Homework Assigned By: Craig Squires
June 14, 2021
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Just a reminder to parents/guardians that:
i)The 9-4 class will be attending Laser Tag tomorrow morning with Mr. Smith and Mrs. Gambin. This provides the class opportunity to socialize in a non academic setting as the year winds down and they begin the transition to high school.
ii) ORDERS for Ziggy Peel Good Fries must be submitted to the Homeroom teacher by Thursday, June 16th. This service will be available next week. Pre-order and pre-pay required.
iii) GONZAGA STUDENT COUNCIL Q&A SESSION with gr. 9 MDJH students June 17th at 7:00 PM. Students have all information on Google Classroom. If they wish to avail they need to pre-register to get the ZOOM link sent to them.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Just a reminder to parents/guardians that:
i)The 9-8 class will be attending Laser Tag Wednesday morning with Mr. Sharpe and Mrs. Quann. This provides the class opportunity to socialize in a non academic setting as the year winds down and they begin the transition to high school.
ii) ORDERS for Ziggy Peel Good Fries must be submitted to the Homeroom teacher by Thursday, June 16th. This service will be available next week. Pre-order and pre-pay required. See Google Classroom for the Google Form to fill out if interested.
iii) GONZAGA STUDENT COUNCIL Q&A SESSION with gr. 9 MDJH students June 17th at 7:00 PM. Students have all information on Google Classroom. If they wish to avail they need to pre-register to get the ZOOM link sent to them.
May 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Test on poetry on Friday, May 21st. We have been working on a poetry booklet for a week now and most students have it completed or near completion. Review on Thursday. Test comprised of one poem, 5 multiple choice and 4 short answer questions. Not difficult. Requires some critical thinking and knowledge of poetic terms that students have been doing for over a week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Test on poetry on Friday, May 21st. We have been working on a poetry booklet for a week now and most students have it completed or near completion. Review on Thursday. Test comprised of one poem, 5 multiple choice and 4 short answer questions. Not difficult. Requires some critical thinking and knowledge of poetic terms that students have been doing for over a week.
April 20, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
The Outsiders novel has just been completed. We will have a
i) Listening Quiz tomorrow (Wednesday)
ii) Quiz on the entire novel (multiple choice) Thursday
iii) Movie showing on Friday and Monday. We decided to have pizza on Friday as class is in period 5. Students asked to bring in what they can money wise ($1.00 - $5.00).
iv) Assignment scheduled for next week - alternate book cover.
Poetry is the next unit of study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
The Outsiders novel will be completed tomorrow (Wednesday). We will have a
i) Listening Quiz tomorrow (Wednesday) following the completion of the novel.
ii) Quiz on the entire novel (multiple choice) Thursday
iii) Movie showing on Monday and Tuesday.
iv) Assignment scheduled for next week - alternate book cover.
Poetry is the next unit of study.
Health
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students should have their Healthy Living assignments completed at this point. We just introduced the unit on 'Drug Awareness'. We have watched a number of pertinent videos and students will be tasked to research a particular drug and provide insight/info on such. All requirements for the assignment are posted in Google Classroom. This will be presented in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will conclude in the coming days. We are almost finished the reading of the play. We will view the rest of the movie version and the students will:
i) receive a quiz on ACTS IV and V.
ii) Do a representing evaluation on who they think is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. (Wanted Poster)
iii) Writing piece pertaining to theme and tragic hero.
Poetry is the next unit of study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will conclude in the coming days. We are almost finished the reading of the play. We will view the rest of the movie version and the students will:
i) receive a quiz on ACTS IV and V.
ii) Do a representing evaluation on who they think is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. (Wanted Poster)
iii) Writing piece pertaining to theme and tragic hero.
Poetry is the next unit of study.
April 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Quiz on chapters 7-9 in the novel, 'The Outsiders' on Friday, April 16th. We have been reading the novel aloud in class and critiquing every aspect. A quiz on the entire novel will follow once we finish chapter 12. As well, an assignment (representing) and listening activity will be completed in the coming weeks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Quiz on ACT III of Romeo and Juliet tomorrow, Friday, April 16th. We have been reading the play in class. After each ACT we watch the 1968 movie version and then quiz the ACT. After Friday two more ACTs left. There will also be a few assignments following the ACT quizzes in this unit.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Quiz on chapters 7-9 in the novel, 'The Outsiders' on Monday, April 19th. We have been reading the novel aloud in class and critiquing every aspect. A quiz on the entire novel will follow once we finish chapter 12. As well, an assignment (representing) and a listening activity will be completed in the coming weeks.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Quiz on ACT III of Romeo and Juliet Monday, April 19th. We have been reading the play in class. After each ACT we watch the 1968 movie version and then quiz the ACT. After Friday two more ACTs left. There will also be a few assignments following the ACT quizzes in this unit.
March 30, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Quiz on the novel, 'The Outsiders' chapters 4-6 tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31st. Many resources on Google Classroom for study purposes. Students should also look at Kahoot and do some sample quizzes on chapters 4-6.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Quiz on the novel, 'The Outsiders' chapters 4-6 tomorrow, Wednesday, March 31st. Many resources on Google Classroom for study purposes. Students should also look at Kahoot and do some sample quizzes on chapters 4-6.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Quiz on Romeo and Juliet ACT II Thursday, April 1st. See Google Classroom for resources for study purposes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Quiz on Romeo and Juliet ACT II Thursday, April 1st. See Google Classroom for resources for study purposes.
March 21, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
The Outsiders Quiz on chapters 1-3 inclusive on Tuesday, March 23rd. 40 multiple choice to be taken through Google Forms. Refer to Google Classroom for resources to study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
The Outsiders Quiz on chapters 1-3 inclusive on Wednesday, March 24th. 40 multiple choice to be taken through Google Forms. Refer to Google Classroom for resources to study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Romeo and Juliet ACT I quiz on Wednesday, March 24th. Use the text, Sparknotes.com and the resources in Google Classroom to study. We will do a review on Tuesday for the quiz.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Romeo and Juliet ACT I quiz on Wednesday, March 24th. Use the text, Sparknotes.com and the resources in Google Classroom to study. We will do a review on Tuesday for the quiz.
February 10, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students of 8-1. Google Classroom has all posts and attached documents for material covered in English. Things we have been doing in English the past week are:
a) Visual - WWF picture. Study the visual and do questions. Added another document to aid in answering questions.
b) Independent Novel # 2. Students should be reading their novels at home and on scheduled reading days in class. The assignment for independent novel # 2 is a 'Theme Spread'. It is posted on Google Classroom. Students have been shown examples of the 'Theme Spread' in class (e.g. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Wonka Bar).
3. Gander (9-11) Ripple Effect Documentary - students were shown a documentary (on Google Class). They can also read p.8 in their 'Home Grown' booklets. Do assigned questions on Google Classroom.
4. Biographies should be completed by now. If not get it done and submitted please. Document your sources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Students of 8-7. Google Classroom has all posts and attached documents for material covered in English. Things we have been doing in English the past week are:
a) Visual - WWF picture. Study the visual and do questions. Added another document to aid in answering questions.
b) Independent Novel # 2. Students should be reading their novels at home and on scheduled reading days in class. The assignment for independent novel # 2 is a 'Theme Spread'. It is posted on Google Classroom. Students have been shown examples of the 'Theme Spread' in class (e.g. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Wonka Bar).
3. Gander (9-11) Ripple Effect Documentary - students were shown a documentary (see Google Class). They can also read p.8 in their 'Home Grown' booklets. Do assigned questions on Google Classroom.
4. Biographies should be completed by now. If not get it done and submitted please. Document your sources.
February 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reading Friday tomorrow. February 5th. Students to bring their novels to class for silent reading. The next independent novel assignment: 'Theme Spread' has been posted to Google Classroom for student perusal. Over the next two weeks students will be expected to finish reading their respective novels and then work on the collage/theme spread.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Reading Monday February 8th. Students to bring their novels to class for silent reading. The next independent novel assignment: 'Theme Spread' has been posted to Google Classroom for student perusal. Over the next two weeks students will be expected to finish reading their respective novels and then work on the collage/theme spread.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Reading Friday, tomorrow, February 5th. Students to bring their novels to class for silent reading. The next independent novel assignment: 'Collage Book Project' will be posted to Google Classroom tomorrow for student perusal. Over the next two weeks students will be expected to finish reading their respective novels and then work on the collage.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Reading Friday, tomorrow. February 5th. Students to bring their novels to class for silent reading. The next independent novel assignment: 'Collage Book Project' will be posted to Google Classroom tomorrow for student perusal. Over the next two weeks students will be expected to finish reading their respective novels and then work on the collage.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
There are still a few students in 8-1 who have not yet submitted their agreement form for the Google Chromebooks that the Department of Education (DOE) will provide to students. Please get them in at your earliest convenience. An email went to parents/guardians, however, should you require a hard copy of the agreement form email me or have your child ask for one at the office. Students who already have a device from the DOE may not qualify for these chromebooks.
Thanks,
January 26, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Wednesday and Friday, January 27th & 29th, will be reading days. Students must bring in their independent novels to read during class time. By mid February students will be expected to have read their respective novels and do an assignment. Ensure you bring novels with you.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Wednesday and Friday, January 27th & 29th, will be reading days. Students must bring in their independent novels to read during class time. By mid February students will be expected to have read their respective novels and do an assignment. Ensure you bring novels with you.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Wednesday and Friday, January 27th & 29th, will be reading days. Students must bring in their independent novels to read during class time. By mid February students will be expected to have read their respective novels and do an assignment. Ensure you bring novels with you.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Wednesday and Friday, January 27th & 29th, will be reading days. Students must bring in their independent novels to read during class time. By mid February students will be expected to have read their respective novels and do an assignment. Ensure you bring novels with you.
January 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Hi Parents/Guardians,
Happy New Year. In kicking off 2021 students in grade 9 are doing:
1. Narratives - each student has selected a picture to write a short story (500-750 words). The template in doing assignment is on Google Classroom. Students will avail of chromebooks and the computer lab. Hence, important to be productive during these sessions or work will need to be completed at home. Due date: January 29th.
2. We are doing our second independent novel of the school year. Students have been given opportunity to go to the library for a novel while others elected to bring a novel from home. The next 3-4 weeks will see 'Reading Fridays'. Students expected to have their novels on hand. This will be followed by a 'collage' assignment.
3. Prior to Xmas we did a 'Photo Story' assignment. The template is on Google Classroom for students perusal. A number of students have yet to submit this assignment. It will be marked. Please submit. Pictures for said assignment can be taken with a camera or taken off the internet. The pictures need to tell a story as the writing component is only 250-300 words. Any questions please email.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Hi Parents/Guardians,
Happy New Year. In kicking off 2021 students in grade 9 are doing:
1. Narratives - each student has selected a picture to write a short story (500-750 words). The template in doing assignment is on Google Classroom. Students will avail of chromebooks and the computer lab. Hence, important to be productive during these sessions or work will need to be completed at home. Due date: January 29th.
2. We are doing our second independent novel of the school year. Students have been given opportunity to go to the library for a novel while others elected to bring a novel from home. The next 3-4 weeks will see 'Reading Fridays'. Students expected to have their novels on hand. This will be followed by a 'collage' assignment.
3. Prior to Xmas we did a 'Photo Story' assignment. The template is on Google Classroom for students perusal. A number of students have yet to submit this assignment. It will be marked. Please submit. Pictures for said assignment can be taken with a camera or taken off the internet. The pictures need to tell a story as the writing component is only 250-300 words. Any questions please email.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Hi Parents/Guardians,
Happy New Year. In kicking off 2021 students in grade 8 are doing:
1. Biographies - each student has selected a person who has made a positive and significant contribution to society. They have been given a template to do the assignment. We will utilize chromebooks and the computer lab. Students who are too idle during these periods will have to finish the assignment at home. All info on Google Classroom. Due date: January 29th
2. Independent Novel #2 has commenced. All students were given opportunity to get a novel from the library. Some elected to bring a novel from home. We will be doing silent reading every Friday for the next 3-4 weeks. This will be followed by an assignment - Theme Spread. This will be posted on google Classroom in the next week or so.
3. Prior to Xmas we did Story Telling. This assignment had students follow the template of a fairy tale but using the point of view of a different character. E.g. Goldilocks point of view instead of the bears. Pictures and writing the focus of assignment. A number of students have it passed in while others do not. This will be marked.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Hi Parents/Guardians,
Happy New Year. In kicking off 2021 students in grade 8 are doing:
1. Biographies - each student has selected a person who has made a positive and significant contribution to society. They have been given a template to do the assignment. We will utilize chromebooks and the computer lab. Students who are too idle during these periods will have to finish the assignment at home. All info on Google Classroom. Due date: January 29th
2. Independent Novel #2 has commenced. All students were given opportunity to get a novel from the library. Some elected to bring a novel from home. We will be doing silent reading every Friday for the next 3-4 weeks. This will be followed by an assignment - Theme Spread. This will be posted on google Classroom in the next week or so.
3. Prior to Xmas we did Story Telling. This assignment had students follow the template of a fairy tale but using the point of view of a different character. E.g. Goldilocks point of view instead of the bears. Pictures and writing the focus of assignment. A number of students have it passed in while others do not. This will be marked.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Chromebooks to Students:
Chromebooks will be distributed in the next month. Prior to students receiving the device they need to read the agreement sent out on the school's website. The four page document contains three pages of the literature outlining the agreement and the fourth page requiring parent and student signatures. This fourth page is required prior to student getting device. Should your child require a hard (paper) please advise.
November 30, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students have finished reading their independent novels over a six week period. Students have utilized chromebooks at school to prepare and compile their 'Interview' questions for oral presentation. Two marks to be given: Speaking Grade and a Reading Grade. Students not ready to present will face a deduction (-1 mark daily). Assignment valued out of 40. Next topic is a process writing piece.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
Students have finished reading their independent novels over a six week period. Students have utilized chromebooks at school to prepare and compile their 'Interview' questions for oral presentation. Two marks to be given: Speaking Grade and a Reading Grade. Students not ready to present will face a deduction (-1 mark daily). Assignment valued out of 40. Next topic is a process writing piece.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Students have finished reading their independent novels over a six week period. Students have utilized chromebooks at school to prepare and compile their 'Book Talk' questions for oral presentation. Follow the template on Google Classroom. Two marks to be given: Speaking Grade and a Reading Grade. Students not ready to present will face a deduction (-1 mark daily). Assignment valued out of 45. Next topic is narrative writing.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Parent-Teacher Interviews will be on December 10th. Students will be dismissed at 11:21am. The P/T interview schedule is from 12:30-6:30pm.

