Friday, November 26, 2010

Lion's Roar Friday, November 26, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 26, 2010.

By: Abigail Companion, Hannah Sparkes, MacKenzie Brothers, Douglas MacKenzie, and Bethany Whelan

The grade one class, with the help from the entire school, were thrilled to have filled 45 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, beating last year's record! The organization delivers to millions of children in poor and war-torn countries around the world. This year, the boxes are going to Haiti.

Front row: Charlotte Sweetapple, Brooke Ruth
Middle Row: Ryan Murphy, Kaden Rodrigues, Michael Sheppard
Back Row: Derek Attwood, Darcy Brake, Aaron Gillard, Ryan Bennett
Missing from photo: Megan Williams, Harrison Squires, Noah Colbourne

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In our first game of the season, Nicole Keeping scored the first basket seconds after the tip off.

The girl’s basketball team played a game on Monday against Sacred Heart School in our gym. The girls played very well. Go team, go! Thank you to Mr. Taaffe, Mr. Whelan and Ms. Dutton who coach the girls on Saturdays and after school.

Report cards went home on Tuesday. We hope you all did great. Parent teacher interviews were held on Wednesday night.

Our school was accepted for “A Mon Meilleur”. We received a French teaching guide for Kindergarten to grade 3, which included worksheets, CDs and physical activity equipment.

There was $661 dollars raised by our parents at the toy and clothing sale last weekend. We now have over $1,000 for our playground project.

Today we are having a casual day for the Canadian Catholic School Trustee Association. They give money to schools for kids who need tuition help.

The Junior High students are in St. John’s. Today they are visiting the MUN Botanical Gardens and the Fluvarium. The skills challenge is tomorrow. They are competing in Lego League Robotics, Wind Turbine Design, Job Skill Demonstration and TV Video production. Good luck everyone!

Stars of the Week

 Nicole Keeping

Jenna Yetman

The YMCA David Elliot Memorial Peace Week Speak Off was Wednesday night. The two students that attended from our school were Jenna Yetman and Nicole Keeping. They both did a great job! Jenna Yetman was chosen as the overall winner.

The junior high class was on Corner Brook Café this week for the Skills Challenge. Mrs. McCarthy, Carla du Toit and Andrew Dolomount were interviewed by Wendy Woodland.

Congratulations to figure skater Caylie Blake who skated in a competition in St. John’s last weekend.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are decorating their classroom for Christmas. They are also doing Christmas activities.

The English Kindergarten class is going to the fire station on Wednesday. They are working on the letter “a”.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class is learning the letter “w”. They are learning about vocabulary in French and learning their songs for the Christmas concert.

The grade one class is reading a book called “Stone Soup”. After they finish the book they are going to make their own stone soup.

The grade two class is starting a book talk and they are making a class lunch. They will be making pizza.

The grade three and four class are making Christmas cards to prepare for the holidays. They are also making a cityscape out of paper.

The grade five and six class is learning about the Burmese Python and the Everglades in language arts class. Today in art they are making monster faces with paint.

The junior high class designed Christmas cards for a fundraiser. The band is practicing for the Christmas concert.

Coming Up

There will be a drop and shop on Saturday, November 27 from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Christmas concert is December 14th at 7 pm.

The mini-reporters will be back next week with more great news!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 19, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 19, 2010.

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


Constable Robert Edwards who visited our Kindergarten French Immersion Class as a guest speaker for their unit on community helpers.

Operation Christmas Child is now over. Thank you to Mrs. George and the grade one class who organized the drive. They are busy packing up all the boxes. Also, thank you to everyone who brought in items for the drive.

Our school is participating in the school milk contest called “Catch the X”. Whenever a student buys a milk they check the bottom to see if there is an x. If there is an x they win a free milk.

We are still collecting used cell phones. This is the last week for the cell phone collection. We have two full boxes of used cell phones.

Next week in intramurals the wolves will play the panthers in polo hockey.

