Inside King's-Edgehill School

Surprise Halloween Dance

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2018 6:19:00 PM

As you have no doubt read before, Ms. Stephanie Cummings has joined the KES faculty as our new dance teacher. This is a fantastic addition to our Performing Arts Programme, and our dance aficionados are wild over it! To date, Ms. Cummings has assembled her dancers to perform for some of our various public events such as the Terry Fox BBQ, Grandparents' Day, and Open House. I have been delighted to see fresh new choreography each time, showcasing creative, expressive, and talented routines. This week, I am taking a break from my usual musical feature to present a breakout routine that the dancers did at our recent Halloween Dance. Be prepared to watch Ms. Cummings lead the troupe to Sail in this performance art piece. Their onlookers were surprised, supportive and impressed, and the dancers left the stage to join their peers on the open dance floor feeling accomplished and appreciated. I hope you enjoy their performance!

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

Alumni Department on the Road in Ontario

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2018 7:04:40 AM

Jenn Shaw and I took to the skies and landed in Toronto on Monday, October 22nd. We hustled into a rental car and made our way to St. Catharines where we had the chance to meet up with   Alexander Hood (1948-1951). Alexander had some lovely tales to share with us of his time at KCS in the 1950s.

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Topics: KES Alumni

Mamma Mia!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 20, 2018 1:37:10 PM

King’s-Edgehill School presents Mamma Mia! on November 22nd -- November 24th with 7:00 pm performances and a 2:00 pm matinee performance on Saturday, November 24th.  Tickets are available at the door or by emailing or calling Janet Naugler at 798-2278, ext. 3593. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, ARTS

Athletes of the Week November 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 19, 2018 7:05:00 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: Athletes at KES, Athletics At KES

Headmaster's Weekly Newsletter -- Week 11

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Nov 17, 2018 10:11:35 PM

Dear KES Family:

I have not counted the names of our Alumni who have fallen in battle. I have not counted the wars in which they fought. It seems disrespectful to reduce the Remembrance Day Honour Roll to a number, to a comparative and relative value. What can a person offer that has greater value than their own life?

During our ceremony on campus, I struggled to read the names on our Honour Roll. Half of my brain is working on pronouncing the names clearly and correctly, while the other half is intensely aware of and distracted by the emotion attached to the name of each soldier who has perished. And so it was with tremendous pride on Sunday when, after spending many hours in the bitterly cold winds that blew, our students honoured those soldiers’ memories with one last and unscripted action. After RSM Sophie Fraser dismissed the Corps, not a single student ran off to seek warmth and shelter. Instead, the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps crowded forward to place their poppies at the cenotaph. It was a remarkable and heartwarming moment. Parents stood waiting, cameras at the ready, while their children took a moment to remember those who had fallen. Blue lips, blotchy knees, and frozen fingers forgotten, students of all ages and all nations paid respectful tribute.

So much has been said in recent years about the softness and egocentricity of this generation. This week I marvelled at our children’s grit and their empathetic appreciation of the moment. Well done, everyone.

Joe Seagram

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Topics: Joe's Journal -- Weekly Headmaster's Newsletter

The 254 Observes Remembrance Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 13, 2018 7:47:00 PM

Remembrance Day dawned cold and windy on the campus at King’s-Edgehill School. This year the Corps was spread out over three separate areas. We had 19 Cadets in Ottawa as part of Operation Veteran, 6 Cadets in Hantsport under command of the   Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, Master Warrant Officer Nicholas Cheverie  and 333 were on parade in Windsor.

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

Headmasters Weekly Newsletter -- Week 10

Posted by Joe Seagram, Headmaster on Nov 10, 2018 9:04:52 AM

Dear KES Family:

There is a glorious scene in Tom Hanks’ film Castaway when, after having crashed and stranded on a desert island, he is able to get a fire started. He jumps up, arms raised, and shouts, “I have made fire!” His triumphant shout demonstrates the relief and power he felt. The fire represents life and warmth and light in the darkness. “Making fire” is empowering. It feels good.

