Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Blitz – March 19 – 29

There will be a Breakfast Blitz in support of our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program. Starting Tuesday, March 19th, students are asked to donate breakfast items. If you able to help out, the following items are requested:

Grade 7s:

  • Paper Plates
  • Mini Muffins
  • Mini Wheats Original

Grade 8s:

  • Granola Bars (peanut free)
  • Breakfast Cereal Bars (peanut free)
  • 100% Juice (either Apple or Orange)

Grasde 9s:

  • English Muffins
  • Bagels (plain or blueberry)
  • Paper Bowls

Donated items can be dropped off at the office.

Science Fair Results

Another year, another science fair! We are again very proud of the students who took part, mostly grade 7’s of course but also a few dedicated grade 8 and 9 science students. We had 109 projects registered by about 150 students, and 13 judges.

Judges were very impressed with the overall caliber of the projects and enjoyed the experience of talking with our students, who represented us well. Science teachers want to express all our appreciation for all who pitched in and helped us out to make this happen, for your help with supervision in the fair and patience with the general chaos and mayhem.

The students who will represent us at the Regional Science Fair are:

Grade 7

  • Liam Power, 7-2
  • Alex Hollett and Noah Ryan, 7-3
  • Emma Pittman and Abby Lynch, 7-5
  • Jackson Porter, 7-6
  • Sydney Chislett, 7-6
  • Richelle Squires (7-6) and Lily Skinner (7-5)
  • Heather Smart and Elizabeth Mckay, 7-6
  • Sara Stuckless and Lauren House, 7-8
  • Maria Antle and Erin Blundon 7-8
  • Adeola Oloruntobi, 7-9
  • Tanish Bhatt, 7-10
  • Merrin Winter, 7-11

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

  • Grace Brown and Sophia Hawco, 8-6
  • Ellie Piercey (8-6) and Eliza Somers (8-5)
  • Julia Andrews 8-8
  • Leila McCrate 8-9
  • Sarah Healey 9-5
  • Cameron Jeans 9-7
  • Declan Workman 9-8

The Science Department

Grizzlies Basketball Medals

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Boys Basketball team, who took Silver in the Grade 9A Basketball Provincials this past weekend!

Congratulations to the Grade 7 Girls Basketball Team, who also took Silver at the Grade 7A Provincial Basketball Tournament!

Way to go, Grizzlies!


Be Cool For Autism – April 1

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 1, Macdonald Drive Junior High will take part in Be Cool for Autism. Wear your sunglasses to spread the theme that it’s cool to be accepting of everyone.

On Monday, April 1:

  • Wear your sunglasses
  • Share your best selfie or group photo with us!
  • Tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AutismSocietyNL with the hashtag #BeCoolForAutism

For downloadable resources, such as coloring sheets, and information about autism, please visit

Weekend Sports Update

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Girls Basketball team on winning the Provincial Championship this past weekend!

Congratulations to the Grade 7A Boys Basketball team on winning the silver medal at Provincials this past weekend!

Congratulations to the Grade 7 Girls Basketball team on their performance at Provincials this past weekend!

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Summer Program in French for Grade 9 Students

Grade 9 students can apply for a bursary to attend a 3-week summer program at Campus Notre-Dame-du-Foy (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Qu├ębec). The Grade 9 program is open to all Grade 9 students, regardless of their level of French (beginner to advanced). Bursaries are paid directly to the institution and cover tuition, registration fee, room and board, instructional materials and all compulsory activities.

Bursary recipients are responsible for their own transportation costs and pocket money.

Click here for the application form.

Application deadline: April 18, 2019.

Weekend Updates!

Congratulations to Maria, who placed first in The Telegram Spelling Bee! Congratulations also to Tanish, MDJH’s other competitor. It was a great day for spelling! For more information, click here to go to The Telegram’s article. Best of luck to Maria on her upcoming trip to Washington, DC, to compete in the National Championships!
(Photo from The Telegram)

Congratulations to the Grade 8 Girls Basketball Team for winning the “A” Provincial Basketball Championship!

Congratulations to the Grade 8 Boys Basketball Team on taking Silver at the “A” Provincial Basketball Championship!