Friday, January 30, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 30, 2015

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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, January 30, 2015.

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

Winners in the Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest (Front L-R): Jakson Ganz, second place ages 8-10; Ella Rashleigh, second place ages 5-7; Ava Hodder, third place ages 5-7; Gabriel Rowsell, first place ages 5-7; (Back L-R): Mr. Dave Corbett, Jordan Park, third place ages 11-14; Makenzy Bishop, second place ages 11-14; Paige Walsh, first place ages 11-14; Reyd Ward, first place ages 8-10; and Isabelle Mercier, third place ages 8-10.

Mr. Keith Kean (left) and Mr. pat Gammond (Right) with winners in the Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" colouring contest. (Front L-R): Sophie Grant, third place in kindergarten; Hala Parsons, first place in kindergarten; Isabelle Mercier, first place ages 7-8;  Logan McCarthy, second place kindergarten; Ella Rashleigh, second place grade two; (Back L-R):  Simon Boitsefski, third place ages 7-8;  Luke Coleman, third place grade one;  Charlotte Mercier, first place grade 2; Summer Gale,second place grade two; Ava Hodder, first place grade 1; and Mariam Ahmad, third place grade two.

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. 

On Monday, student nurse Jen Crane visited the grades four to six students to give a presentation for National Non-Smoking Week.

Last weekend our girls grade six to level 1 basketball team travelled to Grandfalls Windsor to play two games against Exploits Valley Intermediate. Congratulations to Emma Doman and Maria Reynolds who received top scorer awards. The team would like to thank Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Meade for driving the students.

Our school took part in the Canadian National Junior Curling Championship this week. The Mrs. MCarthy’s  5 and 6 class, along with Anna Mackenzie, were flag bearers for the Monday morning game, Mrs. Horner’s grade three and four class were flag bearers on Wednesday and Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four class are flag bearers today. The students also stayed to watch some of the curling and learn about the game.

Term two will officially begin on Monday. A new afterschool program information sheet was sent home and is due back at the office on Wednesday.

The junior high to level 1 exams continued this week with the students writing their science exam on Wednesday. The final midterm exam will be math on Monday.

The grades 3 to 6 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are participating in the RNC Basketball Tournament this weekend. The girls played their first game on Wednesday and the boys play their first game today at 6 pm at St. Gerard’s Elementary School.
Our Family Literacy Night was rescheduled because of the winter storm. It will go ahead next Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm.


Congratulations to Jakson Ganz who was the winner in the Provincial Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador poster contest. Jakson won a Dell Venue 8 Tablet. The awards presentation will take place in St. John’s on February 16. As a result, the school also won $500 which will be used for our technology project.
We would like to thank the College of the North Atlantic for their donation of 25 computer systems to our school!

The junior kindergarten classes are still talking about polar bears this week. They are also learning the letter “h” and the number “8”. The students are looking forward to literacy night next week.
Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning the letter “n” and have started learning to read a book about “ma famille”.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is talking about being a good friend in health class. They are working on the letter “c” in language class.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how things change in science class. They really enjoyed seeing how they can change corn kernels and Jello powder into yummy treats. They loved having Allister’s mom Dr. MacDonnell in the classroom last week to teach them more about their eyes. The star of the week is Oscar George.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion is learning about measurement in math. This week they are comparing objects and discussing surface area. They are also talking about different occupations in social studies. Every job is important for the community. They think that picking what you want to be when you grow up is so hard!
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about resettlement in social studies. The student of the week is Jacob.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class transplanted their tomato seedlings and will also plant some pepper seeds. As they near the end of their winter theme they were busy making paper snowflakes. In math they are studying the relationships between addition and subtraction.
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class had their third cross country skiing session on Tuesday. In science they are learning about all different kinds of forces. They are finishing their unit on addition and subtraction in math this week. The grade fours are reading a poem called “The Bug Restaurant” in language arts and exploring what kinds of foods might be listed on a menu for bugs.
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class had a pizza party last week to celebrate all their effort as a class. This week the grade three students are learning about measurement and the grade four students are learning about diagrams.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class welcomed Grenfell student, Emma Hull, to their classroom this week. Emma is doing a placement with the class as part of the Grenfell Access program. The students have been busy this week creating artwork for their February bulletin board and reading about Rapunzel.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class have been busy preparing for their exams this week. They wrote their math exam on Wednesday and they will write their science exam on Monday.