MDJH Pancake Breakfast

MDJH students were treated to a pancake breakfast this morning, prepared and served by staff, students, and volunteers.

Music was provided by members of different school choirs and ensembles, and donations were collected for the Children’s Wish.

We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

Adopt A Senior Collection

Every year, each homeroom at MDJH raises funds to purchase a gift for a senior at St. Pat’s Mercy Home. The MDJH Senior Leadership Team, under the direction of Mme. Quann, collect these gifts and wrap them. Here is a picture of this year’s team and the gifts, ready to be delivered!

Grade 9 Students – Thinking About IB?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma, an internationally recognized university preparation program, educates students through a comprehensive curriculum to become creative, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and globally-aware citizens. Presented with close consideration of complying to provincial diploma requirements, IB is a challenging alternative for those who seek to expand their educational horizons. The Program offers high quality international education to a worldwide community of schools and is recognized as such by post-secondary institutions. There are more than 900,000 IB students in over 140 countries. This NLESD sponsored program is hosted at Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s.

Grade 9 students and parents will be invited to an information session hosted by NLESD (Date to be determined). Applications will be accepted from Grade 9 students for entry to the IB Programme for the beginning of Grade 10 at Holy Heart. Deadline for applications is Monday, February 10, 2020. Upon successful selection to the program, current schools will be notified prior to March 1, 2020.

There are 4 scholarships available for students to apply for assistance if they have a demonstrated financial need.

For detailed information, please visit:

For all inquiries related to the IB program, please contact Ms. Janet Toope, IB Coordinator.

Additional information about the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Diploma Program can be found at:

Mummers at MDJH

Students from Mr. Devine’s Challenging Needs class get into the Christmas Spirit by going Mummering to several classrooms. Thanks to Mr. Devine and the student assistants for this great activity!

Wassailing for Wish

On Friday we have a number of instrumental and choral groups scheduled to serenade our pancake eaters in the cafeteria. During this time we will be collecting donations for the Children’s wish foundation. Bring along some change, and help MDJH fill a wish!

Door Decorating Contest

On Monday, we held a door decorating contest. Each homeroom decorated their door, with the winners receiving prizes.

First place was Mme. Sauve’s homeroom. They win an Ice Cream Party.

In second place was Mme. Quann’s homeroom. They win a candy Cane Party, despite including Ms. Hardy on the Naughty List.

Honourable Mentions:

Mr. West’s homeroom

Ms. Watton’s Guidance Room

Mr. Smith’s homeroom

Congratulations to all our homerooms. Here are some of our other doors:

50-50 Seller Prize Winner

Congratulations to Molly B., who was awarded the top seller prize in the recent 50-50 draw. She sold $640.00 in tickets, and received a $200.00 Best Buy Gift Card.

Top selling class was Homeroom 7-4 (Ms. Riggs’ class). They will be having an Ice Cream Party!

Weekend Medals for MDJH

Congratulations to the Boys Grade 8 Basketball Team, who went undefeated and took gold at this weekend’s NLBA Tournament at Mile One.

Congratulations to the Girls Grade 7 Basketball Team, who took gold at this weekend’s NLBA Tournament at the Power Plex.

Congratulations also go out to the Girls Grade 8 Volleyball Team, who took Bronze at the MDJH VolleyBall Tournament. They were  the only girls team playing in this Boys tournament.

Way to go, Grizzlies!

MDJH Christmas Countdown!

  • Saady Claus is coming to MDJH! You might not recognize him in his suit but Ahmad Saady will be moonlighting as the jolly elf so you can take a picture with him, on December 16-19, during lunch. Cost is $2/ per student. Tell Saady Claus your Christmas wish and money raised will go to Children’s WISH!
  • Please see below for fun activities for the last week of school.
  • There will be a pancake breakfast in the morning on Friday, December 20. Students will attend with their classes.

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