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.