Sunday, June 11, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar


By:  Max Pittman and Trinity Rouse


Our school’s annual Science Fair was another great success last Friday afternoon. All classes displayed projects with the grade four to nine students presenting individual projects. Our judges selected Samuel Antoncich, Simon Boitsefski, Max Chrappa, Clare Coleman, Keira Clarke, Noah Evans, Molly George, Carly Johannesen, Tyler McGinn, Anna MacKenzie and Daniel Olvera to receive medals for their projects. Congratulations to Clare Coleman who also received an Agricultural Award for having the best overall agricultural project. We would like to thank our judges Mr. Cecil Lake, Mr. Wayne Spencer, Mrs. Doreen Churchill, and Mme. Louise Goosney for their support of our event.

Congratulations to the winners in our annual school Science Fair. Back (L-R): Anna MacKenzie, Max Chrappa, Daniel Olvera, Clare Coleman; center (L-R): Kate Murphy, Simon Boitsefski, Carly Johannesen, Samuel Antoncich; front (L-R): Keira Clarke, Molly George, Noah Evans, and Tyler McGinn.


Last Sunday morning many of our grade one and two students celebrated their first Holy Communion. We would like to congratulate Isaiah Coleman, Noah Conté, Liam Couture, Jacob Cull, Uriah Cull, Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar, Meteghan Kane, Logan McCarthy, Robert Morrissey, Hala Parsons, Brooklynn Pittman, Jamie White-Robertson, Noah Wall, and Ryder Walsh on receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion for the very first time. Following the mass the students celebrated with their families at a small reception.  They would also like to thank Father Terry, Mrs. Jackie George, Mrs. Yvonne Coleman, and Mrs. Marjorie Deckert for their support during the preparation and celebration. 

This week our school was very busy preparing and performing in the musical production of “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland”. The production included all students in our school and a special guest appearance of Mr. Ian Locke. The musical was directed by Mrs. Lilana Bishop, Mme. Jessica Howlett, and Dr. Jennifer Matthews. We would like to thank Mr. Scott Reynolds, Dulux Paints, Mrs. Sylvia Phillips, Mrs. Michelle Pittman, Ms. Laura Edwards and Mrs. Jane Reagh for their support in making the show possible. Everyone had a great time and the performance was spectacular. 

On Thursday morning we held a special celebration to honour Hala Parsons who is the provincial winner in the World Ocean’s Day Primary Poster Contest. Hala was presented with her prize package during a school assembly.

Hala Parsons, a grade two student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School was the provincial winner in the World Ocean Day Primary Poster Contest. Hala is pictured here with her prize pack which included several books, games, a water bottle, a toy killer whale, and an adoption certificate for an endangered blue shark. World Ocean Day is celebrated annually on June 8.


We would like to congratulate Ella Rashleigh who was the winner in the ACAP Humber Arm Primary Poster Contest. Ella won a new bicycle provided by ACAP Humber Arm and a new helmet which was provided by NL Light & Power.

Ella Rashleigh, a grade three French Immersion student, is presented her new bike and helmet  by Mr. Dave Lewis  of NL Light and Power (left), Mr. Sheldon Peddle of ACAP Humber Arm (center) and Mr. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Environment (right). Ella was the Primary Winner in the Erosion Poster Contest. 


This evening our school will host its first high school graduation ceremony to honour our graduate, Arista White. The ceremony will begin with a mass at 5:00 at All Hallows. 

Stars of the Week


We would like to congratulate our students who performed in the Graham Academy’s productions “A Year with Frog and Toad” and “Jack and the Queen Stalk”. Simon Boitsefski, Grace Brake Higgins, Keira Clarke, Heather Cooper, Clare Coleman, Luke Coleman, Carly Johannesen, Candance Johannesen, Alister MacDonnell, Ella Rashleigh, and Lily Smallwood all performed in the year end production. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Rebecca Janes who is the recipient of the Most Dedicated Skater Award. This was awarded at the annual Silver Blades Skating Banquet. 

Congratulations to Jenna Cammie who passed some tests at the Figure Skating Test Day this past weekend. 

Congratulations to Lysea Ngania who received her yellow stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do this past week. 

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes really enjoyed being part of the school musical. The students were dressed up as flamingos for the show. They sang the Muppet theme song to open the show. The students are learning about Father’s Day and preparing special gifts. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had an excellent performance on Tuesday evening at the school musical. The students are preparing for the end of year art show. 

Hunter Olmstead, a kindergarten English student, spends some time visiting with some baby chicks in the school greenhouse this week. 


Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class learned about flamingos this week. In science they are discovering that some snails and other species are not native to Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning in science class about how people and animals grow. They finished their last math unit. They had a terrific time at the school musical this week. They would like to wish Bryant a very happy birthday today!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class enjoyed the musical on Tuesday evening. They are busy finishing off their units in math and science. The students are looking forward to summer vacation in a few weeks.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is beginning a new unit in science on motion. They will be doing much exploration inside and outside the school. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class had a lot of fun participating in the musical. Everyone did a great job! They are starting to learn summer vocabulary and are getting excited for summer vacation. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is riding the energy and momentum from the musical into the last few weeks of school. They are diving right into a class project on measurement and are wrapping up their French unit by exploring and illustrating French idioms. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class had an eventful week preparing and performing the school musical. They tested and improved their drawing skills as they class drew and painted portraits of characters in the musical. The class embraced the challenge as these portraits were not easy to do.

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is focusing on long division and adverbs this week. They really enjoyed the science fair on Friday and the musical on Tuesday evening. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class would like to congratulate the whole school on another awesome musical performance. The grade six students finished off their video challenge for the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge. The grade five students are reading the novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom”. All the students are looking forward to summer vacation!

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class was busy this week with the musical and preparing for the high school graduation and dance being held at our school this evening.  They would like to congratulate Arista White on her high school graduation this week!

Coming Up



IHMS will host a Spring Market & STEM Expo on Thursday, June 15th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article (25/05/2017)

By:  Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy, Reyd Ward


The school photographer visited us on Wednesday to take class and group photos. These photos are used in our school yearbook. 

Wednesday afternoon we hosted a school orientation for new Junior Kindergarten students for September 2017. Our current students in junior kindergarten participated in sessions with the kindergarten English and French Immersion teachers, and our current kindergarten students visited the grade one English and French classrooms for an orientation session.

