School Nurse

Easten Health logoJune 13th, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:

A case of head lice has been detected at MDJH. Anyone can get head lice, mainly through direct head to head contact but also from sharing hats, combs, hair brushes, headphones, helmets, hair accessories, and other personal items.

Parents or guardians may feel frustrated or embarrassed, however the problem has nothing to do with standards of cleanliness. Please do your part to prevent the spread of head lice by checking your child daily for the next few weeks and weekly thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early.

If your child has head lice, please start treatment immediately and notify your child’s school. A booklet titled, Managing Head Lice at Home, is available through your school or school nurse. This booklet can also be found electronically on the Eastern Health website:

Once a case of head lice has been found all family members should be checked as well.

If you have further questions please contact the Public Health Nurse.



Shirley Powell
Public Health Nurse
752 4899

Paul Reynolds Community Centre (Wedgewood Park)

Re: Paul Reynolds Community Centre Engagement Sessions:

Parents & Guardians:

Did you know that construction is ongoing for a new recreation facility, the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to replace the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre? With a planned completion date of January 2017 the City of St. John’s is interested in hearing from current and potential users on the public programs to be offered at the facility.

Drop in to our two public open houses: 1. Sunday, June 5, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Macdonald Drive Junior High 2. Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Macdonald Drive Junior High.

We want to hear about the kinds of recreation and leisure programs you are interested in for you and your family.

Final Exam Schedule 2016

MDJH Exams 2016

Day / Date Grade Time Exam
Wednesday, June 15th 7 8:30 – 10:30 AM Math
Wednesday, June 15th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM English

(District Common Assessment)

Wednesday, June 15th 8 12:15 – 2: 15 PM Math
Thursday, June 16th 8 8:30 – 10:30 AM English
Thursday, June 16th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM Science

(Unit Test)

Thursday, June 16th 7 12:15 – 2:15 PM English
Friday, June 17th 7 8:30 – 10:30 AM Science

(Unit Test)

Friday, June 17th 9 8:30 – 10:30 AM Math

(Provincial Assessment)

Friday, June 17th 8 12:15 – 2:15 PM Science

(Unit Test)

June exams start on Wednesday, June 15th. The norm is:

  1. Students in school up to and including Tuesday, June 14th.
  2. Students show up to write their exams during the examination period. Students can remain in school and attend study hall in the cafeteria. Should a student elect to go home after writing their exam they require parental consent. Please write a note granting permission.
  3. Buses will run normal hours.
  4. On Thursday, June 23rd, students to attend school regular time. The year-end assembly will take place later in the AM followed by distribution of report cards then dismissal for the summer.
  5. June 20 – 22 will encompass classroom and locker cleanup, textbook collection and compiling, clean up of school grounds, academic intervention/decisions for summer school and programming for next year and other school related issues. Students who are present often help with year-end items.

Newsletter May 13th

Please see attached PDF for newsletter.


In preparation for the School Leaving Ceremony, grade 9 students are asked to submit an electronic copy of their baby picture to Telia Welsh: This practice has been tradition at MDJH’s school leaving ceremonies and many students look forward to it. Should you wish to drop off a hard copy to the office it will be included as well. 

Tickets for the School Leaving Ceremony are to be purchased this week through the student’s homeroom teacher. A maximum of two tickets per student at this juncture. Friday is the deadline for grade 9 students to purchase tickets. Once numbers are compiled the office will release any extra tickets on Wednesday, May 25th. Fire regulations re: numbers in the gym are paramount and must be taken into account.