Friday, October 4, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 4, 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 4, 2013.

By: Paige Walsh, Chloe Colbourne and McKenna Batstone  

Photo Mrs. Hodder's Kindergarten English class completing an apple craft. (L-R): Oscar George , Lukas Gilbert, Rachael Griffin and Renah Flynn.

Today is medical theme day. There are many doctors, nurses and patients in our school. Thank you to everyone for your donations for the Western Memorial Radiothon.

On Tuesday our junior kindergarten to grade 6 students were part of a Donna & Andy concert in our gym. It was awesome. A lot of students got to participate in singing, acting and dancing.

Our student council elections were held this week.  They are collecting items for the thanksgiving food drive.

On Wednesday our cross country running team took part in a meet. The runners were Emily Murley, Jack Ryan, Clara Ryan, William Bennett,  Ryan Bennett and Ryan Murphy. Congratulations to Ryan Murphy finished in the top 5.

On Thursday there was a meeting for parents of students in grades 6-10 for the upcoming Skills Challenge taking place in Mount Pearl in November.

Vegetable orders are due today! They will be delivered to the school on Wednesday.

October is library month!

This week our school IHMS news reporters were Juan Ramirez, Keely Brothers, Emma Doman, and Amna Ahmad.

Stars of The Week
Congratulations to the students who were elected to the student council. This year the Prime Minister is Sara Ismail, Deputy Prime Ministers are Douglas MacKenzie and Hajra Ahmad, the Secretary is Keely Brothers, Primary Representative is Gina Spencer, and class representatives are Isaac Buckingham, Amna Ahmad, Jack Ryan, Madison Noel, Mira Ismail, and Maria Reynolds. Special thanks to Mrs. Foley for organizing the election and acting as the teacher sponsor.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Frost and Furious Mountain Bike Races held on Sunday. Ben Griffin won first place in the Mud Spud Division and Rachael Griffin was one of the top overall riders in her division.

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy who had an essay published in a research book about Newfoundland grandparents.

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning all about fall and water absorption. They welcome nursing students to their classroom, they are: Lindsay Bursey, Jonathan Ferland, Alicia Matthews, Lawrence McCarthy, Jeffrey Siddal, Melanie Small, and Philip Street. They would like to wish congratulations to Owen Kelly and his family on the birth of his baby sister.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has planted beans. They already have a stem and leaves. They have started a numbers unit in math.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on “E” words, sentences and sounds. They are starting a plant unit in science. They are planting their seeds in the school greenhouse.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class had so much fun at the Donna and Andy concert on Tuesday. Daniel Osmond got up and learned a new dance he will be teaching to the entire class. They are learning a brand new list of sight words and are starting to print in their journals.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a great time at the Donna and Andy concert on Tuesday. They are looking forward to the greenhouse open house next week.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing thankful thoughts. In math, they are identifying and ordering groups of objects to 10. They really loved the Donna and Andy show on Tuesday and planting trees with Ms. Hamlyn from the Department of Forestry on Thursday.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning how to skip count forward and backwards by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They are excited to be doing Thanksgiving writing and crafts.

Mme. LaChance’s grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class is learning about schools from the past. Students were surprised to learn that there was no electricity before, that students wrote on little chalkboards or with ink and quill. Now, they are working to build the school of the future.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class really enjoyed the Donna and Andy concert this week. They are listening to their CD every chance they get. It’s already October and they are learning about exploration by reading about Bear Grylls and Mount Everest.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class enjoyed the Donna and Andy concert. Anna MacKenzie, Cheyenne Bursey, William Bruce-Robertson, Paige Walsh, and Cameron Peddle were part of the official crew who helped set up and hand out packages at the door.

Ms. Jones’ junior high and level 1 class went to Menchie’s this week with their class as part of a math lesson. They are excited about the student council starting up for the year. They are working hard in all their courses.
Coming Up
Participation Nation 5210 begins on Monday. This involves a challenge for students to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, less than two hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks.

We are having a greenhouse open house for students and families on Tuesday and Wednesday. Classroom visits will be scheduled. Parents are invited to visit the greenhouse with their child.

Next Friday will be our Thanksgiving Day dinner.