Adopt a Senior is back for Xmas. Every homeroom (30 in total)) at MDJH collects money to buy approx. 30 seniors from St. Patrick's Mercy Home a gift. Many seniors have little family around at Xmas. Covid-19 is certainly not helping. As such, receiving a gift or two from MDJH certainly goes a long way to brightening their Xmas. Donations will be collected by homeroom teachers until December 11th.

MDJH Annual Book Fair is now gone virtual. See the following links:
a) https://mdjh.info/
b)https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5150869
November 23, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students should be finishing up their independent novels. We have provided four (4) reading periods in class. In class presentations (Book Talks) will commence later this week for students. All essential items are on Google Classroom for students re: requirements for their presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Students should be finishing up their independent novels. We have provided four (4) reading periods in class. In class presentations (Book Talks) will commence later this week for students. All essential items are on Google Classroom for students re: requirements for their presentations.
November 4, 2020
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Just a reminder to Parents/Guardians that a flu vaccination permission form was sent home last week. If you wish to have your child receive the flu shot please turn in said permission form by Friday. Note: the HCN # on the top of permission form is the MCP #.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
We just finished doing a 'Novel Study' and are finishing up with a writing activity on three different 'Book Covers' of the novel. Students also had to select one of the main characters in the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' and create a character sketch. Some students have this handed in while others will have to complete it at home - ample time given to finish in class, now homework. We are starting a process writing piece as of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. This will take approx. 4 classes and students will have to write a 'Feature News Article' from a list of topics. All assigned work can be viewed on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
We just finished doing a 'Novel Study' and are finishing up with a writing activity on three different 'Book Covers' of the novel. Students also had to select one of the main characters in the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' and create a character sketch. Most students have this handed in while a few will have to complete it at home - ample time given to finish in class, now homework. We are starting a process writing piece as of Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. This will take approx. 4 classes and students will have to write a 'Feature News Article' from a list of topics. All assigned work can be viewed on Google Classroom.
October 30, 2020
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students have received permission forms today, Friday, October 30th for the flu vaccine. Should you wish for your child to receive a flu shot at school please fill out the permission form and return to school no later than Friday, November 6th. Flu shots are scheduled for December 7-9 inclusive here at MDJH. No permission form = no flu shot. Completed forms please return to homeroom teacher.
October 19, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Test this week on the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice'.
Thursday: Selected Response component - multiple choice and fill in the blanks.
Friday: Constructed Response component - essay question on either i) character development, ii) conflict or iii) theme.
Students to study their questions and review sheets done in class this week. Refer to Google Classroom for all handouts.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Test this week on the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice'.
Thursday: Selected Response component - multiple choice and fill in the blanks.
Friday: Constructed Response component - essay question on either i) character development, ii) conflict or iii) theme.
Students to study their questions and review sheets done in class this week. Refer to Google Classroom for all handouts.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Jamarama Day this Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Students urged to wear their PJ's and donate a loonie or twonie to support the Janeway.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students have finished the science fiction/dystopian novel, 'The Giver'. They have watched the movie and are responsible for the following:
i) Booklet with assigned questions - complete it.
ii)Critique of the novel and movie. Complete assignment.
iii) Test prep. (Best interest to complete it)
Test:
Part A - Multiple Choice/Fill Ins Monday, October, 26th, Day 5
Part B: Essay Question, Tuesday, October 27th, Day 6
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Students have finished the science fiction/dystopian novel, 'The Giver'. They are responsible for the following:
i) Booklet with assigned questions - complete it.
ii) Test prep. (Best interest to complete it)
Test:
Part A - Multiple Choice/Fill Ins Monday, October, 26th, Day 5
Part B: Essay Question, Tuesday, October 27th, Day 6
September 29, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Parents/Guardians,
We are currently reading the local novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. I have posted items on Google Classroom for students. We are reading the novel in class and students are being asked to read aloud on occasion. Chapter 6 will be completed in the coming days and students will receive a quiz on Friday on chapters 4- 6. Students are urged to take the novel home and complete chapter questions a few times per week. Class time will be provided but inevitably insufficient time will result in students having to do assigned work at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Parents/Guardians,
We are currently reading the local novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. I have posted items on Google Classroom for students. We are reading the novel in class and students are being asked to read aloud on occasion. Chapter 6 will be completed in the coming days and students will receive a quiz on Friday on chapters 4- 6. Students are urged to take the novel home and complete chapter questions a few times per week. Class time will be provided but inevitably insufficient time will result in students having to do assigned work at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Parents/Guardians,
We are currently reading the dystopian novel, 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry. I have posted audio and PDF files as well as other resources on Google Classroom for students. We are reading the novel in class and students are being asked to read aloud on occasion. Students have received two separate booklets to complete. Booklet #1 should be completed by now. Booklet #2 will will be completed as we delve further into the novel. Students are urged to take the novel home and complete parts of the booklet including chapter questions a few times per week. Class time will be provided but inevitably insufficient time will result in students having to do assigned work at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (217)
Parents/Guardians,
We are currently reading the dystopian novel, 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry. I have posted audio and PDF files as well as other resources on Google Classroom for students. We are reading the novel in class and students are being asked to read aloud on occasion. Students have received two separate booklets to complete. Booklet #1 should be completed by now. Booklet #2 will will be completed as we delve further into the novel. Students are urged to take the novel home and complete parts of the booklet including chapter questions a few times per week. Class time will be provided but inevitably insufficient time will result in students having to do assigned work at home.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
We are doing a Google Slides assignment on the 'Rites of Passage'. Students have all the directions and template requirements on Google Classroom. We have access to computers on Wednesday and Friday. Students will be tasked with completing this assignment by Friday.
September 21, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
There will be a quiz tomorrow on chapters 1 - 3 of the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. We are into chapter 4 of the novel and have discussed many points, facts, and geographic points regarding the novel and St. John's and area in 1942. Students can take the novel home to review if the wish.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
There will be a quiz tomorrow on chapters 1 - 3 of the novel, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. We are into chapter 4 of the novel and have discussed many points, facts, and geographic points regarding the novel and St. John's and area in 1942. Students can take the novel home to review if the wish.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Most students have handed in their Network User Agreements. If you have not done so please get it in at your earliest convenience.
May 13, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Hi Students and Parents,

Hoping everyone is doing well as we adjust to a new norm for the unforeseeable future. Just want to reiterate to everyone that ZOOM Meetings will continue to take place twice a week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 12:00 noon for grade 8's.

Work will continue to be assigned via Google Classroom. We just finished the novel, 'The Outsiders', in grade 8. All assigned work that students attempt will be graded. Should a student's average remain the same or improve it will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark decrease one's average it will not be entered.

Please keep in mind that learning will continue and the curriculum in the English course will be covered. The goal for doing such is to give each student every advantage as they transition into the next grade. A number of students have been active and participating in both the video conferencing sessions and completing assigned work via Google Classroom. Some students have not been active on video conferencing but are doing assigned work on Google Classroom. Both are acceptable and beneficial for students.
However, if a student is not participating in any form of educational activity - for example the core subjects (math, science, English, social studies, French) they may put themselves at a disadvantage:
1) not participating results in student not being able to improve one's average
2) students at risk of failing or currently not passing have an opportunity to do assignments to improve one's mark. There are students who need to engage and they are not.

Parents are urged to check with their child(ren) to ensure they are engaged and active with their academics. Teachers at MDJH have been posting regularly on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Hi Students and Parents,

Hoping everyone is doing well as we adjust to a new norm for the unforeseeable future. Just want to reiterate to everyone that ZOOM Meetings will continue to take place twice a week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 12:00 noon for grade 8's.

Work will continue to be assigned via Google Classroom. We just finished the novel, 'The Outsiders', in grade 8. All assigned work that students attempt will be graded. Should a student's average remain the same or improve it will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark decrease one's average it will not be entered.

Please keep in mind that learning will continue and the curriculum in the English course will be covered. The goal for doing such is to give each student every advantage as they transition into the next grade. A number of students have been active and participating in both the video conferencing sessions and completing assigned work via Google Classroom. Some students have not been active on video conferencing but are doing assigned work on Google Classroom. Both are acceptable and beneficial for students.
However, if a student is not participating in any form of educational activity - for example the core subjects (math, science, English, social studies, French) they may put themselves at a disadvantage:
1) not participating results in student not being able to improve one's average
2) students at risk of failing or currently not passing have an opportunity to do assignments to improve one's mark. There are students who need to engage and they are not.

Parents are urged to check with their child(ren) to ensure they are engaged and active with their academics. Teachers at MDJH have been posting regularly on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Hi Students and Parents,

Hoping everyone is doing well as we adjust to a new norm for the unforeseeable future. Just want to reiterate to everyone that ZOOM Meetings will continue to take place twice a week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1:00 PM for Grade 9's.
Work will continue to be assigned via Google Classroom. We just finished 'Romeo and Juliet' in grade 9. All assigned work that students attempt will be graded. Should a student's average remain the same or improve it will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark decrease one's average it will not be entered.

Please keep in mind that learning will continue and the curriculum in the English course will be covered. The goal for doing such is to give each student every advantage as they transition into the next grade. A number of students have been active and participating in both the video conferencing sessions and completing assigned work via Google Classroom.

Some students have not been active on video conferencing but are doing assigned work on Google Classroom. Both are acceptable and beneficial for students.
However, if a student is not participating in any form of educational activity - for example the core subjects (math, science, English, social studies, French) they may put themselves at a disadvantage:
1) not participating results in student not being able to improve one's average
2) students at risk of failing or currently not passing have an opportunity to do assignments to improve one's mark. There are students who need to engage and they are not.

Parents are urged to check with their child(ren) to ensure they are engaged and active with their academics. Teachers at MDJH have been posting regularly on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Hi Students and Parents,

Hoping everyone is doing well as we adjust to a new norm for the unforeseeable future. Just want to reiterate to everyone that ZOOM Meetings will continue to take place twice a week:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1:00 PM for Grade 9's.
Work will continue to be assigned via Google Classroom. We just finished 'Romeo and Juliet' in grade 9. All assigned work that students attempt will be graded. Should a student's average remain the same or improve it will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark decrease one's average it will not be entered.

Please keep in mind that learning will continue and the curriculum in the English course will be covered. The goal for doing such is to give each student every advantage as they transition into the next grade. A number of students have been active and participating in both the video conferencing sessions and completing assigned work via Google Classroom. Some students have not been active on video conferencing but are doing assigned work on Google Classroom. Both are acceptable and beneficial for students.
However, if a student is not participating in any form of educational activity - for example the core subjects (math, science, English, social studies, French) they may put themselves at a disadvantage:
1) not participating results in student not being able to improve one's average
2) students at risk of failing or currently not passing have an opportunity to do assignments to improve one's mark. There are students who need to engage and they are not.

