Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lion's Roar - Thursday, April 17, 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 Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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

Mme. Veronique LaChance with students (back L-R): Simon Boitsefski, Lucas Neville, and (front L-R) Brandon Brake and Jack Matthews as they investigate eggs in science.  

Jack Ryan and Emma Doman with Walmart manager Morely Ford. The students presented him with a card for Walmart's contribution to the Kids Eat Smart "Let Them Shine Campaign".

Our junior high class travelled to Pasadena last Thursday to participate in the Western Central Region Drama Festival. They performed very well and got lots of laughs from the audience during their performance of Café Murder.

Last week Alexandra Young visited the school to give away free tickets to the Silver Blades Ice Show. The winners were Samuel Michael and Chenoah Park.

Our elementary students presented speeches last week as part of their language arts class. Students from grades 4, 5, and 6 were selected to participate in the annual Elementary Speak Off. The speak off was on Tuesday evening in our school cafeteria. Members of the local Rotary Club were present to judge the speeches and choose an overall winner. We would like to thank Mrs. Foley and Mrs. McCarthy for preparing the students.
Our girl’s grade 6 soccer team is preparing for an upcoming tournament.
On Thursday Mrs. Foley and the student leadership council prepared an Easter egg scavenger hunt. Each class was invited to take part. The hunt began with a clue dropped off to the class. The students had to answer the clue to find the next one. At the end they found a basket of Easter eggs for their class.
Our school closes on Thursday, April 17 for Easter break and will re-open on Monday, April 28. We hope everyone enjoys the Easter holiday and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
This week our ITV News reporters are:  Amna Ahmad, Keely Brothers, Emma Doman, and Juan Ramirez.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate all of our students who took part in the annual Silver Blades ice show on Saturday evening. They included: Marian Ahmad, Ava Baker, Jasmine Batstone, McKenna Batstone, Samuel Blackwood, Anna Brake, Clare Brake, Natalie Caines, Jenna Cammie, Kaitlyn Coade, Ivor Cook, Reegan Curtis, Carter Hubley, Rebecca Janes, Leah Lainey, Rotem Phillips-Grobbelaar, Hala Parsons, Lydia Parsons, Natalie Parsons, Frankie Targett, Theo Thorne, Charlise Simmonds, Abigail Woodford and Lilah Walsh. Congratulations to all our students on a great show!

Congratulations to students who received awards at the Silver Blades annual banquet. Clare Brake received the Most Dedicated Skater Award, Jenna Cammie received the Most Advanced Skater Award and Theo Thorne received the Most Improved CanSkate Award.
Congratulations to Keely Brothers on her performance at the provincial gymnastics championship.
Many of our students received awards in the national Geosciences’ and Engineering month poster and essay contest. In the grade 2-3 group B Western District poster category Arabella LeBlanc received first place, Colin Spencer received second place, and Caleb Rashleigh received third place. In the grades 4-6 group C Western District poster contest Telicia Young received first place, Madison Noel received second place, and Clara Ryan received third place.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the true meaning of Easter through various activities. They are also having class parties, painting Easter eggs and hunting for Easter eggs. They have started the mind-up curriculum this week. On Wednesday Mr. Cory Conrad and Mr. Ian Tucker did a nutritional presentation with Ms. Perrett and Ms. Simms’s class.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a very busy week celebrating Easter. They wrote Easter stories, and made Easter baskets for the eggs they decorated on Wednesday. They are excited about the Easter egg scavenger hunt today! Joyeuses paques!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was very excited to complete some Easter crafts and activities this week. They are looking forward to the Easter egg hunt today and the teachers vs students basketball game!

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is finished their sight word list. They have now learned 130 words!! They are preparing for Easter and learning all about the Easter story. They are even learning how to add and subtract tasty Jellybeans! Yummy!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is very excited this week. The children are really looking forward to their Easter art activity that Mme. Ryan has planned. They are also did a bunch of other fun learning activities this week. They are learning new Easter and spring vocabulary.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a great week. They really enjoyed their mind-up classes and now know the three main parts of the brain and the job each one does. They learned about Holy week in Religion class. They are very excited to have their Easter party and egg hunt today. They would like to wish all the Western Star readers a very happy Easter!

Ms. Park’s grade two class completed their World Ocean day posters this week. They are doing lots of Easter crafts. Jenna Cammie is the student of the week.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class is talking about eggs. In sciene and arts, the students made the life cycle of the chicken. They looked inside an egg to see the different parts. Today they are designing and creating a container capable of catching a flying egg!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class sampled more beans from their plants. When the purple beans were cooked they turned green! The grade 3’s have begun division in math and the grade 4’s are continuing their geometry unit.  Amna Ahmad and Cole Dumaresque represented the class in the Elementary Speak Off on Tuesday evening. They are very excited about the Easter egg scavenger egg hunt. Have a great Easter break everyone, see you on April 28th!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have been very busy this week completing their heritage fair assignments. They had six students participate in the Elementary Speak-Off, they were: Sam Antle, Max Chrappa, Jack Ryan, Clara Ryan, Bridgett Sparkes, and Gina Spencer. As part of their art class they made Pysanka eggs. They are a traditional Ukraine Easter egg that is painted with wax and dipped in colours. At the end you melt the wax off to see the different layers of colour and pattern. The student’s eggs were beautiful.  They would like to thank Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson who completed this project with them.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class presented their Heritage Fair projects in language arts on Wednesday. They completed a research essay, display board and gave an oral presentation. It was a lot of work! They are now busy preparing for the “Let’s Talk Science Challenge” coming up in early May.

School re-opens on Monday, April 28th.

Our school heritage will be held on April 28th at 11 am in the school gym.

April 29th there will be a parent information session for students beginning the junior kindergarten program and full day kindergarten (English and French) in September 2014.


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