Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (24/5/19)

By: Lily Smallwood, CarlyRae Mouland, Carter Bromley, Jacob Cull, Erica Kennedy
On Thursday we held a banner raising ceremony for the Girls’ Grade 6 Soccer Team and the Boys’ Grade 6 Soccer Team to celebrate their gold medal wins this season.
Good luck to our students attending the Regional Heritage Fair this Saturday at Corner Brook Intermediate. We have Jack Watton, Ava Hodder, Israela Ngania, Luke Coleman, Lily Smallwood, Kate Murphy, Leah Lainey, Erica Kennedy, candace Johannesen, Brooke Watton, Gabriel Rowsell, Fatima Alkhalil, Carly Johannesen, Reyd Ward, and Rebecca Janes representing our school.
The teachers took a narrow victory with a score of 5-4 in the Student vs Teacher soccer game on Friday morning.
The students will play their parents in a game on Sunday afternoon.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying the new changes to their playgrounds. They are continuing to practice for their part in the spring musical. They have started some gardening inside and outside the classroom.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning new sight words “won’t” and “and”. They are learning about salmon and preparing posters for the Salmon Environment Art Challenge.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about how interactions between communities changed over time in social studies. They are starting to get their experiments ready for the science fair next month.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is researching planets, magnet STEM activities, and planting seeds in the greenhouse. They are finishing their colour wheel activity.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about caring for our environment and tallying data in math. The students are excited about the teacher vs students soccer game.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is looking forward to the student vs teacher soccer game. The grade five and six students are studying different types of fractions in math. The grade fours are doing word problems. All students are working on essay writing in French.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class made a “gravity defying” device in science class. In art the students used acrylic paints on canvasses to make beautiful May flowers.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is busy getting ready for the upcoming science fair. The class is having sun in art class working with watercolour painting techniques.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is writing cause and effect reports in language arts class. They enjoyed the teacher vs student soccer game on Friday morning.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is learning about angles in math class. In language arts they are discussing problems they see that face our communities and society. They will think of ways these problems can be solved and prepare a problem and solution report to share with their classmates.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is working on their geometry unit. In social studies they are almost finished learning about the Great Depression.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class has begun preparing for exams. Math 3201 students are learning about sine and cosine functions. Science 1206 students are learning about global weather patterns.
Coming Up

Junior High Speak Off on June 5th at 7 pm.

Liam Gaulton during the Light and Power Energy Conservation presentation

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (14/5/19)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy
IHMS students in grades 4-12 took part in the Civix Student Vote last Thursday for the Provincial Election. Our students elected Liberal Candidate, Brian Dicks; with Independent candidate, Eddie Joyce a close second.
On Thursday morning we held a Pep rally for Yasmin Alkahalil who is travelling to the National Chess tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This weekend is the a long weekend for the Victoria Day holiday.
Our Grade 6 Girls’ soccer team won gold at the Sacred Heart Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend. We would like to thank the coaches Mr. Drew Nadon, Mr. Ryley Nadon, and Ms. Alteen for working with the team.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Yasmin Alkahlil who is travelling to the National Chess Tournament in Vancouver this weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying and playing in their playground. They are learning the music for the school’s upcoming production of the Lion King Junior. They are enjoying the spring weather.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about floods, blizzards, and all kinds of extreme weather as well as new sight words. They are loving the sunny days.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has started their project ‘Wonderful Me”. Each student will write a nice thing about his or her friends and make them into books to take home. They are enjoying their subtraction stories in math class.  
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has just started a research project about space. Students are on their jot note and gathering info stages. They are also experimenting with magnets.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is doing an author study on Robert Munsch. In science they are learning about animal life cycles.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is writing menu’s for their restaurant in French class. Their spelling test consisted of vocabulary associated with a restaurant. In math, they grade fours are working hard on long division. In grade five math the topic is equivalent fractions, while the grade six’s are learning about proper and improper fractions. The class would like to congratulate Candace and Israela on their soccer championship.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class had a great week. They are enjoying the beautiful weather and finishing up the last of their units in math and science. This week their caterpillars arrived!
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is excited about doing their science experiment this week. They are continuing with long division and working on their novel study.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is working on their science fair projects. In social studies they are finishing their talking sticks.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was excited to take part in the Civix Student Vote this Thursday for the Provincial Election. They learned about each of the political parties in our riding and made a choice about who they would like to represent them.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is learning about the great depression in social studies. The grade eight students completed the PCAP Math assessment on Wednesday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is working on their end of the school year units. Chemistry 2202 students are learning about organic chemistry. Science 1206 is learning about weather. The grade nine students are preparing for the science fair.
Coming Up
Junior kindergarten and kindergarten orientation sessions will go ahead on May 29th.
First Holy Communion is on June 2nd at 10:30 at All Hallows.


