Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-1(218)
December 6, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review adjectives rules and notes.

Complete p.3 of adjective sheets (male and female characters).

Students should be in the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Reminder of your test on Wednesday on all of unit 3.

We worked on BEDMAS with fractions today. Finish the worksheet you were given today if you didn't get it finished during class.
December 4, 2019
December 2, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review adjectives rules and notes.

Students should be in the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p 151-152 #'s 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14
November 29, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Finish Chapter Review for next class!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The test on Unit 3 will be written on Wednesday, Dec 11.
November 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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!

Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
ICA on 3.5-3.7 on Friday, Nov 29
Test on all of unit 3 on Wed, Dec 11
November 26, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Unit test covering all work since September (All three booklets) will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Notes and new quizlets on my website.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p. 145 #'s 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
November 25, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
TOMORROW!
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 22, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
26 November
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 21, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 2 test tomorrow. Please review the Quizlets available on my Social Studies website.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
26 November
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 20, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Several students were not ready to present in class last week. Students must be prepared to present TOMORROW.
Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
26 November
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 19, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The ICA on 3.1-3.4 will be written Thursday. Students can work on the sheets they were given Friday if these are not finished. We will complete 3.4 tomorrow.
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Several students were not ready to present in class last week. Students must be prepared to present on Thursday. Any students having difficulty should contact me immediately.
Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
26 November
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 17, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
ICA on Thursday, Nov 21. Books and notes permitted.
November 15, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Several students were not ready to present in class today. Students must be prepared to present next week. Any students having difficulty should contact me immediately.
Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Quiz! The Market/Au marche !
26 November
Review vocab (words and sentences) for the market!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 14, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations continue in class TOMORROW!
Students had a final class to practice their presentations on Tuesday and should be prepared to present tomorrow. Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 2 test is on Friday, Nov. 22nd. Study material available on my social studies website.
November 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Unit test on Friday November 15.

For tomorrow finish review pages 15-18, do graph on page 14 and terms on pages 1-2.

Please note that students have had 2 hours to complete this in class.
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations begin in class TOMORROW!
Students had a final class to practice their presentations yesterday and should be prepared to begin tomorrow. Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 12, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations begin in class on Thursday (le 14 novembre)! Students had a final class to practice their presentations today and should be prepared to begin on Thursday. Students are advised to practice at home and to verify that appropriate vocab is used throughout their presentations!

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 7, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Quiz covering booklet 2 will be on Friday, November 15.

Completed notes are on my website.
November 6, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations begin in class next week (le 14 novembre)! Students will have one final class on Tuesday to prepare for their presentations, so it is important that they continue working at home to prepare for next week.

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 5, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations begin in class next week (le 14 novembre)! Students will have one final class on Tuesday to prepare for their presentations, so it is important that they continue working at home to prepare for next week.

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students were given a unit review. This will be corrected tomorrow in preparation for the test on Thursday.
November 4, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Project ! Une interaction au marche !
Presentations begin in class next week (le 14 novembre)! Students will have time in class tomorrow to prepare for their presentations.

Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for your project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
November 1, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review vocab for the market (au marche). This will be important for next week's project!
https://quizlet.com/_7cytj8

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 31, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students are reminded about their test next week. It was originally scheduled for Monday but has been moved to Thursday. This is on all of unit 2.
October 29, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
A reminder of your in-class assignment tomorrow on Unit 2. (2.1-2.5). This is open book so you can use your text and notes/worksheets.
October 24, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
Pajama tomorrow, Friday. Bring $2.00 to support the Janeway.
October 23, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review 'prepositions geographiques'.

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 22, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
A reminder of your quiz tomorrow on 2.1-2.2.
October 21, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review 'prepositions geographiques' - this will help with tomorrow's activity!

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 18, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
We completed p 73 #'s 6, 7 and 8 in class today.
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review 'prepositions geographiques' - this will help with Monday's activity!

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
October 16, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p. 68-69 #'s 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 17
October 15, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Work on ten questions from today's sheet (prepositions geographiques). Use notes to help identify the correct preposition!

