Friday, June 21, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 21, 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, June 21, 2013.

By: Caylie Blake, Cameron Peddle, Bridgett Sparkes, and Keely Brothers

 From left: Hajra Ahmad, Maria Reynolds, Arshia Kazerouni, Zubia Mahmood, Hannah Sparkes and Sara Ismail all received awards for Academic Excellence during the annual I.H.M.S. awards assembly Wednesday morning.
Summer vacation is here! Student and staff of Immaculate Heart of Mary School would like to wish everyone a safe and fun summer!

On Monday, our school hosted a surprise tribute to Mr. Graham on his Honorary Degree of Laws. We would like to thank Mr. Gillard who organized the tribute, and to all our staff and students who helped with the event. Community members also took part in the celebration, performing for Mr. Gary Graham 

Congratulations are extended to Will Goodridge who participated in the Amalgamated Virtual Media Festival and placed 2nd in the Photography and to Zubia Mahmood and Claire Reynolds who placed 2nd in video.
We would like to congratulate Chloe Colbourne, Hailey Colbourne and Alex Williams who participated in the Hershey Track and Field in St. John’s this past weekend. The girls did well and had a fun weekend. 
This past Monday, our school held an In-school Elementary Spelling Bee. The winners were Sam Antle (Grade 4), Keely Brothers (Grade5), and Hailey Colbourne in (Grade 6). We would like to thank Ms. Neary who organized this event.
We would like to thank Memorial University, Grenfell Campus who donated computers and monitors to our Computer Lab.
Thank-you to Mr Gillard for organizing our Sports Day. Thank you to The Tin Man for supplying the BBQ and to our parents who cooked for us.
Last week, Jack and Clara Ryan participated in the Arthur James Fun Run. Congratulations to Jack who placed first and to Clara and her Mom who ran the whole way together!
We conducted our Year-end Assembly on Wednesday morning. We would like to congratulate all of our students for a successful academic year. We would like to thank our bands and choir who performed at the assembly.
We would also like to congratulate all of our award winners.
Our Award Winners are:
Coach’s Award - Olivia Park and Alex Williams
Girls’ Soccer - Brooklynn Companion
Cross Country Running (Girls) - Charlotte Sweetapple
Cross Country Running (Boys) - Bruce Patey
Girls’ Grade 5 Basketball - Bridgett Sparkes and Megan Williams
Girls’ Grade 6 Basketball - Olivia Park
Boys’ Basketball - Liam Dawe
Girls’ Junior High Basketball - Hannah Sparkes
Boys’ Soccer - Darcy Brake and Ryan Murphy
Realtors of Corner Brook Primary Phys Ed Award (Male) - Isaac Buckingham
Realtors of Corner Brook Primary Phys Ed Award (Female) - Molly George
Realtors of Corner Brook Grade 4-9 Phys Ed Award (male) - Sam Antle
Realtors of Corner Brook Grade 4-9 (Female) - Hailey Colbourne
The Bernice LaVallee Memorial Award - Leah Lainey
The Nicole Kennedy Memorial Award - Craig Bishop and Abigail Tiller
The Nicole Kennedy Memorial Award for Primary French Immersion - Shantel Hurley
Most Improved Student - Cheyenne Bursey
The Jessie Tierney Memorial Award - Mira Ismail
The Sister Mary Matthew Byrne Award for English - Alex Williams
The Bishop Crosby Award - Claire Reynolds
The Monsignor Boone Award - Olivia Park
The Jim Gash Music Award - Gina Spencer
The Don Meiwald Memorial Band Award - Claire Reynolds
Enrichment Award - Nathan Anderson
Drama Award - Douglas MacKenzie
Student Council Award - Chenoah Park
Perfect Attendance Awards - Maria Reynolds
Excellence in Mathematics - Hajra Ahmad
Excellence in Language Arts - Zubia Mahmood
Excellence in Science - Sara Ismail
Video Media Award - MacKenzie Brothers and Maria Reynolds
General Excellence Awards - Hajra Ahmad, Sara Ismail, Maria Reynolds, Hannah Sparkes, Zubia Mahmood, and Arshia Kazerouni.
Have an amazing summer everyone! Our next article will appear in September!
Class News
The Junior Kindergarten: The J.K’s enjoyed their Sports Day and loved their Teddy Bear Picnic Party. These children made books for Mr. Graham and Monsignor Gale.
Mrs. Hodder’s English Kindergarten class: These students were really excited about Sports Day activities. They made cards for Mr. Graham and Monsignor Gale.
Mme. Pérez-Diaz’s French Immersion Kindergarten class: This week the students had a lot of fun at Sports Day. They also had a lot of fun preparing a song for Mr. Graham’s Celebration assembly on Monday afternoon. They would like to wish everyone a safe and fun summer!
Mme. Mondoux’s Grade One and Two French Immersion class: The Grade 1 and 2 French Immersion classes are very excited for summer vacation! They had a great last day. The Sports Day was so much fun. At their party, during the afternoon, they had a scavenger hunt. Each team was rewarded with a loot bag when they solved the riddle.
Mrs. George’s Grade One English class: The Grade One Class had a ball on Sports Day. They would like to thank Mr. Gillard for preparing this for them. They would also like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer!
Ms. Park’s Grade Two class: The Grade 2 English class had a lot of fun during Sports Day. They were also very excited to receive their Student of The Week Booklets that their friends wrote about them. Have a great summer, everyone!
Ms. Payne’s Grade Three and Four Class: This class is very excited to have some time off to enjoy summer vacation. Their class party and class awards were done on Tuesday. Thank you to all who brought in treats! Ms. Payne would like to wish her class a safe and happy summer. It was a great year teaching you all!
Ms. Neary’s Grade Five and Six Class: Grade 5/6 students had a busy week preparing for the Year-end Assembly. They had a blast at the Sports Day and really enjoyed their classroom party. They really liked performing one of Mr. Graham’s favourite songs at his assembly on Monday. Have a great summer everyone!
Mr. Hancock’s Junior High Class: The Junior High Students were happy to finish their exams on Monday morning. On Tuesday, they participated in Sports Day. Along with the Grade 6’s and some of the Grade 5’s, the Junior High Band played in our closing assembly on Wednesday morning.