Parents are urged to check with their child(ren) to ensure they are engaged and active with their academics. Teachers at MDJH have been posting regularly on Google Classroom.
May 6, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 7th @ 12:00 noon. Any questions regarding the novel, 'The Outsiders' should be asked at this time. Will post a new comprehensive recovery assignment for grade 8 English students. Ten days to complete from posting. Great opportunity to improve English average and to continue with learning.
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 7th @ 12:00 noon. Any questions regarding the novel, 'The Outsiders' should be asked at this time. Will post a new comprehensive recovery assignment for grade 8 English students. Ten days to complete from posting. Great opportunity to improve English average and to continue with learning.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 7th @ 1:00 PM. Any questions regarding the drama, 'Romeo and Juliet' should be asked at this time. Will post a new comprehensive recovery assignment for grade 9 English students. Ten days to complete from posting. Great opportunity to improve English average and to continue with learning.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 7th @ 1:00 PM. Any questions regarding the drama, 'Romeo and Juliet' should be asked at this time. Will post a new comprehensive recovery assignment for grade 9 English students. Ten days to complete from posting. Great opportunity to improve English average and to continue with learning.
April 24, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Parents,
Have emailed both students and parents. If you did not receive the email please check your spam folder.
CONTENTS:
Both grade 9 English classes for Mr. Squires will meet via ZOOM video conferencing on Monday, April 27th at 12:30 PM. We will discuss and review ACT 4 & 5 of Romeo and Juliet. This will be followed by a quiz like you have been doing all along and an assignment. When R & J is completed students will be given a comprehensive assignment encompassing multiple sections. The purpose is to allow students opportunity to improve their mark. This is not Romeo and Juliet related but something different.

As mentioned in a previous email, you will be marked on all material up to March 13th. Students wishing to improve their mark after this date can do so by completing assigned work. When such work gets corrected and your English average increases or remains the same the mark will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark you receive bring your average in English down it will show in PowerSchool as 'Collected' but the mark will not be entered.

Please refer to Google Classroom for all documents and links for assigned work. Invitations to video conference are also on Google Classroom. If students are only coming online now I urge you to read all posts since the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Parents,
Have emailed both students and parents. If you did not receive the email please check your spam folder.
CONTENTS:
Both grade 9 English classes for Mr. Squires will meet via ZOOM video conferencing on Monday, April 27th at 12:30 PM. We will discuss and review ACT 4 & 5 of Romeo and Juliet. This will be followed by a quiz like you have been doing all along and an assignment. When R & J is completed students will be given a comprehensive assignment encompassing multiple sections. The purpose is to allow students opportunity to improve their mark. This is not Romeo and Juliet related but something different.

As mentioned in a previous email, you will be marked on all material up to March 13th. Students wishing to improve their mark after this date can do so by completing assigned work. When such work gets corrected and your English average increases or remains the same the mark will be entered in PowerSchool. Should the mark you receive bring your average in English down it will show in PowerSchool as 'Collected' but the mark will not be entered.

Please refer to Google Classroom for all documents and links for assigned work. Invitations to video conference are also on Google Classroom. If students are only coming online now I urge you to read all posts since the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.
April 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Mr. Squires sent a mass email to parents and students re: updated information for MDJH. If you do not receive the email you should check your 'spam folder' as some email platforms will classify it as 'spam'.
We will be taking a break from online video conferencing and Google Classroom posts until after the Easter break. 'The Outsiders' novel however, should be read in its entirety. We will follow up with a quiz and assignment after Easter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Mr. Squires sent a mass email to parents and students re: updated information for MDJH. If you do not receive the email you should check your 'spam folder' as some email platforms will classify it as 'spam'.
We will be taking a break from online video conferencing and Google Classroom posts until after the Easter break. 'The Outsiders' novel however, should be read in its entirety. We will follow up with a quiz and assignment after Easter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Mr. Squires sent a mass email to parents and students re: updated information for MDJH. If you do not receive the email you should check your 'spam folder' as some email platforms will classify it as 'spam'.
We will be taking a break from online video conferencing and Google Classroom posts until after the Easter break. 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 and quiz should be completed. We will do ACT 4 and 5 after Easter.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Mr. Squires sent a mass email to parents and students re: updated information for MDJH. If you do not receive the email you should check your 'spam folder' as some email platforms will classify it as 'spam'.
We will be taking a break from online video conferencing and Google Classroom posts until after the Easter break. 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 3 and quiz should be completed. We will do ACT 4 and 5 after Easter.
March 11, 2020
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Parents/Guardians,
The math department are celebrating Pi Week. There are fun activities throughout the week reinforcing mathematical concepts. Students have opportunities to win ballots and have their name drawn for prizes. It culminates on Friday with cakes/pies auctioned off to homerooms. Proceeds go to the purchase of chrome books for the math department and the WE foundation of which MDJH supports. The 8-1 homeroom asks:
i) If you would like to donate a cake or pie for the auction please visit the schools website. Donations can be dropped off on Thursday evening 6-9 PM at the school or Friday morning.
ii) Students are asked to donate $$ to participate in the auction on Friday. All classes will receive at least one cake. Homeroom classes get to select their cake based on the amount of money they bring into homeroom. Hence, class with most money donated select first and so forth.
Students can donate through their homeroom teacher.
February 13, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
The renewed date for the 8-7 English test is Friday, February 14th (period 3).
February 7, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
TEST next week (Thursday, Feb. 13th) stemming from the unit on 'Short Story'. Students will be given an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice (2 marks each) and a long answer question (10 marks). Students will receive review on Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 10 - 11)
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
TEST next week (Wednesday, Feb. 12th) stemming from the unit on 'Short Story'. Students will be given an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice (2 marks each) and a long answer question (10 marks). Students will receive review on Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 10 - 11)
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
TEST in two weeks (Tuesday, Feb. 18th) stemming from the unit on 'Short Story'. Students will be given an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice (2 marks each) and a long answer question (10 marks). Students will receive review late next week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
TEST in two weeks (Tuesday, Feb. 18th) stemming from the unit on 'Short Story'. Students will be given an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice (2 marks each) and a long answer question (10 marks). Students will receive review late next week.
February 5, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Reminder to English classes that Friday is 'Reading Friday' and all students need to bring their independent novels to class. Should a student have their respective novel completed or in some cases left 'home' you are expected to read - bring something or you will be assigned reading material. The deadline for the second independent novel assignment is February 21st. Students MUST have their novel read and by the 26th of February be prepared to present their collage in class. Please see Google Classroom for all the particulars of the assignment. Follow directions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Reminder to English classes that Friday is 'Reading Friday' and all students need to bring their independent novels to class. Should a student have their respective novel completed or in some cases left 'home' you are expected to read - bring something or you will be assigned reading material. The deadline for the second independent novel assignment is February 21st. Students MUST have their novel read and by the 26th of February be prepared to present their collage in class. Please see Google Classroom for all the particulars of the assignment. Follow directions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reminder to English classes that Friday is 'Reading Friday' and all students need to bring their independent novels to class. Should a student have their respective novel completed or in some cases left 'home' you are expected to read - bring something or you will be assigned reading material. The deadline for the second independent novel assignment is February 21st. Students MUST have their novel read and by the 26th of February be prepared to present their 'theme spread' in class. Please see Google Classroom for all the particulars of the assignment. Follow directions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Reminder to English classes that Friday is 'Reading Friday' and all students need to bring their independent novels to class. Should a student have their respective novel completed or in some cases left 'home' you are expected to read - bring something or you will be assigned reading material. The deadline for the second independent novel assignment is February 21st. Students MUST have their novel read and by the 26th of February be prepared to present their 'theme spread' in class. Please see Google Classroom for all the particulars of the assignment. Follow directions.
January 29, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
A reminder to students that this coming Friday,January 31st, during English class there will be a spelling bee. Study guides have been posted on Google Classroom along with more information pertaining to the Scripps' Spelling Bee competition. Each class will have two winners that advance to the school play downs. This is a volunteer event but all students will be asked to compete in the classroom event.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 120
A reminder to students that this coming Friday,January 31st, during English class there will be a spelling bee. Study guides have been posted on Google Classroom along with more information pertaining to the Scripps' Spelling Bee competition. Each class will have two winners that advance to the school play downs. This is a volunteer event but all students will be asked to compete in the classroom event.
January 15, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reminder to students to bring their novels to class tomorrow, Thursday, January 16th. You will be reading your novel. This is your second independent novel of the year. Assignment for this novel will be posted on Google Classroom in coming days.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1 (206)
Reminder to students to bring their novels to class tomorrow, Thursday, January 16th. You will be reading your novel. This is your second independent novel of the year. Assignment for this novel will be posted on Google Classroom in coming days.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Reminder to students to bring their novels to class tomorrow, Thursday, January 16th. You will be reading your novel. This is your second independent novel of the year. Assignment for this novel will be posted on Google Classroom in coming days.
December 9, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students/Parents have two reminders:
1. 50/50 tickets are due tomorrow whether sold or not. Please bring in tickets and money if applicable.
2. We have a few days left for the Xmas 'Adopt a Senior' event. At present we have two pairs of pajama pants and two packages of socks for our male senior. This is the extent of his wish list but we plan to buy toiletries and some stocking stuffers to go along with the gift. We ask students to donate spare change towards this worthy cause. Thank you to those students who already contributed.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students reminded of their test on the novel, 'After the War' tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10th:
Part 1 (Multiple Choice)
Part 2: Wednesday, December 11th Essay Question. Please can refer to their hard copy notes/review or Google Classroom.
December 5, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
TEST Tuesday, December 10th. This is PART 1 of a 2 part test. Comprised of selected response (objectives). Part 2 (essay question) will be on Wednesday, December 11th.The class have finished the novel study unit. We completed the historical fiction novel, 'After the War'. We have done an exhaustive review and resources are posted on Google Classroom. With study and review students should be well versed to do well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
TEST Tuesday, December 10th. This is PART 1 of a 2 part test. Comprised of selected response (objectives). Part 2 (essay question) will be on Wednesday, December 11th.The class have finished the novel study unit. We completed the historical fiction novel, 'After the War'. We have done an exhaustive review and resources are posted on Google Classroom. With study and review students should be well versed to do well.
December 2, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students reminded to donate to our 'Adopt a Senior' for Christmas project. Thanks to those who have donated already. We will be signing a card tomorrow for our homeroom senior.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students in 9-4 have a test on the novel, 'After the War' next week. Part A of the test will be on Tuesday, December 10th (Objectives/Selected Response). Part B will be on Wednesday, December 11th (Essay Question/Constructed Response). Students have all handouts on Google Classroom and have received a hard copy of such today. The classes this week will focus on review and prepping for the essay questions. Hence, student input and participation important.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Students in 9-8 have a test on the novel, 'After the War' next week. Part A of the test will be on Wednesday, December 11th (Objectives/Selected Response). Part B will be on Thursday, December 12th (Essay Question / Constructed Response). Students have all handouts on Google Classroom and have received a hard copy of such today. The classes this week will focus on review and prepping for the essay questions. Hence, student input and participation important.
November 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Students need to read the novel 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice'. Read up to and including chapter 16. We will finish the novel in class tomorrow and start review for testing next week.
November 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students doing novel study unit. Title of novel is, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice (CMO,CMT) by Janet McNaughton. We are reading aloud in class. Tests:
a) Objectives (Selected Response) on Tuesday, December 3rd in period 1
b) Essay question (Constructed Response) on Wednesday, December 4th in period 1.
See Google Classroom for review materials. Students will be given hard copy of review materials in class as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Students doing novel study unit. Title of novel is, 'Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice (CMO,CMT) by Janet McNaughton. We are reading aloud in class. Tests:
a) Objectives (Selected Response) on Wednesday, December 4th in period 3
b) Essay question (Constructed Response) on Thursday, December 5th in period 1.
See Google Classroom for review materials. Students will be given hard copy of review materials in class as well.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Christmas 'Adopt a Senior'. All homerooms at MDJH are participating. We are assigned a senior from St. Patrick's Mercy Home and tasked with fulfilling their Xmas wish list. HR 8-1 has a male who would like PJ Bottoms (size large) and black socks. Students are asked to donate $2.00 - $5.00 in their homeroom or bring in items. Monies are used to buy wish lists gifts and smaller items like: cheesies, mini cans of drink, deodorant, body wash, nail polish etc... . Joyeux Noel!

