. No experience with the sport is necessary as we will begin with basics. The purpose is to have fun while developing Cricket skills, I also intend to develop a team that would play matches with teams from other schools and participate in interschool tournaments in future.
In order to gauge interest and to get a sense of numbers beforehand, I would appreciate if you could email me if your child is interested in playing. Please respond to email@example.com. I would like to begin the sessions on Monday, October 8 but the registration is open until October 19, 2018.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions in the meantime.
Sometimes it can be a challenge getting to the bus on time at the end of the day. To help with this, the buses will be leaving the school parking lot five minutes later – at 2:20 pm. This will hopefully give students time to get everything they need from their lockers without having to run in the halls or out the doors.
This change will apply to all of the buses at MDJH, and takes effect on Wednesday, October 3rd.
For more information on bus routes and times, please visit our Bus page.