Friday, January 9, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 9, 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 9, 2015.

By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Samuel Michael, and Telicia Young
Skating: Cole Lyver (front),  (Centre L-R): Alister MacDonnell, Ben Bellows-Davis, Rachael Griffin, Lily Smallwood (back) Michelle Bellows and Jake Morey.
Mr. Dave Corbett district Deputy and District Community Director for the Knights of Columbus Council with students of the IHMS Enrichment team (L-R): Wiliana Cardoso, Emma Doman, Douglas MacKenzie, Samuel Michael and Vivian Mylena. The Knights of Columbus presented a cheque to help the team with educational travel costs for the Intermediate Skills Challenge in St. John's this past December.
Ashleigh Halliday from Newfoundland Light and Power presented to students  Meredith Dawe, Molly George, and Reegan Curtis about energy conservation.

Welcome back and happy New Year, everyone! We hope you enjoyed the holiday. On the last day of school everyone enjoyed an awesome variety show. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and the members of the Student Leadership Council for organizing the event.

Our playground area is filled with fresh snow as we begin the New Year. Please remember to bring your snow pants, hats and mittens to school each day!
Congratulations to Luke Grant on his award in Tae Kwon Do.
Congratulations to the winners in the Remembrance Day essay and poster contests. Winners included: Lily Smallwood for first place poster grade one, Éloi Boucher for second place poster kindergarten, Cole Boyd Martyn for first place colour poster primary, Amna Ahmad for second place junior essay contest, Aria Kazerouni for third place junior essay contest, Hajra Ahmad for honourable mention intermediate essay contest, William Freitas for second place senior black and white poster contest, Anderson Barros for third place senior black and white poster contest, Amanda Barros for second place senior colour poster, Carlos Albuquerque for third place senior colour poster, and Bruno Coelho for second place senior poem.
Congratulations to the winners of the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  Winners for age five to seven were: first place Gabriel Rowsell, second place Ella Rashleigh, and third place Ava Hodder; for ages eight to ten:  first place Reyd Ward, second place Jakson Ganz, and third place Isabelle Mercier; for ages eleven to fourteen:  first place Paige Walsh, second place Makenzy Bishop, and third place Jordan Park.

The junior kindergarten classes are making snow volcanoes and are demonstrating the positions over and under. They would like to welcome Melissa Pynn, a new Early Childhood Educator, to their class this week as well as three new students. Welcome to Aaron Keough, Addison MacArthur, and Bridget Mercer.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class would like to wish everyone une bonne année. This week they are starting to learn about water and its different forms. They have been learning their numbers and are also working on the letter “g”. The class would like to wish a speedy recovery to Brooklynn Pittman who was sick over the holidays. The star of the week is Jamie.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was excited to bring in a Christmas toy for show and tell. They are learning about groups in social studies and the letter “k” in language. They would like to wish a happy birthday to Sophie.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class would like to wish everyone a happy New Year! The grade one class is writing about their new year’s resolutions. We are doing subtraction stories in math class. They are also doing some neat New Year’s crafts. The star of the week is Luke Coleman.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion is very excited to be back in school. Their Christmas break was wonderful and Santa was so good to everyone. They are working on some winter themed activities. They are also working on a sight word review. In social studies they are learning about houses around the world.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making scratch paper fireworks in art.  They have been hard at work on their New Year’s resolutions and also having lots of fun doing many New Year activities. They welcome Tyler McCarthy to their classroom this week.

Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class is learning about friction in science with Mme. Ryan. They are also studying pictographs in math.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is welcoming a new homeroom teacher this week. The class is excited to have Ms. Briana Horner as their new homeroom teacher. The grade three students are learning different adding strategies and writing letters to their new penpals in Labrador. They would like to wish happy birthday to Myles .

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class are happy to be back together after the Christmas break. On Monday, the students made a wish for world pearl, help for the poor, happiness, and joy for everyone. The grade three students began a new topic in science on architecture, while the grade four students have started learning about light.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had an excellent holiday break. They finished their read aloud book “A Dog’s Life” this week. They also began guided reading groups. In math, the grade five students are starting a unit on transformations and the grade six’s are finishing a unit on factoring.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is busy preparing for midterm exams which will start in two weeks. In language arts the grade seven students have started a new theme on mysteries.

The grade three and four students will begin their cross-country skiing program next week.
The kindergarten hospital orientation will be next Wednesday, January 14th.