Friday, June 12, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday June 12, 2015

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Congratulations to the kindergarten English and French Immersion students who had their kindergarten graduation on Tuesday evening!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, June 12, 2015.

By: Amna Ahmad, William Bennett, Makenzy Bishop, Cole Dumaresque 

Grade two students Jenna Cammie, Cole Boyd-Martyn, Kira McCarthy, Keira Clarke and natalie Parsons with Father Terry after their First Reconciliation. 
Students Sarah Connolly and James Lao take part in a school yard clean up for environment week.
Leah Lainey and Matthew Kemp place their donation in the wishing well for the Janeway Telethon on Friday.

Medallists in the IHSM annual Science Fair. Back (L-R): Douglas MacKenzie, Madison Noel, Makenzy Bishop, Emma Doman, Maria Reynolds, Hajra Ahmad, Isaac Buckingham, and Simon Boitefski. Front (L-R): Caleb Rashleigh, Clare Coleman, Lucas Neville, Anna MacKenzie, Max Chrappa, Keira Clarke, Natalie Parson and Rebecca Janes.

Our school musical was a huge success. Thank you to everyone for all of their hard work and dedication. We would like to thank Roger’s Cable for use of their lighting, Andrea Barrett for costumes, CBRH for risers, All Hallows for chairs, Bailey Jordan-Neil for performing, Mr. Graham for directing the musical, our staff, and all of our families for making the show a success.

On Monday our classes celebrated World Ocean’s Day with lots of activities and art work about the importance of the oceans in our world.

Happy birthday from the prayer group to Mrs. Coleman who celebrated her birthday on Monday.

First Reconciliation was held at All Hallows on Monday night with Father Terry. Celebrating their first reconciliation was grade three students Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, Cole Boyd-Martyn, Kira McCarthy, and Natalie Parsons. Thank you to Mrs. George who organized the event and to Ms. Horner, Mrs. English, and Mrs. Dicks who facilitated some of the stations with the students.

Congratulations to the kindergarten English and French Immersion students who had their kindergarten graduation on Tuesday evening. Thank you to Mrs. Hodder, Mme. Brett and Mr. Graham for a beautiful night of song and celebration.

Last night there was a meeting for parents of students who are interested in the Germany-Paris trip planned for next year during Easter. The trip is open to students in grades five and up for the 2015-2016 school year.
Also on Thursday evening, Mrs. Coleman hosted a pre-First Holy Communion celebration in Chapel.

Today our school is hosting Jump Rope for Heart and Stroke activities today.
Our school community would like to congratulate Deacon Mr. Andrew White who was ordained as a Deacon during a mass at Most Holy Redeemer on Sunday.

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Arthur James Sun Run last Saturday. Kaitlyn Coade, James Coade, Teresa Coleman, Luke Coleman, and Hala Parsons ran the kids 1 km event. Clare Coleman, Max Chrappa, Caleb Rashleigh, Ella Rashleigh, and Natalie Parsons ran the kids 2.5 km run.

Congratulations to Ben Griffin, Clare Coleman, Luke Coleman, and Lily Smallwood who participated in the second Mudslide Mountain Bike Series race for the junior course. Teresa Coleman also participated in the Squirt Division.

Congratulations to our students who have been taking part in their yearend music recitals. Grace Brake-Higgins, Reegan Curtis, Ava Hodder, Molly George, and Isabelle Mercier had their final piano recital for the year. Alister MacDonnell had his final recital for the year playing the drums.
The junior kindergarten classes are really enjoying talking about their dads and doing some Father’s Day activities. They also enjoyed doing activities for World Oceans Day on Monday.

Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class has been busy learning how to tell time. They had a great time at their kindergarten graduation on Tuesday evening. After the celebration they enjoyed a cake with all their names on it!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class really enjoyed their graduation celebration in the gym with their friends and family. This week they were learning about sinking, floating, transportation and graphing.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a very busy week finishing up all their projects. They are really excited to be going to Mrs. George’s house tonight for their yearend party!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class made crayon resist tropical fish for World Ocean’s Day. They are doing writing projects to highlight a classmate’s positive character traits. They are studying and sorting 2D and 3D figures.

Ms. Park’s grade two English class picked their lettuce from the greenhouse on Thursday. They were very excited to taste the lettuce they grew. The students are looking forward to their First Holy Communion on Sunday morning at Holy Redeemer. The student of the week is Emily.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been analyzing different versions of Les Trois Petits Cochons, they are studying the points of view from the pigs perspective as well as the wolf's perspective. The students also wrote their own version of the story.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class has been working hard on a time lapse video of their marigolds growing. It was broadcasted over the whole school. The grade three students are working hard to publish their books.

Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class had a lot of fun at the Erosion tour last Friday. It was very interesting and they learned a lot about erosion. They have been working very hard to finish their curriculum in grade three and four!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is working on making a yearend yearbook to share with their classmates. The book will include facts and information about them, their favourite memories from this year and their photo.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class is busy preparing for final exams.

On Sunday our students will celebrate their First Holy Communion at 10:30 am at Most Holy Redeemer Parish.

The grade 7 to level 1 students began their final exams on Tuesday.