Friday, May 24, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 24, 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 24 2013.

By: Cheyenne Bursey, Bridgett Sparkes, Clarissa Patey, and Cameron Peddle

Student Hannah Sparkes poses with her plaque and medal for first place at
I.H.M.S's annual Junior High Speak-off
Students and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary had a great long-weekend and are now refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the school year!

We hosted our annual Science Fair on Friday afternoon. The projects were incredible! We would like to congratulate all participants. The top projects were Ryan Murphy (Grade 3), Sam Antle, Max Chrappa and Rogan Seaward (Grade 4), Anna MacKenzie, Clara Ryan and Gina Spencer (Grade 5), Alex Williams (Grade 6), Hajra Ahmad and Maria Reynolds (Grade  7). We would like to thank our judges: Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick, Mr. Cecil Lake and Mr. Chris Wellman. Congratulations to all participants!

On Tuesday evening, we hosted our annual Junior High Speak-off. Participants were (L-R): Sara Ismail, Zubia MahmoodMaria Reynolds, MacKenzie Brothers, Nathan Anderson, Arshia Kazerooni, Douglas MacKenzie, Hannah Sparkes, Claire Reynolds, and Hajra Ahmad. Hannah was selected as the winner. All speeches were excellent! We would like to thank our judges: Ms. Bernice Hillier, Mr. Peter Hiscock and Ms. Margaret Noseworthy.

On Wednesday morning, Newfoundland author, Mr. Don Downer, presented to our Grade 3 students. This was in conjunction with his Hackmatack Award nomination for his book “Selby the Lobster.” The class really enjoyed his presentation.

Wednesday afternoon we hosted orientation sessions for our new Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten children. Registration for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten, both full day programs is ongoing. For more information please contact the office regarding our full day Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten Programs as well as any of our programs.

This Sunday, our Grade 2 children will be receiving their First Holy Communion. The service will take place at 10:30 a.m. at All Hallow’s Church. All are welcome to attend.

Next week our students will be performing their production of the musical “Cinderella.” Performances will take place on May 29th and 30th  in our school gymnasium. There will be a morning matinee at 10:30 a.m. and the evening show will take place at 7:00p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost is $5.00 per person.

Class News

The Junior Kindergarten: The children really liked going to their orientation for Kindergarten on Wednesday. They are having lots of fun practicing for the musical.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students are looking forward to Grade One orientation. They are learning about the earth and the moon in Science, and graphing in Math.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week, the students are counting up to 100 in French. Also, they learned about different ways to make groups of 6. In Science, they are talking about soil (how plants grow and what lives under the ground.
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: In Grade One the students have started their last unit in Math. They are studying geometry and recognizing shapes in the world around them. They are learning about their heart and their lungs and how to stay healthy. In Grade Two the students are studying the life cycle of butterflies. They are currently observing larvae grow into Chrysalis. In Math, they are studying double digit subtraction.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One class is learning about shapes and discovering different ones in Math. They are making mini booklets called “Wonderful Me.” They are writing about themselves and their friends. In Social Studies they are drawing pictures of climate change.
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class is observing larvae. The whole school is excited to see their chicks hatch! In Math, they are learning about 2D shapes. This week the Student of the Week is Jacob!
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: In Grade Three the students are excited to announce they have received a letter from Hopedale, Labrador with Flat Stanley inside. They have taken pictures with Flat Stanley and read the book.
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students have been busy preparing for the production of the musical “Cinderella.” This week the students have been working and studying hard and are excited to be cluing up spelling tests for the year.
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students had a great time sharing their speeches with everyone on Tuesday night. They are busy finishing courses before their exams and have been busy helping decorate our Greenhouse! They would like to thank Dulux Paints for having donated the paint for the Greenhouse benches.