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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 22, 2012.

By:  Vanessa Ford, Brooklynn Companion, Douglas MacKenzie

Immaculate Heart of Mary had their Sports day on Tuesday. Participating in the three-legged race are students from Mrs. George's grade one class (L-R) Summer Ingram and Alyssa Taylor. 

Our Art show last Thursday was a great success! The artwork was amazing, and we would like to thank all of our artists for the time and effort they put into their work. We would also like to thank our families for their support.

The grade 7 to Level I field trip to Bonne Bay Pond was enjoyed by everyone! We want to thank Mr. Gillard and Mr. Hancock who accompanied the group.

On Monday, our theme was black and yellow in support of our Elementary Spelling Bee held that same morning. Congratulations to the following winners of the Spelling Bee: Tyra Ruth (grade 4), Alex Williams (grade 5), and Hannah Sparkes (grade 6). We want to thank all the students who participated in this event; you did an excellent job.

On Monday evening, the grades five to seven classes hosted a French Café. We want to thank Ms. Bennett and Mrs. King for organizing this special event. We also want to thank Ms. Morrall who helped out on Monday evening. Many thanks to our parents for their support! We give a big thank you to the following students who played special roles in our French Café: Abby Companion and Nicole Keeping, who did the welcoming, and Brooklynn Companion, Hailey Colbourne, MacKenzie Brothers, Katerina Hamann, Olivia Park, Kiya Morrissey, and Alex Williams, who were performers. Thanks to all students who worked hard in preparing for the Café.

On Tuesday morning, we had our school wide breakfast. Everyone really enjoyed the pancakes, especially the happy face chocolate chip ones! : ) Tuesday was our hat and shades day which was fitting for the Sports Day we had that afternoon at Prince Edward Park. Everyone had a lot of fun and the weather was perfect for the event.

We had a wonderful Family Mass on Wednesday, and we would like to thank all the families who took part in this special time. We had a great showing. Also we want to thank our singers and readers; you did a beautiful job! Immediately following mass, we had our yearend awards assembly in the school gymnasium. Congratulations to all award recipients. We want to thank the band students from grades 5 through 9, and Mrs. McHugh, for their fantastic performance! We also want to say “Thank you!” once again to our families for your wonderful support and for sharing our last day of the 2011-2012 school year with us. Students were given their reports and dismissed at lunch time.

On Thursday morning we had our volunteer breakfast. We want to thank Coleman’s for their catering of this event. We also want to thank all our volunteers for their dedication and support.

Today is our last staff day at school. We want to thank all of our staff for all your hard work and devotion, and we want to wish you a safe and enjoyable summer!

Stars Of The Week
Students have been entering a Problem of the Week Math contest throughout the year. Their names went in for a draw for prizes for every math problem they attempted. Two winners were drawn from Junior High and two from Elementary. The winners of a Subway Card are: Hailey Colbourne (grade 5), Douglas MacKenzie (grade 6), Jenna Yetman (grade 7), and Claire Reynolds (grade 8). Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all participants in the Top Your Total Recycling School Contest. As a result of your efforts, Immaculate Heart of Mary has been awarded the Silver Prize of $2,000 for the western region! We collected a total of 66, 649 used beverage containers in just one month! In doing so, we collected the highest volume of units in the western region of the province. Not only has our school raised $10, 064.90 and diverted 66,649 used beverage containers, but also we have saved energy and natural resources, and reduced carbon emissions by 3, 719kg (that’s equal to planting 3, 381 trees)! Wow!
Congratulations once again to all of our Award Recipients! You’ve all done an amazing job!

Coming Up
Summer Holidays! Have a safe and fun summer everyone! See you in September!