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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


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.