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We did it! Distance Learning a Success!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2020 1:15:00 PM

We did it!  After nine weeks of KES Distance Learning during this time of global pandemic, we have successfully concluded the 2019-2020 School year.  Who would have thought that a predicted day or two delay after our March break would turn into weeks, and then, ultimately months apart?  Administration and teachers were quick to implement an online programme for all students so that learning could continue each day, and I am pleased to reflect in hindsight that it did.  The learning curve was steep for students and teachers but a supportive and committed approach contributed to the overall success of the plan.  Chapel services, weekly Assemblies, daily fitness workouts and Zoom classes provided regular opportunities for students, families and teachers to stay connected.  On the final afternoon of classes, it was terrific for Grade 7 and 8 students to gather in Zoom rooms with their teachers and classmates to share year-end reflections and summer farewells.  How exciting it was to see and hear everyone.  The hope for an on-campus reunion in September fills our hearts with joy and optimism.  Have a safe and fun-filled summer holiday!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Distance Learning

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2020!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:26:00 AM

On Thursday, May 28th, we honoured our graduating Grade 9 Class of 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented our fifty-four Grade 9 students and their parents from gathering on campus to celebrate with our customary Graduation Banquet, technology allowed us to gather virtually and to connect, contribute and celebrate meaningfully together.   A keepsake YouTube video was launched at 7:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time and students from as far as 12,000 kilometres away watched in real time and joined in the group Zoom reception that followed.   Pedro Arjona  recited a special graduation prayer for the Class of 2020 from his home in Mexico City, and students shared Junior School memories and meaningful quotations as the video journeyed from baby photos to pictures of the students from this past year.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Distance Learning

Connect/Converse/Create - Grad Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 3, 2020 6:23:00 PM

Pat and I handed over the hosting duties to graduates Duncan McLaughlin and Eva Redmond for our final episode of Connect/Converse/Create. This one is devoted to our Grade 12 students. It was a pleasure to arrange this, and I think you will enjoy hearing about their many topics including: Ball Games, Yearbook, Photography, Black History, Prefects, Campbell’s Day Boys, Winter Carnival, Earth Day, Prep Basketball, Chapel, Cadets, History, Prep Hockey, Art Room and much more. A big thank you to Pat for digging up a lovely closing from the “archives”, to remind us of the perspectives that history provides. Hopefully our podcasts played a small role in keeping you sane; it sure helped us! 

Enjoy!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life, Distance Learning

Revealing the 2019-2020 Arts Pin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2020 8:05:50 AM

For the past two years, we have designed a new pin for our Arts Gala. The last two designs have been different versions of the drama masks. This year, with the help of Tom Gray from International Coat of Arms, we came up with a design that would include all our Arts programmes. Here is the big reveal of the new Arts pin!

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

“Hast du etwas Zeit für mich, dann singe ich ein Lied für dich.”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2020 8:31:15 AM

“Hast du etwas Zeit für mich, dann singe ich ein Lied für dich.”
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Distance Learning

Way to go, Grade 7 and 8 Mathletes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 28, 2020 8:30:00 PM

On Wednesday, May 13 th, all Grade 7 and 8 students took part in the final Math competition of the year. It was the last in a series of yearlong challenging University of Waterloo CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing) contests designed for students in Grades 7 through 12. Everyone benefits from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide. The Grade 7 and 8 contest is the Gauss Math Contest, named after Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), the famous German mathematician. The University of Waterloo did not conduct the official Gauss Competition this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but our own math and science specialist   Mr. Kershaw  created an online KES version of the Gauss Contest from his library of past problems. We were thrilled that we could continue with this challenge for our Grade 7 and 8 students in our Distance Learning programme. The online process worked well, and the results did not disappoint. I congratulate all students who participated and challenged their problem-solving abilities. Well done! The following students finished in the top 25% of all students who wrote at King’s-Edgehill. A perfect score (150) is a rare accomplishment. In my 37 years of teaching, we have had only three students achieve this standard of excellence. This year, Grade 8 student   Lucas Martin  adds his name to the distinguished list. I congratulate all students who took part in the contest this year and commend our top-scoring students:

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Topics: Academics at KES

Meet IB Artist - Ka Wai (Crystal) Ng

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2020 9:15:56 PM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.

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Topics: Academics at KES, Arts At KES

Meet IB Artist - Jiaqi (Selena) Liu

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 25, 2020 8:25:11 PM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.
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Topics: Academics at KES, Arts At KES, ARTS

King’s-Edgehill School Virtual Honour Roll

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2020 9:47:58 AM

On Wednesday, May 6 th, the KES May progress report was released.  This report focuses on the progress students have made since our Distance Learning Programme began six weeks ago.  The emphasis is on effort, and the grades reflect each student’s degree of responsibility, communication and academic input while learning online.  This style of learning presents new challenges, and I commend the students who have demonstrated a determined and conscientious approach.  It is fitting to honour the students who have achieved excellent standing as we would do if we were still on campus together.  Although we won’t be posting this month’s Honour Roll outside of Stanfield Dining Hall, included here is our King’s-Edgehill School Virtual Honour Roll for Grades 7 through 12.  How do you make the list?  The Honour Roll focuses solely on student effort and a minimum of five top “1” effort grades must be achieved.  In addition, any poor effort grades (3s or 4s) would exclude a student from the honour list.  Congratulations to those students who achieved excellent standing in this latest round of academic reporting!

Grade 7 Honour Roll
Grade 8 Honour Roll
Grade 9 Honour Roll
Grade 10 Honour Roll
Grade 11 Honour Roll
Grade 12 Honour Roll

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

A Resource Worth Sharing

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 21, 2020 5:13:00 PM

At this time when schools everywhere are engaging young minds at a distance, it is not surprising that the internet has a plethora of resources claiming to be the best. While many are worth exploring, I have one math website that has been my go-to resource for years. I encourage all students, siblings, parents and teachers to check out the University of Waterloo’s CEMC (Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing) website.

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Topics: Academics at KES, bemore

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