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.