November 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
We are reading the historical novel 'Catch me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. It is a local novel set in 1942. Novel will be read aloud in class. We will have listening and content quizzes throughout. Preparation for such is done during class. Class discussions will abound with resource materials to provide understanding of St. John's during World War II. Test date for this unit will be December 3 or 4. Date will be determined in the coming week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
We are reading the historical novel 'Catch me Once, Catch Me Twice' by Janet McNaughton. It is a local novel set in 1942. Novel will be read aloud in class. We will have listening and content quizzes throughout. Preparation for such is done during class. Class discussions will abound with resource materials to provide understanding of St. John's during World War II. Test date for this unit will be December 3 or 4. Date will be determined in the coming week.
October 24, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Pajama tomorrow, Friday. Bring $2.00 to support the Janeway.
October 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
TEST in English for 8-1 on Wednesday, October 23rd. Comprised of an unseen short story or informational text followed by 5 multiple choice and 2 questions (one multi paragraph and the other one paragraph). We will do review in class and post on Google Classroom for students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
TEST in English for 8-7 on Friday, October 25th. Comprised of an unseen short story or informational text followed by 5 multiple choice and 2 questions (one multi paragraph and the other one paragraph). We will do review in class and post on Google Classroom for students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
TEST in English for 9-4 on Tuesday, October 22nd. Comprised of an unseen short story or informational text followed by 5 multiple choice and 2 questions (one multi paragraph and the other - one paragraph). We will do review in class and post on Google Classroom for students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
TEST in English for 9-8 on Tuesday, October 22nd. Comprised of an unseen short story or informational text followed by 5 multiple choice and 2 questions (one multi paragraph and the other - one paragraph). We will do review in class and post on Google Classroom for students.
October 8, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Thanksgiving Day Food Drive - could all students in HR 8-1 bring in one or more non perishable food items to contribute to The Community Food Sharing Association.
Thanks
September 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students should have their independent novels read by now. Two computer lab times given this week (Monday and Tuesday) so students can prepare for their oral presentation in class. Using the template in Google Classroom / Google Slides students will create a 'Story Map' of the novel they read. Marks will be given for 'speaking', 'representing', and reading. Presentations for 8-1 start on Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Students should have their independent novels read by now. Two computer lab times given this week (Monday and Wednesday) so students can prepare for their oral presentation in class. Using the template in Google Classroom / Google Slides students will create a 'Story Map' of the novel they read. Marks will be given for 'speaking', 'representing', and reading. Presentations for 8-7 start on Tuesday, October 8th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
Students should have their independent novels read by now. Two computer lab times given this week (Monday and Tuesday) so students can prepare for their oral presentation in class. Using the template in Google Classroom students will participate in a 'Book Talk' of the novel they read. Marks will be given for 'speaking', 'representing', and reading. Presentations for 9-4 start on Wednesday, October 2nd. All students should be prepared for the Book Talks this week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
Students should have their independent novels read by now. Two computer lab times given this week (Monday and Tuesday) so students can prepare for their oral presentation in class. Using the template in Google Classroom students will participate in a 'Book Talk' of the novel they read. Marks will be given for 'speaking', 'representing', and reading. Presentations for 9-8 start on Thursday, October 3rd. All students should be prepared for the Book Talks this week.
September 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
READING FRIDAY (Reminder)
Students please bring your novels to class to read during English period.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
READING FRIDAY (Reminder)
Students please bring your novels to class to read during English period.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
READING FRIDAY (Reminder)
Students please bring your novels to class to read during English period.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8 (225)
READING FRIDAY (Reminder)
Students please bring your novels to class to read during English period.
September 9, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(125)
We started the unit on 'Courage'. We read a persuasive essay titled, 'What's Courage?' Students have a handout that needs to be done for homework. Keep reading your novels.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
We started the unit titled, 'Global Citizenship'. Students had to observe, look and study the picture on page one of the text. A handout was distributed and students need to complete for HW. Keep reading your novels.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
We started the unit titled, 'Global Citizenship'. Students had to observe, look and study the picture on page one of the text. A handout was distributed and students need to complete for HW. Keep reading your novels.
September 5, 2019
September 4, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students to get their demographic sheet and computer user agreement filled out and signed by parent/guardian. Please return to homeroom by Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reading Friday starts in two days - September 6th. All students required to have a novel to bring to class. We have the library at school booked out for 15 minutes tomorrow for students to obtain a novel. There will be an assignment following. All novels to be read in 4 weeks. This will mean some reading at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-7(108B)
Reading Friday starts in two days - September 6th. All students required to have a novel to bring to class. We have the library at school booked out for 15 minutes tomorrow for students to obtain a novel. There will be an assignment following. All novels to be read in 4 weeks. This will mean some reading at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(109C)
Reading Friday starts in two days - September 6th. All students required to have a novel to bring to class. We have the library at school booked out for 15 minutes tomorrow for students to obtain a novel. There will be an assignment following. All novels to be read in 4 weeks. This will mean some reading at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-8(221)
Reading Friday starts in two days - September 6th. All students required to have a novel to bring to class. We have the library at school booked out for 15 minutes tomorrow for students to obtain a novel. There will be an assignment following. All novels to be read in 4 weeks. This will mean some reading at home.
June 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students in grade 8-1 have been given their third practice exam review. Much time has been spent doing review in class. Some students are using the time wisely while others are not. The exam review can be found on Google Classroom. It provides students with:
i) another exam review
ii) insight on how to interpret visuals - a template on the steps you should take when given a visual on the exam.
iii) terms associated with Art. The 'Elements of Art' are terms related to visuals that will benefit you when doing selected and constructed response questions in the 'Visual' category.
Refer to previous Google Classroom entry for exam schedule and classroom where you write.
GOOD LUCK
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students in grade 8-2 have been given their third practice exam review. Much time has been spent doing review in class. Some students are using the time wisely while others are not. The exam review can be found on Google Classroom. It provides students with:
i) another exam review
ii) insight on how to interpret visuals - a template on the steps you should take when given a visual on the exam.
iii) terms associated with Art. The 'Elements of Art' are terms related to visuals that will benefit you when doing selected and constructed response questions in the 'Visual' category.
Refer to previous Google Classroom entry for exam schedule and classroom where you write.
GOOD LUCK
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Students in grade 9-3 have been given their third practice exam review. Much time has been spent doing review in class. Some students are using the time wisely while others are not. The exam review can be found on Google Classroom. It provides students with:
i) another exam review
ii) insight on how to interpret visuals - a template on the steps you should take when given a visual on the exam.
iii) terms associated with Art. The 'Elements of Art' are terms related to visuals that will benefit you when doing selected and constructed response questions in the 'Visual' category.
Refer to previous Google Classroom entry for exam schedule and classroom where you write.
GOOD LUCK
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students in grade 9-6 have been given their third practice exam review. Much time has been spent doing review in class. Some students are using the time wisely while others are not. The exam review can be found on Google Classroom. It provides students with:
i) another exam review
ii) insight on how to interpret visuals - a template on the steps you should take when given a visual on the exam.
iii) terms associated with Art. The 'Elements of Art' are terms related to visuals that will benefit you when doing selected and constructed response questions in the 'Visual' category.
Refer to previous Google Classroom entry for exam schedule and classroom where you write.
GOOD LUCK
June 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students have been given review sheets for English in preparation for their exam - hard copy and electronically through Google Classroom.
Exam date: Thursday, June 20th 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:
Section A: Writing
(Demand)30 marks (45 minutes)
Section B: Reading
(Poetry) 30 marks (45 minutes)
Section C: Viewing
(Media) 20 marks (30 minutes)

STUDENTS MUST USE DARK BLUE OR BLACK INK. Come prepared as materials will not be supplied.

Class 8 - 1 will write in room 218/219 (Squires/Lambert) unless student receives accommodations then an IRT teacher will advise student where they will be writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students have been given review sheets for English in preparation for their exam - hard copy and electronically through Google Classroom.
Exam date: Thursday, June 20th 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:
Section A: Writing
(Demand)30 marks (45 minutes)
Section B: Reading
(Poetry) 30 marks (45 minutes)
Section C: Viewing
(Media) 20 marks (30 minutes)

STUDENTS MUST USE DARK BLUE OR BLACK INK. Come prepared as materials will not be supplied.

Class 8 - 2 will write in room 214 (Connolly) unless student receives accommodations then an IRT teacher will advise student where they will be writing.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Students have been given review sheets for English in preparation for their exam - hard copy and electronically through Google Classroom.

Exam date: Wednesday, June 19th from 11:50 AM - 1:50 PM. Homeroom 9 - 3 will write their English 9 Exam in ROOM 222 & 223 unless a student gets accommodations then an Instructional Resource Teacher (IRT) will advise said student where they will be writing. Added time of 10 minutes per hour allowed (20 mins. total). The exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:

Section A: Writing
(Demand) 30 marks (45 minutes)
Section B: Reading
(Informational Text) 30 marks (45 min)
Section C: Viewing
(Media) 20 marks (30 minutes)

Please be advised that students must write in dark BLUE or BLACK ink for their English exam. Come prepared as materials will not be supplied.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students have been given review sheets for English in preparation for their exam - hard copy and electronically through Google Classroom.

Exam date: Wednesday, June 19th from 11:50 AM - 1:50 PM. Homeroom 9 - 6 will write their English 9 Exam in ROOM 222 & 223 unless a student gets accommodations then an Instructional Resource Teacher (IRT) will advise said student where they will be writing. Added time of 10 minutes per hour allowed (20 mins. total). The exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:

Section A: Writing
(Demand) 30 marks (45 minutes)
Section B: Reading
(Informational Text) 30 marks (45 min)
Section C: Viewing
(Media) 20 marks (30 minutes)

Please be advised that students must write in dark BLUE or BLACK ink for their English exam. Come prepared as materials will not be supplied.
June 3, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Movie Review: Students given a class on how to do a movie review. Numerous resources have been provided via Google Classroom (slides, sample reviews, etc...). Class has viewed the Alfred Hitchcock 1954 suspense classic - Rear Window. The template has been provided and students must submit their movie review by Wednesday, June 5th. At least two classes have been in the computer lab allowing students to do it electronically.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Movie Review: Students given a class on how to do a movie review. Numerous resources have been provided via Google Classroom (slides, sample reviews, etc...). Class has viewed the Alfred Hitchcock 1954 suspense classic - Rear Window. The template has been provided and students must submit their movie review by Wednesday, June 5th. At least two classes have been in the computer lab allowing students to do it electronically.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Movie Review: Students given a class on how to do a movie review. Numerous resources have been provided via Google Classroom (slides, sample reviews, etc...). Class has viewed the Alfred Hitchcock 1954 suspense classic - Rear Window. The template has been provided and students must submit their movie review by Wednesday, June 5th. At least two classes have been in the computer lab allowing students to do it electronically.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Movie Review: Students given a class on how to do a movie review. Numerous resources have been provided via Google Classroom (slides, sample reviews, etc...). Class has viewed the Alfred Hitchcock 1954 suspense classic - Rear Window. The template has been provided and students must submit their movie review by Wednesday, June 5th. At least two classes have been in the computer lab allowing students to do it electronically.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Parents/Guardians: Link to the exam schedule is below.
https://mdjh.info/2019/04/17/june-exam-schedule/
Please be advised that school is open and students are expected in school during exams and the days following. Parents/guardians should advise the homeroom teacher via email/note should their son/daughter not be in school during any of these times.
May 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
The novel 'Flipped' by Wendelin Van Draanen has been read aloud in class and the movie viewed. Students have to complete a short booklet (8 pages) and a quiz using chromebooks. Hard copies of the booklet have been distributed and are due by Wednesday, May 29th. The quiz will be done in school by Friday, May 24th. Any students who have been absent during the reading of the novel are urged to take the novel home and read independently.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
The novel 'Flipped' by Wendelin Van Draanen has been read aloud in class and the movie viewed. Students have to complete a short booklet (8 pages) and a quiz using chromebooks. Hard copies of the booklet have been distributed and are due by Wednesday, May 29th. The quiz will be done in school by Friday, May 24th. Any students who have been absent during the reading of the novel are urged to take the novel home and read independently.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students have been doing poetry in class. Poems have been distributed in class and we have been doing them all week. Google Classroom has resource materials that are necessary for study purposes. POETRY will be on the exam and students need to use all poetry materials for study purposes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students have been doing poetry in class. Poems have been distributed in class and we have been doing them all week. Google Classroom has resource materials that are necessary for study purposes. POETRY will be on the exam and students need to use all poetry materials for study purposes.
February 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Just finished viewing the movie, 'Warhorse' as a follow up to the WWI letters. Students will complete a short quiz on the movie. Assignments due:
1. WWI Letters (6 of them that need to reflect WWI period). See Google Classroom for detailed description.

2. Independent novels: students have read their personal novels since January. Class time provided for reading. Students had to do a theme spread on bristle board. All details in Google Classroom. Due Wednesday.

3. Starting the class novel, 'The Outsiders' this week. Novel will be read during class time. Assigned work will be given with students expected to finish at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Just finished viewing the movie, 'Warhorse' as a follow up to the WWI letters. Students will complete a short quiz on the movie. Assignments due:
1. WWI Letters (6 of them that need to reflect WWI period). See Google Classroom for detailed description.

2. Independent novels: students have read their personal novels since January. Class time provided for reading. Students had to do a theme spread on bristle board. All details in Google Classroom. Due Wednesday.

