Friday, March 4, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, March 4, 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 4, 2016.

By: Jacob Bursey, Kori Noel and Jack Richardson

Our school winners in the “Say Yes to Friendship” Poster Contest for National Non-Violence Month. This contest was in partnership with the Western Regional Coalition to End Violence. Students display their winning artwork. (L-R): Leah Lainey, Jaabili Kollipara, and Reyd Ward

Kindergarten French Immersion student, James Coade, with the letter "q" he made out of cubes. 

Level two students Arista White (left) and Emily O'Bryan (right) with level one student, Maria Reynolds, work on their Popsicle stick bridge for the National Geosciences and Engineering Month Bridge Building Competition. 
Last week we had another successful Scholastic Book Fair. Liam Gaulton was the winner of the candy guessing game, and Nicholas Mauger won the guess for the number of pages in the book game. The family draw was won by Cassie Hoskins. She received $25 for her family and $25 for her classroom.  Family literacy night winners were Lily Smallwood, Ryder Borden, and Ethan Hicks.

We would like to thank our families for their support of the Corner Brook Winter Carnival. IHMS sold 710 buttons this year.

This month is Mathletics March Madness. Our students will be competing in math contests with students worldwide.

Currently we are collected old single use batteries as part of an environmental initiative through MMSB.

We would like to congratulate our participants in the Winter Carnival Spelling Bee last week. Representing grade four Natalie Parsons and Caleb Rashleigh, representing grade five  Clare Coleman and Colin Spencer, and representing grade six Isaac Buckingham and Aaron White. Isaac Buckingham was the overall winner in grade six. Congratulations to all our spellers!

Over the weekend Isaac Buckingham and Isabelle Mercier travelled to St. John’s to compete in the Fourth Annual Scripps Spelling Bee. The students studied over 1100 words in preparation for the event. We would like to congratulate them on their performance! Mme. Moss and Mrs. McCarthy also attended the spelling bee to support our spellers.

The girls’ and boys’ grade six basketball teams participated in the West Coast Provincials over the weekend. Congratulations to our teams on their performances.

Mr. Nadon’s grade four and five science classes were the provincial winners in the K-I-C contest sponsored by Newfoundland Light and Power. As a result of the provincial win our school will receive five new iPads! As well, Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten class was a runner up in the same contest and will receive two new iPads.

Our school is the provincial winner in the Recylce My Cell Campaign. We are the recipients of a $500 environmental grant and we will receive $1 for every cell phone we recycled.

We would like to congratulate all the Special Olympic athletes visiting Corner Brook and competing in a variety of sports. We are looking forward to meeting with local athletes next week.  

Colin Spencer, along with his mom Janice Spencer, sang “O’Canada” and “The Ode to Newfoundland” at the opening of the Special Olympics on Tuesday evening.
We would like to congratulate our school winners in the “Say Yes to Friendship” Poster Contest for National Non-Violence Month. This contest was in partnership with the Western Regional Coalition to End Violence. Our kindergarten winner is Jaabili Kollipara, our primary winner is Leah Lainey, and our elementary winner is Reyd Ward.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Carter Bromley, Noah Colbourne, and Mark Janes who participated in a novice tournament in Twin Towns on Saturday. Their team won a gold medal.

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who participated in a figure skating competition in Botwood this past weekend. Jenna earned the right to participate in the Atlantic Championships.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the special Olympic sports. They talked about the letter “j” and did activities with the letter.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by painting cat in the hat mosaic paintings. The students were busy learning the letter “q” this week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed tasting cucumber from their Little Green Thumbs Garden. They are thrilled to have won iPads for the school through the Hotshots contest. This week they have been learning about Special Olympic Sports.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning about the Special Olympics. They are really looking forward to meeting some of the athletes when they visit our school next week. They would like to wish them the best of luck! In science class they have been learning about our similarities and differences. In math, the students are working on different ways to make groupings.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class have been talking about ways that we can include everyone in our activities this week. The students are very excited about the Special Olympics and the athletes visiting our school next week. They are also working on a humanitarian project that will purchase animals and seeds for a village in another country.

Ms. Park’s grade two class learned about how water can change form by doing a fun experiment with melting a mini snowman. They discussed the Special Olympics and completed a craft. In math, they are having lots of fun measuring things in their classroom. Last week they were delighted to have Leif the Lucky visit their class with our Leifling, Alister MacDonnell

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class would like to congratulate Isabelle Mercier for her performance in the Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee last weekend. This week the students are being parts of speech detectives in French and writing about their daily routines using present tense conjugation.

Ms. Crockers’ grade three and four class having been thinking about the special Olympians this week and supporting our athletes by attending the opening ceremonies. The grade three students have been learning how to interpret bar graphs and compare them in venn diagrams. The grade four’s are creating their own pictographs in math. Both classes are working on novel studies in language arts. The grade fours are preparing speeches for the upcoming Elementary Speak Off.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class created business ideas and logos for the YMCA Create A Logo Contest this week.  The grade five students learned how chocolate is made from coco beans in Gahana. The video made everyone hungry! The grade six class is continuing their novel study on “Holes”.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is looking forward to organizing the school’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Potluck Dinner. The grade seven and eight students are working on a novel study. The grade nine to level two students are beginning their Shakespearean study by learning about Shakespeare and making him a Facebook page.

Coming Up

Our school is performing in the Rotary Music Festival next week.