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Lion's Roar - Friday, April 5, 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, April 5, 2014.

By: Sam Antle, William Bruce-Robertson, Madison Noel, and Jayden Lempriere

Jaidyn Propser and Reegan Curtis biting into apples during our apple day celebration in the breakfast program.
Nevaeh Vincent, Hala Parsons, Saleem Obeid, Audria Peddle, Luke Grant, Oliver Carey-MacDonald and Teresa Coleman with Cory Conrad from Colemans during a presentation for nutrition month.
Junior high students listening to a presentation on Net Ministries. Danielle (from Net Ministries),Maria Reynolds,  Kayla (from Net Ministries), Mike (from Net Ministries), Nathan Anderson and Douglas MacKenzie.
Last Wednesday School nurse, Denise Graham, along with student nurses, Hilary MacIsaac and Chelsea Lowe, did a presentation with the kindergarten classes about nutrition as part of nutrition month.
Last Friday we celebrated apple day in the breakfast program with apple parfaits, apple mini muffins, apple cereal bars and a variety of tasty apples. Students also placed their own paper apple on our giant apple tree. Thank you to Mrs. George, Mme. LaChance and Ms. Park for helping out.
Also on Friday our school public health nurse Denise Graham did a session with the grade two and three students about nutrition and physical activity.
On Sunday the junior high girls’ basketball team played a game against Gander Collegiate and Exploits Valley Intermediate in Grand Falls.  The girls had two great games! Maria Reynolds was the top scorer for IHMS. Thank you to the coaches Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon as well as Mrs. Reynolds and Dr. Ishmail for driving the team to Grand Falls.
Mrs. Deckert and the sewing group would like to thank Caroline Bruce-Robertson and Betty Lou LeDrew for helping with the group afterschool on Mondays.
The grade 1 and two students had a health presentation on dental hygiene with Denise Graham on Tuesday.  Also on Tuesday the grade 1 and 2 choir had a workshop for the Rotary Music Festival at the Arts and Culture Centre.
The junior high class had a presentation from members of Net Ministries. They visited our school on Tuesday to do a presentation about Net Ministries. The students really enjoyed the presentation and the games and music they played.
On Wednesday the junior kindergarten and kindergarten choir played in the festival at the Arts and Culture Centre.  On Thursday, the grade 5 band and the grades 6-9 band performed in the festival at the Arts and Culture Centre.
On Wednesday Douglas MacKenzie and Jarius San Jose attended the Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture Awards ceremony. We won first place in the school category for our ice hut.
Our school was the recipient of Three Stars from Quality Physical Education. Special thank you to Mr. Ryley Nadon and Ms. Terri-Lynn Scott for their awesome work with the physical education program.
This week our ITV News reporters are: Hajra Ahmad, Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham and Emily Murley.
Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate Kate Lombard who won a medal in hockey this week.

Congratulations to Ava Doman, Gordon Staples and Gavin Staples who received medals in skiing.

Congratulations to Natalie Parsons who won a medal in the Dolphin Swim meet in Deer Lake last weekend.
Congratulations to our school choir who performed in the choirs 14 and under and choirs 12 and under. Congratulations to our students who participated in events at the Rotary Music Festival Last week. Many of our students placed in their categories. Congratulations to Claire Brake, Keely Brothers, Will Brothers,  Simon Boitsefski , Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman,  Alessandra LeBlanc, Sadie MacDonnell , Colin Spencer, and Gina Spencer.
Class News

The junior kindergarten classes performed in the Rotary Music Festival on Wednesday morning. Everyone did a great job! Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a lot of fun performing at the music festival. They are learning about healthy choices and testing apples. Green apples won the class taste test by five votes.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed the bus ride to the Arts and Culture Centre to sing in the festival on Tuesday. They are doing family trees in social studies. They are working on the letter “p” and “r” in language class.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is was surprised with a pizza party and cupcakes from one of the families this week. They really enjoyed it. They were very excited to perform at the music festival on Wednesday.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class really enjoyed participating in the music festival. They were proud to show all of their hard work. They learned a lot about taking care of their teeth on Wednesday afternoon with the public health nurse. It was a very interesting session. They are learning about structures and buildings in science.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed the class on dental care with our school nurse this week. They are starting some Easter writing. They are really enjoying their geometry unit in math.

Ms. Park’s grade two class enjoyed a fun science experiment in science. They put baking soda and vinegar in a bottle and blew up a balloon. This week in math they are estimating and measuring masses. They have also started an Easter booklet. This week the student of the week is Abigail.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class celebrated April Fool’s Day. In French it is La Journeé du Poisson d’avril (translated into April Fish). There are many fish in their classroom because the tradition is to put a fish on the back of a person without being caught.  Students are also writing about a trick parents are doing to their son. They mailed a box with something inside it – but what? A spider? A dog? A boat? A clown fish? Or nothing? Students are also reading stories about fish, fishing and aquariums. They made their own fish tank with nice fish inside.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class are working on projects for the heritage fair. The class is beginning to grow vegetables. Some of their bean plants are growing beans from where they flowered. Yum! The grade 4 students are busy working on their speeches for the elementary speak off.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have been very busy preparing their speeches for the upcoming elementary speak off.  In social studies they are working on heritage fair projects. This year’s theme is “Growing up in ‘them days’”.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class have been busy preparing for the music festival performance they had on Thursday. In addition to this they have been working to prepare for next week’s drama festival in Pasadena. They will perform their play “Café Murder” next Thursday evening at 8 pm at Pasadena Academy.

Next week is Volunteer Appreciation week.

We are having a casual day on Wednesday in aid of the CCSTA townies for tuition.

Next Thursday our Junior High Students will participate in the Regional Drama Festival at Pasadena Academy. The show begins at 8 pm.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!