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Social Media Safety


On Monday evening, January 26, 2015, as part of our "Talking to Your Teens" series, The Green Apple Alliance of MDJH will host a presentation for parents by Mr. Lyle Wetsch, from Memorial University. He will be speaking on the importance of parents being aware of and vigilant toward the various apps and websites that our students, your children, are exposed to and the implications of this for their social and mental wellness. As well, Professor Wetsch will offer parents some helpful insights into managing their own social media and other online routines.


To give us an idea about numbers we are asking parents to pre-register by e-mailing Mr. Terry Ryan, one of our Guidance Counselors. (terrenceRyan@nlesd.ca)

School Spelling Bee


The Telegram is sponsoring a spelling competition that engages young people in an exciting pop-culture phenomenon that not only encourages spelling proficiency, but also inspires fun, spirit and sportsmanship.  This program is open to students in grades 4 to 8 and is divided into four stages:

 Classroom spelling bees

 School level spelling bee

 The Telegram St. John's Regional Spelling Bee

 Scripps National Spelling Bee (in the US)


MDJH is offering this program to our grade 7 and 8 students.  Within the next 2 weeks, English teachers will be administering an optional, written Spelling Bee in their classrooms.  The winner of each class will compete in a school-level, verbal Spelling Bee. The winner at this level will represent the school in the regional spelling bee. 


For further information and for extra study materials, please go to www.spellingbee.com or ask your English teacher.