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KES Arts Committee under Capable & Experienced Leadership

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 16, 2019 8:13:00 PM

Seniors   Max Cole and Katie Goddard  are this year's Head of our Arts Committee and, boy oh boy, do they have the talent and experience to lead our KES artists through a successful and fun-filled time. Together, they cover all of the bases when it comes to the Arts, leaving no component of visual or performing art out of their auspices. They have assembled their committee of a dozen like-minded musicians, thespians, visual artists, creative designers, and dancers, and you can bet that they will be spearheading fantastic projects and events in the months ahead. Already,   Katie and Max,  along with a cast of others, are underway with rehearsals for our upcoming  Senior Musical, Chicago, High School Edition, which will open November 21st.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Prefect Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 14, 2019 8:13:16 PM

This year’s Grade 12 student leaders sacrificed the final days of their summer to train for their Prefect role, and in the process, it became clear that our Prefect body this year is a very strong one.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Come Support our Annual Terry Fox Run!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 11, 2019 3:53:00 PM

Sunday, September 15th marks the 39th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research and, once again, KES will host the Windsor community event. It will be great to see the entire student body, alumni, parents, KES friends, faculty, and the extended Windsor community continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Whether running, walking, pushing a stroller, or cycling the five kilometre route through town, participants are invited to complete the lap as many times as desired. The smell of barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs always provides good motivation on the final trek up the front hill. The spirit is festive and our student musicians provide first-rate entertainment as participants mingle and enjoy a post-run barbecue lunch in the Quad.

Our student volunteers will be busy bagging groceries at the Windsor Superstore Friday (today) from 2:00 - 8:00pm. Why not grab a few groceries before tomorrow's storm and also support a great cause!

There are a few 2019 commemorative t-shirt ($20/ea) left and if you are interested, please call the main office (902-798-2278). Our annual Terry Fox ‘Dress Down Day’ will be held on Thursday, September 12th. Students, alumni and parents are encouraged to collect their own pledges for the 2019 Terry Fox Run. Individual pledge sheets are currently available on-line: www.terryfox.org, or in Marshall House.

At KES we are great supporters of the Terry Fox Run, and our community has been instrumental in raising money for innovative cancer research. It is amazing to think that the efforts of our KES community over the past years have raised over $275,000! Last year’s contribution of just over $17,000 placed our Windsor Run 3rd in the province for fundraising out of 70 run sites across Nova Scotia. We hope to maintain this leadership position in 2019.

Families, pets, friends, and neighbours are welcome. Spread the word and see you at the starting line.

Let’s all be a part of the cure!

Student volunteers not only strengthen a community, but also builds the foundation for a compassionate and caring adult. At King's-Edgehill School, we help your child be more than he or she ever thought possible through volunteer work. Read more about our student volunteers, here.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Athletes at KES

A Great Start in the Junior School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM

And, we’re off to a great start in the Junior School! Wednesday, September 4 th, was Opening Day and the corridors were filled with laughter, chatter, and the welcoming voices of returning students and teachers as they helped new students navigate their first day at KES.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Fun and Learning at our Summer ELL Camp

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 9, 2019 3:52:18 PM

This year’s ELL (English Language Learners) camp was another great success. The students’ days were filled with a variety of activities. Mornings were spent learning language skills in the classroom with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, and the afternoons involved many on-campus activities and excursions.

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

Nova Scotia Wrestlers of the Year

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 28, 2019 9:51:33 AM

King’s-Edgehill School was well represented at the recent Wrestling Nova Scotia (WNS) Annual Awards banquet, hosted June 9 th  at Hatfield Farms. As her coaches,   Jason Verryn-Stuart  and I were very pleased to chaperone graduating student and captain,   Téa Racozzi, and Grade 9 student,   Bella Turner-Galaise, to receive their WNS High School Wrestlers of the Year awards. Both were Provincial high school champions in their respective weight classes and age divisions.   Téa  was undefeated in high school wrestling this year and won each tournament she entered. She also had amazing results in her club competitions.   Téa  lost only one match and that was against the National Champion at the National Under 19 Championship final match in April. She took home the SILVER medal at her first National Championship, the best result from the Nova Scotia contingent, in both gender and age categories. This performance came on the heels of an Eastern Canadian Championship, where   Téa  defeated last year’s National Freestyle silver medalist and Greco Roman Champion from New Brunswick.  
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Téa Racozzi - Taking Rugby to the Next Level

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 27, 2019 8:08:11 AM

Téa Racozzi leaves KES as one of the most decorated female athletes in the last few years. While she overcame challenges that came her way during her time at KES, she is now ready to take on new experiences at Concordia University. This five-sport (soccer, cross-country, wrestling, snowboarding, and rugby) varsity athlete and our Senior Female Athlete of the Year and Senior Female Student Athlete of the Year will be joining the Concordia Stinger’s Rugby program next fall! In joining the Stingers, Téa will be yet another one of our female rugby players who has earned the opportunity to play at the USport level.

Concordia’s coaching staff identified Téa in her Grade 11 season due to her skill, athleticism, and work ethic. “We are very excited to have such an amazing athlete joining our rugby program here at Concordia”, commented Head Coach Jocelyn Barrieau. “Téa’s dedication on and off the field is already visible at such a young age. Her pride in academics is also an important part of what she brings, and we are very happy to have a person like her joining the Stingers family”

Our former Junior Female Athlete of the Year was also a Provincial champion wrestler who had a fine showing at the wrestling Nationals held this year in Fredericton. Due to her prowess on the wrestling mats as well, Téa will have the opportunity to be a dual varsity sport athlete at Concordia if she so chooses. 

Despite being a three-sport Captain, she not only provided leadership in athletics, but was also an engaged Steward and Prefect throughout her time at KES providing excellent mentorship in the classroom and dorms as well. While we will miss Téa next year, our School is a better place thanks to her contributions to it, and we know she will continue to achieve success wherever she goes.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Lightfoot & Wolfville Alumni Social Kicks off Summer 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 25, 2019 7:57:22 AM

Last year,   Heather Strickey and Jenn Shaw  in our Advancement and Alumni Office took a leap-of-faith and planned KES’s biggest off-site Alumni event ever(!!) in collaboration with the Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery, owned and operated by   Michael Lightfoot (1983-84)  and daughters   Rachel (2003-09) and Kori (2009-12). It’s a beautiful property with a gorgeous view and delicious offerings from both the kitchen and the vineyard—not to mention the wood-fired pizza oven on the patio! The event was such a success, we decided to do it again this year, and the result was an even bigger and better night—this time with the added musical talent of Alumni who played a mix of classic cover songs and stunning original compositions! 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, KES Alumni

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

Song and Dance Close Out the School Year With Panache

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 23, 2019 7:59:02 PM

What better way to conclude the school year and unwind before exams than celebrating with song and dance? That’s exactly what some of our talented students did last week.   Ms. Stephanie Cummings’ dancers hit the stage on Monday for our 1 st  Annual Dance Recital, and on Wednesday, it was the musicians who took over the spotlight. This has been a benchmark year for our Performing Arts Department.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES

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