Maya Thomas and Conan Coleman enjoying our new chalkboard. 


Sanna Joro prepares sight word shaving cream board

Friday, May 17, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (10/4/19)

By: Grace Brake Higgins, Israela Ngania, Ava Hodder, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy
On Monday the prayer group led a special service for the May Crowing. Thank you to Mrs. Coleman and the members of the prayer group for a job well done.  We will wear blue ribbons for Mary throughout the month of May.
Golf Professional, Mr. Wayne Allen, visited our gym classes this week to introduce golf and provide lessons to our classes.
Jacob Cull won the City of Corner Brook Mayor For A Day Contest. Leah Lainey, Kate Murphy, and Brooke Watton were selected as councillors to represent our school. Jacob was officially declared Mayor in a special assembly in our school on Wednesday morning. Following the assembly he was escorted to City Hall in a fire truck. Mayor Cull and our councillors participated in a mock city council meeting that evening.
Congratulations to our grade six boys indoor soccer team who went undefeated last weekend and won gold! Thank you to our coaches Mr. Drew Nadon and Mr. Ryley Nadon for their dedication to the team. Thank you to our many parents and volunteers who worked so hard during the tournament.
Mrs. Hink’s grade four class participated in a calendar poster contest for the Epilepsy Association. Heidi Payne’s poster was selected to be features in the 2019-2020 calendar.
We would like to wish good luck to the grade six girls’ soccer team who are participating in a tournament this weekend.
We would like to thank everyone who supported our Apple A Day fundraiser! The last draw took place on Friday.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are enjoying some outside play this week. They are making special gifts for their moms for Mother’s Day.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class has begun a new theme on weather. The children have new words this week as well. The words they are studying a getting longer and longer.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is busy making Mother’s Day surprises this week. They are enjoying learning different strategies when adding and subtracting. They would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all their moms.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is working on Mother’s Day surprises...shh! They have also been working on a class book about the things that make them unique.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about nouns, verbs, and adjectives. They are working on a special Robert Munsh creative writing project. In math they are working on geometry.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on a cinquain, a non traditional poetry style. They are also learning the future proche and adverbs of time that require future tense. In math, the students are finishing their units on multiplication and division.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned vocabulary for family members in French. In social studies, students discussed ways to be a good citizen. Students also had fun completing posters for a salmon conservation contest.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is soon beginning division in math. They are working hard on their novel studies. They would like to congratulate the members of the grade six boys soccer team on their win this weekend!
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is very proud of the work they did on their Kids in Charge Energy Contest. In language arts they are reading a book about spiders and discovering many new things they did not already know.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is reading a book called “Caring for Cheetahs”. They finished their Friends for Life Program this week.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is continuing to work on literature circles in language arts. They competed their Kids In Charge Energy Savings projects this week.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had an awesome trip to the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition in St. John’s last week.
Coming Up

