This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion's Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 25, 2011.
By: Brooklynn Companion, Vanessa Ford and Douglas MacKenzie
Ms. Bennett and Keely Brothers dressed up as Minnie Mouse for Mickey Mouse's birthday last Friday
Monday was National Child Day. Everyone had a purple ribbon to celebrate.
On Saturday the girls’ basketball team had a recycling drive. Thank you to Mr. Taaffe, Mr. Whelan, Mrs. King, Mrs. McCarthy and all the students and their families. They raised $1,900.
Parent teacher night was Tuesday evening.
Wednesday was picture re-takes and we had a presentation on the QSP magazine fundraiser.
The grade 6-9 students left yesterday for St. John’s. Today they are attending mass at the Basilica and going rock climbing. Tomorrow is the skills challenge. Good luck! Thank you to everyone who helped prepare the students.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Hannah Sparkes and Douglas MacKenzie who represented our school at the YMCA Peace Week Speak Off on Thursday night.
Good luck to Keely Brothers who is participating in a gymnastics competition this weekend in St. John’s.
From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes are drawing Christmas pictures.
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is doing Christmas art projects. They enjoyed the presentation about washing their hands by the school nurse.
Ms. Morrall’s Kindergarten English class is very excited for Kassidy who became a big sister again on Sunday. Her little brother’s name is Thackary. They are also very excited for Mrs. Hodder who is having her baby today. We miss you!
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is learning the letter “w” and learning sets of 1,2,3. They also had a puppet show this week. They made their own puppets for the show.
Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about the sun this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about needs and wants in social studies. They have started practicing for the Christmas concert. They are doing addition in math.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning symbols in language and about seeds in science.
Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is learning about structures and buildings in science. They have been working on creating buildings out of Legos.They are also collecting money to give to an orphanage in Haiti.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is watching a movie in religion class. The grade 6’s went to the skills challenge yesterday with the junior high students.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class is having a great time in St. John’s today. The grade 8 and 9’s are working on a novel study on the “Pearl”. The grade 7’s had a social studies test this week about the people who lived in Canada before it became a country.
Tomorrow is our annual drop and shop fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Fund. It begins at 10 am and ends at 3 pm. Please call the school to register.
Christmas parade and annual tree trimming is December 3.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion's Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 18, 2011.
By: Kiya Morrissey, Maria Reynolds and Hannah Sparkes
(L-R): ClaireBrake, Dyllan Napoleon, Back (L-R): Max Antle, Kassidy Kelly, Keira Clarke, Cole Martyn-Boyd, Matthew Birmingham and Katie Colbourne.
This week was bullying awareness week. Classes did special activities and the Student Leadership Council prepared a short play for the primary classes on bullying.
Last week Mrs. Maureen Mennie visited our school and spoke to Mrs. George’s grade 1 class and Mr.Hancock’s grade 5, 6 and 7 social studies classes about Remembrance Day.
Last Friday Ms. Bennett, Anna MacKenzie, Liam Dawe, and Chloe Colbourne went to the long term care centre’s Department of Veteran Affairs unit. They handed out cards, poetry, and pictures of remembrance to the veterans.
This week we welcome some nursing students Tonya Hume, Vicki Jennings, Joshua Penney, and Mike Reid into our junior kindergarten program.
Our used cell phone campaign and penny drive for the Haitian orphanage is now over. Thank you to everyone who helped out and donated.
Operation Christmas Child was a huge success. We will have a total count for next week.
Today is Mickey Mouse’s Birthday. We are having a Disney theme day and raising money for the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Report cards went home today. We hope you all did well.
The girls’ basketball team is having a recycling drive on Saturday to raise money for new equipment. The team will be going door to door collecting recyclables and they can also be dropped off to the school from 10 am to 4 pm.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Kennedi Boland, Caylie Blake, Olivia Park and Bethany Whelan who skated last weekend at the 2012 Skate Canada NL in St. John’s. All the girls skated very well. Olivia Park was selected to read the skaters pledge at the opening ceremony. Caylie received a silver medal in the Pre-Juvenile Ladies’ Category and Bethany won gold in the Juvenile Ladies’ Category. Bethany also won the Section merit Award for the most outstanding performance at the competition.
