Friday, June 3, 2016

Lion's Roar - Friday, June 3, 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 3, 2016.

By: Cole Dumaresque, Emily Murley, Emily Payne


Immaculate Heart of Mary School hosted its annual Junior High Speak-off last week. Rebekah Calbert was the winner and is seen with her Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Angel McCarthy, at the awards presentation.
Junior kindergarten students, Shane Matthews and Claire Patey, demonstrate their science fair project during the school's annual Science Fair.

IHMS annual Science Fair Medalists: back (L-R): Rebekah Calbert, Madison Noel, and Kori Noel; 3rd row: Clare Coleman, Max Chrappa, and Carly Johannesen; 2nd row: Natalie Parsons and Simon Boitsefski; front row: Keira Clarke and Rebecca Janes.

Last Thursday Mrs. Coleman and the prayer group held the May Crowning at All Hallows Church to celebrate May as the month to honour Mary.

On Monday we held our annual school Science Fair for students in grades 4-9. We would like to thank our judges Mme. Marie Claude Renard, Mr. Wayne Spencer, Mr. Cec Lake, Dr. Dwayne Keough, and Dr. Carla Wells.  The judges awarded top medals to Natalie Parsons, Rebecca Janes, Keira Clarke, Clare Coleman, Kori Noel, Max Chrappa, Madison Noel, and Rebekah Calbert. This year the grade three students chose to complete individual projects. The judges awarded three honourable mentions to grade three students Charlotte Mercier, Noah Colbourne and Brooke Watton. The junior kindergarten to grade two students conducted experiments in groups.

On Monday we welcomed back the students and teachers who toured Italy as part of the EF School Tours. The group visited Rome, Assisi, Florence, Verona, and Venice. During their trip they visited and toured many churches, historical sites, and learned about local and traditional crafts produced in Italy.

Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. George hosted a pre-holy communion celebration in our chapel on Monday evening for grade two students preparing for their first Holy Communion. Prayer group members: Aria Kazerouni, Colin Spencer and Rebekah Calbert were also in attendance to assist with this celebration.

The grade four students have completed their art project on animal habitats with Jane Reagh. The students’ artwork is on display in the cafeteria windows. The group is planning on presenting and explaining their artwork to classes next week. The class would like to thank Jane for leading this project. They really enjoyed working with you!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Graham our musical director for “Oliver Twist” and all of our students for their wonderful performance last night. Everyone worked very hard and it was a wonderful show. Thank you to all our teachers and students for their behind the scenes work.

Today we are having a casual day in aid of the annual Janeway Telethon.

The grade three and four students are going on a field trip today with Ducks Unlimited.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Jacob Bursey who earned his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do last weekend.

Congratulations to Myles Calbert who received The Donald A. Burton Top First Year Cadet Award at the RCSCC 2590 Gallipoli Army Cadets annual review last weekend.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes had a lot of fun on Monday showing their parents science experiments in the Science Fair. It was messy and fun! They would like to congratulate Wes Cleveland and his family on their new baby boy, Rory. The students loved being part of the school musical. They would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Graham!

Mme. Foley’s Kindergarten French Immersion class really enjoyed the science fair and musical this week. They are looking forward to their kindergarten graduation in a few weeks.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had a lot of fun at the science fair on Monday with their tornado and sink or float experiment. The students are excited to raise money today for the Janeway Telethon.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed showcasing their science fair experiments this week. They favourite was definitely flubber! They are working hard on our subtraction stories in math. They had so much fun performing in the musical last night!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class had a lot of fun performing in the musical. For the science fair they made four different types of musical instruments. They are making sunny faces for art class.

Ms. Park’s grade two class finished their geometry unit in math this week. They are learning about animals in science class. The students worked really hard preparing for the “Oliver” musical.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four and five French Immersion class was very busy this week. The grade three students are playing with their geometric shapes to wrap up their final unit in math. The grade four students have finished up their ArtSmarts Project with Jane Reagh. Their work is on display in the cafeteria. The grade five students are starting a oil painting project with Ms. Reagh today.

Ms. Crocker’s grade three and four class had a fantastic time at the science fair on Monday. The grade three students are discussing bullying this week through activities and scenarios. They are talking about the bully, the bullied and the bystander. The grade four students are learning different ways to represent time in math. They were very excited to finish their habitats artwork with Jane Reagh this week.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class thoroughly enjoyed the science fair on Monday. The grade five students are happy to announce that they have finished their last spelling test for the year. In math class they are learning about quadrilaterals. The grade six students are finishing off their individual clue games. The students made their clue games with a school theme. They are looking forward to having the grade five students solve the mystery. Was it Mr. Drew chewing gum in the library? Or Mme. Moss with the broken iPad in the cafeteria?

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level two class was very busy this week with the science fair and preparing for the school musical. The class painted the backdrop for the performance and prepared many of the props for the production. They would like to welcome back their classmates who were in Italy last week.

Coming Up
The grade three and six students will write their math provincial assessments next week.