Junior Kindergarten and kindergarten orientation sessions will take place on May 22nd.
 Let's Talk Science Gold medalists, (L-R): Carly Johannesen, Fatima Alkhalil, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, and Reyd Ward. 
The grade six girls' soccer team won gold at an invitational soccer tournament held at Sacred Heart last weekend. Back (L-R): Mr. Drew Nadon, Brooke Watton, Ava Hodder, and Mr. Ryley Nadon; centre (L-R): Israela Ngania, CarlyRae Mouland, Kate Murphy, Angelina Burton, Molly George, Leah Lainey, Candace Johannesen, Alyssa Power, Lily Smallwood, and Erica Kennedy; front (L-R): Destinee Lawrence and Sommer Lawrence.
The grade six boys' soccer team won gold at an invitational soccer tournament held at IHMS last week. Back (L-R): Cole Lyver, James Lao, Jacob Cull, Noah Colbourne, Brady Green, Luke Coleman and Mr. Ryley Nadon; centre (L-R): Jack Watton, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Carter Bromley, Gabriel Rowsell, Uriah Cull, and Oscar George; front (L-R): Mark Janes and Daniel Jacobs.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (3/5/19)

By: Gabe Roswell, Sommer Lawrence, and Candace Johannesen

The official cast for the school musical of the Lion King has been selected. Rehearsals started this week. It is going to be a great show!
The grade six to eight students took part in the annual Let’s Talk Science Challenge at Grenfell Campus on Thursday. We would like to congratulate Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Fatima Alkahlil,Carly Johannesen, and Reyd Ward who placed first overall in the competition.  
This week we held our annual Heritage Fair. We would like to congratulate all the students on their wonderful projects. We would like to thank Mr. Ryley Nadon, Mr. Drew Nadon, Mrs. Marie Ryan, Mme. Erin Ryan, Mrs. Hinks, Mr. Adam Kennedy, and Mrs. McCarthy who judged the competition.  Medals were awarded to Jack Watton, James Lao, Ava Hodder, Luke Coleman, Lily Smallwood, Kate Murphy, Noah Colbourne, Erica Kennedy, Candace Johannesen, Brooke Watton, Gabriel Rowsell, Fatima Alkahalil, Carly Johannesen, and Rebecca Janes. Honourable mentions were also awarded to Grace Brake Higgins, Sommer Lawrence, Oscar George, Leah Lainey, Molly George, and Reyd Ward.
The senior high students travelled to St. John’s on Thursday for the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics competition.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Mark Janes who won an award for hardwork at a hockey tournament over the weekend.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes really enjoyed the Easter break, but are glad to be back with their classmates.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class really enjoyed the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities before Easter.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about tools and simple machines in science class. They are using adding and subtracting in math. They are also learning about aboriginal people and their past and present in social studies.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class really enjoyed seeing the school heritage fair projects on Tuesday afternoon.  The students were excited to be back from Easter break and see their classmates again.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about similarities and differences between animals.  They are looking at natural and physical changes in science class. In math they are working on missing numbers in addition and subtraction.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class was very excited to participate in the Heritage Fair. It was the grade four student’s first time completing a Heritage Fair Project. They did a great job! The class was excited to celebrate Robert’s birthday on Wednesday. In French, all classes did activities on money and finances. They also wrote cinquain poems about spring. All classes are preparing for their unit test.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the ways we can protect the oceans and completed posters for a “Keep Oceans Blue” poster contest. In language arts class they finished their novel study on Pippi Longstocking. They then compared the book to the movie.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is preparing for a multiplication test. They began a new novel study in language class. They learned a lot from the heritage fair projects and are working on group posters in social studies class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class really enjoyed taking part in the school heritage fair. It was interesting to see all the different projects their classmates were working on.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is working hard on preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge and writing essays about what they would do if they were mayor of the city of Corner Brook for one day.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is taking part in the Let’s Talk Science Challenge this week. They are also  working in small literature circle groups in language arts.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is working on research writing papers in language arts. The senior high students are travelling to St. John’s for the MATE ROV Underwater Robotics Competition on Friday.
Coming Up
The May Crowing of Mary will take place on Monday with the prayer group.