3. Starting the class novel, 'The Outsiders' this week. Novel will be read during class time. Assigned work will be given with students expected to finish at home.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Spirit Week Feb. 25th - March 1st.
Students who have not paid their $4.00 for the hypnotist please bring it in.
See school website for theme days. It is 'Pink Day' on Wednesday.
February 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Letter sent home today with your child seeking permission to participate in a survey about cyber-bullying. The letter contains all the particulars and seeks parent permission and signature for the student to participate. Please return to English teacher.
February 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
REMINDER: Parent meeting for incoming Grade 10 students on Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm at Gonzaga High School in the gymnasium.
Course selection sheets due back Friday, February 15.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
REMINDER: Parent meeting for incoming Grade 10 students on Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 pm at Gonzaga High School in the gymnasium.
Course selection sheets due back Friday, February 15.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Spirit Week (Feb. 25 - Mar. 1). MDJH welcomes the return of professional hypnotist Gary Summers. This show will take place on Friday, March 1st in the gymnasium (PM). 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. Please submit payment to your homeroom teacher. For info on this event see:
https://mdjh.info/
February 8, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Test on Tuesday, February 12th. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class. Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. A review was done Friday and students are urged to access Google Classroom to review an electronic copy of the review test and a list of literary terms to study. Bring you independent novel in case you finish early. As well, reading of novels on Wednesday - bring them to class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Test on Monday, February 11th. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class. Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. A review was done Friday and students are urged to access Google Classroom to review an electronic copy of the review test and a list of literary terms to study. Bring you independent novel in case you finish early. As well, reading of novels on Tuesday - bring them to class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reading of independent novels on Monday. All students to bring their respective novels.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Reading of independent novels on Monday. All students to bring their respective novels.
February 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
English Test tomorrow period 1. All students have been given a hard copy of a review test. We went over it in depth today. I also posted it on Google Classroom with a list of literary terms to study. A detailed list of what to expect was written on the whiteboard this AM. Students either wrote it down or took a picture of it. Review all materials please.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
English Test tomorrow period 5. All students have been given a hard copy of a review test. We went over it in depth today. I also posted it on Google Classroom with a list of literary terms to study. A detailed list of what to expect was written on the whiteboard this AM. Students either wrote it down or took a picture of it. Review all materials please.
February 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Test on Friday, February 8. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and one or two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class.Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. We will do a review tomorrow, Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Test on Friday, February 8. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and one or two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class. Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. We will do a review tomorrow, Thursday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Test on Monday, February 11th. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and one or two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class. Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. We will do a review Thursday and /or Friday.
Art
Assigned to Class: 225
Test on Tuesday, February 12th. It will be an unseen short story followed by 5 multiple choice and one or two short answer questions. We have done many short stories using the CommonLit website as well as the text in class. Students should be well prepared to tackle any story they receive. We will do a review Friday and/or Monday.
January 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Students should have their short stories and the 'Mass Shooting Condolence Card' assignment completed. Both can be accessed through and submitted through Google Classroom.

We are starting Narrative Writing tomorrow. Students have been given all information for this major writing piece. It can also be viewed on Google Classroom.

Independent Novel: students should be reading their novel at home. We have reading Friday coming up and all students are expected to bring their respective novel to class to read during this time. Assignment to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students should have their short stories and the 'Mass Shooting Condolence Card' assignment completed. Both can be accessed through and submitted through Google Classroom.

We are starting Narrative Writing tomorrow. Students have been given all information for this major writing piece. It can also be viewed on Google Classroom.

Independent Novel: students should be reading their novel at home. We have reading Friday coming up and all students are expected to bring their respective novel to class to read during this time. Assignment to follow.
January 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Students need to finish the 'Mass Shooting Response' assignment. It is on Google Classroom. Please read all directions. Do the assigned questions and 'turn in'.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students need to finish the 'Mass Shooting Response' assignment. It is on Google Classroom. Please read all directions. Do the assigned questions and 'turn in'.
January 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
All grade 8 English classes will finish up the short story unit on Thursday. Five short stories have been assigned via Google Classroom. Many students are finished and students will need to finish at home - yes, 'homework'. Thursday will see a class spelling bee to determine possible candidates to represent the class. Friday is reading day and ALL students are expected to bring their novels to class. In the coming weeks a 'theme spread' assignment will be given based on the independent novel. Monday will be a new unit - WRITING. As discussed in class it will center around WWI. There is a quantity of resources attached to this assignment in Google Classroom. Further details to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
All grade 8 English classes will finish up the short story unit on Thursday. Five short stories have been assigned via Google Classroom. Many students are finished and students will need to finish at home - yes, 'homework'. Thursday will see a class spelling bee to determine possible candidates to represent the class. Friday is reading day and ALL students are expected to bring their novels to class. In the coming weeks a 'theme spread' assignment will be given based on the independent novel. Monday will be a new unit - WRITING. As discussed in class it will center around WWI. There is a quantity of resources attached to this assignment in Google Classroom. Further details to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
All grade 9 English classes have to finish up the short story unit by Friday - independently (on their own - homework). Six short stories have been assigned via Google Classroom with four of them from the CommonLit website (access through Google Class). Many students are finished, those not get the work in please. Thursday will see a class 'Viewing and Response Assignment' (to be completed in class). Those who do not finish will do so for homework. Friday is reading day and ALL students are expected to bring their novels to class. In the coming weeks a Collage Assignment will be given based on the independent novel. Monday will be a new unit - NARRATIVE WRITING. As discussed in class it will center around visual/writing prompts. There will be a quantity of resources attached to this assignment in Google Classroom. Further details to follow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
All grade 9 English classes have to finish up the short story unit by Friday - independently (on their own - homework). Six short stories have been assigned via Google Classroom with four of them from the CommonLit website (access through Google Class). Many students are finished, those not get the work in please. Thursday will see a class 'Viewing and Response Assignment' (to be completed in class). Those who do not finish will do so for homework. Friday is reading day and ALL students are expected to bring their novels to class. In the coming weeks a Collage Assignment will be given based on the independent novel. Monday will be a new unit - NARRATIVE WRITING. As discussed in class it will center around visual/writing prompts. There will be a quantity of resources attached to this assignment in Google Classroom. Further details to follow.
January 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Parents/Guardians: Today we had reading Friday where students needed to come to class with their respective novels to read quietly. Two thirds of the class did not have their novels. Some simply forgot it at home and others still do not have a novel despite repeated reminders and opportunity to sign novels out from the school library. Advising that there is an assignment associated with the novel and students need to bring their novels to class during the assigned time.
January 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Reminder to students that the next three Fridays is reading day. Students must come to class with their independent novel to read. Numerous reminders have been verbalized in class and ample time has been provided to students to go to the school library and obtain a novel.Hence, failure to come to class without a novel will see one being assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Reminder to students that the next three Fridays is reading day. Students must come to class with their independent novel to read. Numerous reminders have been verbalized in class and ample time has been provided to students to go to the school library and obtain a novel.Hence, failure to come to class without a novel will see one being assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
Reminder to students that the next three Fridays is reading day. Students must come to class with their independent novel to read. Numerous reminders have been verbalized in class and ample time has been provided to students to go to the school library and obtain a novel.Hence, failure to come to class without a novel will see one being assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Reminder to students that the next three Fridays is reading day. Students must come to class with their independent novel to read. Numerous reminders have been verbalized in class and ample time has been provided to students to go to the school library and obtain a novel.Hence, failure to come to class without a novel will see one being assigned.
December 9, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
NOTE: The grade 8 English test scheduled for Monday will be pushed back to later this week. We will make that determination in class on Monday. Would like more time for review as I'm sure the class would as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
NOTE: The grade 8 English test scheduled for Monday will be pushed back to later this week. We will make that determination in class on Monday. Would like more time for review as I'm sure the class would as well.
December 4, 2018
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Each year, MDJH participates in the 'Adopt a Senior' at Christmas program. Each homeroom is given a list of wish items for one senior. Our HR list includes: i) baby shampoo, ii)baby body wash iii) polident. Some of the lists are quite small while others more costly. We ask each student to bring in a donation. Students can volunteer to bring in an item on the list or they can bring in a monetary donation: $1 or $2 or whatever they wish to donate. All funds from all homerooms are put together to purchase the items on the list for all our seniors. Once the items are purchased, student council members match up the items with the correct senior and wrap or put in gift bags to be dropped off to St. Patrick's Mercy Home. We ask that donations be made by Thursday, December 6th.

Thanks you.


Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Quiz:Thursday, December 6th on novel.
Test: Monday, December 10th on novel.
We just completed the novel, Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice (CMO,CMT) by Janet McNaughton. We will have a content quiz on Thursday morning. It comprises of 30 - 40 multiple choice. Students were given a hard copy sample today in class and should utilize it for study purposes. Students are free to take the novel home if they wish. We read it aloud in class and did an in-depth critique. Students should go to Google Classroom for documents that will prepare them for both the quiz and test. Review will be done on Wednesday and Thursday after students complete the quiz.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Quiz:Thursday, December 6th on novel.
Test: Monday, December 10th on novel.
We just completed the novel, Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice (CMO,CMT) by Janet McNaughton. We will have a content quiz on Thursday morning. It comprises of 30 - 40 multiple choice. Students were given a hard copy sample today in class and should utilize it for study purposes. Students are free to take the novel home if they wish. We read it aloud in class and did an in-depth critique. Students should go to Google Classroom for documents that will prepare them for both the quiz and test. Review will be done on Wednesday and Thursday after students complete the quiz.
November 28, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
The novel 'After the War' will conclude tomorrow, Thursday followed by a review for a quiz on Friday, Nov. 30th (35 multiple choice). Further review will take place on Monday and Tuesday next week with a TEST on Wednesday, December 4th. The test will require students to write an essay (5 paragraphs) using references from the novel to support one's answer.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
The novel 'After the War' will conclude tomorrow, Thursday followed by a review for a quiz on Friday, Nov. 30th (35 multiple choice). Further review will take place on Monday and Tuesday next week with a TEST on Wednesday, December 4th. The test will require students to write an essay (5 paragraphs) using references from the novel to support one's answer.
November 26, 2018
November 17, 2018
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
On Nov. 20, we will be observing our WE Are Silent global campaign supporting education in Sierra Leone - $1000 goal to outfit a classroom.

