Friday, September 20, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2013.

By: Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes, and Telicia Young
Photo of Jack Matthews and Nikola Verbiski in their theme day outfits for our 14th anniversary celebration.

On Monday it was the school’s 14th birthday celebration. We had a theme day and an assembly in our school gym. All classes participated in our celebration.

Also on Monday the breakfast program started. We have some great volunteers this year preparing the toast.

Our new afterschool program schedule started this week. Some of the new activities are yoga, reading club, homework club, crocheting, sewing, gym activities, drama, arts and crafts, computers and greenhouse activities.

The IHMS running club began on Tuesday and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday. The first running meet will be September 25. They had a great turn out on Tuesday.

Chamber choir started this week with Dr. Graham. It will be held in the music room on Wednesdays at lunch time.  It is open to students in grade 3 to level 1.

Our media centre is up and running. This week our school news reporters were Hajra Ahmad, Emily Murley, Isaac Buckingham and Simon Boitsefski.

Intramurals also started this week. The students are in two separate groups grade 3 to 5 and grades 6 to level 1.
Our reporters apologize for reporting the wrong name of one of our grade 7 Mexican exchange students. His correct name is Nicolas Emiiano Herrera.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are starting their apple theme. They would like to welcome Ivor Cook to their class.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated Ava Baker’s classroom birthday party with yummy cupcakes and some playground play.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about living and non-living things in science. They are learning the letter “I” in language.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class celebrated Junior Corrigan’s birthday this week. This week they are working on living and non-living things and have started their sight words. They would like to congratulate Frankie Targett and his family on their new baby, McKenley.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning about ways of communicating. In science they are learning about how the earth rotates day and night.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started journal writing. In science they are learning about the sun, shadows and they are learning about the night sky. They are sampling items made from apples today.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making time lines in social studies. In math class they are learning about increasing patterns.

Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class is learning about the artist Vincent Van Gogh. Like them, he decided to learn French as a second language. They are drawing Van Gogh style sunflowers with small lines. The result was amazing!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class recently wrote a book about the most important things about Immaculate Heart for its 14th anniversary. They enjoyed sharing it with the rest of the school in the assembly.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class did a rap at the school assembly for the 14th anniversary. The grade 5 class had fun making pancakes in math class for a treat. The grade 6’s are learning about the pattern rule in math.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class had a great day at Mrs. King’s cabin, and are looking forward to their next trip. It was the first time for some of the Mexican and Brazilian students to water ski or go out on the water tube.

Coming Up

The cafeteria lunch program will begin on September 23.

Wednesday is National Tree Day and Bring a Perennial to school day. All families are asked to bring a perennial to plant on the school ground for our naturalization project.

Thursday is our annual Terry Fox School Run. Students can wear gym clothes and bring a $1.00 donation for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Also on Thursday is curriculum night for parents and teachers in our school gym from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.