Friday, May 3, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, Mary 3, 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, May 3, 2013.

By: Anna Brake, Jayden Lempriere, Caylie Blake and Cheyenne Bursey

Participants that will be moving on to the Regional Heritage Fair from left to right, Mira Ismail, Gina Spencer, Olivia Park and Maria Reynolds. Missing from picture is Keely Brothers.

Spring is in the air! Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School have been enjoying the warm weather and the change of the season!
Last evening, students from grades 4-6 competed in our Annual Elementary Speak-off Competition sponsored by the Stevenson family. All students had remarkable speeches and were excited to share them with our judges, peers and families. We would like to congratulate Sam Antle, Alaura Alexander and Liam Dawe,  from grade 4, Clara Ryan, Bridgett Sparkes, and Gina Spencer, from grade 5, and Brooklynn Companion, and Alex Williams from grade 6, on doing a fantastic job! We would like to congratulate Gina Spencer for winning 1st place at the Speak-off! We would like to thank our judges, Mrs. Alison McHugh, Mrs. Sherry Dean and Mr. Liam Squires.
This past Monday our students participated in our In-School Heritage Fair. All of the projects were incredible! Unfortunately, only four projects could advance to the Regional Fair. We would like to congratulate and wish best of luck to Keely Brothers and Olivia Park (Mummering), Mira Ismail (Lighthouse), Maria Reynolds (Colemans), and Gina Spencer (Broadway). The fair is open for public viewing at 1:45 p.m. this Saturday at G.C. Rowe. We would like to thank our judges, Mr. Stephen Le Drew, Mrs. Angel McCarthy, and Mrs. Nellie Strowbridge.
Our Grade 5 Girls’ Soccer Team played in the Sacred Heart Tournament on Saturday and had a lot of fun and would like to thank Mr. Grobbelaar for helping them last week as well as Mr. Gillard for coaching them.
Our Grade 4 Boys’ Basketball Team travelled to Deer Lake on Tuesday afternoon. They would like to thank their coach, Mr. Justin King, and all the parents who drove them to the game. Our Girls’ Grade 7 Basketball Team played G.C.  Rowe on Wednesday afternoon.
The Junior High Students enjoyed the “Sense and Sensibility” Production last week at the Arts and Culture Center.
The Junior High Students participated in the Canadian Science Challenge on Tuesday at the Grenfell Campus. They would like to thank Mr. Hancock for preparing them for the Challenge.
Congratulations are extended to Fares Azouni who participated in a Taekwondo Provincial Championship this past weekend in Stephenville. Fares won a silver medal in Junior Male Sparring 2 Yellow Stripe/Yellow Belt and a gold medal in Junior Male Poomsae 2 Yellow Stripe/ Yellow Belt.
Congrats to Keely Brothers whose team won gold at the Atlantic Championship this past weekend in Sydney. Keely had a great individual performance as well placing 6th on the floor and achieving personal best in other categories.
Our students travelling to St. Pierre will leave on Saturday and will return next Wednesday evening. We are wishing them a très bon voyage!
Last week when Student Council hosted a Theme Day for Earth Day, Molly George, a student in Kindergarten English, gave all of her saved money to an environmental organization chosen by the Student Council.
Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children are having fun making Mother`s Day crafts. The children are learning how to way and measure objects.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are learning about sinking and floating in Science and mass in Math.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, this class made bird feeders for Earth Day. They will be heading outside soon to put them up around the school. They are learning about capacity in Math and comparing how much different sized containers can hold. They are also practicing the letter W and learning words that rhyme with escargot. In Social Studies they are learning about the different places people can live.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: These students have been learning about totem poles in Social Studies as well as learning about different punctuation in Language Arts.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One is veryexcited to start using our outdoor classroom! In Math the students are sorting objects and shapes based on their attributes. In Social Studies they are learning about signs and symbols used in legends on maps and globes!
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class had an exciting week! They have welcomed the little chick eggs to their classroom and are helping them grow by using an incubator. They had a lot of fun swimming at the Grenfell Campus Pool. This week the star student is Alessandra!
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: The Grade 4s did a fantastic job with their Heritage Fair Projects! The Grade 3/4 classes are now looking forward to the upcoming Science Fair!
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students had a lot of fun this week preparing for the Speak-off! The 6 participants from this class did a fantastic job! Kudos!
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students are enjoying preparing for their upcoming Speak-off! On Thursday they had a lot of fun participating in the All Science Challenge. They are currently creating videos for Virtual Media.
Gym with Mr. Gillard: This month students are learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee! What fun!