Friday, May 13, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 13, 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, May 13, 2016.

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

Members of the IHMS Underwater Robotics team number two (L-R): Rebekah Calbert, Isaac Buckingham, Rondinelly Duarte and Italo Xavier.

Alister MacDonnell and Uriah Cull display their certificates and prizes they received in the provincial Chess Tournament. Uriah Placed second in grade one in the provincial tournament and Alister received a special award for sportsmanship.
Grade one French Immersion students, Kara Blanchard and Brooklynn Pittman,
draw pictures of societies in the past in social studies.  

We would like to congratulate our three teams who participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell Campus last Thursday. The team consisting of Isaac Buckingham, Cameron Peddle, Madison Noel and Anna Mackenzie received bronze medals, and the team consisting of Jack Richardson, Aaron White, and Max Chrappa received silver medals. Our teams competed against 27 other teams from around the Western Region. Each team won $500 worth of school supplies from School Specialty and $200 in gift certificates from Indigo/Chapters; a total of $1,400 in prizes for our school. Students also received a medal, gift package and $50 gift card from Indigo/Chapters.

Last week we also sent two teams to the ROV Mate Underwater Robotics competition in St. John’s.  Two teams participated in this event. The first team was José Suarez, Maria Reynolds, Thiago Calvalcante, Ryan Miller and Emily O’Bryan. The second team was Rebekah Calbert, Isaac Buckingham, Rondinelly Duarte, and Italo Xavier. Both teams had an excellent showing in the event. Seventeen teams participated in the non-competitive event. The teams would like to thank Mr. Martel of the Greenwood Inn and Suites for allowing them the use of their pool for practice time.

Last Saturday we had six students represent our school at the Western Region Heritage Fair hosted at Corner Brook Intermediate. In grade four we had Natalie Parsons and Reyd Ward; in grade five we had Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, and Colin Spencer; and in grade seven we had Myles Calbert. Colin received a top twenty medal and a medal for the History Award. Along with his medal he received a magazine subscription to Kayak Magazine.

On Sunday, Myles Calbert, Rebekah Calbert and Paige Walsh celebrated their confirmation in the Catholic faith during mass at Holy Redeemer Parish.

Our school was the recipient of a $500 Crime Prevention Grant for our project: “Be A Buddy”.

Our after school sewing program produced beautiful mother’s day gifts last week including aprons, stuffed cats and pin cushions.

Today we are celebrating Apple Day in the breakfast program. Students made apples to place on a tree in the cafeteria. The breakfast program is serving all kinds of apple treats today.

We would like to thank our students, their families and the community for supporting our Eco Kids Battery Buster Contest. Our school recycled 680 pounds of batteries! We will continue recycling batteries as part of our regular recycling program which includes beverage containers, bread tags, and used phones.

We would like to thank the Cull family for their donation of organic garden seeds for our school greenhouse.

We would like to send our condolences to Mr. Gerard Coleman and family on their recent loss.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Aaron Keough who received his yellow belt last week in karaté.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Barry, William Barry, Hala Parsons, and Lydia Parsons who participated in a 1 km kid’s run, and Natalie Parsons participated in the 2.5 km kid’s run as part of the Physical Rehab Spring Opener last Sunday in Massey Drive.

Congratulations to Cameron Bishop, Ivor Cook, Charlie Hynes, Bryant Osmond, and Lydia Rashleigh who received medals and a beautiful trophy at the Corner Brook Minor Hockey Banquet.

Congratulations to Jemma Butler who is the Provincial Winner in the World Climate Poster Contest.

We would like to send congratulations to Deacon Andrew White who will be ordained as a priest in our diocese this coming Sunday.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “r” and talking about science concepts for the upcoming school science fair.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class made apples and doing apple activities in science this week to place on the tree for Apple Day. They are looking at heavy versus light in math class using balance scales.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is talking about different types of weather in science class. They are really looking forward to the Apple Day celebrations in the breakfast program this morning. They are continuing to study graphing and time in math.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class started their “Wonderful Me” books were they will write nice things about all their classmates. They are enjoying their last math unit on adding and subtracting to 20.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class are studying living things and what they need to live. We have a variety of plants growing in the greenhouse. They were surprised to see how quickly their turnip sprouted this week. They have been talking about Canada’s Food Guide and the daily requirements for their age.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is making simple machines in science class. In math they are starting a unit on geometry and learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class had a great week. The grade three students are finishing off their math program and gearing up for the end of year provincial assessment. The grade four students are teaming up with the English class on a science project. The grade five students are preparing to start a novel study.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class had a busy week! The grade three students are working on making 2D shapes and recognizing 3D shapes. In language arts they are creating their own commercials for products. The grade four students are also working with shapes and symmetry in math. In language arts they are following directions and building a castle from milk cartons.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class are enjoying the new after school volley ball program. The grade five students practiced writing directions in language arts class this week. They wrote directions to different locations in the school and had their classmates follow the directions to find secret clues. In math they are preparing for a unit test next week. The grade six students are writing scripts of their favourite books. They would like to congratulation Jack, Aaron and Isaac on their performance in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge last week.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class created a video this week for the Provincial Hot Shots Contest. The grade nine to level two students went to St. John’s over the weekend with Mrs. McCarthy and Mr. Hancock for the ROV Mate Underwater Robotics Competition. The event was held at the Marine Institute in their Flume tank. The grade seven and eight students participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell Campus last Thursday. The girls’ basketball team is participating in a tournament in St. John’s this weekend.

Coming Up

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten English and French orientation sessions are being held on Wednesday, May 18 from 1:15-2:30 for students currently registered for September 2016.

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.