Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on January 8, 2010

By: Abigail Companion, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Special guest, Pedro Taffe, who came all the way from Mexico, sang with our students during our variety show.

We’re all back here at IHMS ready to get back to our normal schedule.

We hope that everybody had a relaxing, yet exciting break. We wish everyone a happy new year. Students should try and think of a new year’s resolution to make 2010 the best school year ever. Some of our resolutions are: get more organized, complete all homework, get good grades and be on time for school.

Our school breakfast on the last day of classes was very delicious. We enjoyed pancakes and French toast. After that delicious breakfast we had class parties and enjoyed great snacks. After all that excitement we had a variety show. Thank you to all the students and staff for participating and showing their talent. We had juggling, hula-hooping, singing, dancing and cheerleading. Also, a special guest visited us all the way from Mexico, Pedro Taffe, came and sang with our students.

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are building toys. They welcome to their class Kelsey Maxwell.

The Kindergarten class is adding in math and learning how to make things in science. They had fun making snowflakes and eating marshmallow men.

The Grade 1 class welcomes teacher intern Ms. Simone Bennett to their class. They are working on new years resolutions and are doing measurements in math.

The Grade 2 class is excited to be back in school after the Christmas break.

The Grade 3 and 4 class is hard at work right away with a spelling test today. They all enjoyed their Christmas break.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is doing paper mache planets in Art class. All the planets put together will make up the solar system.

The Junior High class had an awesome time on Christmas break. They are preparing for midterm exams and their trip to St. John’s.

The Student Leadership Council is having another recycling blitz beginning Monday, January 11th and ending on Saturday, Jan. 16th. Recyclables and bottles can be dropped off during the week or on Saturday from 11-2 pm. We are challenging every student to bring in at least one bag of recyclables each. Money from the recycling blitz will be donated to our school library.

The Junior High class is organizing a school talent show for Sunday, January 17th at 7:00 pm. All family and friends are invited to come and see our talented students. Admission to the show is $3 and all proceeds are in aid of the trip to the Lego Robotics Skills Challenge. Students don’t forget to sign up! If you can sing, dance or play an instrument we need you!

The Junior High midterm exams begin Friday, January 22nd.

The Student Leadership Council is also planning something special for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t forget to visit our breakfast program every morning at 7:45 am.

We’re back, hope you didn’t miss us too much—no you can’t have an autograph! That’s all the news for this week straight from the mini-reporters.