Friday, February 13, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 13, 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, February 13, 2015.

By: Max Chrappa, Cole Dumaresque, and Jordan Park

Students (L-R): Charlotte Mercier, Katerine Noel, Mariam Ahmad, Craig Bishop and Noah Evans in Mme. O'Dell's class display the cardinals they made.

 Students Myles Young, Arabella Leblanc, Alessandra Leblanc, Isaac Buckingham, Lucas Neville and Jacob Bursey holding the flags they carried at the Junior National Curling Championship last week where they were flag bearers.

Students Lucas Kennedy and Ryan Jackson in Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten English classroom present the science experiment they participated in about hand washing.

The grade seven to Level 1 report cards went home on Monday.

On Thursday, we celebrated Saint Valentine with Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group.  Also, on Thursday the junior kindergarten to grade four classes celebrated the 100th day of school.

The Student Leadership Council sold carnations this week for Valentine’s Day. The proceeds of the sale are in aid of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The carnations are being delivered today.

The grade boys’ five basketball team will play in the Western Provincials this weekend. All games will take place at Pasadena High School. The first fame is at 4:45 pm today and the second game is at 7:30 pm.

There will be an all ages chess tournament at St. Gerard’s Elementary School this weekend. Registration is from 9-9:30 am on Sunday.

We would like to extend best wishes to our students, Jenna Cammie and Rebecca Janes and the team members, coaches and parents of the Silver Blades Synchronized Skating Team. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Congratulations to the junior high girls’ basketball team on their game in Stephenville on Tuesday. Maria Reynolds was the top scorer for the game.

Congratulations to Isaac Buckingham who skied in the Marble Cup last weekend. Isaac placed third in the Slalom Male 2 under 10 category, first place in the Slalom 1 Under 10 category, and first place in the Giant Slalom Under 12 categories.


The junior kindergarten classes have been learning about the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. All children are getting excited for their Valentine’s Day party on Friday. This week the class welcomes early childhood education students, Makayla Griffin and Kendall Dempster, to their class.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class have been working very hard this week learning their French vocabulary for Valentine’s Day. They are celebrating today with a class party.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is now 100 days smarter! They have been quite busy preparing for the 100th day of school celebration as well as Valentine’s Day celebrations today. They are working on the letter “g” and sets to 5 in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a super exciting week. They celebrated the 100th day of school by bringing in collections of 100, dressing up as 100 year old people and doing lots of fun activities. On Valentine’s Day they wrote about what love means to them. They also had a class party exchanged valentine cards. They wish all our reader’s a happy Valentine’s Day.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion finished up their math unit about measurement this week. They were very excited to celebrate the 100th day of school. The class made special 100th day masks to wear.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class made t-shirts for the 100th day of school! They were very excited to wear them to celebrate 100 days of learning. The class is also busying doing many activities to celebrate love today.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class were excited to celebrate the 100th day of school with fun activities. They are continuing to watch their plants flourish.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is learning about measurement and multiplication this week. In social studies the grade three’s made dream catchers. For the 100th day of school the students dressed up as if they were 100 years old. Today they are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a party.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class was writing Valentine’s cards for their families and pen pals this week. For the 100th day of school the students found some objects to create the number 100 and took a photo of it. They had a great time celebrating 100 days of school.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have finished a bulletin board display on a Valentine’s Day theme. The students made warm and cool colours Valentine artwork, picked out some “sweet reads” and posted some thoughtful things people can do to show they care today.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is excited to be starting to rehearse their play “Bling Midas” for the upcoming drama festival.  In enrichment they have started their Popsicle stick bridges for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month contest. The grade nine and ten students have begun their unit on Shakespeare. The grades nine’s are studying “Romeo and Juliet” and the grade ten students are studying “Macbeth”.