Friday, May 17, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (10/4/19)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy
On Monday the prayer group led a special service for the May Crowing. Thank you to Mrs. Coleman and the members of the prayer group for a job well done.  We will wear blue ribbons for Mary throughout the month of May.
Golf Professional, Mr. Wayne Allen, visited our gym classes this week to introduce golf and provide lessons to our classes.
Jacob Cull won the City of Corner Brook Mayor For A Day Contest. Leah Lainey, Kate Murphy, and Brooke Watton were selected as councillors to represent our school. Jacob was officially declared Mayor in a special assembly in our school on Wednesday morning. Following the assembly he was escorted to City Hall in a fire truck. Mayor Cull and our councillors participated in a mock city council meeting that evening.
Congratulations to our grade six boys indoor soccer team who went undefeated last weekend and won gold! Thank you to our coaches Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for their dedication to the team. Thank you to our many parents and volunteers who worked so hard during the tournament.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class participated in a calendar poster contest for the Epilepsy Association. Heidi Payne’s poster was selected to be features in the 2019-2020 calendar.
We would like to wish good luck to the grade six girls’ soccer team who are participating in a tournament this weekend.
We would like to thank everyone who supported our Apple A Day fundraiser! The last draw took place on Friday.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying some outside play this week. They are making special gifts for their moms for Mother’s Day.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class has begun a new theme on weather. The children have new words this week as well. The words they are studying a getting longer and longer.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is busy making Mother’s Day surprises this week. They are enjoying learning different strategies when adding and subtracting. They would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all their moms.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on Mother’s Day surprises...shh! They have also been working on a class book about the things that make them unique.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about nouns, verbs, and adjectives. They are working on a special Robert Munsh creative writing project. In math they are working on geometry.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on a cinquain, a non traditional poetry style. They are also learning the future proche and adverbs of time that require future tense. In math, the students are finishing their units on multiplication and division.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned vocabulary for family members in French. In social studies, students discussed ways to be a good citizen. Students also had fun completing posters for a salmon conservation contest.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is soon beginning division in math. They are working hard on their novel studies. They would like to congratulate the members of the grade six boys soccer team on their win this weekend!
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is very proud of the work they did on their Kids in Charge Energy Contest. In language arts they are reading a book about spiders and discovering many new things they did not already know.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is reading a book called “Caring for Cheetahs”. They finished their Friends for Life Program this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is continuing to work on literature circles in language arts. They competed their Kids In Charge Energy Savings projects this week.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had an awesome trip to the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition in St. John’s last week.
Coming Up

Junior Kindergarten and kindergarten orientation sessions will take place on May 22nd.
 Let's Talk Science Gold medalists, (L-R): Carly Johannesen, Fatima Alkhalil, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, and Reyd Ward. 
The grade six girls' soccer team won gold at an invitational soccer tournament held at Sacred Heart last weekend. Back (L-R): Mr. Drew Nadon, Brooke Watton, Ava Hodder, and Mr. Ryley Nadon; centre (L-R): Israela Ngania, CarlyRae Mouland, Kate Murphy, Angelina Burton, Molly George, Leah Lainey, Candace Johannesen, Alyssa Power, Lily Smallwood, and Erica Kennedy; front (L-R): Destinee Lawrence and Sommer Lawrence.
The grade six boys' soccer team won gold at an invitational soccer tournament held at IHMS last week. Back (L-R): Cole Lyver, James Lao, Jacob Cull, Noah Colbourne, Brady Green, Luke Coleman and Mr. Ryley Nadon; centre (L-R): Jack Watton, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Carter Bromley, Gabriel Rowsell, Uriah Cull, and Oscar George; front (L-R): Mark Janes and Daniel Jacobs.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (3/5/19)

