Friday, May 27, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 27, 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, May 27, 2011.

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

Charolette Sweetapple plays with a ball out on the playground.

Last weekend was a long weekend. School started again on Tuesday. We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend.

Last week Mr. Claude Haggerty an illusionist visited our school and performed amazing magic tricks with our students and teachers.

On Wednesday of this week we had our classroom photos and group photos done for the yearbook.

On Thursday the grades 4-6 students had their in-class speak offs. Students from each class were chosen to go to the annual elementary speak off next Tuesday night.

The grades 3 and 6 language CRTs begin today and continue into next week.

Students participated in an art competition this week called “The Wonders of Wetlands”. They learned about our wetlands and how they help our planet.

Students are having lots of fun doing WonderActive fitness activities every day.

Alicia Cross finished her work placement in the junior kindergarten class this week. Good luck!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Sydnee Hynes and Kaden Rodrigues who competed in the Cycle Solutions bike competition last weekend.

Congratulations to Bethany Whelan, Olivia Park, Brooklynn Companion, Abigail Companion, Caylie Blake and Anna Brake who passed their figure skating tests this past weekend.

Congratulations to Brian MacKenzie who participated in a youth conference in Musgrave Town last weekend.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are making chia dads. They are having outdoor fun activities and learning about frogs.

The kindergarten English class is working on money and time in math.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class is starting to practice for Kindergarten graduation.

The grade one class is making sculptures and learning how to solve addition and subtraction story problems.

The grade two class is learning about dinosaur activities and in math are learning about geometric solids.

The grade three and four class enjoyed the in class speak off this week. In French they are making creatures out of plasticine. Their pet fish Equation died this week. They held a private ceremony for him.

The grade five and six is learning how to create posters using Microsoft word in computer class. They are preparing to paint games on the walkway in front of the school beginning next week. They have two more spelling tests for this year.

The junior high class is getting ready for their final exams. The grade 7’s are planning their commercial viewing for early next week. The grade 8 and 9’s are reading Romeo and Juliet. In enrichment they are learning hmtl design for webpages.

Coming Up

The Elementary Speak Off is being held on Tuesday in our school chapel beginning at 7 pm.

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.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lion's Roar (PLUS MUCH MORE!!!) - Friday, May 20, 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, May 20, 2011.

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

Students playing with the new hula hoops outside at lunch.
(L-R): Maria Reynolds, Brooklynn Companion and Vanessa Ford.

This week we performed the show “Annie Jr.”. Congratulations to everyone on four great performances. Thank you to Mr. Graham for directing the play, the parents who made the costumes, all the teachers for their hard work and all the people who made baked goods for the bake sale. See a few pictures below. All our play pictures will soon be added to the Photos section of our website.









 
















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The girl's soccer team played in a tournament last weekend at Sacred Heart. The girls played very well. Here are a few pictures and video clips...










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On Monday Bethany Whelan and Nicole Keeping were mock councillors at a council meeting for Municipal Awareness week. The grade 6 students also wrote essays about what they would do if they were mayor for a day.

Also on Monday, Abigail Companion attended an information session on composting for our school. We are starting a composting program in the next few weeks.

This week our students got some new outdoor play equipment. We now have dodge balls, soccer balls, hula hoops and skipping ropes for taking outside at lunch.

This weekend is a long weekend. We hope everyone enjoys the break!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to everyone in Annie. You are all stars!

Congratulations to our students who were in the Saltos Gymnastics 2011 end of year show. Our students who performed were: Simon Boitstefsi, Ben Hamilton, Chole Colbourne, Hailey Colbourne, Lauren Davis, Carla du Toit, Nicole du Toit, Keely Brothers, Kyra Hodder, Rebecca Janes, Kelsey Maxwell, Grace Pye and Wesley Toraville.

Congratulations to Keely Brothers who won a silver medal in vault at the provincial competition in Corner Brook last weekend this weekend. She placed fourth overall and her team also won a silver medal.

Congratulations to the grade 8 and 9 students who participated in the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Essay Contest. They all received a certificate and a small prize.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are getting ready for the art show coming up in June.

The kindergarten English class is learning about money in math.

The kindergarten French class are learning songs and poems to help them remember farm animal vocabulary.

The grade 1 class is learning about symbols used in legends on maps and on the globe. They are also having their final spelling test this week.

The grade 2 class is going geometry in math. They are also learning about dinosaurs in science.

The grade 3 and 4 class is planning an Eco-Friendly Friend Day. They are having a heritage fair for parents. In art they made pictures for Hailey Colbourne’s grandfather for writing a poem about their trip to St. Pierre.

