By Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Keira Clarke, Jacob Cull, Leah Lainey, Destinee Lawrence
IHMS hosted the third annual School Scripps Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon. We would like to congratulate all of our spellers. In grade four we had Ava Hodder, Israela Ngania, and Lily Smallwood. In grade five we had Erica Kennedy, Molly George, and Charlotte Mercier. In grade six we had Rebecca Janes, Reyd Ward, and Isabelle Mercier. In grade seven we had Carly Johannesen and in grade eight we had Jack Richardson and Aaron White. We would like to congratulate Erica Kennedy who won first place and Israela Ngania who won second place. Both girls earned places at the Provincial Telegram Scripps Spelling Bee in St. John’s on February 24.
Mrs. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class lit the second candle on our school Advent wreath on Monday morning.
Christmas concert DVD’s are now available at the office.
Candace Johannesen, Molly George, Reyd Ward, Kori Noel, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, Ryan Bennett , Aaron White, Emily Payne, Max Chrappa, Jack Richardson, Davi Rodrigues, Cheyenne Bursey, and Wayslanne Calvacante have been invited to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day awards presentation on January 20th.
HMS hosted a Winter Wonderland Live and Silent Auction on Saturday evening.
We are continuing our collections for stockings for seniors, the allergy friendly food drive, and the Firefighters’ toy drive. All donations are greatly appreciated.
The Student Leadership Council’s “12 Days of Christmas” activity continues this week.
A pop up sale of Christmas CDs, figurines, photo frames, and prints are available for sale in the main lobby.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Danyael Jacobs on winning a silver medal over the weekend in a jamboree hockey tournament.
Congratulations to Provincial Boy Choir members, Luke Coleman and Max Pittman, who are travelling Europe on tour. The boys are having an amazing experience. On Tuesday, Max was interviewed on CBC Radio morning show about his experiences. We gathered as a school to listen to the interview.
The junior kindergarten classes are making reindeer food this week. The ECE students are finishing off their work placements before the Christmas break.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class had lots of fun completing a math numbers “write the room” activity. They are continuing to learn about bears in science.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class has been busy making Christmas surprises for their parents. They started subtraction stories in math. They would like to wish Grayson a happy 6th birthday!
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class is excited for the Christmas holidays. The students are finishing off their pre-Christmas activities and learning more French vocabulary.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class has been busy learning about money and least to greatest numbers in math. They are creating crafts for their parents in art class. They would like to wish Liam a happy 7th birthday!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is very excited to combine French and social studies as they take a trip around the world and learn all about Christmas in almost a dozen different countries. In addition, to boarding pretend flights with their boarding passes, students are taking part in a bunch of the traditions.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is getting excited for Christmas break. In art they are making their own snow globes to give to their parents.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class has been working on a STEM project to create gingerbread man traps. The students are looking forward to Christmas break.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is really enjoying their STEM project. The class has just finished their novel study on Number the Stars.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is learning about Christmas cultures in social studies. In math they are learning about rounding decimals.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class organized the 12 Days of Christmas for the school. They are working on math games involving data relations.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class enjoyed decorating their class Christmas tree. The students took part in the Student Vote Federal Budget Survey. They learned all about personal budgeting, finances, government revenue and expenditures, and then completed a survey about how they felt the government should spend its money in 2018.
On Tuesday, December 19th we will go ice skating and have a tree trimming social in the gym.
On Wednesday, December 20th the Student Leadership Council will host the Christmas variety show at 1:00 pm.
School closes on Wednesday for Christmas break and re-opens on January 8.