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A Very Successful Fall Foliage Hockey Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 7:21:00 AM

Rice Memorial High School, located in Burlington, Vermont, hosts the Annual Fall Foliage Hockey Tournament, and we have been lucky to attend the last 4 years!  The event is a great start to our season on the road and is an excellent opportunity for player evaluations. Fortunately for us, we now own a beautiful granite trophy for second place in the tournament! Rice School have these beautiful plaques made of local stone, and it really showcases their school and community spirit! It was a wonderful tournament and our girls should be very proud of the result from their hard work and determination.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Athletes of the Week

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 3:45:00 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

Our Commemorative Tulip Garden

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 2:45:00 AM

Operation Liberation celebrations have come to an end; however, the friendships and connections are already taking root beyond our trip. In fact, we recently received a donation to beautify our Campus Cenotaph with a Tulip Garden. These perennials have their origins in Turkey; however, they have become symbolic of the Netherlands and their liberation 75 years ago. Our campus groundskeeper, Mr. Chris Northrup, recently planted 75 tulip bulbs that will be a symbol of remembrance for the sacrifice made by our very own Black Watch Regiment during the Battle for the Scheldt Estuary in 1944.

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

A Canadian Celebration

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 1, 2019 10:20:41 AM

Twelve years ago, Federico Cisneros, a young Grade 8 student from Mexico, came to King’s-Edgehill School to take advantage of a one-year cultural and learning experience in Canada. He embraced the KES lifestyle and excelled in all aspects of our programme. In fact, things went so well for young Federico that he returned for Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, and graduated in 2012 as our Head Boy.

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

Junior Soccer Teams – That’s a First!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2019 9:02:35 PM

Over the past week, our Junior Boys Tier I, Juniors Boys Tier II, and Junior Girls Tier I all won their District Soccer Championships. That’s a first! Solid, disciplined and skilled sides were made up of our typical determined players. There was some Latin American spice with a nice healthy scoop of former Newbridge athletes who arrived this year along with the addition of our new Director of Soccer Operations and coach, Mr. Graham Chandler.

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

Our Senior Girls Fought a Tough Battle

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2019 9:01:00 AM

Our KES Senior Girls’ Soccer team, by way of their 4 wins, 1 loss, 12 points and 2 nd  place Valley League season record, ventured off to the NSSAF Western Regional soccer playoffs on Friday and Saturday, October 18 th  & 19 th  in Chester.
In game 1 on Friday morning against Barrington Memorial HS,   Jill Griffith  scored the winning goal just before halftime,   Neila MacDonald  scored from close range early into the 2 nd  half, and   Maya Faucher  recorded the shutout for a very solid 2-0 KES victory.

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

Ava Benedict Signs with Reds

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 29, 2019 9:01:22 PM

We are thrilled that the Captain of our KES Girls’ Prep School Hockey Federation Team has committed to UNB for the 2020/21 season! I know their Coaching staff and team will love having Ava in their Reds uniform.
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Topics: Athletes at KES

Recap Western Region Cross Country Championships

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 9:00:00 PM

The Western Region Cross Country Running Championships were held earlier this week under blue skies and no wind at River Hills Golf Club in Clyde River.  The main objective was for our two teams to place among the top five to earn our way to the Provincial Championships next week in New Glasgow.  With two second place SILVER medals for our two top runners and two top 5 placings, it was a successful day. Led by the always speedy and closing   Aria MacDonald ‘21  in second place with a personal best time of 24:12 over the 6 km course, the girls placed just shy of winning another banner by a score of 31 - 38 behind Park View.  Our second scoring runner is a harrier who has demonstrated tremendous improvement over our short season and had, what I believe to be, the best personal race of the day,   Aitana Cisneros ‘23  was 9th, but just seconds from 6th!  On loan from the soccer team and   Being More,   Katie Goddard ‘20, showed that she can run with the best of them and placed just out of the top 10 in 11th.  Our fourth scoring runner, senior   Madi Taljaard ‘20  had a fantastic race to the point that I think this was her best race ever.  It takes more than four to be a team and definitely giving their best effort of the season were the duo of   Ela Perez ‘21  and   Mariana Gonzalez ‘21  as they finished mere footsteps apart.  Rising from the intermediate division today was   Jenny Zhang ‘23.  She (like   Aitana) could have ran just 5km today, but they wanted more!  Definitely having her best race of the season was   Dalia Alrashdan ‘20  and she ran down runner after runner.  Our local food guide and definitely wanting to be sprinting on a track today was our ever team supporting   Alena Wood ‘21
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

IB Core Values: The Extended Essay

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 11:45:00 AM

In the second of this three-part series on the IB, we have been taking a candid look at what the IB Diploma core components are; this week we examine the extended essay. Is it worth the effort? Why is writing a paper a “core” item? And lastly, why do both we and universities love it?

The IB says “the extended essay is an independent, self-directed piece of research, on a topic of the student’s choice, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.” What the IB does not say is how daunting this can be for some of our students, and conversely, how ultimately rewarding the product and process can be. I might be getting ahead of myself, but every university that I speak with is totally sold on the EE and what it can do for a student; the deeper educational goals of research, communication, synthesis and ultimately thinking are specifically developed during this process and continue to pay rich dividends throughout one’s educational and professional lives. The real question becomes, why should I not do the extended essay? Mr. Alan Dick is our Extended Essay Coordinator, and he has aptly described the EE below:

What is the significance of the extended essay?

The extended essay provides:

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

Girls Prep Hockey Wow the Home Crowd!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2019 7:14:23 AM

For those of you who came out to watch our girls play Friday or Saturday, thank you for making their first games so fun and energetic! A big thank you to Monica Schafer for organizing noise day -- it was awesome! Another big thank you to the “voice of KES Sports” Glen Faucher for calling the game with DJ Sophie. The girls and families loved it. Thanks to everyone who made these “noise days” so incredible for our hockey team!

Our players were really nervous playing their first game of the year in front of so many people. It was a great experience for them as they have to overcome nerves and learn to focus. These games will definitely help them later in the year when they are playing for championships. We were thrilled to see our girls improve their game over Friday’s 3-2 loss and Saturdays 9-4 win. Obviously, the score really matters; however, for the coaching staff, we are impressed by our Grade 12 leaders (led by Captain Ava Benedict), the girls’ positive attitudes and work ethic!

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

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