Friday, November 21, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 21, 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, November 14, 2014.

By: Alaura Alexander,  Ryan Bennett,  Emma Doman, Kori-Lee Noel,  Aaron White

Mrs. Majorie Deckert  with junior kindergarten student Isaac Alexander.
Issac's family donated a new stop sign for Mrs. Deckert.
As well, K.C. Reid Enterprises donated a new safety vest.

Students in Mrs. Hodder's Kindergarten class were busy planting carrots in the greenhouse this week. Students Charlise Simmonds, Sophie Grant, Hala Parsons, and Nevaeh Vincent had fun getting their hands dirty.

Gabriel Bragg and his mom, Carla, enjoyed a family tea hosted by the kindergarten French Immersion class to celebrate the end of their unit on families.
The Recycle My Cell Campaign officially ends today. Thank you for all the support from our students, staff, families and community members who helped us to collect more than 800 broken and used cell phones. Stay tuned for the final tally next week.

Operation Christmas Child ended on Wednesday. The grade one classes have been busy preparing the boxes for shipping. They classes hope to beat their record from last year of 60 boxes.

Our bread tag collection is also over. The final count has not been done, but the count reported by the grade two class is over 4,500 bread tags. Good job, everyone!

This week is anti-bullying week and Peace Week. Students have been doing activities in the classroom about these themes.

On Monday we celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday with a Disney theme day. Everyone had a great time and there were lots of creative costumes.

Report cards went home on Wednesday afternoon.  Parent teacher interviews took place on Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Thursday was National Child Day. All students and staff wore a purple ribbon in support of this day.
Ms. Sandra Burden from the School Milk Foundation visited our school on Friday to make presentations to the kindergarten to grade 6 classes.
Congratulations to Samuel Michael and Telicia Young who represented our school at the annual YMCA Peace Week Speak Off on Tuesday evening. Everyone did a great job!


The junior kindergarten classes are working on Christmas activities. They are reviewing the letter “e”. They are doing fireworks in a bottle for science.  They would like to congratulate Audria Peddle who won a colouring contest for the Western Star. She won four tickets to the Toopy and Bino show in Stephenville. The students welcome Taylor McCarthy to their class this week.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has started the MindUp curriculum this week. They have been very busy learning about the brain and meditating. They loved dressing up in their Disney costumes on Tuesday for Mickey Mouse’s birthday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class would like to thank Karen Kennedy from the Department of Agriculture for helping them start their Little Green Thumbs gardens. This week the students planted carrots in the greenhouse. They are working on the letter “v” and learning about bullying. The students welcome Logan McCarthy to their class this week.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is busy packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. It looks like they may be able to beat last year’s record of 60 shoe boxes. They have started addition and subtraction to 12 in math. In science they are learning about how our senses help us. The star of the week is Jake Morey.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class planted tomatoes and lettuce in the greenhouse. They are learning so much about plants and growing our own food. They also completed their first snowfall painting. The paintings are beautiful.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making winter scenes in art class. They are also learning about ways to keep pollution out of the air and water. They are making special posters about the environment. The students welcome Noah Colbourne to their class this week.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class was very excited to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday on Tuesday.  The students welcome Noah Evans to their classroom this week.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class is happy to announce that they have reached their goal of 50 cell phones for the Recycle My Cell Campaign. The grade three students are heading to Rogers Cable for a field trip as part of their language arts unit on media.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class started a new unit in math on mathematical operations. In art, they learned about an artist who created a new style of art called “Op Art”. His name is Victor Vasarely. He works only with lines and colours. Victor Varsarely can create a 3-D illusion on a sheet of paper.  The students then made their own “Op Art”.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class worked on writing slogans for the 2015 Winter Carnival this week. The grade five students started a new unit in science class. Both classes were busy studying for science and math tests. In language arts the class is reading a book told from a dog’s point of view. The students welcome Jordan Park to their class this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class are busy preparing for the skills challenge. The students are working on novel studies in language arts. The English 1201 class is reading “A Christmas Carol”. They are looking forward to seeing the TNL production of A Christmas Carol” next Friday evening at the Arts and Culture Centre. Father Terry visited the school on Thursday and did a session about Mass with the class in the school’s chapel.

Our annual tree trimming social will be on November 30 from 2:00-3:30 pm in our school gymnasium.