Thursday, June 24, 2010

The End Of An Amazing Year!

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on June 25, 2010.

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

Student of the Year Recipients Jasmine Penney (left) and Carla du Toit with Mrs. King.

Last weekend was the Provincial Herseys Track and Field Meet in Mount Pearl. Congratulations to Patrick Davis and Brayden Ryan who represented our school. Also thank you to Ms. Dutton who drove to St. John’s to cheer on our school.

On Monday there was a spelling bee for grades 3 to 9 students. Winners we’re buzzing about are Alexandra Williams, Maria Reynolds, Jenna Yetman, and Sarah Keeping. Congratulations to all the S-P-E-L-L-E-R-S!

Our final school breakfast was held on Tuesday morning. We enjoyed homemade French toast, and waffles. Thank you to Ms. Agnes McCarthy, Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. King for cooking for us! Also Tuesday was sports day. It was a lot of fun. Thank you to Ms. Dutton and the junior high class who organized everything.

We had a year end mass and assembly on Wednesday morning. Both the band and choirs performed, and there was a slideshow of pictures prepared by the junior high class. Thank you to Mr. Reynolds for the beautiful program and certificates for each student.

Thank you to all the volunteers this past year. To show our appreciation there was a volunteer luncheon on Thursday.

Teachers are finished school today after two days of final clean up and paperwork. See you in September.

Jenna Yetman and Jasmine Penney are off to Washington for the People to People Leadership Conference. Congratulations and good luck.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Corner Brook Regional High Graduates this week especially Yvette Coleman, Haley Kawja, Brandon George, Nathan Burke-Earle and Elizabeth Murley who all graduated from grade 9 at IHMS!

At our annual awards assembly many students received awards for their hard work this year.

Coach’s Awards
Girls Under 12 Basketball - Carla du Toit
Girls Soccer - Nicola du Toit
Track and Field - Brayden Ryan and Patrick Davis.

Monsignor Boone Memorial Award(s) - Keely Brothers, MacKenzie Brothers, Katerina Hamann, Claire Reynolds, Maria Reynolds, Clara Ryan, and Bridgett Sparkes

The Bishop O’Reilly - Mark Patey

Sister Mary Matthew Byrne Award for English- Nicole Keeping

The Jim Gash Memorial Music Award- Carla du Toit

Excellence in Band Award - Patrick Davis and Andrew Dolomount

Academic Excellence for Math – Claire Reynolds

Academic Excellence for Science – Andrew Dolomount

Academic Excellence for Language Arts – Faith Yates

The Enrichment Award – Sarah Yetman

The Bernice LaVallee Memorial Award – Megan Williams

Perfect Attendance – Patrick Davis

Most Improved Student(s) – Brian MacKenzie, Brayden Ryan, and Bridgett Sparkes

Student of the Year – Carla du Toit and Jasmine Penney

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are happy with the outcome of their birthday party for all JKs. They had lots of fun!

The kindergarten class made a spring book and had fun making them. Also they had fun making scrapbooks for the end of the year.

The grade one class enjoyed their teddy bear picnic and sports day on Tuesday. They made books for their classmates telling why they like them.

The grade two class enjoyed math games, robot making and the end of the year party.

The grade three and four class loved the spelling bee on Monday and doing class inventory.

The grade five and six class enjoyed a lunch from Subway and ice cream cake by Jasmine’s mom, Janice Penney. They also loved the spelling bee and sports day.

The junior high class is enjoyed the awards ceremony which they helped to prepare. They also enjoyed sports day and are excited because it is summer break!

We will miss all our great readers. We hope to write you next year. Mini-reporters out (peace).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We Raised $466.36 For The Janeway Children's Foundation

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on June 18, 2010.

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

Kindergarten class making their donations for the Janeway Children's Foundation last week. Collectively our school raised $466.36.

Last Friday we had a school track and field meet. Many students raced in a variety of categories including long jump and 500 m running. Congratulations to all who participated in the meet. The winners are invited to a track and field meet in Mount Pearl on June 20th.Good luck everyone! Thank you to the Junior High Class and Ms. Dutton for organizing the event.

Last Friday we also had the Cirque du Coeur (Circus of the Heart). The grade 5 and 6 class performed a circus act for all students that included hula hoops, cartwheels, pyramids, juggling and clowning. After the introduction students were taught how to do various circus activities by the grade 5 and 6 students. Thank you the grade 5 and 6 class and Ms. Dutton! Everyone had a lot fun. There were even students dressed up in funny costumes.

On Tuesday the grades 3 to 9 participated in the salmon release at Hughes Brook. It was very rainy and muddy, but everyone still had fun. Also on Tuesday was the Kindergarten graduation ceremony. The Kindergartens sang songs and recited the ABC’s of what they learned this year. Congratulations to you all.

