Thursday, October 6, 2016

Grade 5/6 News Article: Lion’s Roar

This was a very busy week at IHMS. Today we are celebrating medical theme day to raise money for the Western Memorial Regional Hospital Foundation Radio-thon. Students and teachers are dressed in medical professional and patient clothing.

Our school has begun collecting for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Boxes for food donations are located in each classroom. Thank you to our families for their donations. Vegetable orders are due today. Vegetables will arrive before thanksgiving. 

Our cross country running team had their first meet on Wednesday at Jubilee Field. Congratulations to the team on their race. The team had over 20 students participate in the season opening race. 
Wednesday was National Milk Day. Students and staff enjoyed free milk compliments of the School Milk Foundation.

We would like to congratulate our grade five students who represented IHMS in the Agri-Foods and Garden Show Spelling Bee last Friday evening. Our spellers included: Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes and Reyd Ward. Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who was selected as the overall winner. All students received a prize for being a part in the spelling bee. 

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to members of the Graham Academy who performed with the Swinging Belles on Sunday in Cow Head. Our students included:  Grace Brake-Higgins, Sarah Buckingham, Simon Boitsefski, Keira Clarke, Luke Coleman, Heather Cooper, Candace Johannesen, Carly Johannesen, Alister MacDonnell, and Ella Rashleigh. The students participated in a workshop on song writing and dance in addition to their performance with the band. 

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski who is a gold medalist for the Royal Conservatory of Music. He will be presented his award on October 29.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the season fall. They did an experiment about why leaves change colour. They are very excited about medical theme day today. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is doing AB patterns in math. In language arts and science they are learning about the seasons and fall.

The Kindergarten French Immersion class has been busy learning about living (vivant) and non living (non vivant) things in science, as well as shapes and sizes in math. They have been working hard practicing their printing. They would like to wish Haylee Kelly une très bonne fête!

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is writing about fall this week and making lovely fall crafts. They are learning about belonging in Religion class and they each made family crests. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is finishing up their patterning unit this week. They have been discussing healthy habits in their health program. They cultivated some produce from the greenhouse and enjoyed a yummy salad with Mme. Moss’s class. They love their greenhouse buddies. 

French Immersion students, Katie Hancock, Noor Altaee, and Charlie Hynes, and enjoy vegetables they cultivated in the greenhouse. 

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is drafting a letter to Mayor Pender at City Hall to let him know about their proposal to rid stores in Corner brook of plastic bags. The class is very concerned about the impact they have on our environment. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class had a great week. They are very excited to be dressed up today for medical theme day.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is starting the Daily 5 stations in French. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is learning how to write an essay this week. The class is learning how to format their essays and use proofreading marks. In math they are studying multiplication and grouping. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated forestry week last week by visiting Margaret Bowater Park and learning about forest safety. They also learned how to plant trees and prevent forest fires. A good time was had by all. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class was excited to take part in the Student Leadership Council election this week. The students also wrote essays for Foster Families Association month. The grade six students are learning about different forces in science. The grade five students are learning about cultures. 

Grade five students, Rebecca Janes, Jenna Cammie, Reyd Ward and Keira Clarke, display their prizes at the Agri Foods and Garden Show annual Spelling Bee. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has begun their preparation for the Western Region Robotics Competition coming up on October 22 at our school. This week everyone wrote essays in language arts for Foster Families Association Month. The class hiked at Marble Mountain on Wednesday afternoon as part of their enrichment class. 

(Front): Cole Dumaresque, Aaron White, Ryan Bennett, (back): Emily Murley and Kori Noel, enjoy some refreshing milk on National Milk Day.

Coming Up
  • There is a meeting for parents and guardians of grade 6-Level 3 students on Monday, October 3 at 7:00 pm in our school cafeteria. 
  • Vegetable orders will be delivered late next week. Orders are now due at the office. 
  • Our school will host our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner on October 7.

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, an Arabella LeBlanc

*** This is a copy of the news article dated September 28, 2016