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254 Improv

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 21, 2020 5:00:48 PM

Our Cadet Leaders stepped up this week and tried their hands at Classroom Instruction.  It was very successful when you consider that the last time any of our students gave a Cadet lecture was in November of 2019.  Our future leaders learned the Principles of Instruction while the Junior platoons learned the basics of the Cadet Movement. When you have great leaders like   WO Lily Gale, Greg Otto and  Mikaela Hinds, success is guaranteed.

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Topics: Campus Life, Cadets, bemore

Powerful Words

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Words are powerful.  Just ask Grade 8 student Vincent Armstrong, now in his second year at King’s-Edgehill.  Vinnie is a dedicated student and athlete who has a passion for debating.  His initial contact with our KES community was through the summer Debate Camp on our campus.  As a young Grade 5/6 student he took part in the summer camp and, since his arrival as a Grade 7 KES student, he continues to hone his rhetorical skills as a debater.  Last week, Vinnie was one of the top 80 debaters from Grades 6 to 12 across Canada to take part in the online National Debate Seminar.  The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) hosted this year’s event from Thursday, September 24th, to Sunday, September 27th.  “I learned so much about First Nations culture,” said Vinnie as he enthusiastically shared the reflections of his experience.  Speakers from the Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan addressed the group daily, teaching the debaters about experiences of the First Nations through a variety of presentations, including: Aboriginal Myth Busters, Learning Circle Teachings, and the Ethics of Representation. “I also learned lots about how I can improve my debate skills for the future,” said Vinnie, reflecting on the inspirational addresses, including one by Tom Lawson, the founder of the Canadian Student Debating Federation.  I congratulate Vinnie on taking part in this level of debating competition; I can’t think of a better KES representative!

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

40th Anniversary Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Sunday, September 20th, marked the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope; such a milestone year set during these challenging pandemic times.  News of a “virtual event” raised concern last spring as we questioned the success of our flagship community event happening at a distance.  But any concern proved unfounded as this year’s Windsor/King’s-Edgehill Terry Fox Run shattered all previous cancer research fundraising efforts and provided a meaningful opportunity for everyone near and far to contribute to the success of this event. 

Day students and faculty embraced the “One Day. Your Way.” approach by taking part in their own neighbourhoods or favourite locations; their enthusiasm and creativity were clearly evident in the photos they submitted of their families, friends and pets.  It was terrific to note that recent graduates and long-time alumni laced up for the event too.  How wonderful that Margaret Rock (Edgehill Class of 1963) participated in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, as did Class of 2020 Alum Eva Redmond in Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador.  JoAnne Hare (Class of 1995) organized the run in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, where two of our youngest students, Brin Lloyd and Isaac Woodworth, took part. As well, David Andrews (Class of 1966) designed and ran his own route in Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore

IB Artist - Victor Moreno Del Valle

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2020 11:01:44 AM

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: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore, kespride

Angel & Jennifer - Treat You Better

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 19, 2020 7:41:00 AM

Occasionally, I like to highlight various coffee house performances, and this time I am featuring Grade 10 students,   Angel Li and Jennifer Liang. At our coffee houses students have the opportunities to be spontaneous. We're a very busy school and so there is little extra-curricular time for rehearsal; nevertheless, the performances are always good. What is equally pleasing is the acceptance and support that the performers get from those in attendance. All promises and expectations are left at the door. That's what music is really all about, isn't it? Enjoy   their performance  of Shawn Mendes' hit,   Treat You Better.
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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore, kespride

Buzzing for a Cure

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2020 8:58:41 PM

This year our School had decided to host a Relay For Life event on May 30th. This mission is still important to us and so we are moving the event online as a part of Relay for Life’s “Relay at Home” event and are excited to be hosting 6 weeks of fundraising initiatives, challenges and sharing of stories through our digital communities in Facebook and Instagram.

Each week we will announce a new fundraising goal in exchange for a fun teacher challenge. Our first challenge began this Wednesday and will run until we reach our   first goal of $300.   When we reach this goal, Mr. Faucher has agreed to get a buzz cut!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

Are you up for the Challenge?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2020 7:01:00 PM

Last week we held our “Earth Week Challenge” and the winner, announced at Wednesday’s Assembly by our Headmaster, is  Julia Field. Julia is a current Grade 9 student and she won an East Coast Lifestyle Strong tee shirt.

The next challenge is for you to send us the last KES photo you took on your phone. Tag us #stayconnected #kes or   email me  your photos. Good luck for Wednesday’s draw. You can’t win if you don’t play!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

IB Visual Artist - Annalise Emery

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 3, 2020 6:58:00 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.
 
I would like to introduce IB Artist: Annalise Emery:

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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore

Adam Ullock: Making the world a better place, one bag at a time

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 30, 2020 9:17:00 AM

Adam Ullock  attended KES from 2001-2003.  He was a Prefect, Captain of the Varsity Boys’ Hockey Team (as well as the MVP), and an integral member of the Boys’ Varsity Rugby Team.  In 2004, Adam returned to KES to become a Houseparent in the Boys’ Dorm and to help coach the Senior Boys’ Hockey Team with his former coach, Chris Strickey.  Alas, Adam eventually left KES to pursue the culinary arts.  Adam is now a chef who resides here in Nova Scotia; however, it isn’t his cooking that brings him to our attention this week!   Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22nd and it is only apropos to highlight a movement that Adam and a few of his friends started on March 29th to make our world a better place. 

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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

IB Visual Artist - Mya Snarr

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM

Before our world got turned upside down, our KES Grade 12 IB Visual Arts students were scheduled to unveil their masterpieces at our Annual IB Art show on April 2, 2020. It is always a highlight of the School year. Nineteen students were to present the projects that they have been working on for the last two years. Their creations are examined and therefore are an important part of the IB Diploma. We admire not only their skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join us in congratulating our 2020 Visual Arts students on their hard work and their achievements.

We will be highlighting our very talented IB Visual Art students each week in our Newsletter. I introduce   Mya Snarr:

Mya Snarr's IB Curatorial Rational – HL
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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore, kespride

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