Friday, October 25, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2013.

By: Keely Brothers, Chenoah Park, Anna MacKenzie, Alaura Alexander, and Makenzy Bishop  


Photo of Jarius San Jose, Linda Beaubien of Academy Canada, Alejandra Hernandez, Maria Reynolds, Hajra Ahmad, and Frank Diamond, Cooking Instructor. Students presented the cooking class with a thank you card and gift for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

This week was foster Family Week.
On Thursday the student council hosted a pajama day and slumber party in the gym. Students in grades 2-10 watched a movie in the gym and the k and grade 1 classes watched movies together. Each student donated $2 for the Janeway Telethon.
Please remember we are still recycling cell phones. Last week we hosted the launch of the Recycle my Cell Campagin. Maria Reynolds and Hajra Ahmad prepared an awesome video for the launch. Douglas MacKenzie was the emcee and the grade 3 and 4 choir performed two songs about recycling. Also, Mme LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 class and Mrs. Foley’s grade 3 and 4 class made special collection boxes. On the very first day we collected 225 cell phones. The campaign ends on November 22 . We are asking students to collect as many cell phones as they can!
Last week we also hosted our school book fair. We raised a big total of $3,112.15. We had some prize winners for the jelly bean counting contest. They were Emily Hindy, Hailey Batt, and Heather Cooper who won posters. Students who guessed the closest number of pages in a pile of books was Reyd Ward, Grace Brake Higgins and Charlise Simmons.
At the Stephenville Regional Cross Country Running event we had nine runners. Everyone did an awesome job. Our runners were Clare Coleman, Heather Cooper, Jack Matthews, Lucas Neville, Aria Kazerouni, Ryan Murphy, Jack Ryan, Clara Ryan and Chloe Colbourne.
Our ITV school reporters this week were Clare Coleman, Makenzy Bishop, Sara Ismail and Ryan Bennett.

Stars of The Week
Congratulations to Gina Spencer who was the provincial winner in the Good Governance Essay Contest.

Congratulations to Abigail Woodford who participated in the Rebecca Pack Figure Skating Competition in Gander.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are doing Halloween activities. The nursing students who were working with them in the classroom also finished up this week.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is singing lots of Halloween songs. They had a great time on pajama day and watching the Halloween movie.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning words that start with the letter “f”. Their class pets are growing really well.
Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class has started their new social studies unit on identity. They had a great time on pajama day. They are looking forward to Halloween.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been having lots of fun playing games with estimation. They are very excited about their mystery art project.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is having lots of fun doing Halloween worksheets and activities. In social studies they are learning about rights and responsibilities.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing a unit on spiders in science. They are also learning about estimations in math.
Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class was playing with money this week. They were looking at combinations to make 50 cents and one dollar. Students are really good with math and money. They can count by 5, 10, and 25! They are also counting down the days until Halloween.
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class is using warm and cool colours in art to create pumpkin and ghost collages for Halloween. They are very proud of Arabella and Alessandra LeBlanc who appeared in the opera, Sister Angelica, last weekend at the Gary Graham Theatre.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great time on pajama day for the Janeway telethon. They have are starting to learn Remembrance Day. They are the symbols of remembrance and talking about sacrifice.
Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class is working on integer problems. In language arts they are finishing up their topic on what it means to be a global citizen.

Coming Up

Join us for a Zumba Class in aid of the Skills Challenge trip to St. John’s in November. The class is on Tuesday, October 29 at 7 pm in our gym. The cost is $5 per person.

Halloween is October 31st. Students can dress up for Halloween.

There will also be a leaf raking day on November 2 from 9 am to 4 pm.  If you would like to have your lawn raked for a donation you can contact the main office.