Chess Club

The Board Game Club will now also offer Chess Club. Come and learn how to play, learn new tactics, and show your chess skills! Open to all students in all grades. Board Game and Chess Club will meet in Miss Kinsella’s room during lunch on Day 5.

Grizzly Medals at Skills Canada 2018

What a day!
The “2018 MDJH Skills Canada Team” had an exceptional day.
The medals …
  • 2D Animation – Finn Bowes and Eric Butt – Bronze
  • Public Speaking – Marissa Singleton – Silver
  • The Pitch – Daniel Blackmore – Gold
  • TV Video Production -Devon Oldford and Ryan Hanlon – Silver
  • Photography – Silvi Ivardy – Gold
  • Junior Chef Challenge – Julia Andrews and Kate Rowe – Bronze
  • Lego Robotics – Team MDJH #1 – two awards 1) Robot Design 2nd Place, 2) Strategy and Innovation Award
  • Lego Robotics – Team MDJH #2 – two awards 1) Core Values 3rd Place, 2) Mechanical Design Award

To top it off, Macdonald Drive Junior High ranked Number Two in the province.  This ranking was in consideration of  the level of participation and the medals/awards received.

Way to go, Grizzlies!

RNC Warning Parents of Large-Scale Party Plans Friday, Nov. 23

From the RNC Press Release:

(St. John’s, NL), November 22, 2018 – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is warning parents of a large-scale party being planned in the east end of St. John’s for tomorrow night.

The RNC has learned that there are plans underway for a large-scale party Friday night, being referred to as “Project X” on social media. So far, investigators have learned that the party plans include hosting persons from the age of 14 to mid-twenties and will involve alcohol, cannabis, illicit drugs and other dangerous and criminal activities.

The RNC is urging parents to talk to their teens to be aware of their activities and know what their teen’s social plans are, for their safety, when out. We are also reminding the public that it is illegal to sell, serve, or otherwise provide alcohol or Cannabis to any person under the age of 19. Additionally, there is a zero tolerance for alcohol or Cannabis for any driver under the age of 22.

The RNC’s Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate this matter and is asking anyone who has any information in relation to this event to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at:


Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

We need your help! Be a volunteer!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be arriving soon, and we’re excited about sharing the joy of reading with our students. We invite you to participate in this year’s Scholastic Book Fair from December 3-6 by volunteering.

Scholastic Book Fairs gives our school the opportunity to bring families, teachers, students, and books together. It’s the ultimate book event! Additionally, a portion of the sales benefits our school library. It’s the best way to raise funds while encouraging kids to read.

Being a part of something special is easier than you think. There are lots of ways to volunteer. We need people in a variety of areas, including setting up our Book Fair and table displays (November 30) to create a terrific bookstore environment, greeting customers at the door and working at our Cashier Table and helping students and shoppers select just the right books (December 3-6).

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about our Scholastic Book Fair, please contact: Beth Power, or 753-8240 ext 231.

Thank you in advance for helping to make our students lifelong readers – we couldn’t do it without your participation.

Community Awareness Sessions

It’s more important than ever for parents and caregivers to protect their kids’ health and development by having conversations about Cannabis early and often. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug by young people aged 15-18, with Canadians of all ages among the world’s highest consumers of cannabis. This may lead to questions from your teen.

Join Eastern Health staff to learn more about cannabis, the new legislation, how to talk to your teen as well as resources and services available. These sessions will equip parents with the information needed to have open and honest conversations with their teenagers.

For information on the sessions, including times and locations, click here to download the flyer.

A partnership with NLESD will allow community members to access the November 27th session from any computer (province-wide) by clicking on the Skype link listed on the session flyer.