Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, April 22, 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 22, 2016.

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

Winners in the annual IHMS Heritage Fair Back (L-R): Myles Calbert, Simon Boitsefski, Marcus Gallant, Madison Noel, and Carly Johannesen; Front (L-R): Natalie Parsons, Reyd Ward, Caleb Rashleigh, Isaac Buckingham and Colin Spencer.

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.

Grace Brake Higgins and Katy Hancock display the projects they made in the afterschool sewing program.


On Monday we held our annual school Heritage Fair. The theme was “Service and Sacrifice”. Our school winners include: Simon Boitsefski, Isaac Buckingham, Myles Calbert, Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Madison Noel, Natalie Parsons, Caleb Rashleigh, Colin Spencer, and Reyd Ward. We would like to thank our judges: Ms. Marie Claude Renard, Mr. Rick Solo, Mrs. Marie Ryan and Mme. Moss.

We are continuing to collect used batteries for Eco Kids Battery Busters Contest. Our goal is to recycle 1,000 pounds of batteries before April 29. We have over 400 pounds so far!

Today is Earth Day. Our classes are celebrating with Earth Day activities and our junior kindergarten students are singing a special song in mass at All Halllows. We will celebrate Lights out Canada at 9:30 am.

The Underwater Robotics Team went to the Greenwood Inn and Suites on Wednesday to practice with their robots in the pool. The team will travel to St. John’s the first weekend in May.

On Monday, Mrs. Gudie Hutchings, Liberal Member of Parliament, will visit our school as part of the Student Elections Program. This program supports the Student Vote and bringing elected officials into schools to promote an interest government and politics.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are working on the letter “o” this week. They have completed Earth Day activities to celebrate our amazing planet. They are excited to sing their Earth Day song at mass today! They would like to thank their CONA students for the last five weeks in their classrooms.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is working on the letter “z” this week. They are excited to celebrate Earth Day today. In art they learned about creating things from recycled materials. They made flowers from egg cartons and bird feeders from milk cartons.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned about Earth Day this week and how to protect it. They are learning about length, weight and capacity in math. They are working on the letter “z” in language.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been learning about climate change and taking care of our resources. They are celebrating Earth Day today by writing pledges, poems, planting seeds and making sculptures from disposables! Don’t forget the 3 R’s- reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is working on Earth Day activities this week. They made a mobile of the Earth. They spent a whole day in the greenhouse this week prepping and planting for the next harvest season. They held a used book sale on Wednesday and Thursday to raise money for their charity project.

Ms. Park’s grade two class enjoyed their Earth Day crafts and activities this week. They are sending their Flat Stanley’s all around the world this week and they are very excited about it! They are learning about simple machines in science and made a ramp on Wednesday.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion classes are planting in the greenhouse this week to celebrate Earth Day! The grade four students have been having a lot of fun experimenting with using sequencing strategies in language arts class.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class’s Little Green Thumbs Garden is beginning to really grow! The grade three students are finishing their math unit on measurement. In science they are learning about magnetic forces. The grade four students participated in their first Heritage Fair on Monday. They are learning how decimals compare to dollars and cents in math.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class really enjoyed the school Heritage Fair on Monday. The grade five students have started a new unit in language arts on sequencing. The grade six students are reviewing previous math concepts for their provincial assessment.

Mr. Drew’s  junior high and level 2 class is preparing for the “Let’s Talk Science Challenge” and the Underwater Robotics competition in May.

Coming Up

Registration for full day junior kindergarten and full day English and French Immersion Kindergarten is ongoing. Please contact the office for an application or for further information.

There will be a Parent Information session for full day Junior Kindergarten and full day Kindergarten English and French Immersion on Monday, April 25th. The session will take place in the school cafeteria at 7:00 pm.

Our school musical “Oliver” is on May 26th at 7:00 pm.

Kindergarten graduation is on June 2nd at 6:00 pm.