This week Colemans is a star of the week! Thank you to Colemans who donated $500 to our school breakfast program for their breakfast promotion for “Kids Eat Healthy”.
From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes are still learning about bats and other nocturnal animals.
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class are learning about healthy snacks. They enjoyed the long weekend.
Ms. Morall’s Kindergarten English class is learning about animals in science. They are making a zoo out of plasticine. They are learning about the letter “w”.
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is making figures out of plasticine. They are learning about the letter “v”.
Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class has packed their boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They are learning a new song for the Christmas concert. They are learning the parts of the body.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is starting a new unit about needs and wants. They started a new unit in math about addition and subtraction up to 12.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is comparing numbers in math and talking about ways we can protect the environment.
Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is participating in a healthy snack challenge this week. They have also been learning about bullying.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is working on Remembrance Day posters. They have started a novel study on the book “Holes”.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class is very excited about their trip next week. The grade 7’s are creating brochures about school and working on a novel study on “Silverwing” in language class.
Monday is National Child’s Day. Wear a purple ribbon to celebrate.
Tuesday is parent teacher night from 7-8:30 pm.
On Thursday the grades 6-9 depart for the Skills Challenge in Mount Pearl.
Next Saturday is our annual drop and shop fundraiser for the Sheppard’s Fund. It begins at 10 am and ends at 3 pm. Please call the school to register.
This is a copy of IHMS’s weekly news article “Lion’s Roar” that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
By: Hailey Colbourne, Katerina Hamann, Olivia Park and Keagan Sheppard
(L-R): Anna and BrianMacKenzie enjoy pancakes at IHMS's pancake breakfast on Tuesday morning.
On Friday the prayer group and Mrs. Coleman did a special prayer service for the Blessed Sacrament at All Hallows Church with the JK to Grade 2 classes.
The grade 6-9 leaf raking fundraiser was a huge success. The students, teachers and families raised $1800 for their trip to St. John’s. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser.
On Sunday, Tara Manuel, Michael Rigler and Gina Spencer hosted a puppet show in our school called “St. George and the Dragon”. The show raised $277 for our playground project. Thank you to everyone who came to see the show.
On Tuesday we had a pancake breakfast. Thank you to Mrs. King, Ms. Morrall, Mrs. McCarthy, Mr. Taaffe and Ms. Vincent for helping out and serving the pancakes.
On Thursday we had our annual Remembrance Day service at All Hallows. Thank you to Mr. Gillard for organizing, Mrs. McHugh for conducting the bands, Mr. Graham for leading the choir and all the classes and special guests for being with us.
We have no school today for the Remembrance Day holiday.
Don’t forget we are still collecting used cell phones and pennies for the Haitian Orphanage.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Jenna Yetman who will be representing 511 Humber Air Cadets in a provincial speak off in December.
Congratulations to Kennedi Boland, Abigail Companion, Bethany Whelan, Caylie Blake and Anna Brake who participated in a Synchro Skating seminar at the Pepsi Centre last Saturday.
From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about hats this week. They made crosses out of egg cartons for Remembrance Day.
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is doing their Remembrance Day activities. They are excited about the long weekend.
Ms. Morrall’s Kindergarten English class is learning the letter “v” in printing. They made arches for Remembrance Day. They are learning about Canadian soldiers who fought in the war. Emily and Brody’s plants are growing.
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class was busy this week learning about Remembrance Day and reading books about why we wear a poppy.
Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class was learning about Remembrance Day and making wreathes. In math they are grouping and adding. They are also making books in French. They would like to thank everyone for the Operation Christmas Child donations.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is sorting items for Operation Christmas Child. They are learning about body parts in French and they are writing about Remembrance Day. This week they did live broadcasts with the French Immersion students about Operation Christmas Child.
Ms. Park’s grade two class learning about equal and unequal groups in math. They had a class pizza party this week as part of the Coleman’s Halloween colouring contest.
Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class spent the week preparing and learning about Remembrance Day. In math they are working on addition and subtraction.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have a math test coming up. They have been busy in band practicing for the Remembrance Day service.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class have been very hard at work this week. They have started practicing their presentations and job skills for the Skills Challenge in two weeks. The robotics team has almost finished all the missions and are now working on the project. The TV video team visited Colemans on Wednesday and interviewed people about produce.
Next week is Bullying Awareness Week. We are doing class activities and the Student Leadership Council will be doing a special presentation on Thursday.
Friday, November 18, is Mickey Mouse’s birthday! We will be celebrating with a Disney Theme Day. The cost is $1 for the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Report cards will also be going home on November 18. With parent teacher night on Tuesday, November 22. The Intermediate Skills Challenge is November 26 in Mount Pearl.
This is a copy of IHMS’s weekly news article “Lion’s Roar” that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November 4, 2011.
By: Nathan Anderson, MacKenzie Brothers and Alex Williams
Mlle Wight's Kindergarten French Immersion class dressed up for Halloween (L-R Front): Nevaeh Churchill, R.B. Matthews, (Back): Liam MacArthur and Emma Barrett.
The Scholastic Book Fair was a big success.We raised over $1200 for our learning resource room!
On Friday we had an assembly for Zubia Mahmood who was the grade 7-9 provincial winner for the Foster Families Essay contest.
On Monday we celebrated Halloween with class parties and a costume parade in the gym. Everyone had a nice costume!
On Tuesday we had a prayer service for All Saints Day. Thank you to Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group for leading the service.
On Wednesday we had a practice lock down with the RNC. All classes did great being really quiet! Also on Wednesday there was a foster families presentation with Amy Kendall in our gymnasium for the primary and elementary classes.
The Student Leadership Council raised over $150 for the Haiti Well with their cookie and popcorn sales last week. We are still collecting pennies for the Haiti Well.
We have lots of used cell phones, but we are still collecting more for the “recycle my cell” contest.
The grade 1 classes have begun Operation Christmas Child. They are collecting small items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and hard candies to pack in boxes to send to children for Christmas.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. Morrall and Ms. Bennet’s classes who both won the book fair door decorating prize. There were a lot of great doors.
Congratulations to the winners of the costume contest, they were: Gabriel Rowsell in JK, Rebecca Janes in Kindergarten, Alessandra and Arabella LeBlanc in grade 1, Megan Williams in grade 2, Clara Ryan for grade 3 and 4, MacKenzie Brothers for grades 5 and 6, and Brian MacKenzie for junior/senior high. Also, the prize for most creative went to Derek Atwood.
Congratulations to Megan Williams who won the Coleman’s Halloween poster contest. Her class will enjoy a free pizza party together.
From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes are doing Remembrance Day crafts and activities. They are also decorating cupcakes.
Mme. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is planting beans and doing numbers in math.
Ms. Morrall’s Kindergarten English class is very excited about winning the door decorating contest.They are also planting beans and doing experiments in science.
Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is doing an itsy bitsy book on the letter “f”. They are also starting to talk about animals and learning how to work in groups.
Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is learning the importance of Remembrance Day. They are excited to be starting Operation Christmas child this week. In math they are comparing groups.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing fall crafts and learning about estimation in math.
Ms. Park’s grade two class made math robots. They are beginning a new unit in science this week.
Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class had a great time at their Halloween party. They are excited about getting new seats.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a science test this week. The grade 5’s are writing letters of nomination for the “grammy” awards and the grade 6’s are writing peace week speeches.
Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class is working on a Remembrance Day poster contest.They are hoping for good weather this weekend for their leaf raking day.
The grade 6-9 leaf raking fundraiser is going ahead this Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm. Please contact the school if you would like your lawn raked.
On Sunday at 3 pm there will be a puppet show called “St. George and the Dragon” held by Ms. Tara Manual in aid of the playground project.Everyone is welcome!
On Tuesday there will be a school wide breakfast from 7:45 to 8:20 am.
The basketball team will be collecting recyclables on November 19th to raise money for new equipment.