By: Gabe Roswell, Sommer Lawrence, and Candace Johannesen

The official cast for the school musical of the Lion King has been selected. Rehearsals started this week. It is going to be a great show!
The grade six to eight students took part in the annual Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell Campus on Thursday. We would like to congratulate Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Fatima Alkahlil,Carly Johannesen, and Reyd Ward who placed first overall in the competition.  
This week we held our annual Heritage Fair. We would like to congratulate all the students on their wonderful projects. We would like to thank Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Drew Nadon, Mrs. Marie Ryan, Mme. Erin Ryan, Mrs. Hinks, Mr. Adam Kennedy, and Mrs. McCarthy who judged the competition.  Medals were awarded to Jack Watton, James Lao, Ava Hodder, Luke Coleman, Lily Smallwood, Kate Murphy, Noah Colbourne, Erica Kennedy, Candace Johannesen, Brooke Watton, Gabriel Rowsell, Fatima Alkahalil, Carly Johannesen, and Rebecca Janes. Honourable mentions were also awarded to Grace Brake Higgins, Sommer Lawrence, Oscar George, Leah Lainey, Molly George, and Reyd Ward.
The senior high students travelled to St. John’s on Thursday for the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics competition.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Janes who won an award for hardwork at a hockey tournament over the weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes really enjoyed the Easter break, but are glad to be back with their classmates.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class really enjoyed the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities before Easter.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about tools and simple machines in science class. They are using adding and subtracting in math. They are also learning about aboriginal people and their past and present in social studies.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class really enjoyed seeing the school heritage fair projects on Tuesday afternoon.  The students were excited to be back from Easter break and see their classmates again.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about similarities and differences between animals.  They are looking at natural and physical changes in science class. In math they are working on missing numbers in addition and subtraction.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class was very excited to participate in the Heritage Fair. It was the grade four student’s first time completing a Heritage Fair Project. They did a great job! The class was excited to celebrate Robert’s birthday on Wednesday. In French, all classes did activities on money and finances. They also wrote cinquain poems about spring. All classes are preparing for their unit test.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the ways we can protect the oceans and completed posters for a “Keep Oceans Blue” poster contest. In language arts class they finished their novel study on Pippi Longstocking. They then compared the book to the movie.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is preparing for a multiplication test. They began a new novel study in language class. They learned a lot from the heritage fair projects and are working on group posters in social studies class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class really enjoyed taking part in the school heritage fair. It was interesting to see all the different projects their classmates were working on.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is working hard on preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and writing essays about what they would do if they were mayor of the city of Corner Brook for one day.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is taking part in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge this week. They are also  working in small literature circle groups in language arts.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is working on research writing papers in language arts. The senior high students are travelling to St. John’s for the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition on Friday.
Coming Up
The May Crowing of Mary will take place on Monday with the prayer group.

IHMS is hosting the boys’ indoor soccer tournament this weekend.
CarlyRae Mouland displays her heritage project on Puffins at the annual IHMS Heritage Fair last Tuesday.
French Immersion students, Katy Hancock, Lysea Njinang, and Jacob Youden, use math skills to create a grocery budget during Talk With OUr Kids About Money Day. 

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (18/4/19)

By: Angelina Burton, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
The junior and senior high school students presented their drama production of “Gossip” in Rocky Harbour last Friday evening. The cast members included: Fatima Alkhalil, Cheyenne Bursey, Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, I.J. Felipe, Rebecca Janes, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy, Thomas Moerschell, Rosemary Owolabi, Blaire Peddle, and Reyd Ward. The show was directed by Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Alteen. With Gui Rocha operating the lights and sound for the show.
Ms. McCarthy’s grade six class organized the school’s Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities. Students in kindergarten to grade five participated in a series of stations about earning, saving, and wisely spending money.
Ms. Coleman and the prayer group hosted the annual Easter Passion rosary and re-enactment on Tuesday afternoon at All Hallows Church.
The Vice-Principal, a teacher, and two Nalcor representatives visited our school to meet with the French Immersion classes to discuss the implementation of an intensive French program, beginning in kindergarten at their school in Churchill Falls; using our school as a model.
The Student Leadership Council hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of school for all classes.
Our elementary chess team consisting of Jacob Cull, Uriah Cull, Liam Gaulton, Candace Johannesen, and Jack Watton were bronze medalists at the team event in St. John’s this past weekend. Adam Thomas, a grade two French Immersion student, participated individually and received a medal, and to Israela Ngania who received an honourable mention.  We would like to thank Mrs. Cheryl Cull who organized the trip and all the parents for attending.
School closes on Thursday afternoon for Easter break. We will re-open again on Monday, April 29th.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students who participated in the annual Silver Blades Ice Show last weekend. Our students included: Imogen Ash, Katie Brake, Alexis Caines, Leah Caines, Jenna Cammie, Kaia Foley, Rebecca Janes, Sarah Ketcha, Leah Lainey, Isralea Ngania, Lysea Njinang, Lexi Pilgrim, Ryder Parsons, Anna Sheppard, and Lexi Wight.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Easter this week. They are looking forward to the Easter break.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about eggs and which animals lay eggs. They have learned how to weave a paper egg as well.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning all about Holy Week. They are learning about some Easter poems. They are identifying characteristics of human and animal houses in science. Happy birthday to Owen who turned 7! They would like to wish a happy Easter to all our readers.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has completed their study of maple syrup in Québec. They have been working on some Easter writing and artwork.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is finished their study on supply and demand in social studies. The students are looking forward to their Easter break.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class would like to congratulate Candace and her chess team who won bronze last weekend in St. John’s. The grade four students are working on multiplication in math, while the grade five and six are working on long division. They would like to wish everyone a Joyeuses Pâques! The class would like to wish Candace a very happy birthday!
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned how to make their own magnetic compasses in science. They learned that a compass always points to the Earth’s magnetic North Pole. In social studies, they learned the difference between laws and rules. They also discussed the importance of having laws and how they keep us safe.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is learning about salmon conservation and restoring our oceans. They are excited to begin their Easter break.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to present their heritage fair projects when they return from the easter break. They have enjoyed learning about climate and climate change in science.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was excited to plan the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities for the kindergarten to grade five students this week. They learned a lot about money management and were excited to share it with everyone.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited about the Easter Break and preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the Underwater Robotics event in St. John’s in May. Canadian studies students are continuing to learn about World War 2.
Coming Up
School will re-open on Monday, April 29th.