Students are asked to bring in a donation of $2 on this day and we will be observing 20 mins of silence during period 3 (11:00-11:21).
Religion
Assigned to Class: 9-1(125)
Students must complete both assignments concerning social justice ethics and morals. The first assignment has been on on Google Classroom for awhile - students selected a World/Canadian leader or a global public figure and follow the leading questions on the document in Google Class. Assignment to be done in Google slides. Second assignment is related to the movie, 'The Blind Side'. See Google Classroom for the assignment. Monday, Nov. 19th due.
November 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
When students and parents/guardians check Power School you may see a mark of zero (0%) for an assignments(s). This practice is quite common at MDJH. The zero acts as a placeholder until any outstanding work is handed into the subject teacher. The reason: students and parents/guardians do not see a pseudo mark for the student. If zeros are not put in place for work/assignments not completed or handed in, the Power School mark will not reflect a student's performance. Subsequently, marks will tend to be inflated. Hence, zeros will remain in place until outstanding work is handed in and corrected. By the end of term I any work not submitted will result in a mark of zero permanently.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
When students and parents/guardians check Power School you may see a mark of zero (0%) for an assignments(s). This practice is quite common at MDJH. The zero acts as a placeholder until any outstanding work is handed into the subject teacher. The reason: students and parents/guardians do not see a pseudo mark for the student. If zeros are not put in place for work/assignments not completed or handed in, the Power School mark will not reflect a student's performance. Subsequently, marks will tend to be inflated. Hence, zeros will remain in place until outstanding work is handed in and corrected. By the end of term I any work not submitted will result in a mark of zero permanently.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(206)
When students and parents/guardians check Power School you may see a mark of zero (0%) for an assignments(s). This practice is quite common at MDJH. The zero acts as a placeholder until any outstanding work is handed into the subject teacher. The reason: students and parents/guardians do not see a pseudo mark for the student. If zeros are not put in place for work/assignments not completed or handed in, the Power School mark will not reflect a student's performance. Subsequently, marks will tend to be inflated. Hence, zeros will remain in place until outstanding work is handed in and corrected. By the end of term I any work not submitted will result in a mark of zero permanently.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
When students and parents/guardians check Power School you may see a mark of zero (0%) for an assignments(s). This practice is quite common at MDJH. The zero acts as a placeholder until any outstanding work is handed into the subject teacher. The reason: students and parents/guardians do not see a pseudo mark for the student. If zeros are not put in place for work/assignments not completed or handed in, the Power School mark will not reflect a student's performance. Subsequently, marks will tend to be inflated. Hence, zeros will remain in place until outstanding work is handed in and corrected. By the end of term I any work not submitted will result in a mark of zero permanently.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
November 20th period 3 will see MDJH students participate in the WE are silent campaign. We are pledging to go silent to raise money for children who go unheard and whose rights are not upheld. Proceeds go towards their education through WE villages. A donation of a loonie or toonie is appreciated. Jar in classroom.
Thanks,
October 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
English Test Wednesday, October 24th (Wednesday). A complete detailed study guide has been posted in Google Classroom with applicable attachments. Aside form all the electronic posts, students will also receive a hard copy of a practice test Friday/Monday and we will review in class. Strongly advise to go to Google Classroom for complete details.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
English Test Wednesday, October 24th (Wednesday). A complete detailed study guide has been posted in Google Classroom with applicable attachments. Aside form all the electronic posts, students will also receive a hard copy of a practice test Friday/Monday and we will review in class. Strongly advise to go to Google Classroom for complete details.
October 17, 2018
October 15, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Reminder to 9-3 students of their Essay Test on Thursday period 4. A 'practice' test has been posted on Google Classroom along with a detailed study guide - read it please. Other attachments posted: 'Literary Terms' that you will need now and throughout the year. We have and will be working with a 'hard copy' of the practice test Monday and Tuesday in class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Reminder to 9-6 students of their Essay Test on Thursday period 2. A 'practice' test has been posted on Google Classroom along with a detailed study guide - read it please. Other attachments posted: 'Literary Terms' that you will need now and throughout the year. We have and will be working with a 'hard copy' of the practice test Monday and Tuesday in class.
October 3, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students have been reading their independent novels since school started. They have been given 4-5 periods in school to read and the expectation is to finish it at home it needed. As of today novels are 'supposed' to be finished and students are to individually prepare a 'Story Map' on their respective novel. Some will do it hard copy while many will choose to do it electronically through Google Slides. Oral presentations of these 'Story Maps' commence tomorrow (Thursday) and will continue on consecutive school days until all students have presented. Please have your son/daughter visit the Google Classroom page for complete details and the rubric for marking.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Students have been reading their independent novels since school started. They have been given 4-5 periods in school to read and the expectation is to finish it at home it needed. As of today novels are 'supposed' to be finished and students are to individually prepare a 'Story Map' on their respective novel. Some will do it hard copy while many will choose to do it electronically through Google Slides. Oral presentations of these 'Story Maps' commence tomorrow (Thursday) and will continue on consecutive school days until all students have presented. Please have your son/daughter visit the Google Classroom page for complete details and the rubric for marking.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(125)
Students have been reading their independent novels since school started. They have been given 4-5 periods in school to read and the expectation is to finish it at home it needed. As of today novels are 'supposed' to be finished and students are to individually prepare a 'Book Talk' on their respective novels. Marks will significantly come from students orally presenting their novel in class following a specific outline. Oral presentations of these 'Book Talks' commence tomorrow (Thursday) and will continue on consecutive school days until all students have presented. Please have your son/daughter visit the Google Classroom page for complete details and the rubric for marking.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students have been reading their independent novels since school started. They have been given 4-5 periods in school to read and the expectation is to finish it at home it needed. As of today novels are 'supposed' to be finished and students are to individually prepare a 'Book Talk' on their respective novels. Marks will significantly come from students orally presenting their novel in class following a specific outline. Oral presentations of these 'Book Talks' commence tomorrow (Thursday) and will continue on consecutive school days until all students have presented. Please have your son/daughter visit the Google Classroom page for complete details and the rubric for marking.
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Thanksgiving Day Drive at MDJH this week. Homeroom 8-1 is not faring too well (enough food to last through recess perhaps). We need non-perishable food donations please. Bring them to homeroom all this week. Thanks,
Mr. S.
September 28, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
Students had their last period today reading their independent novels. Starting Thursday (Oct. 4th) they need to have their 'Story Map' completed either on a half sheet of bistleboard or electronically in Google Slides. Some students will need to finish reading their respective novels at home. Google Classroom has all the details and marking scheme. Students have to be ready to present on Thursday (Oct. 4th) and subsequent English classes until the class has completed all presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students had their last period today reading their independent novels. Starting Thursday (Oct. 4th) they need to have their 'Story Map' completed either on a half sheet of bistleboard or electronically in Google Slides. Some students will need to finish reading their respective novels at home. Google Classroom has all the details and marking scheme. Students have to be ready to present on Thursday (Oct. 4th) and subsequent English classes until the class has completed all presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Students had their last period today reading their independent novels. Starting Thursday (Oct. 4th) they need to have their 'Book Talk' presentations ready to go. Hence, some students will need to finish reading their respective novels at home. Google Classroom has all the details and marking scheme. Students have to be ready to present on Thursday (Oct. 4th) and subsequent English classes until the class has completed all presentations.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Students had their last period today reading their independent novels. Starting Thursday (Oct. 4th) they need to have their 'Book Talk' presentations ready to go. Hence, some students will need to finish reading their respective novels at home. Google Classroom has all the details and marking scheme. Students have to be ready to present on Thursday (Oct. 4th) and subsequent English classes until the class has completed all presentations.
September 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-1(218)
a) Journal Entry # 1 = Due
b) Visual Assignment p. 1 in Literacy 8 text (worksheet)
c) Child Slavery Protester Murdered (worksheet)
d) Two Islands worksheet and sketch
e) Global Citizen Poem and visual (sketch/miis) 'I Am...'
Many of you have these items handed in for correction. If you don't please get it in soon.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
a) Journal Entry # 1 = Due
b) Visual Assignment p. 1 in Literacy 8 text (worksheet)
c) Child Slavery Protester Murdered (worksheet)
d) Two Islands worksheet and sketch
e) Global Citizen Poem and visual (sketch/miis) 'I Am...'
Many of you have these items handed in for correction. If you don't please get it in soon.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Assigned work to date that needs submission. Many of the students have this work passed into the teacher. If you don't get it in please.
a) Journal Entry # 1
b) what is Courage? (worksheet)
c) William's Windmill (worksheet/business letter w/persuasion)
d) 'Lather and Nothing Else' (worksheet).
All assigned work is posted on Google Classroom in detail with all pertinent documents. Independent novel - one last reading Friday this week on the 28th(bring your novel to class). Students will need to prepare their 'Book Talk' for mid next week.See Google Classroom for details. Hard copy of sheet also handed out to students.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Assigned work to date that needs submission. Many of the students have this work passed into the teacher. If you don't get it in please.
a) Journal Entry # 1
b) what is Courage? (worksheet)
c) William's Windmill (worksheet/business letter w/persuasion)
d) 'Lather and Nothing Else' (worksheet).
All assigned work is posted on Google Classroom in detail with all pertinent documents. Independent novel - one last reading Friday this week on the 28th (bring your novel to class). Students will need to prepare their 'Book Talk' for mid next week.See Google Classroom for details. Hard copy of sheet also handed out to students.
June 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
See Google Classroom for details on the English exam and a list of terms, a study guide, and a sample of an older exam. Exam date: Wednesday, June 20th 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The English exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:

Section A: Writing (Demand)
Section B: Informational Text and/or Poetry
Section C: Viewing (Media)

Please be advised that students must remain in the examination room for the entire two (2) hours. Hence, bring a novel or some reading material in the event you finish earlier (no electronic devices will be allowed at student's desks). Should student elect not to remain in school after their scheduled exam please have a parent email the homeroom teacher indicating such. Same for the week following.

9 - 2 will write English exam in room 217 (Mills, Donna) [unless student gets accommodations then an IRT teacher will advise].
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
See Google Classroom for details on the English exam and a list of terms, a study guide, and a sample of an older exam. Exam date: Wednesday, June 20th 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The English exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:

Section A: Writing (Demand)
Section B: Informational Text and/or Poetry
Section C: Viewing (Media)

Please be advised that students must remain in the examination room for the entire two (2) hours. Hence, bring a novel or some reading material in the event you finish earlier (no electronic devices will be allowed at student's desks). Should student elect not to remain in school after their scheduled exam please have a parent email the homeroom teacher indicating such. Same for the week following.

9 - 6 will write English exam in room 222 (Sauve)
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
See Google Classroom for details on the English exam and a list of terms, a study guide, and a sample of an older exam. Exam date: Thursday, June 21st 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The English exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:
Section A: Writing (Demand)
Section B: Informational Text and/or Poetry
Section C: Viewing (Media)

Class 8 - 2 will write in room 214 (Connolly) [unless student receives accommodations then an IRT teacher will advise].


Please be advised that students must remain in the examination room for the entire two (2) hours. Hence, bring a novel or some reading material in the event you finish earlier (no electronic devices will be allowed at student's desks). Should student elect not to remain in school after their scheduled exam please have a parent email the homeroom teacher indicating such. Same for the week following.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
See Google Classroom for details on the English exam and a list of terms, a study guide, and a sample of an older exam. Exam date: Thursday, June 21st 8:15 - 10:15 AM. The English exam will be comprised of three (3) sections:
Section A: Writing (Demand)
Section B: Informational Text and/or Poetry
Section C: Viewing (Media)

Class 8 - 4 will write in room 220 (Quann) [unless student receives accommodations then an IRT teacher will advise].t


Please be advised that students must remain in the examination room for the entire two (2) hours. Hence, bring a novel or some reading material in the event you finish earlier (no electronic devices will be allowed at student's desks). Should student elect not to remain in school after their scheduled exam please have a parent email the homeroom teacher indicating such. Same for the week following.


