Friday, April 15, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 15, 2011

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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion’s Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, April 15, 2011.

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

Grade 5 and 6 class enjoying afternoon tea with a group of seniors. The students are meeting regulary with a group of seniors to learn about Newfoundland cutlure and traditions. This week they are enjoying a traditional jigs dinner and kitchen party. (L-R): Abigail Companion, Maria Reynolds, MacKenzie Brothers, Mrs. Marie Doucette, William Goodridge and Katerina Hamann.

All of our students performed beautifully at the Rotary Music Festival last week. The grade 5 and 6 band received 1st place and a score of 85. The junior high band also received 1st place and score of 86. The school choir performed at the Stars of The Festival on Tuesday night. Both our junior high band and the school choir received scholarships for the festival. Thank you to Mr. Graham and Mrs. McHugh for all your hard work preparing us for the festival.

Grade 5 and 6 Band
Junior High Band

School Choir 

R. B. Matthews recently donated his penny collection totalling $35 to the IHMS Community Playground Project. R.B. is pictured making the presentation to Mrs. Elaine King, Director of Education.

Last week Junior Kindergarten to grade 4 students had a session called “Learn Not to Burn” by Mr. Everett Pitts. He presented to the students on fire safety.

This week was National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all the volunteers who help our school.

The QSP Magazine fundraiser that was supposed to begin this week was postponed until after Easter break.

The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten English and French Immersion orientations took place on Wednesday. There were a lot of new students visiting our school. We look forward to seeing you all again in September!

Students and staff attended the installation of our new Bishop this past Wednesday night. Welcome, Bishop Hundt!

The public health nurse, Ms. Carla Gillam, did a nutrition presentation last week for the grade 5 and 6 class. This week on Thursday, Ms. Tina Edmunds did a presentation with the junior high class about nutrition and healthy eating habits.

Permission slips for students traveling to St. Pierre are due to the office today.

The cast list for “Annie” is now posted. Students are now beginning to learn their parts.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to students involved in the Rotary Music Festival this week. Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski 3rd place in Boy’s Solo under 7; Carla du Toit who won 3rd place in Musical Theatre 12 and under, 3rd place in Vocal Concert Group 12 and under, and 3rd place in Traditional Folk song 12 and under; Nicole Keeping who won 3rd place in Musical Theatre 11 and under; MacKenzie Brothers who won 1st place in Musical Theatre 10 and under, and 2nd place in Vocal Concert Group 12 and under; Maria Reynolds who won 3rd place in Baroque and Classical, and 3rd place in Piano Solo - Romantic, Modern and Inventions; Olivia Park who won 3rd place in Piano Solo – Pre Grade Own Selection and 3rd place in Piano Solo - Pre Grade; and to Aaron Hancock who received 3rd place in Piano Solo Baroque and Classical Own Selection.

Congratulations to Alex William’s whose drawing was featured on the annual EcoKids environmental calendar.

Congratulations to Caylie Blake who won the Most Improved Skater award for Intermediate and to Bethany Whelan who won the Most Improved Skater Competitive at the Silver Blades Figure Skating Club’s annual banquet.

Congratulations to Andrew Dolomount who won a trophy for sparring and silver medal for form at a Tae Kwon Do competition last weekend.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing Easter activities and are having an Easter party next week.

The kindergarten French Immersion is learning spring vocabulary and are doing Easter crafts in art. They are also learning to print the letter “j”.

The kindergarten English class is working on mass in math and learning how to count by 5 cents.

The grade one class is learning about dental care in health and enjoyed a visit from the public health nurse who taught them lots about dental care.

The grade two class is doing Easter activities, learning subtraction and addition in math! They are also started a book study on Where the Wild Things Are.

The grade three and four class is having a science vocabulary quiz. They are doing things in art with beads. The grade 4’s are having a test on spelling techniques and designing cellphones.

The grade five and six just finished their Elliot Moose and Pierre Le Poof drawings for an art contest. Yesterday they had jigs dinner with the seniors and attended a real kitchen party. They are beginning debates in language arts.

The junior high class made chocolate chip and orange muffins in enrichment class. They are beginning a bird nest project. The grade 7’s are learning about advertising techniques. The grade 8 and 9’s are starting a novel study on Forbidden City.

Coming Up

On Monday we are celebrating the Passion with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.

Our school is hosting an auction for the Playground on April 16th at the Legion. It is called “Swing into Spring”. There will be lots to bid on and local entertainment. Tickets are $5 and there will be a door prize of $200 in gas.

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

Easter Break begins on April 22nd.