Friday, February 26, 2010

Mrs. King voted "World’s Best Principal"

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on February 26, 2010

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

In honor of the Olympics, the grade one class made Olympic “torches” then presented Mrs. King with a gold (cookie) medal for being the world’s best principal. (L-R) Liam Dawe, William Bennett, McKenna Batstone, Mrs. King, Alaura Alexander, Jack Ryan, Chenoah Park and Tamara Campbell.

Last Thursday IHMS had an Olympic Fun Day. Everybody had fun building an igloo snow sculpture and playing winter sports and games. Thank you to Ms. Dutton and the Junior High students for organizing our fun day. Also thank you to Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Brothers for taking pictures.

On Friday morning we had a school spelling bee for grades 4 to 6 students. Six students were chosen to represent our school at the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Grade 4 students MacKenzie Brothers and Katerina Hamann, Grade 5 students Abigail Companion and Jenna Yetman, and grade 6 students Claire Reynolds and Sarah Keeping were chosen from our school. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy for organizing, Mrs. McHugh and Mrs. George for judging and Mr. Hancock for timing the students for this event.

The grade 3 and 4 students last Sunday had a bible presentation at All Hallows Parish. They accepted their first bible.

On Monday we had a Winter Carnival Day while the teachers had a professional development day. Yesterday our girl’s basketball team competed in an invitational tournament at Humber Elementary. The girls played very well. This tournament continues on Friday and Saturday.

Also on Thursday our school hosted the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Congratulations to all spellers.

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are starting the number 6 and making ice caverns in science.

The Kindergarten class is learning about shapes in math and learning about recycling in science.

The Grade 1 class is learning about resources in social studies and ways to be respectful. They loved the nutrition tour at Colemans this week. They are very excited to say they got to try out our school’s smart board this week while practicing with shapes.

The Grade 2 class is doing math investigation and making science experiments.

The Grade 3 and 4 class is starting a new unit called “Invisible Power”. They are also working on a colouring contest.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is excited about the spelling bee and having lots of fun playing basketball. They are learning to sew in art class and studying economics by playing a game where they have to sell lemonade in social studies.

The Junior High class is learning the phonetic alphabet and practicing using hand held radios. They are still working on their Popsicle stick bridges. They are also trying to increase their fitness by doing extra fitness activities on days when they do not have gym class.

Wednesday March 3 is Math Day.

March 6 is the National Engineering and Geoscience bridge building competition for the junior high students. Their bridges will be tested to see how much weight they will hold without breaking. Also on March 6 is our school’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck from 5-7 pm.

The mini-reporters love to watch the Olympics. Go team Canada!