Friday, March 22, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 22, 2013

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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 22, 2013.

By: Madison Noel, Bridgett Sparkes, Clarissa Patey, and Clara Ryan


Hajra Ahmad, Clara Ryan, Gina Spencer, and Sara Ismail are the winners for this years Pi Day at I.H.M.S.

This week at Immaculate Heart of Mary School has been a busy one. All students and staff have been working hard and are looking forward to spring!
Last Thursday, the Student Council sponsored activities for Pi Day: pie the teacher, a pie eating contest and a Pi recital. Congratulations are extended to all students who participated in the Pi Recital Contest. You did an incredible job. Hajra Ahmad recited 114 digits past the decimal place, Sara Ismail 62 digits and Gina Spencer and Clara Ryan claimed 3rd place reciting 55 digits. Mme. Mondoux’s class won the Best Team Award for the Pi Reciting Contest. We would like to thank Ms. Meade and the Student Council members on a great job! There was also a bake sale during the carnival of activities and Student Council raised $230.00 for the Greenhouse Project. We would like to thank our families, Mrs. Bev Fitzpatrick, and Ms. Erika Reid for donating pies and baked goods.
Friday was Green Day for St. Patrick’s Day. There was much greenery throughout the school. There were traps set out for the Leprechaun but no one was able to catch him. He visited classes leaving a mess and messages.
On Sunday we hosted our annual St. Patrick’s Day Family Social which was organized by two of our parents: Mrs. Trudy Brothers and Mrs. Janice Coleman. Great job, ladies! Our gym was transformed into a sea of green. We would like to thank our families for their support of the social. Congratulations are extended to Sarah Buckingham who won the door prize, Alexander Card who won the guessing game and Ava Ignor and her family who won the Best Green Dressed Family award!
The following students performed at the Spring Recital on Saturday evening: Will Brothers, Keely Brothers, MacKenzie Brothers, and Anna MacKenzie. They all sang beautifully!
On Monday evening, Will Brothers, Mackenzie Brothers, Colin Spencer and our Chamber Choir performed at the Stars of the Festival. There was an awards presentation after the performances. We would like to congratulate the following students who a $25.00 scholarship donated by Mrs. Ida Lungrigan: Will Brothers (voice), Alessandra LeBlanc (voice), Arabella LeBlanc (voice), Simon Boitsefski (voice), and Colin Spencer (piano and voice). MacKenzie Brothers was awarded a $50.00 scholarship for Musical Theatre from Theatre NL& Labrador. Our School Band was awarded a $50.00 scholarship from Carlson Wagonlit Harvey’s Travel and our Chamber Choir received a $150.00 scholarship from the Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival Association. Gina Spencer was the winner of the Junior Rose Bowl. Congratulations are extended to all participants.

We would like to congratulate the Junior High class on winning the Winter Carnival Snow Sculpturing Contest for the Junior High Category. We would like to thank Mr. Hancock and Mr. Gillard for all of their help with the sculpture. On Monday evening Douglas MacKenzie and Sara Ismail accepted the award at the Winter Carnival Awards Ceremony at City Hall.

We would like to thank students from the Western Regional School of Nursing who have been working with our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. Thank you to Amanda Barrington, Emily Major, Brittany McFatridge, Brittany Norman, Jessica Sceviour, and Ashley Smith who finished on Wednesday. We would also like to thank students; Michael Coleman, Graham Downey-Sutton, Tawsha Evoy, and Bruce Parsons who finished on Thursday.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: These children would like to thank all of the nursing students who have been helping them over the last couple weeks. They will miss you!
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning subtraction this week in Mathematics. They are learning about the letter S in Language Arts.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students enjoyed learning about building materials, such as metal and plastic, in Science. They are learning new words that start with the letter S.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students are talking about textures. They are walking around the school rubbing different textures onto paper. They are planning on going outside and looking at natural textures and what makes them that way. This week the students also discussed forgiveness in Religion and about fruits and vegetables for nutrition month.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are writing Easter stories this week. They are comparing masses in Math class.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in this class are completing Easter themed writing. They are learning what liquids are like and even had a liquid running race in Science. This week the star student is William.
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade 3/4 the students are finishing up their unit on Fractions. They have been learning about clothing in French. The students are looking forward to a French vocabulary race.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: The Grade 6’s have been busy completing Process Writing. The Grade 5’s are really enjoying their novel study. The class would like to congratulate Gina Spencer on winning the Rose Bowl at this year’s Musical Festival.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: These students are beginning to prepare for the All Science Challenge and are video chatting with a school in Ontario as part of their Twinning Project. They are excited for the upcoming Drama Festival.