Friday, February 26, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 26, 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, February 19, 2016.

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

Logan McCarthy (left) with Mrs. Jackie George and Heidi Payne (right) on National Pink Shirt Day.

Charlotte Mercier and Noah Evans enjoy an afternoon skiing lesson at Blow Me Down Ski Park as part of the elementary school skiing program.


Logan McCarthy (left) with Mrs. Jackie George and Heidi Payne (right) on National Pink Shirt Day.

This has been a busy week at IHMS!
  
Our girls’ and boys’ basketball teams participated in the annual RNC Tournament at St. Gerard’s. Both teams played very well.
  
The junior high girls’ basketball team played Stephenville Intermediate on Tuesday afternoon. Makenzy Bishop was the top scorer in the game with 10 points.
  
The elementary cross country skiing program had their last lesson this week on Tuesday. It was a great program. The students would like to thank Blow Me Down Ski Club for offering this program again this year.
  
On Wednesday we stood up to bullying by wearing pink shirts for National Pink Shirt Day. In the evening we held our second Scholastic Book Fair. In conjunction with this event we held a family Literacy Night.  There were lots of fun activities for kids and parents to do together. We had computer games, antonym matching, word puzzles, book mark and mini book making stations. We would like to thank Mrs. George and her many helpers for preparing and running the Scholastic Book Fair.
  
On Thursday night we hosted the annual Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. This event featured students in grades 4, 5, and 6 in the City of Corner Brook. Representing our school in grade four were Natalie Parsons and Caleb Rashleigh; in grade five, Alessandra LeBlanc and Colin Spencer; and in grade six, Isaac Buckingham and Aaron White. We would like to thank Ms. Park and Mrs. McCarthy for organizing the event. Special thank to our judges Ms. Sandee Harnum from the Corner Brook Public Library and Mr. Jonathan Turner from K-Rock and Steel Communications.
  
On Thursday and Friday of this week, level two students, Arista White and Emily O’Bryan, attended a suicide intervention workshop at Corner Brook City Hall as part of National Non-Violence Month.
  
This weekend grade four French Immersion student, Isabelle Mercier, and grade six student, Isaac Buckingham, will compete in the Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee in St. John’s. The winner of the St. John’s spelling bee will attend the National Spelling Bee this spring in the United States. We would like to wish both students the best of luck.
  
Stars of the Week
  
Kaitlyn Coade and Alister MacDonnell participated in the annual Leifling contest. They did a great job! Congratulations to Alister MacDonnell who is this year’s Winter Carnival Leifling!
  
Congratulations to Rebecca Janes who participated in a skating competition this past weekend in CBS.
  
Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh’s Atom C hockey team who won a bronze medal this past weekend in Lewisporte at an Atom B tournament. Caleb won a trophy for being chosen player of the game! Congratulations, Caleb!
 
Class News
 
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “I”. They enjoyed making igloos and ice cream this week. They also talked about bullying and how they can be a friend to everyone.
 
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class had a great time celebrating National Pink Shirt Day this week. The students were very excited to visit the Scholastic Book Fair with their class on Thursday.
 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning what things are made of in science class. They are working on the letter “q”. The students really enjoyed the literacy night activities.
 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is counting numbers by groupings of 2s, 5s and 10s. They are making a healthy food ad in health class. On Pink T-shirt Day they talked about always being a good friend and helping others who may need help.
 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class has started comparing mass and have been enjoying the process. On Wednesday, everyone wore a pink t-shirt to stand up to bullying. This week they learned about warm and cool colours in art.
 
Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about Lent in religion class. They are learning the months of the year in math with a new song.
 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class finished their cross country skiing lessons this week.  The students are working on the parts of speech in French.
 
Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class enjoyed the pink t-shirt day on Wednesday. The grade three students are making bridges out of newspapers in science to see how much weight it can hold and tallying data and graphing in math. The grade four students are starting a unit on analysis in math class.
 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a busy week. The grade five students are making talking sticks in social studies.  The grade six students are making videos in math class. The students stood up to bullying on Wednesday by wearing pink t-shirts.
 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class will soon begin preparing for underwater robotics. The students are continuing their bridges for the national Geosciences and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition.
 
Coming Up
 
The National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition is on March 12 at the Corner Brook Plaza.


 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 19, 2016








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Our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had excellent performances at the West Coast Grade Five Provincial Championships last weekend. Our school hosted the girls’ tournament. We would like to thank the parents, students and staff volunteers who helped during the weekend.

This is a copy of IHMS's weekly new article Lion's Roar that appeared in The Western Star newspaper on Friday, February 19, 2016.