Junior High exams took place this week. We’re sure everyone did well.

On Wednesday the primary students went on a field trip to the bowling alley. Their picnic had to be rescheduled because of the all the rain. They hope to have a Teddy Bear picnic on another day.

Yesterday the grade 5 and 6 class had a Celebration of Life service (funeral) for their class gerbil Recess who died over the weekend after an unpleasant accident. Thank you to all the students and staff members who attended the service. Also Thursday was formal day. It was nice to see everyone in their dresses and shirts and ties.

On Thursday the Du Toit family departed by Washington, DC, for the People to People Youth Leadership Conference. We would like to wish Carla a great trip.

Today is the last day for the lost and found table at the main entrance. All items will be packed up to be donated at the end of the day.

IHMS is welcoming a new teacher to our school Mr. Greg Taaffe for September 2010. Mr. Taaffe has a lot of experience in math, science, and technology. Also, beginning in September Ms. Nicole Robertson will be doing her internship in our kindergarten French immersion class with Mme Noseworthy.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Heresy Track and Field meet last Friday you are all stars of the week!

Congratulations to Carla du Toit and Jasmine Penney who are co-recipients of the Student of the Year Award. These awards were given out on Thursday because both girls are travelling to the People to People Youth Leadership Conference and will not be in school on June 23 for the awards assembly. Congratulations.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes had a teddy bear picnic this week. They are finalizing their Father’s Day gifts and reviewing their letters and numbers. They are enjoying the last few days of the school year.

The kindergarten class enjoyed their graduation. They are learning about transportation in Social Studies.

The grade one class really enjoyed the bowling trip on Wednesday. They are super excited about the big party at Mrs. George’s house this weekend.

The grade two class had a guest speaker this week come and talk to them about wildlife. They loved the centre bowl trip.

The grade three and four class had their last spelling test on Monday. The grade three’s enjoyed their trip to centre bowl. This week Ms. Dutton threw them a class birthday party. There were cupcakes, streamers and they made toutons.

The grade five and six class said goodbye to a great friend and pet Recess. We will miss you. They are worked very hard on his funeral choosing, bible readings, hymns and personal messages. They are looking forward to the spelling bee on Monday.

The junior high class is finished their exams. They are busy preparing for the awards assembly on Wednesday. They are excited for summer break.

Coming Up
There is a spelling bee for grade 3 to 6 students on Monday. Students are asked to wear yellow and black. On Monday homeroom will be extended for school book return.

There is a school breakfast on Tuesday at 8:30 am and it will also be a sports day.

On Wednesday there will be a family mass at 9:00 am and the awards assembly will begin at 10:00 am. School closes on Wednesday ay 12:00.

The mini-reports are sad that Recess is gone. We’ll be back for one more week of news.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

IHMS Holds First Annual Art Exhibition

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on June 11, 2010.

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

Alex Williams (right) and Maria Reynolds view junior kindergarten art portfolios at the first annual Art Exhibition.
Our Art Exhibition was a great success. There was a great variety of art from or very talented artists. Thank you to all students, families and staff for making this show a success. Thank you to grade 7 student Anri Vermooten for taking photographs during the show. The grade 5 and class won a pool rental for their perfect attendance at the art show. On Wednesday they enjoyed a morning of swimming at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College pool. Thank you to Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. du Toit for driving us to the pool.

Last week students donated artwork for the Relay for Life annual banquet. We sent many beautiful butterflies and rainbows to decorate the walls.

This week our school raised money for the Janeway Children’s Foundation. Thanks to our families and staff we raised $466.36!

From Tuesday to Thursday the grade 3 and 6 students wrote their math CRTs. They are now finished language and math CRTs.

Today is casual day. Each student and teacher brought in $1 in aid of Cirque du Coeur (Circus of the Heart). This afternoon we will be participating in circus style gym activities.

Our track and field meet is today. Top finishing runners will be invited to Mount Pearl for another track meet on June 20th.

The annual junior high retreat is today from 3 to 9 pm. The prayer group would like to wish Mrs. Coleman a happy birthday this week.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Faith Yates who won the 12-15 year old Junior Sport Female category in Cycle Solutions Mudslide race over the weekend.

Also, Noah Hynes, Tarik and Kaden Rodrigues all participated in a fun run over the weekend. Noah placed 3rd and Tarik placed 4th.

Congratulations to Keely Brothers who won a silver medal as part of a team last weekend for the Saltos Gymnastics Club at the Spring Provincials in Corner Brook.

Class News
The junior kindergarten class is reviewing the letter s. They are also making Father’s Day crafts.
The kindergarten class is getting ready for their graduation next week. They are writing stories in language arts.

The grade one class is learning about plants and animals in science and how to meet their needs. They are also starting to secret Father’s Day activities.

