Inside King's-Edgehill School

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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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

From Choreography to "Stone Cold" in a Heart Beat

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 8, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As you may be aware, King's-Edgehill School thespians, musicians, and dancers are gearing up for one of the first non-equity productions of  Mamma Mia here at our School from November 22ndto 24th  (mark your calendar!). Grade 10 student,  Sarah Bell , and Grade 11 student,  Katie Goddard , are both instrumental in choreographing some of the numbers in the show. While waiting for the troupe to work out their steps of  Waterloo  during the last rehearsal, I heard the two girls harmonizing a different tune that is not a song in the show. Their voices blended beautifully on this song that I had not heard before. I approached them and asked if they would let me feature them in our weekly Newsletter and they immediately smiled and said yes. Katie announced that she would learn a piano accompaniment for the next day. What this clip reveals is a first rehearsal of the piece. While I was getting the camera ready, the girls attempted Demi Lovato's,  Stone Cold , with Katie playing the piano. They discussed the harmonies and a chord change; then, I turned the camera on them. None of the weekly videos I release for our Newsletter are engineered or edited. This is a fun example of an 'almost perfect' first attempt, with a reaction at the end that will entertain you nearly as much as their performance.  Click here to watch their performance. 

Learn about our Fine Arts curriculum from Grade 6 to IB Art as well as countless extra curricular opportunities to express your artistic passions.
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Topics: Arts At KES, About King's-Edgehill School

Western Region Cross Country Champs

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 31, 2018 7:52:24 AM

Our Senior Girls team won another Championship Banner with an astounding 21 points (the lowest total of the six winning teams today).  The girls were led across the finish line by soccer-rugby-wrestling-cross country-cross fit superstar athlete,   Tea Racozzi ’19,  as she powered her way to a second place finish. Eschewing her Intermediate girls 5km race and instead opting to run the 6km course with her teammates,   Aria MacDonald ‘21  fought a grueling race all by herself in fourth place. Pushing each other through the race were seniors   Lindsay Hogan ‘19  and   Antonia Ziegler ‘19  with both young women having their best races for different reasons.  One not wanting to pull in front of the other at the finish line, they crossed with hands clasped in unison - both in position 7.5, or so they tell me. Not so far behind were three rookies   Teresa Musi ‘20, Madison Taljaard ‘20 and  Kate Smith ‘19.   Musi  smiled each time I saw her, and had her best race of the season. Like   MacDonald,   Talijaard  raced up to the Senior division and added a full kilometer to her suffering while running each hill without stopping.   Smith had a great duel for nearly all of the race, until her racing partner cut the course by accident, or not, and ended up an intractable distance ahead.  However, displaying the best of sportsmanlike behavior, it didn’t bother our   Kate, didn’t affect the standings, and that was that - she chose to think that her competitor made an honest mistake.  
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Wheels and Spokes for us Folks

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2018 11:15:59 AM

Recreational cycling at KES is a fun and physical Fall sport. We go on road and trail rides with enough bikes to outfit 10-12 students. Of course bike maintenance is a must each and every day. We have a bit of a hard-core attitude   (see video)  and those who are new to cycling, learn quickly to keep up in a low gear on some of the rugged trails at the Fisherman’s Road trails, for example, and they learn to pedal hard on the Falmouth Flyer route on the Back Dyke Road.
Staying straight against the white line on a municipal road on a road bike requires balance and kinetic momentum which is fundamental to good biking and physical fitness. We have a dedicated group of students who like nothing more than to get outside in the sun, wind, rain or cold and pedal around Lake Pisiquid, Fort Edward, Haliburton House or the Sangster Bridge road.
We have a great community for biking!

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

KES Today

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 27, 2018 4:09:00 PM

Each year, my Grade 8 English class produces a School newspaper to be distributed throughout the community. You may get your news through various sources. Perhaps you read The Chronicle Herald or listen to The Daily by The New York Times. Whichever source you choose, it is important to make sure that it is credible. You now have the opportunity to get some hard hitting journalism from the fine folks in the English 8S Newsroom.

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Braving the Chilly Atlantic!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Five courageous students braved the October chill to spend the Thanksgiving break in the chilly Atlantic! Our group ( David Ubber, Vincent Becker, Ayumu Goto, Harrison Lee, and  Pablo Bezares, along with staff members   Sven Dietrich and Morgaine Sullivan) were intimidated but undeterred by a storm surge that swelled the waves to more than double the normal size.
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Topics: Athletes at KES, Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

Proud of our Rugby Alumnae

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When we welcome new student-athletes to their first-ever rugby practices in the still snowy beginning of Spring, it becomes very clear just how little they know about the game. Year in and year out, however, those same girls who had never thrown a rugby ball before coming to King’-Edgehill are running, passing, and tackling as if they had been playing for years. This year, 10 of those former student-athletes, who got their start in rugby here at King’s-Edgehill, played varsity rugby at the USport level across Canada.

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

Henna Pumpkins Workshop

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2018 4:05:00 PM

October is one of the greatest months of the year because there is so much to see and do! This year, we were able to get creative and incorporate the art of henna into the fall season. Although we used acrylic paint instead of actual henna paste, we still applied traditional henna patterns to decorate our pumpkins. While some students followed a step-by-step design process to create beautiful pieces, others decided to let their imaginations flow. Everyone created an amazing pumpkin that was artistic and unique.
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Topics: Campus Life, About King's-Edgehill School

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