Friday, January 23, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 23, 2015

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Shhhhh! Today the junior high to level 1 students begin their midterm exams.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, January 23, 2015.

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

(L-R): Ryan Jackson, Éloi Boucher and Noah Wall working on a puzzle at the
Western Regional Memorial Hospital School of nursing orientation on Wednesday.

Father Roache visited our school on Monday and shared some magic tricks
with students after celebrating Mass in our chapel. Students (L-R) Noah Evans,
Summer Gale and Ella Rashleigh watch as he performs a trick.
Students in Mrs. George's grade one class made Olaf snowman out of white socks. Students (L-R) Daniel Osmond, Cole Lyver,Yazan Ismail and Alister MacDonnell show their snowman project.

On Monday, Father Roache visited our school to celebrate Mass with our students in the chapel. All of our classes were delighted to invite him to visit on Friday and Monday to perform some of his famous magic tricks.
Over the weekend Mr. Graham and the Chamber Choir performed at the opening ceremonies of the Corner Brook Royals’ game at the Pepsi Centre. 
On Tuesday, the grade three and four students had their second cross country skiing lesson at Blow Me Down Ski Club. Also on Tuesday, the grade five and six class had their second DARE lesson.
Today the junior high to level 1 students begin their midterm exams.
The grade 6 to level 1 basketball team will play in a basketball tournament in Grand Falls on Sunday against Exploits Valley High School.


We would like to thank all of our families for their support of the family fundraiser we held on Friday.
Congratulations to the winners of the Knights of Columbus colouring poster contest for “Keep Christ in Christmas”. Winners in kindergarten were: Hala Parsons, first place; Logan McCarthy, second place; and Sophie Grant, third place. Winners in grade one were: Ava Hodder, first place; Ella Rashleigh, second place; and Luke Coleman, third place. Winners in grade two were: Charlotte Mercier, first place; Mariam Ahmad, second place; and Summer Gale, third place.  Winners in grade three and four were: Isabelle Mercier, first place; Jack Matthews, second place; and Simon Boitsefski, third place.
The junior kindergarten classes are working on the letter “g” and the number “7”. They are learning all about polar bears this week. In science they learned how blubber keeps animals warm in winter climates. They would like to congratulate Yael Piercy who has a new baby sister this week.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the new sight words “une” and the letter “k” this week. They welcomed Brooklynn back to school after being gone since before Christmas. They had a welcome back party for her on Thursday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about germs in science. They are very excited that three of their students were winners in the Knights of Columbus colouring contest. They would like to congratulate Hala, Sophie and Logan

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is making happy books in health class this week. They are making story cubes in religion class with pictures of all the stories they have heard this year. The class would like to wish Ben Bellows-Davis a happy seventh birthday this week.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion has just begun a new unit in math about measurement. They began tracing their feet and comparing sizes. They then ordered them from the smallest to the largest. The students are also studying the brain. The students are amazed by how many things the brain does at once.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about directions in science this week. They are mapping their route to school. They are finishing up their catching snowflakes art project. This week they have started their student of the week. The student of the week is Nikola.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class enjoyed the magic by Father Roche on Monday. This week they are learning traditional French Canadian songs and have started a math unit on addition and subtraction.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class had their second cross country skiing lesson this past Tuesday. They have started a new unit in math and are learning about symmetry.  They are also learning in social studies about why people moved to Newfoundland hundreds of years ago. Today they are having a presentation from student nurse, Jennifer Crane, about hygiene. The student of the week is Jenna.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class had their second skiing lesson at Blow Me Down Trails on Tuesday. The students really enjoyed the practice and they improved a lot. They had great fun outside enjoying the weather. The grade 3 students have finished reading “Charlotte’s Web” and are working on some illustrations.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had their second lesson of DARE this week with Constable Mosher. The students learned all about the effects of cigarettes and alcohol to their bodies. The class is reading a new book called “Rapunzel: The One With All the Hair”. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class start their exams today. The grade 7 to level 1 students will write their language arts exam this morning. Last weekend, the class went sliding at Margaret Bowater Park as a final activity with the exchange students. They are saying goodbye today to the remaining Brazilian students, Vivian Mylena, Bruno Coelho, Eric de Melo, Williana Cardoso, and William Freitas, who are finishing up their exchange here in Canada.