The grade two class is working on geometry in math. They really enjoy art and gym class. They enjoyed the art show and are looking forward to summer break.

The grade three and four class is learning about government in social studies ad re looking forward to the track and field meet today. Their class pet Nibbles got a new addition to her cage. It is a new home and tunnel system.

The grade five and six class had a great time swimming on Wednesday. They were very busy this week preparing he opening act for Cirque du Coeur this afternoon. They are also preparing for the end of year spelling bee.

The junior high class is studying really hard for exams and are excited for their retreat this evening. They are busy organizing the end of year assembly and slideshow.

Coming Up
The junior high exams are coming up. Good luck to everyone.

The Kindergarten graduation is next Tuesday at 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

School closes for summer break on June 23 at 12:00.

The mini-reporters are running as hard as they can and we will be back next week with more super fast news.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jr. Kindergarten Class Wins Dozens Of Books

This is a copy of the Grade 5 news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star on June 4, 2010.

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

Junior Kindergarten class with the new books they won from Scholastic Book Club. They won all the books in the book order for the month of May. Two large boxes of books were delivered to the class.

The 101 Dalmatian play was a great success. Thank you Mr. Graham and students for the work put into the show. Thank you to Mrs. Rollings for doing the make-up and Mr. Brothers for videotaping the play which is on sale from the office in aid of the breakfast program. Also thank you to Rogers Cable, and Gary Parsons for all their help. Mrs. Chris Brothers was the winner of the 50/50 draw. There was a bake sale organized by Mrs. Deckert, Marie Kennedy, and Imelda Sparkes. They even had dog bone cookies! Thank you!

On Friday we had a cast party. All the students and staff got to watch the entire play. We also enjoyed a Dalmatian cake and milk. All families received a cast poster thoughtfully designed by Mr. Reynolds. Also, all the students received a blue teddy bear for fundraising for the kids help phone. Thank you to Ms. Dutton for organizing the whole thing.

The grade 2 class had their first Holy Communion last Sunday. Family and friends placed wished and congratulations in a paper cup for each student. Congratulations to Noah Veitch, Clara Ryan, Olivia Gallant, Keely Brothers, and Bridgett Sparkes. Thank you to Mrs. Deckert, Mrs. George, Mrs. King and Mrs. McCarthy who helped with this special day.

On Monday night we had a picture party for the St. Pierre trip. Thank you to Mrs. King and Mr. Reynolds for preparing the party. We enjoyed looking at the pictures and eating pizza and dessert and Mrs. King’s house. Yum!

The grade 3 and 6 classes have finished their language CRTs. The math CRTs start next Tuesday.

Students in all classes thought up new names for the Corner Brook Triathlon which used to be called Kids of Steel this week.

The Junior Kindergarten class won a scholastic draw. They won all the books in the scholastic book order for May. Wow! That’s a lot of books!

The school had its first annual art exhibition yesterday. We have lots of talent in this school.

Ms. Megan Kennedy has completed her work placement. Thank you for all your support and help toward the school! We miss you.

This week Ms. Dutton held school try-outs for a track and field team. There will be a track and field meet on June 11 for our school.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Faith Yates who participated in the Cycle Solutions Mud Slide Cycling Race. Faith finished first in the female category and fourth overall.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Dance Studio West production “Around the World”. These students are: Jasmine Penney, Carla du Toit, Nicola du Toit, Clara Ryan, Charlotte Sweetapple, and Rose MacLeod.

Congratulations to Alissa Rae Bellows, a former IHMS student, who was awarded a General Excellence Award at Corner Brook Regional High School’s awards assembly last Friday.

Class News
The Junior Kindergarten classes are working on the number 10 and Father’s Day crafts. They are very excited about the books their class won.

The Kindergarten class is learning about money in math, maps in social studies and was very happy with the art show.

The grade one class is working on projects for the art show and a unit on aboriginal people in social studies.

The grade two class is learning about 3-D shapes and watching the movie 101 Dalmatians.

The grade three and four class made thank you cards on Monday with the help of the grade 5’s for the parents who went to St. Pierre.

The grade 5 and 6 class is learning about income in social studies. The grade 6’s are happy to be finished their language CRT. They are working on improving their sentence structure.

The junior high class watched a movie for enrichment called “The End of the Line” about the world’s oceans. Saturday is World Ocean’s Day. They are shocked at how in danger of extinction the fish population is in. They are busy preparing for final exams.

Coming Up
Next Friday is casual day. We hope to see everybody in casual clothes. It is in support of Circe de Couer (Circus of the Heart).

Math CRTs begin June 9th. Good luck to everyone who will be participating.

The mini-reporters are congratulating the grade 2’s on their first communion. We remember ours! We’ll be back next week with more news.