Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lion's Roar Friday December 3, 2010

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, December 3, 2010.

By: Nathan Anderson, Vanessa Ford, Maria Reynolds, and Jenna Yetman

Grade 3 and 4 class who was one of the classes to participate in the Jump Rope for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this week. Front (L-R): Anna MacKenzie, Keagan Sheppard, Clara Ryan, Bridgett Sparkes, Nicola du Toit, Brooklynn Companion. Back (L-R): Tyra Ruth, Olivia Gallant, Keely Brothers, Hailey Colbourne, Anna Brake, Caylie Blake, Alex Williams, Olivia Park, Kiya Morrissey.

This week the grade 1 class lit the first candle on our advent wreath. Last Sunday was the beginning of the season of Advent.

Last weekend our school had a drop and shop fundraiser in aid of the Shepherds Fund. We raised $361. There were many activities like cupcake decorating, arts and crafts, board games and gym activities. Thank you to our staff and families and to Mrs. Vincent who organized the day.

Thank you to everyone who donated used cell phones. Our used cell phone collection is now over.

We are now collecting for stockings for seniors, the firefighter’s toy drive and food items for the food bank.

On Monday our students participated in Jump Rope for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Everyone had fun. Thank you to Ms. Dutton and the junior high class.

The junior high class had a great time in St. John’s at the Skills Canada Intermediate Skills Challenge last weekend. On Tuesday we had a school assembly to celebrate their projects. We watched a wind turbine demonstration, a Lego Robotics demonstration, a video created by the TV video production team and a video of a job demonstration showing how to make cupcakes. Thank you to Mrs. Du Toit, Mrs. Keeping and Mrs. Reynolds for driving the students to St. John’s and to Mr. Hancock and Mrs. McCarthy for supervising.

Wednesday was school photo re-take day. Anyone who missed picture day was able to have their photo taken.

Students have been hard at work this week preparing our annual Christmas parade float. Thank you to Mlle. Robertson, Mrs. McCarthy and Mr. Kennedy for organizing the float.

Our students have designed their own Christmas cards this year. The cards can be ordered for $1. All proceeds will go to the playground project.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to the junior high class on their projects for the Skills Canada Intermediate Skills Challenge. Everyone did a great job! Our Lego Robotics team won an award from the First Lego League for Innovation and Strategy and Carla du Toit won a bronze medal for her job skill demonstration decorating cupcakes.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are doing Christmas activities and getting ready for the Christmas concert. They welcome back Ms. Sara Rozee to their class for another internship.

The French Immersion Kindergarten class are starting their Advent wreath and learning French words about Christmas.

The English Kindergarten class is learning the letter “M”.

The grade one class is learning how to protect their senses. They did the first Advent celebration and they are writing letters to Santa.

The grade two class made pizza on Wednesday and they baked cookies after they read the book “MMM Cookies.”

The grade three and four class is planning a Dog Show and More Show on December 10th at 6 pm. They are starting grade 4-9 intramurals for basketball this week.

The grade five and six class is getting ready for some tests. They are learning how to plan a special event in language arts. They are planning their Christmas party. They are excited to announce Abigail Companion and William Goodridge were nominated for the People to People Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.

The junior high class is tired from their trip to St. John’s. They are busy working on songs in band for the Christmas concert. The grade 7’s are writing research papers and visiting the Corner Brook Public Library today.

Coming Up

Saturday is our annual Tree Trimming Social from 12 pm to 2 pm. We will enjoy some treats, decorate our tree and sing Christmas carols.

The grade 3 and 4 class is organizing a Dog Show and More Show. This will take place in the IHMS gym on Friday, December 10th at 6 pm. Registration is $5.

There will be a Christmas character day on December 14th. The money raised will be donated to one of our parents who is travelling to Costa Rica on December 6th for treatment for Multiple Sclerosis.

The Christmas concert “Follow That Star” is on December 14th at 7 pm.

The mini-reporters are jumping rope for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.