IHMS is hosting the boys’ indoor soccer tournament this weekend.
CarlyRae Mouland displays her heritage project on Puffins at the annual IHMS Heritage Fair last Tuesday.
French Immersion students, Katy Hancock, Lysea Njinang, and Jacob Youden, use math skills to create a grocery budget during Talk With OUr Kids About Money Day. 

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (18/4/19)

By: Angelina Burton, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
The junior and senior high school students presented their drama production of “Gossip” in Rocky Harbour last Friday evening. The cast members included: Fatima Alkhalil, Cheyenne Bursey, Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, I.J. Felipe, Rebecca Janes, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy, Thomas Moerschell, Rosemary Owolabi, Blaire Peddle, and Reyd Ward. The show was directed by Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Alteen. With Gui Rocha operating the lights and sound for the show.
Ms. McCarthy’s grade six class organized the school’s Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities. Students in kindergarten to grade five participated in a series of stations about earning, saving, and wisely spending money.
Ms. Coleman and the prayer group hosted the annual Easter Passion rosary and re-enactment on Tuesday afternoon at All Hallows Church.
The Vice-Principal, a teacher, and two Nalcor representatives visited our school to meet with the French Immersion classes to discuss the implementation of an intensive French program, beginning in kindergarten at their school in Churchill Falls; using our school as a model.
The Student Leadership Council hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of school for all classes.
Our elementary chess team consisting of Jacob Cull, Uriah Cull, Liam Gaulton, Candace Johannesen, and Jack Watton were bronze medalists at the team event in St. John’s this past weekend. Adam Thomas, a grade two French Immersion student, participated individually and received a medal, and to Israela Ngania who received an honourable mention.  We would like to thank Mrs. Cheryl Cull who organized the trip and all the parents for attending.
School closes on Thursday afternoon for Easter break. We will re-open again on Monday, April 29th.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students who participated in the annual Silver Blades Ice Show last weekend. Our students included: Imogen Ash, Katie Brake, Alexis Caines, Leah Caines, Jenna Cammie, Kaia Foley, Rebecca Janes, Sarah Ketcha, Leah Lainey, Isralea Ngania, Lysea Njinang, Lexi Pilgrim, Ryder Parsons, Anna Sheppard, and Lexi Wight.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Easter this week. They are looking forward to the Easter break.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about eggs and which animals lay eggs. They have learned how to weave a paper egg as well.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning all about Holy Week. They are learning about some Easter poems. They are identifying characteristics of human and animal houses in science. Happy birthday to Owen who turned 7! They would like to wish a happy Easter to all our readers.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has completed their study of maple syrup in Québec. They have been working on some Easter writing and artwork.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is finished their study on supply and demand in social studies. The students are looking forward to their Easter break.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class would like to congratulate Candace and her chess team who won bronze last weekend in St. John’s. The grade four students are working on multiplication in math, while the grade five and six are working on long division. They would like to wish everyone a Joyeuses Pâques! The class would like to wish Candace a very happy birthday!
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned how to make their own magnetic compasses in science. They learned that a compass always points to the Earth’s magnetic North Pole. In social studies, they learned the difference between laws and rules. They also discussed the importance of having laws and how they keep us safe.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is learning about salmon conservation and restoring our oceans. They are excited to begin their Easter break.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to present their heritage fair projects when they return from the easter break. They have enjoyed learning about climate and climate change in science.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was excited to plan the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities for the kindergarten to grade five students this week. They learned a lot about money management and were excited to share it with everyone.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited about the Easter Break and preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the Underwater Robotics event in St. John’s in May. Canadian studies students are continuing to learn about World War 2.
Coming Up
School will re-open on Monday, April 29th.

