Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may already know, I am currently recuperating at home from knee surgery. For the past few weeks, I’ve been icing my knee and doing lots of physiotherapy so that I can be in top shape for when I return at the end of March. --Well, as much as someone pushing 50 can be in top shape!!--

We are now into the third and final term. I guess when you work every day with remarkable students, committed staff and an involved parent community that continue to dedicate themselves to the success of their school, time just flies by.

Macdonald High School’s aforementioned commitment to success was on display last month, when senior administrators from other Quebec school boards and representatives from the Ministry of Education visited our school to inquire about our Mobile Labs/Bring You Own Device program. They were thoroughly impressed. Mac is now recognized as one of Quebec’s front-runners, when it comes to using technology in all programs at all levels; in creating digital content for students and in the sharing of pedagogical information amongst educators and students.

On another positive note, registration for the upcoming 2015-16 school year is also going well, with over 170 students registered in grade 7. This wonderful school’s future is looking very bright.

As usual, many exciting activities are being planned for the coming weeks and months. Be sure to check the monthly calendars for important information and events. Let’s all have an awesome last term and finish off the school year on a “Mac Pride” high note!

Jad Deegan


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Think Twice when Posting Photos

As the school year continues and the time for concerts, plays and other events arrives, we should take note of issues surrounding privacy and the posting of student photos on-line. The Central Parents Committee (CPC) of the Lester B. Pearson School Board has drafted a brief “Parent to Parent Guide” on this issue. To reach the CPC website and view their guide, follow http://cpc.lbpsb.qc.ca/documents/ThinkTwicewhenPostingPhotos.pdf