The school Heritage fair public viewing will be Tuesday, April 30 beginning at 1:15 pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (12/4/19)

By:  Lily Smallwood, CarlyRae Mouland, Carter Bromley, Jacob Cull, Erica Kennedy
We would like to congratulate all our students, bands, and choirs on their performances in the Rotary Music Festival over the past week. We are blessed with gifts and talents and it is a joy to share them with others.
The Lion King Junior musical has arrived and planning is underway. Ms. Alteen will be hosting auditions for all the main roles.
The grade 7-12 drama group is performing their festival play “Gossip” in Rocky Harbour on Friday evening. The group will have a dress rehearsal in the morning, workshops in the afternoon, and will perform on stage at 6:30 pm.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this past week. We would like to congratulate Fabian Ryan who received first place in Class 379 Boys’ Solo- 7 and under, and first place in Class 367 Boys’ Solo – 7 and under; Teresea Coleman who placed third in Class 373 Girls’ Solo – 8 and under, third in Class 353 Girls’ Solo – 8 and under, third in Class 107 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Any Voice – 8 and under, and second place in Class 122 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any Voices – 8 and under; Ava Hodder who placed first, and Israela Ngania who placed second in Class 655-A RCM Piano Level 2 – not over 12- Romantic, Modern & Invention, and first in Class 508 Piano Concert Group – 11 and under; Lily Smallwood placed first in Class 657 RCM Piano Level 1 – not over 10 – Baroque & Classical, and second place in Class 509 Piano Concert Group – 10 and under; Fatima Alkhalil who placed first in Class 552 Piano Solo – 13 and under – Canadian Composers; Robert Morrissey who placed second in Class 661-B Preparatory (B) – not over 9; Luke Coleman who placed third in Class 210-A Concert Group, Any voice – 10 and under, and first in Class 120-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any voices – 10 and under, and first place in Class 509 Piano Concert Group- 10 and under; Lauren Green who placed second in Class 664 Preparatory 9A) Not over 8; Keira Clarke who placed first in Class 859 Woodwind Quartet “C”; Thomas Moerschell who placed third in Class 800 Alto Saxophone Solo “A”, and first place in Class 503-B Piano Concert Group – 16 and under.
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Stars of the Festival including Ava Hodder, Lily Smallwood, Israela Ngania, and Thomas Moerschell. Congratulations are also extended to students who received scholarship awards following the Stars of the Festival concert. Fabian Ryan received $25 for voice, Lily Smallwood received $25 for musical theatre and $50 for piano, Lauren Green received $25 for piano, Luke Coleman received $25 for piano and $50 for musical theatre, Israela Ngania and Ava Hodder both received $50 for piano, and Thomas Moerschell received a $200 musical scholarship.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Easter and making Easter crafts.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is reading lots of books about Easter and spring. They are hoping that sunny weather is on the way.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Holy week in religion. In social studies they are learning about how mapping developed overtime and how signs, symbols, and legends help us read maps.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is learning about how maple syrup is harvested. They are working on writing a story about a magic Easter bunny. The grade three students have been studying polygons and their attributes, while the grade two’s have been writing subtraction problems.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is beginning an author study on Robert Munsch. They are learning about supply and demand in social studies and double digit subtraction in math.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on spring poetry. In math, the grade fours are learning different multiplying strategies. The grade five and six students are excelling in long division. The class would like to congratulate Israela on her performance in the Stars of the Festival and on her piano scholarship.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class is learning about how magnets are made. In math, students began a new unit on geometry. They are learning about polygons and how to name different ones. The students did a fantastic job in their Rotary Music Festival Performance.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is working very hard writing about agriculture in Newfoundland and Labrador. They have been thinking a lot about ocean pollution and saving energy. They will soon write a book about it as a class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finishing their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel study by making their own graphic novel focusing on the most important events in the book.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is preparing activities for the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day next week. They will host stations in the gym that focus on how we make, save, and spend our money.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited about their performance in the Regional Drama Festival. The group will travel to Rocky Habour on Friday for rehearsal, workshops, and their performance.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for Underwater Robotics. Canadian History 1201 students are learning about World War 2. Biology 3201 students are learning about transcription and translation of DNA.
Coming Up
The boys’ grade six soccer tournament will be hosted at IHMS on May 3rd and 4th.

