Friday, February 11, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 11, 2011

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 11, 2011.

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

Adam Lambswood reading the Western Star while waiting for breakfast at the morning breakfast program.

Last week we raised $100 for the Bay of Island’s SPCA from our casual day money. Great everyone!

On Monday Carla du Toit and Sarah Keeping were interviewed by CBC about the school cell phone campaign. They were awesome! We received our cheque for winning the campaign and a Samsung Reclaim phone with a free one year plan.

The girl’s basketball team grades 4 and 5 played against Sacred Heart in our gymnasium on Wednesday. Everyone played great. Thank you to Mr. George for refereeing the game.

Our gym floor is being repaired this week and smoothed out. Also, a new tabletop scoreboard has been donated to the school. We will get to use it for our upcoming basketball tournament on February 18th.

We had a test run of our IHMS channel on Wednesday. We will soon have our own channel sent directly into each classroom in the school. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Reynolds and Mr.Garry Parsons from CBC for helping test out the channel.

The junior high report cards went home on Wednesday. We hope you did great!

Today the grade 3 and 4 class is having a Valentine’s Day cookie sale. Yum! Also, the Student Leadership Council has been selling pre-orders for valentine hearts to be given out on Monday.

Mr. Taaffe has started a math problem of the week. Watch the IHMS channel for the problem or get a copy at the office. Students are encouraged to try and answer the question each week.

This weekend the girl’s basketball team is participating in the RNC basketball tournament at St. Gerard’s. Hope to see you all there.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Alex Williams and Olivia Park who participated in a basketball camp at Corner Brook Regional High last weekend. Alex won the Free Throw Championship for grades 4,5, and 6 and a prize of $10.

Congratulations to Keely Brothers who won a silver medal in the Frosty Flip Gymnastics Competition in St. John’s. She placed 4th on the floor, 5th on beam and 5th overall. Excellent job!

Congratulations to Wesley Toraville who won a medal at the Timbit Hockey Tournament in Port Aux Basques this past weekend.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten classes are having a Valentine’s Day party next Monday. Yum, I hope there’s cake. They are also celebrating the 100th day of school. They are doing outdoor science activities and they are doing winter arts and crafts.

The Kindergarten English class is working on the letter “y” and learning about winter activities.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class is continuing to learn how to print numbers and letters. They made holders for their valentines.

The grade one class is learning how to read and record numbers in math and in social studies they are learning about constructed and natural features in our city, province and country.

The grade two class has started a new unit in science and are learning new math strategies. They are making 100th day school t-shirts.

The grade three and four class worked hard this week on bake sale posters. They went skiing on Tuesday and have ordered their new SMARTboard. In language class they are learning about how movies are made.

The grade five and six class is making recycled art in art class. They are writing character sketches in language arts and are busy preparing for the school spelling bee.

The junior high class is planning their popsicle stick bridges in enrichment. They are painting posters for the upcoming basketball tournament being held at our school on February 18th and 19th.

Coming Up

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and IHMS Spirit Week. Monday is the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day.

February 17th is National Sweater Day and our school Winter Carnival Day. On National Sweater Day everyone is asked to turn down the heat and put on a sweater.

On February 18th the school choir will sing at the Winter Carnival opening at City Hall at 6:00 pm.

February 26th is IHMS Family Fun Day. Many parents and staff are working very hard to make this day lots of fun.

The mini-reporters are looking forward to IHMS spirit week!