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Meet Alex Naugler (1995-2002): Jewellry Maker

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 18, 2018 2:55:22 PM

I attended KES because both of my parents were working at the school, and it made the most sense for our family. I loved the diversity of the student body and the opportunities to explore the Arts. I participated in all of the Musical productions, was involved with the Literary Arts Journal and the Concert Band and spent most of my spare time in the Art Room. After graduation from KES, I went on to do a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Biblical Literature at Smith College, and a Master's of Arts in Religious Studies from Naropa University.

My small business making and selling handcrafted jewelry began in 2013 as Sticks and/or Stones Jewelry. I'm currently rebranding to Vicious Pretty, while focusing on bringing my business into better alignment with my values. I've always had a focus on quality materials and customization, and now I'm changing packing and some of my sourcing to more environmentally friendly and sustainable options. I've developed a real passion for local business, local food and sustainability, which I want to help nurture here in Nova Scotia by teaching young people about cooking with seasonal ingredients and starting from scratch. Local and sustainable food and business are social justice issues that affect everyone. The best advice I could offer to current students is to learn how to be adaptable. The world is changing quickly, and the one for which you prepare might be very different than the one in which you find yourself living and working. The nature of employment is shifting away from the old 9-5, work hard and move up the ladder. That said, you might as well focus on doing what you love and what fulfills you instead of an older traditional model of success.

This is one example of great friends doing great things at King's-Edgehill School. If you're an alumnus/alumna eager to re-connect with some of your KES friends, there are events going on all over the world. Find out more about that here.

Alumni Connect

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Topics: KES Alumni

Bring Your Sibling to School Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 2, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Once again, we opened our doors to our extended family by hosting our first-ever Bring a Sibling to School Day. On Thursday, we were thrilled to have 14 students bring 15 siblings to spend the day with us.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

The 254 Cadet Corps Marches Off in Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 1, 2018 7:00:03 AM

On Thursday, May 23, 2018, the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps turned out in their best uniforms for the final day of Cadet activities. The festivities began with the Corps photo in the Athletic Centre followed by the traditional march downtown through the streets of Windsor to Christ Church. Once the Corps was safely seated, our  Chaplain, The Reverend David Curryconducted the Corps Church Parade. Our   Head Boy Arturo Ramirez  and our   Head Girl Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Meredith Chambers  gave the formal readings followed by the   Reflections  from some of the senior Leadership of the Grade 11 Class. All of the cadets had pause for thought as they listened to the description of the role of the Corps and its unifying presence in the life of our School.

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Topics: Cadets

A Parade of Care

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2018 6:35:00 PM

Teach us to care and not to care. These words from T.S. Eliot’s poem   Ash Wednesday  served as a framing device for   The Reflections  read at the annual Church Parade held at Christ Church, Windsor, on Wednesday, May 23 rd  at 3:00pm.   Head Boy, Arturo Ramirez Balderas, read the First Lesson from   Genesis  on the story of the Tower of Babel, while   Head Girl, Meredith Chambers, read the story of Pentecost from   The Book of The Acts of The Apostles. Babel is not a just-so story that seeks to explain the origins of cultures and languages - as if such things were the result of divine punishment - but about human pride and presumption in the imposition of one language and culture, essentially denying the God-given diversities of our humanity. Such is the form of all and every form of totalitarianism past and present. Pentecost celebrates the diversity of languages and cultures, demonstrating that the real truth and unity of our humanity is found in and through those diversities as authored by God. Unity and diversity are not human constructs in this view but divinely established.
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Topics: Cadets

Our Queen and Princesses

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

We have 3 very recent KES Alumnae who hold and held the title of Princesses and Queen in our local Annual Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festivals.

