Friday, December 13, 2013

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2013.

By: Anna Brake, Samuel Michael, Bridgett Sparkes, and Telicia Young

Students in Mrs. McCarthy's grade five and six class making "luminaries" for Christmas. Local artist Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson visited the class ton Monday to work on this project with the students. (Back L-R): Max Chrappa and Samuel Michael, (Front L-R): Chenoah Park and Sam Antle begin making luminaries.
Cheyenne Bursey and Jacob Bursey with Santa who visited our school last week.
Santa Claus visited our school last week! Thank you to Mr. Reynolds for taking our photos with Santa.
Our second Advent candle was lit by Mme. Ryan’s class. They did an excellent job.
Our school float for the Santa Claus parade was awesome! We would like to say thank you to all the students and teachers who worked on the float. We would like to send a special thank you to Mrs. Bruce-Robertson who helped with painting and Mr. King and Mr. McCarthy who helped with constructing the float on Friday evening. Also, thank you to Jim Conway of Conway’s Towing who provided the flatbed and Humber Valley Paving who provided the space to prepare the float.
On Saturday we held our annual tree trimming social. Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class organized a fun afternoon at school. Thank you to all the families who celebrated with us.
The grade six girls’ basketball team represented our school at the Tiny Titans basketball tournament at Corner Brook Regional High last weekend. Thank you to their coach Lilana Williams and the girls for doing an amazing job.
Our Christmas concert was last night. Everyone looked and sounded great. Thank you to Mrs. Michael’s and Mr. Graham for helping us be so awesome.
The Chamber Choir is singing today at the Senior’s Complex at 1:00 pm.
We are still collecting items for the food bank, stockings for seniors and the firefighter’s toy drive. Thank you for all your donations.
This week our ITV News reporters are: Sam Antle, Anna MacKenzie, Clara Ryan, and Paige Walsh. 

Stars of The Week

Congratulations to basketball players Makenzy Bishop, Emma Doman and Telicia Young who won Player of the game awards last weekend. Also, Makenzy Bishop won Most Valuable Player of the tournament for our school.

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class who were winners of the Winter Carnival Slogan contest!

Congratulations to Craig Bishop who received a medal for Karate a few weeks ago.

Congratulations to Fares Azouni who received an award for sparring in Stephenville this past weekend at a Tae Kwon Do competition.

Congratulations to hockey players Samuel Blackwood, Carter Bromley, Natalie Caines,  Jakson Ganz, Alister MacDonnell, Samuel Michael, and Saleem Obeid who received medals in a tournament last weekend.

Congratulations to our winners in the Legion’s Remembrance Day poster and essay contests.

The winners for the poster contest were: Sarah Skinner for third place in the kindergarten colour poster contest, Natalie Parsons, third place in the junior colour poster contest, Ava Ignor for fourth place in the junior colour poster, and Maria Reynolds for fourth place in the intermediate colour poster contest.

The winners for the essay contest were: Bridgett Sparkes for third place in the junior essay, Makenzy Bishop for fourth place in the junior essay, Gina Spencer for first place in the junior essay, Juan Ramirez for fourth place in the intermediate essay and Hajra Ahmad for third place in the intermediate essay.

Gina Spencer also won third place in the junior poetry category.

Congratulations everyone!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are saying goodbye to Georgia Hancock this week. She is moving o Saskatchewan. The class had a small party for her on Thursday. Ms. Crocker’s afterschool children made a wonderful display of the true meaning of Christmas. Miriam and Noah Conte are very exicted about their new baby brother Leo.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been very busy practicing for the Christmas concert. All of their hard work paid off. It was a big success. They have finished off the week with snowman building and hot chocolate. They learned that a marshmallow in French is called “une guimauve”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is very busy preparing for Christmas. They had a great time at the Christmas concert! They loved singing with all the other kindergarten classes.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is busy getting ready for Christmas. They have been doing all sorts of Christmas crafts and activities. Their Elf, Chippy, has been hiding in lots of new places.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is working hard on mental math. They are also doing a lot of Christmas vocabulary and they are learning to read a book about Christmas. They are excited to be painting their own window sticks.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing subtraction stories in math. In social studies they are learning about needs and wants. They were super excited to do the welcome poem at the concert last night.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is having fun making reindeer portraits in art. They had a lot of fun practicing for the Christmas concert. They are making movie scripts in science class about hunting and helping the environment.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class were busy this week practicing for the Christmas concert. They are very proud that they have learned two Christmas songs: Noel Russe (Russian Christmas) and Meilleurs Voeux (Best Wishes). They were on stage with all the French Immersion classes. It was an awesome moment. Mme. LaChance is very proud of them!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class are excited about Christmas. They made beautiful angel ornaments out of different types of pasta. Congratulations to Heather Cooper, Clare Coleman, Amna Ahmad and Emily Murley who represented our school at the grade 6 basketball tournament. They held their own the court with the grade 5 and six students.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great time planning the tree trimming social last weekend. The grade 5 students are working on Christmas demand writing this week. They are using their imaginations! They would like to thank Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson who visited their class on Monday to make luminaries with them. They loved it! All the students are looking forward to the Christmas break.
Ms. Jones’s junior high and level 1 class is helping to bring in items for the Food Drive, Toys for the firefighters and stocking items for seniors. In language class they are finishing up their novel studies before the Christmas break.


Coming Up

On Tuesday we are going ice skating at 9:30 am at the Pepsi Centre.
On Wednesday we are having a school pancake breakfast. The Christmas variety show will be Thursday afternoon. School will be dismissed for Christmas break on Friday at noon!