Friday, September 30, 2011

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 30, 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, September 30, 2011.

By: Brooklynn Companion, Vanessa Ford, Alex Williams
Everyone had a great time at the agri-food and garden show last Friday at the Pepsi Centre.  We tasted lots of great food and saw some baby chicks hatching.

Our JK teachers attended a workshop last week for Western Health.

Thank you to Mr. Graham for playing at church last Friday.
We have a new public health nurse this year. Her name is April Dakins. She will be in our school on Tuesday mornings.
Our teachers are hard at work on a new environmental grant. Thank you to Mr. Sean Dolter from Model Forest and Mr. Blaine Hussey from the Department of Agriculture for meeting with staff about the project on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday Mr. Charles Cameron visited our school and offered his expertise and experience in our new learning resource centre.
On Wednesday we had our annual Terry Fox Walk. Thank you to Mrs. George who did a live broadcast on the IHMS channel about Terry Fox and Mr. Gillard who organized the event.

This week we welcome two nursing students doing a work placement in Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English classroom. They are Michael Hinks and Jessica Strowbridge.

Today is medical theme day. We are raising money for the WMRH Foundaition Radio-thon. Also, vegetable orders are due today.

Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Brooklynn Companion who was the school winner for the school’s grade 5 agri-foods spelling bee.
Congratulations to Abigail Companion, who was elected Student Council President, Jenna Yetman as Vice-President and Melissa Castillo as Secretary. Elections for primary representative and class representatives are still going on.

Congratulations to Sadie MacDonnell and her family on their new baby Molly Elizabeth.
Congratulations to Kennedi Boland who placed fourth in the Juvenile Ladies’ Division at the Roberta Pack Competition in St. John’s. She also passed her juvenile test. Olivia Park and Caylie Blake also had good skates at the competition. Cayle Blake also passed her skating test on Sunday.

From The Classrooms

The junior kindergarten classes are painting plates and making turkeys out of them for thanksgiving, and making placements.
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is doing French numbers and doing math patterns.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on the foster family contest and learning the letters “l” and “e”. They are excited about medical theme day today.

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class are finishing their silhouettes and putting them on the wall.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class just finished patterns in math and made necklaces. They are learning about healthy living in health.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning how Jesus welcomes children. They are writing about things they like to do in the fall. They did a great job in spelling this week.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing a Barbara Reid novel study and fall crafts.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is watching a video in religion about Moses. The grade 4’s wrote library limericks for library month.  They are excited that today is medical theme day. They are working hard on their language arts course and doing lots of reading.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is writing stories for Foster Families week.

In Mr. Taaffe’s math class they filmed short games of twenty questions about number patterns.

Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class started putting their First Lego League robotics mat together. The grade 7’s are learning how to use the media room equipment to make short videos.
Coming Up
Recess canteen services begin on Monday.
Our annual thanksgiving food drive starts next week.
The scholastic book fair is October 25thand 26th