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Topics: KES Alumni

Dalhousie University’s Math Circle Finale

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2018 4:32:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 16th, we travelled to Dalhousie University for the final Math Circles event of our school year. The theme was a “math party”, and it was a great interactive way to end our yearlong commitment to math enrichment.   Erick Lee, a mathematics consultant from the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, led us through the party problems and provided opportunities to play games while exploring mathematical themes. The activities started with the Game of Sim; students competed in pairs to outsmart their opponent by trying to avoid making triangles while connecting the vertices of a polygon. This led to a discussion about Ramsey’s Party Problem and several other party-themed puzzles. Time flew by as our students worked collaboratively to solve the problems while enjoying the camaraderie of math friends and, of course, the free pizza and drinks. King’s-Edgehill was well represented by:   Matvey Semenenko, Max Escaravage, Oliver and Athena Cox, Jayden Morrow and  Mathangi Somasekaram. We look forward to reconnecting with the Dalhousie Math Circles team when the new school year begins in the fall.

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

Athletes of the Week (May 2018)

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2018 12:36:13 PM

“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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Live Music at the Library

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 27, 2018 7:01:00 PM

The typically quiet Convocation Hall was rocking this week and filled with cheering and applause, as two KES bands performed for staff, students, and parents. 

Organized by our very own Junior School teacher and songwriter/performer, Mr. Patrick LePoidevin, the night kicked off with the band Alcazar. This group of KES students has been together for several years and group members include Nick Cheverie (drums), Max Cole (guitar),Linus Mulherin (guitar), (Grace Gallant absent last night, but plays bass guitar in the band), and Aria MacDonald (lead vocalist). This group lit up the stage with covers from Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Radiohead, and the crowd went wild. 

Next up was Pat LePoidevin with drummer David Wolf (Teacher and Middle Inglis Houseparent), playing songs from their new album that is being released on June 8, 2018 (Captain Myles and the SPR). The songs on this album revolve around a story written by Pat about two children who accidentally build a rocket ship and fly through outer space. There was also a guest appearance by Mr. Brodi Robinson for a country number called “Cha Cha”. This is Pat’s 5th full length album, and this summer he and David Wolf will be playing for fans in Eastern and Atlantic Canada on a summer tour. 

The performances were truly “out of this universe”, and the KES audience was captivated listening to both groups' talent. Our community is beyond fortunate to have such gifted role models who are not only enthusiastic to share their own music with others, but also encourage and motivate our youth to dream big and get out there and perform for others!  Click here for a quick preview

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School

Québec 2018!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2018 7:01:10 PM

Thirty-four Grade 8 students took learning on the road in May with a five-day trip to Quebec City, and the annual voyage was a tremendous success. Chaperoned by three Junior School teachers (and veteran travelers) – Monsieur Rochon, Madame Belliveau and Monsieur Hollett – the students took part in a wide variety of activities that were chosen to give them the opportunity to explore and enjoy the culture and history of this amazing city and the surrounding region.

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Topics: Travel at KES

The Art and Science of Balancing Life

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2018 7:00:00 AM

The last three weeks have been a whirlwind for Grade 8 student William Ahern. After a year of debate practices and tournaments with the King’s-Edgehill School debating team, William, and his debating partner Grace Gallant, qualified for the Junior National Debates held in Calgary, Alberta. At this national debating tournament, William and Grace competed for two days and placed in the top 20. 

In the days prior to debating nationals, however, William showcased his musical talent in the Annapolis Valley Music Festival, which is an annual music festival held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, involving over 3000 competitors of all ages and musical disciplines. William entered into four advanced piano disciplines (grade 9 and 10 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level music) and claimed first place in each. Furthermore, he was awarded the “Acadia University Rose Bowl/Mary Montgomerie Award”, which is an engraved bowl given annually to the most outstanding performer in any one discipline who has achieved the highest average marks in three or more solos; the “Senior Piano Trophy” for having a consistently high standard of solo performance in a number of classes; and the “Hester Jackson Baroque Award”, which is an engraved shield that recognizes excellence in baroque performance. A video is available here of his award-winning performance of Liszt’s Consolation #3. Watch his winning performance.

William’s interests not only span the arts, but also stretch to encompass the sciences where he is currently attending the Canada Wide Science Fair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. His project is entitled “Fruit Flies Away”, and proposes a new innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method for eliminating fruit flies.

Congratulations to William for striving for excellence in each of his recent achievements and for role-modelling King’s-Edgehill School’s Be More motto. 

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

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