Friday, May 1, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 1, 2015

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A group of students in grades three to seven are travelling to Québec today for a week long school trip. The students will tour Chûtes Montmonrency, the parliament of Québec, the planetarium, attend space camp, and take a cruise on St. Lawrence River.

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 1, 2015.

By: Amma Ahmad, William Bennett, Makenzy Bishop, and Cole Dumaresque

Maria Reynolds (left) with teacher Angel McCarthy (right) at the annual IHMS speak off. Maria was chosen as the overall winner for her speech on "My Years at IHMS".
Members of the underwater robotics team with their robot (L-R): Maria Reynolds, Nathan Anderson, Douglas MacKenzie, and Ryan Miller (missing from photo: Cameron Peddle). The team is in St. John's today for the underwater robotics competition.

This week was IHMS teacher appreciation week. Our teachers enjoyed a week of lunches provided by our parents and families. Thank you for the delicious treats.
Last weekend our school hosted the annual elementary boys’ indoor soccer tournament. The boys played very well, but lost in the semi-finals.  We would like to thank our coaches Mr. Ryley Nadon and Mr. Drew Nadon as well as all the student and parent volunteers. As well, we hosted a used book and DVDsale on Saturday. Thank you to Mrs. McCarthy, Ms. Horner, Mrs. Foley and Mrs. Hodder for helping with this sale. We raised $506.00 for our school library.
Last  Friday, the teachers played the grades five to level one basketball players in a very exciting game of basketball!
Girls’ soccer practices began this week.
On Tuesday evening we held our fourth annual grade seven to level 1 speak -off. We would like to thank our judges, Mr. Paul Quigley, Ms. Michelle Hynes and Ms. Jacequline Neville. The overall winner of the speak- off was Maria Reynolds.
To celebrate International Dance Day on Wednesday, we welcomed Mrs. Bernice Rose from the YMCA to instruct a Zumba class with everyone. It was a lot of fun!
There was an information session on Wednesday night for parents of students interested in junior kindergarten or our full day English and French Immersion kindergarten program. Registration is still available for September 2015. Please call the office for more information.
On Thursday Nathan Anderson, Cameron Peddle, Ryan Miller, Douglas MacKenzie and Maria Reynolds travelled to St. John’s to compete in the underwater robotics competition. The students are competing in challenges today and presenting their project. Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Hancock are coaching the team. The team would like to thank Mr. Peter Antle and Greenwood Inn and Suites for allowing the team to use their pool for practice testing the robot.
We also have a group of students in grades three to seven travelling to Québec today for a week long school trip. The students will tour Chûtes Montmonrency, the parliament of Québec, the planetarium, attend space camp, and take a cruise on St. Lawrence River. The students are accompanied by Mrs. King and Mme. Lachance.
This weekend Mr. Ryley Nadon and Ms. Briana Horner will be judges at the Regional Heritage Fair. Amna Ahmad, Hajra Ahmad, Isaac Buckingham, Max Chrappa, Clare Coleman, Aria Kazerouni, Lucas Neville, and Colin Spencer will represent our school at the regional fair. The public viewing is Saturday from 1:35 pm to 3 pm at Corner Brook Intermediate.
We would like to welcome Ms. Felicia Blackwood to our school this week. Ms. Blackwood is doing a work placement in the office until June.
Congratulations to Charlotte and Isabelle Mercier who performed in TNL’s production of “Happily Ever After” last weekend.
Congratulations Arabella and Alessandra Leblanc who performed last week in St. John’s at the Northwest Music Festival with the BIMA Choir.


The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter “n” and how much they love their moms. They are also doing mother’s day picture display in their classrooms. During science they talked about their five senses using a marshmallow. They loved the tasting part!

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about maps and directions. They are closely watching their bean and sunflower seeds. They are making their own flowers to put in the window so they can learn all of the different parts.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about capacity in math. They had a lot of fun on International Dance Day doing Zumba!!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is really enjoying the geometry unit in math. In social studies they are learning about how life has changed since their grandparents were children and about the decline of the cod fishery. They are excited to be watching the documentary “The March of the Penguins” to finish up their unit on penguins.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion continued with their recycled art theme by making dragonflies using pieces of scrap paper and magazine clippings. They are very excited to announce the sunflowers they planted last week are all up. Some are up about two inches. They are talking about food safety, hand washing, and how to store food properly.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is doing recycled art scenes in art. Last week they planted basil, salad mix, and beans in the greenhouse. This week they are starting to sprout.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class displayed their artwork on Barbara Reid on a table outside their classroom. They had a lot of fun sculpting with plasticine. They have started journal writing and are busy observing and measuring plant growth.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is learning about all different kinds of plants and trees. They had a lot of fun doing Zumba with Mrs. Bernice Rose on Wednesday for International Dance Day. The grade three students have started multiplication and the grade four students are doing multi digit multiplication.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class finished painting the school’s recycling box that will go in the main entrance. They worked on information sheets to put above the box that will explain why it is important to recycle cell phones, bread tags, ink cartridges and old pens and markers.  Some members of the class are on their way to Québec today for the school trip. Bon voyage!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class completed their posters for World Ocean’s Day. The grade five students are making pizza in math class for their lesson on fractions. The grade six students are working on their DARE essays explaining the important lessons they learned during the program. In language arts the class is reading informational texts and practicing their analyzing strategy. This week they are reading about tornadoes and creating tornado artwork.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class are in St. John’s today at the Underwater Robotics competition. Good luck to the team and their coaches Mr. Hancock and Mr. Drew Nadon. Some of the class members are on their way to Québec today for the French trip.

Let’s Talk Science Challenge is on May 7th for grades six to eight.