Thursday was World Catholic Education Day. Our classes celebrated this day with in class activities. The grade five and six students presented in chapel all the reasons why our school is special. 

On Wednesday evening we held our annual Junior High School Speak Off. Participating students included: Makenzy Bishop, Max Chrappa, Jack Richardson, Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel. The overall winner was Jack Richardson. We would like to thank our judges for the event , Maruen Mennie and Stephanie Howell.

Jack Richardson poses with this first place award in the annual Junior High Speak Off. Jack spoke about his dad and the variety of challenges and injuries he has faced.


Students who travelled to St. Pierre had many wonderful experiences. They toured the lyceé (local high school), primary school, the boulangerie, and  the Museé (the museum). They also had a bus tour of the island, visited the cemetery, pâtrisserie (pastry shop), the City Hall and boutique. They had fun experiencing la joie de vive. 

Students from Immaculate Heart of Mary School visited the Mayor's office during their visit to St. Pierre last week. Back (L-R): Rebekah Calbert, Daniel Olvera, Myles Calbert, Paige Walsh; middle (L-R): Cheynne Bursey, Jack Matthews, Jacob Bursey, Anna MacKenzie, Simon Boitsefski; front (L-R): Israela Ngania, Ella Rashleigh, Keira Russell, Isabelle Mercier, Max Pittman, and Charlotte Mercier.


Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Lysea Ngania who received a certificate from Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Horse Stance.

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes are planting in the greenhouse this week. They are learning about Father’s Day and preparing artwork for the end of year school art show. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is practicing for the Kindergarten graduation this Monday evening. The class harvested vegetables from their Little Green Thumbs Garden. They are learning about the importance of taking care of their pets. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed listening and talking about stories from the Bible this week. The children shared their own bible with the class. In science, the class is talking about moss. The students were very excited to attend a grade one orientation session on Wednesday afternoon with Mme. Ryan. 

Maggie Payne shares her Bible with the Kindergarten French Immersion class this week during a lesson where the students brought their own Bibles to share with their classmates. 


Mrs. George’s grade one English class is practicing experiments for the Science Fair next week. They have their very last spelling test today! They would like to wish Elizabeth a happy birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning about living things and what they need to survive. This works well to incorporate with their greenhouse time. This week they are planting seeds they have collected from home.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is learning about the life cycles. They have made a display outside their classroom showing the stages of life for a butterfly. They are excited to see what will happen with their butterfly experiment. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about the weather. The students are working on a class project for the upcoming school science fair. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class was very busy this week. The grade three and four have been preparing for their final in-class assignments. They are writing a script for their French restaurants. The grade five and six students are doing their final French project. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is excited to announce that their caterpillars have arrived. They placed them in their growing containers and are eagerly awaiting their spinning stage. The class had the privilege of going on an Erosion tour last week with ACAP Humber Arm. The students enjoyed the trip very much!

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is taking a closer look at two digit multiplication in math. In social studies they are learning about how to read maps. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class presented a list of special things about IHMS in chapel on Thursday to celebrate Catholic Education Day. The grade five students are learning about sequencing in language arts. They have started a new read aloud novel called “Kensuke’s Kingdom”. The grade six  students are making a video for the Grab Bag Challenge. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class finished their ArtSmarts project this week with Jane Reagh.  Each student created a self portrait of themselves through investigation of their facial anatomy. The students are also starting to paint the background scenes for the upcoming school musical. 

Coming Up



Kindergarten Graduation will take place in our school gym on Monday evening at 6 pm. 

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar (17/05/2017)

By:  Jenna Cammie, Heather Cooper, Keira Clarke, and Emily Payne

Our students are busy preparing for our upcoming musical “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland”. Props are being created and painted, costumes are being made, and the halls are filled with singing!

Last weekend our school hosted a grade six boys’ indoor soccer tournament. All games were really close in the tournament. Our team lost in the semi-finals. Thank you to the student volunteers and coaches, Mr. Ryley Nadon and Mr. Drew Nadon , for all their hard work over the weekend. 

Last Thursday the grade seven to Level three girls attended a Skills Trade sponsored by Skills Canada at the College of the North Atlantic. Anna MacKenzie and Mikalya Moldlova were interviewed by NTV news.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed the activities in this conference. 

On Friday we continued our Mental Health Week Awareness with yoga and meditation. We would like to thank Nancy Buckle who facilitated yoga with the kindergarten to grade one classes and Sharon Evans who facilitated meditation with the grade two and three classes. It was a very mindful and relaxing afternoon. 

The students travelling on the French language trip to St. Pierre departed on Tuesday afternoon. They will tour various locations and sample foods while visiting the island. Mrs. King and Ms. Moss are the teacher chaperones for the trip. 

Our grade two class has collected over 4,000 plastic bags and counting for the Grab Bag Challenge! Please continue to collect plastic bags for our school and keep them out of our landfills.

The Student Leadership Council is collecting Cups for Cash for the City of Corner Brook. We are collecting used paper coffee cups. Each cup will earn us a return of five cents. 

The Provincial Boys’ Choir is finished for this school year. It will resume rehearsals in September. 

Congratulations to Hala Parsons who is a provincial winner in the World Ocean’s Day Poster Contest. World Ocean’s Day is celebrated on June 8th

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Liam Brinston who received several awards for youth bowling at the end of season. His awards included: High Average, High Series, High Single, High Series Team, Playoffs, and a trophy for Most Improved. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are preparing for the upcoming school musical. The students will be dressed up as flamingos for the show. They are helping to make flower props for the show. They are learning about different insects this week. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about transportation in social studies. They visited the greenhouse to see if their seeds have sprouted. They are learning about erosion in science. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed preparing a gift for Mother’s Day, planting flowers, and decorating a bag to put the plant in. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started a project called “Wonderful Me” where they write nice things about their friends. They are enjoying their time in the greenhouse with the wonderful Ms. Galliot. They would like to wish everyone a happy Victoria Day weekend. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been learning about living things and what they need to survive. They are incorporating this into their greenhouse time. They are planting seeds they have collected from home. They will be planting some avocados next week.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is writing to students at Beatrix Potter Elementary School in England to thank them for taking care of the graves of the Newfoundlanders who died in war and are buried across the street from their school. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is practicing working with money in math. They are continuing to build on their addition and subtraction skills. They have started to develop more spring French vocabulary. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class has started their science fair projects. The grade three and four students are learning about habitats in science. The grade five and six students are doing some research on local history in social studies. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class planted vegetables, flowers, and herbs in the greenhouse. They are continuing to learn about habitats in science. They explored the causes of erosion and created artwork to illustrate its impact on aquatic environments. On Thursday they attended a field trip to learn about erosion and how it has affected parts of Corner Brook. 

