Friday, June 20, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 20, 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, June 20, 2014.

By: Sam Antle and Emma Doman

Students in Mme Brake's kindergarten French Immersion class. Sarah Connolly, Brady Green and James Hurley eating their homemade Popsicles as part of the kindergarten French Immersion water unit in Science. The class is learning about melting and freezing. 

On Monday we had a casual day in support of the Mexico team in the FIFA World Cup. Everyone wore, red, green and white.

Monday evening was our annual musical. This year we celebrated the past eight school musicals with a musical revue. It was a wonderful night! We would like to thank Mr. Graham for all his hard work in preparing the choirs and soloists and to all our families who supported the show.

On Tuesday the grades 1-3 French Immersion classes visited the Insectarium in Deer Lake. This was part of their study of butterflies.

On Wednesday Grades kindergarten to grade 6 had their end of year field trips. It was a beautiful day! The grades 1-3 students went to Prince Edward Park for fun and games and a picnic, while Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class went bowling at centre bowl and had a Ducks Unlimited Presentation in the afternoon. Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class spent the morning at Margaret Bowater Park followed by lunch on the city hall rooftop garden and a visit to the public library.

The Junior high students continued their exams this week. On Wednesday they wrote their social studies exam and today they are writing their math exam.

This is the last week for the grade 1 and 2 boys’ and girls’ basketball practices.

Today we are having a celebration in our outdoor classroom area. Our school is being presented the National FedEx award for environmental initiatives. This will begin at 2 pm. All are welcome!

We would like to thank Mrs. Deckert and the parents and grandparents who helped with the gardening, weeding and raking of our school yard. This was completed by Blair Ward, Steve MacDonnell, Terry Janes and Michael Walsh.

We are still accepting registrations for junior kindergarten and our full day kindergarten and English and French Immersion for September 2014. In addition, we are offering a grade 7 late French Immersion program in September. Please call the school for more information.

Stars Of The Week
We would like to congratulate our track and field athletes who travelled to St. John’s last weekend for the annual Hersey’s Track and Field event in Mount Peal. We would like to thank Ms. Scott who travelled with the students to this competition. Juan Ramirez placed tenth place in Boys Standing Long Jump 13 and 14, fourth place in Boys Softball Throw 13 and under, and third place in Boys 100 Metre Dash 13 and 14; Jayden Lempriere placed 31st in Girls 100 Metre Dash 11 and 12 and 32nd in Girls Standing Long Jump 11 and 12; Telicia Young placed 27th in Girls 400 Metre Dash 11 and 12, 28th in Girls 800 Metre Dash 11 and 12, and 43rd in Girls Softball Throw 11 and 12. Congratulations to all our athletes!
Congratulations to Yazan Ismail on his green stripe in Tae kwon Do this week.

Congratulations to Rachel Griffin the Provincial Winner in the World’s Ocean Day poster contest for the kindergarten category.

We would like to thank Colemans, a loyal sponsor of the Kids eat Smart program, who donated $400 to our breakfast program this week. Thank you to Mrs. Kennedy for accepting the donation for our school.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are busy doing outdoor science experiments and enjoying the sunshine. Mrs. English and Mrs. Vincent’s class would like to thank Keith Watton for the donation of a rocking chair for their story corner.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a great class trip to the park. They love to have fun. Mme. Brake says the students all sang beautifully at the musical. The students would like to say thank you to Chase’s Uncle Joe for teaching them about fire safety. This week they celebrated three classroom birthdays. Happy birthday to Noah, Ewan and Ella!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was excited to celebrate the completion of their Little Green Thumbs program by serving a salad for the lunch. They all tried at least one vegetable. They all really enjoyed their trip to the park on Tuesday.

Ms. Parson’s Kindergarten English class were busy bees this week! The concert was a huge success and all the students did very well. Everyone enjoyed the trip to the park. They said goodbye to Mallory this week who left early for summer vacation. Have a great summer break, Mallory.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had an awesome trip to the Insectarium on Tuesday. The students learned a lot and had a nice picnic lunch outside. They were so lucky to have two field trips this week. It was so much fun!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is practicing their addition and subtraction facts up to 20. They had an awesome field trip on Wednesday.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is happy to announce that their baby chicks have hatched! So far nine baby chicks have hatched. They are all doing well and enjoying their many visitors. They all had an awesome time at Prince Edward Park on Wednesday.

Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class was very excited to visit the Newfoundland Insectarium in Deer Lake. They were very courageous and held the live insects in their hands. This week the school public health nurse, Denise Graham visited to teach them a little about first aid. This summer the students will be prepared to help if someone hurts themselves.

Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class is very excited that the year is coming to an end. This week they celebrated by going on a field trip to Centre Bowl. After bowling they walked to Luis Gees for lunch and then carried on to the Corner Brook Marsh for a wetlands workshop with Ducks Unlimited. They were very happy to enjoy the beautiful sunny day outdoors and learned a lot about the importance of our wetlands. It was a great way to celebrate a great year!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class finished their school yearbook print making project this week. Each student made a template and printed it 25 times to make a book for each student with all their pictures. It was a great project. The students would like to thank Mrs. Jane Bruce-Robertson for all her work with them this year! The students enjoyed their field trip on Wednesday. The best part was getting to have their lunch on the rooftop garden!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class have been busy studying and writing exams this week. The students will write their last final exam on Monday. This will be their science exam. The students are also busy planning the year end sports day for the whole school.

The junior high students will write their science final exam on Monday morning. Monday will also be a yellow and black theme day for the elementary spelling bee.
On Tuesday we will have our end of year sports day. It will be a casual day.
Wednesday is our end of year mass at All Hallows and final assembly. Students will be dismissed at noon.
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