Late French Immersion (LFI) – Grade 6 Students Coming to MDJH in September 2016

Please see attached PDF document should you have or know of a student who plans to attend MDJH grade 7 LFI in September 2016. Should a student reside in our zone or attend one of our feeder schools and is interested in doing Late French Immersion (LFI) he/she will be given this document to fill out and return to their respective school. Once screened/recommended, it will be forwarded onto the District. The reason for the LFI application is to identify numbers for staffing purposes. Should a student apply after the deadline there is no guarantee that LFI will be an option. In the past we have had students at other schools outside our zone make application to do LFI at the particular Junior High in which they were zoned. Consequently, when they moved into our zone it was after the deadline and they were not registered to specifically do LFI at MDJH but rather at the Junior High in which they were previously zoned. Parents need to be cognizant of the process and the parameters involved with the Late French immersion program should a move in residence be forthcoming.

LFI 2016-17 – Application Pkg 2

Thank You

Grade 7 Girl’s Basketball Woo the Crowd at Half Time

JRP_7951-2The MDJH Grade 7 girl’s Basketball team provided half time entertainment at the MUN Seahawks game on Saturday night, January 9th. The girls thought it was pretty cool to play on the Seahawks court – they did great and had fun!

Members of the team are:

Back row: Coach Dion Langdon, Lauren Palmer, Julia Skanes, Julia Cole, Kailey Howell, Victoria Strickland, Claire Hatcher, Assistant Coach Jim Strickland

Front row: Brooke Coffey, Kiara Flynn, Jayden Budgell, Cassidy Roff, Aine Waterhouse

Last Day of Classes Before Holidays

We will be serving a pancake breakfast to all students on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015. Donations to help cover the cost will be gratefully accepted.

We will then have two periods of regular classes followed by individual class events.

Classes will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. Buses will be on site at 12:30 pm.

Toy Drive!


MacDonald Drive Junior High is hosting a toy drive and fundraiser for needy families. We invite you to help by donating a new, unwrapped toy with a value of around $10 to $30 dollars. Consider kids up to about 11 years of age when shopping. You may also help by making a donation of $5.00 or more. We expect to give any toys collected to the Happy Tree foundation, and to distribute any funds collected to needy families in our school community. Donations can be dropped off at the office, or given to homeroom teachers. To show our appreciation for your generosity, each donation will give you a ticket on a draw for a set of Beats headphones. The prize draw will be held on Dec. 22nd.

Parent-Teacher Interviews – December 10th

Parent-Teacher interviews for Term One will take place on December 10, 2015. Students will be dismissed early (at 11:39 am) and buses will be available to do the early run.

Interviews can be scheduled with teachers using the OPTIS system. Click on the OPTIS logo below to go to that page.

OPTIS logo

Guidelines for using OPTIS can be downloaded by clicking here.

OPTIS will be available for scheduling interviews as of 3:00 on Friday, December 7th. Appointments will run from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:30 pm. The last appointments for the day will conclude at 9:00 pm.

Please limit your requested meetings to three (3) teachers.

Please note: Friday, December 11, 2015 will be a Professional-Development day for teachers, therefore there will be no classes for students.

Construction Info at MDJH

Attached PDF letter to parents/guardians regarding ongoing construction at MDJH.

Admin Letter Construction MDJH

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Macdonald Drive Junior High School
110 Macdonald Drive, St. John’s, NL A1A 2K9
T: (709) 753-8240 F: (709) 753-1243



Dear Parents/Guardians:
We would like to provide you with some further information on the work occurring to the exterior of our school.

Renovation work is taking place on the building envelop, which essentially entails replacement work on windows, brick, etc. which make up the exterior of the building. Most of our school buildings of this age may have asbestos located in areas of the school. The asbestos is safe if left undisturbed and if proper abatement procedures are used during removal. As per legislative and removal requirements, an enclosure has been established over the abatement area outside the school and there is no public access to the area; signage has also been posted as required.

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has also had an inspection of the abatement area take place by an Occupational Health and Safety Officer of Service NL who has indicated there is no risk to students, staff, or visitors to the school. As you know, this is always our priority.

It is our expectation that this work will be completed in the spring and we will ensure that appropriate precautions remain in place during this time. We look forward to completion of this project and the improved exterior of our school.

Should you have any further questions on this matter please do not hesitate to contact the school administration.

Sarah Osmond