Holy Heart of Mary Orientation for Grade 10

Any student attending Holy Heart in September 2016 are advised of an orientation meeting taking place on Monday, May 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Students are asked to meet in the HHM Theatre. Students from MDJH who anticipate going to the HHM orientation are asked to check with the school office (MDJH) so arrangements can be made for transportation.

 

Thank you.

June Exam Schedule 2016

Please see attached PDF document for June 2016 Exam Schedule

June 2016 Exam Schedule

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 teachers with year end items.

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)

 

 

 

NEW: School Start/Closing Times for September

École IntermédiareMDJH

Macdonald Drive Junior High School

110 Macdonald Drive, St. John’s, NL A1A 2K9

T: (709) 753-8240 F: (709) 753-1243

 April 27th, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This correspondence is to advise you of planned changes to our student transportation schedule and school opening and dismissal times commencing in September for the 2016-17 school year.

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District (NLESD) is in the process of preparing tenders for new busing contracts. The current busing contracts are expiring this year resulting in opportunities to look for efficiencies. Where possible, double runs are to be utilized, and this will require some bell time adjustments to schools with shared busing arrangements. Some schools have to begin their day earlier while some have to begin later in order to achieve and accommodate shared busing arrangements. The end time of the instructional day will also change as a result with some schools finishing earlier than current times and other schools later.

Busing costs have risen more dramatically than any other facet of education expenditures in recent years and a double run model is one way to focus educational funding on the core responsibilities of teaching and learning. The District recognizes that altering opening and closing times may involve significant changes to personal daily routines for students, parents/guardians, and staff and that early communication of such changes is important so that adjustments can be planned in advance. The District apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to some families. The new opening and closing times for Macdonald Drive Junior High is as follows:

Opening Bell:              8:05 a.m.

Closing Bell:                2:10 p.m.

First Pick-ups:            7:15 a.m. – 7:35 a.m.

(Length of bus runs and distance from school will dictate pick up times)

Arrive School:             7:55 a.m.

Depart School:           2:18 p.m.

Last Drop-Off:            2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Please note, new busing route information will be communicated as soon as it is available. If there are any questions please contact the school administration.

 

Sincerely,

Sarah Osmond

School Principal

 

 

Baby Pictures Needed for Grade 9 School Leaving Ceremony

BABY PICTURES NEEDED for GRADE 9 STUDENTS

Picture1The email in this week’s newsletter has been corrected (see below).

In preparation for the School Leaving Ceremony on May 27th we are asking students in grade 9 to submit a baby picture (1- 5 yrs.) either by hard copy or by scanning and email to teliaraquel@yahoo.ca 

It is important that pictures be sent as soon as possible. A student group will be compiling the pictures for the PowerPoint component of the ceremony and such a task is time consuming.

Thank you.

 

MDJH Win Team Chess Title Third Year in a Row

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Macdonald Drive Junior High recently won its third Team Chess Championship defeating St. Paul’s and Beaconsfield Junior Highs. The 2016 team is comprised of the following students (l – r): Luke Brockerville, Laxman Saravanakumar, Xingbo Huang, Ryan Pickard, Stefan Boon-Peterson, Ahmad Salah.

Individual winners from MDJH were: Xingbo Huang (silver medal), Stefan Boon-Peterson (bronze medal).

Congratulations to the boys and their proud parents.

 

 

Ted Talks Student Event

TED Talks

TEDx Talks Event- Leadership Opportunity for students

 

TEDx St. John’s is proud to present TEDxYouth@StJohns, the first youth-oriented TEDx event in the province. Designed for youth aged 12-18, these events inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower young leaders through the mission of TED: ideas worth spreading.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s first-ever TEDx Youth event takes place Thursday, May 12 from 6:00 – 8:30 at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, MUN Music Building. From over 100 applications, there are 7 speakers and 8 performers who are exceptional leaders and role models for NL youth. Event chaperones will be provided by TEDxYouth@St.Johns according to NLESD guidelines. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the event.

Tickets are available for $20 to youth 12-18 years old and are only available through schools. MDJH has been allocated 30 tickets and will be available to students on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, April 25th. Tickets are available from Ms. J. Sauvé in room 222.

For more information on TEDx events, visit tedxstjohns.com or TED.com.  If you have any questions please contact either colettequann@nlesd.ca or jodisauve@nlesd.ca.

 

 

Eastern Health to Hold Information Sessions for Parents

Eastern Health to Hold Information Sessions for Parents

Eastern Health advises the public that the Mental Health and Addictions Program will be holding information sessions for parents of children and adolescents who may be experiencing mental health issues.

Sessions are scheduled as follows:

i) April 14, 2016: The Age of Weed: Marijuana Use Among Youth from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
ii) May 12, 2016: Parenting in the 21st Century from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration is required and additional details, including location, will be provided at that time. To register or for information, please call (709) 777- 4020.