The grade 5 and 6 class is working on an art competition on wetlands. They are doing watercolour paintings. The seniors group visited with the class again this week and they did an activity about how they have used their hands in their lives and they had a question and answer period.

The junior high class is having a band quiz today. The grade 7’s are filming commercials for language arts class.

Coming Up

School is closed on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday.

The grades 4-6 in class speak offs are coming up next week.

CRTs begin for grades 3, 6, and 9 next week.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2011.

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


Visit to the newspaper in St. Pierre. Georges Didier explains to the students how the newspaper is printed, fed through a sorting machine and stapled together. The newspaper is published every two weeks and is created entirely within the community.

The elementary classes had a wonderful time in St. Pierre. Thank you to Mrs. King and Mrs. McCarthy who chaperoned the students and to our parent drivers Mrs. Du Toit, Mrs. Hamann, Mrs. Brothers, and Mr. Reynolds. The students visited two schools, the pastry shop, a museum, the bakery and the St. Pierre newspaper where they had their photo taken for next week’s edition! See more pictures below and watch for all our trip pictures to be added to the Photos section of our website.

Group picture at L'Echo (St. Pierre's newspaper)

Tour of L'Echo

Tour of L'Echo

Group in front of fountain in St. Pierre's main square


Saint Pierre Cathedral
  
Group in front of Saint Pierre Cathedral

Hotel Robert where we stayed


Tour of downtown St. Pierre

Visit to the Patisserie (one of our favorite places)


Inside the Patisserie

Inside the Patisserie

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Downtown St. Pierre

Berets were a popular purchase

Tour of Lycee (school)

Tour of Lycee
  
Downtown St. Pierre

Tour of Francoforum (French Lanaguage Institute)

Tour of Francoforum


Bus tour of the island

One of our stops during bus tour of the island


Group picture during bus tour of the island


Visit to horse stable during bus tour of the island



Tour of the Museum

Tour of the Boulangerie (Bakery)

Tour of the Boulangerie
 
Tour of the Boulangerie...and one of many loaves that came back to Corner Brook with us!

The kindergarten students had their graduation photos done on Monday. Their teachers are busy planning their big graduation day!

The QSP fundraiser has begun. There are lots of cool prizes to win by selling magazines. We encourage everyone to sell as many as possible.

The annual May crowning prayer service was this past Tuesday at All Hallows church. It was a great way to celebrate Mary. All students and staff are wearing a blue ribbon on their uniforms for the month of May. Thank you to Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group for organizing this service.

This week we are busy preparing for the “Annie” musical. Students are busy memorizing their lines, practicing their singing and getting fitted for the costumes. Everyone is very excited!

This week the grade 7 and 8 students participated in the Gauss Math Exam.

The primary and elementary track and field events started on Wednesday. Congratulations to all the winners. Today the junior high track and field events start.

There is a girls’ soccer tournament this weekend at Sacred Heart. Good luck girls!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Kyra Hodder who won first place in her age category for the Geoscience and Engineering month poster contest. She received a cool science kit.

Congratulations to all the grade 4, 5 and 6 students for their participation in the YMCA Create a Logo Contest. All students received a certificate and a small gift.

Also, congratulations to Jack Matthews and Ryan Murphy whose artwork was featured in the Eco-Kids annual calendar.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are practicing for the play “Annie” and having fun hunting bugs and enjoying nature.

The kindergarten English class is practicing very hard for the musical and exercising in the Wonderactive Kids Fitness Challenge. They are learning about storms in science.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the names of farm animals in French. They are very excited about “Annie”. Last week they won the mascot for the most points in the Wonderactive challenge.

The grade one class is learning about living and non-living things in science. In math they are doing number sentences for subtraction. They are excited about their trip to the fire hall today with the grade 2 class.

The grade two class is doing science experiments and starting a new unit on measurement.

The grade three and four class is enjoying their SMARTboard. They are working on heritage fair projects in social studies. The grade 4’s are choosing their topics for the elementary speak off.

The grade five and six is working hard on their speeches. They are excited about “Annie” and are glad to have some hula hoops, Frisbees, and balls to use when they go outside at lunch.

The junior high class is working on a nesting project in enrichment. The grade 7’s are filming commercials to complete their unit on Media. The grade 8 and 9 students are beginning to study Shakespeare.

Coming Up

The grade two class’s first Holy Communion is on May 15th at All Hallows beginning at 10:30 am.

The musical “Annie” is being performed on May 18th and 19th. There will be a school matinee on both days at 10:30 am and a night show at 7:00 pm.

The Elementary Speak Off is being held on May 31st at 7 pm.

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.