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NS Major Baseball Player of the Year – Duncan McLaughlin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 13, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Grade 12 student Duncan McLaughlin was named Nova Scotia’s Major Baseball Player of the Year this week. Duncan was instrumental in Nova Scotia’s victory at the U-17 Canada Cup this summer. Team Nova Scotia emerged victorious with Duncan on the mound pitching during all the big moments, including the Championship Game. He was the Winning Pitcher in the final, when he scattered 4 hits over 5 innings, while striking out 9 opposition batters. He had a 1.40 ERA at the Nationals versus the nation’s best hitters and also played with excellence in the outfield when not pitching, batting .429. Duncan is also one of our top students and a Prefect. Congratulations, Duncan!

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

Poetry in Music

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 12, 2019 9:09:30 PM

I have introduced a unit of study on music production to my Fine Arts Music course. There is a new, free, online, cloud-based music production program called BandLab (edu.bandlab.com) that works on all operating systems. It enables users to create multi-track recordings using pre-recorded loops or other sounds from musical instruments or a microphone. It also enables collaboration from any device connected to a network. It is very versatile and, don't forget, it's free!

We all respond to music and words differently. I've selected the William Wordsworth poem I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud and asked my Grade 10 Fine Arts class to set the poem to a soundscape reflecting the musical imagery of the poem with aural variations on every verse.

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

Fine Arts “Media and Creative Design”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 7, 2019 8:28:46 AM

The Grade 10 “Media and Creative Design” students are experiencing the world of photography right now. After working on moving pictures and creating their very own documentaries, our students expressed their creativity in still images. One of their latest projects included the task of telling a narrative in sequence photos based on a famous movie.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2019 9:30:00 PM

It's that time of year again. Our two Grade 8 English classes collaborated and created a School Newspaper which was a project part of their media studies unit. Enjoy their stories!

Click here to read the Newspaper.

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

Connecting in Slovakia

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2019 9:39:37 AM

It was my pleasure to be in Slovakia to promote King’s-Edgehill at an Education Fair and to have the opportunity to meet up with KES Old Boys: George Bakajsa (Class of 1999), Patrik Sihelsky (Class of 2006), Marek Paulen (Class of 2006) and Lukas Rapcan (Class of 2006).

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

Junior School “Halloween House Competition”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 5, 2019 7:45:00 PM

Thursday, October 31 st, 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 Hallowe’en! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, hockey players, hippies, Harry Potter, Spiderman, a marionette and other ghoulish creatures made their way to first class.  It was our annual Junior School Hallowe’en spooktacular and, after a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Hallowe’en House Competition”. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Equestrian at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 5, 2019 9:38:41 AM

Equestrian is one of the unique sports opportunities at KES offered in both the fall and spring School terms. Our team is limited to a small group of students who benefit from individualized and small group instruction at nearby High Hill Farm. Students’ riding abilities are accommodated in every lesson, whether they are a beginner or intermediate rider. Our instructor, Kristen, has a great deal of experience in both English and Western equine styles.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Thanks-paddling Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Because of the up and down weather forecasted over our Thanksgiving Break, we held our breaths when we left the School with 7 students (Ayumu, Jose, Kris, Laura, Ella, Isa, and Svenja) and 2 chaperons (Mrs. Verryn-Stuart and Mrs. Schafer) on Sunday, October 13th to go on a sea kayaking adventure.

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

Chicago - The Rehearsals, The Show!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 10:22:10 AM

One month from now, KES thespians, pit musicians, technicians and crew will be presenting the popular musical,   Chicago High School Edition. In the meantime, there are lots of rehearsals and preparations going on, lots! I love the image of the iceburg, The Show/The Rehearsal; it is an absolute visual analogy of mounting any production. Think of it: these students are having to memorize what to say and sing harmonies in tune, know where to be and how to get there and what to do, etc, while others are playing a variety of musical genres at break-neck tempos in every possible key, or hanging fixtures from atop of a fifteen foot ladder and programming scenes in both incandescent and LED atmospheres.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

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

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