Friday, May 2, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 2, 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, May 2, 2014.

By: William Bennett, Cheyenne Bursey, Max Chrappa, Madison Noel, and Jack Ryan

 Grade 4 winners in the YMCA Create a Logo Contest: Mrs. Andrea Foley, Ryan Bennett, Ryan Murphy, Jericho San Jose, Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley and Amna Ahmad.

Grade 5 winners: Alaura Alexander, Jack Ryan,
William Bennett with teacher, Mrs. Angel McCarthy.
Grade 6 winners: William Bruce-Robertson, Gina Spencer,
Keely Brothers with teacher, Mrs. Angel McCarthy.

Junior High winners in the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Essay contest: (back L-R): Jarius San Jose, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Iker Aguirre, Ale Hernandez, Nathan Anderson,  Nico Moreno, Mrs. Angel McCarthy, Maria Reynolds, (Front L-R): Caroline Bruce-Robertson, Mira Ismail, Sara Ismail, Douglas MacKenzie and Hajra Ahmad.
Welcome back, everyone! We hope you had a great Easter break. Last Sunday the prayer group celebrated the Divine Mercy with Mrs. Coleman at All Hallows Church.
On Monday we hosted our annual in school Heritage Fair. There were lots of great projects. Congratulations to the winners. Amna Ahmad, Hajra Ahmad, Keely Brothers, Mira Ismail, Maria Reynolds, Clara Ryan, Bridgett Sparkes, Gina Spencer, and Douglas MacKenzie will represent our school at the Western Region Heritage Fair held at G.C. Rowe. The public viewing is at 1:45 pm.
On Tuesday we celebrated International Dance Day! We had Bernice Rose from the Humber Community YMCA do two Zumba sessions with our students in the afternoon. It was awesome. Everyone had lots of fun! Also on Tuesday we had our junior kindergarten and kindergarten information sessions for parents of students beginning in September.
On Thursday night we had our spring concert. Our school drama group, choirs and bands performed as well as special performances by students who participated in the Rotary Music Festival.
Our grade 6 girls’ soccer team has started practicing for their upcoming tournament next weekend.
This week our ITV News reporters are: Nathan Anderson, McKenna Batstone, Lucas Neville and Jayden Lempriere.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate Sam Antle, a member of the Atom B hockey team,  who won a silver medal at the Provincial Easter Tournament in Bonavista.  
Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are excited about the weather beginning to warm up. They all had a great Easter break and the Easter Bunny brought them lots of chocolate. They had fun singing in the spring concert on Thursday night.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is very eager to be back after a wonderful break. They are enjoying doing yoga and practicing their balloon breaths. They all enjoyed the spring concert.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about graphing and length in math. In science they are learning about sinking and floating. They are enjoying the warmer weather!

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is learning all about spring! They have started the MindUp activity called “mindful eating”. They all had a great Easter break and are now busy as bees learning new things.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a very busy week. They were excited to plant their milkweed seeds as part of the WWF’s butterfly project. They also started many other seeds that will grow into plants to be planted in the greenhouse. They loved the Zumba session on Tuesday afternoon. It was a great way to celebrate International Dance Day.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is very excited that beans are growing on their plants now! They started their last unit in math. They wrote about their favourite spring time activities and made alleluia banners in religion class.

Ms. Park’s grade two class are writing to pen pals from the Yukon. They are having lots of fun making spring flowers in art class.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class came back to school with lots of Easter news. They are beginning to learn about a bunch of new topics including: poetry, diagrams, fractions and the planet Earth. They would like to congratulate the grade 3 students who took part in the school heritage fair. Their topic was great Canadian inventions. They learned about the telephone, basketball, snowmobiles, Canadram, Canadian Dry Ginger Ale and the walky-talky.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class enjoyed the Easter break. They were excited to take part in the spring concert on Thursday evening.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great Easter break. They are looking forward to the last two months of school. The grade five students are learning about parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines in math, and learning about motion in science. The grade six students participated in the Mayor for a Day Essay contest. They had to think about things they really like about Corner Brook and the things they would like to change. Both grades are getting ready for the science fair at the end of May.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class are busy preparing for the Science Challenge at Grenfell next week. They practiced a variety of science experiments during enrichment classes to help them prepare. They presented their speeches in an in-class speak off on Thursday and Friday morning.

On Tuesday, May 6th we will have our Junior High Speak Off in our school cafeteria beginning at 7 pm.

We are continuing to accept registration for our junior kindergarten, kindergarten English and kindergarten French Immersion classes for September 2014. Parents can contact our main office for more information.


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