Friday, February 18, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 18, 2011

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 18, 2011.

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

Grade 2 class with their 100th day of school t-shirts they made themselves. (L-R): Alaura Alexander, Jack Ryan, William Bennett, Ms. Park, Liam Dawe, Sam Antle, Rogan Seaward, Chloe Colbourne, Madison Copp, Tamara Campbell, and Chenoah Park.

On Monday it was Valentine’s Day and the 100th day of school. We had a lot of fun sending valentines and counting to 100.

On Wednesday Miss Dutton attended a workshop for social studies teachers and on Thursday Mrs. McHugh attended a workshop for Art teachers.

We encourage everyone to try Tricky Taaffe’s math question of the week. They are pretty hard. We are still not sure what a “winkle” or a “wonkle” is!

It was National Sweater Day on Thursday. Everyone wore lots of bright coloured sweaters. We turned down the heat to help fight against global warming.

Our school is hosting the Western Provincial Grade 5 Girls’ Basketball Tournament. The tournament begins today in our school with a game at 3 and another one at 4:30. Sacred Heart, St. Gerard’s, Immaculate Heart and Stephenville Primary are all competing. Go girls! Our junior high class was busy all week making banners for the teams and today we had a pep rally. Good luck to all.

Some exciting news is that our school choir will be singing tonight at the Winter Carnival opening ceremonies at city hall.

This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. On Tuesday we had a snow day. We hope all the teachers appreciated the day off! As well many parents cooked lunches for the staff and covered recess and lunch duty to give the teachers a break.

Stars of the Week

Patrick Davis will be representing out school on the Youth Advisory Council for the City of Corner Brook.

Abigail Companion won Most Valuable Player in last weekend’s RNC basketball tournament at St. Gerard’s. The girls all played extremely well. Congratulations!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing winter activities and having a first aid presentation.

The kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about foods in the milk group in French.

The kindergarten English class was excited to celebrate the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day on Monday. They are working on subtraction in math and cooperation in social studies.

The grade one class had a fun time celebrating the 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day. This week they are writing winter stories.

The grade two class is starting the letter “k” in handwriting. They are learning about solids in science and making their own story problems in math.

The grade three and four class had a bake sale for World Vision and raised $150. They are excited for the school spelling bee next week.

The grade five and six class had a wonderful Valentine cake Mrs. McCarthy made for them. They had a great time on IHMS winter carnival fun day.

The junior high class has begun building their bridges out of popsicle sticks. They had an engineer guest speaker named Mr. Carl King come in and talk to them about bridge design. They also organized the IHMS winter carnival fun day. Way to go!

Coming Up

Monday is a Professional Development Day for teachers. All students have no school.

Tuesday is Winter Carnival’s Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Maria Reynolds will represent our school at this event.

On Thursday the Annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee will be held at our school beginning at 7 pm.

Next week is IHMS Spirit Week there will be many fun activities all week long.

IHMS Winter Carnival Fun Day is next Saturday!