Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lion's Roar - Saturday, April 23, 2011 Happy Easter!

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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 Saturday, April 23, 2011.

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

On Saturday there was an auction and entertainment night fundraiser for our community playground fundraiser. Thank you to all the performers, organizers, volunteers, and sponsors for making this night a success. The auction raised over $6,000 for our project. We now have raised over $22,000 for our playground.

Our first live broadcasts from the media centre began this week. On Monday the junior high class, and grades 3-6 each did a live broadcast. On Tuesday kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 did their broadcasts and on Wednesday the junior kindergartens did their live broadcasts. It was very exciting to see everyone on the classroom tvs.

Students in our media centre during our first live broadcast this week. All students in the school had the opportunity to broadcast a news message live across the school television network. Front (L-R): Zubia Mahmood, Claire Reynolds, Carla du Toit. Back (L-R): Brian MacKenzie, Patrick Davis, Andrew Dolomount and Sarah Keeping.

Sarah Keeping reporting for IHMS

Reporter Carla du Toit as seen on a classroom screen

Last Friday we had our annual science fair. All students participated in the fair. It was a great afternoon of scientific fun. Thank you to our judges: Cecil Lake, Lee Myles, and Jenna Vokey. Also thank you to Mr. Hancock for organizing the science fair. Watch for science fair photos to be added to the photo section of our website soon!

Jr. Scientist Megan Williams

On Tuesday the grade 5 and 6 class held a cookie sale for Lorrie William’s foundation CHES which provides girls in Kenya with educational scholarships. The class raised over $70 selling yummy cookies and cupcakes.

On Wednesday the chamber choir and some solo performers from the Rotary Music Festival performed in front of sears for a fundraiser for Breast Caner awareness. Many classes also celebrated Earth Day today.

IHMS Chamber Choir

Patrick Davis

Hannah Sparkes

IHMS Chamber Choir

Carla du Toit & Claire Reynolds

IHMS Chamber Choir with Director, Mr. Gary Graham and the Easter Bunny

Today is the last day before Easter break. We are having a casual day and a spring variety show this afternoon. We look forward to seeing, tricks, dancing, piano playing and puppet show.

Have a happy Easter everyone!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to our science fair medal winners pictured below: Front: Clara Ryan, Douglas MacKenzie, Alex Williams, Maria Reynolds, Olivia Park, Olivia Gallant, Back: Andrew Dolomount, Patrick Davis, Carla du Toit and Nicole Keeping.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Shall We Skate show on Saturday for silver blades skating club. Students from our school who skated were Ryan Lushman, Grace Pye, Sadie MacDonnell, Claire Brake, Clare Coleman, Brooklynn Companion, Olivia Park, Caylie Blake, Anna Brake, Bethany Whelan, and Abigail Companion.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing Easter crafts and are excited for the holidays.

The kindergarten French Immersion is doing Easter printing, learning Easter songs and had fun doing the live broadcasts in French.

The kindergarten English class really enjoyed the live broadcasts on Tuesday. They are excited to start their Easter break today.

The grade one class is learning about the triduum in religion and had fun making edible birds nests for Easter.

The grade two class is getting ready for the Easter bunny by making Easter baskets and doing Easter math. They had fun broadcasting live.

The grade three and four class is doing Earth Day activities today. They really enjoyed the science fair last week. The grade 4’s are looking forward to the St. Pierre trip after Easter break.

The grade five and six held debates yesterday in language arts. They are happy their cookie sale was such a great success and are excited about the St. Pierre trip. They are performing a poem today about the Earth at the variety show for Earth Day.

The junior high class is looking forward to Easter break. They enjoyed the science fair on Friday and the live broadcasts this week. They are looking forward to continuing to help with the live broadcasts.

Coming Up

School re-opens after Easter on May 2nd.

The grade 4-9 trip to St. Pierre is May 3rd to May 7th.

The grade 2 class’s first Holy Communion is on May 15th.

The Elementary Speak Off is being held on May 31st.

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.