By:  Isaac Buckingham, Marcus Gallant, Colin Spencer
 
 
Students in Mrs. George's grade one class dressed as if they were 100 years old for the 100th day of school, (left to right): Uriah Cull, Katie McGinn, and Jack Watton.


Candace Johannesen primary provincial winner in the Heritage Places Poster Contest received her award from Mr. Frank Crews (left), Chair of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore (right), Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development in St. John's, on Monday. 
 
Craig Bishop, a grade three French Immersion student,  cleans an egg with a tooth brush during a science lesson.

Last Friday we celebrated the 100th day of school with costumes, 100th day activities and a variety of collections of 100 items.
   
NTV news visited our school on Friday to film a profile for the upcoming Winter Carnival Speak Off. Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman, Aria Kazerouni, Isabelle Mercier, Colin Spencer, and Aaron White will be featured in the segment.
   
Report cards went home last week for grades seven to level two.
   
On Monday we celebrated National Flag day by beginning our day with O’Canada in our two official languages. We would like to thank Clare Coleman and Colin Spencer who led the anthem.
   
Students and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day by wearing red, pink and white on Monday. The Student Leadership Council delivered carnations and classes celebrated with valentine exchanges and class parties.
  
This week is Education Week. The theme is “Teachers Change Lives Every Day”.
  
This week our parents and school board members provided treats and lunch for teachers for the IHMS Teacher Appreciation Week. The teachers would like to thank everyone for the special treats.
  
The boys’ and girls’ grade six basketball teams are participating in the annual RNC tournament at St. Gerard’s. The tournament began on Wednesday.
  
We would like to congratulate Candace Johannesen who is the provincial winner in the Heritage Foundation Poster Contest. Candace was presented with her award at a ceremony in St. John’s on Monday.
  
We would like to congratulate Ms. Brittany Randell and her partner who welcomed their baby girl, Charlee, this week. In addition, Ms. Horner and her partner welcomed their new baby girl, Ivy. Congratulations!
  
 
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Kate Murphy who received a silver medal for Female under 10 Giant Slalom at the Marble Cup last weekend and to Isaac Buckingham who received a bronze medal in Male Under 12 Giant Slalom.
 
Congratulations to Jordan Park’s bowling team who won gold in Port Aux Basques Western Zone Roll-Off over the weekend. His team will now advance to the Provincial Championship in St. John’s in March.
 
Congratulations to Ivor Cook, Charlie Hynes, Cameron Bishop, and Lydia Rashleigh who all received medals for a hockey tournament this past weekend at the Pepsi centre.
 
Congratulations to Robert Morrissey who earned his yellow stripe at Tae Kwon Do by breaking two pieces of board.
 

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “h” and the numbers one and two. They enjoyed their class valentine exchange on Monday.
 
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated Valentine’s Day on Monday with a class party. They would like to send congratulations to Charlie for receiving an honourable mention in the Heritage Places Poster Contest. This week they are working on the letter “n”.
 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a lot of fun exchanging valentines on Monday. They are working on the letter “u” in language arts and learning about transportation in social studies.
 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class was very excited to welcome Liam’s dad, Mr. Gaulton, to their classroom to talk about caring for and helping others in the community. They are each donating a good used toy to an underprivileged child. They are starting a new unit math this week on numbers to 100.
 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class had a great time during their Valentine’s Day party. They had lots of yummy treats and had fun dancing. They have been learning about sound and playing games to explore how sound travels. They are working on a new project this week. They are working on a play. When they learn it all they may invite others to see it!
 
Ms. Park’s grade two class had a lovely time celebrating Valentine’s Day. They had a class party with lots of delicious treats. This week they are learning about mixing different liquids such as oil and food colouring with other liquids. They are beginning a new unit in math on measurement.
 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class would like to congratulate Candace Johannesen on winning the Heritage Places Poster Contest in the primary category. Candace and her family travelled to St. John’s for the awards ceremony this past week.
 
Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class had a busy week. The grade four students continued their cross country skiing program this week with their third lesson. The grade three students are enjoying their novel study “Lost and Found”. In math they are learning to collect and plot data. The grade four students had an in class spelling bee to choose the class representatives for the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. In math they are beginning their data management unit.
 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is busy writing speeches this week and preparing for the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee. The class also wrote slogans and designed posters for Non-Violence Month in religion class.
 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class welcomed two guest speakers last week in conjunction with Education Week. Mr. Jeremy Wainwright, a second year law student at Western University in London, Ontario, who spoke about his experiences in law school, steps to applying to law school and everyday life in university. Mrs. Jennifer McGinn visited the class to discuss setting goals for the future, as well as resources for students. The students continued working on their Popsicle stick bridges and rehearsing for the drama festival.

