Friday, June 5, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 5, 2015

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 Our school was very busy this week performing the school musical “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream coat”.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, June 5, 2015.

By: Max Chrappa, Kori-Lee Noel, Emily Murley, and Aaron White
Hajra Ahmad and Colin Spencer received medals at the Western Regional Heritage Fair for having projects in the top twenty. Hajra also received a scholarship from the Canadian Cancer Society for her project about Sir Wilfred Grenfell. 

Lily Smallwood, Rachael Griffin and Grace Brace-Higgins demonstrate their class science experiment at our school's annual science fair last week.

Craig Bishop, Noah Evans, Mariam Ahmad, Charlotte Mercier and Katherine Noel with Mr. Neil Deluney. Mr Deluney came to school to talk to the students about our resources. He brought in a live lobster for the students to see, as well as some cooked lobster to sample. Yum!
This week is Environment Week. Many of our classes are celebrating with recycled art projects, nature walks and schoolyard clean up projects.
Our school was very busy this week performing the school musical “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream coat”. The performance featured all of our students from junior kindergarten to Level 1. As well, we had a special guest performance by Bailey Jordan-Neil.  Thank you to Dr. Gary Graham for directing the show, Mrs. Marjorie Deckert for assisting with the costumes, Mr. Wilfred Pardy for assisting with the sound, Cameron Peddle for overseeing the sound equipment, and to all the teachers and students for helping with the props and backgrounds. It was an “Amazing” show. See pictures below.
Check out our new reversible uniforms for the girls’ basketball team!

Congratulations to Mme. Ryan’s class who won $100 in free books from Scholastic this week!!

Congratulations to our science fair medalists Amna Ahmad, Hajra Ahmad, Makenzy Bishop, Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham, Kira Clarke, Max Chrappa, Clare Coleman,  Emma Doman, Rebecca Janes, Maria Reynolds, Douglas MacKenzie, Lucas Neville, Madison Noel and Caleb Rashleigh.

Congratulations to our students who received regional awards for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition. Madison Noel, Anna Mackenzie and Jayden Lempriere placed first for their bridge which held 155 kg; Maria Reynolds, Arista White, and Hajra Ahmad who placed second for their bridge which held 116.3 kg; and Douglas MacKenzie, Nathan Anderson and Cameron Peddle placed third for their bridge which held 71.1 kg.

Congratulations to our winners in the World Ocean’s Day Poster Contest. In kindergarten, Hala Parsons received an honourable mention, in grade one Rachael Griffin received an honourable mention, and in grade three Reyd Ward received an honourable mention.  All the student's posters will be displayed in the World's Oceans Day Poster Contest.
Congratulations to Amna Ahmad who received their place in the ACAP Humber Arm Art Contest for elementary and to Caleb Rashleigh who came in second place in primary. All the students’ art work will be displayed at City Hall.


The junior kindergarten classes really enjoyed singing in the musical. They are working on some crafts to have for the upcoming art show.
Mme. Brett’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a very busy week getting ready for the school musical and kindergarten graduation. They are practicing very hard! They are also learning how to tell time and will be exploring outdoors and digging in some soil to see what lives in it. They have also been cleaning up litter in celebration of Environment Week.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about community helpers in social studies. They are also learning to tell time in math. The students were very excited to wear their brightly coloured shirts and perform in the musical!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is finishing up their math and social studies for the year. They really enjoyed performing in the musical this week.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion have been working very hard on the musical. It was a fantastic show. They are learning what it means to have good character. They are well on their way!! The class has received their caterpillars and are hoping to have some butterflies to release before the school year ends. They are very excited about winning $100 in classroom books from scholastic!
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is learning about volunteers in social studies. They are busy learning about regrouping addition and subtraction in math.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is reading different versions of the Three Little Pigs. They will do a study and analysis of similarities and differences among these. They were also very busy with the musical this week. They hope everyone enjoyed the show.
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is very excited to go on their Erosion tour this afternoon. To celebrate Environment Week they made recycled art this week from old book pages painted with water colour paints. The grade four students are building a castle out of milk cartons in language class as part of their sequencing strategy. They have to pay careful attention to the King’s commands in order to build it properly.
Mme. Lachance’s grade three and four French Immersion class prepared a slideshow for their penpals in St. Malo, Quebec. In their presentation they talked about Newfoundland traditional food, music, and places to visit. They hope to meet their penpals one day!
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is reading “Kensuke’s Kingdom” and practicing their sequencing strategies. The book is an adventure story about an 11 year old boy who goes missing! The students enjoyed performing in the musical this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high and level 1 class have begun preparing for exams. The Junior High Girls’ basketball team had a great tournament last weekend in St. John’s. The team lost in the semi-finals by eight points.

The First Reconciliation celebration is Monday, June 8th, at 6:30 pm.

Kindergarten graduation is Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:00 pm in our school gymnasium.

The First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 at Holy Redeemer.

Junior high to level 1 exams begin on June 12th.

Registration is still available for our full day junior kindergarten and our English and French Immersion kindergarten program for September 2015. As well, we are accepting new registrations for kindergarten to grade five French Immersion and Grade one to level two English. Please call the office for more information.