On Tuesday, Patrick Davis, Maria Reynolds, Nicole Keeping and Jenna Yetman visited Academy Canada with Mrs. King to say thank you for cooking our Thanksgiving dinner.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to grade two student McKenna Batstone who was a winner in the poster contest for child advocacy week. Her poster will be printed in their annual calendar. Also, William Sullivan received an honourable mention.

Good luck goes out to Joshua Buckle, Adam Lambswood, Gavin Staples, Gordon Staples, Wesley Torraville and Peter Vaskovsky who are participating in their first minor hockey tournament this weekend.

Congratulations to figure skaters Caylie Blake, Olivia Park and Bethany Whelan who participated in a figure skating clinic last weekend. All skated very well. Caylie and Olivia were medal winners for spins and jumps.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are working on “I am special” activities.

The Kindergarten class are working on the letter “a” and learning about community helpers.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class are learning about community helpers. This week they had many guest speakers. They had a doctor, a radio broadcaster, a real estate agent and a travel agent visit their class.

The grade one class is packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They had a bake sale to raise money for the postage of the shoeboxes. They are subtracting and adding up to 12 in math.

The grade two class is doing a novel study on the author Robert Munsch.

The grade three and four class have finished their weebly websites. The grade fours had a math test on Thursday. They have made an eco-friendly friends club.

The grade five and six class is working hard on their grammar work. The grade 6’s wrote speeches for the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off.

The junior high class is all finished painting their media centre. They are very excited about visiting St. John’s next weekend. This week Mr. Dru Kennedy visited and helped them learn how to use their video equipment to make movies.

Coming Up

There will be two Christmas card making classes in the school cafeteria on Saturday. The first class is 11am-2pm and the second is 3pm-6pm. Registration is $20. Proceeds are for the playground project.

Also there is a gently used toy and clothing sale this Sunday, November 21 from 2 to 4 pm. Call the school for more details.

Report cards go home next week.

There will be a drop and shop on Saturday, November 27 from 10 am to 3 pm.

The mini-reporters are looking forward to decorating for Christmas!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lion's Roar - November 12, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 12, 2010.

By: Nathan Anderson, Vanessa Ford, Maria Reynolds, and Jenna Yetman
Remembrance Day Service. (L-R): Keagan Sheppard and Anna Brake pin poppies on the remembrance wreath with help from Anri Vermooten and Skylar Anderson.

The Junior High class leaf raking fundraiser last Saturday went great. They raised over $1,200 for their trip. Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers and supporters. All proceeds will pay for the Skills Canada competition trip on November 27.

On Monday our students went to Robin Hood at the Arts and Culture Centre. Jenna Yetman and Mr. Hancock were called up on stage! They were the stars of the show. Everyone really enjoyed the play.

This week is Veteran’s Week. We remember those who fought for us. Our Remembrance Service was on Tuesday. Thank you to Father Hynes for saying our opening prayer and to the junior high class who organized the ceremony. Also special thanks to our guests Ms. Yvonne Lyver who represented the Legion, Ms. Amber Elms and to Ms. Kelly Hartley who played “Last Post”. All classes participated in our assembly by singing songs, reading poems, acting in plays and laying poppies on our wreath. Students were busy this week preparing essays, poems and drawings for the annual Legion contest.

On Wednesday we had a school wide breakfast. Pancakes and French toast were served. Thank you to our wonderful teachers for cooking for us!

We are still looking for Operation Christmas Child items and used cell phones. Thank you to all who have already donated.

Stars of the Week

Mr. Hancock and Jenna Yetman starred in “Robin Hood” at the Arts and Culture Centre on Monday.


Carla du Toit participated in a job experience placement at Colemans on Monday. She worked in the bakery decorating cupcakes, cakes and cookies. This will help her prepare for the Skills Challenge Job Skill Demonstration of decorating cupcakes.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes worked hard all week on Remembrance Day activities and preparing their wreath for the school assembly.

The Kindergarten class performed a short poem called “Poppy” for the Remembrance Day service.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class recited a French poem about poppies called “Jolis Coquelicots”.

