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Showing our Appreciation

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 5, 2019 7:45:00 PM

Another year, another Senior School musical, another chance to treat our amazing donors to a spectacular show in appreciation of their generous support of our School! This year, we were so pleased to welcome more than 30 people, Donors and Cast Parents alike, to   Headmaster Joe Seagram’s  home for a reception before the November 22 nd  evening show of   Chicago. Our guests were absolutely blown away—once again—by the magical performance staged by our Arts Department.
We were so blessed to have been welcomed by our Headmaster and his wife , Belinda, to host our annual pre-show reception in the glow of the warm hearth in Alexandra Hall, showcasing the hospitality they so often extend to our office for various events each year. Guests were delighted to bask in some early holiday cheer, as four Christmas trees shone brightly.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Dalhousie Math Circles #3

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 5, 2019 11:55:03 AM

Logic and puzzles go together like bread and butter.  On Wednesday, November 20th, Sarah Meng Li, an undergraduate Mathematics student at Dalhousie University, challenged all of the participants at the Math Circles event to think like mathematicians.  The focus was on solving puzzles and the challenge was to see how many of the problems presented could be solved. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

CAIS National Boys Basketball Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 4, 2019 2:51:00 PM

Our team has been very busy lately practicing and playing a series of exhibition games.  A big highlight for our team was the opportunity to attend the CAIS National Tournament in Sherbrooke, Quebec hosted by BCS School.  At the tournament, we earned SILVER medals in the silver division – very exciting!  On and off the court, our athletes performed very well and represented our School and themselves with class.  Also noteworthy is the fact that   Wade, our driver for the weekend, became a part of the team with his safe driving at all times of the day.  Taking into account all the games we watched in the tournament and having the opportunity to see the highly-ranked Bishops University play, this was truly a week of basketball. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Biathlon Alive and Well at the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 4, 2019 6:51:34 AM

Pumped up and energetic, the Biathletes from our 254 Cadet Corps attended the Zones Competition in 12 Wing, Shearwater on November 17, 2019. Biathlon combines two separate disciplines: skiing and shooting. Now, we are not talking classic, cross-country, but rather a specialized, skate-ski technique. After a hard round of skiing, Biathletes then have to control their heart rate and let their body relax to the point where they can fire off five well-aimed shots, hopefully, between heartbeats when the body is at full rest. In order to level the playing field and ensure that every competitor has a fair chance, Zones Competition is a combination of running and shooting.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets

KES Does New York! New York!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2019 11:31:00 AM

Twenty students and 3 brave chaperones started out for an adventure in New York City  on November 13 th. The crew was energetic and had a vibrant curiosity for all things New York and what it had to offer (especially the shopping on 5 th  Avenue!).
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Mousetrap Car Races

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 29, 2019 9:31:05 AM

On Tuesday morning, earlier than expected, students were out of their beds snapping mousetraps all around campus. “What on earth could they be doing?” you may ask. Well, it turns out all Grade 10 Science students were putting the final touches on their latest project.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Public Conversation with Barack Obama

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 6:15:00 PM

Grade 10 student,   Will Ahern  recently was chosen to attend the Public Conversation by former US President,   Barack Obama, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Will entered a video contest held by King’s-South MLA,   Mr. Keith Irving. Mr. Irving challenged youth in his riding to express, in a video, Why Politics Matters? The winner would attend the event with Mr. Irving.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Athletes of the Week November 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 11:30:00 AM

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Operation Veteran was once again a great success as 17 of our student-cadets represented KES at the National Cenotaph in our annual Call to Remembrance ceremony. Ottawa provided an excellent learning opportunity as we also toured Parliament, the Museum of Civilization, the War Museum and dined in the Byward Market. Once again,   Mr. Steve Cruikshanks, Laura Arenburg’s  cousin, did a moving toast to fallen comrades. “To those that lived the good life, fought the good fight, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Mr. Cruikshanks served several distinguished tours in the Middle East and continues to serve the public in the Ottawa Police Force.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Travel at KES

Podcast Potential in Musical Imagery & Poems

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 25, 2019 10:41:01 PM

Adding to the Poetry in Music concept that I contributed to last week's Newsletter is this, another combination, created by Grade 9 student, Jada MacKinnon, from Clark's Harbour, NS. This time, I asked students to make a podcast of their poetry & music, identifying their artistic intentions and also conduct an interview to solicit comments from a classmate regarding their composition and execution. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

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