Friday, February 7, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 7, 2014


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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, February 7, 2014.

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

Members of Mlle Brake's Kindergarten French Immersion class who have been learning all about the importance of recycling. (L-R): Israela Ngania, Ella Rashleigh, Natalie Caines, and Kaitlyn Coade.

Ms. Karen Kennedy (centre) from the Department of Agriculture helping Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten class plant their seedlings as part of their Little Green Thumbs Project. (L-R) Sara Buckingham, Cole Liver, Ms. Karen Kennedy, Aiden Lamswood, Joshua Squires and Kate Lombard.

The Olympics begin today. We are very excited!! Many classes are doing Olympic themes and learning about Canada’s athletes.

The grade 6 girls’ basketball team was excited to participate in the annual RNC tournament this week. Thank you to Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Ryley Nadon for coaching the team.

Last week the Junior High girls’ basketball team participated in an invitational tournament at G.C. Rowe.

On Monday we celebrated Saint Valentine with a special prayer service and skit with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.

This week we welcome Mr. Drew Nadon to our school. He is the new Junior High homeroom teacher and math teacher.

The Junior High report cards went home on Wednesday. We hope all the Junior High students did well!

Our art classes would like to thank Starbucks for their donation of popsicle sticks for classroom art projects!

If anyone still has their Winter Carnival button money it is now due at the office.

This week our ITV News reporters are: Ryan Bennett, Makenzy Bishop, Clare Coleman, and Sara Ismail.
Stars of The Week

We would like to congratulate our Junior High girls’ basketball team who has a great time at the G.C. Rowe Invitational tournament last weekend. Hajra Ahmad, Makenzy Bishop, Alejandra Hernandez, and Maria Reynolds all received players of the game awards. Maria Reynolds was chosen for the all star team!

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie, Abigail Woodford, Claire Brake, and McKenna Batstone who participated in the Silver Blades Can Skate Team who won bronze medals at the Provincial Championship last weekend in St. John’s. McKenna is the co-captain of the team. Congratulations also to Anna Brake, a member of the Juvenile Precision Silver Blades Figure Skating team, who also won bronze this past weekend. Way to go!

Congratulations to Benjamin Bellows-Davis, Matthew Buckle, Carter Bromley, Natalie Caines, Yazan Ismail, Mark Janes, Luke Murphy, Jessie Racicot, and Saleem Obeid who won medals at a hockey tournament in Stephenville last weekend.

Congratulations to McKenna Batstone, Bridgett Sparkes, and Paige Walsh who were chosen as the school winners for the Pink T-Shirt Contest for anti-bullying week. They will represent our school for the Corner Brook Crime Prevention Slogan Contest. Thank you to Mrs. George for overseeing the project.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes in conjunction with Groundhog Day took homework home for the very first time. On Friday they did a poll to see who expected the weather to be sunny, allowing the groundhog to see his shadow or if they thought it would be cloudy and therefore not allowing the groundhog to see his shadow. On Monday they compared their predictions. This week they are learning about the Olympics and making Olympic flags. They will participate in their own Olympic challenge.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is wishing Israela a very happy birthday. They are enjoying some Olympic activities today. They are also learning new Valentine’s Day words in French. Amour means love. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is very excited about their classroom garden. It is fun to watch the plants start to grow. They are busy preparing for Valentine’s Day.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is starting adding in math this week. They are learning about groups in social studies. They are also starting Valentine’s Day activities.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is looking forward to the Olympics and the Corner Brook Winter Carnival. They are wishing our Canadian athletes bonne chance!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing about love. In math they are comparing surface areas. In religion they are learning how God calls us by name.

Ms. Park’s grade two class has started student of the week writing. This week the student of the week is Will. They are learning about floating and sinking in science. They are also testing different solids.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class are imagining what it would be like to be very very tiny. They read a book about being very tiny and had to make their own unique sentences. If she was tiny, Isabelle would travel in her mom’s pocket. If she was tiny, Natalie would find shadow under a broccoli. If he was tiny, Brandon would travel on a butterfly. If he was tiny, Caleb would play soccer with a cheerio for a ball. If he was tiny, Jakson would sleep in a jar. If he was tiny, Lucas would ride a chicken like a horse. If he was tiny, Simon would take a book for a camping tent. If he was tiny, jack would ski on an ice cube.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class had their last day of cross country skiing this week. They really enjoyed the program!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class was busy this week working on a new mail art project with Mrs. Bruce-Robertson. They are very excited about making their self-portraits. The grade 5 class made profiles of themselves for winning Mr. Wonka’s golden ticket. The grade 6 students were busy making a school video as part of their Commonwealth Education Project with Mr. Ryley Nadon.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went sliding on Wednesday as part of their enrichment class. They needed a good break after their week of exams. This week they are learning about technology and inventions. They are realizing that some inventions are created by accident.
Coming Up

The countdown to the 100th day of school is continuing.

There will be a meeting for the Quebec City/Space Camp trip for parents on Sunday evening at 7 pm in our school cafeteria.

We will be celebrating teacher appreciation week February 10 to 14.
Valentine’s Day is February 14th.

Our school will go skating on February 18 at 9:30 am.