I saw that same joy this week when watching our students learning how to make fire using flint and steel. It is a survival skill taught in cadets by one of our Science teachers, Eric Kershaw. In a safe clearing in the School woods, he showed students how to gather tinder, birch bark, dry twigs and larger sticks. He showed them how to start with the smallest of fuel at the bottom and how to feed a flame from the top with larger sticks once the fire started. He showed them the balance of air, fuel and heat that are necessary to keep a flame going and growing. Hearing him and Alex Arki (Class of 2019) discuss the physical principles of radiant heat versus convection, how heat rises and creates its own internal current, was a perfect example of practical learning.

When a spark flies off the flint and steel and creates a small flame, there is an instant ‘Tom Hanks’ moment of elation. Losing the flame is almost sad. Not being able to create one in the first place is unbearably frustrating. Few things are worse than striking and striking and seeing the sparks fly but nevertheless producing nothing. There is technique involved, of course, but somehow the students who were able to master it seemed endowed with a magical ability.

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Topics: Joe's Journal -- Weekly Headmaster's Newsletter

Haunted House

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 5:11:34 PM

With over 200 years of history, King’s-Edgehill School has plenty of spooky tales, from shadows walking through the dorms at night to spooky spirits haunting the library. On October 29th, our KES Prefects decided to add their own addition to those tales by constructing a haunted hospital in the basement of the athletic center.

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

Junior School “Halloween House Competition”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Tuesday, October 30 th, was anything but a usual day on campus. In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Halloween! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, ghosts, prison inmates, giraffes, a Sumo wrestler and even a Tyrannosaurus Rex made their way to first class. It was our annual Junior School Halloween spooktacular and, after  a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Halloween House Competition”. The parade of costumes was impressive but  Athena Cox, Emily Mei, Qiaoman Tracey  and   Gabby Shaw  caught the attention of the judges, earning first place, dressed as characters from   Alice in Wonderland.   Freek Schep, Emma Schofield  and   Constanza Rubin de Celis Tirado  almost shattered the glass in the entranceway with shrill sounds as they competed in the best scream contest, earning first, second and third place respectively. Laughter echoed throughout the gymnasium as students performed their best death scene; but  Adrian Tse  was victorious earning first place, with   Emily Norton and Taylor Cole  as the “Tinkerbell Team” finishing second and   Emily Mei and  Sabine Wellard, third. The most maniacal laugh contest was won by   Jenny Zhang, with   Papa Ofori  finishing a close second. The fun continued with organized games including a photo scavenger hunt and a pumpkin carving competition that was won by   Ben Roddis, with the team of   Mitchell Larkin, Kaz Schnitzer and  Harrison Yale-Klein  finishing second. Grades 7 and 8 students submitted drawings for the Annual Halloween Art Competition and, though there were many impressive entries, the Grade 11 IB Art students awarded first place to   Greyson Corbett-Lumb, second place to   Sidney Schwartz, third place to   Jessica Ugwoke  and honourable mention to   Papa Ofori. At the end of the day, everyone agreed that it was a Halloween party that we would all remember.   Special thanks go to the Grade 9 leadership students who helped with the events, and to   Taylor Cole, Emily Norton and  Gabby Strickey  for creating Halloween treat bags for every student who took part in the day’s events.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

KES Costumes and Candy on Halloween Night

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2018 9:19:00 PM

We really love getting into the spirit of Halloween at KES! This week was packed with fun and festive celebrations, including a Prefect orchestrated haunted house, a costume dress up and dance day, scary movies, pumpkin carving and more. If this was not enough, we then had many students take part in the traditional Halloween night, complete with trick or treating, costumes, and walking house to house to collect treats on campus and in the town of Windsor.

Nine of the residences on campus, including the homes of our Heads of Residence, Director of Admissions, Houseparents, and Headmaster, were giving out a variety of treats. A group of over thirty junior students also ventured off campus to local homes, and many of these students had created completely new costumes on their own for the evening’s festivities! It was a perfect Halloween night; mild weather, dark skies, and just the right amount of creepiness in the air! A huge thank you to our in house trick-or-treat chaperone,  Federico Cisneros , who has been taking KES students out to experience this tradition for many years.

Our hometown is the perfect location for International students to go to school. The town of Windsor is English speaking and our students will be speaking English as he or she interacts with the local community. It is a safe community that is alive with many recreation activities for all seasons. Download our Photojournal to learn more about the town we call home.
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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, About King's-Edgehill School

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