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Math Contest Results

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 24, 2019 7:59:22 PM

Results from the latest last Math Contests were announced this week. Written by 46 KES students from Grades 9 to 12, these contests are marked on the students’ full written solutions. The contests are written, distributed and marked by The Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and they are administered by schools.  

The following competitors were awarded Certificates of Distinction for scoring in the top 25% of all contestants in the world who wrote the contests.

KES Grade 9 Fryer Contest Results:
1 st    Zhi (Angel) Li  - she also placed 3 rd  in NS
Tie for 2 nd    Mitchell Dinn and Xikun (Ted) Yu  – they also tied for 8 th  place in NS
Tie for 4 th  – Y unjin (Kevin) Bai, Hannah Bryant, and Greg Otto
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Congratulations to the Grade 9 Class of 2019!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 20, 2019 5:04:38 PM

On Wednesday, June 5 th, a special banquet to honour our Grade 9 Class of 2019 took place. It was an evening of friendship, achievement, and celebration as parents, Grade 9 students, and faculty shared memories of the Junior School years. A retrospective slideshow featuring some very cute baby photos and current shots of our students enjoying KES life captured the journey of each of the 57 students, our largest Grade 9 class in the history of the School.
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Environmental Law Presentation and Activity with Lisa Mitchell

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 11, 2019 7:40:35 AM

Earlier this month our Law class and Environmental Club at KES were privileged to participate in an invigorating and challenging presentation, activity and debate on a case study that closely mirrors some ongoing environmental concerns in our geographic area.   Lisa Mitchell,  who is the Executive Director of East Coast Environmental Law, did a masterful job of planning the event for the 27 student participants. Many legal issues have many dimensions and points of view, which prevents an easy solution. Part of the activity had students taking on the roles of farmers, environmental groups, businesses, Indigenous peoples and government to discuss and debate a solution for the given case study.
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Way to go, Grade 7 and 8 Mathletes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2019 7:47:36 PM

All Grade 7 and 8 students recently took part in the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition. This is the last contest in a series of year-long challenging Waterloo mathematics competitions for students from Grades 7 through Grade 12. Everyone benefits from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide. This year’s results indicated some excellent up-and-coming mathletes. I congratulate the following students who were the top 3 scorers at each grade level:  

Grade 7: 
First Place:   Lucas Martin
Second Place:   Mengjin (Eric) He
Third Place:   Tanvi Manchineni
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International Climate Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 12:44:13 PM

On Friday, May 24th, the third International Climate Strike of the year took place, with a whopping 1.4 million participants worldwide. As many of you know, the Climate Strike movement began with a young climate activist,   Greta Thunberg. Greta began protesting for climate justice at the beginning of this “school year”, and her activism and passion has generated tremendous support and action among youth.
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Provincial Win in CEMC Waterloo Math Contests!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 3, 2019 7:41:07 AM

The Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11) Waterloo Math Contests were written on February 26th, and after receiving the results, presentations were made to our KES Mathletes at the April 24 th  School assembly. Certificates of Distinction were awarded to those scoring in the upper 25% of all contestants worldwide, and a medal is awarded to the highest scoring student in the school.

KES Results for the Grade 9 Pascal Contest:
1 st    Cameron Stephens  – received a Certificate of Distinction and the school medal

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Need for Greed

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 25, 2019 7:57:00 AM

Grade 12 student, Kin Heng Ivan Seit, wrote a wonderful and thought-provoking piece on greed for my Grade 12 English writing assignment in preparation for our speech unit. It was very well written and I felt it should be shared. Happy reading!

Greed, as we all perceive, is one of the Seven Sins of Christianity. For centuries in literature, people ridicule desire itself as an act of superficiality. You might have heard of Buddhists saying to free yourself from desires. You might have heard of people saying greed causes destruction in ourselves. Businessmen are often ridiculed as “selfish, bloodsucking suckers” for earning their profit. However, is it absolutely immoral to have desires? Does it really only bring disaster to us?

Humans struggle in their desire of leading a better life or a brighter future. There is a constant desire for something; “People live to satisfy their own desires no matter what they do”. Think about this for yourself: Why do businesses exist? It is because people see something worthy to derive from. Even when we volunteer to help, do we not feel satisfied over helping somebody else?

Does this mean we are all greedy, selfish, and good-for-nothing? Of course not! Think about how humanity has evolved into what we have today. Do we strive for excellence? To quote from our school’s motto, do we strive to be more? Even though we all work for our benefits, we, without a doubt, have contributed without us noticing. Take Microsoft as an example. Bill Gates makes billions of dollars every year out of computer software and systems. Does that make him a selfish person? Of course not. Do you think we would have such excellent computers without him? Probably eventually, but several years later. As you see, humanity evolves with a formidable force named Greed.

In the end, I would like to use a quote from the movie Wall Street to conclude this, “Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms - greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge - has marked the upward surge of mankind”. Written by Kin Heng Ivan Seit 

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Junior School Regional Science Fair (2019)

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 17, 2019 6:03:18 PM

Last week, six KES students took their science fair projects to the next level and competed in the Regional Science Fair. Mitchel Larkin, Cameron Stephens, Hannah Bryant, Justin Day, Greg Otto and Henry Mulherin were all chosen by the judges at the KES Science Fair to go on to the regional competition at the NSCC campus in Kentville. All the students had excellent presentations and did a great job sharing their ideas and discoveries with the judges, other students and the public. 

The students merited many medals and awards during the closing of the competition. Cameron won a Shad Valley Scholarship. Hannah won a SILVER medal, admission to the Acadia University Huggins High School Seminar and a Shad Valley Scholarship. Mitchel won a GOLD medal, admission to the Acadia University Huggins High School Seminar and a Shad Valley Scholarship. Henry won a GOLD medal and the Canadian Federation of University Women: merit ward. 

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The Great Geography Challenge

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 16, 2019 10:29:00 AM

The 2019 Junior School Geography Challenge had a close finish; however, the defending champion prevailed!

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Bring a Friend to School - A Huge Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 2, 2019 3:23:00 PM

On Wednesday, March 6 th  we hosted our third annual Bring a Friend to School Day, and it was a huge success with 35 friends in attendance! Students and their guests each received special white KES hoodies. By opening our doors for a day, we let our students’ friends see what it is really like to be a part of the KES family and spend a typical day with us. Many even started the day by travelling on the Valley, HRM or Chester busses. During the school day, our special visitors joined our full School Assembly, attended classes, ate in the dining hall and even joined their friends for sports or bowling in the afternoon. Thank you to all our guests who joined us for the day and a special thank you to everyone who made our visitors feel so welcomed.


Spring Open House ~ Friday, April 5th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  
If you know of a student interested in experiencing our School, please let families and friends know about our annual Spring Open House. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to see our School in action and to get answers to their questions. Please   click here for more details.
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