Friday, February 25, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 25, 2011

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 25, 2011.

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

Bridgett Sparkes (grade 3) and Ms. Park slide down a small hill. Sliding was one of many outdoor activities the students and staff took part in for Winter Carnival Day last week.

The grade 5 basketball team won our school’s first ever tournament. They are the Western Region Provincial winners! On Monday we will officially raise our new banner. Way to go, girls!

This week was IHMS Spirit Week. On Tuesday it was blue day and on Wednesday we had a sock hop at lunch. Today we have casual day in support of Cancer research.

Last weekend’s NLBA basketball tournament was a huge success! Thank you to Ms. Dutton, Mr. Taaffe, all the parents, teachers, officals and students for a great weekend.

This week there was a Pascal Math Competition for grades 6 and 9. We hope you all did well!

On Tuesday evening Maria Reynolds participated in the Winter Carnival Are You Smarter Than a Corner Brook 5th Grader? She did an awesome job! The questions were very hard.

On Thursday evening our school hosted the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Thank you to Ms. Park for organizing it. Mrs. McCarthy read out the words. Thank you to Mr. Peter Antle and Mr. Brian McHugh for judging. Our school was represented by: Hailey Colbourne, Alex Williams, Maria Reynolds, Hannah Sparkes, Aaron Hancock and William Goodridge.

David Hynes from Mount Mariah was the winner of the Ipad draw. Enjoy!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Nicola du Toit, Vanessa Ford, Hannah Sparkes, Maria Reynolds and Alex Williams who won Player of The Game awards at the basketball tournament last weekend. Maria Reynolds won Most Valuable Player for the tournament.

Congratulations to Carly McGrath and McKenzie Neilson from Sacred Heart who won the Fun Ball Competition. Alex Williams and Nicola du Toit were runners up.

Congratulations to Caylie Blake on winning a lip sync competition this week.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing winter activities and science exploration. Their teachers are doing first aid training this weekend.

The kindergarten French Immersion class is making snowman crafts and are learning addition.

The kindergarten English class is celebrating spirit day. They are busy getting ready for family fun day. They welcome Miss Brittany Jesso to their class. Miss Jesso is doing observation work for her human dynamics class. She is a graduate of IHMS.

The grade one class is learning how to skip count. They really enjoyed the sock hop on Wednesday.

The grade two class is starting a new chapter in math. They are doing a book study on the mitten. They are working on the letter “r” in handwriting.

The grade three and four class had their final day of cross country skiing on Tuesday. They are learning about fractions. In language arts they are planning their own commercials. They made a donation of $100 to World Vision.

The grade five and six class has started a novel study on Bridge to Terrabithia. They are starting a new unit in science about motion.

The junior high class had a lot of fun planning winter carnival day last week. They are working on their school video in the media centre and building popsicle stick bridges for a competition in two weeks.

Coming Up

IHMS Winter Carnival Fun Day is tomorrow! JoDo the clown will be performing from 12:30-3:30. There will be lots of games, food, prizes and activities and for kids.

We are accepting registration for September 2011 for JK-Level 1 including French Immersion in K and grade 1. For more information call Mrs. Kennedy in the office.