Friday, October 29, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 29, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 29, 2010.

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

Grade 1 students donating used cell phones for recycling.

This afternoon we are celebrating Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone! Many students and teachers are dressed up in costumes. At lunch there will be a costume contest and haunted house by the grade 3 and 4 classroom and the Student Leadership Council.

Last Friday there was a foster family presentation. Mr. Albert Buckle and Mrs. Linda Buckle presented to our three provincial winners at a school assembly. Each student received a framed certificate and the school received a plaque.

On Saturday there was a basketball practice. Thank you to Mr. Taaffe and Mr. Whelan for training with the team.

Monday was picture day this week. Everyone looked great. All week the Student Leadership Council sold vampire popcorn to raise money for the school playground. Also, Mrs. Neville, the cafeteria lady sold cupcakes for the playground. Yum! Yum!

On Tuesday we practiced our first school wide lock down. All students did a great job!

The new school SMARTboards are now installed and working in the classrooms.

This week we welcome three nursing students doing a clinical placement to our school. Michelle Skanes, Brittany MacDonald and Mike Taylor are all working with the Junior Kindergarten classes.

We have many parent volunteers this week helping with our school breakfast program and the lunch program. Thank you everyone!

Stars of the Week

Several students took part in fun runs this week. On Wednesday Alex Williams, Jenna Yetman and Nicole Keeping ran in a fun run. There was a second run at Xavier Junior High in Deer Lake on Thursday.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are starting Remembrance Day activities.

The Kindergarten class is working on what Remembrance Day means.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class is finishing up Halloween vocabulary and will celebrate Halloween today. This week the students are working on the letter “h” and are learning French words that begin with “h”.

The grade one class is starting Operation Christmas Child. They are learning about spiders and are excited about their Halloween class party.

The grade two class is doing fun Halloween based math problems and are excited about their Halloween party today.

The grade three and four class had a French party on Tuesday. They got a new whiteboard and have a new seating arrangement.

The grade five and six class painted rocks in religion class this week. They got their new SMARTboard installed and they gave their old whiteboard to the grade 3 and 4 class. They are looking forward to games and crafts at their Halloween party today.

The junior high class has begun designing a new robot and working on this years missions. The theme is Body Forward Challenge. All the missions have to do with the function of the human body. Some students are also working on other challenges including: wind turbine design, job skill demonstration, prepared speech and worksite safety.

Coming Up

There will be a girl’s basketball practice on Saturday morning from 10-12.

The mini-reporters are celebrating Halloween and will be back next week with more ghoulish news!