Please visit our Macdonald Library
The Macdonald Library web site is located at http://macdonaldlibrary.weebly.com/
Guidance and Student Services:
The following resources are available on a full time or part time basis:
- Guidance Counselor: Full Time Service
- Social Worker: Part Time Service
- Nurse: Part Time Service
- School Psychologist: Part Time Service
- Drug Counselor: Part Time Service
- Spiritual Animator: Part Time Service
- Work Study: Part Time Service
The Guidance Department of Macdonald is dedicated to helping students achieve success in their high school years. To that end, the services of the counselor are available to all students and their parents in helping solve personal, academic or vocational issues. Students and parents are invited to consult with the counselor. Individual appointments, which are strictly confidential, can be made at any time by visiting the guidance office or calling the school.
The transition from elementary to high school is sometimes difficult for children. They move from small and familiar, to large and seemingly impersonal surroundings. The guidance counselor is available to help them integrate into the life of the high school. Sometimes just finding a friend or an older student to help is all that is needed.
Talking about the problem may help put things into perspective. The counselor is there to listen, maybe advise and if necessary, mediate. The counselor is available for crisis intervention if required.
The Guidance Department also organizes activities at various grade levels during the school year:
Tour of the school for prospective Sec I students
A career day for Sec IV & Sec V
Career Cruising is a comprehensive computer program that offers many career paths from which to choose. It is available to students by appointment.
At the Sec V level, a verification of credits earned is done for each student to make sure that he/she has the necessary requirements for graduation and, if applicable, CEGEP entrance.
- Provides students an opportunity to experience careers & receive credits.
- May also arrange for “job shadowing” for a day job or vocational school.
- Students may answer a questionnaire on Career Cruising. Jobs are then suggested according to their answers.
- Offers programs to students in Career Orientation
- Program in Community Services
- Interacts with the community in positive ways
- Organizes Seniors' Tea
- Organizes a Christmas Party for handicapped children
- Co-ordinates student attendance at special events
- Participates in Terry Fox Run
- Much, much more
Parents and community volunteers are invited to come into the school to type, bind books, tutor, mentor, and to assist in the Health room, the Library and Computer rooms.
The focus of the planning process is on present and future behaviour and the teaching of strategies that promote student success.
In accordance with the Education Act, the Lester B. Pearson School Board has appointed a student ombudsman. Please refer to the school board’s website for more comprehensive Information.
The cafeteria offers a large variety of food; full meals, snacks, soups, salads and many à la carte items to supplement your lunch from home.
For a copy of your school’s cafeteria menu and a list of prices for the school year, please visit the board's website.
Food Allergy Awareness:
Items that may contain nuts or traces of nut products will be identified with a Red Dot.
The onus is on the student to be proactive by inquiring about the ingredients of all the foods. The red dot acts as a warning symbol to alert the students with allergies to a POSSIBLE THREAT. The absence of a red dot does not guarantee that the food is nut-free.
Students are asked to avoid bringing nut products to school in accordance with Macdonald High School’s new allergy awareness efforts. This is in the best interest of our anaphylactic students.