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Lion's Roar - Friday, May 9, 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 9, 2014.

By: Alaura Alexander, Makenzy Bishop, Keely Brothers, Anna MacKenzie, Chenoah Park 
Hajra Ahmad (right), winner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Junior High School Speak Off with teacher Angel McCarthy.


William Bruce-Robertson waving to students as he prepares to ride to city hall for Municipal Awareness Day. William was the winner of the Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.


On Monday we celebrated the May Crowning with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group. For the month of May all students and teachers are wearing a blue ribbon.

William Bruce-Robertson won the Mayor for a Day Essay contest for the City of Corner Brook. On Monday, William and Keely Brothers participated in a mock city council meeting. William was the acting Mayor and Keely was an acting councillor. William was picked up from school on Wednesday by a fire truck and brought to city hall to celebrate Municipal Awareness Week. All the students went outside to wave to him as drove off.

The Junior High class attended the annual Junior High Speak Off on Tuesday evening. Our judges were Ms. Stephanie Howell and Mrs. Marie Ryan. The overall winner was Hajra Ahmad who spoke about her experience riding a hot air balloon.

Our grade seven and eight students took part in the National Science Challenge “Let’s Talk Science” on Thursday at Grenfell University. Our school had three teams taking part in the challenge. Students prepared by studying a variety of science topics, doing practical challenges and hosting a class quiz. The coaches for the challenge were Mr. Hancock and Mrs. McCarthy.

The boys’s basketball team finished off their season with a game against their parents on Wednesday afternoon. It was a very exciting game! They would like to thank their coaches Mr. Mark Hillier and Mr. Michael Quigley for all their hard work.

The grade six girls’ soccer team is playing in a tournament at Sacred Heart on Friday and Saturday. The first game begins On Friday at 4:30 pm.

The Student Leadership Council is collecting themed items for a Janeway fundraiser. The council will sell raffle tickets beginning on May 20 with the draw on May 30.

We would like to offer condolences to our maintenance person Mr. Gilliam on the passing of his father this past week.

This week our ITV News reporters are: William Bennett, Cole Dumaresque, Nico Moreno, Madison Noel.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate William Bruce-Robertson who won the Mayor for a Day Essay contest and Keely Brothers who was selected to be a councillor for the mock city council meeting.

Congratulations to Hajra Ahmad who won the Junior High Speak Off.

Congratulations to Gina Spencer who won a top twenty medal for the Regional Heritage Fair. We had nine students represent our school at the Heritage Fair, they were: Keely Brothers, Bridgett Sparkes, Clara Ryan,  Maria Reynolds, Douglas MacKenzie, Hajra Ahmad, Amna Ahmad, Mira Ismail.

Congratulations to Rebecca Janes for her ribbon for balance in CanSkate 4, also to Rotém Philips-Grobelaar who won the most dedicated CanSkate Award at the Silver Blades annual ceremony.

Congratulations to Mark Janes who won a medal in hockey and to Isaac Buckingham who won the Marble Cup Boys’ Under 10 Championship.
Class News

The junior kindergarten classes were busy finishing their Mother’s Day crafts this week. They are welcoming Noah Hynes to their class this week. Happy Mother’s Day to all their moms.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated William’s birthday on Thursday. Happy Birthday, William! They have been busy making some Mother’s Day surprises. They have been doing a lot of dancing and working out as part of their healthy choices unit in health.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working hard on their Mother’s Day surprises. They are learning about telling time in math and learning about transportation in social studies.

Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class is finishing up their unit on geometry. They are learning about the water cycle and timelines in social studies. They are planning surprises for their mommies for Mother’s Day!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very excited this week to see that some of their plants are sprouting. They are started a new unit in math this week on geometry. They also make surprises for les mére for Mother’s Day!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how much things have changed overtime in social studies. They are busy this week making some special surprises for their moms.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about re-grouping in math and learning about how nature takes over in social studies. This week Claire is the student of the week.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class began a new topic in math this week. The grade two’s are doing surveys and the grade three’s are doing geometry. In French they read and wrote poetry. They also made bread and butter like the first settlers. They are wishing a special mother’s day to all moms!

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class would like to congratulate Amna Ahmad who presented her heritage fair project at the Regional Heritage Fair on Saturday at G.C. Rowe. The grade three’s have begun their fractions unit in math. The grade three and four’s are heading outside in social studies to explore rivers, streams and various water systems.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is working on an ACAP art contest about invasive species in our oceans. The grade 6 class was very excited to visit William Bruce-Robertson during Municipal Awareness Day at city hall for a barbecue.  The grade five students are learning about different kite festivals in language arts while the grade six students are learning facts about snoring.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class took part in the “Let’s Talk Science Challenge” yesterday at Grenfell.  In language they are learning about how to add voice to their writing.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Don’t forget to treat your mom extra special!


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