Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday March 4, 2011

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 4, 2011.

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

Grade 5 basketball team with their banner. Front (L-R): Ms. Lindsay Dutton, Alex Williams, Olivia Park, Maria Reynolds, Brooklynn Companion, Caylie Blake, Katerina Hamann and Mr. Greg Taaffe. Back (L-R): Vanessa Ford, Hannah Sparkes, Nicola du Toit, Sarah Campbell, Kiya Morrissey, and MacKenzie Brothers.

Family Fun day this past Saturday was a big success. Thank you to Ms. Susan Haffey, all the parents, teachers and families for making it a great day. Also, thank you to the many businesses who contributed and donated for this day. We made $2,300 for our school playground project. Everyone had lots of fun playing games, throwing pies, having their faces painted and watching JoDo the clown. Mrs. Sharon Clark won the 50/50 draw and Mr. Chris Brothers won the basket.

The grade 6 girls also played in a basketball tournament at J.J. Curling. The girls played really well. Thank you to Ms. Dutton, Mr. Whelan and Mr. Taaffe for coaching the girls.

Last week we built an outdoor slide and castle walls for our Winter Carnival sculpture. We found out on Sunday that we won for the Elementary school category. Congratulations everyone!

We had a school term 1 awards assembly and banner raising on Monday. The grade 5 basketball team had their official photo taken with the new banner. We got to see the school video made by the students called “Recycle-It’s the Thing to Do”. Many people received certificates for spelling, perfect attendance, and honours and distinction awards for junior high.

Tuesday was World Math Day. Everyone had a great time doing math activities.

On Wednesday we celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students and teachers dressed up as characters from Dr. Seuss books and classes did Dr. Seuss activities. It was a lot of fun!

Today Constable Tanya Campbell is doing a session with the junior high class on Cyber Bullying and the grade 8 and 9 students are dong a session on STRIVE.

We welcome nursing students who are working in our Junior Kindergarten program. They are: Alison Wight, Samantha Meaney, Alison Boone, Patti Mitchell, Shauna Chaffey, Aleta Chipp, Travis Sheppard, Tanya Bellows, Justine Snook, April Kelly, Rebecca Nippard, and Jeanette Park.

Thursday was World Spelling Day.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to William Goodridge who won the grade 6 category at the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee last week.

Congratulations to Abigail Companion, Nicole Keeping, and Jenna Yetman who received Player of the Game awards last weekend at the basketball tournament.

Congratulations to Sydnee Hynes and Kaden Rodrigues who competed in a cross-country skiing race in Gander last weekend.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing Dr. Seuss activities in circle time. They are started St. Patrick’s day crafts. They are learning about nutrition.

The kindergarten French Immersion class is learning French vocabulary for the meat food group and are printing the letter “q”.

The kindergarten English class is working on the letter “g” sounds and is learning vowel sounds.

The grade one class is talking about friendship and celebrating belonging to God’s family in religion. They are also working on art sculptures.

The grade two class is measuring themselves in math. They are creating winter trees in art.

The grade three and four class made commercials in language arts. They had a movie screening on Wednesday morning. In art they made 3-D letters and made stories about explorers and then explored the school. They are raising money for a world vision charity program.

The grade five and six class is making a word wall made out of recycled material in the shape of cars and trucks. They are hard at work on their novel study. They enjoyed Mr. Taaffe’s Dr. Seuss style book about their math class called, “Use Your Noodle”.

The junior high class is going to the Bridge Building Competition this weekend. They have some pretty neat bridge designs. The grade 8 and 9’s are working on a business essay.

Coming Up

March 6-11 is Education Week. The theme is: I think. I can.

March 11-18 is Milk Spirit Week. There will be lots of moo-rific activities.

Registration for JK to Level 1 is open. There will be a French Immersion program in grade kindergarten and Grade 1.