 





 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 12, 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, February 12, 2016.
 

 
By: Ryan Bennett, Clare Coleman, Arabella LeBlanc, Ari Kazerouni




Colin Spence introduces Debut Atlantic musicians Maxim Bernard on piano (right), and Stanislav Pronin on violin (left).



Congratulations to winners in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest”. Back (L-R): Madison Noel , first place for ages 11-14; Rebekah Calbert, third place for ages 11-14; Ryan Miller, second place for ages 11-14; and Mr. Dave Corbett. (Front L-R): Gabriel Rowsell, first place for ages 8-10; Israela Ngania, second place for ages 5-7; Rebecca Janes, third place for ages 8-10; Kaitlyn Coade, third place for ages 5-7; and Ella Rashleigh, first place for ages 5-7. Missing from photo is Trinity Rouse, second place ages 8-10. 



Rebecca Janes, Natalie Parsons, and Trinity Rouse enjoy a glass of apple juice in a cup made of ice during language arts class. The group spent a class outside learning about Canada's ice hotel and what it would be like to stay there. 

 
Today we are celebrating the 100th day of the school year!

On Tuesday we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with pancakes in the breakfast program. Thank you to our many volunteers who served breakfast including, Ms. Kimberly Crocker, Mme. Murphy, Mrs. George, Mrs. King and Mrs. Coade.

The elementary cross country skiing program was cancelled this week because of poor weather. The students will continue their ski sessions next week.

On Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at All Hallows. This marked the beginning of the forty days of Lent. During this time we think about doing good things for others. Some people choose to give up something they enjoy like chocolate or chips.

Pianist, Maxim Bernard and violinist, Stanislav Pronin  visited our school on Wednesday morning for a special concert in our gym as part of the Debut Atlantic Program.

The Student Leadership Council is selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. Carnations are $3 each and will be delivered on Monday.

NTV news is featuring our school for hosting the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee Contest. They are visiting our school today to interview students and film a mock spelling bee.

Our school is hosting the Grade Five Western Region Provincial Girls’ Basketball Tournament this weekend.

Our boys’ team will be playing at J.J. Curling in the Grade Five Western Region Provincial Boys’ Division.

We welcome Grenfell Campus Access Program students, Meagan Carter, Shannon White, and Brianna Mullins to our school this week. The students are taking part in an eight week program to gain knowledge and experience about the teaching profession.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Caleb Rashleigh who participated in an Atom C Hockey Tournament this past weekend. Caleb’s team won gold!

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham, Kate Murphy who participated in a technical ski camp at Marble Mountain this week. All three will participate in the Marble Cup this weekend. Good luck!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about Valentine’s Day. They attended church on Wednesday for Ash Wednesday. They are getting excited to give out their valentines on Monday.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. They are learning to make groups of ten. They are also busy preparing for Valentine’s Day. The class enjoyed the pancakes served on Tuesday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning addition to ten in math. The class enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Tuesday. They are celebrating the 100th day of school today!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning about Lent in religion class. They have been counting down to the 100th day of school, which is today! All of their activities in language arts, math, science and art revolve around the number 100.They are even dressed as 100 year olds!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is excited to celebrate the 100th day of school today. The class really enjoyed the Debut Atlantic concert in our school gym on Wednesday.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is proudly wearing the t-shirts they made for the 100th day of school today. They enjoyed the pancake breakfast on Tuesday and making fun Valentine’s Day crafts

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is decorating their classroom for Valentine’s Day and learning new Valentine’s Day vocabulary. The grade four and five students are writing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class is preparing for their Valentine’s Day celebration. The grade three students are designing bridges and buildings in science. Both classes are beginning novel studies this week. The grade threes are reading “Lost and Found” by Jean Little and the grade fours are reading “Dear Mr. Henshaw” by Beverly Cleary.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have begun writing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.  They are working on posters for Non Violence Month.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is preparing for the upcoming Drama Festival. The students have started building Popsicle stick bridges in Enrichment for the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition.

Coming Up

On Monday we will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a red, white, and pink theme day and class parties.

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, February 5, 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, February 5, 2016.
 

 
By: Kori Noel, Jacob Bursey, Aaron White, and Jack Richardson
 

 

Brooke Watton and Gabriel Rowsell practice their climbing skills during gym class on the school's new 8 foot by 28 foot rock climbing wall. 


