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Wrestling Provincials

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 20, 2020 10:22:00 AM

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines vigor as “active bodily or mental strength or force”. Coach Walsh and I are happy say that this noun accurately describes the approach our wrestlers at King’s-Edgehill School took towards our recently concluded season. They spent hundreds of hours of preparation in a small basement room, up and down the Athletic Center stairs, and in the weight room, during which time our student-athletes stayed on top of their academic responsibilities.

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

KES Relay for Life Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 10:21:00 AM

A select group of students attended "Relay University" at Mount Allison a couple of weeks ago. This was a conference designed to train student leaders in 17 schools across the Maritimes in how to run a Relay for Life event in their communities. Relay for Life is a fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society that has gradually been adopted across the country over the past 20 years. Students had a full day of collaborating with other schools in order to begin planning their own version of the Relay event. The room was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and a wide array of emotions all day long.

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

Indoor Soccer Awards the Golden Boot

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 7:22:00 AM

The Indoor Soccer League wrapped up with what was an exciting game between “Tenacious T” and the “Pilingas”. The final game finished in overtime with penalty kicks, and after a competitive battle, the Pilingas took home the prestigious Golden Boot Award! This was an excellent season for participation, with eight teams playing in games each week throughout the winter, and many spectators also coming to cheer on friends. Those who came out to play or watch on Tuesday and Thursday nights saw a high level of play, amazing saves by some talented keepers, and a good balance of intensity and sportsmanship.
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Madi Taljaard Shoots to Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 7:21:00 PM

Madi Taljaard has once again distinguished herself as a Cadet Biathlete at the National level. Madi attended the Cadet Biathlon Nationals at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier last week as a member of Team Nova Scotia. This talented young lady is just fresh off Cadet Zones where she won GOLD, and Nova Scotia Provincials where she won two GOLD medals. Madi produced some great results in Valcartier. In the 6 km Sprint race, she placed 9th overall in Canada. The Patrol Race produced a result of 4th position in the nation with Madi shooting clean, 10 for 10. The final race was the Mass start. In this heated 7.5 km competition, Madi placed 6th in the nation and beat everyone else in Atlantic Canada, shooting 14 out of 20 targets. In addition to her amazing talent as a biathlete, Madi was also given the Most Heart Spirit Award in the Games. With cries of “When I say Nova, you say Scotia”, the team from Nova Scotia was named the Most Spirited group at the competition. Way to go, Madi. Well done!

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Topics: Athletics At KES, Cadets, Athletes at KES

Junior School Snow Sport Day 2020

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 5:20:00 PM

It was a beautiful wintry day; the sun was shining brightly, and the air was crisp—ideal conditions for our Junior School Snow Sport Day. It was the perfect day to take a break from the regular routine and head to Ski Martock for some outdoor recreation and fun. For the novice or the more experienced, there was fun for everyone. For some, it was their first time ever to step into a pair of skis or strap on a snowboard. This was the case for   Mr. LePoidevin  who tried snowboarding for the first time!   Mr. Kershaw  stayed close by and, though a beginner himself, offered tips and encouragement.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Big Win for our Annual KES Hoopla Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 10:20:00 AM

Tuesday’s Hoopla Tournament heralded the end to the Basketball season here at KES. Six junior high teams, including two co-ed ones from KES, began playing at 9:00am and the cheers, smiles, and competition didn't stop until the end of the day. As always, Kevin Lake’s secret weapon, the Run-Dribble-Shoot Competition, was a hit with our very own   Colin Stephens  losing out in the final round for second place! In tournament play, six teams registered at least one win on the day, and there were quite a few close games. When the dust settled, our KES "A" team won the final by 9 points over CK. While our Junior basketball players gave their all in the floor, what was equally as impressive was the work done by three of our Grade 10 students.   Kyle Clanachan  (with the A team) and   Jess Keripe and  Gala Holm  (with our B team) were phenomenal in their coaching roles. They did a great job to make sure our players had a great experience and should be commended for volunteering their time.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES

Snowboard Cross Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 4:19:00 PM

A wonderful and exciting Snowboard Cross season culminated in the NSSAF Provincial Championship Race on Monday March 9 th. We are very proud of our athletes who always gave nothing but their best.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Parliamentary Teachers Institute

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 10:18:41 AM

Last week I had the incredible honour of attending the Parliamentary Teachers Institute. Sixty-two teachers from across the country met in our capital to discuss civic engagement and how to empower our youth to have their voice represented in our democracy. The week was a whirlwind of workshops and speakers including Members of Parliament, Senators, the Speakers of both houses and many of the Parliamentary librarians. I was left with a deep respect for the hours and passion that these individuals put into building Canada as a respected nation that supports equity and diversity. With the Wet'suwet'en protests and a screening of “We Will Stand” telling the story of  Colten Boushie, all happening that week, it made for a powerful look at the complex dynamic of Parliament and our government. What I saw was the power in the voice of the individual, and I have returned to my classroom to see my own students not simply as young men and women but instead valuable members of this great country, who it is our responsibility to impassion, empower and engage in the democratic process. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Dancing into March Break

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 7:22:00 AM

Grade 9 student,   Allie Pape, loves the performing arts. Two weeks ago, she was a hit as the friendly and lovable snowman, Olaf in our Junior School production of   FROZEN JR. Her triple-threat stage performances were outstanding. Allie likes to sing and act, and she is good at it, for sure; however, dancing is Allie's true passion. And what a dancer she is, capable of all styles: tap, hip hop, jazz, and ballet point. If it's a dance, Allie can do it. Recently, at the last coffee house, Allie performed a dance to the Kygo, Whitney Huston rendition of Steve Windwood's classic pop hit -   Higher Love. From the start, Allie made it obvious through her expressions that dancing is indeed her "higher love". Her broad smile says it all! I am pleased to showcase her performance with the intention that once you've seen this, we'll all dance into a well-deserved March break with a smile and equal enthusiasm.
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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

More IB Visual Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 16, 2020 4:18:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the creations by the following IB Art students. Please note that our IB Art Reception and Exhibition scheduled for April 2-15 has been postponed, and a new date will be communicated after the March Break.

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

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