MDJH Gold in Cheerleading

A big congratulations to the MDJH cheerleading team who completed in provincials this past weekend. The girls won gold in their division, Junior High Grand Champs, and a bid to the World Championships in Orlando Florida. Great job, girls!

PowerSchool Changes – Easter Break

Starting 4pm on Thursday April 18, 2019 to Friday Evening April 26, 2019 PowerSchool will be unavailable to all users (Staff, Parents, and Students).


After maintenance is completed:

  • (All Users) There will be no change required to the PowerSchool app on your mobile device. If a user does encounter problems with their mobile device, it is recommended to do a clean uninstall of the app and reinstall it to clear older cached data. Please see the attached file for instructions – PowerSchool Mobile App Installation Instructions.pdf
  • (All Users) Home users will have to update their systems to use the new URL links. Please see the attached file for instructions on how to update your Browser Bookmarks – Editing Bookmarks.pdf
  • (Admin Staff/Teachers) No change is required on school systems – this transition should be transparent for Admin Staff and Teachers. However, if you do run into problems with access you can use the new URL links listed below.

New URL Links:

The new portals for Admin Staff, Teachers, Parents and Students will be:


Closing Out Volunteer Week

MDJH students attended a Volunteer Appreciation Event at St. Pat’s Mercy Home last week for our Adopt a Senior campaign and Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.

As well, on behalf of Board Chair Goronwy Price, please see the attached message.

MDJH at the Regional Science Fair

MDJH was well represented at the Regional Science Fair this year. They all did a fantastic job both displaying and presenting their projects to judges and the public.

The following students received awards:

Junior Physical Science Bronze Medal
-Sara Stuckless and Lauren House
-Julia Maunder

Junior Physical Science Gold
-Liam Power
-Leila McCrate

Junior Life Science Bronze
-Maria Antle

Junior Life Science Gold
-Tanish Bhatt
-Grace Brown and Sophia Hawco

Special Awards:
Memorial University Dept. of Earth Science Award
-Leila McCrate

Memorial Department of Psychology Award
-Tanish Bhatt

Memorial University Faculty of Engineering Award
-Adeola Oloruntobi

SHAD NL Innovation Award
-Leila McCrate

Women in Science and Engineering Award
-Emma Pittman and Abby Lynch

Grizzley Sports

Congratulations to Jacob C., who represented MDJH at the NLAA Spring Indoor Track and Field meet this past Saturday (April 6). Jacob finished first in both the 60 Metre Sprint and the 200 Metre Sprint in the boys junior high school category.

Way to go!

MDJH at the High School Drama Festival

This past weekend, MDJH Drama Club performed a one act play entitled “The Secret Life of Toads” at the LSPU Hall as part of the High School Drama Festival. 18 of our students participated in a full day of workshops, along with the opportunity to view the performances of 10 other schools. The students received a special recognition for their ensemble work, another for costumes, and Best Actor (Junior) was awarded to Grade 7 student Sydney C. Congratulations to all the students involved, and to Ms. D. Mills, Mr. Flynn, and Ms. Penney for the Toad Heads.


It Takes All Kinds! An All-Grades GSA Conference

May 4th, 2019: Gay the Force Be With You!

Macdonald Drive Junior High School in St.John’s is proud to host a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Conference for LGBTQ2S+ students and parents, and their friends from grades K to 12.

  • Date: May 4th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm for K-6, and to 7:30 pm for grades 7-12.
  • Place: Macdonald Drive Junior High School (110 Macdonald Dr, St.John’s)
  • Registration: grades K-6: $20; grades 7-12: $40 (including meals and afternoon snack).
  • Conference t-shirts can also be ordered for an extra $12

Age-appropriate programming for all will be offered within the times indicated.
Students groups should be accompanied by a teacher sponsor from their school.

The conference will include a parent support session in the morning co-facilitated by Julie Temple Newhook and Sarah Pickett, both of Memorial University. Parents may attend the morning only (opening session and parent support session) at no cost, or the full day (above registration fee applies).

