Kids Eat Smart: Breakfast Program @ MDJH

We have all seen an increase in the price of food at grocery stores in recent months.  Doing more with less has become something many families have had to do to adjust to the rising cost of food in this new economic climate.

Our Kids Eat Smart Clubs are no different.  During this school year, we have seen a significant increase in the cost of food and supplies for our Kids Eat Smart Clubs.  Our KES Club volunteers are very cognizant of the need to ensure the best quality of food for our children at the best possible prices.

It is important to increase awareness and fundraising efforts to ensure we sustain our Kids Eat Smart Clubs.   This new initiative, for Wednesday, March 16, 2016, is a food drive focusing on Breakfast items to fill our Kids Eat Smart Club cupboards.

It is important, that your school participate to help collect food.

We are asking businesses, community organizations and individuals to collect food for your KES Club and drop it off to your local school on March 16th.   For people who wish to contribute but cannot make it to your school, they can DONATE online at  Online donations can be designated directly to your school.

Please reach out to your local KES Regional Coordinator (information listed below) with any questions or if you require assistance, please call us (877) 722.1996 or email 

Thank you for everything you do, every school day.

Celina Stoyles, Executive Director

Enrichment Mini-Courses!

Once again, students from Macdonald Drive Junior High have the chance to participate in the Enrichment Mini-Course program . These two day, out-of-school courses give students a chance to explore new and interesting topics, or to brush up on their skills in areas near and dear to them. The courses are held throughout April and May and are hosted at Memorial University of Newfoundland  (MUN), College of the North Atlantic (CNA), Marine Institute (MI) and District School (DS).

Many of these courses offer limited enrollment, and registration is first-come, first-served. Students wishing to participate must complete an application form, and select their four desired mini-courses in order of preference. Students will only be able to participate in ONE course, but those who list four choices will gain preference over those selecting only one to three courses.

The cost for participation is $40 (non-refundable if a student is chosen for a mini-course), and the fee and completed application form must be returned to the MDJH Main Office by end of school on Monday, March 14th. Cheques can be made payable to Macdonald Drive Junior High.

Application forms are available from the MDJH Main Office, or you can download a copy by clicking here. Please note that you will have to hold on to the Mini-Course Waiver, as the student must bring that with them to the mini-course on the day that they attend.

To see the full catalog of mini-courses available, please click here.


Activity Day Permission Forms

On Friday, February 26th, we will be holding our annual Activity Day as part of Green Apple Days / Spirit Week. Students were given a list of the available activities on Friday morning, and were asked to select one activity that they would like to participate in, as well as two alternate activities should their first choice be full. Permission forms were also given to students for activities that are held off of school grounds, and these forms need to be signed and returned to the homeroom teachers as soon as possible.

In the afternoon we will be hosting Mr. Gary Summers and his hypnotism show, where Grade 9 students can try to be hypnotized (signed permission form required for this as well), and the rest of the student body will enjoy the show.

There is an associated cost of $10.00 for most activities (Breakout NL costs $20.00), and some activities require specific clothing (helmet and skates for skating, gym clothes for the Field House, etc.). This fee will help offset the costs associated with busing and the activities themselves.

Students are expected to participate in one activity in the morning and attend the show in the afternoon. This will be a great day!

Grade 9 Course Selection for High School

The following documents / PowerPoint will aid grade 9 students with course selection for grade 10 high school. Please note that the Level I Course Selection Sheet is due to homeroom teachers by Monday, February 29th. Should parents/students have questions or require guidance please see Mr. Squires in the office.

Course Selection ppt for Grade 9 Students A

Independent Study Science Program Application 2016.docx

Course Selection Level I 2016-2017

My Three Year Plan (Gonzaga Course Offerings)

First Annual MDJH Community Market

Macdonald Drive Junior High will be holding our First Annual Community Market on May 7, 2016, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Admission to the event is $2.00. All proceeds from the event will go towards the school’s breakfast program and the Social Studies department.

Please help support our event by liking and sharing our page on Facebook. Interested vendors should check out the information/registration form on the event link on our page or contact Krista Houlihan. We are also looking for volunteers to help run this event.