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.
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.
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.