Friday, May 15, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 15, 2015

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Today there is going to be a teachers vs students soccer game in the gym.
Go lions, go!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 15, 2015.

By: Emma Doman, Jordan Park, Paige Walsh, and Aaron White
Simon Boitsefski tests out the space simulator as part of the student's experience at Space Camp in Montreal. 

Anna MacKenzie enjoys a maple syrup treat at a Sugar Shack in Quebec City while on the week long school trip.

The grade six girls’ soccer team played in tournament at Sacred Heart over the weekend. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for coaching the team.

The students and teachers who travelled to Québec last week had a wonderful trip visiting Québec City and Montréal.  They visited the Parliament building in Québec City, Parc de la Chute Montmorency, Sainte-Anne-Beaupré Basilica and Museum, the Artillery Park, Citadelle, Parc Aquarium due Québec and a Sugar Shack. They participated in a military activity at the National Battle Fields Commission and an interactive street theatre and took a boat tour. They also participated in town activities at the traditional Huron Site. In Montréal, they participated in a workshop at the Montreal Science Centre, visited the Rio Tinto Alcan Plantetarium and Exco Exhibit, and attended Space Camp.

The annual spring photo shoot took place at our school on Monday.

On Wednesday evening, Mrs. King, Mme. Ryan and Mrs. McCarthy attended the City of Corner Brook annual ACE awards. Our school nominated for the Environmental Award.

On Thursday we celebrated World Catholic Education Day. We are very grateful to be able to practice and celebrate our faith within our school community.

Today there is going to be a teachers vs students soccer game in the gym. Go lions, go!

Mr. Wayne Allen facilitated golf lessons to the kindergarten to level 1 gym classes on Monday and Thursday this week.

The grade six to level 1 girls’ basketball team is still practicing. They will travel to St. John’s at the end of the month for a tournament.
There is no school on Monday for the Victoria Day holiday. Have a happy and safe long weekend to all our readers!

Congratulations to Arista White on her recent confirmation at Most Holy Redeemer Parish

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the letter “o” this week. They have started talking about different things they can do for the science fair. They celebrated World Catholic Education Day on Thursday.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class have been watching the growth of their sunflowers in the greenhouse. The students are taking very good care of them. They are learning all about healthy soil and the parts of a plant. The sunflower in French is called “tournesol”.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is working on 3-D shapes in math. They are learning about timelines in social studies and weather in science.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has just started their last big project for the year called “Wonderful Me”. They are writing nice things about all of their friends and then turning them into books for each person to bring home. They had lots of fun predicting and carrying out more experiments for the upcoming science fair!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class along with Mme. O’Dell’s class is working on a project to raise money to send children to school in Africa. Yesterday they held a bake sale. There will be more fundraising events coming soon. The class is very excited to see so many flowers on their tomato plants. They also noticed some of their zucchini plants have germinated.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about geometry in math. They are making shapely critters in art to help them with their math. In science they are learning about how humans grow. As an activity they are making pita pizzas! This week in the greenhouse they have started to grow corn. The students are very excited to watch it grow!

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is busy this week finishing their unit in math on measuring. They will be beginning the subtraction of two digit numbers next week. The greenhouse plants are growing really fast now. They have planted tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, lettuce and peppers.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is looking forward to the long weekend. The grade three students have started to learn division math and the grade fours are learning about division with remainders. They are tricky. They have almost completed their hot air balloons in art class.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class is glad to be all back together. Some of the students in the class spent a week with the English students in Ms. Horner’s classroom. This week the students did a lot of work on grammar and math. They are also busy working on their science fair projects. The science fair is at the end of this month. The new recycle box is in the main lobby. It will be used for bread tags, ink cartridges, batteries, cell phones and markers.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is looking forward to the Elementary Speak off on Tuesday evening. The class has been busy working on their plastic bottle cap recycled art project. The class is still collecting plastic bottle caps. They hope to display their completed art project at our annual art show in June.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is finishing up their projects for the Hot Shots Contest sponsored by Newfoundland Light and Power. The grade seven and eight students are working on Public Service Announcements in language arts class. The grade nine and Level 1 students are learning about Newfoundland poet and playwright, Al Pittman

Registration is still available for our full day junior kindergarten and our English and French Immersion kindergarten program for September 2015. Please call the office for more information.

There will be a junior kindergarten and kindergarten orientation session on Wednesday, May 20 from 1:15-2:30 pm.
The grades three and six English provincial assessments will begin on Thursday, May 21