Friday, November 6, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, November 6, 2015

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On Tuesday, we held an assembly to honour Isaac Buckingham who was the provincial winner in the Office of the Citizens’ Representative Good Governance essay Contest.  Isaac read his winning essay during the assembly and was presented with his prize package by government representatives.
This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, November  6, 2015.

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


Molly George, Emily Hindy, and Rebecca Janes display some of the cell phones our school is collecting for the Recycle My Cell Campaign.

Katherine Noel shows her artwork she is completing during the grade three class's trip to Margaret Bowater Park for their ArtSmarts project "Leaves of Fall". The students will produce a book of artwork and poetry. 

"Humber Hood" Robotics Team members back (L-R): Emily Murley, Kori Noel, Ryan Miller, Jose Garcia and front (L-R): Isaac Buckingham and Aaron White received the Team Work Award at the Western Region Robotics Invitational Tournament hosted by IHMS. 

 "Raging Robos" Robotics Team members back (L-R): Myles Calbert, Nico Hermosillo, Makenzy Bishop, and front (L-R): Max Chrappa and Cole Dumaresque, missing from photo Adreia Coles won the Team Spirit Award at the Western Region Robotics Invitational Competition hosted by IHMS.


Last Friday students and staff enjoyed a Halloween costume parade, haunted house and creepy food stations prepared by the Student Leadership Council.  Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon and the Student Leadership Council for organizing this event.

Say cheese! This Monday was school photo day.

The grade three English and French Immersion students went on a field trip on Tuesday as part of their ArtSmarts project. The students identified trees and created artwork from bark and leaf rubbings with artist Jane Reagh. The group will prepare their final artwork and write poetry about fall trees. For their final project the students will create a class book and present their poetry and artwork at the Corner Brook Public Library.

On Thursday our school once again hosted a Donna and Andy show for all students. It was an afternoon of music and fun for everyone.

Today our grade five and six students are attending an art exhibition at the Grenfell Art Gallery by Ursula Johnson called, “Mi’Kwite’tmn (Do You Remember)”.  The students will also participate in a basket making activity.

The grade one English and grade one and two French Immersion classes are organizing Operation Christmas Child again this year. Last year they filled 66 show boxes for children in need. This year they hope to fill even more. They are looking for donations of small toys, pencils, sharpeners, tooth brushes, face cloths and other items to pack in the shoe boxes for this program.

Our school was chosen as a winner of a World Egg Day prize package. Our breakfast program will receive an electric skillet, kitchen utensils, and coupons for eggs.

Thank you to all our families for their support of the Humber Rotary winter clothing drive for kids. We had a lot of winter clothing donated for this cause.

The Recycle My Cell Campaign continues this week. We are collecting used and broken cell phones.

We are once again having an Apple-A -Day fundraiser. The proceeds of the ticket sales are in aid of our music program. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each. The five days of draws will begin in January 11 and conclude on January 15th. Prizes include: a 16GB IPod touch, a 16GB IPod touch and $25 ITunes card, a 16GB  IPad mini 2, a 32 GB IPad Air and Apple TV, and an 11inch MacBook Air 2.

Our school is participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. The grade four to eight students have begun preparing for the classroom spelling bee to take place later in November. Our school spelling bee is scheduled for December 7.
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Remembrance Day and what it means to them. They enjoyed making poppies in class. They welcome Adam Thomas and Max Wall to their class this week.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated rainbow day on Wednesday to complete their colour theme days. The students are preparing for the Remembrance Day assembly. They are very excited to report that they learned to read this week!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is preparing for the Remembrance Day ceremony next week. The students are busy working on the letter “t” and learning about seeds and plant life in science.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been working on comparing groups of numbers. They are working on an art project for Remembrance Day and learning the French version of O’Canada.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning and writing about Remembrance Day this week. They are comparing sets of objects in math. They really enjoyed the Donna and Andy performance yesterday. The star of the week is Jack.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is working on a beautiful painting for Remembrance Day. In math they are doing estimations. In language arts the students read the book “Gifts” and are busy making some plasticine artwork.

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class has been learning O’Canada in French. They have started a research unit on Norman Bridwell, author of the Clifford books.  They have been comparing the early editions with the more recent ones.

Mme. Moss’s grade three, four and five French Immersion class made homemade salsa with ingredients grown in our very own greenhouse. It was delicious! The grade four and five students are attending the Grenfell Art Exhibition this afternoon.  The grade four class is planning a field trip to a real mine in Port Aux port as part of their science curriculum.

Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class had a very busy week! The grade three students, along with the French Immersion grade three class had a field trip on Monday to Margaret Bowater park with local artist Jane Reagh. The students identified trees and did bark and leaf rubbing artwork as part of an ArtSmarts grant. The class really enjoyed the Donna and Andy show on Thursday in our school gym.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have been busy practicing their band piece of the Remembrance Day ceremony next week. The students are also busy researching a variety of topics on remembrance and writing essays about Remembrance Day. The grade six students are busy working on missions for the First Lego League Robotics competition at the Intermediate Skills Challenge at the end of the month. The students are looking forward to their workshop at the Grenfell Art Gallery today.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class has been preparing for their skills challenge trip. They will be holding a leaf raking fundraiser this Saturday. The students have begun writing their Remembrance Day essays in language arts.

Level one student, Maria Reynolds, and level two student, Emily O’Bryan, are attending a leadership conference this weekend in St. John’s.