The school Heritage fair public viewing will be Tuesday, April 30 beginning at 1:15 pm.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (12/4/19)

By:  Lily Smallwood, CarlyRae Mouland, Carter Bromley, Jacob Cull, Erica Kennedy
We would like to congratulate all our students, bands, and choirs on their performances in the Rotary Music Festival over the past week. We are blessed with gifts and talents and it is a joy to share them with others.
The Lion King Junior musical has arrived and planning is underway. Ms. Alteen will be hosting auditions for all the main roles.
The grade 7-12 drama group is performing their festival play “Gossip” in Rocky Harbour on Friday evening. The group will have a dress rehearsal in the morning, workshops in the afternoon, and will perform on stage at 6:30 pm.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Rotary Music Festival this past week. We would like to congratulate Fabian Ryan who received first place in Class 379 Boys’ Solo- 7 and under, and first place in Class 367 Boys’ Solo – 7 and under; Teresea Coleman who placed third in Class 373 Girls’ Solo – 8 and under, third in Class 353 Girls’ Solo – 8 and under, third in Class 107 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Any Voice – 8 and under, and second place in Class 122 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any Voices – 8 and under; Ava Hodder who placed first, and Israela Ngania who placed second in Class 655-A RCM Piano Level 2 – not over 12- Romantic, Modern & Invention, and first in Class 508 Piano Concert Group – 11 and under; Lily Smallwood placed first in Class 657 RCM Piano Level 1 – not over 10 – Baroque & Classical, and second place in Class 509 Piano Concert Group – 10 and under; Fatima Alkhalil who placed first in Class 552 Piano Solo – 13 and under – Canadian Composers; Robert Morrissey who placed second in Class 661-B Preparatory (B) – not over 9; Luke Coleman who placed third in Class 210-A Concert Group, Any voice – 10 and under, and first in Class 120-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any voices – 10 and under, and first place in Class 509 Piano Concert Group- 10 and under; Lauren Green who placed second in Class 664 Preparatory 9A) Not over 8; Keira Clarke who placed first in Class 859 Woodwind Quartet “C”; Thomas Moerschell who placed third in Class 800 Alto Saxophone Solo “A”, and first place in Class 503-B Piano Concert Group – 16 and under.
Congratulations to our students who performed in the Stars of the Festival including Ava Hodder, Lily Smallwood, Israela Ngania, and Thomas Moerschell. Congratulations are also extended to students who received scholarship awards following the Stars of the Festival concert. Fabian Ryan received $25 for voice, Lily Smallwood received $25 for musical theatre and $50 for piano, Lauren Green received $25 for piano, Luke Coleman received $25 for piano and $50 for musical theatre, Israela Ngania and Ava Hodder both received $50 for piano, and Thomas Moerschell received a $200 musical scholarship.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Easter and making Easter crafts.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is reading lots of books about Easter and spring. They are hoping that sunny weather is on the way.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about Holy week in religion. In social studies they are learning about how mapping developed overtime and how signs, symbols, and legends help us read maps.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is learning about how maple syrup is harvested. They are working on writing a story about a magic Easter bunny. The grade three students have been studying polygons and their attributes, while the grade two’s have been writing subtraction problems.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is beginning an author study on Robert Munsch. They are learning about supply and demand in social studies and double digit subtraction in math.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class is working on spring poetry. In math, the grade fours are learning different multiplying strategies. The grade five and six students are excelling in long division. The class would like to congratulate Israela on her performance in the Stars of the Festival and on her piano scholarship.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class is learning about how magnets are made. In math, students began a new unit on geometry. They are learning about polygons and how to name different ones. The students did a fantastic job in their Rotary Music Festival Performance.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is working very hard writing about agriculture in Newfoundland and Labrador. They have been thinking a lot about ocean pollution and saving energy. They will soon write a book about it as a class.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finishing their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory novel study by making their own graphic novel focusing on the most important events in the book.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is preparing activities for the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day next week. They will host stations in the gym that focus on how we make, save, and spend our money.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited about their performance in the Regional Drama Festival. The group will travel to Rocky Habour on Friday for rehearsal, workshops, and their performance.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for Underwater Robotics. Canadian History 1201 students are learning about World War 2. Biology 3201 students are learning about transcription and translation of DNA.
Coming Up
The boys’ grade six soccer tournament will be hosted at IHMS on May 3rd and 4th.

