Friday, March 18, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 18, 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, March 18, 2016.

By: Isaac Buckingham, Marcus Gallant, Colin Spencer, and Carly Johannesen

Jaabili Kollipara and Charlie Hynes made a log cabin and wood pile out of foam shapes in Kindergarten French Immersion class this week as part of a lesson on patterning and building in math. 

Kindergarten students Lauren Green and Noor Aitaee try out a wheelchair during the Kindergarten orientation at Western Regional Memorial Hospital. 

Students, Logan (back) and Jacob Butt, help water the classroom plants in Mrs. Hodder's kindergarten English classroom.  The garden is part of the Little Green Thumbs Program.

On Monday we celebrated Pi Day in our classes. Some of our students are memorizing the digits of Pi for our upcoming Pi Day contest.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class hosted a bake sale on Monday to raise money for their humanitarian project to buy livestock for a village in need.

On Thursday we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a green theme day. Many of our classes were busy trying to catch the leprechaun. The Student Leadership Council sold gold coins and hosted a guessing contest for classes to win a pot of leprechaun treasure. Mr. Drew’s homeroom is organizing our annual St. Patrick’s Day Family Potluck and social this Sunday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Families and extended family members are welcome!

Today we are hosting our Term 1 Awards assembly. We are honouring perfect attendance, perfect spelling, improved reading awards, academic excellence and provincial contest winners. Congratulations to everyone on their achievements in Term 1.

Congratulations to our school choir, chamber choir, primary choir, junior kindergarten and kindergarten choir  grade five and six band and junior and senior high bands who performed in the Corner Brook Rotary Festival last week. Everyone performed exceptionally well.

We would like to wish a happy birthday to Ms. Cora Ochoa!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all our students who performed in the Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival, including: Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham, Sarah Buckingham, Clare Coleman, Luke Coleman, Noah Evans, Ava Hodder, Aria Kazerouni, Ani Kennedy, Alessandra LeBlanc, Arabella LeBlanc, Alister MacDonnell, Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, Israela Ngania, Ella Rashleigh, Gabriel Rowsell, Lily Smallwood, and Colin Spencer.

Congratulations to Stars of the Festival winners. Simon Boitsefski received $50 for Theatre Newfoundland Labrador musical theatre scholarship and a $50 scholarship in memory of Rob Michael for junior piano. Clare Coleman received a $50 scholarship from Academy Canada for musical mheatre, a $50 scholarship from Carlson Wagonlit & Harvey’s Travel for junior piano and junior voice.  Luke Coleman received a $25 Ida Lundrigan Scholarship for musical theatre, and $25 Ida Lundrigan Scholarship for piano. Aria Kazerouni received $50 scholarship in memory of Rob Michael for junior piano. Alister MacDonnell received a $50 Beta Sigma Phi scholarship for percussion. Lily Smallwood received a $25 Ida Lundrigan scholarship for piano and a $25 scholarship for musical theatre. Colin Spencer received a $50 Academy Canada scholarship for musical theatre, a $50 scholarship in memory of Rob Michael for junior voice, and a $50 Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship for piano.

Congratulations to Emma Cook who received her level one swimming badge and Ivor Cook who received his level four badge this week.

Congratulations to carter Bromley, Noah Colbourne, and Noah Evans who participated in a novice tournament in St. John’s this past weekend. Carter received a trophy for being the Player of the Game.

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie and Rebecca Janes who participated in the synchronized Figure Skating Competition this past weekend. Jenna’s team won gold!

Congratulations to Kara Blanchard, Wes Cleveland, Emma Cook, Ivor Cook Gabriel Rowsell, Carter Hickey, Logan George, Rotém Phillips Grobelaar,  Shane Matthews, Fabian Ryan, Liam Stride, Brooke Watton, and Jack Watton who received medals from the Marble Mountain Ski Program.

Congratulations to Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, and Trinity Rouse who cut off their hair to donate for cancer patients!

Congratulations to Jacob Bursey, Max Chrappa, Uriah Cull, James Lao and Alister MacDonnell who participated in the Provincial Chess Tournament in St. John’s this past weekend. Alister MacDonnell received a Most Sportsmanship Award, an award that was presented for the first time in thirteen years. Uriah cull placed second in the grade one category. Congratulations to all participants.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes learned about St. Patrick’s Day this week. The students were happy to see the sunshine and go outside to play in the snow this week. Everyone is looking forward to Easter vacation.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is studying the letter “v” this week. They had a lot of fun on their hospital field trip on Wednesday. A leprechaun left footprints and coins all over their classroom on St. Patrick’s Day.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed their visit to the Western Regional Memorial Hospital to attend the kindergarten orientation.  The class set a trap for the leprechaun on Thursday, but did not catch him!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class learned about St. Patrick this week. They had a lot of fun making leprechaun traps. They didn’t manage to catch one, but did receive a note and some treats. In science they learned about living things. They enjoyed Pi Day on Monday too!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class held a bake sale on Monday in aid of their humanitarian project. They raised 115.00! The class is also planning a used kid’s book sale. They had a lot of fun this week celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

Ms. Park’s grade two class was excited to try catching a leprechaun. On Monday they wrote instructions on how to catch one and on Wednesday they built traps. In science they are learning about friction.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class have been very busy this week. The grade three students are learning about soil health and global importance of preserving soil. The grade four students are using what they learned in their sound unit to orchestrate songs for their ears. The grade five students presented their speeches in language arts class.

Ms. Crockers’ grade three and four class were really excited to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday. The grade three students have started a new unit on fractions in math, while the grade four students are learning about reducing and comparing fractions. The grade four students celebrated Pi Day by writing Pi-kus. A Pi-ku is a poem similar to a Haiku except it has three lines of 3-1-4 syllables and is written about math.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class presented their speeches in class this week. The grade five students had a chocolate tasting on Monday. The class favourite was Lindt chocolate closely followed by Cadbury Dairy Milk and Hersey. The grade six students wrote creative Pi-Kus for Pi Day on Monday. In health class the students are creating a recipe book.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class had a great time at the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Building competition on Saturday. Jordan Park and Myles Calbert’s bridge held 160 kg! The class visited the public library on Tuesday for an orientation to begin their Heritage Fair and Enterprise Olympics projects.

Coming Up

The annual Elementary Speak Off will be held in our school cafeteria this Monday evening at 7 pm.