Friday, October 2, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 2, 2015

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Today we are dressed up for medical theme day in aid of the Western Regional Hospital Foundation Radiothon!

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 2, 2015.

By: Ryan Bennett, Clare Coleman, Arabella LeBlanc, and Aria Kazerouni

Mark Janes, Meteghan Kane, and Hala Parsons drawing pictures on their whiteboards after their apple tasting.

Grade six student, Kori Noel, trying some firefighting equipment at the forestry fair at the park for National Forestry Week. 
Jacob Bursey (left) and Colin Spencer (right) practice their trumphets during a band class. 

Mr. Graham’s Chamber Choir began practicing this week. The chamber choir will meet on Mondays at lunch time in the music room.

Our composting program began this week. There are compost bins located in each classroom, lunch room and the offices.

We would like to welcome Mrs. Rosemary Murley who is volunteering in the breakfast program each morning, and Ms. Deanne McCarthy who began volunteering with the lunch program on Friday. Our breakfast and lunch programs are still in need of volunteers. Please contact the office if you would like to volunteer.

Our annual Terry Fox Walk was postponed the due to inclement weather on Wednesday. A new date for the walk will be announced.

On Wednesday evening we held a meeting for parents of students in grades six to level two for the upcoming Skills Challenge.

Vegetable orders are due at the office today. The orders will be delivered next week in time for Thanksgiving.

Congratulations to our cross country running team who participated in a fun run at Jubilee Field last Wednesday. The race was organized by Sacred Heart. Our runners, included: Carter Bromley, Jacob Blackwood, Cole Boyd-Martyn, Jacob Bursey, Jemma Butler, Clare Coleman, Noah Evans, Molly George,  Carly Johannesen, Candace Johannesen, Leah Lainey, Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, Kate Murphy, Katherine Noel, Natalie Parsons, Alyssa Power, Jaidyn Prosper, Caleb Rashleigh, Trinity Rouse, Gabriel Rowsell, Reyd Ward, and Brooke Watton.

Congratulations to Ben Griffin who placed third in a bike race last weekend.
Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, Alessandra LeBlanc, Arabella LeBlanc, Lily Smallwood, and Colin Spencer who had the opportunity to sing in a choir with The Once and the Atlantic String Quartet in Corner Brook and Woody Point last weekend.

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about thanksgiving and talking about the things they are thankful for in their lives. They are also learning about fire prevention this week. They are very excited about medical theme day today!

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is practicing their numbers in French this week. In art class they made fall scarecrows.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun this week investigating living and non-living things in science by comparing live worms with gummy worms. They are very excited to be dressed up today as medical professionals to support the Western Memorial Radiothon.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning how to represent numbers up to 20. They are learning a new song about the changing leaves. They used fresh produce from the greenhouse to make salsa with the grade two students.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is really enjoying the new math unit. They made family crests in religion class that tell all about their families. The star of the week is Ethan.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making adventure stories in language arts class. They have started a new unit in math. They are learning about numbers to 100. In art, the class is making cute turkey windsocks for thanksgiving.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been working on patterns in math and discussing their attributes. Thursday was Seniors’ Day and they discussed  schools of the past and memories their grandparents have of the past. They filled a basket with some of these memories. Last week they planted lettuce, mint and kale in the green house!

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is learning about plants. The grade three students were very excited to make homemade apple sauce in language arts class. The grade four and five students are busy writing their first essay of the year.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class made apple sauce in language arts class and read a poem about apples. They are very excited to be dressed up today for medical theme day.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have been working very hard this week on their foster family essays. In physical education they are practicing their soccer techniques.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class have been busy writing essays this week in language arts class for Foster Families week. The students had fun playing “win, lose or draw” in class this week. They are looking forward to their field trip to Mrs. King’s cabin next week.

Our Thanksgiving Day dinner will take place on October 9. School will be closed on October 12, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Our school is hosting a Western Regional Robotics Competition on October 24th for schools located in the Western Region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Contact the school office if you would like more information.