Paint a Rock for our Kindness Garden

In celebration of the life of Ethan Paul, we would like to invite our students, or anyone from the broader school community, to paint a rock for a Kindness Garden that will be created in our future outdoor classroom. Rocks can be painted with a memory, a wish, a thought, or a picture as a tribute to Ethan. We are asking students to paint the rock, and lay it outside the student entrance at MDJH. These rocks will be collected at the end of the school year and kept safe until they can be relocated to the outdoor classroom.

Mini Enrichment Refunds, Soap Words Orders, Last Chance for Lockers

Three quick items to communicate:

1. Mini Enrichment cheques can be picked up Friday June 5 starting at 11:30. To keep everyone safe, we are asking that parents/guardians whose child has the following last name initial to come at this appointed time:

  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Letters A to G
  • 12:00- 12:30 – Letters H to O
  • 12:30-1:00 – Letters P to Z

2. St. John’s Soap Works have delivered our items. If you ordered items please pick up on Friday June 5 either with Mini Enrichment Cheque or at the following times if you will not be receiving a Mini Enrichment Refund:

  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Grade 7s
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Grade 8s
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – Grade 9s

3. Friday, June 5 will also be the last opportunity to pick up unclaimed locker items. If you are planning on stopping by, please use the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Grade 7s
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Grade 8s
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – Grade 9s

At all times, we are asking parents/ guardians to practice social distancing.

Parents/ Guardians will be asked to enter gym at front of school by MAIN Doors and Exit by side door.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

School Supply List 2020-2021

MDJH 2020-2021 Generic Supply List

  • Loose Leaf paper
  • Duotangs – different colours
  • HB Pencils
  • Pens
  • Exercise books, preferably no coil
  • Liquid paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured leads
  • Graphing paper
  • Erasers
  • Math Set
  • Ruler
  • Calculator
  • 1 inch binders for the 5 Core Subjects
  • French-English Dictionary
  • 555 French Verbs or Bescherelle (French Immersion students)
  • Dividers for binders
  • Highlighter(s)
  • A positive attitude!

Please note that individual teachers may also add to this list.

Update For The Rest Of The School Year

The 2019-2020 school year is officially drawing to a close. Here is an updated timetable for students and families:

  • Friday, June 5 – the last day for online classes.  Teaching to classes will end on this day, although teachers may maintain contact with individual students where circumstances dictate.
  • Friday, June 12 – the last day to accept any outstanding work. This is work that you are currently completing for assessment purposes.
  • The week of June 15 – 19 – families will drop off Chromebooks and textbooks/library books/school materials at prearranged times.
  • Report cards will be released on Monday, June 22nd. They will only be available through PowerSchool – they will not be printed and mailed out. If you do not have your PowerSchool login information, please contact Ms. Pike at christinapike@nlesd.ca.
  • There will be no Summer School this year.

 

MDJH Digital Graffiti Wall

Grade 9 students – we are looking for you to leave your mark on MDJH! Check out your Google Classroom for information on adding your name to the digital graffiti wall!

Don’t forget – Mme. Quann is looking for your baby picture by Monday, May 25th. Email her at colettequann@nlesd.ca

And set a reminder for the Grade 9 Google Meet School Leaving Celebration – Thursday, May 28th! You will get a link to the Meet in an email on Thursday morning.

Google Meet Celebration – Thursday, May 28th

Grade 9 Students of Macdonald Drive Junior High,

The staff of MDJH would love for you to join us on Thursday, May 28, for a Google Meet Celebration!

We know it’s been a difficult end to your MDJH experience, and we are disappointed we could not go ahead with the Leaving Carnival that we were all looking forward to. That doesn’t mean we can’t show you how much we care and how much we will miss you! So we wanted to make sure we honoured the Grade 9 class of 2020 before you left to embark on your high school adventures!

Please join us in a Google Meet with your classmates and your teachers. We have a video to share with you, we have a baby photos presentation (always awesome!), and we want to have some fun and play Kahoot!

In order to accommodate the large number of Grade 9 students, we will be offering two celebration sessions, divided up by homerooms. Please note which time your homeroom is scheduled to attend!

9-1, 9-3, 9-7, 9-9: Thursday, 1:00pm

9-2, 9-4, 9-5, 9-6, 9-8: Thursday, 2:30pm

The Google Meet Link will be sent out in an email Thursday morning.

Hope to see you all there!

Staff of Macdonald Drive Junior High

Grade 9 School Leaving Slideshow

With the date of the grade 9 carnival approaching, we would like to have the slideshow presentation for our students who are leaving ready to view the evening of Thursday, May 28th. Grade 9 students are asked to submit a baby picture or picture of them as a younger child for the slideshow. Please submit a picture to colettequann@nlesd.ca by Monday May 25th.

2019-2020 Yearbooks

The 2019-2020 yearbook is complete. MDJH is a very busy school, and the 750 pictures included in the yearbook reflect this. There are many moments and memories captured in this book in spite of our school’s early closure.

ALL MDJH STUDENTS from every homeroom (7-9) are included in the yearbook. It is not a book for grade 9 students only. The grade 9 students do get to include a bio with their picture which includes a quote, a favorite memory and what they are most known for, These are included again this year for every grade 9 student who completed and submitted one. It is a nice keepsake for all junior high students that highlight school events and memories and these books will be delivered next fall for distribution..

Ordering of yearbooks (You can now place your order online)

  • The website to visit to order online is ybpay.lifetouch.ca and the school code is 11573720.
  • If you have any questions or problems ordering, please contact Ms. Colette Quann at colettequann@nlesd.ca