Registration now open at the following link. All participants, adults as well as students, are asked to register individually and indicate the name and email of their teacher sponsor. An accompanying parent/guardian can take the place of a teacher sponsor. Older students from schools who do not have a teacher able to accompany them may attend the conference unaccompanied, upon recommendation of a teacher.

We ask that registration fees be collected by the teacher sponsor and brought to the Registration Desk on the day of the conference in the form of a cheque to Macdonald Drive Junior High.

For additional information, please speak to Mme Brunet in room 124 or by email at

Places are limited, register early!
Registration closes April 12, 2019

Conference Schedule

  • 10:00-10:30 Arrival and Registration
  • 10:30-11:30 Whole Group Session: Gathering of All (Guest speakers)
  • 11:30-12:30 Small Groups (talking circles, age-appropriate activities, parent support session)
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 Play for All (choice of art/singing/physical activity)
  • 2:30 K-6 Students leave, day continues for grades 7-12
  • 2:30-3:30 Learning Workshops Session I
  • 3:30-4:00 Afternoon snack
  • 4:00-5:00 Learning Workshops Session II
  • 5:00-6:00 Supper
  • 6:00-7:30 Diversity Show

Une conférence pour la diversité de genre et de sexualité pour les élèves, parents, et enseignants de tous les niveaux scolaires.

Le 4 mai 2019

L’école Macdonald Drive Junior High à St.John’s, NL, est fière de présenter une conférence pour la diversité de genre et sexualité, ouverte aux élèves et parents LGBTQ2S+ et à leurs amis et alliés de tous les niveaux scolaires.

Les élèves, parents et enseignants du CSFP sont invités à la fête.  La majorité de la programmation sera malheureusement en anglais, mais nombre d’organisateurs et de participants parlent aussi français et des ateliers en français seront offerts selon la demande.

  • Date: le 4 mai, 2019
  • Heure: 10h00 à 14h30 pour la maternelle à 6e année, et à 19h30 pour 7e à 12e année.
  • Lieu: école intermédiaire Macdonald Drive Junior High (110 Macdonald Dr, St.John’s)
  • Frais d’inscription: maternelle à 6e année: $20; 7e à 12e année: $40 (repas inclus).
  • Des t-shirt de la conférence sont aussi disponibles pour $12 de plus.

Une programmation appropriée à chaque niveau sera offerte selon l’horaire indiqué.

Des groupes d’élèves devraient être accompagnés par un enseignant de leur école.

La conférence comprend une session de soutien mutuel pour parents, co-facilitée par Julie Temple et Sarah Pickett de l’université Memorial. Les parents peuvent assister au matin de la conférence sans frais (plénière et session de soutien mutuel) , ou à la journée entière incluant repas contre frais d’inscription.

L’inscription est ouverte au lien suivant. On demande aux participants de s’inscrire individuellement et d’indiquer le nom et l’adresse courriel de l’adulte responsable de leur école. Les élèves plus âgés peuvent assister à la conférence sur recommandation d’un enseignant, s’il n’y a pas d’adulte disponible pour les accompagner.

On demande à un adulte responsable de réunir les frais d’inscription pour l’école et d’apporter un chèque  adressé à Macdonald Drive Junior High lors de l’inscription le matin de la conférence.
Pour toutes informations s’adresser à Nathalie Brunet à

L’espace est limité, inscrivez-vous le plus tôt possible.

Les inscriptions se terminent le 12 avril 2019.

Horaire de la journée

  • 10h00-10h30 Arrivée et inscription
  • 10h30-11h30 Plénière: Bienvenue à tous (conférenciers invités)
  • 11h30-12h30 Petits groupes  (cercles de parole, activité pour les plus jeunes, groupe de soutien mutuel pour parents)
  • 12h30-13h30 Dîner
  • 13h30-14h30 Jeux pour tous les âges (choix d’activité physique, jeux vidéo, art ou chant)
  • 14h30 Fin de la journée pour les élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année; les plus grands continuent.
  • 14h30-15h30 Ateliers d’apprentissage I
  • 15h30-16h00 Collation
  • 16h00-17h00 Ateliers d’apprentissage II
  • 17h00-18h00 Souper
  • 18h00-19h30 Spectacle diversité