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Lion’s Roar – Oct. 31

From left, Yasmin Texeira, José Eudes Filho, and Vinicius Sneijder perform during a concert for the IHMS students and staff.
From left, Yasmin Texeira, José Eudes Filho, and Vinicius Sneijder perform during a concert for the IHMS students and staff.

By — Noah Evans, Kira McCarthy, Charlotte Mercier, Ava Spearing, Rosemary Owolabi

 

Last Friday, our students dressed in pajamas to raise money for the annual Janeway Pajamarama Day. In the afternoon we enjoyed snacks and a movie organized by the Student Leadership Council.

Last week, our school was visited by Dr. Andrew Fury, co-founder of Team Broken Earth. Dr. Furey spoke to students about the work the team is doing in different parts of the world. Dr. Furey was introduced to students by Grade 7 student Carly Johannesen.

On Tuesday afternoon we held an assembly to honour our provincial winners in the Foster Families Association annual poster and essay writing contest.

Ms. Stephanie Lowe visited the school on behalf of the Foster Families Association to speak to the students about the importance of foster families in our communities.

Each winner was presented his/her artwork or essay for the school before receiving their prize.

Congratulations to the Grade 1 provincial winner Addison MacArthur, the Grade 2 and 3 provincial winner Jamie White Robertson, the Grade 3 and 4 second place winner Oscar George, and the junior high second place winner Carly Johannesen.

Congratulations to the IHMS Brazilian band and choir who performed on Tuesday evening at the Rotary Arts Centre. The group played a 20-minute opening concert.

They played and sang contemporary songs as well as a few special Brazilian pieces. The students were invited to perform as part of a Debut Atlantic Performance.

Our students were treated to a special performance in our gymnasium on Thursday morning.

This week our Cross Country Running team had their last race for the season at Jubliee Field.

The race was hosted by Eastside Elementary and Sacred Heart Elementary. Congratulations to all our runners. Luke Coleman took third place in Grade 4 boys, Carter Bromley took first place in Grade 5 boys, Molly George took second place in Grade 5 girls, and Rosemary Owolabi took third place in Grade 6 girls. We would like to send out big congratulations to the entire team and to coaches Mme. Moss and Mrs. McCarthy on an awesome season.

This week we held our fall Scholastic Book Fair. Lily Smallwood and Ben Griffin did a puppet broadcast on Tuesday and Wednesday to promote the book fair. It was awesome!

Congratulations to Carly Johannesen and Noah Wall who were co-winners in the Guess the Number of Candies game, and Rebecca Janes who won both the Number of Pages in the Book Contest and the Family Door Prize.

 

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes are making Halloween crafts and jack o’ lanterns. They had a visit from Olivia’s dad, Philip Brinston, this week with the fire truck.

Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had fun this week decorating a pumpkin for Halloween. They are learning about bats and working on the letter “H” and “h” sounds.

Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is enjoying playing sight word bingo. They are learning one and two and less than in math. They are talking about Halloween safety in health class.

Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 and 2 French Immersion class is looking forward to Halloween next week. The students have been practicing their vocabulary and reading Halloween stories.

Ms. Cunning’s Grade 2 English class is just starting numbers up to 100 in math and are already fantastic counters! They have begun visiting the greenhouse and it is their favourite part of the week. Exploring with their eyes, hands, and mouth is so much fun! October has been very exciting in grade two.

Mme. Moss’ Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 French Immersion class were very busy this week. The students are working on their French dictations. The Grade 5 students have finished writing biographies of heroes in their language class.

Mrs. Bishop’s Grade 3 class is working on creating their own landform books for social studies.

Ms. Guy’s Grade 4 class is learning about habitats and explorers. They made monsters for Halloween. They are thinking about Remembrance Day. They are so proud of Oscar George who received second place provincially in the grade three and four Foster Families’ Association contest.

Mr. Ryley’s Grade 5 class is very excited to take part in their first archaeological dig this week in social studies. The students were very excited to visit the book fair and receive a new book from a special donation to their class.

Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 6 class is finishing off the paper plane Olympics in science. The students are researching about the ways we use, transport, and dispose of water in our world. They are investigating and brainstorming ideas for their First Lego League Robotics project.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s Grade 7 and 8 class will be participating in the annual leaf raking fundraiser this coming Saturday. Students are also working on Remembrance Day projects.

Mr. Hancock’s Grade 9 to Level III class is having a field trip today to the Chrappa’s home. The Chemistry 2202 class has started their study of standard temperature and pressure. The Biology 2201 class is learning about membrane and active and passive transport.

Coming Up

School is closed on Monday for students in kindergarten to Level III.

Tuesday will be a Halloween theme day. The student leadership council will host a haunted stage and activities for all the classes.

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