Friday, March 23, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 23, 2012

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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, March 23, 2012.

By: Hailey Colbourne, Brooklynn Companion, Olivia Park, Keagan Sheppard

St. Patrick's Day social Chris Brothers (centre) with nephew Will Brothers and daughter Avery Brothers

On Friday it was green theme day for St. Patrick’s Day and the Student Leadership Council gave out the chocolate coins.  There were a lot of classes trying to catch the leprechaun who was playing tricks on everyone.
On Saturday we had our annual St. Patrick’s Day family social. Thank you to the Brothers Families for organizing this awesome night. Congratulations to the family who won the “green” dress award.  There was also a picture raffle and a prize for the number of shamrocks in the candy jar. Also the Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival started on Saturday. The school choirs used our gym this week in the morning.
On Monday the grade 5 band and the grade 8 & 9 band performed at the Salvation Army Church for the Rotary Music Festival.  The grade 5 band included Hailey Colbourne, Brooklynn Companion, Kiya Morrissey, Olivia Park and Alex Williams who received a score of 84. The grade 8 & 9 band, a woodwind trio, of Patrick Davis, Claire Reynolds and Anri Vermooten received a score of 85. Thank you to Mrs. McHugh for all her hard work preparing the students.  Both bands did a great job!
Tuesday was Apple Day in our school! We had yummy apple yogurt parfaits, apple muffins and different apple treats at the breakfast program. Thank you to Mrs. George, Ms. Morrall and Mrs. King for planning and organizing the event. To celebrate apple day all students placed an apple on the tree in the cafeteria. The apple day prize winners were Katie Colbourne, Ryan Murphy, Jacob Bursey, Katie Murphy and Caylie Blake.
Today our grade 6-9 band is playing at the Salvation Army Church for the music festival. Also our grade 3 – level one and chamber choir will perform today. Good luck!
Also, WW2 and Korea War Veteran, Mr. Frank Dyke, is coming to our school to today as part of the Memory Project Speaker’s Bureau to speak to our grade 5-7 students.
We are still collecting recyclables for the Top Your Total Campaign. We only have one more week left and we still need a lot of recyclables.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to all the students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. It was a busy week with performances from Gina Spencer with first place in Class 569 Piano Solo- 9 Under, first place in Class 642A Piano Solo-Album 2-Baroque and Classical, second place in Class 208 Vocal Concert Group – 12 and Under, and first place in Class 571 Piano Solo- 9 and Under; Colin Spencer with third place in class 646A Piano Solo- Pre Grade, second place in Class 259 Traditional Folk Song Solo-10 and Under and first place in Class 348 Boys’ Solo-7 and Under; Colin and Gina Spencer first place in Class 607 Piano Duet – 9 and Under; Will Brothers with third place in Class 238A Musical Theatre- 10 and Under; and Olivia Park with third place in Class 605 Piano Duet- 10 and Under.

From The Classrooms
The junior kindergarten classes are starting Easter activities. Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class went on a nutrition tour at Colemans this week.

Mlle. Wight’s Kindergarten French Immersion class really enjoyed apple day. They are learning new French worlds that begin with the letter “p” and they had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Ms. Morrall’s Kindergarten English class is happy to see that spring has finally arrived. We are busy preparing for the music festival and can’t wait to sing this morning. If anyone has seen the leprechaun who messed up their classroom last Friday please let them know! They want to catch him!

Ms. Dwyer’s Kindergarten English class is doing the letter “r” and made 3-D apples for apple day. They are just starting their vowels.

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is still practicing to count by 10s in math and they planted beans and are still waiting to see if they will grow. They also made apples out of apple for apple day and did other activities.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is starting a unit on penguins. They started with a KWL chart and a diagram of a penguin.  They are doing a nutrition tour at Colemans this week. They are excited to sing this morning for the festival.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making pulleys in science and doing spring activities.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is playing fraction bingo in math and are getting ready for the heritage fair. The grade 4’s are almost done writing their speeches for the speak off.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is learning about capacity in math class and getting ready for the heritage fair. Next week they will begin practicing presenting their speeches. They are almost finished the DARE program and will start writing their DARE essays next week.

Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level 1 class are continuing their cooking challenge this week with casserole dishes. This week there was a three way tie! Currently Mr. Gillard’s team has two points, Mrs. McCarthy’s team has two points and Mr. Hancock’s team has one point.  There are only two more challenges left. They are very busy getting costumes and preparing for the drama festival next week.

Coming Up

Junior High Regional Drama Festival in Deer Lake March 30-April 1.