Grade four students, Katerine Noel, Kate Murphy, Leah Lainey, and Molly George cleaned up the local park during their class erosion field trip with ACAP Humber Arm.


Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class made posters in art about erosion and how it affects aquatic life. The grade five students are making board games in math. The grade six students are writing crime reports in language arts. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class participated in a session with Allison Pittman from Youth Ventures about creating a summer business. The students are preparing for the upcoming Science Fair in our school.

Junior and senior high students participate in an art program with local artist Jane Reagh. The project called "Anatomy of Me" involves the students creating blind contour self portraits and investigating the parts of the nose, eye, ear, and tongue. Students (L-R): Cheyenne Bursey, Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel work on blind contour drawings of their nose. 




Monday, May 15, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - Lion’s Roar - May 10th 2017

By:  Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse, and Max Pittman


Stars of the Week


Last Thursday our grade six to eight students participated in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge hosted at Grenfell Campus. Our team consisting of Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Aaron White, and Max Chrappa received silver medals. A total of 18 teams from the western region participated in this event.

The grade nine to Level 3 students attended the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition in St. John’s last weekend at the Marine Institute. The two teams performed exceptionally well. The UGS Inc. team consisting of Cheyenne Bursey, Madison Noel, Anna MacKenzie, and Arista White received an award for communication. The RCR Inc. team consisting of Rebekah Calbert, Ryan Miller, and Cameron Peddle was the first place team overall in the competition and received an award for manoeuvrability of their Remote Operation Vehicle (ROV).

Mark Janes, Uriah Cull and Ethan Hicks competed in an invitational chess tournament as a grade two team in St. John’s last weekend. The boys received bronze medals in the tournament. 
Our school was well represented at the Western Regional Heritage Fair over the weekend. Representatives of Immaculate Heart of Mary School included: Clare Coleman, Keira Clarke, Noah Evans, Molly George, Rebecca Janes, Carly Johannesen, Kate Murphy, Gabriel Rowsell, Reyd Ward, and Brooke Watton. Clare Coleman and Rebecca Janes received medals for having a top twenty project. Clare was also awarded a Young Citizens Award of which only three are awarded.

Mrs. George’s grade one class art project “Amazing Me” that was created earlier this year with artist Jane Reagh is on display as part of an artshow at the Arts and Culture Centre. Members of the class attended the opening reception on Sunday. The show will be on display until the end of May. 

On Sunday our school hosted the second annual Dog Show and More Show. The event was a huge success with a variety of animals participating and a BBQ that was enjoyed by all. We would like to thank pet owners, Mme. Moss, Dr. Angela Martyn of Animal Health Care Centre who judged the event and donated prizes.  Jacob Youden was the winner of the $50 gift card donated by Humber Valley Veterinary Clinic. 

Wednesday was Municipal Awareness Day in the City of Corner Brook. Our kindergarten to grade five students took part in a colouring contest, the grade six students wrote essays of what they would do as mayor, and the junior high students took photos of their city for a photo challenge. Faith Blackwood and Jacob Cull were awarded prizes in the colouring contest. Clare Coleman and Mohamed Al-Zubaidy were selected to be City Councillors for a mock council meeting held on Wednesday evening. The students visited the council chambers to celebrate Municipal Awareness Day and see what a real council meeting is like.

City Councillor Mohamed Al-Zubaidy (left)and City Councillor Clare Coleman (right)  took part in a mock City Council meeting on Wednesday evening as part of Municipal Awareness Day.


The grade two and three classes had a health scavenger hunt with student Nurse Jennifer Knee on Wednesday morning. 

The City of Corner Brook will be hosting a pizza party for their photo submissions for the Municipal Awareness Day.

The Student Leadership Council is collecting paper cups for the City of Corner Brook initiative “Cash for Cups”. This will continue until May 27th. Please collect your cups for our school.
The junior and senior high girls were invited to attend a conference on Thursday sponsored by Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador. The event was called “Skills for Women Conference”. It was held at the College of the North Atlantic. The girls participated in Try-A-Trade Demonstrations in welding, electrical and millwright. 

Mrs. Nancy Buckle lead yoga sessions with our kindergarten to grade 1 students on Friday morning as an extension on our Mental Health Project “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds”. In the afternoon, Ms. Sharon Evans of SEVA lead meditation sessions with students in grades two to six. 

Our school is hosting a grade six boys’ soccer tournament this weekend. The first game will be played today at 3:00 pm. We would like to wish our team the best of luck!

Medal recipients at out annual school Heritage Fair; front (L-R): Rebecca Janes, Gabriel Rowsell, Keira Clarke, Molly George, Noah Evans, Brooke Watton; back (L-R): Arista White, Madison Noel, Clare Coleman, and Reyd Ward. 


Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Mother’s Day and making special surprises for their mothers. They are enjoying playing outside and making props for the school musical in June. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning how to read bar graphs and learning some French letters and numbers. The students would like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to their mothers this weekend. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is working hard on subtracting, graphing, and data. They are learning about storms and lightening. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the different kinds of maps, symbols, and legends. They are making special Mother’s Day surprises for their mothers. They are wishing Teresa a Happy Birthday this week! They would like to wish all their readers a Happy Mother’s Day.

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion learned about Mother’s Day this week. They would like to wish all their mothers a wonderful day on Sunday. The students are enjoying their time in the greenhouse.

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is leading the school in the Grab Bag Challenge. They are encouraging everyone to collect used plastic bags for recycling and keep them out of our landfills. The students discussed healthy emotions and created a poster as part of Mental Health Week activities last week. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class enjoyed a scavenger hunt outside on Monday. The class took the opportunity to pick up some trash they found outside. In French they made Mother’s Day cards and will be making a special craft. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class are helping prepare props and signs for “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland”. The grade five and six students are finishing off their BloomBall activities.

