Friday, October 9, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 9, 2015

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Today we are enjoying our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner as a school family.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 09, 2015.

By: Issac Buckingham, Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, and Colin Spencer


Heidi Payne and Brooklyn Pittman display the pillows they made during the afterschool sewing club.
 Oliver Carey-MacDonald (right) listens to the heartbeat of his patient, Lydia Parsons, during the school's medical theme day in aid of the Western Memorial Radiothon.
Students Daniel Osmond and Brady Green enjoy breakfast at the school's Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program during Provincial Smoothie Day.

Today we are enjoying our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner as a school family. Thank you to The Quality Inn for preparing our meal today. In addition to dinner, some of our classes are performing a song. The Student Leadership Council is also making a special presentation to Mrs. Agnes McCarthy of the Salvation Army Food Bank.

On Wednesday, Ms. Sandra Burden from the Kids Eat Smart Program visited our school to celebrate Kids Eat Smart Week and Provincial Smoothie Day. Our students and staff enjoyed fruit smoothies in the breakfast program before heading to class.  In the afternoon, we celebrated the annual Terry Fox Walk to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Our breakfast program welcomes Ms. Kim Youden as a volunteer this week.

Last Friday we held our annual Medical Theme Day in aid of the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation Radiothon. We raised $800.25 as of Friday, with more donations coming in this past week. Our donation was matched by TD Canada Trust to make is $1600.50! This week our total raised was $949.25. Some of our students visited the radio station to make the presentation and speak on the radio about our theme day. Marcus Gallant, Aria Kazerouni, Jayden Lempriere, Anna MacKenzie, Madison Noel and Jose Garcia made the official presentation on behalf of our school.

Our Apple A Day Fundraiser is underway for 2016. Our school is in the process of planning the fundraiser and acquiring the prizes for this exciting draw. The fundraiser will be in aid of our music program.

Student Leadership Council Elections took place this week. Our Student Leadership Council Prime Minister is Anna MacKenzie, Deputy Prime Minister is Madison Noel, Secretary is Cameron Peddle, Primary Representative is Rebekah Calbert. Voting for classroom representatives will take place in the next few days. Congratulations to all the candidates in the election.

The girls’ grade seven to level two basketball team and the boys’ grade seven basketball teams began practicing this week.

Congratulations to our runners who competed at the J.J. Curling Running Meet on Monday. Students representing our school included: Carter Bromley, Jacob Blackwood, Cole Boyd-Martyn, Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Ty Dumaresque, Cole Dumaresque, Molly George, Carly Johannesen, Candace Johannesen, Matthew Kemp,  Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, Kate Murphy,  Katherine Noel, Natalie Parsons, Jaidyn Prosper, Caleb Rashleigh, Reyd Ward, and Brooke Watton.

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy who ran the Humber Valley Half Marathon last Sunday.

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about fire safety and thanksgiving. Everyone is really excited about the turkey dinner today. Thank you, Quality Inn, for the great meal. The class welcomes Gracie Colbourne to the junior kindergarten program.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed two colour celebration days this week. Monday was le jour d'orange and Wednesday was le jour de burn et noir! They are having a blast learning their French colours. On Wednesday they participated in the Terry Fox walk. They made turkeys this week, too! But don't get the wrong idea! Les dindes ne sont pas pour le dîner! They are wishing everyone a joyeux action de grâces this weekend!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about fire safety for fire prevention week. They have also been talking about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. The students are enjoying their turkey dinner today.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is working on Thanksgiving activities. They did a writing activity about the things they are thankful for. They are also making turkeys in art class. The students are looking forward to the long weekend.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing about all the things they are thankful for this week. They are really enjoying all the funny turkey books in their classroom library. The star of the week is Hala. They would like to wish Uriah a very happy 6th birthday, and all the readers a happy thanksgiving. Gobble, gobble!

Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing many activities to celebrate Thanksgiving. They are writing a book of instructions on how to cook a turkey as a class. It is a cute and funny book. They are also busy writing about things they are thankful for in their lives. They are also having fun doing Thanksgiving math games and practicing their numbers to 100.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class made salsa from their green house tomatoes, onion and garlic! It was delicious. This week they finished their math unit on patterns and will begin looking for their patterns in numbers. They wish everyone a great Thanksgiving week end!

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class had a great week. The students loved the Terry Fox walk on Wednesday. The grade five students had an archaeology dig in the school yard as part of their science class. The grade three students are learning about leaves and are looking forward to their ArtSmart project with the English grade three students and local artist, Jane Reagh.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is doing some Thanksgiving writing this week. They are starting a new unit in math on place value.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a lot of fun working on writing their name in 3D in art class. The grade five students are writing biographies this week, while the grade six students are writing essays about  good governance. The students are excited to be starting basketball practice this week.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class had an excellent time on Tuesday on their field trip to Bonne Bay Pond. The level one and two students are busy this week working on their novel studies on “The Giver” and “Night”. The students are gearing up to begin working on their projects for the Intermediate Skills Challenge in St. John’s at the end of November.

School will be closed on Monday, October 12, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Our Scholastic Book Fair Family Night is October 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the school cafeteria.

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.