Thursday, March 11, 2010

Who Knew Education Week Could Be So Fun?!

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on March 12, 2010

By: Abigail Companion, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman

Our Under 12 girls basketball team played an exhibition game with the RNC last week and the score was a close one 38 to 41 for IHMS Lions.

Click below to watch a video clip from the game.

Click below to watch a Classic Blooper from the game.

Our St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck was an evening to remember (see picture below). Everybody had fun. Thank you to the parents who helped to organize the dinner. The Du Toit family won the award for most family spirit and green clothing.

The winners of last week’s “Moo-off” for milk spirit week were grade 1 student Chenoah Park and grade 4 student Maria Reynolds. Congratulations to everyone who participated.

Saturday at the Corner Brook Plaza the Junior High Enrichment class participated in National Science and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition. Sarah Yetman, Anri Vermooten, Skylar Anderson and Taylor Morrissey won the award for Most Aesthetically Pleasing Bridge Design. An $80 cheque was also given to them.

The QSP Magazine Fundraiser began Monday of this week and ends on March 29. Students have the chance to win lots of fun prizes for each magazine subscription they sell. On Monday there will be a school draw for the singing and dancing ostrich.

This week was Education Week. The theme was “My Place”. We hope all our students had a great week celebrating with trivia, guessing which teacher is shown in each baby photo, and watching the staff vs. students basketball game.

On Wednesday grades 4-9 went to Reconciliation for forgiveness.

On Thursday was our staff vs. students basketball game (see picture below) and the school pre-festival showcase for students and parents.

Click below to watch a video clip from the game.

On the weekend there was a Shamrock Challenge skating competition in Deer Lake that five of our students participated in. Caylie Blake won a gold medal, Abigail Companion and Anna Brake won silver medals and Olivia Park and Jasmine Penney both received bronze medals. Congratulations girls!

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes had fun participating in Education Week activities in art, circle time, and science.

The Kindergarten class is learning about healthy eating and weather in science.

The Grade 1 class is doing research on penguins and learning all about St. Patrick.

The Grade 2 class is starting a new book study and learning how to measure in math.

The grade 3 and 4 class has finished their math mini-Olympics and received their medals. They are working on writing adventure stories in language.

The Grade 5 and 6 class is excited about the QSP magazine selling. They are writing photo essays in language class and picking their speech topics for the annual IHMS speak off.

The Junior High class is started cooking in Enrichment class and is enjoying their new unit in science about cells and tissue.

The Student Leadership Council will be taking orders for St. Patricks’s Day gold coin sale on Monday, March 15. Coins are $ 0.25 and will be delivered on Tuesday, March 16.

There will be a school sock hop at lunch on Tuesday, March 16. The cost for the sock hop is $1. Tuesday is also green theme day.

On Wednesday morning our school choirs will be performing for the Rotary Music Festival at Corner Brook Regional High. Good luck.

IHMS is currently accepting registrations for our Junior Kindergarten classes and full day Kindergarten in both English and French Immersion. Please contact the school for more information.

The mini-reporters had fun for Education Week and HOPE you did too!