Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Grade 5/6 New's article - Lion's Roar (27/4/18)

By:  Katherine Noel, Aaron Payne, Gabriel Rowsell, Kate Murphy and Carter Bromley
We would like to congratulate the junior and senior high class for their performances in the Western Regional Drama Festival in Springdale last week. The junior high students presented their play “The Great American Talent Show” and the senior high class presented their play “If Girls Asked Boys for Dates”. The students had a great time and put off wonderful shows. They would like to thank their teacher directors: Mme. Moss, Ms. Cunning, Ms. Guy and Mrs. McCarthy; as well as Isac Burton, Myles Calbert, and Ryan Miller who assisted with lights and sound.
IHMS hosted a grade five boys’ soccer tournament last weekend. The IHMS team won gold medals and were undefeated in the tournament. We would like to thank Mr. Ryley and Mr. Drew Nadon who coached the team. We also would like to thank our many parents and volunteer who supported the tournament.
Students and staff celebrated Earth Day on Monday. We celebrated by wearing blue, green, and brown and taking part in activities that show we care about our planet.
Our annual Heritage Fair was held on Wednesday morning. We would like to thank all students for the amazing projects they presented. Our judges for the event were Natasha Wells, Mme. Marie Claude Renard, Mrs. Marie Ryan , Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, and Mrs. McCarthy. At the end of the fair the judges awarded 13 medals for outstanding projects. Medal winners included: Fatima Alkhalil, Keira Clarke, Ava Hodder, Erica Kennedy, Carly Johannesen, Charlotte Mercier, Christian Mouland, CarlyRae Mouland, Alister MacDonnell, Kate Murphy, Max Pittman, Gabriel Rowsell and Lily Smallwood.
Mme. Moss’ French Immersion class held a bake sale on Wednesday at recess in aid of their Aquaponics project. The class raised $100 towards their project. They are very excited to pilot this new program in the school.
The grade two class counted and collected over 20,000 plastic bags for the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge. The bags were delivered by the class to Walmart on Thursday morning.
Junior Kindergarten and kindergarten parent information session took place in our school cafeteria on Thursday evening.
Apple A Day Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $20 each. There are five days of prize draws and each ticket is entered in all five draws. Prizes include: an apple TV, apple watch, an iphone 8, an ipad, and a 13inch Macbook air. There are also prizes for the seller of each winning ticket, and there will be an ipad draw for students selling more than 20 tickets. For every 20 tickets sold, the student will have his or her name entered in the draw. The draws begin on May 7th.
The Recycle My Cell Campaign officially ends on Tuesday. We are challenging every student to bring in one more cell phone to help us reach our goal.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to students from our school who participated in the annual Silver Blades Ice Show on Saturday evening. Students who performed include: Imogen Ash, Riley Baggs- Anderson, Alexis Caines, Leah Caines, Jenna Cammie, Ian Cook , Donna Fraitis, Rebecca Janes , Leah Lainey, Molly MacDonnell, Israela Ngania, and Rhyan Wheeler.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are  having a lot of fun in the greenhouse. They are exploring their senses. Their ECE students finished their work placement this week.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is doing spring activities and drawing pictures. They are enjoying getting outside in the warmer temperatures.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class really enjoyed their Earth Day and greenhouse activities this week. They have started their geometry unit in math.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is excited about starting up aquaponics in their classroom. The grade one’s are making books and the grade twos are learning about measurement this week.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is loving the spring weather. They enjoyed their greenhouse visit and are looking forward to their new science unit: Animals Grow!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class were very excited to see the Heritage Fair. The grade four to six students were proud to show off their French projects for parents and judges.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class garden is flourishing! Their purple peacock beans have started to grow. They can’t wait to see their kale and basil sprout.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is buzzing about all the interesting topics at the heritage fair on Wednesday. They are using clay and nets to make 3D shapes in math.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class had a great time at the school heritage fair on Wednesday morning. They are looking forward to starting the spring season in the greenhouse.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is writing essays about why they would like to be Mayor of the City of Corner Brook. They realize that it is a lot of responsibility for one person. They are also studying for the upcoming Let’s Talk Science Challenge.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class had a great time at the Western Regional Drama Festival in Springdale last weekend. The students participated in some STEM activities this week to prepare for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge. They are continuing to work on probability in math.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is continuing to build their ROV for the Underwater Robotics Competition. Math 1201 students are completing their chapter on quadratic equations and Biology 2201 students are beginning to learn about the digestive system.
Coming Up
The Underwater robotics for students will travel to St. John’s on Thursday for the Mate ROV competition.

Grade 6-8 students will take part in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell College on Friday.
Grace Coleman, McKinley Targett and Emma Tran work with the sand in Junior Kindergarten class this week. The class had fun making their own.
 Grade two students Zachery Burden and Makayla Reddy sort through and count plastic bags as part of the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge the class organized this year. They collected over 20,000 plastic bags for recycling.