Friday, June 10, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 10, 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, June 10, 2016.

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

Luke Coleman as Oliver, and Aria Kazerouni as Dodger in the IHMS production of Charles Dickens' "Oliver".
Grade two students, Ben Griffin and Oscar George present the simple machines they created in science class. 

Lysea Njing and Allie Beck planting Forget Me Nots in the greenhouse for the Beaumont Hamel Memorial fundraiser.

Last Thursday evening our school presented “Oliver” the musical. Congratulations to Dr. Graham, our students and teachers on a wonderful performance. Thank you to our families for supporting this event, Corner Brook Regional High for lending us extra chairs, Mr. Hancock for recording the musical, Isaac Buckingham for setting up the live stream, and Cameron Peddle for managing the sound.

On Friday morning of last week the grade three and four classes went on a Ducks Unlimited Tour. The students had a great time. Thank you, Ducks Unlimited, for sponsoring this tour. In the afternoon, Ms. Jane Reagh worked with the grade five students studying clouds and learning how to oil paint as part of our ArtSmarts grant.

Alison Pittman, Youth Ventures Coordinator, presented to the grade seven to Level two students about starting their own summer businesses. After the presentation, students also worked together to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower.

Over the weekend Junior Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Crocker, Mrs. Dicks, Mrs. English, Ms. Perrett, and Mrs. Vincent participated in a training workshop.

On Monday we held an assembly to honour our provincial winners in the World Ocean’s Day Poster Contest.

Yael Piercy was the kindergarten Provincial Winner and Rotém Phillips Grobelaar was the grade one Provincial Winner. The girls were presented their prize packs in a school assembly to honour their accomplishments.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Rylan Andrews, Charlotte Mercier, Isabelle Mercier, Robert Morrissey, Lysea Nginang, and  Israela Nginang on their Music For Young Children Spring Recital last Sunday.

Congratulations to Hala Parsons who received first and second place ribbons in the Deer Lake Dolphins Swim Club Year End Dash.

Congratulations to Ben Griffin, Lydia Parsons, Hala Parsons, and Natalie Parsons who participated in a Mountain Bike Race on Sunday. Ben placed third in the long course x 2 Dirt Squirt Expert.

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie and Rebecca Janes who passed their figure skating tests during the Silver Blades test day.

Congratulations to Lucy Maloney who helped with the Food Bank Collection on Monday evening.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are looking forward to the art show next week so their mom’s and dad’s can see the artwork they have made this year. This week they did activities to celebrate World Ocean’s Day.

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class really enjoyed presenting their science project on icebergs last week in the science fair. The students loved performing in “Oliver” for their parents last week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned about our environment this week. They have been very busy preparing for the kindergarten graduation.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a busy week finishing up all their art projects. They are very excited to be going to Mrs. George’s house on Sunday for their year-end party!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is celebrating Environment week by discussing their environmental responsibilities. Their class cultivated lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard and kale from the greenhouse with Mme. Moss’ class and enjoyed a yummy salad for lunch. It is exciting to grow food! The class is going to plant wild flower seeds on the school grounds just behind the greenhouse.

Ms. Park’s grade two class is learning about life cycles in science class. They are doing an underwater craft for World Ocean’s Day. In social studies they are learning about different things their grandparents did in the past.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class harvested their lettuce from the greenhouse and enjoyed a salad lunch on Tuesday. The grade three students wrote their provincial math assessment this week.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class was busy this week finishing off projects. The grade three students wrote their provincial math assessment. The grade four students were busy completing their menus in language arts class and writing their summer bucket list.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class had a busy week. The grade five students continued their painting project with artist Jane Reagh as part of their ArtSmarts grant. Both the grade five and six students completed their classroom yearbook by writing a profile, a catch phrase and warm fuzzies for their classmates. They can’t wait to see the finished product.

Mr. Drew’s  junior high and level 2 class is writing their first exam today. They were busy this week studying for their exams and finishing off a few art pieces for the upcoming school art show.

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.

First Holy Communion is this Sunday at All Hallows Parish at 10:30 am.