Macdonald Drive Junior High, June 2019
Dates to Remember
- June 10 and 17 - Math Tutorials 2:30-3:30
- June 18 - Cafeteria and Breakfast Club ends
- June 19-21 Exam Week
- June 24 - PD day for teachers
- June 27 - Last day of school for students. Dismissal 12:30
- June 28 - Friday - Last day of school
- September 4 - Wednesday - School opens for students 2019-20. Doors Open 7:45. Please bring a packed lunch as cafeteria service will be limited.
September 26 - 6:30. Curriculum Night. Meet in the Gymnasium
Exam Schedule and Procedures
The Exam schedule is on the website and attached below.
Students are allowed to bring ONLY their writing utensils and calculator in to the exam room. Calculators must be cleared of data before the exam. Pencil cases, paper and cell phones will NOT be permitted. Paper will be provided. Students are encouraged to use clear plastic ziplock bags for their writing utensils. Students can bring a novel to read when they are finished their exam, but these materials must be collected by the teacher before the exam starts and will be given back to the student when they pass in their exam.
All exams are 2 hours. STUDENTS MUST STAY FOR THE ENTIRE TWO HOURS. Students who need extra time will be given 10 MINUTES EXTRA PER HOUR.
Once the exam begins, students will NOT be permitted to leave the room. If there is a bathroom emergency, student will be accompanied to the washroom by a teacher.
There will be no lunchtime bus. Bussing will run in the AM and PM as per normal schedule.
If a student plans to leave the school for the rest of the day when their exam is finished, a parent/ guardian note MUST be provided to the homeroom teacher giving permission. Students who stay in school will be supervised in study hall.
If a student misses a final exam, medical certification MUST be provided. A parent/ guardian note will not be accepted.
What's been going on...
Spelling Bee winner!
School leaving carnival
The Music Department held their Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 5. This year's show themed, "We Love the 80's", featured a variety of songs from that era, culminating with the classic 80's anthem, "Don't Stop Believin" by all the participating ensembles. Congratulations to all the students who helped make this show such a success! A special thank you to the Grade 6 band students from Macdonald Drive Elementary, Rennie's River Elementary and Vanier Elementary for sharing your talent and the stage with us.
Jazz and String Ensemble Mini-Tour 2019
As is tradition, our Jazz and String Ensembles will tour some of our feeder schools on Wednesday, June 26. The tour includes: Rennie's River, Vanier, St. Francis and MDE. Lunch will be a stop at Pizza Delight. Students are asked to arrive at the school no later than 8:00 am and will be returned to the school for pick up by 3:00pm.
Grade 7 Girls Basketball
Summer Soccer Program
Each summer the St. John’s Soccer Club offers a recreational House League program. In 2014, the St. John’s Soccer Club took over the responsibility for delivering this community soccer program from the City of St. John’s Department of Recreation. The House league program is committed to providing a rewarding and enjoyable soccer experience for all participants regardless of ability or experience.
The Club offers a Micro Program for children under 4 - under 6 that runs on weekday afternoons and an evening program for children Under 7 – Under 15.
There is financial assistance through Kid Sport NL for those who qualify. For more details on program information, please visit www.sjsoccer.ca or contact 576-8041.
The link below will bring you directly to the KidSport Application. http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/site/assets/files/1701/kidsport_full_application1.pdf
Student Council News
The deadline for ordering the 2018-2019 yearbook is Friday, May 21. The cost is $20. Forms are available at the office and from Ms. Quann firstname.lastname@example.org. All students and events are included in the yearbook. It is not a yearbook for Grade 9 students only, it is for everyone. Yearbooks will arrive in September 2019. They will be available at school and also will be delivered to Holy Heart and Gonzaga for distribution.