The girls’ grade six soccer team will play a tournament at Sacred Heart on May 10th and 11th.
Ben Oxford, Quinn Philips, Oliver Douglas and Emersyn Neary cut out healthy foods to create a collage for healthy eating. 
Gabriella and Owen Lawrence with the pourqui tale the grade 4 class wrote and illustrated. The grade four students presented their story and illustrations to Mrs. George's grade one class. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (5/4/19)

By: Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy, Israela Ngania
This week we continued the IHMS salad bar on Tuesday. It was another huge success!
Our junior and senior bands, junior kindergarten and kindergarten choir, primary choir, elementary choir, and chamber choir performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. All of our students performed exceptionally well. We would like to thank Ms. Alteen for working with all the groups and to Thomas Moerschell for accompanying the choirs on piano.  
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Keira Clarke who placed first in Class 267-B Traditional Folk Song Solo – Any Voice – 12 and under and second in Class 389 Girls’ Solo – 12 and under; Luke Coleman who placed second in Class 652 RCM Piano Level 3 – Not over 13 – Romantic and Modern, and second in Class 105-B Musical Theatre Movie Musical, Any voice – 10 and under; Teresa Coleman who placed second in Class 270 Traditional Folk Song Solo, Any Voice – 9 and under; Lily Smallwood who placed first in Class 118-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any voices – 12 and under, and first place in Class 105-B Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, any voice – 10 and under; and Thomas Moerschell who placed first in Class 536 Piano Solo – 16 and under – Classical.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning more about spring this week. They were excited to be a part of the music festival with the kindergarten class.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is participated in the music festival this week. They did an awesome job! The students had their kindergarten graduation photos taken this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class went on a structure hunt in science class this week. They are really loving their geometry unit. They sang in the festival yesterday. Congratulations to Nate and Lexi who performed their own pieces in the festival!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is cluing up their research on a francophone country and making posters to display the interesting facts they have learned. They are beginning a unit about the maple sugar harvest in Quebec that surrounds the spring season. The students were very excited to perform in the festival this week.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about how to use commas, plurals, and abbreviations in language arts. They are discussing volunteering in social studies and simple machines in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class has had a busy week with the Rotary Music Festival. In Français, they are doing reading assignments. In math, the grade fours are dividing decimals.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the positive interactions among people in social studies. Students discussed different interactions they’ve had at school and how to promote more of these kinds of interactions. In health, students continued this theme by learning about the different qualities of a good friend. Students then created their own group skits to show how a person can be a good friend.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class wrote pourquoi tales as a class and then presented it to the grade one class. It is called “How the Unicorn Lost Its Horn”. They are researching for the Heritage Fair and learning a lot of amazing facts.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has started working on their heritage fair projects. They performed this week in the musical festival with the school band and choir.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is finished their novel study on Bridge to Terabithia and celebrated by watching the movie and noting the comparisons.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is preparing for a math quiz on ratio rate and percentages. They are excited about the upcoming drama festival next week in Rocky Harbour.
Coming Up

