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Poetry in Music

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 12, 2019 9:09:30 PM

I have introduced a unit of study on music production to my Fine Arts Music course. There is a new, free, online, cloud-based music production program called BandLab (edu.bandlab.com) that works on all operating systems. It enables users to create multi-track recordings using pre-recorded loops or other sounds from musical instruments or a microphone. It also enables collaboration from any device connected to a network. It is very versatile and, don't forget, it's free!

We all respond to music and words differently. I've selected the William Wordsworth poem I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud and asked my Grade 10 Fine Arts class to set the poem to a soundscape reflecting the musical imagery of the poem with aural variations on every verse.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2019 9:30:00 PM

It's that time of year again. Our two Grade 8 English classes collaborated and created a School Newspaper which was a project part of their media studies unit. Enjoy their stories!

Click here to read the Newspaper.

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

Connecting in Slovakia

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 6, 2019 9:39:37 AM

It was my pleasure to be in Slovakia to promote King’s-Edgehill at an Education Fair and to have the opportunity to meet up with KES Old Boys: George Bakajsa (Class of 1999), Patrik Sihelsky (Class of 2006), Marek Paulen (Class of 2006) and Lukas Rapcan (Class of 2006).

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

Junior School “Halloween House Competition”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 5, 2019 7:45:00 PM

Thursday, October 31 st, was anything but a usual day on campus.  In fact, it was a “dress-up” day instead of the more conventional “dress-down” day, and the theme was Hallowe’en! The fun began first thing in the morning as witches, hockey players, hippies, Harry Potter, Spiderman, a marionette and other ghoulish creatures made their way to first class.  It was our annual Junior School Hallowe’en spooktacular and, after a uniquely productive day in the classroom, all students gathered in the Athletic Centre for the “Annual Hallowe’en House Competition”. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Thanks-paddling Day

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Because of the up and down weather forecasted over our Thanksgiving Break, we held our breaths when we left the School with 7 students (Ayumu, Jose, Kris, Laura, Ella, Isa, and Svenja) and 2 chaperons (Mrs. Verryn-Stuart and Mrs. Schafer) on Sunday, October 13th to go on a sea kayaking adventure.

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

Chicago - The Rehearsals, The Show!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 2, 2019 10:22:10 AM

One month from now, KES thespians, pit musicians, technicians and crew will be presenting the popular musical,   Chicago High School Edition. In the meantime, there are lots of rehearsals and preparations going on, lots! I love the image of the iceburg, The Show/The Rehearsal; it is an absolute visual analogy of mounting any production. Think of it: these students are having to memorize what to say and sing harmonies in tune, know where to be and how to get there and what to do, etc, while others are playing a variety of musical genres at break-neck tempos in every possible key, or hanging fixtures from atop of a fifteen foot ladder and programming scenes in both incandescent and LED atmospheres.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Junior Soccer Teams – That’s a First!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 30, 2019 9:02:35 PM

Over the past week, our Junior Boys Tier I, Juniors Boys Tier II, and Junior Girls Tier I all won their District Soccer Championships. That’s a first! Solid, disciplined and skilled sides were made up of our typical determined players. There was some Latin American spice with a nice healthy scoop of former Newbridge athletes who arrived this year along with the addition of our new Director of Soccer Operations and coach, Mr. Graham Chandler.

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

Our Weekend Surfing Trip

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 24, 2019 10:28:06 AM

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a small group of students headed to the South Shore of this province with high hopes of breathing in the salty air and enjoying the vibrant fall colours.

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

Congratulations Katie & Harley!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM

This past weekend, Grade 12 Prefect and campus North Star, Katie Goddard and her horse Harley, won first place at the Eastern Canadian Eventing Championships held at Strathgartney, Prince Edward Island.

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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

KES Cooking Club

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 8, 2019 7:13:27 AM

The King’s-Edgehill Cooking Club started a new year on September 19th. We made crepes last class and we plan to make crispy Korean beef on October 3rd. Cooking club is a chance for students to try new flavours from around the world and to share favourite family recipes.

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

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