Request for WISH Donation

Every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, children of life threatening sickness/disease hope to be granted their WISH from The Children’s Wish Foundation. In Newfoundland and Labrador, we have approximately 71 children on the WISH list. Back in 2018, the Children’s Wish Foundation decided to implement a WISH School Campaign. What that entails is that schools across the province can work towards becoming a designated WISH school. That means, their school has granted a child’s wish to someone throughout our province. We, at MacDonald Drive Junior High, have WISH children in our very own building! We have been working towards becoming a designated WISH school and granting our very own wish to one or even two of our very own students, as soon as possible, our goal is to grant this by June 2019. We have various activities taking place throughout our school with funds being held towards our primary goal of $10,000 per WISH, however, we really need your help! Since last May, we have raised only approximately $3200. Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause. As stated, we hope to grant our wish(es) as soon as we are able and certainly hope to achieve this, by June 2019. When we are successful, the event will be held live in our gymnasium with media personnel available to publicize granting the wish but also, the acceptance of the MDJH WISH School Banner that will proudly be posted in front of our main foyer indicating that MDJH is an official WISH School. Wouldn’t it be just so heartwarming to grant our own students their wish(es)?

In addition to this, we are also a designated WE school that contributes to many community projects around the world, as well as, here in our own province. WE, all of us in the community, must work together to achieve a continuous goal while instilling empathy, compassion, morality, and kindness in our youth so that they may continue becoming productive citizens of society. The WISH School venture falls under the umbrella of our WE school initiatives in our WE Create Change Campaign, as well. Every donation helps in this cause, so please use the attached form below to contribute to this worthwhile event! WE really appreciate all of your support – together, WE can create change and we can make this a reality!

For donations of $20 or more, please make your cheque or cash payable to MDJH (WISH) with your name and address on the envelope. The WISH Foundation will issue you an official receipt once the donation has been processed.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at or (709) 753-8240.

Grade 9 Parent Meeting Tonight

Reminder that there there is a parent meeting tonight for parents of current Grade 9 students. It will be at Gonzaga tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm in the Gonzaga school gym. This meeting will be about course selection for the 2019-20 school year.

High School Course Selection Information

Representatives from Gonzaga Regional High School attended MDJH yesterday to give our Grade 9 students a session on course selection for High School. If you would like to see the presentation that was shown to students, please click here.

The course selection sheet that students took away has to be returned to their homeroom teachers no later than Friday, February 15th. If you need a new copy of the course selection form, please click here.

As well, there is a booklet available for parents and students to help them plan for their high school courses. If you would like to view a copy of this booklet, please click here.

Parent/Student Information Meeting for the Canadian Student Leadership Conference

There will be an information session for students and parents on Wednesday, Feb.13th at 6:30 in Room 220. Any current grade 8 student who is interested in attending this conference should attend along with their parent. The next leadership conference will be September 24th – September 29th, 2019 in Abbotsford ,British Columbia. The theme is Empowering Inner Resources. The conference theme will flow through the keynote speeches, leadership workshops, volunteer opportunities and cultural experiences of the conference. Parents can email to express a desire to have your child attend this conference. There are limited spaces so students will be placed on a list in order of email received with an expression of interest. Click here to visit the website for more details.

Hypnotist Show – Friday, March 1st

As part of Spirit Week, we are happy to announce the return of professional hypnotist Gary Summers. This show will take place on Friday, March 1st.  We are asking all students to bring in $4.00 to help cover the cost of this show, as all students are expected to attend.

Grade 9 students can participate in the show! If you are in Grade 9 and want to try to be hypnotized, please return your permission form to Mme. Quann or Mme. Sauve as soon as possible. Students who do not return their form cannot participate, but can join the audience to watch the fun. If you need to download a new permission form, please click here.

Science Fair Project Help

Lunchtime Days 3 and 6 in Room 124.

Science teachers will be there to help you with all stages of the project:

  • choosing a topic
  • planning your experiment
  • troubleshooting
  • preparing your presentation

Bring your lunch!

Request for Feedback – Family Survey 2018-19

School Development Surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback from students, staff, and parents/guardians to inform the school development process. The survey results will be provided to your child’s school and used with other data to identify the school’s strengths and challenges. Your child’s school will then create and implement a plan to build on successes and address areas of challenge.

The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.

The Family Survey will be available on February 11, 2019. Please complete the survey by March 15, 2019 by clicking here to access the survey. If you do not have internet access, you may contact your school to arrange access to a school computer or mobile device for survey completion.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the school development surveys, please contact:

Thank you for your participation and for being a valued member of your school community.

Click here to download a PDF of this letter from the Director of the Evaluation and Research Division.