Friday, October 16, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, October 16, 2015

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Today our students in grades three to six are attending the Agrifoods and Garden Show at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, October 16, 2015.

By: Simon Boitsefski and Emily Payne

 Jacob Cull (left) and Jemma Butler (right) during a chess match at the afterschool program chess club.
Danyael Jacobs (left) and Trinity Rouse enjoy some delicious eggs on World Egg day the breakfast program last Friday.
Grade nine students, Ryan Miller (left) and José Suarez Garcia (right), wait for the annual Thanksgiving Day meal to begin.
On Friday, we held our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Our meal was prepared by the Quality Inn and served by parent volunteers. Thank you for the delicious feast. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten choir sang “Hello” and “The Thanksgiving Song”. We welcomed members of the community, clergy and volunteers to our dinner.
Our Student Leadership Council organized a food drive for the Corner Brook Food Bank. Thank you to the many families that donated.
On Wednesday, our school hosted our fall Scholastic Book Fair Family Event. Thank you to Mrs. George, our teacher volunteers and Mr. Bryan McCarthy for giving their time to this event.
This year our annual vegetable fundraiser was a huge success. Our families sold 740 bags of vegetables! Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.
Today our students in grades three to six are attending the Agrifoods and Garden Show at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. The Agrifoods and Garden Show also sponsored a pumpkin decorating contest. Our classes each decorated pumpkins for the contest. The pumpkins are now on display at the show!
We are collecting children’s winter clothing for the Humber Rotary. Clothing donations are being accepted until October 15.

Congratulations to Clare Coleman, Carly Johannesen, Aria Kazerouni, Alessandra LeBlanc, and Colin Spencer who were chosen to represent our school at the Agrifoods and Garden Show Agriculture Spelling Bee at the Corner Brook Civic Centre tonight. Arabella LeBlanc is also attending as an alternate speller.
Congratulations to our cross country runners who participated in a running meet at C.C. Louglin School last Wednesday. Congratulations to the members of the running team who participated. In the grade four boys’ race we had Carter Bromley, Jacob Blackwood, Noah Evans, Garbiel Rowsell, Matthew Kemp, Caleb Rashleigh, Cole Boyd-Martyn, and Ty Dumaresque. In the grade four girls’ race we had Molly George, Jemma Butler, Brooke Watton, Kate Murphy, Candace Johannesen, Katerine Noel, Alyssa Power, Charlotte Mercier, Jaidyn Prosper, Isabelle Mercier, Trinity Rouse, Reyd Ward and Natalie Parsons.  In the grade five races we had Clare Coleman, Carly Johannesen, Aria Kazerouni, and Jacob Bursey. In the grade six race we had Cole Dumaresque.


The junior kindergarten classes are learning about fall. They went on a nature walk around the school, and made crafts with their findings. The children are enjoying the fall colours.
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a very busy week. The students really enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving meal last week. One of their favourite activities this week was decorating the pumpkins!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had lots of fun painting and decorating pumpkins this week. They are working on the letter “L” in language arts. The students enjoyed visiting the book fair this week!
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing some spooky Halloween writing this week. They are learning about natural features and their attributes in social studies. Their star of the week is Hala.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class removed the old tomato plants that were no longer producing tomatoes. The class have composted the old plants. The lettuce they planted is really sprouting! This week they had fun decorating the pumpkins that were donated from the AgriFoods and Garden Show. They also learned how to represent numbers with a fun math game.
Ms. Park’s grade two English class is making bird feeders this week in science. They are learning odd and even numbers in math and are going to make an “odd” and “’even” spooky street to go with it.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class have been patiently observing their plants growing in the greenhouse. The class really enjoyed decorating the pumpkins from the AgriFoods and Garden Show.
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class is really looking forward to the Agrifoods and Garden Show fair today! The grade four students have been busy learning about the different political parties in Canada. They all cast their vote for their Member of Parliament on Thursday afternoon.  They can’t wait to see who wins!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, and five French Immersion class is looking forward to the Agrifoods and Garden Show today at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. They are learning about the fall leaves and tree identification in science. The grade four and five students loved learning about the upcoming Federal Election as part of the Student Vote Program.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is looking forward to the Agrifoods and Garden Show today. Last week the grade five students really dug the archaeology dig set up in the school yard for social studies class. They had to use maps and grids to locate buried treasure outside just like real archaeologists. The grade six students wrote essays about good governance for Provincial Good Governance Week. The students were excited to have a say in the Student Vote Program. They are encouraging everyone to get out and vote on October 19.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class have been busy this week. On Tuesday, the 1201 English students had their first quiz on their novel study for “The Giver”. On Wednesday, the whole class took part in decorating Halloween Pumpkins. For the Brazilian students, this will be their first celebration of Halloween. The class has been buzzing all week about the election platforms for the Federal Election next week.

Our school is hosting a Make the Cut Fundraiser on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 2 pm.