June 1, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Poetry Quiz on Monday. One poem with questions that will ask students to identify figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia), imagery, and theme. Students should refer to Google Classroom for a list of terms.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Poetry Quiz on Monday. One poem with questions that will ask students to identify figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia), imagery, and theme. Students should refer to Google Classroom for a list of terms.
April 26, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
On Friday, April 27th, 2018 all students from MDJH will be participating in the International WE Walk for Water Day - a symbolic walk for our global initiative as a WE school. Students will walk around Kenny's Pond in the PM with their homeroom teacher. We ask that students make a $2.00 pledge/donation to help support clean water initiatives and education in Ecuador. Thank you for your support.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
On Friday, April 27th, 2018 all students from MDJH will be participating in the International WE Walk for Water Day - a symbolic walk for our global initiative as a WE school. 9-6 students will walk around Kenny's Pond in the PM with their English teacher. We ask that students make a $2.00 pledge/donation to help support clean water initiatives and education in Ecuador. Thank you for your support.
April 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
All English assigned work is on Google Classroom. 1. Romeo and Juliet- 'Wanted poster' now due.
2. Romeo and Juliet- Essay on theme of haste (quick/fast) or fate (the stars) in the play. Minimum of four paragraphs with examples to support your answer. See the guidelines for this assignment on Google Classroom. Essay due on Thursday, April 19th. Submit electronically if possible.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
All English assigned work is on Google Classroom. 1. Romeo and Juliet- 'Wanted poster' now due.
2. Romeo and Juliet- Essay on theme of haste (quick/fast) or fate (the stars) in the play. Minimum of four paragraphs with examples to support your answer. See the guidelines for this assignment on Google Classroom. Essay due on Thursday, April 19th. Submit electronically if possible.
March 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Quiz on Shakespeare's tragic play Romeo and Juliet Act III tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27th. Use: sparknotes.com as a source of review.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Quiz on Shakespeare's tragic play Romeo and Juliet Act III tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27th. Use: sparknotes.com as a source of review.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Class is working on a major assignment with the novel, 'The Outsiders'. Please refer to the Google Classroom page for complete details. It is due Thursday. March 29th. We are using some class time along with the Chromebooks to get it done. This assignment should see students doing some work at home as well.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
Class is working on a major assignment with the novel, 'The Outsiders'. Please refer to the Google Classroom page for complete details. It is due Thursday. March 29th. We are using some class time along with the Chromebooks to get it done. This assignment should see students doing some work at home as well.
March 13, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Romeo and Juliet open book quiz tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14th. Students will be given 20 minutes to answer 20 multiple choice from Act I.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Romeo and Juliet open book quiz tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14th. Students will be given 20 minutes to answer 20 multiple choice from Act I.
February 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
English Test Friday (Feb. 9th) that students have been a aware of for two weeks. Short story unit. Students will receive an unseen short story that they will read and do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and one constructed response question (long answer). We have been doing many short stories the past 4 weeks. Students are urged to visit Google Classroom for review. Independent Novel # 2 Collage assignment due on Monday, Feb. 12. See Google Classroom for details on requirements.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
English Test Friday (Feb. 9th) that students have been a aware of for two weeks. Short story unit. Students will receive an unseen short story that they will read and do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and one constructed response question (long answer). We have been doing many short stories the past 4 weeks. Students are urged to visit Google Classroom for review. Independent Novel # 2 Collage assignment due on Monday, Feb. 12. See Google Classroom for details on requirements.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
English Test Monday (Feb. 12th) that students have been aware for two weeks. Topic: Short Story unit. Students will receive an unseen short story that they will read and do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and one constructed response question (long answer). We have been doing short stories the past 4 weeks. Students are urged to visit Google Classroom for review.
Students who do not have their WW I letters handed in please do so by Monday. Independent novel theme spread assignment will be extended until Thursday, Feb. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
English Test Monday (Feb. 12th) that students have been aware for two weeks. Topic: Short Story unit. Students will receive an unseen short story that they will read and do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and one constructed response question (long answer). We have been doing short stories the past 4 weeks. Students are urged to visit Google Classroom for review.
Students who do not have their WW I letters handed in please do so by Monday. Independent novel theme spread assignment will be extended until Thursday, Feb. 15th.
January 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Students have been assigned to complete questions from the two short stories done in class this week - 'The Crazy Mixed Up School Teacher' and 'The Sniper'. Google classroom has all the information and attached documents for completion. Please have your child go to Google Classroom and complete assigned work. Due: Monday, January 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
Students have been assigned to complete questions from the two short stories done in class this week - 'The Crazy Mixed Up School Teacher' and 'The Sniper'. Google classroom has all the information and attached documents for completion. Please have your child go to Google Classroom and complete assigned work. Due: Monday, January 15th.
December 5, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
THURSDAY TEST: On the novel, 'After the War' (ATW). This will be a selected response test (objective style) with fill-ins, multiple choice, true/false and identifying quotes. Google classroom is littered with resources for review purposes plus the chapter questions/vocab you have been doing in class for the past two weeks.
FRIDAY TEST: Constructed response (long answer/essay) on the same novel, 'ATW'. Students will have to write a 5 paragraph essay on 1 of 3 questions given to students through Google Classroom and hard copy. We have reviewed expectations and how to write an ideal answer. See resources.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
THURSDAY TEST: On the novel, 'After the War' (ATW). This will be a selected response test (objective style) with fill-ins, multiple choice, true/false and identifying quotes. Google classroom is littered with resources for review purposes plus the chapter questions/vocab you have been doing in class for the past two weeks.
FRIDAY TEST: Constructed response (long answer/essay) on the same novel, 'ATW'. Students will have to write a 5 paragraph essay on 1 of 3 questions given to students through Google Classroom and hard copy. We have reviewed expectations and how to write an ideal answer. See resources.
October 24, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
English Test on Friday in period 3. The class will be going to the Fluvarium at 12:15 PM. Hence, I have advised students that they can come to my class (218) at recess to get an early start on the test. Students will get an unseen piece of prose followed by: i) Selected Repose questions (multiple choice) and ii) Constructed Response questions (short/long answer). Students are urged to go to Google Classroom for review materials and a sample test from 2015.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
English Test on Friday in period 1. The class will be going to the Fluvarium at 12:15 PM. Hence, I have advised students that they can come to my class (218) at recess to finish up should they require more time. Students will get an unseen piece of prose followed by: i) Selected Repose questions (multiple choice) and ii) Constructed Response questions (short/long answer). Students are urged to go to Google Classroom for review materials and a sample test from 2015
October 13, 2017
Homeroom
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
Reminder to parents/guardians,
1. Picture retake day is on November 1st in the AM. Should a student wish to have a retake they MUST return their previous picture package taken weeks ago.
2. There will be a Professional Development (PD) day for teachers on Thursday, October 19th. Hence, students will be off that day. When they return on Friday it will be Day 4 in the schedule.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
English items that have been assigned and are now due. They can be submitted hard copy or electronically through Google Classroom:
1. Letter to the Prime Minister on a Global Issue. This has to be a business letter following the template from p. 372 in the Language Arts Survival Guide we referenced in class.
2. Short Story 'Two Islands' - students assigned two questions to be done in their English exercise books and a third question that required a poster with a message or epitaph.
3. Child Slavery Protester Murdered - we read this story and answered questions on Iqbal - the young victim.
4. Independent novels have been read by 'most' students followed by a poster (hard copy or electronic). Students have been presenting these posters in class. Google Classroom has all the pertinent details and handouts associated with this assignment.
5. Students had to view and observe the picture on page 1 in their Literacy 8 text and answer questions on a sheet given to them. The theme was global citizenship.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
English items that have been assigned and are now due. They can be submitted hard copy or electronically through Google Classroom:
1. Letter to the Prime Minister on a Global Issue. This has to be a business letter following the template from p. 372 in the Language Arts Survival Guide we referenced in class.
2. Short Story 'Two Islands' - students assigned two questions to be done in their English exercise books and a third question that required a poster with a message or epitaph.
3. Child Slavery Protester Murdered - we read this story and answered questions on Iqbal - the young victim.
4. Independent novels have been read by 'most' students followed by a poster (hard copy or electronic). Students have been presenting these posters in class. Google Classroom has all the pertinent details and handouts associated with this assignment.
5. Students had to view and observe the picture on page 1 in their Literacy 8 text and answer questions on a sheet given to them. The theme was global citizenship.
October 12, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-2(216)
Just a few brief notes to the class re: English
1. Test on Wednesday, October 18th. Students will be given an 'unseen' informational text/essay or short story. Once read they have to do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and 1 or 2 constructed response.
questions (require writing up to half a page or more). Students have been advised that one of these questions will require them to make a text to text / text to self / or text to world response. Students should review items on Google Classroom and be familiar with the stories we did on the theme of 'Courage' in the Literacy 9 text. They will certainly aid in making text to text connections.

2. We are doing persuasive essays and students need to be prepared to do most of this assignment electronically both in school and at home. Students should have their topic by now and be prepared to do research when we get lab time. Due to lab demand students can expect to do some of the work at home.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-6(222)
Just a few brief notes to the class re: English
1. Test on Wednesday, October 18th. Students will be given an 'unseen' informational text/essay or short story. Once read they have to do 5 selected response questions (multiple choice) and 1 or 2 constructed response questions (require writing up to half a page or more). Students have been advised that one of these questions will require them to make a text to text / text to self / or text to world response. Students should review items on Google Classroom and be familiar with the stories we did on the theme of 'Courage' in the Literacy 9 text. They will certainly aid in making text to text connections.

2. We are doing persuasive essays and students need to be prepared to do most of this assignment electronically both in school and at home. Students should have their topic by now and be prepared to do research when we get lab time. Due to lab demand students can expect to do some of the work at home.
September 12, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Welcome to Mr. Squires' English Language Arts (ELA) Class

The grade 8 ELA course will require effort, organization, and homework. September outcomes:
1. Students should have a novel by now. We started 'reading Fridays' last week and will continue for the month of September and first week of October. Students need to bring a novel to class on Fridays and read. Many students will read outside this time period and that is urged. At the end of this 4 week period students will have to design a story map and present in class.
2. Global Citizen unit in the textbook. We will do a series of stories/essays/poems on this theme followed by a poster activity and then a test.
Please note that once students have their Computer Access Acceptance Sheets turned into the HR teacher they will get access to school computers. All students will be expected to use Google Classroom this year. This is where the teacher will post all assignments, resource material and other pertinent materials.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-4(218)
Welcome to Mr. Squires' English Language Arts (ELA) Class

The grade 8 ELA course will require effort, organization, and homework. September outcomes:
1. Students should have a novel by now. We started 'reading Fridays' last week and will continue for the month of September and first week of October. Students need to bring a novel to class on Fridays and read. Many students will read outside this time period and that is urged. At the end of this 4 week period students will have to design a story map and present in class.
2. Global Citizen unit in the textbook. We will do a series of stories/essays/poems on this theme followed by a poster activity and then a test.
Please note that once students have their Computer Access Acceptance Sheets turned into the HR teacher they will get access to school computers. All students will be expected to use Google Classroom this year. This is where the teacher will post all assignments, resource material and other pertinent materials.
April 2, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Romeo and Juliet Test - Selected Response (Objective Style Questions) on Tuesday, April 4th.
The Constructed Response Question (Long Answer) is now slated for Thursday, April 6th. This is a change from Wednesday. Students should go to Google Classroom for review sheets.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Romeo and Juliet Test - Selected Response (Objective Style Questions) on Tuesday, April 4th.
The Constructed Response Question (Long Answer) is now slated for Thursday, April 6th. This is a change from Wednesday. Students should go to Google Classroom for review sheets.
January 31, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Narrative Essay: Due Wednesday, Feb. 8th. Students have been given hard copies of required sheets. These documents are also on their google classroom account. Students are to select one of nine pictures and write a 'story' (narrative) based on the picture. Much imagination / creativity to be utilized in this assignment. Students have been given literary licence to expand the perimeters of the picture to write a story that interests them. Three key components for marking:
1. Students have been assigned an editing partner. Once students have their outline completed they need to get their editing partner to make adds and changes (documented advice). Once completed, the student must then do their 'draft/rough copy'.
2. Once rough draft is complete the editing partner has to use the assigned sheet and make further adds and changes. Proof of editing must be submitted for marks. Hence, both the outline and the rough draft editing sheet must be handed into the teacher.
3. Final copy of each individual student's narrative.

To see the scoring rubric - scroll to the last page of the document.

DONE
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Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Narrative Essay: Due Wednesday, Feb. 8th. Students have been given hard copies of required sheets. These documents are also on their google classroom account. Students are to select one of nine pictures and write a 'story' (narrative) based on the picture. Much imagination / creativity to be utilized in this assignment. Students have been given literary licence to expand the perimeters of the picture to write a story that interests them. Three key components for marking:
1. Students have been assigned an editing partner. Once students have their outline completed they need to get their editing partner to make adds and changes (documented advice). Once completed, the student must then do their 'draft/rough copy'.
2. Once rough draft is complete the editing partner has to use the assigned sheet and make further adds and changes. Proof of editing must be submitted for marks. Hence, both the outline and the rough draft editing sheet must be handed into the teacher.
3. Final copy of each individual student's narrative.

To see the scoring rubric - scroll to the last page of the document.
January 23, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students are to complete and submit to the teacher the sheet on the movie, The Laramie Project. This will be marked and is due no later than Thursday, January 24th. If you do not have the hard copy that was distributed in class, it can be found on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Students are to complete and submit to the teacher the sheet on the movie, The Laramie Project. This will be marked and is due no later than Thursday, January 24th. If you do not have the hard copy that was distributed in class, it can be found on Google Classroom.
January 16, 2017
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
English test on Wednesday, January 18th on the unit 'Short Story'. All students have known about the test for the past 10 days. We have been doing multiple short stories in class and all assigned work is posted on Google Classroom. Student have been advised to use this as many teachers throughout NLESD are using Google Classroom. We did a sample test today in class and will review again tomorrow. Students should also review the literary terms associated with short stories on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
English test on Wednesday, January 18th on the unit 'Short Story'. All students have known about the test for the past 10 days. We have been doing multiple short stories in class and all assigned work is posted on Google Classroom. Student have been advised to use this as many teachers throughout NLESD are using Google Classroom. We did a sample test today in class and will review again tomorrow. Students should also review the literary terms associated with short stories on Google Classroom.
December 1, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Novel Study: we will finish up this unit by Friday. The final items required for marking is the: After the War Booklet. Students to complete the chapter questions and the three pages on vocab, place names, and people. Please ensure it is submitted no later than Monday. Any other material not completed must be done and submitted. Check power school.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Novel Study: we will finish up this unit by Friday. The final items required for marking is the: After the War Booklet. Students to complete the chapter questions and the three pages on vocab, place names, and people. Please ensure it is submitted no later than Monday. Any other material not completed must be done and submitted. Check power school.
November 17, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
We are doing the novel 'After the War'. It is being read aloud in class and students are given time to do the booklet in class. This will be marked and used for review purposes. Students will have to do some of the work in the booklet at home as the deadline to complete the novel is looming. Students have been given a hard copy of the booklet. It can also be found on Google Classroom (students have their usernames and passwords). Test is slated for November 29th. It will be an essay. Please see google classroom or go to craigsquires.weebly.com for more info. We will continue to have pop quizzes on the chapters covered in class. They are objective style questions which normally take 10 minutes to complete.Please ensure your son/daughter is completing the booklet (worth marks) and studying in preparation for the test on Nov. 29th. Four questions are part of the review. Students will get one of them for their test. Much writing expected with examples from the novel to support one's answer.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
We are doing the novel 'After the War'. It is being read aloud in class and students are given time to do the booklet in class. This will be marked and used for review purposes. Students will have to do some of the work in the booklet at home as the deadline to complete the novel is looming. Students have been given a hard copy of the booklet. It can also be found on Google Classroom (students have their usernames and passwords). Test is slated for November 29th. It will be an essay. Please see google classroom or go to craigsquires.weebly.com for more info. We will continue to have pop quizzes on the chapters covered in class. They are objective style questions which normally take 10 minutes to complete.Please ensure your son/daughter is completing the booklet (worth marks) and studying in preparation for the test on Nov. 29th. Four questions are part of the review. Students will get one of them for their test. Much writing expected with examples from the novel to support one's answer.
October 18, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Essay test tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19th. All students have been given an in depth review, have a copy of a previous test for practice, and can access the teacher's website (craigsquires.weebly.com) for a thorough list of resources to study. Students are to write the test in blue or black ink. Students are expected to 'write', make a connection, and know the characteristics of an essay.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Essay test tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19th. All students have been given an in depth review, have a copy of a previous test for practice, and can access the teacher's website (craigsquires.weebly.com) for a thorough list of resources to study. Students are to write the test in blue or black ink. Students are expected to 'write', make a connection, and know the characteristics of an essay.
September 15, 2016
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3(207)
Students are to have a novel for class tomorrow, as it is reading Friday. This will continue for the next few Fridays. Students are advised that the independent novel they are reading will be evaluated in the form of a 'Book Talk' in early October. Further details will be forthcoming
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-1(205)
Students are to have a novel for class tomorrow, as it is reading Friday. This will continue for the next few Fridays. Students are advised that the independent novel they are reading will be evaluated in the form of a 'Book Talk' in early October. Further details will be forthcoming
February 25, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
The grade 8-2 and 8-3 classes (Squires)will have a test on Wednesday, February 27th. The test is on the unit in the text we just finished titled - Chasing Dreams and No Limits. We did a number of stories from both these sections. Students will have a handout provided to them for review purposes. It is important that they review it along with the terms for the test.They should review some of the stoires we did in the event they have to make a text to text example. This will allow them to compare and contrast the unseen story to some they have previously read.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
The grade 8-2 and 8-3 classes (Squires)will have a test on Wednesday, February 27th. The test is on the unit in the text we just finished titled - Chasing Dreams and No Limits. We did a number of stories from both these sections. Students will have a handout provided to them for review purposes. It is important that they review it along with the terms for the test.They should review some of the stoires we did in the event they have to make a text to text example. This will allow them to compare and contrast the unseen story to some they have previously read.
January 31, 2013
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(124)
Students were given the opportunity to get an independent novel from the library last week. Some students were unable to take a novel out due to a previous novel taken out and not returned. Hence, all students are responsible to have their independent novels by now and should be reading such. Fridays have been designated reading day. If a student has an overdue novel(s) they should bring in the novel, return it, and get a new one. Students will have the chance to start/continue reading in class tomorrow. Attached is the assignment and the rubric for the marking scheme. Students are not obligated to get a novel from the library, however, they should have the novel in class for Friday and in the event they have some free time in their respective classes.