The grade one class enjoyed seeing “Robin Hood”. They did the poem “Little Poppy” for the Remembrance Day service.

The grade two class is learning about Remembrance Day. They did the poem called “Remembrance Day” for our service.

The grade three and four class performed a short play based on the poem “In Flanders Field”. Alex Williams read a poem she wrote called “I will Remember” and Hailey Colbourne read a poem written by her grandfather. This week the class did surveys on recycling and made poppies. The class might be getting a pet bunny.

The grade five and six class worked on Remembrance Day essays this week. They are learning about Hercules and Superman in language arts. Abigail Companion read her essay called “How I Will Remember” for the Remembrance Day service.

The junior high class is excited about the Skills Challenge and the long weekend. Everyone worked really hard over the weekend raking fall leaves.

Coming Up

Operation Christmas Child ends on Monday. The grade one class is having a cookie sale on Tuesday.

The gently used toy and clothing sale is on Sunday, November 21 from 2 to 4 pm.

The mini-reporters are enjoying the long weekend. We’ll be back next week.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 5, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 5, 2010.

By: MacKenzie Brothers, Abigail, Companion, Douglas MacKenzie, Hannah Sparkes and Bethany Whelan.

Donation of computers made to our school by Computers for Schools. Our school received 5 computers last week. Front (L-R): Abigail Companion and Aaron Hancock.

On Tuesday there was a prayer service for All Saints Day with the prayer group, several volunteers and Mrs. Coleman. Thank you to celebrating with us.

Everyone enjoyed our Haunted House and Halloween parties on Friday.

Operation Christmas child has started. The grade one class is collecting items to pack in shoeboxes for children in poor countries. They would like our students to bring in stuff like: small dolls, pencils, toothbrushes, hairbrushes or clips, hard candy, socks, etc.

The junior high class is raising money for their trip to St. John’s for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. They are raking leaves on Saturday. If you need your lawn raked give them a call!

We are still collecting used cell phones. Many students and staff have donated already. Thank you!

The Junior Kindergarten classes held a class fundraiser last week to help purchase supplies for their classrooms. It was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who bought things.

Running club ended this week. Thank you to Ms. Dutton and all our runners who represented our school at different fun runs.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to the winners of the Halloween costume contest last Friday. The winners were: Heather Cooper, Summer Ingram, Will Drover, Megan Williams, Chole Colbourne, Tyra Ruth, Sarah Campbell, Carla du Toit, and Brian MacKenzie.

Alex Williams represented our school at a fun run at Xavier Junior High in Deer Lake last Thursday. Way to go!!

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are working on Remembrance Day crafts and activities.

The Kindergarten class is learning about numbers in math. Also, they are learning the letter “t”.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class is beginning to learn the names of communities. The students are learning how people contribute to our city. Today, Constable Edwards is visiting their class to talk about his work.

The grade one class is learning about the parables Jesus told in Religion. In language arts they are writing class stories.

The grade two class is starting to learn how to handwrite. They are working very hard at it!

The grade three and four class watched the movie “Wall-e” to complete their unit about our environment. They are starting a unit on nutrition. They are learning their three times tables in math and learning about habitats in science. Their websites on world countries are nearly complete.

The grade five and six class is working on Remembrance Day Essays and learning about the format of an essay. They wrote rock stories in religion class. In math they are learning about rounding numbers.

The junior high class are raising money for their big trip at the end of this month. They are busy planning the Remembrance Day assembly for the school.

Coming Up

There will be a girls basketball practice on Saturday morning from 10-12.

Our Remembrance Day Service is on Tuesday, November 9th at 10:35 am.

There is a school wide breakfast on Wednesday, November 10th. There is no school on November 11th or 12th.

The RNC and the Corner Brook Crime Prevention Committee are having a public information session on Internet Safety / Internet Luring for all parents and members of the public. This is on Wednesday, Nov. 17th at Presentation Junior High.

The mini-reporters are busy collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.