Congratulations to winners in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest”. Back (L-R): Madison Noel , first place for ages 11-14; Rebekah Calbert, third place for ages 11-14; Ryan Miller, second place for ages 11-14; and Mr. Dave Corbett. (Front L-R): Gabriel Rowsell, first place for ages 8-10; Israela Ngania, second place for ages 5-7; Rebecca Janes, third place for ages 8-10; Kaitlyn Coade, third place for ages 5-7; and Ella Rashleigh, first place for ages 5-7. Missing from photo is Trinity Rouse, second place ages 8-10. 
  
Our boys’ and girls’ grade six basketball teams played in a tournament this past weekend. Clare Coleman, Emily Murley, and Kori Noel received player of the game awards for the girls’ team. Aria Kazerouni and Jordan Park received player of the game awards for the boys’ team. We would like to thank the coaches for their support of both teams in the tournament.
Last week on Thursday we hosted a casual day in aid of the Breakfast program. We would like to thank our families for their generous donations of food items and the monetary donations totalling $588.25.
Midterm exams for grade seven to level two ended on Monday. The new after school program schedule for term two began on Monday.
On Tuesday, many classes anxiously waited to see if the groundhog saw his shadow. Classes reported that the groundhog did not see his shadow and we should expect six more weeks of winter.
The elementary cross country skiing program was cancelled this week because of icy conditions. The program will resume next week.
Students and teachers wore sweaters on Thursday to promote turning down the heat and saving energy for National Sweater Day.
Students have been hanging on and climbing the school’s newly installed rock wall in the gym this week. The wall features an eight foot tall vertical climbing surface and twenty-eight feet of horizontal climbing that spans two walls in the corner of the gym.
Congratulations to members of our school chess club who participated in the Western Regional Chess Tournament hosted by St. Gerard’s Elementary School on Sunday. Medalists included: Uriah Cull, gold medal in grade one; Mark Janes, silver medal in grade one category; Alister MacDonnell, gold medal in grade two category; James Lao,  silver medal in grade two category; Candace Johannesen, silver medal in grade three category; Jemma Butler, bronze medal in grade three category; Jacob Bursey, gold medal in grade five category; and  Max Chrappa, silver medal in grade seven category. Our chess club meets weekly with volunteers Ms. Maura Hanrahan and Mr. Paul Butler. 
Mary’s Kitchen has been moved to the Roman Catholic Cathedral on Mount Bernard Ave beginning this Friday.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Dillman and Jacob Bursey who both earned their yellow strip belt’s last week at Bennett Tae Kwon Do.
Congratulations to Natalie Parsons who participated in a swim meet in Corner Brook last weekend.
Congratulations to Carter Bromley, Noah Evans, and Noah Colbourne who participated in a hockey tournament in Springdale last weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes learned about the groundhog this week. The students had fun making predictions. They learned the letter “G” and have been talking about Ash Wednesday and Lent. The class welcomes Lilah Keough to their class this week.
Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated Groundhog Day and sweater day this week. The students are looking forward to the 100th day of school by practicing ways to count to 100.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned some interesting facts about groundhogs this week. They are working on addition in math and discussing timelines in social studies.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a great time learning about groundhogs and doing groundhog activities. Did you know that groundhogs are called “whistle pigs” and “woodchucks”? The students are comparing masses in math and learning about inventions in science class.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class had a great time working on Groundhog Day activities. They are exploring measurement by measuring everything around them in the classroom using conventional units of measurements and nonstandard units of measurement.
Ms. Park’s grade two class celebrated Groundhog Day on Tuesday. They wrote three cool facts about groundhogs and did a craft. In math they are learning about pictographs. The students have been busy making many graphs. In science, they are learning about solids dissolving in liquids and making a few different kinds of drinks.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class have been busy this week working on new units in math. The grade three’s are working on reciprocal operations in math, while the grade four and five’s are learning long division. The grade four students are reading a very exciting book in language arts class about a kite fighting festival in Korea.
Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class designed a home out of various materials in science class to protect eggs from breaking when dropped from two metres. Also, both grades have begun a unit in division. The grade four students are beginning to write speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class are beginning their preparation for the Western Region Drama Festival coming up in March. The class is presenting a play called “You’re Driving Me Crazy!”. It’s a fun show about learning how to drive. This week the students welcome three new Brazilian exchange students to their class. Welcome to Thiago, Rondy and Italo!
Coming Up
Tuesday, February 9 is Shrove Tuesday. There will be a pancake breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30 am.
Carnation pre-orders for Valentine’s Day will Be February 8-10.