Friday, January 29, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 29, 2016

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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, January 29, 2016.

By: Emily Murley, Cole Dumaresque, and Simon Boitsefski

Winners in Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" Colouring Contest. Front: (L-R): Katy Hancock, Ella Rashleigh, Hala Parsons, and Kara Blanchard. Middle (L-R): Audria Peddle, Kaitlyn Coade, Israela Ngania, Robert Morrissey, and Elizabeth Barry. Back (L-R): Kate Murphy, Gabriel Rowsell and Pat Gambin.
Reyd Ward, Jenna Cammie and Caleb Rashleigh enjoy a cold glass of apple juice in cups made of ice. The students had a cool outdoor class reading about Canada's ice hotel and drinking apple juice as part of their language arts program on Monday. 


Students in grade five and six visited City Hall to have lunch with Mayor Pender and Councillor Mary Ann Murphy n Wednesday. After their lunch, they took a seat in Council Chambers and listened to Mayor Pender speak about the City Council. (L-R): Emily Payne, Isaac Buckingham, Kori Lee Noel, Emily Murley and Ryan Bennett.

Our junior kindergarten to grade four students participated in hand washing sessions with local pharmacist, Janice Coleman, this week.

The grade seven to level two students have continued writing their midterm exams this week. The last exam, Chemistry 2202, is being written on Monday.

Mr. Ryley is happy to announce that the school’s climbing wall is being installed in the gymnasium. Classes will begin lessons using this new feature very soon.

The elementary cross country skiing lessons continued this week. The students are enjoying the fresh outdoors and learning a new skill.

This week we say goodbye to our Brazilian exchange students. They have been wonderful additions to our school and we will miss them very much. This afternoon classes will celebrate with them and students will have an opportunity to say goodbye.

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will participate in the J.J. Curling Invitational Basketball Tournament this weekend.

This Sunday is the Regional Chess Competition at St. Gerard’s. Registration begins at 9 am and is $20. We wish our chess players good luck at this competition.

Our school family would like to send our condolences to the family of Father Aiden Divine who passed suddenly last Thursday. He was a wonderful priest and will be truly missed.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who won a silver medal at the Western Divisional Figure Skating Competition held in Deer Lake this past weekend. Jenna has earned the right to compete at the Provincials.

Congratulations to Alister MacDonnell, Teresa Coleman, Luke Coleman and Clare Coleman who participated in a cross country skiing race this past weekend. Clare, Teresa and Luke all received medals in the races.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes enjoyed talking about penguins and the letter “F”. The children really enjoyed their hand washing session on Wednesday.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class learned about the letter “G” this week. They made sparkly art with watercolour paint and salt.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about bears in science class. They created a book about energy efficiency in language class.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class and Mme. O’Dells’ grade two French Immersion class are working on a new unit on measurement in math. They are learning how to read maps in social studies this week and exploring an awesome new French spelling app on the school Ipads. They are sad to say goodbye to the Brazilian students who are leaving this weekend.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the natural features of each Atlantic province in social studies.  In religion class, they are learning about some of Jesus’s miracles. The star of the week is Ryder.

Ms. Park’s grade two class started a new chapter in math called “Data Analysis”. They are currently learning about concrete graphs. This week the students are doing student of the week writing. The student of the week is Rachael. The stars of the week so far have been Brady, Daniel, Jake, and Rachael.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is learning to conjugate French verbs in the present tense and using games to practice. The group is enjoying the skiing lessons at Blow Me Down.

Ms. Crockers’ grade three and four class are finishing their multiplication unit in math. They also finished their class video about saving energy. The grad four students are reading about Canada’s ice hotel. To get a feel for the real experience they took their reading outside to our outdoor classroom. After they finished reading, they enjoyed some apple juice in cups made of real ice!

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class visited City Hall on Wednesday to have lunch with the Mayor Charles Pender and Councillor Mary Ann Murphy. The class, along with the grade five French Immersion students enjoyed a pizza lunch and an information session in council chambers. The students were invited to City Hall as the winners of the City of Corner Brook 60th anniversary slogan contest.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class are saying goodbye to their Brazilian classmates. The Brazilian students had a lot of fun cross country skiing at Blow Me Down trails on Tuesday afternoon. The students’ exchange is ending and the group will be returning home on Saturday. The class has been busy with exams for the past week and half, but will have their final midterm exam on Monday.