This is a copy of IHMS's weekly news article "Lion's Roar" that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 22, 2013.
By: Anna Brake, Clara Ryan, and Gina Spencer
J.K. Students participate in National Flag Day
Staff and students of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are continuing to enjoy winter activities and having some winter carnival fun of their own.
On Friday, our school held an Assembly for National Flag Day. The Knights of Columbus has initiated a National Flag Day Project promoting patriotism. It is their goal to present every school in the country with a Canada Flag. Our school was the first school in the country to be presented a Canadian Flag. Each homeroom represented a different province or territory, and presented facts about each place. The Knights of Columbus formed an honour guard as our students paraded in the gym carrying flags and banners from their province or territory. We would like to thank; Mr. Joe Byrne, Mr.Kevin Dunphy, Mr. Leo Fagan, Mr. Paul Gillingham, Mr. Gord Lannon, Mr. Mike Leonard, and Mr. Garland Parsons who represented the 4th Degree of The Knights of Columbus.
We would also like to thank Will Goodridge and Claire Reynolds who did a great job emceeing. Jasmine Batstone (Kdgt. English) and Riley Power (Kdgt. French Immersion) accepted the Canadian Flag presented by Mr. Gord Lannon. Maria Reynolds and Hannah Sparkes were flag bearers in the honour guard,
Congratulations are extended to Caylie Blake and Anna Brake, members of the Silver Blades Synchronized Figure Skating Team who won a silver medal at the Provincial Championship in the Elementary Category in St. John’s over the weekend.
Congrats are extended to Claire Brake and Abigail Woodford, members of the Silver Blades Synchronized Figure Skating Team who won a silver medal in the Can Skate category at the Provincial Championship in St. John’s this past weekend.
On Monday the Silver Blades Figure Skating Club hosted a Lip Sync Contest. Caylie Blake placed 2nd.
We hosted the Corner Brook Winter Carnival Spelling Bee on Thursday evening.
On Thursday our school also held its Annual Carnival Day. Students took part in outdoor activities, played basketball with their teachers and dressed in bright colours to help celebrate winter and to foster school spirit!
IHMS’s Wally The Whale Snow Sculpture!
Today is World Thinking Day.
Our Grade 6 girls’ basketball team will play Templeton this afternoon.
Student Council members are busy rolling pennies. Please continue to bring in those pennies!
We would like to thank the Junior High students who created our lovely snow sculpture.
The Junior Kindergarten: These students are learning how special they are through songs, and through activities like creating self portraits and looking at their finger prints.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning all about the letter D and making different combinations of numbers to 5 in Mathematics.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students enjoyed going to the hospital for their field trip.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: The Grade One class is learning about sounds and hearing in Science. The Grade Twos are learning about cost and demand in Social Studies and applying it to the sales of their Super Soap Store. They have made $60 selling home-made soaps! Thank-you! They are now studying insects in Science.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: These students have started book chats and are doing a fantastic job! They are learning about the Atlantic Provinces in Social Studies. They are also learning about the characteristics of different objects in Science.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in this class are learning about consumers in Social Studies. They would like to wish Colin Spencer a very happy birthday! In Math they are learning about doubles. In Science they are learning about pollution.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: The grade 3/4 finished the ski program this week and had a great lunch at the lodge. The class would like to thank the Blow Me Down instructors for all of their wonderful help and time.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: This week the students enjoyed taking part in the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. They also had a blast taking part in Carnival Day. These students are looking forward to next week when they can shoot their instructional/directional videos in Language Arts.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High class: The Junior High students are putting the finishing touches on their Popsicle bridges. They are currently working on research projects for Language Arts. In Technology they are shooting an anti-bullying video.