In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, Macdonald Drive Junior High will take part in Be Cool for Autism on Monday, April 1. Wear your sunglasses to spread the theme that it’s cool to be accepting of everyone.
On Monday, April 1:
- Wear your sunglasses
- Share your best selfie or group photo with us!
- Tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AutismSocietyNL with the hashtag #BeCoolForAutism
For downloadable resources, such as coloring sheets, and information about autism, please visit https://www.autism.nf.net/world-autism-awareness-day/
A reminder that the Term Two Parent-Teacher Conference will take place tomorrow (Thursday, March 28th) from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Classes will be dismissed at 11:21 pm, and buses will make their regular runs at that time.
There is a Professional Development Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd. There will be no classes for students on that day.
One of the highlights of the Grade 9 School Leaving Carnival is the baby picture slideshow. Any Grade 9 student who wants to be included in this slideshow must send their baby picture to Ms. Quann. Please send ONE picture only to email@example.com or you can drop it off to the school. If dropping off a copy, be sure to put in an envelope and include student name and homeroom on envelope. This will help in returning the photo to the student.
The deadline for submission of photos is Friday, May 10th.
We have reached a milestone on our Children’s Wish Fundraising Campaign! As we have raised over $4500 toward our goal of $10 000, Mr. West has put his face on the line. He graciously agreed to be pied in the face by Student Council President Daniel Blackmore in front of the MDJH student body. The weapon of choice was Lemon Meringue. Keep an eye out for more milestones, as your donations help bring us closer to our goal of making a child’s wish come true.
Mr. West ponders his fate.
The sweet aftermath.
Mini-enrichment letters were given to students today. If your child applied but did not receive a letter, see Mrs. Watton. Also, anyone who would still like to apply can click here to check for open slots.
Congratulations to the Girls Grade 7 Volleyball team, who won Bronze this past weekend at the Provincials in Clarenville.
MDJH also had students participating int his weekend’s Skills Canada competition at the College of the North Atlantic. Silvi I. received Silver in Photography and Daniel B received Gold for “The Pitch”.
Way to go, Grizzlies!
Emma Douglas and Tobin Boon-Petersen just wrapped up a season with the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra as two of this year’s Youth Ambassadors. They attended three NSO performances and blogged about their experiences – click here to read what they had to say!
There are still some spaces left in mini-enrichment courses. These courses are offered to students in Grades 7, 8, and 9, and allow them to investigate areas of interest that are not offered in the regular classroom. Applications are available from the office or by clicking here, and must be accompanied by a $45.00 deposit made out to MDJH.
To see what mini-enrichment courses are still available, click here for the catalogue.
Get in your application ASAP!
For more information, check out the mini-enrichment website.
Two of our Grade 9 classes took in presentations from MUN’s School of Pharmacy on prescription drug abuse awareness. They also got to learn about the Pharmacy program.