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Abigail Benoite and Donna Fraitis harvest some kale from their Little Green Thumbs Garden. All the students in the class harvested and tasted the kale.
Abigail Benoite and Donna Fraitis harvest some kale from their Little Green Thumbs Garden. All the students in the class harvested and tasted the kale. - Submitted

By Maitham Al-Zubaidy, Destinee Lawrence, Keira Clarke, Isabelle Mercier, Leah Lainey, and Jacob Cull

Last week was another busy one at Immaculate Heart of Mary School!

On Wednesday evening we hosted the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition for students aged 9-14 in our community.

Our Grade 6 girls’ basketball team participated in the Tiny Titan’s Basketball Tournament last weekend hosted at Corner Brook Regional High. We hosted a special pep rally on Friday afternoon to celebrate the girls participating in the tournament. All classes made special signs and cheered on our players.

Thursday we held a donation drive for Our Kids Eat Smart Breakfast Program.

Two weekends ago the junior high students participated in the National Geoscience and Engineering Month Bridge Contest. Myles Calbert and William Bennett’s bridge held the most weight out of the bridges from IHMS and it was the second highest for our region. The bridge held 230.4 kg before breaking! Other teams included: Jacob Bursey and Emily Payne; Carly Johannesen and Fatima Alkhalil; Ryan Bennett, Aaron White, Graham Zilkowsky, and Christian Mouland, Paige Walsh, Mikayla Mugford, and Kori Noel; Max Pittman, Mohamed Al-Zubaidy, and Max Chrappa.

Many of our students participated in the Provincial Chess Tournament in St. John’s last weekend. The students earned the honour of playing last weekend with some of the best chess players across the island.

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to the students who participated in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition on Wednesday evening in our school. Grade 3 student Mark Janes; Grade 4 students James Lao, Luke Coleman, and Oscar George; Grade 5 student Molly George; and Grade 6 students Rebecca Janes, Rosemary Owolabi, and Reyd Ward, participated in the competition. Congratulations to Molly George who was the winner for girls in the 10-year-old category.

Class News

The junior kindergarten classes were learning about Arctic animals and enjoying playing outside last week. They welcomed a new student, Sarah Ketcha, to their program.

Mrs. Hodder’s kindergarten English class is learning about community and schools in different countries in social studies. They are working with tally and graphing in math.

Mrs. George’s Grade 1 English class is learning about different inventions in science. In health they are learning about the importance of hand washing and keeping germs away.

Mme. Ryan’s Grade 1 and 2 French Immersion class began a unit on measurement last week. They compared the sizes of their feet and their height. They are learning about St. Patrick’s Day and making rainbow and pot of gold art.

Ms. Cunning’s Grade 2 English class is very happy to announce that they are taking responsibility for the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge for our school. They are loving using the grouping skills they learned in math to help the environment.

Mme. Moss’ Grade 3, 4, 5, and 6 French Immersion class were embracing their inner activities as they made awesome public service announcement posters warning of the consequences of disposing plastic bags in landfills. This comes as a result of the kick off for the Plastic Grab Bag Challenge.

Mrs. Bishop’s Grade 3 class were working very hard to complete their math unit on addition and subtraction.

Ms. Guy’s Grade 4 class is coming to the end of their multiplication and division unit. They are excited to do a novel study on “Slacker” by Gordon Korman.

Mr. Ryley’s Grade 5 class is beginning a new unit in social studies on First Nations Culture. In language arts they are comparing the games they play today with that of children in the 1500s.

Mrs. McCarthy’s Grade 6 class is learning how to measure angles. They had a math test last Wednesday. They are writing problem and solution reports in language arts.

Mr. Drew Nadon’s Grade 7 and 8 class is preparing for their drama festival performance. In math they are working on ratio and rates. They have begun a new unit in language arts on poetry.

Mr. Hancock’s Grade 9 to Level 3 class is reading Shakespeare in language arts class. The Writing 2203 students are finished creating their workplace safety radio advertisements.

Junior kindergarten students, Rhyan Wheeler, Nixon Crocker, and Lexi Pilgrim enjoyed cheering for the Grade 6 girls' basketball team before the Tiny Titans tournament last weekend.
Junior kindergarten students, Rhyan Wheeler, Nixon Crocker, and Lexi Pilgrim enjoyed cheering for the Grade 6 girls' basketball team before the Tiny Titans tournament last weekend.

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