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Lion's Roar - Friday, May 6, 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 6, 2016.

By: Jacob Bursey, Alessandra LeBlanc, Kori Noel, Jack Richardson, Aaron White

 Duracell box (L-R): Alessandra LeBlanc, Rondinelly Duarte De Oliveira Junior, Arabella LeBlanc and Aaron Payne pose for a picture outside the battery recycling box. Mr. Drew's homeroom class made the battery themed box to collect all our recycled batteries during the Eco Kids Battery Buster Contest. 


Level 1 Student, Maria Reynolds, models her sweatshirt line "ACTV Clothing". ACTV clothing was her business proposal for the YMCA Enterprise Olympics. Maria's business was to create a line of clothing called Appreciate Canadian Troops and Veterans (ACTV). The clothing brand would donate profits to support veterans suffering from PTSD. 


The kindergarten to grade six students attended the Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador production of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” last Friday afternoon at the Arts and Culture Centre. It was a great show! Congratulations to Lily Smallwood and Isabelle Mercier who performed in the show!

The grade six girls’ and boys’ participated in soccer tournaments this weekend.  The girls’ played at Sacred Heart School and displayed great teamwork. This was the first time many of the girls played in a soccer game. Our school hosted the grade six boys’ tournament. We are proud to say the boys are the City Champions. The boys were undefeated in the tournament. In the semi-finals, it went to a shoot out with Aria Kazerouni scoring the winning goal. Isaac Buckingham scored the winning goal in the Championship game. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches on great tournaments.

Our school hosted an open family skate on Saturday evening at the Kinsmen Arena. A good time was had by all. Thank you to the Warren family for donating the ice time to our school.

IHMS held its annual used book sale on Sunday in aid of the school library. The sale is still set up for families to browse. Books are $1-$3 or fill a reusable bag for $10.

The school photographer visited our school on Monday for the Spring Photo Shoot. All students in junior kindergarten to level two had their photos taken. In addition, family and sibling photos were also taken.

Ms. Park’s grade two class hosted a bake sale on Monday in aid of the SPCA. The class raised $135!

On Thursday, IHMS sent three teams to the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell Campus. Students studied packages of information on science, technology, engineering and math. They prepared by taking quizzes and design challenges.

The IHMS Underwater Robotics Team is in St. John’s today competing in their annual competition.  We wish them luck!

We would like to extend our condolences to the Griffin family on their loss this week.

Congratulations to Phyllis Gallant who was the winner in the Chase the Ace on Sunday night. The jackpot has still not been won. The next Chase the Ace will be Tuesday, May 10th. There will be no Chase the Ace this Sunday in observance of Mother’s Day.

We would like to wish the Regional Heritage Fair participants luck this Saturday at the Western Regional Heritage Fair hosted at Corner Brook Intermediate School.  Representing our school we have Simon Boitsefski, Myles Calbert, Clare Coleman, Natalie Parsons, Colin Spencer, and Reyd Ward. The Heritage Fair is open to the public beginning at 1:45 pm on Saturday.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Mark Janes who received a Tae Kwon Do certificate this week for “Awesome Kick” .

Congratulations to Ivor Cook who won a gold medal at a Tae Kwon Do tournament in St. John’s this past weekend.

Congratulations to Teresa Coleman and Jamie White Robertson who cut their hair and donated it to the Canadian Cancer Society this week.

Congratulations to Jordan Park who was chosen fourth pick for the Western United Wolves Team for the Newfoundland Summer Games.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the letter “q”. They have been busy this week talking about their mom’s and preparing for Mother’s Day.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is practicing their song for the school musical. The students are enjoying the warmer weather and watching things grow in science. They would like to wish all their mom’s a happy Mother’s Day!

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class would like to wish all their wonderful mom’s a Happy Mother’s Day. This week they are working on time in math and weather in science.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been busy working on crafts and writing pieces for their wonderful moms. Yesterday they celebrated World Catholic Education Day. Today the class is watching the documentary “March of the Penguins” to finish up their penguin unit. They would like to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is learning about nutrition this week. They are excited to see how their lettuce and sugar snap peas are growing. They have also prepared a special Mother’s Day project.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning ways to keep their oceans healthy. Yesterday, they celebrated World Catholic Education Day in their class. This week they raised $135 for the SPCA with a class bake sale.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class really enjoyed the production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” last Friday afternoon. The grade three class is beginning their last unit in math on Geometry. They are also learning about how commercials are made. The grade four students are finishing their unit on decimals and learning about budgeting. The students are discussing how to “get the best bang for your buck”. The grade five students are reading maps and planning a trip to some special attractions in Vancouver in their English language arts class.

Ms. Crockers’s grade three and four class really enjoyed going to see “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” last week.  The grade three students are beginning their final unit in math on geometry. They are also analyzing commercials.  The grade four students are working on a new geometry unit on 3D shapes. In language arts they are following instructions to build a castle out of milk cartons.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class made posters this week for World Ocean’s Day. The grade five students are learning about machines and making a video about recycling batteries. The grade six students participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell campus on Thursday.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class participated in the “Let’s Talk Science Challenge” on Thursday at Grenfell Campus. The Underwater Robotics team are in St. John’s today participating in a competition. Good luck!

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.