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc

Go ENG Girl!
A free annual event organized in partnership with the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering. Go ENG Girl offers girls in grades 7-10 the chance to learn more about engineering through a hands-on activities, enlightening information sessions and opportunities to connect with female engineering role models.
https://www.mun.ca/engineering/community/outreach/upcomingevents.php
October 9, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Complete table from class today - geographical prepositions!

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 8, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 5, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The test this week is on unit 1 - square roots and the Pythagorean theorem.
October 3, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Remember that your test for unit 2 will be written on Thursday, October 10.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Remember that your test for unit 2 will be written on Thursday, October 10.
October 2, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
October 1, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Quiz covering the first booklet will be on Tuesday, October 8th.

Notes for this can be found on my website.
September 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Continue reviewing vocab to help with upcoming unit. Students can review vocab via notes, Google Classroom, or Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students are reminded of their ICA on Wednesday on sections 1.1-1.7. Books and notes are permitted. Students were working on a Pythagoras sheet today that they can finish for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
The quiz date has changed to Monday, Oct. 7. Field trip permission slips for Thursday's outing are due tomorrow!

September 27, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Vocab quiz on Monday! (30 September
Students can review vocab via notes, Google Classroom, or Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
September 26, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Please bring back field trip permission forms and money asap. The field trip is Thursday, Oct. 3. Our chapter 1 quiz Friday, Oct. 4th. Review materials are on my socials website.
September 25, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Vocab quiz next week (Monday, 30 September). Students can review vocab via notes, Google Classroom, or Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
September 24, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Vocab quiz next week (Monday, 30 September). Students can review vocab via notes, Google Classroom, or Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
September 23, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Vocab quiz next week (Monday, 30 September). Students can review vocab via notes, Google Classroom, or Quizlet.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a

Students should join the Google Classroom. Code: 6kuulyc
September 20, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
We have covered up to 1.5. Students were working on practice Pizzazz sheets in class today (4 sheets, puzzle questions) that were not required to be finished for homework. However, if a student is looking for extra practice, these would be suggested.

Important Dates:
Quiz 1.1,1.2, 1.4 - Sept 24
Assignment 1.1-1.7 - Changed from Oct 7 to Oct 3
Test 1.1-1.7 - Oct 10

Math Help is every Monday in the Learning Commons from 2:15-3:15
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review vocab for quiz on Monday, 30 September. Students can access the vocab through Google Classroom (code 6kuulyc) or via the Quizlet below.

https://quizlet.com/_73pk4a
September 19, 2019
French
Assigned By: Chris Downey
Review vocab for quiz on Monday, 30 September.
September 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Heirloom/Monument projects due Monday. Quiz Oct. 5. All info on my social studies website.
September 17, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Family Heirloom/Monument presentations start Monday in class. For more information please check out my website.https://sites.google.com/nlesd.ca/mdjhcomerford/assignments/grade-8?authuser=0
September 16, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Review your notes. WE have completed up to 1.4 and will continue with this tomorrow.

Important dates:
Quiz on 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 on Sept 24.
Assignment on Oct 8
Test on October 10

The handouts for this unit can be found on my website. All notes, your textbook, extra practice, math videos etc can be found here.
https://sites.google.com/nlesd.ca/clemensbrenton/home
September 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
READING FRIDAY (Reminder)
Students please bring your novels to class to read during English period.
September 9, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 4, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
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 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
The grade 8 science exam will be on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:50 AM. Students are reminded to bring pencils, eraser, a ruler and a calculator in a clear bag to the exam.
Textbooks must be returned on the day of the exam. Failure to return textbooks will result in a charge of $87.41 that must be payed before report cards are released.
June 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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
June 12, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Unit 4 Google Classroom assignments are due. Please submit using Google classroom.
June 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Our Google Classroom assignment for Unit four is due today. Please make sure you complete the required work and submit through Google Classroom.
June 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
June 3, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 29, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Cells Unit Test on Friday June 7th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
The Chapter 8 Test on World War II has been moved to Tuesday, March 4th. Study materials are on Google Classroom.
May 28, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Recovery Starts Tomorrow
May 24, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz on Tuesday, May 28, on the theme of animals / physical aspects, environments. Vocab is on the homework site, as well as a quizlet study link.
May 23, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
MUN Field trip permission forms and $5 due ASAP
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
May 21, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Students have new vocab to study about animals. Please see my website.A quizlet review is at this link:
https://quizlet.com/ca/395936414/cf8-les-animaux-flash-cards/
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Do not forget that your recovery for chapters 5,6 and 7 is on May 29th and 30th
May 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 10 quiz on Thursday May 23.
May 8, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
You have a test on May 10th...
Make sure that you go through your precious assessments for chapter 6.

