Friday, October 8, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 8, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 8, 2010.

By: Katerina Hamann, Aaron Hancock, Nicole Keeping, William Goodridge

Junior Kindergarten students Sadie MacDonald and Peter Vaskovsky celebrate IHMS's 11th birthday.

Last week we had medical theme day. We raised $658 for the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation. A lot of kids dressed up. Thank you everyone who donated money.

Running club began on Friday. The first running meet was held at C.C. Louglin on Wednesday after school. Thank you to Ms. Dutton for coaching the team.

This week was fire prevention week. We had two practice fire drills.

This week the Student Leadership Council is organizing a thanksgiving food drive. We are collecting food to create food baskets. Each class has been assigned an item to bring in.

On Monday the grades 3 to 6 had a presentation for Foster Families week. Thank you to Amey Kendell and Denise Molloy for presenting. Foster Family week is October 17-23. Many students drew pictures, and wrote stories or essays for Foster Family week.

Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of the Rosary with a special Prayer of the Rosary at lunch. Thank you to Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group for organizing this event.

Today is our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Thank you to all the chefs from Academy Canada, the band for playing and the choirs who sang.

Stars of the Week
William Goodridge (top pic), and Anna MacKenzie (bottom pic), starred on CFCB radio network promoting the Thanksgiving food drive this week.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are excited about doing Thanksgiving activities, fire drills, and science activities.

The Kindergarten class is doing a thanksgiving act and they’re learning their letter sounds.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class is learning more and more French words everyday. They enjoyed their Colemans nutrition tour with the other Kindergarten class on Wednesday.

The grade one class is colouring turkeys. They are thankful for Thanksgiving dinner and they’re reading bible stories.

The grade two class is cutting out paper turkeys and doing patterning in math with corn.

The grade three and four class raised $240 from their bake sale for a SMART board. They are also making a haunted house for Halloween. They are going on a forestry field trip today.

The grade five and six class just completed essays for Good Governance Week. They are looking forward to the math contest and the long weekend.

The junior high class enjoyed their forestry walk on Wednesday with the Model Forest of Newfoundland. They learned about all sorts of plants that are safe to eat. The grade 7’s have math and science tests coming up. They were excited to help with the veggie orders.

Coming Up

School is closed on Monday for Thanksgiving Day. Also, there is no school on Tuesday for Kindergarten to grade 9 for a teacher’s Professional Development. There will be school for all Junior Kindergarten students.

The Scholastic Book Fair is on October 19 and 20.