Friday, May 29, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 29, 2015

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On Thursday We Held Our Annual Science Fair

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 29, 2015.

By: Emma Doman, Jordan Park, Paige Walsh

Lucas Neville, places a used battery in the school's new recycling station. Lucas, along with this fellow classmates painted the station and prepared the labels in English and French. The labels explain why it is important that we recycle bread tags, used markers, old batteries and used ink cartridges. 
Clare Coleman (left), the overall winner in the IHMS Elementary Speak Off, with her teacher Mrs. Angel McCarthy. Clare spoke about facing her fears. 

We have many budding scientists in our school! On Thursday we held our annual Science Fair. The grade three to level 1 students all prepared individual projects, while the primary classes presented group projects. We would like to thank our judges Dr. Trina Butler, Dr. Dwayne Keough, Mr. Cec Lake, and Mr. Matthew Young. See a few of the pictures and video from the JK and Elementary experiments below.


The grades three and six students finished their provincial language arts assessment with their demanding writing piece on Tuesday.

The junior high girls’ basketball team is travelling to St. John’s today for the last tournament of the season. We wish them luck.
Our new technology equipment that was delivered last week is prepared and being used in our classrooms. Students and teachers are enjoying using the new ELMO document cameras, ipads and imacs for projects and presentations.

Congratulations to James Lao and Luke Coleman who won ribbons in Beavers for Kub Kar Rally.

Congratulations to our students Sarah Buckingham, Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, Clare Coleman, Hala Parsons, Alyssa Power, Lily Smallwood, Colin Spencer and Nevaeh Vincent on their performance in the Dance Studio West annual year end show.

Congratulations to Ben Griffen and Ivor Cook who took part in the 2015 Mudslide Series on Sunday at Prince Edward Park. Ben Griffen placed fourth in the Dirt Squirt Expert category and Ivor Cook placed first in Mud Spuds category.


The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “p”. The children enjoyed the science fair this week. They really liked getting messy with their experiments.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a lot of fun learning about objects that sink and float. They also really enjoyed teaching everyone about their worm compost.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had lots of fun with their walking water and solar system experiments for the science fair. The students are learning about mass and object positions in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed the science fair. They did experiments on “walking water”, “magnet fun”, “density” and “flubber”. They are working on their last math unit: adding and subtracting to 20. The students are really looking forward to the musical next week!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very busy this week preparing for the science fair. The students worked alongside the grade two French Immersion students. They have started their last math unit of the year.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about goods and services in social studies. They had lots of fun testing out experiments for the science fair. The star of the week is Molly.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been busy learning about different kinds of poems and writing. In math, they are learning about measurement and is getting ready to start a unit in Geometry! Their green house lettuce is delicious. Next week, they are hoping to have enough red tomatoes to make salsa!

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class worked very hard on their science fair projects.  The science fair was very exciting. They are very happy that warmer weather is here so they can spend more time outside.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class worked very hard this week on their science fair projects. They were able to explain their projects in both English and French! The students would like to thank their parents for helping them with their experiments at home!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are working on their last big art project for the year. In language arts the class is completing their last strategy unit on sequencing. The students are looking forward to many of the end of year school events. They have been practicing for the upcoming musical next week.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had a presentation on Wednesday about Youth Ventures with Shawna Pelly, the Youth Ventures Coordinator. The students have been helping with the sound and backgrounds for the musical next week.


The school musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat” will be performed at our school next Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm. The cost for admission is $8.

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.