By Jenna Cammie, Noah Colbourne, Erica Kennedy, Trinity Rouse, Brooke Watton
On Thursday of last week Ms. Chantelle Troy from the College of the North Atlantic presented to the grade nine to Level III students about their program offerings.
School was closed on Monday for a professional development day for teachers. Ms. Sharon Evans of SEVA presented to teachers on using meditation to reduce stress and promote relaxation in the classroom. In the afternoon teachers participated in a STEM learning workshop.
The Student Leadership Council organized a Halloween parade and haunted stage for classes to celebrate Halloween. Classes also took part in Halloween activities and classroom parties.
IHMS will host the 3rd annual Western Region Robotics Invitational Competition this Saturday. Students will participate in workshops on robot design, programming, and teamwork. In the afternoon they will participate in a live challenge activity. It is going to be an exciting day! The live challenge will be open to the public beginning at 1 pm!
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Luke Coleman and Max Pittman who performed with the Provincial Boys’ Choir in St. John’s last weekend.
Congratulations to Sam Gaulton, Jesse Carey MacDonald, Oliver Carey MacDonald and Fabian Ryan who performed with the Junior Boys’ Choir.
The junior kindergarten classes made pumpkin clay this week, carved their pumpkin and had a Halloween party!
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class enjoyed their Halloween party this week. They are learning about mammals and are studying the letter “I”.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is building numbers in math class this week. The star of the week is Fabian.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is learning French Halloween words. The students enjoyed the haunted stage in the gym for Halloween.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class enjoyed their Halloween party this week. They created haunted houses and a Halloween poem. They are working with numbers up to 100 and counting by 5’s.
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is really excited about their Halloween spelling games and vocabulary competition. They are also working on Remembrance Day verbs and vocabulary.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class had some Halloween fun in math. Students coloured a multiplication sheet to reveal a Halloween picture.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class played Halloween spelling games this week. They are working hard on their Remembrance Day contest entries.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is started their new social studies unit on Nubia. The grade five students are starting to write their Remembrance Day essays.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has started working on completing missions for their first Lego League Robotics Competition. This year’s theme is called “Hydro Dynamics”. They are looking at the ways humans use, transport, and dispose of water.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is preparing to host the Regional Robotics Competition this weekend. The grade seven and eight students have started their math units on fractions.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class had an awesome time at the Chrappa’s house last Friday afternoon. On Saturday they were out leaf raking for donations for their upcoming trip. The students began essays this week for Remembrance Day.
Our Remembrance Day Service will take place on November 9 at 10:45 am.
The grade 6 to Level III students will be raking leaves for donations on November 10. Please call the school if you would like to have your leaves raked.
School will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Monday, November 13.
Erica Kennedy (left) dressed as mother nature and Reyd Ward (right) dressed as a jelly fish for the school's annual Halloween costume parade in the school gym.