Friday, March 6, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 6, 2015

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The evil minion from the movie Despicable Me 2 –
our 2015 Winter Carnival snow sculpture!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, March 6, 2015.

By: Paige Walsh and Aaron White
Grade 4 student, Isaac Buckingham, winner of the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee for grade four.
Lauryn Collins mixes the coloured water and salt she will use to melt an ice block as part of a ice caverns science experiment in junior kindergarten. 


Jordan Park with Ms. Katie Broadhurst making a re-usable bag out of jean material. Ms. Broadhurst is from the Learning for a Sustainable Future Organization. She visited the class to discuss sustainability and ways they can use less in their everyday lives. 

The month of March is Nutrition Month, Mathletics March Madness and National Geosciences and Engineering Month. To celebrate all classes will be doing live broadcasts from the media center  for Nutrition Month, participating in Mathletics Madness and our grade 7 -Level 1 students will be participating in the Building the Bridge Competition this Saturday morning at the Corner Brook Plaza.

Last week on Thursday our school hosted the annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. Congratulations to our grade four representatives Isaac Buckingham and Clare Coleman; our grade five representatives Ryan Bennett and Aaron White; and our grade six representatives William Bennett and Samuel Michael. Congratulations to Isaac Buckingham who was the grade four overall winner. Thank you to Ms. Park and Mrs. McCarthy for organizing the event and to our judges Mrs. Janet Joyce of Colemans and Mr. Jonathan Turner of Steel Communications.

Mrs. George hosted another wonderful Scholastic Book Fair last week.  Our total sales were $3,111.25!!  The guess the candy contest was won by Joel Lyver, the guess the pages in the book contest was won by Mark Janes, and Paige and Ryder Walsh won the family door prize. Thank you to everyone who made our book fair a success!

Earlier this year we collected used cell phones for the MMSB Recycle my Cell Campaign. This week we had some great news about that campaign. Our school was the provincial winner. We recycled a total of 901 cell phones! Thank you to everyone who helped by donating their used and broken cell phones for this campaign.

Report cards went home on Thursday afternoon and our teachers had parent teacher interviews that evening from 7 to 8:30 pm.

Today we are hosting our term 1 awards assembly at 11:30 am. We will be giving certificates for academic achievements for term 1.

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.

Congratulations are extended to Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who won the Primary Category  and  to Paige Walsh who won the Elementary Category for the Say Yes To Friendship Poster Contest  sponsored by the Community Mental Health for Violence Prevention Month. Rotém won for English and French. The girls received a copy of their poster and a prize package.

Congratulations to Carter Bromley whose hockey team won a gold medal at  a hockey tournament in Port -aux-Basques. They were also recipients of a player of the game
awards. Congratulations to Jakson Ganz and Caleb Rashleigh whose hockey team won a silver medal at the same tournament.

Congratulations to Noah Colbourne, Noah Evans, Kate Lombard, Saleem Obeid and Ella Rashleigh who won a medal at a hockey tournament in Deer Lake last weekend.

Congratulations to Ella Rashleigh who won the award for “most spirited” at the Winter Carnival Lip Sync competition last week.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Coade, Ivor Cook and Jake Morey who broke boards and received their yellow belts in Tae Kwon Do this past week.

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter k and number 10. They really enjoyed playing different games in the game for winter carnival.

Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is Learning about animal homes in science addition story mats in math.
Mme. Brett’s kindergarten French class is earning the new sight word "est", which means "is. We are also learning the letter "y", and vocab for St. Patrick's day. "Pot d'or" means "pot of gold".
Mrs. George's grade one English class is learning about healthy eating as part of Nutrition Month. They plan to take a walk to the nearby Coleman's for a nutrition tour when some of the snow melts! They are comparing mass in math class this week. They would like to wish Lily Smallwood a very Happy 7th Birthday!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class started the first of their St. Patrick's day crafts. They are getting ready to begin a new Science unit. They are learning how to count large numbers in multiple ways. They are learning about healthy foods and how they fuel their bodies in Health.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about Lent in religion. They are busy making totem poles in social studies.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is making a personal poster full of adjectives that describe each other. The students are comparing different versions of the story of “Goldilocks and the Three little Pigs”. They are working on representations of two digit numbers. Happy Winter Everyone!
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four English class planted their classroom garden this week with Little Green Thumbs. In math the grade 3's are learning all about perimeter and in grade 4 we are practicing our 6 and 7 times tables. In social studies the grade 3's are learning about positive interactions. They put on little skits to demonstrate different types of positive interactions and what they look like.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a lot of fun learning about sustainability with guest presenter Ms. Katie Broadhurst on Monday. Ms. Broadhurst visited the class to talk about the importance of sustainability and show the students how they can make re-usable tote bags out of recycled jean material. Last week the Public Health Nurse facilitated a session to the Grade 5 and 6 students on Anti Bullying.  They really enjoyed the session.  Paige Walsh and Telicia Young won a $10.00 gift card each from draws after the presentation.
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is finishing off their math units. In French, they created an advertisement for a product or business from their imagination. In art class they created shamrocks with little dots to decorate their classroom.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior class had a lot of fun organizing the winter carnival activities last week. They would like to thank the grade five and six students for helping them run some of the stations. The Grade 9 students wrote national math exams last week. This week the students were busy this week finalizing their bridged for the Geoscience and Engineering Bridge Building competition this weekend. Good luck to all the teams!

The junior high students will be at the Corner Brook Plaza tomorrow morning at 10 am. Engineers will be on site to test their Popsicle stick bridges.