Recovery 2 is scheduled for May 30/31 and will cover chapters 5,6, and 7
May 6, 2019
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Your guitar playing test is on May 8th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Test on Sections 6.1-6.7 on Friday May 10
April 29, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Optics Unit Test on Tuesday May 7 covering chapters 4, 5 and 6. Review sheet is on my website.
April 10, 2019
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Guitar written test is on Friday April 12th. See my website for notes.
April 8, 2019
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Guitar written test on Friday April 12.
See my website for details.
April 4, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: We have a quiz tomorrow, Friday,April 5, on vocab for the house, and prepositions of position. Notes are on my website under grade 8 notes.
[ mrcfrench.weebly.com ]
April 3, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 5 Quiz will be on Tuesday April 9th.

Review sheet is on my website.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: We have a quiz Friday, April 5, on vocab for the house, and prepositions of position. Notes are on my website.
April 1, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
Students will continue to work on their In-Class Assignment next class so Tuesday will be a good chance for students to review Unit 5.
March 26, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
You have an In-Class Assignment
Covering sections 5.5-5.8 on Thursday and Friday... Be sure to prepare by working on cluing up the questions for these sections.
March 21, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
We will have an In-Class Assignment on ratios on March 25/26
March 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 4 Quiz will be Wednesday, March 20th. Notes and review sheet on my website.
March 11, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 6 Test this Friday. Review material available on Google Classroom.
March 8, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Work on Quick Review 8.1 to 8.4
Work on Extra Practice 8.1-8.4

We will do you quiz on Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
February 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
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 22, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz (science terms)scheduled for Wednesday,Feb. 27th.
Notes are on my website. A quizlet review link may be found here:
https://quizlet.com/ca/372126718/cf8-4-science-vocab-flash-cards/
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Review the terms for your quiz on February 28th. See my website for notes
February 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Viscosity Unit Test (Chapters 7,8 & 9) will be Thursday February 21.

Review sheet is on my website.
February 11, 2019
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
Reading of independent novels on Monday. All students to bring their respective novels.
February 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 4 booklets due tomorrow.
February 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
February 5, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Get Ready for your test tomorrow...
January 31, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Please ensure that you have all of your Quick Review and Extra Practice sheets for sections 4.1-4.8 completed for tomorrow.

Your test will be next Tuesday (Feb 5)
January 24, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Don't forget that your recovery is planned for February 13th and 15th.
January 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: we have a vocab quiz tomorrow
January 24th. See my web page for review.
January 22, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Please note that any missing grades that presently have ' 0 % ' will remain in effect if the evaluation has not been completed by the end of term 1, (Monday, February 4). Please check grades online to see if any evaluations have a grade of zero. Get in touch if this is the case and you wish to have an evaluation done.
January 21, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Your recovery for chapters 1 through 4 has been scheduled...

- The multiple choice will be written on Feb 13.
- The constructed response will be written on Feb 15
January 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Gy Hopkins
Exercises page 214 #'s 4-14 should be completed and Extra Practice 1 should also be finished.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz (fashion terms) scheduled for Thursday, January 24th. Review material and a quizlet link can be found on my website.
January 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 8 Quiz on Wednesday January 23
January 16, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Don't forget about our field trip to the Rooms tomorrow. You need a permission slip to attend. Please meet at the student entrance after period 1 with jackets, ready to go. Bus leaves at 9:15.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Quiz on sections 4.1 - 4.4 on Friday...
January 14, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Please have your permission slips and money for class tomorrow. Permission slips are available on my social studies website.
January 10, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are doing a unit on fashion. Notes are available on my homework site at this link:
https://mrcfrench.weebly.com/grade-8-notes
January 8, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Complete Pg 175, Questions 11-14
January 7, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Permission slips for our trip to the Rooms are due back asap.
December 12, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Just a reminder that our Chapter 3 test is Tuesday. Check google classroom for the Quizlet.
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Wednesday Dec. 19
Chapter 7 Quiz
December 10, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Page 155, Q4-12

ICA - 3.1-3.9 - Dec 13
Test - 3.1-3.9 - Dec 18
December 9, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
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 27, 2018
November 26, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Finish review sheet for tomorrow.

