Friday, December 5, 2014

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 5, 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 5, 2014.

By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Samuel Michael, and Telicia Young

Nadia Cook and her daughter Emma place an ornament on the tree during our annual Tree Trimming Social on Sunday.

Students at the pep rally on Friday afternoon for the High School Boys' indoor soccer team. (L-R): Rachael Griffin, Luke Coleman, Lily Smallwood, Benjamin Bellows-Davis and Benjamin Griffin.

Students in Mrs. George's grade one English class lit the first candle on the Advent wreath in chapel on Monday. (L-R): Daniel Osmond as Joseph, Sarah Buckingham lighting the candle, Lily Smallwood as Mary, and Mrs. George.
On Friday we held a pep rally for students on the High School Boys’ Soccer team. The boys played in the championship game this past weekend at Grenfell College. The boys were the overall winners! Carlos Cavalcanti, Clebson Silva, Lucio Rodrigues and William Frietas all played on the team.

The intermediate skills challenge team held a drop and shop fundraiser at our school on Saturday. Thank you to the families that supported this fundraiser. Everyone had a great time. The students are also selling tickets within the school on a five pound chocolate bar. Tickets are available through homeroom classes. They are $1 each or three tickets for $2. The draw will be on December 19th.

On Sunday our school held the annual tree trimming social. We would like to thank all the families for their support.  We would also like to thank Ms. Cindy Kawaja for the Christmas sing-along. 

The student leadership council hosted “Moustaches for Movember” on Tuesday. Students came to school with moustaches on or could get one painted at recess. All donations are in aid of cancer research.

Our school collected 1,046 used and broken cell phones! Great job everyone!

We are still collecting bread tags until December 11.

Santa visited our school this week on Wednesday for class photos.

The grade six to level 1 students are competing in the Intermediate Skills Challenge tomorrow in St. John’s. We would like to wish them the best of luck!!


Congratulations to the girls’ grade 6 basketball team who participated in the Tiny Titians tournament this past weekend at Grenfell Campus. Makenzy Bishop, Clare Coleman, and Telicia Young all received player of the game awards. Congratulations to everyone on a great tournament.

Congratulations to Charlotte and Isabelle Mercier on their performances in Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s production of “A Christmas Carol” last week.


The junior kindergarten classes are working on the number “6” and the letter “f”. In religion class they are doing Christmas activities. The students welcome Danté Pennell to their class this week.

Mme. Brake’s Kindergarten French Immersion class really enjoyed the moustache day. Today is Mme. Brake’s last day, the students would like to wish her “Bonne Chance”. On Monday, Mme. Brett will begin as their new teacher.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class started decorating their classroom tree for Christmas. In social studies they are learning about needs and wants.  They are writing the letter “w”.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing friendly letters to Santa this week. They were so happy that he dropped in to see them! They are using doubles to add in math. They lit the first candle of the Advent wreath on Monday in chapel. They performed a short play about the birth of Jesus. Lily Smallwood was Mary, Daniel Osmond was Joseph, Sarah Buckingham lit the candle and Jake Morey held the star. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch the lighting of the first candle for Advent.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning some Christmas vocabulary and learning about Advent. They are also talking about the digestive system and the Canada’s food guide. This has been a fun and informative topic.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making reindeer portraits. They are learning about different graphs in math. They are having lots of fun doing a unit on Robert Munsch.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is finishing their work on their gingerbread man and will be starting their study on reindeer. The caribou are Canada’s reindeer. They hope to learn more interesting things about the caribou.

Ms. Rumbolt’s grade three and four class was very excited to meet with Santa on Wednesday for class photos. The grade three’s are putting the finishing touches on their book “T’was the Day Before Christmas Vacation” and the grade four’s are working on a simulation of the Canadian government in social studies.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class was very excited to receive their first letter from Québec. Their pen pals enjoyed the same things as them – sports, theatre, pokémon and animals. This week they wrote a Christmas card for each of their pen pals in St-Malo, Québec. Soon, they will talk to them through skype.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is continuing to read “A Dog’s Life”. They are learning a lot about evaluating their reading and supporting their opinions with evidence. The grade six students are in St. John’s for the Intermediate Skills Challenge. The grade five students would like to say good luck to the grade six to level 1 students!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is in St. John’s today visiting the Basilica, St. John the Baptist, the Geoscience Centre and going rock climbing at Axtion. Tomorrow they are competing in the intermediate skills challenge at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s.  Last Friday evening the English 1201 students went to see TNL’s production of “A Christmas Carol” as part of their novel study.

Our school Christmas concert is December 11 at 7:00 pm.

The Knights of Columbus has sponsored a school skating party for December 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 am.