Friday, June 26, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 26, 2015

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 It's Our Summer Vacation Too!

 This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, June 26, 2015.

By: Aaron White and Emma Doman

Anna Mackenzie, the grade seven Western Regional Winner in the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Business Essay.

Winners in the grades three to six IHMS Spelling Bee. (L-R): Paige Walsh, Colin Spencer, Reyd Ward and Amna Ahmad.

Summer break has officially begun for students at IHMS. We had a very busy end to our school year this week.

On Monday we had our annual end of the year spelling bee. Congratulations to our grades three to six students on a f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c spelling bee. The overall winner in grade three was Reyd Ward, in grade four the winner was Colin Spencer, in grade five the winner was Amna Ahmad and in grade six the winner was Paige Walsh.

In the afternoon on Monday we enjoyed a “wet” sports event full of games that got everyone moving and cooled off. Thank you to Mr. Ryley Nadon and the junior high to level 1 students who organized the event.

On Tuesday we had our final pancake breakfast as a school community. Thank you to Mrs. King, Mme. Lachance, Mrs. George, Ms. Park, Mrs. Vincent, Ms. Perrett, and Mme. Ryan for helping to prepare the yummy breakfast. In the afternoon the Student Leadership Council hosted our last talent show for the year. We had singing, dancing, gymnastics, piano playing, joke telling, acting, and even a clown show! We would like to thank Coleman’s for the donation of the cakes in celebration of “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”.

Author of “I Am A Survivor”, Lorraine Kocot, visited our grades three to six classes on Tuesday to read from her book and talk to the students about bullying. Her message was about helping others and what to do if someone is being a bully.

On our last day of school we celebrated Mass with Father Terry, held our end of year awards assembly and received our final report cards. Our school bands performed during our end of year award’s assembly. We would like to say a special thank you to our student band conductors Hajra Ahmad, Makenzy Bishop and Maria Reynolds.

Our school hosted our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast on Thursday morning. We would like to thank our many volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our school throughout the year.

Last weekend a team of volunteers worked on our school grounds to prune and weed our flower beds and shrubbery. Thank you to Marjorie Deckert, Lisa and Robert Morrissey, Terry Janes, Peter Buckingham, Michael Walsh and John Cammie for donating your time and skills.

We would like to thank Buckle’s Bussing for their support of our school this year.

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer. See you in September!

Congratulations to James and Kaitlyn Coade who participated in the kids 2.5 km run as part of the National Shoe 10 Km Trail race last Saturday.
Congratulations to the YMCA Create A Logo classroom winners. In grade four English first place was Colin Spencer for “Type and Take Toy”, in second place was Lucas Neville for “Dig IT”, in third place was Clare Coleman for “Gum Gun for Police”. In grade four French Immersion first place was Lucas Neville for “Lucasiege”, and second place was Simon Boitsefski for “Simoniyanam”. In grade five, first place was Amna Ahmad for “Fab Fashion”, in second place was Aaron White with “Odd Jobs With Bob”, in third place was Ryan Bennett with “Fantasy Cars”. In grade six, first place was Paige Walsh with “Pet Hotel”, in second place was Makenzy Bishop with “CB Cupcakes” and in third place was Emma Doman with “CupCake Land”.
Congratulations to the YMCA Market Your Thoughts Business Essay Winners. Classroom winners in grade seven to nine included: Anna MacKenzie for “Pooch Fair”, Douglas MacKenzie for “AE Recycling”, Nathan Anderson for “Shelter of the Homeless”, Hajra Ahmad for “Home of Hope and Progress”, and Maria Reynolds for “CoupCo”. Anna MacKenzie was also the grade seven Western Regional Winner. Anna received a cheque for $50.00 as well as a YMCA prize package.
Our junior kindergarten summer program will begin on Monday, June 29.

The school office will remain open throughout the summer.