Friday, March 8, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 8, 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 8, 2013.

By: Clarissa Patey, Bruce Patey, Madison Noel, and Anna MacKenzie

Mackenzie Brothers partakes in Math session provided by Mr. Barry Furgson, professor at Waterloo University.

Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School had tons of educational fun this week. This week all students are enjoying the beginning of Nutrition Month, as they chomp down on crunchy apples and replenish with water during work in the afternoon.
Congratulations are extended to Caylie Blake who won a gold medal in the Juvenile Under-11. Category at the Provincial Figure Skating Championship held in Clarenville this past weekend.
We would like to congratulate Keely Brothers who did really well at the Titans Trampoline Competition in Dartmouth this past weekend. Keely placed 8th on Beam and Vault, 2nd on Bars, 4th on Floor with an overall 6th place ranking.
We would also like to congratulate Hannah Sparkes who earned her yellow belt in Tae Kwando.
On Friday morning our Grade 7 class started Nutrition Month by showing a cereal video they made. The video was about the positive effects a healthy choice has on our health performance. Daily nutrition broadcasts are also taking place from our media center. This is also Milk Spirit week and our students are also doing nutritional facts on the importance of drinking milk. In-class activities have also taken place. Today we are having our annual Moo-off Competition in the gymnasium at lunch time.
Bridge Building Competition




On Saturday, our Grade 7-9 students participated in the Building the Bridge Competition at the Corner Brook Plaza. Our students had some terrific results and placing will be released at a later date from the Provincial Committee. Lucas Neville, a Grade 2 French Immersion student, built his own bridge and participated in a non competitive manner. Great job, Lucas! Congratulations to everyone who participated.
On, Monday we hosted our Annual Mid Term Assembly honouring student successes. Perfect Attendance and Perfect Spelling Certificates were awarded and Honours and Distinctions Certificates were awarded to our Junior High students.
M.H.A. Mr. Vaughn Granter presented to our Junior High student Tuesday morning in conjunction with their Twinning Project with a school in Ontario. Wednesday afternoon the students were on Skype with their school in Ontario.
Mr. Barry Ferguson of the University of Waterloo spent Tuesday afternoon with our Grade 7-9 students doing a Mathematic Problem solving session.
Primary and Elementary Report Cards were distributed on Wednesday. Junior High Reports were distributed in February. Parent/Teacher night was held Thursday evening.
Tuesday was World Spelling Day, Wednesday was World Math Day and Thursday was World Science Day.   
The Cookie & Muffin Fundraiser is due today. All proceeds are in aid of our Model Greenhouse Project. 
This weekend we are hosting the Western Provincial Girls’ Grade 5 Basketball Tournament. Our girls play their first game at 3:00p.m.
The Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival begins tomorrow. Our choirs are performing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On bands will perform on Monday. The information concerning times and place were sent home last week.
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: These children are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. The children are also being taught how to follow directions in Language Arts.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning about Ants in Science, the letter P in Language Arts. They are eating healthy snacks as a part of the Crunch and Sip campaign. They would like to congratulate Carter Bromley on the arrival of his new baby sister.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students are learning about 2D shapes and 3D solids in Math. They are learning about words that start with the letter Qq. In Science, they are learning about the materials that are used to make toys, and reviewing parts of the body in Language Arts.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: This week the students had fun doing Science experiments in celebration for World Science Day. They are having fun making several St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: In Grade 1 the students are learning about St. Patrick’s Day through writing and crafts. They are also learning about healthy eating for Nutrition Month. They loved participating in World Math and World Science days with children in different countries.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The students in this class are enjoying playing against other students around the world for World Spelling Day, World Math Day and World Science Day. They are having fun starting a new chapter in Math called Measurement, and in Language Arts are starting Student of the Week writing. This week Isaac is our Star Student!
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade 3/4 the students are having fun playing badminton in Phys. Ed. 
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: The Grade 5/6 is having fun this week creating directional videos. They are really excited about their novel study of “Bridge to Terabithia” and the girls are really excited to play basketball this weekend. 
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: These students enjoyed their presentation from MHA Vaughn Granter. They enjoyed solving interesting Math problems. They are now busy preparing for the Music Festival, in Choir and Band.