Friday, May 8, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 8, 2015

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Our new SMARTboards have arrived and Mr. Hancock has been busy installing them in the classrooms. Every classroom in kindergarten to level 1 in the school will now have an interactive board!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, May 8, 2015.

By: Max Chrappa, Samuel Michael, Emily Murley, and Kori-Lee Noel

Hajra Ahmad, left, and Colin Spencer, right, both received medals at the Western Region Heritage Fair for their projects. The top twenty projets at the fair received medals. Hajra also received a $50 scholarship from the Canadian Cancer Society for her project on the Sir Wilfred Grenfell.

Samuel Michael, left, and William Bennett, right, work on constructing a shelter out of Popsicles, paper, cardboard and sticky tack to protect two Lego men during a "tornado". The task is part of their preparation for the Let's Talk Science Challenge. 

Last weekend we had eight students participate in the Regional Heritage Fair held at Corner Brook Intermediate. Congratulations to Amna Ahmad, Hajra Ahmad, Isaac Buckingham, Max Chrappa, Clare Coleman, Arabella LeBlanc, Lucas Neville, and Colin Spencer who presented their projects on Saturday. Hajra Ahmad and Colin Spencer received medals for being ranked in the top twenty projects. Hajra Ahmad also won a $50 scholarship from the Canadian Cancer Society for her presentation on Sir Wilfred Grenfell.

Mr. Hancock and Mr. Drew Nadon travelled to St John’s with Nathan Anderson, Douglas MacKenzie, Ryan Miller, Cameron Peddle and Maria Reynolds for the Underwater Robotics Competition. This was the school’s first year being involved in this competition. A good time was had by all students.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one class along with Mme. O’Dell’s grade two class is raising money for children to go to school in Haiti. Did you know it only costs $40 a year for a child to go to school? Many families cannot afford this. The class is hosting a bake sale next Thursday to kick start their fundraising.

Our new SMARTboards have arrived and Mr. Hancock has been busy installing them in the classrooms. Every classroom in kindergarten to level 1 in the school will now have an interactive board.

The grade six girls’ indoor soccer team is participating in a tournament this weekend.

The grade six class has officially completed their DARE program with Constable Mosher and will have their graduation in June.

Max Chrappa represented the grade six students at a mock City Council Meeting on Wednesday evening for Municipal Awareness Week.  Max was chosen to be a city councillor and sat in a council chair for the meeting.
Mrs. King, Mme. Lachance and the students and parents on the Québec trip are arriving back in Corner Brook today. A great trip was had by all.
Congratulations to Ivor Cook who won a medal in a Tae Kwon Do tournament this past weekend.

Congratulations to Carter Bromley, Luke Coleman, Noah Colbourne, Noah Evans, Kate Lombard, Saleem Obeid, Ella Rashleigh, and Theo Thorne who received medals at the annual end of seas hockey banquet.
Congratulations to Theo Thorne who also received medals from Timbit Soccer and a Timbit hockey tournament in Deer Lake.



The junior kindergarten children enjoyed talking about Mother’s Day and the special things they will do for their moms this weekend. They also talked about May being the month of Mary.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is transplanting their sunflower and bean seeds in the greenhouse. They are having so much fun watching them grow. They will begin measuring the growth of their plants next week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class really enjoyed watching the national Ballet “YouDance” Live stream from Toronto. They are very excited to announce that their new classroom SMARTboard has arrived! They would like to wish all their moms a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class was very busy with Mother’s Day projects this week. They also started some science fair projects for the science fair later this month. One of the wonderful  moms surprised the class with a pizza party yesterday! Even though her identity is a secret, the class would like to send her a big thank you!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion are in the planning stages of a fundraising project. They are working to raise money to send children to school for a year in Africa.  They painted birds in the sunset working with warm and cool colours. They are also working on Mother’s Day projects.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about habitats and where animals live. The students are making special things for Mother’s Day. They would like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all of their wonderful moms and all the other moms reading The Western Star. The star of the week is Meredith.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class was busy working on special Mother's Day projects this week. They are also learning about the environment and Native peoples way of life.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class has three visitors from Mme. Lachance’s class this week. Brandon Brake, Isabelle Mercier, and Lucas Neville are taking classes with the English grade three and four students this week. The class also has another new addition, a fish named Skippy Lou. In language class the grade three’s have been learning to write an essay. The grade four students have been busy writing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off. The class is also working on a top secret Mother’s Day surprise.

Mme. Lachance is gone to Québec City with some of her students this week. The students will return to Corner Brook on Friday after a wonderful week of French experiences.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class has started their plastic bottle cap art project using two pieces of heavy recycled cardboard. They are hoping to display this project at our end of year Art Show. The grade five and six students have also been very busy writing speeches for the Elementary Speak Off. Makenzy Bishop, Emma Doman and Paige Walsh are gone to Quebec on the school trip. William Bennett, Max Chrappa, Samuel Michael, and Jordan Park participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge yesterday.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class had an excellent time at the Underwater Robotics Competition this past weekend in St. John’s. Cameron Peddle and Ryan Miller took part in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge on Thursday at Grenfell Campus. The class would like to welcome Emily O’Bryan to their class this week.

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.