Friday, February 27, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 27, 2015

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44 Years of Red, White, Blue and Green
Come out and Celebrate
Carnival 2015!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 27, 2015.

By: Ryan Bennett, Emma Doman, Emily Murley, and Aaron White

Leif the Lucky visited our school to read to the Kindergarten French Immersion students as part of the Rotary Read Along program.

Charlise Simmonds, selling Apple A Day Draw tickets at Staples this week. Charlise and her dad were selling tickets to help raise money for our school technology project. 

Simon Boitsefski (left) and Lucas Neville (right) support pink t-shirt day by saying no to bullying. 

The grade 6 boys’ basketball team participated in a tournament last weekend at J.J. Curling School. Thank you to Mr. Ryley Nadon and Ms. Danielle Wamboldt for coaching the team.  Also on the weekend, the junior high to level 1 class participated in the Winter Carnival Chili Cook Off on Saturday at Margaret Bowater Park.  There were lots of great chilies to taste and the students had a lot of fun preparing for the cook off. They would like to thank Nathan Anderson, Arista White and Maria Reynolds who represented the class at the cook off.

On Wednesday of this week we wore pink t-shirts to support bullying awareness day. The Corner Brook Rotary Club donated $500 in books to our school this week! Rotarians, local celebrities and volunteers visited our school to talk about the importance of reading and read some of the new books to our students. It was a great day! Thank you to the Rotarians, local celebrities and volunteers for visiting our school.

Our school Scholastic Book Fair Family night was hosted on Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm. The book fair continued throughout the week with classroom visits for book purchases. Thank you to Mrs. George and her team of teachers for all their hard work. Also, thank you to Mr. Bryan McCarthy for volunteering during the family night.

On Thursday, the junior high to Level 1 class hosted some fun Winter Carnival activities in the gym and outside in the snow. Students and staff had a great time celebrating with each other.

Our school hosted the annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee in our school on Thursday evening. Students in grades four to six were challenged to spell some very difficult words. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this event. Also, thank you to our judges Mrs. Janet Joyce and Mr. Jonathan Turner, and organizers Ms. Krista Park and Mrs. Angel McCarthy.

This week we welcome a new volunteer, Rebecca Green Parsons, to our lunch program. She will be serving up tasty meals and snacks from the cafeteria.

Our school is selling tickets on an Apple a Day Fundraiser. Starting on March 25, 2015 we will begin doing seven daily draws for apple products. Prizes include ipod touches, an Apple TV, an ipad mini, ipads and an 11 inch Macbook Air computer. Tickets are on sale now for 20 each. Each ticket sold will be in the draw for all seven prizes. There will be prizes for the students who sell the most tickets. If our school sells all 2,032 tickets we will have a skating party to celebrate.  Students are encouraged to return their tickets as they sell them to get their name in for incentive draws. We will begin doing small prize draws on Monday for students who have sold tickets.


Congratulations to Jayden Lempriére’s whose team won a silver medal in the YBC Provincial Bowling Championship held in Corner Brook last weekend.
Congratulations to Cole Lyver and Charlotte Mercier who were the winners in the Family Literacy Night draw. Cole and Charlotte each received a $5 coupon for the Scholastic Book Fair!
Congratulations to our Winter Carnival Spelling Bee participants Clare Coleman, Isaac Buckingham in grade four; Ryan Bennett and Aaron White, in grade five; and William Bennett and Samuel Michael in grade six


The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “j” and the number “9”. They are also talking about Winter Carnival and Pink Shirt Day. They would like to welcome Ryder and Jaxon Hornidge to their classroom.
Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class are learning the letter “x” and the sight word “moi”. They had a great time on Thursday doing the Winter Carnival fun activities the junior high and level 1 class organized. They were also learning about the Québec winter carnival.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is excited to have their first tomatoes growing in their Little Green Thumbs garden. They would like to thank Trina Burden for volunteering to read to the class on Thursday as part of the Rotary Read Along and to Adam Buckle for his visit to their class with Leif the Lucky!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about our natural resources in social studies. They have transplanted their seedlings and are writing all about their gardening experience.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is learning how to count by 2’s and 5’s. They are having fun grouping different items to count. They have also been practicing their estimating skills. The children were all very excited about the book fair this week. They are all fabulous readers.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about aboriginal people in social studies. They are also learning about some of their legends. This week the student of the week is Leah.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is celebrating the spirit of winter Carnival by learning about" Bonhomme Carnaval" He is the mascot of the Québec Winter Carnival. This is part of their school curriculum which highlights the French culture in Canada. Happy Carnival to everyone!! Joyeux Carnaval!
Both Ms. Horner’s and Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four classes had their last cross country ski lesson on Tuesday. The students had a lot of fun at Blow Me Down Trails learning to ski this winter. They really enjoyed the last lesson with lunch at the lodge and all received certificates for the program. It was a great day out in the snow. The students would like to thank the instructors and Blow Me Down staff for an excellent program.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class wore pink t-shirts on Wednesday to raise awareness about bullying. The students are starting a class novel study on “Bridge to Terabithia”. They are having a contest to see who the fastest kid is in fifth and sixth grade, just like in the book. Stay tuned to hear who wins the race!
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class took part in the Winter Carnival Chili Cook Off at Margaret Bowater Park last weekend. They had a lot of fun making their chili and trying a variety of recipes from other people and groups in Corner Brook. The class organized the Winter Carnival fun day for the school on Thursday afternoon.