Friday, April 3, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 3, 2015

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Happy Easter

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, April 3, 2015.

By: Makenzy Bishop, Max Chrappa, Jordan Park, and Paige Walsh

Ella Rashleigh, Kaitlyn Coade (back) and (front) Sarah Connolly, James Lao, and Isralea Ngania display their Apple poster for the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast program Apple Day.

Mel Carberry and Maureen Simon with Cole Boyd-Martyn (centre). Cole was the third place provincial winner in the Remembrance Day primary colour poster contest.
Isabelle Mercier and Caleb Rashleigh with Mr. Warren Neville (centre) help to measure the wood that will be used to build our new recylcing box. The box will be used for cell phones, markers, pens, and ink cartridges. 

Today is the final draw in the Apple a Day Contest. The prize today is an 11inch Macbook Air. Thank you to everyone who supported our technology project by purchasing tickets. Congratulations to Our Apple a Day Draw Winners from days one to four. The winner on the first day was John Perrett, day two winner was Lucas Neville, day three winner was Brian McCormack and day four winner was Ida Doucette.

Our junior high to level 1 class participated in the Western Central Region Drama Festival last Thursday night.  The students had a wonderful performance. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon, Mrs. McCarthy and Mrs. King for accompanying the group. Also, special thanks to grade six student, Samuel Michael, who also performed with the group. A great time was had by everyone.

Last Friday, our Kids Eat Smart breakfast program celebrated Apple Day. We would like to send out a special thank you to all the students who came out to enjoy breakfast with us, to the teachers who helped prepare and to Mrs. George for making the Apple Tree for everyone to display their own apples.

On Saturday the Knights of Columbus sponsored their annual Free Throw competition in our school gym. We have several students advancing to the provincials, these include: Emily Murley, Makenzy Bishop and Maria Reynolds. Congratulations to all the participants.

We would like to thank Mr. Warren Neville who is building a recycling box for us for cell phones, markers, pens, and ink cartridges.

Today we are having a special assembly at 10:30 to celebrate all of our green initiatives. All the classes have prepared a special presentation in honour of this assembly.

Today is also the last day before Easter holidays begin.

Congratulations to the Kids Eat Smart Breakfast program Apple Day winners: James Lao, Liam Gaulton, Ryder Walsh, Emily Hindy, Reegan Curtis, Isabelle Mercier, Lily Smallwood, Kate Lombard, Brooklynn Pittman, and Keira Clarke.

Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh who received a medal in the Avalon Celtics Hockey Tournament in St. Johns.

Congratulations to downhill skiers Lila Burden, Carter Hubley, Jakson Ganz, Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar, Jeremy Glashan, Saleem Obeid, Isabelle Mercier and Simon Boitsefski who received medals.

Congratulations to Jack Watton and Brooke Watton who received Cangym badges, Liam Gaulton who received the Sunfish Swimming Badge, Ryan Jackson who received a Level 1 swimming badge, and Charlise Simmonds who received a Level 2 swimming badge.
Congratulations to Mark Janes and Carter Bromley who received a medal in Timbits Hockey last week.
The junior kindergarten classes are  talking about Easter. The children have an Easter egg hunt today. Everyone is excited about the Easter Bunny.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is very excited to be getting ready for Easter. They are reading lots of Easter books. They were also busy this week learning a special poem to perform at the assembly today called “Étre gentil à la Terre”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was busy this week practicing their poem “If You Care About the Earth” for the assembly today. They also made special Easter crafts and enjoyed playing outside in the spring weather.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had an awesome week! They went snowshoeing, enjoyed a session with our school nurse on dental health and made yummy, edible birds’ nests. (They did manage to get some work done too.) They would like to wish Rachael and Ben Griffin a very Happy 7th Birthday! Happy Easter to all!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is doing a lot of work on Easter vocabulary and Easter activities this week. They made Easter eggs using pastels and an overlay technique. They are finishing their math unit this week so they can start fresh after Easter. They are also doing a silhouette of each other and filling it in with healthy food choices.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class was very busy this week working on their recycling song for the assembly today. In language arts they are working on Easter symbols and Easter writing. They were so excited to go on a snowshoeing field trip at the cross country ski club. The student of the week is Jaidyn.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been busy writing Easter stories. They also planted more lettuce, cilantro and onions in our green house. Happy Spring!!

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class wrote a poem on composting to perform at the assembly on Thursday. The grade three students have finished their novel study on Charlotte’s Web and finally got to watch the movie! The grade four students have also finished their novel study on “Dear Mr. Henshaw” and are writing their very own short stories.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class visited Coleman’s on Wednesday for a nutrition tour for Nutrition Month. On April 1, they worked on a fish topic because in French, April Fools Day is “Poisson d’Avril” or April Fish! They are also preparing for the upcoming Heritage Fair in April.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is finishing their novel study on “Bridge to Terabitia”. The students were excited to watch the movie and see how it is different from the book. In math the grade 5 students are studying fractions and the grade 6 students are studying 2-D geometry.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class are working hard on their heritage fair presentations. The class went to the Corner Brook Public Library on Wednesday to research and learn how to find library resources. The students had an excellent performance on “Bling Mida$” last week in the drama festival.

School will re-open on Monday, April 13. Happy Easter, everyone!