Friday, May 20, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, May 20, 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 20, 2016.

By: Isaac Buckingham, Carly Johannesen, and Colin Spencer

IHMS students (L-R) Max Chrappa, Jack Richardson, Aaron White received silver medals in the Let's Talk Science Challenge held at Grenfell Campus. The team competed against 27 other groups to win silver. 

IHMS students (L-R) Isaac Buckingham, Madison Noel, Anna MacKenzie, and Cameron Peddle (back) received bronze medals in the Let's Talk Science Challenge held at Grenfell Campus. The team competed against 27 other groups to win bronze.

Reegan Curtis (left) and Ty Dumaresque (right) build 3D shapes in math class with tooth picks and mini marshmallows. 


Last Friday our school celebrated Apple Day with the Kids Eat Smart Coordinator Sandra Burden. We would like to thank Ms. Park who created the apple tree in the cafeteria, Mrs. George for her delicious apple muffins and both teachers for volunteering to help serve during Apple Day. All students placed an apple on the tree in the cafeteria to celebrate our love for apples.

Our school took part in the Municipal awareness Day Colouring Contest.  Last Wednesday, was the official Municipal Awareness Day.  We would like to congratulate our school winners in the colouring poster contest, they were: Rachael Griffin, Nicholas Mauger and Emily Payne.

We were very lucky to have Mr. Fred Fox, brother of Terry Fox, visit our school on Thursday afternoon. During his run across Canada Terry Fox visited IHMS. It was an honour to have his brother visit us to present a five year banner for our participation in the annual Terry Fox Walk.

The Level 1 Girls’ basketball team travelled to St. John’s last weekend to participate in a tournament. The girls’ lost out in the semi-finals. Thank you to Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for their dedication to the team this year.

We would like to thank Mr. Hancock and the members of the grade five and six class for their school yard clean up on Friday afternoon.

On Friday members of the Knights of Columbus visited our school to present an award to Ella Rashleigh who was the provincial winner in the “Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest” for ages 5-7 and Trinity Rouse who was the the provincial winner for ages 8-10 category. Mr. Pat Gambin and Mr. Keith Kean made the presentation to the girls.

Our school hosted the annual IHMS Junior High Speak Off on Tuesday evening. We would like to thank our judges, Mr. Pat Duke, Ms. Maureen Mennie and Ms. Heather Perry for judging the event. Our speakers included: William Bennett, Myles Calbert, Rebekah Calbert, Max Chrappa, Paige Walsh, Anna MacKenzie, and José Garcia Suarez. We would like to congratulate Rebekah Calbert who was the overall winner. Rebekah spoke on “What It’s Like to Be Friends with Exchange Students”.

There were many new faces visiting our school this week as we welcomed new junior kindergarten, and kindergarten English and French students during our annual orientation sessions. New students visited our school to meet with teachers and feel what it is like to go to our school. Our current students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten visited their future classrooms too.

Yesterday, the grade three and four students attended a Ducks Unlimited Field Trip as part of their science curriculum.

The Student Leadership Council in conjunction with the junior and senior high class hosted a bake sale on Thursday in aid of the Red Cross’ Aid Relief for families affected by the Alberta Wildfires.

The IHMS school family would like to congratulate Revered Andrew White on his ordination this past Sunday at Holy Redeemer Parish.

We would like to extend “un viaggio sicuro” to the students and teachers travelling this weekend to Italy as part of the EF Education Tours. The group will visit the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and many other educational sites during their stay. 

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Carter Bromley, Noah Evans, Ethan Hicks, Mark Janes, Daniel Osmond, Caleb Rashleigh and Ella Rashleigh who received hockey medalists from the Corner Brook Hockey Banquet. In addition, Carter Bromley received a most dedicated award, while Noah Evans and Caleb Rashleigh both received most improved awards.

Congratulations to Jamie White-Robertson who received a certificate from the Canadian Cancer Society for the donation of her hair.

Congratulations to Luke Coleman who placed second and Alister MacDonnell who placed seventh in the Western Regional Beaver Buggy Kub Kar and Scout Track Rally held in Corner Brook this past weekend.

Congratulations to Ben Griffin who participated in the 2016 Mud Slide Series Long Course x2. He placed first in the Dirt Squad Expert Category.

Congratulations to Jordan Dicks-Park who received trophies for family twosome runner up, combo team,  a silver medal for his division, and a silver medal for top score in bowling. Congratulations also to Logan McCarthy who received a bronze and gold medal in bowling.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes were very excited this week to take part in Kindergarten English and French Immersion orientations. The students have been busy learning their new songs for the upcoming musical “Oliver”.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class was very excited to spend the afternoon on Wednesday in Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion classroom as part of their grade one orientation session. The class has been busy practicing their songs for the upcoming “Oliver” musical.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class spent a wonderful afternoon on Wednesday with Mrs. George in her grade one classroom. The students were excited to have a class upstairs! The class has been enjoying the nicer weather this week.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their experiments for the upcoming science fair. They are learning about maps and legends in social studies this week. They are glad to report that Hala had a really happy birthday this week!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class have been talking about how things are different today than they were 50 years ago. One of the things that has changed a lot is our use of technology in everyday life. The students are working on an art project that features colourful birds. Their romaine lettuce has tripled in size this week! The students love going to the greenhouse.

Ms. Park’s grade two class was busy this week learning about 3D objects in math. The class made simple machines in science and are putting the final touches on their falling in space art work.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class made a thank you card for the police officers in our community for National Police Week.  The grade three students have been reviewing their math unit in preparation for the end of year CRT. The grade four students are learning about habitats in science, while the grade five students are studying the weather.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class enjoyed the Maritime Brass Quintet performance on Wednesday morning. The grade three students are making art with 2D shapes this week. In language arts they are discussing how products aren’t always what they appear to be in advertisements. The grade four students are working with lines of symmetry in math. They have started a joint art and science program with the French Immersion class and artist Jane Reagh.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class have been playing a variety of games and solving mysteries to practice their inference strategy in language arts. The students participated in a band workshop on Wednesday with the Maritime Brass Quintet who played a concert at our school.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class began painting the background scene for the musical this week. The grade seven to nine students participated in the annual IHMS Junior High Speak Off. The class would like to congratulate Rebekah Calbert who was the overall winner.

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.