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Creativity in GRADE 11 IB SL Math

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 15, 2021 9:13:00 PM

As a fun and different approach to logarithms and their connections with exponents during distance learning, our class had an option of using their creative side as a final assessment.  I decided to get a little creative and wrote a song about the ten major concepts in the unit.  It is written to the tune of “Jack and Diane” by John Mellencamp, and I titled it   “A little Ditty about Exponents and Logs”.  For Part 1 of the final assessment, students listened to the song and wrote about the ten key concepts expressed.  This was excellent insight into whether the students recognized and grasped each of the concepts.

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Topics: Academics at KES, Arts At KES

An Out of This World Experience

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 13, 2021 9:08:33 PM

Rowan Francis, one of our Grade 6 students from Canning, Nova Scotia, has quite an exciting summer planned.  In a recent news release, it was announced that Rowan and 51 other students from across Canada have been chosen to take part in the Canadian Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Camp. The Junior Astronauts initiative was first announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February 2019. To quote the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, “…The Junior Astronaut Camp will inspire and empower the next generation of scientists, engineers and astronauts – and encourage them to consider all the opportunities offered in space exploration and STEM careers.” Rowan will be one of only seven Grade 6 students to take part in the national camp. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Who will be the final three?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 1, 2021 9:46:00 PM

Each year, Senior School English classes participate in the annual speech competition.  This April, students had the opportunity to present speeches to their classmates.  From these class presentations, 16 finalists were chosen.  Not to be deterred by the challenges posed by distance learning, the finals went online in May.  Judging was opened up to our faculty and staff and many volunteered, eager to watch the videos submitted by the finalists.  From sharing personal experiences to informing the audience about a new topic, all speeches were engaging and thought-provoking.   The top three winners will be revealed at the virtual Closing Ceremonies on June 12 th
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Junior School Public Speaking Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2021 9:07:00 PM

The Annual Junior School Public Speaking Competition took place this past Wednesday, May 19th during our virtual Junior School Assembly. While every student had an opportunity to deliver a speech to their classmates in English class, the numbers were whittled down to the final nine who presented their speeches to their fellow classmates, faculty, judges and family members during our Zoom Assembly this week. 

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

Good luck to Vinnie at National Science Fair!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 25, 2021 9:07:01 AM

This was an exciting week of Science for   Vinnie Armstrong. He has been representing King’s-Edgehill School and the Annapolis Valley (AVRSF) at the virtual National Science Fair being held in Ottawa. 
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Topics: Academics at KES

Congratulations to our Junior National Debaters

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 24, 2021 9:06:00 AM

Congratulations to all our participants on their successes at Saturday's informal Junior National Tournament hosted by Lower Canada College in Montreal.  Eighty competitors from here to Vancouver were in attendance, and our KES Debaters represented themselves very well on the topic of: “this house supports a universal basic income”  for 2 rounds. There were 4 additional rounds where debaters were given 25 minutes to prepare before their topics were debated.
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Topics: Academics at KES

Going the Distance in Distance Learning

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 13, 2021 5:35:00 PM

We are now in the second week of our Junior School Distance Learning (DL) program, and there is no question that everyone is missing the physical connectedness of being together on campus.  Staying safe and protecting those around us remain our shared priorities. Despite the reputation of mental malaise associated with universal virtual learning, I commend our students and teachers for responding to the challenge in true “Highlander” form. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Our Debaters Earn Silver!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 9, 2021 5:33:27 PM

Online debate tournaments have continued into the spring, and I'm super happy to report that 2 of ours,   William Ahern and   Thane Morgan, advanced to the final round of this past weekend's Senior Level Ontario Student Debating Union Tournament.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

Big Wins at Regional Science Fair

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 25, 2021 7:41:00 PM

After a very successful School science fair, a number of our students were chosen to represent KES at the Regional level.  This year’s fair was a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Each student created a 5-7 minute video presentation of their board to the judges, and uploaded this video and their research papers to the Regional website.  The results are in and I’m very excited to share with you how well our students have done!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES

The 8B Times

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 23, 2021 1:26:00 PM

The following newspaper you are about to read is individually and collectively created by my Grade 8 English class. Recently, we finished learning about different speech writing techniques and types. While speeches are delivered by the presenter themselves (whether that be verbally or through sign), it is important to remember how a speech presents itself as a written page; to help students remember this, we compiled our speeches into a newspaper for others to read. Students selected their own topic and style while being challenged to add in a few specific requirements like interviewing and using power words.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

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