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Lion's Roar - Sept. 29

Lexi Wight (left) and Jonathan Bursey (right) explore the school grounds collecting leaves and examining the pumpkins growing near the greenhouse as part of national Tree Day on Thursday.
Lexi Wight (left) and Jonathan Bursey (right) explore the school grounds collecting leaves and examining the pumpkins growing near the greenhouse as part of national Tree Day on Thursday.

IHMS hosted the annual school Terry Fox Walk on Monday at 11:30. The whole school took part.

Our cross country running team participated in the first race of the season Wednesday hosted by J.J. Curling School. The team was represented by 17 students from grades four to six. We would like to congratulate the entire team on an excellent race. Congratulations to Carter Bromley who won first place in the grade five boys’ race.

The grade 5 and 6 English and French Immersion students attended a field trip for National Forestry Week at Margaret Bowater Park on Wednesday. The students learned about the forestry industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, tree identification, wildlife safety, insects, and silviculture. Mme. Moss won a roll of paper donated by Kruger for her class.

We celebrated National Tree Day on Thursday with a variety of activities. All classes made leaves to place on a large tree in our lobby. Students wore fall theme colours and participated in fall planting in the greenhouse.

Our annual Curriculum Night for parents was held on Thursday evening. Parents had the opportunity to see a presentation from our school public health nurse Lynette Christopher followed by a meet and greet with teachers about their child’s curriculum and resource books.

Student Leadership Council elections were held on Thursday for the positions of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary, and Primary Representative. Class representatives will be elected next week. Stay tuned for an announcement on the full SLC team for 2017-2018.

We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank’s annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive.

Vegetable Orders are due at the office today.

Media centre helpers this week are: Israela Ngania, Candace Johannesen, Anna MacKenzie, and Madison Noel.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Ben Griffin who took part in the Dirt Squirt Category on Sunday in the Frost and Furious Mountain Bike race.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are learning about fall and doing fall activities. They were excited to take part in the Terry Fox Walk on Monday.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class is learning about fall. They are continuing to work with numbers one to ten. The students are very excited today for medical theme day.

Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning about the weather in science class. They are making good character booklets in health class. Carrie is the star of the week!

Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is learning about the signs of the changing seasons and its effect on nature. They are working on increasing patterns. They discussed how their first teachers are their family.

Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is working on increasing patterns in math. They have started to learn about air and water in science. They even made their own wind spirals.

Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is excited to celebrate medical theme day today in aid of the Western Regional Memorial Hospital Foundation. The grade three and four students are continuing to learn about types of plants and their needs in science. The grade five and six students are studying ancient civilizations.

Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class has been working very hard this week on their foster families essays for Foster Family Association Month in Newfoundland and Labrador. The grade three’s have produced some very heartfelt pieces.

Ms. Guy’s grade four class is very excited to create their own habitats in science class this week. The students have completed their very first essays for the year.

Mr. Ryley’s grade five class has been working very hard on board games focused on the various body systems. The class really enjoyed their field trip on Wednesday to the park for National Forestry Week.

Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class has completed writing their science experiment “Which candy is the most sour?” The results are in and the winner is the Sour Cherry Gummies! The majority of the students rated the candy as moderately sour.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class participated in the Student Leadership Council elections this week. The voting took place on Thursday. Stay tuned for the results next week!

Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class enjoyed their trip to Mrs. King’s cabin last week. The students participated in the Student Leadership Council elections this week. The career students have begun collecting their volunteering hours. Some students are volunteering in the breakfast program and after school program.

Coming Up

The second cross country running meet will take place on October 4, at C.C. Loughlin.

Our annual Thanksgiving Day dinner will take place on Friday, October 6.

The grade five English and French Immersion students participated in Explore Forestry Day at Margaret Bowater Park on Wednesday. Students each received a tree to bring home and plant! (L-R): Charlotte Mercier, Katherine Noel, and Molly George.
Students in grade five science work on building projects with LEGOs as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Project. (L-R): Carter Bromley, Maitham Al-Zubaidy, and Noah Colbourne work together in a group.

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