Friday, April 15, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 15, 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, April 15, 2016.

By: Ryan Bennett, Clare Coleman, Aria Kazerouni, and Arabella LeBlanc

Students in Ms. Crocker's grade three math class use an ipad to measure how long it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" as part of their math measurement unit. L-R: Molly George, Emily Hindy, Carter Bromley, and Jacob Blackwood

Students in Mme. Ryan's grade one French Immersion finishing the artwork for their dragonflies (L-R): Robert Morrissey, Nicholas Mauger, and Noah Wall.

Winners in the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Poster Contest. (Back) L-R: Alyssa Power, Isaac Buckingham, Clare Coleman, Reyd Ward and Nicholas Mauger; Front (L-R): Alister MacDonnell, Katy Hancock, Willow Boland and  Meteghan Kane.

The grade seven to Level II class presented their play “You’re Driving Me Crazy” at the Western Region Drama Festival on Saturday evening. The play earned a lot of laughter and applause from the audience. Congratulations to the group on a wonderful performance.

The level I girls’ basketball team played in the West Coast Provincial Basketball Tournament in Stephenville. Thank you to the coaches for supporting the team in this tournament. The girls had a great showing. Congratulations to Makenzy Bishop and Maria Reynolds who received Player of the Game Awards.

On Monday, Kindergarten graduation photos and school group photos were taken for our yearbook.

To promote our EcoKids Battery recycling program our classes made slogans about recycling batteries. Our classes presented their slogans live through the media centre. We are collected used batteries for the contest until the end of the month.

Last week we celebrated World Health Day on Thursday with healthy classroom activities.

Students, Carter Bromley and Noah Colbourne, have organized an afterschool floor hockey program for kindergarten to grade two from 4 pm to 5 pm on Monday.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to our school winners in the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Poster Contest winners. In kindergarten to grade 1 Western District, group A: Willow Boland received first place, Metegah Kane received second place, and Katy Hancock received third place. In grades 2-3 Western District, group B: Alister MacDonnell received first place, Alyssa Power received second place, and Nicholas Mauger received third place. In grades 4-6 Western District, group C: Clare Coleman received first place, Reyd Ward received second place, and Isaac Buckingham received third place.

Last week the Knights of Columbus held their annual Free Throw Competition in our school gym. In the boys’ 9 and under category Aria Kazerouni placed second, and Carter Bromley tied for third. In boys 11 and under Colin Spencer received third place.  In boys’ 12 and under James Murphy placed first and Myles Calbert and Jordan Park tied for third.  In the girls’ 9 and under category Jenna Cammie placed first and Natalie Parsons placed second. In the 10 and under category Clare Coleman placed first. In the 13 and under category Makenzy Bishop placed first and Kori Noel places second. In 14 years and under Rebekah Calbert placed first.  All first place participants were invited to attend the regional Free Throw Competition held in Grand Falls. James Murphy and Jenna Cammie represented our school. Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who placed first in the girls’ age 9 category at the Regional Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition this past Sunday in Grand Falls.

Congratulations to Carter Bromley and Mark Janes who received medals in a hockey tournament in Gander this past weekend. Their team was undefeated.

Congratulations to Natalie Parsons who performed in a swimming competition this past weekend.

Congratulations to Emily and Sophie Tucker who received medals from the Marble Mountain Ski Program.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “n”. They also talked about spring and did some spring crafts. Hopefully it will bring spring weather!

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is learning about the letter “y”. They made stained glass globes for Earth Day and continued working on making numbers up to 10 in math.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about measurement in math and machines in science. Their Little Green Thumbs tomatos are ripe and ready to sample. On Wednesday, they performed their battery slogans in a live broadcast from the media centre.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is really enjoying their unit on penguins. Did you know that there are 17 different kinds of penguins? In math they are comparing and sorting 2-D shapes according to their attributes. They are also learning about animal similarities and differences in science class.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is adding and subtracting numbers up to 100. They have finished their dragonfly art project and painted kites this week in preparation for spring. The class is busy planning what they will plant in the greenhouse.

Ms. Park’s grade two class started a novel study called “Flat Stanley” this week. They will be sending their Flat Stanley’s all around the world. They are learning about simple machines in science.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class is looking at common objects to estimate measurements. They are comparing different structures in science. The grade four science class is using what they learned about habitats to build a habitat for a new class pet.

Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class had a busy week. The grade three students are working on punctuating their descriptive writing. In math they are exploring various units of measurement. The grade four students are turning fractions into decimals. They class has finished their novel study on “Dear Mr. Henshaw”.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class enjoyed comparing their book studies to the movie adaptations this week. They have started a new unit in language arts on sequencing. The class is looking forward to the Heritage Fair next week.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class is preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and the upcoming Underwater Robotics Competition. The Level I girls’ basketball team had a great showing in their tournament last week in Stephenville.

Coming Up

Full day kindergarten and full day English and French Kindergarten registration is ongoing. There will be a parent information session on Monday, April 25th, at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Please contact the main office for further information.

Our school Heritage Fair is Monday at 11:15- 12:15. Families are welcome to visit and view the projects.