Friday, December 12, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 12, 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, December 12, 2014.

By: Ryan Bennett, Kori-Lee Noel, Emily Murley, and Aaron White

Students from Mme. O'Dell's French Immersion class with their Christmas wreath. (L-R): Noah Evans, Emily Hindy, Mariam Ahmad, Katherine Noel, Summer Gale, and Charlotte Mercier.
Nathan Anderson, silver winner in the graphic design category at the Intermediate Skills Challenge, with coach Mr. Drew Nadon.

Jayden Lempriere and Anna MacKenzie, silver winners in the wind turbine category at the Intermediate Skills Challenge, with coach Mr. Ron Hancock.

Father Terry celebrated mass last Thursday with the grade two students in our chapel.
This Monday we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group with an hour of prayer and song at All Hallows Parish.
The grade three to six boys’ basketball team played a game at Templeton collegiate on Tuesday afterschool. The team is being coached by Danielle Wamboldt with Mr. Ryley Nadon. The boys had a great game! They will play in the Tiny Titans tournament afterschool today at 5 pm and 7 pm and again on Saturday at Corner Brook Regional High school.
Our skills challenge team had an excellent trip to St. John’s last week and really enjoyed the skills challenge.  Our students took part in First Lego League robotics, wind turbine design, graphic design and TV video production.  The team would like to thank all their sponsors and individuals who helped with their projects and fundraising. They would like to send special thank you to Mr. Scott Reynolds and Mrs. Janet Joyce. As well as the members of the community who supported their fundraisers.
On Thursday evening we held our annual Christmas concert. We would like to thank Mr. Graham, Ms. Joffred and all the teachers and students for a great concert. Also thank you to Mr. McCarthy for filming the concert.  Thursday was also a Christmas theme day. Students wore red, white and green clothing.
This week the Student Leadership Council is collecting items for stockings for seniors, the firefighter’s toy drive and food for the food bank. Donation boxes are located in each classroom.
We are happy to report that we were able to collect another 5,000 bread tags for the campaign to purchase a wheelchair for an elderly person in South Africa. We will continue to collect bread tags throughout the year.
We would like to thank Mr. Todd Doman for donating a water cooler to our school cafeteria.
Last week the Rotary Clubs of Corner Brook announced a donation of $3,000 for the kids Eat Smart Program. This money will given out to school breakfast programs in the Corner Brook area. Thank you for your support!
The chamber choir will sing this afternoon at the Senior’s Complex.
The grade 6 girls’ basketball team will play an exhibition game at Templeton afterschool.
We would like to send our condolences to Father Leonard on the passing of his father.


Congratulations to the skills challenge robotics team consisting of Makenzy Bishop, Max Chrappa, Emma Doman, Douglas MacKenzie, Samuel Michael, Jordan Park, Maria Reynolds, Paige Walsh, and Telicia Young who received an award for the research on the topic of learning solutions.  Congratulations to Nathan Anderson who received a silver medal in graphic design and the wind turbine team consisting of Jayden Lempriere and Anna MacKenzie received silver medals. Great work, everyone!  Happy birthday to Mrs. Deckert who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday from all of us at IHMS!

The junior kindergarten classes are busy this week making their wish lists for Santa Claus. They are decorating gingerbread men. All the students became little angel’s this week.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been busy practicing their French song for the concert this week. They have been doing some special Christmas activities and working on their Christmas vocabulary.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is busy practicing for the Christmas concert this week. They are learning the letter “m” and are studying more and fewer in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a wonderful time at the Christmas concert last night. They are doing a special craft for their parents for Christmas today. The star of the week is Lily Smallwood.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class have finished their Christmas carolers art work. The students were very excited to sing in both English and French in the Christmas concert. They hope everyone enjoyed the show.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class has been working very hard to prepare for the Christmas concert this week. They were very excited to welcome everyone to the concert and be part of the play with the grade one students. They are also busy doing many Christmas writings and crafts.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is finishing up their research on reindeer (renne).  They have learned that the caribou is Canada’s first reindeer.  The Eskimo would use caribou for pulling sleds, food, clothing, and milk for their babies.  Caribou raise their tails when they recognize danger. They are very good swimmers and can travel up to 2,600 km a year.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class enjoyed the Christmas concert this week. The students are looking forward to the Christmas break next week. This week the students completed their project for the energy challenge and their paintings on warm and cool colours.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class worked very hard on a creative idea for the Kids in Charge Contest. To promote energy conservation they created a Lego book. They built scenes showing energy conservation. They took photos of the scenes they built to illustrate their tips. One of the examples was to heat food up in the microwave rather than the oven to save energy.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are making hand printed Christmas cards this week. Each student made six copies of their design for their families. The students are looking forward to the Christmas vacation.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had a great time on their trip last week. The students were especially excited to visit Signal Hill and Fort Amherst. The exchange students performed a song in Portuguese and English on Thursday evening at our school Christmas Concert.  The students are also busy finishing their novel studies and assignments before the Christmas break.

Our school will be skating on Tuesday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
On Wednesday we will have a school pancake breakfast.

School will close on Friday, December 19 at noon. There will be a school variety show after recess on Friday.