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.