Cardboard box races at Marble Mountain on Saturday. Registration begins at 10 am.
Uriah Cull (left) and Brooklyn Pittman (right) following a Friends for Life session with Ms. Janna Hartson-Penney, Community Mental Health Coordinator.
Ciara Bromley and Emma Tran enjoyed the kindergarten hospital orientation this week a the school of nursing. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (29/3/19)

By: Gabe Rowsell, Sommer Lawrence, Candace Johannesen, and Alyssa Power
Our annual Applea-A-Day Ticket Sales have begun. The proceeds of this fundraiser will be used to offset the cost of the replacement of the floor.  Tickets are $20 each and includes five days of draws. The prizes include: Apple TV, apple watch, apple iPad mini, iPhone 8, and a Macbook Air.
The grade five to Level III students went to Marble Mountain on Monday for skiing and snowboarding lessons. Everyone had a great time. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Hancock and Ms. Alteen for accompanying the students.
On Thursday we hosted a Music Theme Day. Students dressed in music themed clothing or as their favourite performs. That evening we hosted, a Pre-Festival Showcase to show our families and school community the pieces we have been working on for the festival. Thank you to Ms. Alteen for organizing this and to Thomas Moerschell for accompanying all the choirs, and Christian Mouland for assisting with the music.
Salad Bar Tuesday was another huge success. Thank you to our volunteers and students for supporting this initiative. This will continue every Tuesday until the end of the school year. The junior kindergarten students were able to avail of the salad bar as part of their lunch program on Wednesday.
Ms. Bursey’s class is collecting plastic shopping bags for the Plastic bag Challenge! This collection will continue until the end of April.
We have begun collecting used and broken cell phones for the annual Recycle My Cell Campaign.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. McCarthy who hosted a Charity Spin Class on Sunday in aid of Willow House. The total amount raised both online and at the event was $1,235.00!
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about healthy living outside and enjoying the nice weather. They are practicing for the music festival next week.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning how to do bubble letters in art. They are learning about cooperation in social studies and three element patterns in math. There is lots of learning going on.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing about spring this week. They are starting their geometry unit in math. They are very excited to be performing in the music festival next week!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is looking forward to the festival. The grade two students are working on addition with regrouping. The grade three students have begun an introduction to fractions. They have all been learning about other countries around the world that have Francophone populations. The students were surprised that there are so many and that their cultures are so diverse.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about re-grouping addition. They are continuing to learn about movement including rolling and sliding.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class did a theme on “cuisine” this past week. The grade four students are excelling in multiplication and have also started division. The grade five and six began long division in math class. Students are excited for the music festival.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class has begun a new unit in math on fractions. In French, students designed their own French birthday invitations using vocabulary words related to birthdays, months, and dates. To celebrate World Water Day, students watched a video called “How Much Water is in the World?” and discussed reasons we need water and problems that would arise if we had no water.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is welcoming spring by writing poems in language arts. They are starting their second chapter on multiplication in math.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is working hard on their Kids in Charge Energy savings project. This week they held a chocolate taste testing event. Their favourite chocolate was Mirage and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is finishing their novel study on Bridge to Terabithia and beginning to make up their own fantasy land.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class has begun preparation for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day at Marble Mountain on Monday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the upcoming drama festival and Underwater Robotics. Math 3201 students are learning about experimental functions. Canadian studies students are learning about The Great Depression.
Coming Up

Our bands and choirs will perform at the Rotary Music Festival next week.
 Junior kindergarten student, Liam Kenny, enjoys the school's salad bar offerings on Wednesday.
Erica Kennedy and Sommer Lawrence enjoy a beautiful day at Marble Mountain on Monday.

