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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 6, 2014.
By: William Bennett, Cheyenne Bursey, Max Chrappa, Madison Noel, and Jack Ryan
Winners of the annual IHMS science fair (back) L-R: William Bruce-Robertson, Anna Brake, Jayden Lempriere, Maria Reynolds and Madison Noel, (front) L-R: Max Chrappa, Ryan Bennett, Jack Ryan, Colin Spencer and Lucas Neville.
Students Claire Brake, Brooklynn Colbourne, Kira McCarthy and Myles Young from Ms. Park's grade 2 class with the chick incubator from the Department of Agriculture. The students are anxiously awaiting the hatching of the baby chicks.
Mrs. Foley's class enjoyed the salad greens from their classroom garden as part of the Little Green Thumbs program. L-R: Isaac Buckingham, Heather Cooper and Arabella LeBlanc.
Last Friday afternoon we had a spectacular annual science fair. There were a lot of great projects. We would like to thank our judges Mr. Hancock, Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick and Mr. Cec Lake.
This week is Provincial Environment Week. All of our classes participated in activities focusing on helping and preserving our environment. Mrs. King and Mrs. McCarthy travelled to St. John’s to receive the Provincial Environmental Award for the category of youth, school or group. Way to go, IHMS.
On Monday night we had an in school art show. There was lots of beautiful artwork on display. On Monday night we also began a silent auction for a lithograph of Gerald Squire’s portrait called “Ash-Wednesday – A Portrait of Al Pittman”. The piece is on display in our main entrance and bidding ballots are available at the main office. The portrait is valued at $1,050. The auction will continue until the last day of school on June 25th.
The photographer visited our school on Monday and Tuesday to take class and group photos for the yearbook. The yearbook order forms went home on Tuesday. The cost of the yearbook is $21.
On Tuesday our grades 3-9 students participated in the Hersey Track and Field events. Everyone was outside participating in running and jumping events. It was a lot of fun. Thank you to Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Drew Nadon, and Mrs. Foley for organizing this event.
The kindergarten graduation was Thursday evening. The children performed songs and poems for their parents.
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.
The junior kindergarten classes would like to thank Gordon and Judy Penney for the pizza, garlic fingers and juice on Thursday, as well as Jehane White for cupcakes and Sandie Penney and Dania Obeid for the ice cream for all the classes. The students were so excited to see their art work on display at the art show. They even displayed special trees with recycled crafts. They have started doing their Father’s Day crafts.
Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about the water cycle in science class. But even more exciting that that…they all graduated kindergarten on Thursday evening! It was a beautiful celebration. Mme Brake is so proud of them.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was happy to show their families their artwork at the annual art show on Monday night. They were very excited about their graduation and are looking forward to grade one next year.
Ms. Parsons’s Kindergarten English class had so much fun at their kindergarten graduation on Thursday. They are very much looking forward to grade one next year.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is very excited to see that some of their caterpillars have emerged from their cocoons as beautiful butterflies. They will be planting their peas out in the greenhouse this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed the art show on Monday night. They are excited to see that the butterflies in Mme. Ryan’s class that she let them name are beginning to emerge from their cocoons. They are learning about animals in science. They really enjoyed doing math in the outdoor classroom this week.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is making three dimensional structures and an underwater scene in art class. They are anxiously awaiting the hatching of their baby chicks. They would like to thank Sabrina Brock from the Department of Agriculture for educating and preparing their chick incubator. While they are waiting, they are learning about the embryology of a chick. They are also researching animals of Australia for their thematic unit. Coen is the student of the week!
Mme. LaChance’s grade two and three French Immersion class read a book called “Aboie, Georges! (Bark, George!). It’s about a little dog who does not bark like other dogs. He uses noises like pigs, cows, cats and ducks. During the week, students rewrote the book with the other sounds that George can do. It was a lot of fun for all!
Mrs. Foley’s grade three and four class enjoyed a salad made with salad greens and beans from their classroom garden. With the warmer weather they will soon be planting some milkweed seedlings out in the school garden for the monarch butterflies to enjoy. On Thursday they went to the Corner Brook marsh on a field trip to learn about erosion.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class really enjoyed painting fun games out on the sidewalk last week. They hope all the students are enjoying the hopscotch, four square and calculator games. The grade five students are learning about the history of transportation in language arts and the grade 6 students are finishing off their short stories.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had some wonderful pieces of artwork in the art show on Monday. They really enjoyed the track and field meet on Tuesday. It gave them an opportunity to challenge each other.
First reconciliation is on Monday evening at 6:30 pm at All Hallows Parish.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School, home of The Lions!