Friday, June 1, 2012

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 1, 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, June 1, 2012.

By: MacKenzie Brothers, Nathan Anderson, Alex Williams

Students from Immaculate Heart of Mary receive plaques and a monetary prize for placing third in the Western Geoscience and Engineering Building the Bridge Competition. (L-R) Jenna Yetman, Zubia Mahmood, Melissa Castillo, and Nicole Keeping won third place.

After anxiously awaiting for the playground to be finished, the students are extremely excited that it is ready! The students have been really enjoying playing on the new playground this week. It has been finished and up and running since last Friday, May 25. Thank you to the volunteers in constructing the playground, etc. They are Mr. Byron Mackey, Mr. Mark Lombard, Mr. John Cammie, Mr. Chris Brothers, and Mr. Sean King. See pictures below.

The Primary and Elementary Provincial Language Arts Assessment finished on Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, students entered their art projects in the Build It Green Student Art Challenge sponsored by A.C.A.P. Students from kindergarten to grade six participated in this contest where the primary students were challenged to create paintings or posters of a green building, while the elementary students were challenged to create sculptures or models of a green building.

In the very early hours on Wednesday morning, Zoe McCarthy was born! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy on the birth of their baby girl!

Thursday was Career Day where students had great fun dressing up for the career they want to have when they grow up.

Today our school is collecting for the Children’s Wish Foundation. We are also having our cast party for the Wizard of Oz.

Last Friday, was the City of Corner Brook’s Clean Up Day. Many thanks to Mr. Gillard, Mrs. George, Mme. Perez-Diaz, and their classes who cleaned up our school’s property along with the All Hallow’s Church property and Bishop Hundt’s residence.

School registration from junior kindergarten to level I for September 2012 is ongoing. We will have a dual stream of kindergarten (full day) to grade 2 (English and French Immersion).

Stars of the Week
Katy Colbourne earned a red cross for passing level four in swimming, and she is now moved up to level five.

Bethany Whelan was the winner of a T-shirt from a draw during the Youth Adventures session.

From The Classrooms
The junior kindergartens are doing Father’s day activities this week, as well as getting ready for the art show. They are enjoying Early Childhood Educator’s week.

Mlle. Wight’s kindergarten French Immersion class is very excited for the kindergarten graduation next week, and they are doing arts and crafts for this special occasion. They are also practising subtraction problems in Math.

Ms. Dwyer’s kindergarten class is doing activities for graduation. They are learning “ch” words. They have chosen to share their swimming prize with their reading buddies in the grade five and six class.

Ms. Morrall’s kindergarten class is busy preparing for their graduation next week. They are learning how to skip count in Math while they continue to add. They would all like to say, “Welcome to Zoe McCarthy”, who finally arrived this week!

Mme. Perez-Diaz’s grade one French Immersion class is still learning about animals and are researching their favourite animals on the Internet. They are learning about structures in Science. They drew and painted structures in their community. Also, they are practising their addition and subtraction up to 20.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is acting out some of their favorite Bible stories that they have heard this year. In Social Studies, they are learning how the way people live has evolved over time. They really enjoyed Career Day and are looking forward to the cast party today.

On Monday, Ms. Park’s grade two class received an incubator along with 21 chicken eggs. They are finishing up their dinosaur research unit. In Math, they started a new unit on geometry.

Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class is going on a field trip with Ducks Unlimited next week. The grade three’s worked very hard writing their E.L.A. Provincial Assessment this week, and they finished on Tuesday. 

Ms. Williams’ grade five and six class had fun making green building models for the Let’s Build It Green Student Art Challenge. They are excited about Mrs. McCarthy having her baby, and they can’t wait to see Zoe. The grade six students have been busy writing their E.L.A. Assessment. 

Mr. Hancock’s junior high and level one class had fun baking deserts on Wednesday. They are busy preparing for the upcoming exams.

Coming Up
On Monday, Ms. Bennett’s grade three and four class will participate in a Ducks Unlimited field trip to the Glynmill Inn Marsh.

Next week from Tuesday to Thursday, the grades three and six classes will write their Provincial Math Assessment.

Next Thursday night, the kindergarten graduation will take place at 6:00 p.m. in our gymnasium.