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.