Friday, March 14, 2014

Lion's Roar, Friday, March 14, 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, March 14, 2014.

By: Chloe Colbourne, McKenna Batstone, Cameron Peddle, Clara Ryan, and Paige Walsh

Gina Spencer with teacher, Angel McCarthy. Gina received second place in the Provincial Royal Canadian Legion Essay contest in the junior essay category.

Ms. Karen Kennedy from the Department of Natural Resources helping the students in Mrs. Hodder and Mrs. George's class prepare their soil for the Little Green Thumbs Project.

Last weekend we hosted the western Provincial Grade 5 Girls’ Basketball Tournament. Our girls did extremely well. They placed first in the division, but lost in the semi-finals. Thank you to all the students and parents who helped to make the tournament a success. Imelda Welshman was the winner of the I-pod draw.

 On Tuesday the Grade 6 girls’s played a game against Stephenville Elementary and the junior high girls’ basketball team won against Stephenville Middle School by one basket!  On Wednesday our Grade 5 boys’ basketball team played against Pasadena.

Report cards went home on Monday for students in junior kindergarten to grade 6. Then on Tuesday evening the teachers had meetings with the students’ parents. Thank you to all the families who donated to our school breakfast program during our parent teacher night.

On Wednesday we had our term 1 awards assembly. There were lots of awards given out for perfect spelling, perfect attendance and for honours and distinctions.

The junior high class has started practicing for the drama festival coming up in April. They are doing a play called “Café Murder”.

Today we are celebrating Pi day with some special events in the gym. Also, we are having our school Moo-Off that had to be postponed from last week. There is a lot of excitement in the school for these events.
This week our ITV News reporters are: Maria Reynolds, Max Chrappa, Chloe Colbourne and Jacob Bursey.

Stars of The Week
We would like to congratulate Abigail Woodford who participated in a Hockey tournament in Grand Falls last weekend.

Congratulations to our grade 5 girls’ basketball team on their tournament last weekend. Clare Coleman, MaKenzy Bishop, and Emma Doman who won player of the game awards.

Congratulations to Sam Antle and the members of the Atom B Hockey team who won gold at the 2014 Mount Peyton Invitational Hockey Tournament.
Congratulations to Gina Spencer who received second place provincially in the Legion’s Remembrance Day Essay Contest for the junior essay category!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are doing St. Patrick’s Day activities. They are looking for donations for low bookshelves, coat trees and storage solutions.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been busy getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. They are planning songs about rainbows and gold. They did an experiment in science testing what materials sink and what materials float.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was busy this week doing St. Patrick’s Day activities.  They are very excited about their new class fish and would like to thank the grade 6 prefects for organizing the bake sale and purchase of their new tank and pets.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class has been having lots of fun preparing for St. Patrick’s Day. They are planning on hunting for a leprechaun in hopes of finding his gold! They made rainbows using Fruitloops.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is having so much fun this week. They are learning about penguins! They have also been exploring what it means to be a good friend. The class is welcoming a new clown fish into their fish tank!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about St. Patrick this week. They are doing St. Patrick’s Day writing and crafts. They are excited about constructing a leprechaun trap today and hope to catch one over the weekend!
Ms. Park’s grade two class has started a new chapter in math called measurement. They are enjoying St. Patrick’s Day writing and crafts. This week their student of the week is Rebecca.
Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class were busy building this week – but not wearing their safety helmets! The grade 3 students were building skyscrapers and the grade 2 students were building geometric forms. The classroom looks like a construction site!
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class created beautiful St. Patrick’s Day pots of gold that can be seen hanging in their classroom windows. The grade three students have begun their multiplication unit in math and are working on practicing their multiplication facts. The grade four students have recently received recognition from the YMCA for their Create-a-Logo contest. Congratulations! Their classroom garden continues to grow and they’re keeping their thumbs green by taking care of our plants on a regular basis.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is finishing The Great Pencil Challenge today! They were challenged to use the same pencil for all their work for one week. Mrs. McCarthy had regular “pencil checks” to make sure everyone still had their pencil. Today they are celebrating with special certificates and individual and group prizes. The grade 6 students made up their own alien planet and society in language class this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had a great time at the National Geosceince and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition. Caroline Bruce-Robertson and Sara Ismail’s bridge held 99 kg! Special congratulations to Nicolas Moreno and Juan Carlos Ramirez who won a prize for most aesthetically pleasing bridge.

There will be no school on Monday, March 17.

Next week is school spirit week and March madness hosted by the student leadership council.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!