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is starting a new unit on fractions in math. They have been having fun playing pizza pie games with dominos to help with their understanding of fractions. They have finished their novel study on Pippi Longstocking and are looking forward to watching the movie today.

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is very excited about the upcoming school Science Fair. This will be the first year the students prepare individual projects to present. 

Students in Mrs. Passmoor's class are enjoying planting in the school greenhouse this week. Students Samuel Antoncich (left) and Gabriel Rowsell (right) prepare seeds for planting.


Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class began their D.A.R.E. program this week. The grade five students made talking sticks in social studies. The grade six students completed their novel study on “Holes” and wrote their very own crime report based on the characters and events in the book.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are preparing for the upcoming science fair. The students would like to say congratulations to our Let’s Talk Science teams and our Underwater Robotics Teams for their successes last week! The students began an ArtSmarts project with Ms. Jane Reagh this week called “Anatomy of Me”. They are learning the parts and functions of the eye, ear, and mouth. They will then create a self portrait highlighting these parts. 


The students travelling to St. Pierre for the school French trip will leave on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Bon Voyage!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 26th 2017

Lion’s Roar
By:  Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Rebecca Janes, Rosemary Owolabi


The students travelling to St. Pierre would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets in support of their chocolate raffle before the Easter break. Luke Coleman was the first place winner of the Laura Secord Box of chocolates valued at $100, Madeline Murphy was the second place winner of a 850 g Dairy Milk Bar, and Simon Boitsefski won the third prize of a 850 g Dairy Milk Bar. 

We would like to thank our entire school community for their support of the Apple A Day Fundraiser. This fundraiser raised $25,600 for technology in our school. 

This week is National Volunteer Week. We would like to thank everyone who volunteers to help our school. In June, we will host our annual volunteer appreciation breakfast. 

On Monday our school hosted a special assembly for Earth Day. Students and staff dressed in Earth Day colours to raise money for the greenhouse. Students presented poems, songs, and skits about protecting our Earth. Mrs. Kane’s grade two classes kicked off a school wide ban on plastic bags and is organizing a “Grab Bag” collection to take plastic bags out of our landfills. 

The Recycle My Cell Campaign officially ends this week. We would like to thank everyone for their work in collecting these cell phones and keeping them out of landfills. 

The kindergarten to grade six students have been chosen as provincial winners in the Kids in Charge (K-I-C) Contest hosted by Newfoundland Light and Power. The school will receive $2,000 for a technology grant. In addition, there will be a special awards presentation on Tuesday and a pizza party for all students in kindergarten to grade 6. 

The Grade 6 Girls’ Soccer team will play an invitational tournament this weekend at Sacred Heart School. The girls play at 5:30 pm on Friday and at 9:00 am on Saturday. 

There was a parent information session for junior kindergarten and kindergarten students for September 2017 on Tuesday evening in our school cafeteria.

Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Carter Bromley whose Atom A Hockey Team won a silver medal at the Provincial Championship in Gander over Easter. 

Congratulations to Noah Colbourne whose Atom B Hockey Team won a silver medal in Clarenville during Easter break. 

Congratulations to Noah Evans and Samuel Antoncich’s Hockey Team who lost a well played game for a medal. 

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski and Luke Coleman who were in Ontario this past week along with Ms. Matthews with the Provincial Boys’ Choir. 

Congratulations to Nikola Verbiski who won the Saige Raide Memorial Contest. Students between the ages of 8 and 12 had to design a piece of jewelry. Nikola’s winning entry will now be made by Blue Marlin Jewelry for Mother’s Day.

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes are planting beans in homemade mini-greenhouses. This is a class science experiment. The students enjoyed their Easter break, but are glad to be back in school with their friends.  They would like to thank their ECE students Julie Curtis and Katie Nichol who finished their placements this week.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned about ways children can help protect our planet. They are finishing subtraction in math and starting to learn about data and graphing. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class planted in the greenhouse this week. The students are very excited to watch their seeds grow. The children are reflecting on what can help and what may hurt a tiny seed. 

Kindergarten French Immersion students, Lydia Rashleigh and Lilah Keough, plant small seeds in the greenhouse this week for Earth Day. 


Mrs. George’s grade one English class had a wonderful Easter break, but they are happy to be back with their friends. They really enjoyed their Dental Health session with Nurse Knee this week. We are finishing up our geometry unit in math. They would like to wish Thomas a very happy birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class had a lot of fun this week learning about Earth Day. They made Earth Day mobiles and wrote about what they could do to protect the Earth. 

Mariame Conté, Liam Stride, Nurse Knee, and Jacob Youden (front) pose for a photo after a presentation on dental hygiene. 


Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is excited to kick off the Grab Bag Challenge and recycle as many plastic bags as they can for a chance to win $500 for the school. This is a big deal for their class since the class visited City Hall last month regarding banning plastic bags in Corner Brook and now the school. 

Meteghan Kane and Gabriella Lawrence enjoy a book together in Mrs. Kane's grade two English class. 


Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is learning about Earth Day this week. They started making surveys in math for a unit on graphing. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is wrapping up the first part of their grammar unit. They will be preparing for a test soon. In math they are moving  into a measurement unit and finishing their in-class assignment on data and research. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class was excited to be attending Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s production of Jack Five-Oh and Andy Jones this Thursday at the Arts and Culture Centre. They are continuing their math unit on Geometry and are examining the differences between pyramids and prisms. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is beginning geometry in math. They are also learning more about verbs in language arts. The students are glad to see their friends again after the Easter break. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class wrote a skit to perform at our school assembly for Earth Day on Monday. They learned lots of interesting facts about Earth Day and recycling in Newfoundland and Labrador. The grade five students are working on a novel study on “Number the Stars”. The grade six students are writing essays about what they would do if they could be mayor of Corner Brook for one day.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and the Underwater Robotics Event. The grade nine to Level 3 students visited the Greenwood Inn pool on Wednesday afternoon to test their robot and practice missions in the pool. 

