Friday, December 18, 2015

Lion's Roar - Friday, December 18, 2015

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This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, December 18, 2015.

By: Simon Boitsefski, Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley, Emily Payne

Mr. Drew Nadon with Danyael Jacobs (left), Ivor Cook (centre) and Ethan Hicks (right) at the skating party on Tuesday hosted by the Knights of Columbus. 
Fabian Ryan (left) and Grabriel Rowsell (right) with Santa during his visit to our school last week.
School winners in the Royal Canadian Legion's Remembrance Poster and Essay Contest. Back (L-R): Maria Reynolds, Makenzy Bishop, Thiago Pereira, Maria Dias, and  Rebekah Calbert. Front (L-R): Trinity Rouse, Paige Walsh, and Jenna Cammie.


On Monday, Ms. Park’s class lit the third candle on the Advent wreath. The candle this week represents Joy.  

Grade six student, Kori-Lee Noel, was our school representative for the RNC Christmas Food Drive. Kori visited locations around the city on Monday to pick up food bank donations with the RNC.

The stocking for the seniors, fire fighters’ toy drive and food bank collections ended this week. Thank you to our families for your support of these fundraisers.

We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring a school skating party on Tuesday on both ice surfaces and for providing a snack for all the students. Everyone had a great time at the Pepsi Centre. Thank you to the parents who came to the skating party.

Last Saturday, Mrs. McCarthy’s class hosted the annual Tree Trimming Family Social. It was a lot of fun! Thank you to Mr. Graham for playing piano for the sing-a-long and to Mr. Bryan McCarthy for providing the music for the event.

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.
Congratulations to Jennifer Keough who won $250 last week at “Chase the Ace”. Thank you to Emma Peckford, Bailey Jordan-Neil and Jesse Hackett for hosting the open mic ngiht. Our school is proud to partner with the SPCA in a fundraiser called “Chase the Ace”. There will be no Chase the Ace this week. It will resume after Christmas.

Congratulations to our winners in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster and Essay Contest. In the junior essay contest Jenna Cammie received first place and Trinity Rouse received second place; in the intermediate essay contest Makenzy Bishop received first place and Cameron Peddle received third place; in the senior essay contest Maria Dias received second place and Maria Reynolds received third place; in the intermediate colour poster contest Paige Walsh received second place and Rebekah Calbert received third place.; in the senior colour poster contest Thiago Pereira received third place; and in the senior black and white poster Maria Reynolds received third place.

Congratulations to Nikola Verbiski who received her first Holy Communion last Friday morning during the school mass at All Hallows Church.

Congratulations to Daniel Osmond and Bryant Osmond who received medals at a hockey tournament last weekend.

Congratulations to Israela Ngania who received her yellow stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do last week.


The junior kindergarten classes are getting very excited for Santa and Christmas holidays. This week all the students received a letter from Santa. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a great time on Tuesday at the skating party hosted by the Knights of Columbus. On Thursday they were cozy in their pyjamas. They are excited for their Christmas party today. Joyeux Noël!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was very excited to take a bus ride to the Pepsi Centre for ice skating on Tuesday. They enjoyed the pancake breakfast  and pyjama day on Thursday.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a great time at the skating party this week. The students made cards for the Knights of Columbus as a thank you for being so generous and hosting the party and snacks.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a fun week doing special Christmas crafts and making cards for their families. They are excited about the variety show and Christmas party later today. They would like to wish all our readers a wonderful Christmas.
Ms. Park’s grade two class is doing a lot of Christmas writing in language arts. In science they are learning about mixing liquids and solids and are experimenting with making Christmas cookies! They would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all their friends and family.
Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is busy this week doing Christmas activities in all subjects. The class is looking forward to the Christmas vacation.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class are applying for jobs at the North Pole. Some of the jobs they are applying for include: travel expert, reindeer trainer and cookie tester. They wish everyone a wonderful Christmas!
Ms. Horner’s grade three and four class have been learning about the layers of soil in science class. The students had a lot of fun doing Christmas word activities in language arts. The grade four students made funny Christmas “Mad Libs”.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class welcomed Jack Richardson, a grade six student, to their class this week. The grade five students enjoyed reading their short stories to the grade one students this week. They had a lot of fun writing and illustrating stories for their young audience. The students are excited about the variety show today and their class party.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class had a fun afternoon on Wednesday learning about mummering and visiting classrooms dressed in costume. The class is finishing off their units this week and getting ready for Christmas vacation.


School closes for junior kindergarten on December 23 at 5 pm.
School will re-open for all students on January 4, 2016