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (22/3/19)

By:  Noah Colbourne, Luke Coleman, Angelina Burton, Charlotte Mercier
Our students and staff enjoyed a winter break with a long weekend last week.
Tuesday was a very exciting day in our school as it was the grand opening of the IHMS Salad bar! This new service will be available every Tuesday. We had many delicious types of salad available including quinoa salad, broccoli salad, Caesar salad, and fruit salad. In addition, there were a variety of salad toppings available to choose from. We would like to thank our staff and volunteers for their hard work in preparing the food and the beautiful artwork for the grand opening.
We would like to congratulate our students who attended the Provincial Chess tournament this past weekend. IHMS hosted another amazing tournament with students attending from all across the island. Representing our school we had Andrew Ryan and Spencer Kean in kindergarten; Mary Jay Cull in grade one; Fabian Ryan, Grayson Roberts, Hunter Olmstead, and Adam Thomas in grade two; Katy Hancock and Yasmin Alkhlil in grade three; Uriah Cull and Jack Watton in grade four; Candace Johannesen in grade six; and Thomas Moerschell in level 1. We would also like to thank our parents, staff, and volunteers for all the work they did in organizing, planning, and supporting this event. Special thank you to Mrs. Cull, Ms. Williams, Ms. Jennifer Pendleton, and Mr. Hancock who lead our chess club.
On Thursday morning we held a special assembly to honour our provincial chess champions and to give out special chess club awards in memory of Mr. Jose Lam. The chess club held a party afterschool on Thursday to celebrate their successes over the weekend. We would like to congratulate the award recipients from this assembly. Top performing awards for the Provincial Chess tournament went to Fabian Ryan (male), and Katy Hancock (female); Rookie of the Year for 2019 went to Andrew Ryan (male) and Mary Jay Cull (female); Most Improved Player Awards went to Adam Thomas (male) and Yasmin Alkhalil (female); Sportsmanship Award  went to Jack Watton (male) and Candace Johannesen (female); IHMS CHESS Global Ambassador Award went to Thomas Moerschell; IHMS CHESS dedication to the game of chess awards & for the love of the game awards went to Uriah Cull, Grayson Roberts, Jacob Cull, Liam Gaulton, Hunter Olmstead, and Spencer Kean.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. Georgina Burton who was married over the weekend!
Congratulations to our provincial chess champions: in kindergarten, Andrew Ryan received first place and Spencer Kean received second place; in grade two, Fabian Ryan received second place; in grade three, Katy Hancock in third place; in grade four, Uriah Cull in third place; and in Level 1, Thomas Moerschell second place.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes would like to welcome two Early Childhood Education students who will be with their class for a five week work placement. The students are busy preparing for the Rotary Music Festival.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class would like to welcome two new students to their class this week. Welcome to Sanna and Alex! The students are looking forward to spring and doing spring activities.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how to take care of our water supply for World Water Day. They are finishing their penguin research projects. They all really enjoyed a tasty salad on Tuesday for the official opening of the salad bar. The star of the week is Rudy.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is super excited about the arrival of spring. They painted Friendship rocks to place in the green spaces around the school. They are discussing and exploring with magnets in science.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about supply and demand. In science they are investigating with causes objects to move.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class had a lot of fun doing activities for International Francophone Day. All classes finished their unit in math. They would like to extend congratulations to Candace Johannesen who won the Sportsmanship Award at the Chess Assembly.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the properties of magnets and tests different materials to see if they were magnetic or not. They also tried experiments with magnets to see if they could make a paper clip and a magnet float. In math, students began exploring mass and estimating the mass of different objects.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is learning about sequencing in language arts. They learned about different climates and vegetation in social studies. They are discovering how amazing rocks are in science.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is looking at a variety of ways to make a lift in STEM. In language arts they are preparing for a chocolate taste test and planning their trip to Wonka’s factory.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is almost finished reading Bridge to Terabithia. In math they are learning long division. In science they are working on the Kids in Charge Energy Savings Contest.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is working on their heritage fair projects. Students will be going to Marble Mountain on Monday for skiing and snowboarding lessons.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is excited about their skiing and snowboarding trip on Monday. Chemistry 2202 students are learning about bonding forces. Biology 3201 students are starting molecular genetics.
Coming Up

The salad bar is open every Tuesday for a cost of $5.
Fabian Ryan enjoys a salad during the grand opening of the IHMS Salad Bar last week.
Junior high Students,(L-R): Fatima Alkhalil, Mikayla Mugford, Reyd Ward, Rosemary Owolabi, Rebecca Janes, and Jenna Cammie line up at the salad bar during lunch break last Tuesday.