Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grade 5/6 News Article-Lion's Roar (11/10/17)

By:  Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Keira Clarke, Jacob Cull, Leah Lainey, Destinee Lawrence, and Isabelle Mercier
IHMS hosted the Third Annual Western Region Robotics Competition at our school on Saturday. The event featured five teams from the western region. We would like to thank our presenters including Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Ron Hancock, and Mme. Heather Moss, as well as our teacher volunteers, Mrs. Elaine King and Ms. Gina Guy, First Lego League Robotics, Mr. Clarence Button, Colemans, Mr. Scott Reynolds, and all our student volunteers. Another successful event was had by everyone.
Our Intermediate Skills Challenge team offered a coat check service on Saturday evening for the Municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador banquet. The team raised $481 in donations for their trip. Students also had the opportunity to meet the Premier of our province, Mr. Dwight Ball. The team has been invited to meet with the Premier in his office during their trip to St. John’s later in November.
Mr. Drew and the grade seven to Level III students organized our annual Remembrance Day Service. Each all classes participated in the service by presenting poems, songs, powerpoint presentations, reading the names of our families’ veterans. The junior band, senior band, and Brazilian ensemble all performed in the assembly. We would like to thank the Cull family; Mr. Dennis Parizeau, Royal Canadian Legion President; Mrs. Jackie Alcock and Ms. Erica Snelgrove.
School closed is on Friday in observance of Remembrance Day.
Again today our students are out raking leaves as part of their fundraiser for Intermediate Skills Challenge.
The grade one class is collecting items for Operation Christmas Child again this year. They are looking for donations of small toys and toiletries to fill shoe boxes for children in developing countries. The collection will end on November 15.
The junior kindergarten classes are collecting gently used winter clothing for their annual Helping Hands Project. They are looking for coats, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots for all ages.
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 pm in the school cafeteria for students interested in taking part in the EF Service Learning Tour to Tanzania during Easter 2019. Students must be between the ages of 13-18 to take part.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to the student s of the Graham Academy who performed on Saturday. Our performers included:  Grace Brake –Higgins, Keira Clarke, Megan Cochrane, Teresa Coleman, Candace Johannesen, Carly Johannesen, Katy Hancock, Alister MacDonnell, Israela Ngania, Oliver Carey MacDonald,  Jessie Carey MacDonald, Hunter Olmstead, Lily Smallwood,  Max Pittman,  and Brooke Watton.
Congratulations to Daley Merrigan who was selected for the Provincial Nordic Ski Team.
Congratulations to our grade six team, Aqua Bots, on their third place finish at the Western Region Robotics Competition. Team members included: Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, Rebecca Janes, Kira McCarthy, Isabelle Mercier, Rosemary Owolabi, Trinity Rouse, and Reyd Ward.
Congratulations to our Brazilian robotics team on their second place finish at the Western Region Robotics Competition. Team members included: Kevin Arruda, Jos√© Eudes,  Mel Florencio, Ghennio Olivieira, Wayslanne Rayssa, Everson Rodrigues, Davi Rodrigues, and Yasmin Santos

Class News
The junior kindergarten classes welcomed a new friend, William Hancock, to JK 4. They enjoyed taking part in the Remembrance Day service and making poppies.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class learned a new poem for Remembrance Day called “Poppy Poppy”. They are working on the letter “j”.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning the importance of Remembrance Day and how they can do their part to spread peace. They are starting their new math unit on adding and subtracting.  In social studies they are learning about needs and wants.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class has been discussing Remembrance Day. They have also been working on a song. They have also been talking about friendship and how to care for others.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is learning about Remembrance Day. They learned a poem and created posters. They are also learning about different types of families.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is busy working on their Remembrance Day song with the French choir. The grade three and four students are learning special vocabulary while the grade five and six students are researching significant battles important to Canadians.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class have been observing what happens with soil and water are mixed.  The students were able to see how soil is made up of layers. The class would like to welcome Mallory Chambers to their class this week.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class enjoyed planting in the junior kindergarten playground this week. In art they are making beautiful Remembrance Day sunset pictures.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has been learning about how the brain works and playing brain games. They are putting the final touches on their Remembrance Day essays.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was very excited to take part in the Western Region Robotics Competition on Saturday. Their team, Aqua Bots, won third place overall. This week they are focusing on core values and working together as an effective team.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class won an award at the Western Region Robotics Competition for Robot Design. He team consisted of students in grades seven to nine. Everyone had a great time. The students helped to organize the Remembrance Day service held in our school gymnasium on Thursday morning.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class was very busy this week preparing for Remembrance Day. Students in Earth Systems 3209 are studying absolute time and geological time periods.
Coming Up
School is closed for all students on Monday, November 13th.

Students in Mrs. Bishop's grade three class, (L-R): Ryder Walsh, Mark Janes, Mikka Chua, and Gabrielle Lawrence, observe what happens to soil and water when mixed.  

Mark Janes (back left) greets Premier Dwight Ball (back right) with Jack Richardson (front left) and Rebecca Janes (front right) during the Municipalities of Newfoundland and Labrador Banquet. The students organized a coat check to raise money for their upcoming Intermediate Skills Canada Challenge. 
Master Corporal Jason Cull lays a wreath with his daughter, Mary Jay Cull, during the annual Remembrance Day service. The Cull family laid five wreaths in memorial of family members and friends who died in service to our country.