Coming Up

Registration for full time junior kindergarten and Kindergarten (English and French Immersion) is ongoing. Please contact the office for further information. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 5th 2017

Lion’s Roar

By:  Marcus Gallant, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy and Reyd Ward

Congratulations to our school choir and chamber choir who performed last week at the Rotary Music Festival.  Our Chamber Choir was also chosen to sing in “The Stars of the Festival” on Tuesday night. We would like to thank Caelin Randell-Scott who accompanied the Chamber Choir on the French horn. Our school band received a $50 scholarship and our Chamber Choir received a $150 scholarship and has been invited to participate in the Provincial Festival. 

Auditions for our school musical “The Trials of Alice in Wonderland” took place last week. The official cast has been chosen and the rehearsals will be starting soon. 

The grade five to Level 3 students took part in the Shriner’s Cardboard Box race at Marble Mountain on Saturday. Thomas Randell and his mom also participated, along with Mark Janes and his dad, Candace and Carly Johannesen, as well as Max Pittman and his cousin. A great time was had by all. Anna MacKenzie and Madison Noel placed first in the junior high category and Rebekah Calbert and Arista White placed first in the senior high category.

The grade seven to Level 3 students will perform this evening in Deer Lake at Xavier Junior High. Their production “Complaint Department and Lemonade” will be on at 6:00 pm as part of the Regional Drama Festival. 

The Chess Club held a party on Tuesday during their weekly meeting to celebrate the group’s success at the Provincial Chess Tournament this year. 

The grade five girls’ basketball team will participate in a tournament hosted by Humber Elementary this weekend. We wish the girls the best of luck!

Students, Allie Lovell, Lysea Ngania, and Noor Altaee,  present some of their projects from the afterschool sewing club.


Stars of the Week

Congratulations to our students who participated in the Rotary Music Festival this past week. 

 Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski who received third place in Class 652 RCM Piano Level 3 not over 13-Romatic & Modern, second place in Class 239 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 11 and under, third place in Class 650 RCM Piano Level 4 Not over 13- Baroque, first place in Class 651 RCM Piano Level 3, Not over 13 – Classical; and second place in Class 359 Boys’ Solo- 11 and under; to Clare Coleman who received first place in Class 508 Piano Concert Group – 11 and under, third place in Class 209 Concert Group, Any Voice – 11 and under, and first place in Class 239 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 11 and under, second place in Class 649 RCM Piano Level 4 Not over 14 – Romantic and Modern; and first place in Class 347 Girls’ Solo – 11 and under- Competitive; to Alister MacDonnell who received first place in both Class 1010 Snare Drum Solo “C” and Class 1005 Percussion Solo “C”- Complete Drum Set; to Israela Ngania who received second place in Class 659 RCM Piano Level 1 not over 10- Romantic, Modern & Inventions; and to Lily Smallwood who received first place in Class 664 Preparatory (A) not over 8, and first place in Class 353 Girls’ Solo- 8 and under, and first place in Class 242 Musical Theatre/ Movie Musical – 8 and under.

Congratulations to Simon Boitsefski who received a $100 scholarship for voice and piano, Alister MacDonnell who received a $50 scholarship for percussion, an Lily Smallwood who received a $50 scholarship for Junior Piano and $100 for Musical Theatre (junior).

Congratulations to Violet Stark and family on the birth of their baby brother, Elijah.

Congratulations to Isaiah Coleman and family on the birth of his baby sister, Cruz.

Congratulations to Mark Janes who created a beautiful poster that will be hung in our school chapel. 

Congratulations to Ella Rashleigh whose hockey team participated in the Avalon Celtics Hockey Tournament this past weekend in St. John’s. 

Congratulations to Lydia Rashleigh’s Timbit Team who was recently awarded a medal at a tournament in Corner Brook. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about the true meaning of Easter and doing Easter crafts. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about safety at home in health and learning about beavers in science. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is celebrating the International Children’s Book Day with a “book show and tell”. Everyone is sharing their favourite stories with their classmates. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the real meaning of Easter in religion class. They are learning about the different attributes of objects in math class. They are also making life-size penguins today and finishing up their research on their favourite kinds. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class has been working on a book about spring. They had to use their spring vocabulary to complete it. They have also begun talking about Easter and why they celebrate Easter. They are really excited about Easter and are glad to have lots of Easter themed activities to complete. 

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is starting to learn about their teeth and how important they are to our health. They are learning how to take care of our teeth, the job of the dentist, and why they lose their baby teeth. They are excited about this because a lot of students have been losing their teeth. 

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class is reviewing math facts and using water theme pages. They have be revisiting their understanding of French articles and adjectives using their Easter vocabulary and reading and writing Easter stories. They are learning about air in science and making pinwheels. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is excited to be taking part in the musical this year. The grade three and four students are learning to identify and conjugate irregular verbs in the present tense and are nearly finished their data management unit. The grade five and six students are learning to identify and conjugate verbs in the present tense, and are preparing to finish their data management unit in math with a final project.  

Candance Johannesen, Katherine Noel and Israela Ngania experiment with sound during a grade four science lesson.


Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has started their new unit on geometry. They are learning about the different polygons and their numbers of sides. They have also started portrait drawings in art class. 

Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is continuing with their novel study of The BFG. They are preparing for the class speak off and the heritage Fair. They have started a unit on sound in science class and decimals in math. 

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class was excited to see the junior and senior high dress rehearsal of “Complaint Department and Lemonade” on Wednesday afternoon. The students really enjoyed planning, building, and racing their cardboard boxes last week. Students are presenting their speeches today for the upcoming elementary speak off. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are performing their production at Xavier Junior High this evening. The students have worked very hard to prepare for their show. 


Rebekah Calbert and Arista White pose for a photo during the Shriner's Cardboard Box race last weekend at Marble Mountain.


Coming Up


The elementary speak off for selected grade 4-6 students will be held in our school cafeteria on Monday, April 10 at 7:00 pm.