Unit Test on Thursday
November 22, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Vocab quiz tomorrow on body vocab!
November 20, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
For a quizlet review for Friday's quiz, follow this link:
https://quizlet.com/ca/239372505/cf8-le-corps-flash-cards/
November 19, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Science Unit Test covering chapters 1,2 & 3 will be on Thursday, Nov. 29th
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Pg 125 Questions 4-15
November 17, 2018
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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).
November 16, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Work on Quick Review and Extra Practice sheets for sections 3.1-3.3 in advance of our assignment next Wednesday.
November 15, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
finish questions of section 3.2
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Students have new vocab to learn about the body. Please see my website for notes.( We have a quiz on Friday, Nov. 23rd.)
mrcfrench.weebly.com
November 13, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Finish up questions of section 3.1 this evening. We will be moving on into section 3.2 tomorrow.
November 8, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Have a great long weekend... Ill see you on Tuesday.
November 7, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 2 Test Tuesday, Nov. 13th. Study material available on my website.
November 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 By: Craig Squires
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,
November 1, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Chapter 3 test moved to Tuesday, Nov. 13th (after the long weekend). Review material is on my website.
October 30, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Complete Page 97 questions 1-14

Test is Friday
October 29, 2018
October 26, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 2 Quiz - Friday Nov. 2

Review sheet is on website. It is important that students review notes and text book as well as review sheet.
October 25, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: we have a quiz tomorrow on how to make adjectives feminine, and also on question words (who, when, what, etc.)
October 24, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Remember that we are aiming for the unit 2 test for next Wednesday
October 20, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Friday,
October 26, on 'question words', and masculine vs feminine adjectives. For notes, please follow this link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
October 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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 16, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Great class today...
Be sure to finish up:
Quick Review 2.1 and 2.2
Extra Practice 2.1 and 2.2
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Notes are at: mrcfrench.weebly.com
Please note if you have missed a quiz recently, you should be reviewing the material for a makeup test...this will be given Wednesday or Thursday this week.
October 15, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Continue working on Quick review and extra practice sheets for section 2.1 and 2.2
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are working on an in class project (written and oral) re ordering at amarket. Also, we are learning question words. Please see notes at :
mrcfrench.weebly.com
October 11, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Students should join the following Google classroom and take a look around.


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October 10, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Great job on your tests today
October 3, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
We have a test on unit 1 on Wednesday, October 10th.

You will be permitted the use of a calculator on the second half of the test so you should have your own calculator prior to Wednesday.
Homeroom
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
October 2, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
You will have a Unit Test on Wednesday, October 10
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 1 Quiz on Thursday October 4th.

Notes and Quizlets can be found on my website
September 28, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
September 27, 2018
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Finish Question #6a,e,c,g
September 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned By: Craig Squires
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.
September 25, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Heirloom/ Monument presentations tomorrow!!! Have your heirloom/picture and your one page write up ready to go. Check my socials website for more details.
September 24, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz on Tuesday, October 2nd, day 6. Please see my website for review and a quizlet link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Don't forget, Heirloom/ Monument project presentations begin this week. Please remember to check out my website for more details and email me a picture of your heirloom if you're unable to bring it to school.
September 21, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: Sarah Comerford
Family Heirloom/ Public Monument assignments will be presented this week. Chapter one quiz will be Oct. 1. Check my social studies website for details.
September 20, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz on Tuesday, October 2nd, day 6. Please see my website for review and a quizlet link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
September 18, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Welcome! We are reviewing vocabulary related to a 'French marketplace'.
The vocab can be found on my website:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
Also, a useful quizlet link for review may be found at:
https://quizlet.com/230250806/au-marche-vocab-flash-cards/
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
BE sure to try and estimate the square root of 75 this evening. Try to use the procedure that was discussed in class today.

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