Friday, December 19, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday December 19, 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 19, 2014.

By: Cole Dumaresque, Max Chrappa, Paige Walsh, and Jordan Park

Mummers (L-R): Lucio Rodrigues, Carlos Alburque, and Amana Barros prepare to visit some of the classrooms for songs and dancing on Wednesday. The students also sampled some traditional Newfoundland treats and Purity syrup.

Members of the Intermediate Skills Challenge First Lego League Robotics Team (Back): Coach Mr. Hancock, Douglas Mackenzie, Maria Reynolds, Emma Doman, Makenzy Bishop and coach Mr. Drew Nadon, (Front): Samuel Michael, Paige Walsh, William Bennett, Jordan Park, Telicia Young and Max Chrappa present their award for Project Research. The team researched ways to use visual scaffolding to teach international students common English words.

Arista, Jamie and Aaron White with Santa during his school visit for photos.

Our Christmas concert was a huge success. Thank you to all our students and families for another wonderful concert. Mr. Dave Smallwood won the ticket draw. Thank you to Mrs. Deckert and all the volunteers for the bake sale and homemade knit items.
Mr. Graham and members of the Chamber Choir preformed at the Seniors’ Complex last week. Thank you to Ms. Rumbolt and Mme. Lachance for accompanying the group.
Mr. Drew Nadon along with students Hajra Ahmad, Nathan Anderson and Douglas MacKenzie visited Mr. Frank Diamond’s cooking class at Academy Canada last week to present them with a card and token of thanks for preparing our Thanksgiving dinner this year.
The grade 6 Boys’ Basketball team played last weekend at the Tiny Titans Tournament. Makenzy Bishop, Isaac Buckingham, Aria Kazerouni and Jordan Park were chosen for Player of the game awards. Thank you to the coaches and parents for supporting the teams.
On Tuesday, the Knights of Columbus sponsored a skating party for our school at the Pepsi Centre. Everyone had a great time! Thank you for the skating and the delicious snack afterwards.  Makenzy Bishop was involved with the RNC Food Drive on Tuesday. Makenzy visited the schools in Corner Brook to collect items that were donated for the Christmas Food Drive.
On Wednesday our school hosted a pancake breakfast for our students and staff. Special thanks to Mrs. George, Ms. Park, Mme. Lachance, Mrs. Vincent, Ms. Crocker Mme. Ryan and Mrs. Anderson for preparing the pancakes! Also, on Wednesday the kindergarten to grade 4 French Immersion classes attended a movie at Grenfell Campus. The students had a wonderful time.
Today we are having our Christmas variety show. The show begins at 10:45 and is open to all our families. School will dismiss for Christmas vacation at noon. We would like to thank all of our students, staff and families for their generous contributions to the firefighters toy drive, food drive and stockings for seniors.
School will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015. Happy Holidays!

The junior kindergarten classes made reindeer food this week! The early childhood education students from the College of the North Atlantic finish their placement today. The students and staff would like to thank Rebecca Butler, Wanda-Lee Bowles and Bobbi-Marie Clarke for their work with the class.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class really enjoyed the week’s activities leading up to Christmas break. The students have also been busy doing language centres in class. They would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a lot of fun skating on Tuesday. They really enjoyed the yummy pancakes served at the breakfast on Wednesday and are looking forward to the variety show today.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class was busy making a special surprise for their parents for Christmas. They have been enjoying their Christmas activity sheets and are really looking forward to the variety show today. They would like to wish all the readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had so much fun skating on Tuesday. We would like to say thank you to the Knights of Columbus for the fantastic morning skating and the snacks afterward. They have been busy completing activities this week to clue up things before Christmas. They are very excited to begin their Christmas break today. The class would like to congratulate Sarah Connolly and her family on the birth of her baby sister this week!

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is having a very busy and exciting week. They are making special gifts for their parents this week. In language arts they are doing some writing for Christmas about what they would do if Santa got stuck in their chimney and what they would give baby Jesus as a gift if they could. Today they are having popcorn, hot chocolate and a movie.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is writing Christmas stories and have been busy in math studying data. They would like to wish everyone a most joyous holiday season!!

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class had a blast at skating this week! They will be putting the finishing touches on their Christmas craft ('s a secret) and the Grade 3's have been preparing for their skit in the variety show.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class had a really fun week! They made presents for their parents. On Wednesday they went to Grenfell Campus to watch a movie in French. They also went skating at the Pepsi centre and participated in the variety show. At last, they are ready to enjoy their Christmas holidays.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class finished making their printed cards in art just in time for Christmas. The students really enjoyed the skating and pancake breakfast this week. On Thursday, they had a pizza party for lunch compliments of Emma’s mom and step-dad, Kara Maloney and Joe Kemp.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had an old fashion Newfoundland Kitchen party on Wednesday. They enjoyed some Newfoundland treats, practiced some Newfoundland phrases and dressed up to go mummering in the school. They would like to congratulate the students on their English/Portugese song “So This Is Christmas” at the concert last week.


School re-opens on January 5, 2015.