Grade 5/6 News Article - April 13th 2017

Lion’s RoarBy:  Emily Payne, Heather Cooper, Isabelle Mercier

Our grade seven to Level 1 students participated in the Western Regional Drama Festival last weekend at Xavier Junior High. Their production, “Complaint Department and Lemonade” was a lot of fun! Congratulations to the students and to their Director, Mrs. McCarthy.
Last week we began the draws for the Apple A Day Prizes. Mr. Colin Clarke won the day 1 prize of an Apple TV and Jaxon Clarke won the seller’s prize; Aaron Payne won the day two prize of an Apple iPod touch and the seller’s prize; Mr. Greg Price won the day three prize of an Apple watch and Cohen Hartley won the seller’s prize; Mrs. Marie Kennedy won the day four prize of an iPad Pro and Mrs. Marjorie Deckert won the seller’s prize; Mr. Matthew Roberts won the day five prize of an iPad and Apple Watch and Grayson Roberts won the seller’s prize. 
Our school hosted our annual Elementary School Speak Off on Monday evening for students in grades 4-6. Grade four participants included: Gabriel Rowsell, Katherine Noel, and Brooke Watton. Grade five participants included: Keira Clarke and Reyd Ward. Grade six included: Simon Boitsefski, Clare Coleman, and Max Pittman. We would like to thank our judges for the event Mrs. Sandee Harnum, Mrs. Vicky Bosch, and Mrs. Paula Gruditch. The overall winner was Brooke Watton who spoke on Societies Expectations of Being a Girl. 

Brooke Watton (right) with her teacher, Mrs. Katie Passmoor, during the presentation of awards at the school's annual Elementary Speak Off. Brooke was chosen as the overall winner for her speech "Societies Expectations of Being a Girl".


The students travelling to St. Pierre sold tickets this week for a Chocolate Raffle. There are three prizes: A Laura Secord Gift Box valued at $100, and two 850g Cadbury chocolate bars. The draw  took place on Thursday. 
On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Coleman and the Prayer Group performed the Easter Passion at All Hallows Parish. This recounted the crucifixion of Jesus. 

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Fabian Ryan and his family on the birth of his new baby sister this week!

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Jesus and the true meaning of Easter. They are making Easter crafts. The class welcomes Ms. Brittany Burden to their program. 

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning an Earth poem in science. They are discussing Easter in religion and really enjoyed the student council Easter egg hunt. 

Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class enjoyed their book show and tell last week. They have a lot of fun sharing their favourite stories. The class learned about clocks and time this week. 

Mrs. George’s grade one English class wrote Easter stories ad doing some neat crafts. They are excited to be having an Easter Egg Hunt today in their classroom. They would like to wish our readers a happy and Holy Easter. 

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class finished up their math unit by working in groups to represent large numbers. They worked on many fun Easter activities and learned lot of new vocabulary. In honor of Earth Day on the 22nd they also began discussing how to respect the planet and take care of the environment. 

Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is working on math and language arts centres this week. The students are learning about Easter and looking forward to the Easter break!

Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class made mini-booklets about Easter eggs using the prepositions: sur, devant, sous, dans, à côte, derrière, and entre. They are looking forward to the Easter egg hunt today. 

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is finishing off their units before the Easter break. The grade three and four students are doing Easter reading comprehensions, focusing on recognizing and identifying subject verb agreements while reading. The grade five and six students are finishing their data management unit. 

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been working on Easter colouring contests and World Ocean’s Day posters. They have been brainstorming and diligently working on their process writing pieces. For this process they have to come up with a non-conventional way to teach Pippi Longstocking the alphabet. 

Rachael Griffin proudly shows her math "artwork" in Mrs. Bishop's grade three class. 


Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class learned more about decimals by making change in a math game called “Shopkeeper”. They starting working on their Heritage Fair projects in social studies and are continuing to learn about sand in science. 

Ava Shearing (left) and Alyssa Power (right) "sell" erasers, bookmarks and rulers during a math class game of "Shopkeeper" to practice working with decimals.


Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class planned and presented a class debate in language arts this week. The students debated on homework, video games, and cats versus dogs.  The students also worked on their Heritage fair projects in social studies. The grade five’s are working on fractions in math class, and the grade six students are studying geometry. 

Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class has been hard at work on their Heritage Fair assignments. The students visited the Corner Brook Public Library on Wednesday morning to research their topics.  The students have been working on the KIC Start Energy Conservation videos. 

Coming Up

School is closed for Easter break and will re-open on Monday, April 24.
Our school will host an Earth Day celebration and theme day on Monday, April 24.

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten English and French Immersion will take place in our school on Tuesday, April 25th

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article - March 29th 2017

Lion’s Roar

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Trinity Rouse, Carly Johannesen, Max Pittman

Our students were very busy this week performing in the Rotary Music Festival. Our School Choir and Chamber Choir performed on Monday morning. The Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten choirs performed on Tuesday. The grade one and two students participated in a workshop on Thursday morning. Our school bands will perform this morning at Westside Tabernacle. We would like to thank Ms. Matthews, Mrs. Linda Carr, Mr. Kevin Hennessy, and Ms. Kane for accompanying the choirs and bands. 
Auditions began this week for “The Trials of Alice”. The school musical will be held in June. 
The grade five to Level 3 students worked on creating cardboard box racing cars this week for the Shriners Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race this Saturday afternoon.
The kindergarten and Level 3 graduation photos were taken by the school photographer on Wednesday. 
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
There will be a meeting about planning for our school Greenhouse for parents and teachers in the school cafeteria on Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.

Stars of the Week


Congratulations to Maddox Peddle who received a hockey medal at a Timbit Tournament last weekend.  
Congratulations to Mark Janes’ hockey team who won a bronze medal last weekend. 
Congratulations to Charlie Hynes and Cameron Bishop who received hockey medals last weekend at a tournament held in Corner Brook. 
Congratulations to Katy Hancock, Katie McGinn, Tyler McGinn, Maddox Peddle, Thomas Randell, and Rotém Phillips-Grobbelaar who received skiing medals last week.
Congratulations to Ryder Walsh who completed his First Reconciliation.
Congratulations to Madeline Murphy who received a certificate in Tae Kwon Do for Awesome Form. 

Class News


The junior kindergarten classes are learning about music and how different instruments work. The students were very proud to perform at the Rotary Music Festival for the first time! The classes would like to welcome Early Childhood Education students Ms. Julie Curtis, and Katie Nichol. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class made “hair heads” in language arts and science this week. The class enjoyed performing in the Rotary Music Festival on Tuesday morning. 

Kindergarten students (L-R): Charlea Boyd-Martyn, Addison MacArthur, Mason Boyd-Martyn, and William Barry (front) enjoy some outside play in the snow. 


Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is exploring the oceans, discovering more about planet Earth, and reflecting upon the ways we can protect our environment. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their geometry unit in math this week. They are really enjoying learning about the 17 different kinds of penguins. 
Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was very excited and proud to participate in the music festival. They have been working with manipulatives to represent numbers up to 100. They really enjoyed using Smartboard and challenging each other to represent numbers in 10 frames.  
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class started a new unit on Fairy Tales on Friday. They have been enjoying learning about what makes a Fairy Tale, reading Fairy Tales and writing their very own!
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been reviewing and practicing their math facts: representing numbers in different ways, parts and wholes, expanded form, comparing numbers and missing addends. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is starting a grammar unit in French. They are conjunctions verbs in the present tense. The grade five and sixes are finishing their bloom balls. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class learned about things we use to measure in the kitchen. They made some artistic pieces on quarts, pints, cups, and tablespoons. The pieces look awesome!

Sommer Lawrence, a grade three student, works on measurement artwork during a class activity on kitchen measurements. 


Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class is learning about fractions and decimals. They are also learning about light optics in science and David Lingstone, the explorer, in social studies. They have created their own comic strips in art class and are continuing to learn about bones in health. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class is excited about the Shriner’s Cardboard Box Race on Saturday. The students are writing speeches for the elementary speak off on April 10. They are learning about pop culture art in social studies class. 
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class was busy this week planning, constructing and decorating their sleds for the Shriner’s Marble Mountain Cardboard Box Race tomorrow! They have some interesting design features. The group is one week away from their production of “Complaint Department and Lemonade” for the Western Regional Drama Festival.

Coming Up


Our Elementary Speak off will take place on April 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

School will be closed April 14-21 for Easter Break.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article

Lion’s Roar

By:  Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Simon Boitsefski, Trinity Rouse, Max Pittman

Immaculate Heart of Mary School was proud to host the Provincial Chess Tournament over the weekend. We had 15 competitors from our school take part in the provincial competition! This was the highest participation from a single school! We would like to thank all the parents, teachers and volunteers who helped to make this event so very successful! We would like to especially thank our team coaches Mrs. Katie Passmoo, Mrs. Cheryl Cull, and to Dr. José Lam for their commitment to the team and hosting the Provincial Tournament. 
We would like to congratulate our students who participated in the Provincial Chess Tournament. They include: kindergarten student Grayson Roberts; grade two students Uriah Cull, Liam Gaulton, Mark Janes and Jack Watton; grade three students James Lao and Alister MacDonnell; grade four students Noah Colbourne, Jacob Cull, Candance Johannsen, and Gabriel Rowsell; grade five student Kira McCarthy; grade six students Jacob Bursey and Max Pittman; and grade 8 student Max Chrappa. Congratulations to Grayson Roberts who received first place provincially in kindergarten; Alister MacDonnell who received third place provincially in grade three; Jacob Cull who tied for third place provincially in grade four; and Jacob Bursey and Max Pittman who tied for third place provincially in grade six. 
Gabriel Rowsell (left) and Jacob Cull (right) play chess next to one another during the Provincial Chess Tournament held at our school on Saturday.

Our provincial winners in the Provincial Chess Tournament; front (L-R): Alister MacDonnell, third place in grade three; Grayson Roberts, first place in kindergarten; back (L-R): Jacob Cull, third place tie in grade four; Jacob Bursey, third place tie in grade six; and Max Pittman, third place tie in grade six. 

On Thursday morning our school hosted a NET Ministries session with grades four to Level III. The students talked about their experiences, faith, and led the students in engaging activities and discussion. 
Tuesday was National Poetry Day. Since school was closed on Tuesday, we celebrated in our classrooms with special poetry activities on Wednesday. Lauren Greene from Mrs. George’s class read a poem in chapel called “Penguins Everywhere”. 
IHMS was a sea of blue on Wednesday for National Water Day. This is a day we celebrated to keep in mind the value of water and all life that depends on clean and safe water. 
March is Nutrition month. The public health nurse is visiting our school today at lunch making healthy smoothies for students. Yum!
We are also celebrating Earth Hour today in our classes. 
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
During our morning chapel we are now proud to announce we are singing “Happy Birthday” in six languages!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Samuel Antoncich’s Atom C Hockey Team who won a silver medal at the Botwood Invitational this past weekend. Samuel was awarded the White Hat Award for the hardest worker for one of the games. 
Congratulations to Danyeal Jacob’s hockey team who received a medal at the David Lavallee Invitational in Stephenville over the weekend. 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are talking about the season of spring and what it means. For national water day they talked about the importance of water in their daily lives and Earth Hour on Friday. They would like to welcome Early Childhood Education students, Julie Curtis and Heather Nichol to their classes. 
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about how water is used and how it is important to our daily lives. They are discussing spring and how animals come out of hibernation.  
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class have been enjoying the fresh air this week. The students also learned about the importance of water in our daily lives. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their Penguin unit this week! They celebrated World Poetry Day and particularly enjoyed the hilarious poems of Dennis Lee. On World Water Day, they learned about conserving water, keeping it clean and about the water cycle. They want to wish Faith a Happy Birthday!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class is working on skip counting by 2's and 5's. The children have been working on this skill in centers and in pairs using various manipulatives. They have been discussing marine habitats and the other creatures on our planet that are dependent on clean water sources. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is exploring strange fish that live in deep seas. They are also looking at the impact of global warming on these animals and why it is important to protect our oceans and the planet. 
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class has been studying solids and liquids in science. They did a liquid to solid experiment and made ice cream. It was a delicious science experiment. In French they have started learning new spring words.

Students in grade two French Immersion (L-R): Robert Morrissey, Noah Wall, Jamie White-Robertson, and Brooklynn Pittman experiment with solids and liquids by making home made ice cream.


Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class enjoyed poetry and water celebrations on Tuesday. The students are beginning to work on their Heritage Fair ideas and beginning speech writing for the Elementary Speak Off. 
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has just begun their science unit on invisible forces. They have been investigating various materials to see what types attract to magnets. They are having a lot of fun playing with the magnets. They have started their measurement unit in math and are developing an understanding of reading an analog clock. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated National Poetry Day by reading Roald Dahl’s poem “Crocodile”. They then created their own poems using rhyming couplets. The class also prepared oral reports on favourite explorers to present to their classmates. The class welcomes Ava Spearing, a new grade four student, to their classroom this week.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class has begun new novel studies in language arts. The grade six students are reading “Holes” and the grade five students are reading “Number the Stars”. To celebrate National Poetry Day they wrote their own versions of “I Cannot Go to School Today” by Shel Silverstein and “I Can’t Write a Poem” by Bruce Lansky.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class is preparing for the upcoming drama festival. The students are also gearing up for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and Underwater Robotics. 

Coming Up


The Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival is taking place next week. All of our students from JK-Level III will be participating in their respective categories. The grade 5 -Level III students will participate in band.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article


Lion’s Roar
By:  Jacob Bursey, Clare Coleman, Rebecca Janes and Rosemary Owolabi
Last Friday we held our Term 1 Assembly to honour our student’s achievements in the first term. We would like to congratulate everyone on their awards. We also honoured Reyd Ward who placed second provincially in the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Junior Essay Contest. Reyd presented her Remembrance Day Essay during the assembly. 
Last weekend our Grade 6 Girls’ Basketball Team played in an invitational tournament at St. Gerard’s Elementary School. Congratulations to all players n a great performance at the tournament. We would like to congratulate the winners of the “She’s Got Game Awards”. These awards went to Carly Johannesen, Rosemary Owolabi, Trinitty Rouse and Clare Coleman. 
The IHMS Teachers would like to thank our students and families for the wonderful treats and notes of thanks that were sent in to the school for Teacher Appreciation Week. 
Our students and staff were treated to delicious French toast and berries for breakfast on Friday morning as part of the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited our school to cook for everyone. In addition, representatives from the Department of Agriculture and local famers presented about the agrifoods industry and healthy eating. MHA Mr. Scott Reid visited the school to help serve breakfast. It was a great day.

Makenzy Bishop (left) and Rebekah Calbert (right) enjoy the French toast breakfast at our school on Friday morning for the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Program. Two chefs visited the school to prepare the meal. In addition, information booths were set up in the gym with members of the Department of Agriculture and local farmers displaying information about healthy eating. 

Tuesday, March 14 was Pi Day! Classes celebrated by practicing the digits of pi and pi activities. Next week we will host an official school Pi activity in the gym.
Members from Net Ministries students visited the school on Thursday to talk with student in junior and senior high. 
Today our classes are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Our students are wearing green, learning about St. Patrick’s Day and Leprechauns! We hope to catch a Leprechaun in one of the many traps around the school!
Apple-A-Day Tickets are on sale! Tickets are $20 each. The tickets include six days of prizes including: an apple TV; 16 GB iPod Touch and $25 iTunes Gift Card; Apple Watch 38 mm; 9.7 inch iPad Pro; Apple Watch and iPad Mini 2; and 13 inch MacBook Air. The draws will begin on April 6.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Pelican Choir, who performed at St. John’s the Evangelist Church on Thursday evening. It was their first stop on a weekend tour. Simon Boitsefski and Luke Coleman performed with the choir.
Congratulations are also extended to the Provincial Boys’ Choir, The Puffins, who also performed for the first time. Liam Brinston, Liam Gaulton, Oscar George, Rudy George, Jesse Carey MacDonald, Landon Harvieux, Grayson Roberts, Nate Smallwood, Edward Kelly, Rohan Wadwah, Maddox Peddle, Mark Janes and Uriah Cull performed with the choir. 
Congratulations to Jenna Cammie and Ella Rashleigh who participated in a Provincial Synchronized Figure Skating Competition this past weekend in Gander. 
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about St. Patrick’s Day and looking forward to setting up a trap to catch the Leprechaun!

Junior kindergarten students, Rudy George and Ross Gunson, enjoy some painting time in their classroom.


Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun building a Leprechaun trap and completing St. Patrick’s Day activities. They are continuing with subtraction in math.
Mme. Baugé’s Kindergarten French Immersion class is discovering the different habitats animals have and where the animals go during the winter. They are also very busy with sizes and weight in math. 
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is doing lots of leprechaun writing, math and art activities this week. They are making leprechaun traps and hope to catch one today. Top of the morning to all our readers!

Members of the Afterschool Sewing Program proudly display their completed projects. (L-R): Teresa Coleman, Yael Piercey and Jamie Rumbolt

Mme. Ryan’s grade one French Immersion class was so glad to complete and display their murals. They began a new math unit by doing centers about counting and grouping numbers up to 100. The best part of the week was the St. Patrick’s Day activities. They really found learning about his life fascinating. 
Ms. Kane’s grade two English class is preparing a class play for St. Patrick’s Day. The class created a St. Patrick’s Day wall art quilt to hang in the hallway.
Mme. Howlett’s grade two French Immersion class learned a lot about local farmers and produce on Friday during the Kids Eat Smart Rooting for Health Day. Today they are doing St. Patrick’s themed math and French centers. 
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class really enjoyed sharing pie and ice cream with Mrs. McCarthy’s class on Pi Day. The two classes got together to recite Pi and enjoy pie! Candance Johannesen was the class winner! She recited 87 digits of Pi! Isabelle Mercier came in second place with a recitation of 57 digits! The grade four students are doing descriptive writing about their lost leprechaun. The grade five and six students are working on a Bloom ball for their novel study.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been in planning and construction mode. They are determined to catch the Leprechaun this year. There are some very interesting and intricate traps made in their class. They hope to catch him. 
Mrs. Passmoor’s grade four class celebrated Pie Art for Pi Day. They did their PowerPoint presentations on explorers in social studies. They started their novel study of the BFG by Roald Dahl. 
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade five and six class celebrated Pi Day with a recitation and a treat of pie and ice cream with Mme. Moss’ class. Reyd Ward came in third place by reciting 55 digits of Pi. The class is making a banner for the Provincial Chess Tournament in art class this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s junior high to level three class are excited about the upcoming drama festival. The grade seven and eight students have begun to study for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. The grade nine to Level 3 students are beginning to prepare for Underwater Robotics. They are also finishing up their Shakespeare unit in language arts. 
Coming Up
Our school is very excited to be hosting the Provincial Chess Tournament this Saturday in our school gym.  This event will be streamed live on the internet.