The girls’ grade six soccer team will play a tournament at Sacred Heart on May 10th and 11th.
Ben Oxford, Quinn Philips, Oliver Douglas and Emersyn Neary cut out healthy foods to create a collage for healthy eating. 
Gabriella and Owen Lawrence with the pourqui tale the grade 4 class wrote and illustrated. The grade four students presented their story and illustrations to Mrs. George's grade one class. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (5/4/19)

By: Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Molly George, Kate Murphy, Israela Ngania
This week we continued the IHMS salad bar on Tuesday. It was another huge success!
Our junior and senior bands, junior kindergarten and kindergarten choir, primary choir, elementary choir, and chamber choir performed in the Rotary Music Festival this week. All of our students performed exceptionally well. We would like to thank Ms. Alteen for working with all the groups and to Thomas Moerschell for accompanying the choirs on piano.  
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Keira Clarke who placed first in Class 267-B Traditional Folk Song Solo – Any Voice – 12 and under and second in Class 389 Girls’ Solo – 12 and under; Luke Coleman who placed second in Class 652 RCM Piano Level 3 – Not over 13 – Romantic and Modern, and second in Class 105-B Musical Theatre Movie Musical, Any voice – 10 and under; Teresa Coleman who placed second in Class 270 Traditional Folk Song Solo, Any Voice – 9 and under; Lily Smallwood who placed first in Class 118-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, Duet, Any voices – 12 and under, and first place in Class 105-B Musical Theatre / Movie Musical, any voice – 10 and under; and Thomas Moerschell who placed first in Class 536 Piano Solo – 16 and under – Classical.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning more about spring this week. They were excited to be a part of the music festival with the kindergarten class.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is participated in the music festival this week. They did an awesome job! The students had their kindergarten graduation photos taken this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class went on a structure hunt in science class this week. They are really loving their geometry unit. They sang in the festival yesterday. Congratulations to Nate and Lexi who performed their own pieces in the festival!
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class is cluing up their research on a francophone country and making posters to display the interesting facts they have learned. They are beginning a unit about the maple sugar harvest in Quebec that surrounds the spring season. The students were very excited to perform in the festival this week.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is learning about how to use commas, plurals, and abbreviations in language arts. They are discussing volunteering in social studies and simple machines in science.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class has had a busy week with the Rotary Music Festival. In Français, they are doing reading assignments. In math, the grade fours are dividing decimals.
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned about the positive interactions among people in social studies. Students discussed different interactions they’ve had at school and how to promote more of these kinds of interactions. In health, students continued this theme by learning about the different qualities of a good friend. Students then created their own group skits to show how a person can be a good friend.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class wrote pourquoi tales as a class and then presented it to the grade one class. It is called “How the Unicorn Lost Its Horn”. They are researching for the Heritage Fair and learning a lot of amazing facts.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has started working on their heritage fair projects. They performed this week in the musical festival with the school band and choir.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is finished their novel study on Bridge to Terabithia and celebrated by watching the movie and noting the comparisons.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is preparing for a math quiz on ratio rate and percentages. They are excited about the upcoming drama festival next week in Rocky Harbour.
Coming Up

Cardboard box races at Marble Mountain on Saturday. Registration begins at 10 am.
Uriah Cull (left) and Brooklyn Pittman (right) following a Friends for Life session with Ms. Janna Hartson-Penney, Community Mental Health Coordinator.
Ciara Bromley and Emma Tran enjoyed the kindergarten hospital orientation this week a the school of nursing.