We are also reading stories/essays pertaining to the topic 'informational text'. A handout containing important notes about 'informational text' has been given to students. They need to review it. We are doing questions in class on the stories we cover. Those not completing questons need to finish it for homework. To date we have completed three stories in the text Literacy (orange and purple in colour):
1) “Over the Edge” Page 6
2) “Small Inspiration” page 19
3) “William’s Windmill” Pages 15–18

Students wishing to find out more about informational text can certainly google it and browse through the information to develop a better understanding.

We will be starting persausive essays next week. This topic will be two-fold in nature: i) research into topic and final product ii) essay will be the student's speech for oral presentations in class. More info and handouts to follow.

Important dates:

February 8th Independent novel read and assignment handed into teacher electronically (sheet given to students). Those students who sign up on the internet for a glogster or prezi can sign on via teacher computer so teacher can mark it accordingly.

February 13th Test on 'informational text'. It will contain an unseen essay with subsequent questions to follow. Similar to what we are currently doing in class.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109B)
Students were given the opportunity to get an independent novel from the library last week. Some students were unable to take a novel out due to a previous novel taken out and not returned. Hence, all students are responsible to have their independent novels by now and should be reading such. Fridays have been designated reading day. If a student has an overdue novel(s) they should bring in the novel, return it, and get a new one. Students will have the chance to start/continue reading in class tomorrow. Attached is the assignment and the rubric for the marking scheme. Students are not obligated to get a novel from the library, however, they should have the novel in class for Friday and in the event they have some free time in their respective classes.

We are also reading stories/essays pertaining to the topic 'informational text'. A handout containing important notes about 'informational text' has been given to students. They need to review it. We are doing questions in class on the stories we cover. Those not completing questons need to finish it for homework. To date we have completed three stories in the text Literacy (orange and purple in colour):
1) “Over the Edge” Page 6
2) “Small Inspiration” page 19
3) “William’s Windmill” Pages 15–18

Students wishing to find out more about informational text can certainly google it and browse through the information to develop a better understanding.

We will be starting persausive essays next week. This topic will be two-fold in nature: i) research into topic and final product ii) essay will be the student's speech for oral presentations in class. More info and handouts to follow.

Important dates:

February 8th Independent novel read and assignment handed into teacher electronically (sheet given to students). Those students who sign up on the internet for a glogster or prezi can sign on via teacher computer so teacher can mark it accordingly.

February 13th Test on 'informational text'. It will contain an unseen essay with subsequent questions to follow. Similar to what we are currently doing in class.

December 13, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Test on Wednesday, December 19th on the novel Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice by Janet McNaughton. It is a local novel with plenty of historical fiction. I have emailed students and those parents who I have emails a number of attachments that will aid in studying for the test. Test comprises 20 multiple choice and a multi-paragraph question. The novel has been read in class and students are working on questions following each chapter. These questions are due on Wednesday, the date of the test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Test on Wednesday, December 19th on the novel Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice by Janet McNaughton. It is a local novel with plenty of historical fiction. I have emailed students and those parents who I have emails a number of attachments that will aid in studying for the test. Test comprises 20 multiple choice and a multi-paragraph question. The novel has been read in class and students are working on questions following each chapter. These questions are due on Wednesday, the date of the test.
October 4, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5(109B)
Short Story test on Oct. 10th, 2012. It will comprise an unseen short story followed by multiple choice and short answer questions. Students should know the short story terms that have been reviewed in class and subsequently emailed to you. Homework - Two journal entries must be finished by now - 'Not Ever Again' diary entry and a compare and contrast of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and the Dick Nolan song - 'Aunt Martha's Sheep'. Short story questions need to be finished by tomorrow on 'Lather But Nothing Else'. Handout given in class (7 questions). Independent novel - students should be well into reading their novels by now. They have been given a handout with explanation on what is required of them for evaluation purposes. It is a Book Talk whereby students will have to present their novels to the class using the handout as a template.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-2(214)
Questions from the selection 'Two Islands' need to be completed. Students were given a handout with questions which should be stapled into their exercise. The 5 paragraph essay assigned a while back should be submitted to me by now. I will have feedback returned no later than Tuesday. Students who have already received feedback are asked to submit their final copies for marking purposes. When students receive their initial draft essay back they are to make the necessary adds and changes to their essay and resubmit it for final grade.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-4(124)
Short Story test on Oct. 10th, 2012. It will comprise an unseen short story followed by multiple choice and short answer questions. Students should know the short story terms that have been reviewed in class and subsequently emailed to you.Homework - Two journal entries must be finished by now - 'Not Ever Again' diary entry and a compare and contrast of 'Lamb to the Slaughter' and the Dick Nolan song - 'Aunt Martha's Sheep'. Short story questions need to be finished by tomorrow on 'Lather But Nothing Else'. Handout given in class (7 questions). Independent novel - students should be well into reading their novels by now. They have been given a handout with explanation on what is required of them for evaluation purposes. It is a Book Talk whereby students will have to present their novels to the class using the handout as a template.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 8-3(209)
Questions from the selection 'Two Islands' need to be completed. Students were given a handout with questions which should be stapled into their exercise. The 5 paragraph essay assigned a while back should be submitted to me by now. I will have feedback returned no later than Tuesday. Students who have already received feedback are asked to submit their final copies for marking purposes. When students receive their initial draft essay back they are to make the necessary adds and changes to their essay and resubmit it for final grade.
January 6, 2012
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
Test on Short Story Tuesday, January 10th. All wrok associated with this unit to be submitted for correcting - i) Lamb to the Slaughter (questions & Journal)
ii) Once Upon a Time
iii) The Interlopers
iv) The Blanket
v) Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Ensure you also have the items from the novelunit in your folders - i) quiz with questions
ii) obituary
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
Test on Short Story Tuesday, January 10th. All wrok associated with this unit to be submitted for correcting - i) Lamb to the Slaughter (questions & Journal)
ii) Once Upon a Time
iii) The Interlopers
iv) The Blanket
v) Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Ensure you also have the items from the novelunit in your folders - i) quiz with questions
ii) obituary
November 8, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
Independent novels assigned in late September/early October are now being presented in class. It is titled 'Book Talk'. Students should have their sheet handed into the teacher and be prepared to present orally in class. Students are expected to present for 5 minutes and be prepared to field questions from both the teacher and classmates. Research papers are in the process of being completed. Much info has been emailed to student accounts in the form of attachments. Class time permitted for students to work on their rough draft. These drafts are now due and will be distributed back to the students by Thursday so they can have the long weekend to start their final draft of the research paper. Students need to have at least three references - one of which must be a primary source. They have also been given the website (via email and whiteboard) to correctly reference their sources. Final drafts due on Wednesday, November 16th. Required minimum is 500 words typed (double spaced). Students to follow APA format for title page as well - again see one's email.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
Independent novels assigned in late September/early October are now being presented in class. It is titled 'Book Talk'. Students should have their sheet handed into the teacher and be prepared to present orally in class. Students are expected to present for 5 minutes and be prepared to field questions from both the teacher and classmates. Research papers are in the process of being completed. Much info has been emailed to student accounts in the form of attachments. Class time permitted for students to work on their rough draft. These drafts are now due and will be distributed back to the students by Thursday so they can have the long weekend to start their final draft of the research paper. Students need to have at least three references - one of which must be a primary source. They have also been given the website (via email and whiteboard) to correctly reference their sources. Final drafts due on Wednesday, November 16th. Required minimum is 500 words typed (double spaced). Students to follow APA format for title page as well - again see one's email.
October 4, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
Students to complete all questions and journal entries pertaining to the novel 'After the War' and hand it into me no later than Friday, October 7th. Class time will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday for students to complete such and ask questions for verification. If you have the work completed and passed into me you may read your independent novel during class time. There will be a test on the novel next week. Students are reminded that if they wish to have feedback on their questions in preparation for the test they must get material handed in by Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
Students to complete all questions and journal entries pertaining to the novel 'After the War' and hand it into me no later than Friday, October 7th. Class time will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday for students to complete such and ask questions for verification. If you have the work completed and passed into me you may read your independent novel during class time. There will be a test on the novel next week. Students are reminded that if they wish to have feedback on their questions in preparation for the test they must get material handed in by Friday.
September 30, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
Due on Monday, October 3rd.
•Chapters 1 – 10 questions (inclusive)
•Journal Entries 1 – 4 (inclusive)
•Independent Novel – read (remember deadline for November 4th). There are 12 questions on your handout that you must complete in your literature exercise book.(5 marks lost for every day late).
Students have been given ample time in class to do both chapter questions and journals. Hence, no excuses come Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
Due on Monday, October 3rd.
•Chapters 1 – 10 questions (inclusive)
•Journal Entries 1 – 4 (inclusive)
•Independent Novel – read (remember deadline for November 4th). There are 12 questions on your handout that you must complete in your literature exercise book.(5 marks lost for every day late).
Students have been given ample time in class to do both chapter questions and journals. Hence, no excuses come Monday.
September 23, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
As of today students should have handed into me for correction three (3) journal entries in their journal exercise and their answers to questions in chapter 1,2, and 3 (inclusive)from the novel, 'After the War'. All material will be returned on Monday and students will be assigned more work. Students are reminded that there are deadlines to turn work into the teacher. However, if work is turned in late it will still be accepted. Hence, better late than never. However, expect loss of marks for lateness - 5 marks for every day late.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
As of today students should have handed into me for correction three (3) journal entries in their journal exercise and their answers to questions in chapter 1,2, and 3 (inclusive)from the novel, 'After the War'. All material will be returned on Monday and students will be assigned more work. Students are reminded that there are deadlines to turn work into the teacher. However, if work is turned in late it will still be accepted. Hence, better late than never. However, expect loss of marks for lateness - 5 marks for every day late.
September 12, 2011
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-3
To date the novel, 'After the War,' has been our focus. Students are asked to have two exercise books titled - i)English Journal ii) English Literature. All journal entries to appear in journal exercise. All other English material to be placed in the 'Literature' exercise unless otherwise stated. The teacher will not accept loose leaf. Those students who wish to type journal entries may do so but are required to three hole punch sheet(s) and place them in a binder labelled 'English 9-3 Journal'
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 9-5
To date the novel, 'After the War,' has been our focus. Students are asked to have two exercise books titled - i)English Journal ii) English Literature. All journal entries to appear in journal exercise. All other English material to be placed in the 'Literature' exercise unless otherwise stated. The teacher will not accept loose leaf. Those students who wish to type journal entries may do so but are required to three hole punch sheet(s) and place them in a binder labelled 'English 9-5 Journal'

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