Monday, October 6, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 3, 2014


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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 3, 2014.
By: Amna Ahmad, MaKenzy Bishop, Emily Murley, and Telicia Young

Mallory Chambers, Alister MacDonnell, Brady Green, and Daniel Osmond.

Ms. Sherry Dean with Ms. Rumbolt's grade 3 teaching the students about composting. (L-R): Myles Young, Cole Boyd-Martin, Reyd Ward, Kira McCarthy, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, Jenna Cammie, and Natalie Parsons.

Caleb Rashleigh, Jakson Ganz, and Brandon Brake
mail a letter to their class pen pal in Quebec.

Pictured above and below, our grade 6 to level 1 skills challenge team held a car wash on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful  day and the students were very busy! They raised almost  $500. Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraiser. Also, thank you to Mr. King for allowing us to host the car wash at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar.

On Monday we held our annual Terry Fox walk. Students and staff walked outside in memory of Terry. Thank you to Mrs. George for preparing a broadcast about Terry Fox through our media centre.

We would like to thank Mr. Dave Smith, Mr. Brent Hoyles, and Mr. Lee Gillam who came to our school this week to prepare for our bulb planting and who assisted students on Wednesday with their planting. This event was part of our school yard naturalization project. The cross-country running team had a meet on Wednesday after school at  C.C. Loughlin

On Thursday students in kindergarten to level 1 had no school. Teachers were taking part in a professional development about diversity training.

Vegetable orders are due to the office today. Today is also medical theme day. We are raising money for the Western Memorial Radiothon. Students and staff are dressed as medical professionals and patients today.

We would like to congratulate Clare Coleman who won a bronze medal last week at the J.J Curling cross country running meet. Congratulations to all our students who participated in the meet.

Several of our students participated in the Frost and Furious Mountain Biking Competition on Sunday. Congratulations to all our students including Benjamin Bellows-Davis, Ben Griffin who placed third in the boys category and Lily and Smallwood who placed second in the girls category.

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy who is attending her convocation ceremonies today for her Masters of Education in Leadership Studies.

The junior kindergarten classes are working on the letter “B” and the number “3”. They are making bubble printing through an experiment with vinegar and baking soda.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a great time walking in memory of Terry Fox on Monday. They learned all about bravery and courage. Our medical theme day in aid of the Western Memorial Radiothon was a big success. They have kids dresses as nurses, doctors, vets and even patients. They would like to wish Rotém a very happy birthday on October 2.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun planting bulbs this week and taking part in the Terry Fox walk. They were excited to learn that Terry Fox visited our school when it was All Hallows.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is sampling breads from different countries in social studies. They are also practicing how to say “hello” in eight different languages.  In science they are learning about shadows and making sundials. The star of the week is Ben Griffin.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning about apples this week. Through a test they discovered that the class prefers Golden Délicieuse. They are working on fall vocabulary and poetry. The children are excited to have a day off school on Thursday for the teachers to have some professional development.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning how to skip by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forward and backward. We are learning about evaporation and the water cycle in science.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class had a lot of fun planting bulbs this week. They are enjoying the sunny fall weather and learning about fall.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is happily settled into the new school year. The grade 3’s were excited to welcome Sherry Dean to their classroom. Ms. Dean introduced the students to composting and brought the students some apples and bananas to snack on. The grade 4’s are in the process of creating their own class government as part of Mr. Ryley’s social studies class.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class have been very busy learning their math this week. The grade 3 students have started a new module in math. They are looking at numbers up to 1 000. The grade 4 students are solving math problems. In French they have created their dream house. Some are very futuristic and others are funny.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class finished their self-monitoring strategy in language arts. The students enjoyed planting bulbs as part of our school yard naturalization project on Wednesday. Last week in science they had a great time learning about digestion with Mr. Ryley Nadon. The students enjoyed a variety of foods including chips, bananas and ice cream.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class went on a hike to Three Bear Mountain on Wednesday as part of their enrichment class. They also hosted a car wash with the grade 6 students at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Sunday. They all had a great time and raised almost $500! The money is being raised for the Intermediate Skills Challenge in Mount Pearl this November.

Our Thanksgiving Day dinner will be Oct. 10. If you would like to volunteer please call the office.

The Intermediate Skills Challenge team will be having a leaf raking fundraiser on November 1. If you would like your leaves raked please call the office.
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