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Carpentry Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 25, 2021 10:20:00 AM

he Junior School Carpentry Club meets once a week.  Our recent project came together quickly as we built benches for our campus. Benches are an ideal project as they engender friendships, relaxation, and allow us moments to take in the view of our lovely campus.

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Lasting Joy of the Season comes from Giving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 10, 2021 2:42:41 PM

Happy New Year!  Although holiday celebrations during these pandemic times were a little quieter than usual, the slower pace provided time to contemplate what really matters in our lives.  During this COVID Christmas season, the need to help and support others seemed amplified.  Our community response was widespread and meaningful.  Eight local families in need benefited from our student, staff and parental gift donations. How wonderful it must have been for these families to experience the magic of the holiday season on Christmas morning.  Our local Feed Nova Scotia Food Bank also benefited from the generosity of our community.  The bins under our Christmas Giving Tree were heaped full of non-perishable food items that were transported to the Windsor Food Bank on the final days of term.  Special thanks are extended to   Claire Morton, Danica Scully, Ava Shearer and  Reegan Wagg  who loaded the van and made the delivery, and to all the students and families who gave so generously. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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