Friday, January 8, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, January 8, 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 8, 2016.

By: Kori Noel, Jacob Bursey, Jack Richardson, Alessandra LeBlanc, Aaron White

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. ack (L-R): Kate Murphy, Gabriel Rowsell and Pat Gambin.

Thomas Randell (left) and Graham Randell (right) with their mom, Jillian, enjoying pancakes on pancake and pyjama day before the Christmas holiday.

Liam Brinston, a kindergarten French Immersion student, uses a crank to turn on a light bulb during a presentation with Newfoundland and Labrador Light and Power representative Dianne Power. 

Junior Kindergarten student, Isaac Alexander, who make a large donation of bread tags to our school. Bread tags are sent to South Africa to be recycled. For every 5,000 bread tags a wheelchair is give to a person in need. Our school has recycled over 43,000 bread tags. 

We would like to welcome everyone back from Christmas holidays and wish everyone a happy New Year!

On our last day of school before the Christmas break the Student Leadership Council hosted a variety show. It was a lot of fun. Thank you to the students, Mr. Drew and Mrs. McCarthy for putting this show together.

We would like to thank Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group who presented a beautiful Christmas pageant at All Hallows Church on Christmas Eve.

Our Apple-A-Day Fundraiser draws will begin next Monday. Tickets are $20. There are a limited number of tickets available at the office. The proceeds of the ticket sales are in aid of our music program. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each. The 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. All tickets are entered in all five draws.

The elementary school cross country skiing program will begin on Tuesday, January 12 and will run for four consecutive weeks.

Congratulations to Mrs. McCarthy’s class who won the City of Corner Brook’s 60th anniversary slogan contest. Their slogan “Celebrating 60 years: Rooted in the Past, Branching into the Future”, will be featured during the celebration events.
Congratulations to our primary winners in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Colouring Contest.  Our winners included: Katy Hancock, Elizabeth Barry and Audria Peddle In kindergarten; Robert Morrissey, Hala Parsons and Kara Blanchard in grade one; Kaitlyn Coade, Israela Ngania, and Ella Rashleigh in grade two; and Gabriel Rowsell, Kate Murphy and Nikola Verbiski in grade three.


Congratulations to Brooke Watton who cut her hair for cancer earlier this week. Brooke’s hair will be used to make a wig for a person undergoing cancer treatment.

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about winter and doing lots of crafts and science activities. The children really enjoyed their Christmas holiday. The classes welcome Ms. Shannon Butt who is replacing Ms. Brittany Randell during her maternity leave.  The class also welcomes a new student, Emily Tucker, to the program.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is wishing everyone a happy New Year. The class discussed how they celebrated their holiday with their families. They are learning about the weather in science and how to dress properly for outdoor activities.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was very excited to see the huge growth in their plants over the Christmas holidays. They participated in a Christmas Show and Tell this week and are working on the letter “k”.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion and class is working on mental math and making fireworks projects in art. In science class they are learning about the eye.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is happy to be back after the Christmas holiday. The students welcome Isaiah Coleman to their class.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is writing New Year’s goals for 2016. They are making a fireworks craft in art. In science they made a see-saw lever with a simple machine gift they were given at Christmas. They would like to wish everyone a happy New Year!

Mme. O’Dell’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about solids, liquids, and gases in science class. The students had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class has begun units in math on multiplication. They are working on interrogative questions in French.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class said goodbye to Ms. Horner on Monday. Ms. Horner has left IHMS to have a baby. The students welcome their new teacher Ms. Kimberley Crocker. The students are learning about multiplication in math and are building structures in science.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a great holiday, but were eager to get back to school and see their friends. The grade five students have begun a new unit on evaluating as they read in language arts. They reading a book called “A Dog’s Life”. The grade six students are finishing off their book “Raven Quest”. The students are making posters of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Sites in social studies and art class.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class went sliding on Wednesday at Margaret Bowater Park. The students had a lot of fun. The students are working on Newfoundland heritage projects in social studies class.


The first Apple-A-Day Fundraiser draw is Monday, January 6.
School photo re-takes will be on Friday, January 15th.