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Athletes of the Week September-October 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 18, 2019 8:31:17 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.

For the Week of September 23rd – 29th
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Grade 7 Trip to Brier Island

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 8:31:00 PM

Day 1
Well, our first day on Brier Island did not lack any of the adventures that Maritime isolation brings. We departed in the morning and made the 3-hour drive down the Digby Neck to Balancing Rock, where students were able to enjoy the sight of a famous basalt rock formation that teeters over the Bay of Fundy. Along the drive, the skies cleared up allowing us to get some beautiful views of the bay on both sides of the neck. After 2 ferry rides, we were actually soaked! The students enjoyed dancing in the waves that were breaching up and over the ferry. Direct quote from   Kai Choo: "Look, Mr. L, I'm kicking the water back into the ocean!" As we arrived on Brier, we were greeted by many seals, sheep, and decorative deserted fishing vessels as we walked up to the lodge to check in. We took an afternoon hike to a nearby lighthouse.   Jamie  tried out his hitchhiking skills but, unfortunately, there weren't many locals on the road. Our first day ended with a beautiful film screening of "A Place of Tide and Time," a doc that features life in the isolated fishing community of Saint Paul River in far East Quebec. This was followed by an excellent discussion featuring topics about life in extreme isolation, benefits of ecotourism, and differences in technology. Tomorrow will bring more hiking, meeting people in town, and an evening bonfire.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Travel at KES

Helping The Bahamas Relief Effort

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 7:27:00 PM

On September 1 st, 2019, the relentless Hurricane Dorian attacked my beautiful home, The Bahamas, as a Category 5, 200 MPH storm. This storm wreaked havoc on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco for two days. During this time, homes were destroyed, many killed or now fighting for their lives, and heartbreak was felt all over the world. Though the awareness was strong, there was no such thing as enough help. The majority of Grand Bahama is now covered in water and Abaco is completely devastated. After the storm, all residents that could be found were relocated to the capital, Nassau, with nothing much more than the clothes on their backs. Nassau is very limited in size, with only so many shelters to provide for the thousands that were affected.

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

A 'bang-up' Job!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 3:15:00 PM

Jeff Smith, Director of Visual & Performing Arts, is pleased to announce that we've expanded our Music Programme even further with the addition of a Drum Line under the capable tutelage of our mad physicist and paramount musician,   Mr. DJ DeCoste . Drum lines have always been a most popular entity in the United States and recently growing in popularity in Canadian high schools. With the whole-hearted support of our School Administration and Finance Department, he has acquired 5 new Yamaha marching snare drums, 3 new bass drums, 3 new pair of Sabian crash cymbals and 1 new quad tom tom drum, all with carrying racks, stands, sticks and mallets. Added to that are other drums that he had in inventory for quite some time. This new endeavour has been embraced by   Major Keith Hynes,   and this select group is now part of our routine Cadet training, working as a dedicated platoon. To give you a peek at the equipment and the group’s intentions, he has filmed their 1st practice which shows them preparing for an Open House demonstration. With the exception of one or two students, everyone is learning their new musical skill for the first time. At the moment,   Mr. DeCoste   has them focusing on time, integration, synchronicity, and fundamental rudiments, all with a dash of maneuvers. He is confident that as our School year unfolds, this conscientious ensemble will do a 'bang-up' job! Please   click here   to watch the video.
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Topics: Arts At KES, Cadets, ARTS

Cross Country Recap

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 11:30:00 AM

Much like the 4 km course that our harriers raced around on October 8 th, this recap will be shorter than the usual standard. However, be sure to   click on this link  to see a great video put together by   Amelia MacDonald ‘21  of our trip to Maine. For most of the team, this was our third race in 7 days. That’s tough as it is, but, there was also the 1600 km worth of driving in just 60 hours. Needless to say, legs were tired. Indeed, to be fair, I think that most of the team ran this course as opposed to raced it. That said,   François Richard ‘21  and   Aria MacDonald ‘21  both got the job done as they placed first and second, respectively. Also finishing in the top 10 were   Aitana Cisneros ‘23  in 4 th  place,   Maddy Taljaard ‘20  in 9 th  and   Ela Perez ‘21  grabbed the 10 th  spot in her race. Honourable mention goes to our second boy across the line in 11 th,   Callum Lovelace ‘21.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Senior Girls Soccer Hammering Home Wins!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2019 8:30:37 AM

Our KES Senior Girls’ Soccer team is quickly rounding into form just as the Thanksgiving break arrives and upcoming Regional playoffs approach shortly after
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

The Beginning of Math Circles

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 15, 2019 3:14:54 PM

On Wednesday, September 25 th, Dalhousie University hosted this year’s first Math Circles seminar. Our students are regular attendees at these events, and enjoy the interesting and interactive ways that mathematical topics are presented. The room was full of interested math students as   Dr. Peter Selinger  presented a seminar on “fun with slide rules”. The slide rule, invented in the 17 th  century, was the preeminent calculation tool used by scientists and engineers for almost 350 years. It was not until the 1970s that it was replaced by the electronic calculator.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Climate for Action Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 14, 2019 6:45:00 PM

There was a small contingent of 20 students from KES who attended the Climate for Action Strike in Halifax on Friday, September 27th. We arrived early enough to see the crowd grow from a couple hundred to over a few thousand before some organizers spoke to the crowd to get everyone energized. The posters and signs we saw were so creative and thoughtful, and it was especially refreshing to see so many young people, including young children, ready to participate with their signs and voices. The pre-march gathering featured an indigenous drumbeat and song and really highlighted a particularly important aspect of this global issue: the importance of the right to sovereignty and the impact of environmental health for indigenous peoples. The march itself was a powerful demonstration of community action in motion. Here is what Mikaela and Luca have to say about their experience:
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Math Camp 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 14, 2019 3:23:24 PM

Math Camp is a week-long camp put on by Dalhousie University’s Department of  Mathematics and Statistics and the Canadian Mathematical Society every summer for a select group of 20 students (10 girls and 10 guys) from various schools across Nova Scotia who enjoy mathematics.I was fortunate to attend this year’s camp the summer before my Grade 12 year at King’s Edgehill School. The days consisted of a two and a half hour morning lector session, then another two and a half hour afternoon lector session after lunch, followed by an hour at the Dalplex fitness center and then an extracurricular activity in the evening.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES

Congratulations Katie & Harley!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM

This past weekend, Grade 12 Prefect and campus North Star, Katie Goddard and her horse Harley, won first place at the Eastern Canadian Eventing Championships held at Strathgartney, Prince Edward Island.

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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

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