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KES Relay for Life Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 10:21:00 AM

A select group of students attended "Relay University" at Mount Allison a couple of weeks ago. This was a conference designed to train student leaders in 17 schools across the Maritimes in how to run a Relay for Life event in their communities. Relay for Life is a fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society that has gradually been adopted across the country over the past 20 years. Students had a full day of collaborating with other schools in order to begin planning their own version of the Relay event. The room was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and a wide array of emotions all day long.

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

Indoor Soccer Awards the Golden Boot

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 7:22:00 AM

The Indoor Soccer League wrapped up with what was an exciting game between “Tenacious T” and the “Pilingas”. The final game finished in overtime with penalty kicks, and after a competitive battle, the Pilingas took home the prestigious Golden Boot Award! This was an excellent season for participation, with eight teams playing in games each week throughout the winter, and many spectators also coming to cheer on friends. Those who came out to play or watch on Tuesday and Thursday nights saw a high level of play, amazing saves by some talented keepers, and a good balance of intensity and sportsmanship.
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Topics: Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Big Win for our Annual KES Hoopla Tournament

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 18, 2020 10:20:00 AM

Tuesday’s Hoopla Tournament heralded the end to the Basketball season here at KES. Six junior high teams, including two co-ed ones from KES, began playing at 9:00am and the cheers, smiles, and competition didn't stop until the end of the day. As always, Kevin Lake’s secret weapon, the Run-Dribble-Shoot Competition, was a hit with our very own   Colin Stephens  losing out in the final round for second place! In tournament play, six teams registered at least one win on the day, and there were quite a few close games. When the dust settled, our KES "A" team won the final by 9 points over CK. While our Junior basketball players gave their all in the floor, what was equally as impressive was the work done by three of our Grade 10 students.   Kyle Clanachan  (with the A team) and   Jess Keripe and  Gala Holm  (with our B team) were phenomenal in their coaching roles. They did a great job to make sure our players had a great experience and should be commended for volunteering their time.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES

Parliamentary Teachers Institute

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 10:18:41 AM

Last week I had the incredible honour of attending the Parliamentary Teachers Institute. Sixty-two teachers from across the country met in our capital to discuss civic engagement and how to empower our youth to have their voice represented in our democracy. The week was a whirlwind of workshops and speakers including Members of Parliament, Senators, the Speakers of both houses and many of the Parliamentary librarians. I was left with a deep respect for the hours and passion that these individuals put into building Canada as a respected nation that supports equity and diversity. With the Wet'suwet'en protests and a screening of “We Will Stand” telling the story of  Colten Boushie, all happening that week, it made for a powerful look at the complex dynamic of Parliament and our government. What I saw was the power in the voice of the individual, and I have returned to my classroom to see my own students not simply as young men and women but instead valuable members of this great country, who it is our responsibility to impassion, empower and engage in the democratic process. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, Campus Life

Dancing into March Break

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 7:22:00 AM

Grade 9 student,   Allie Pape, loves the performing arts. Two weeks ago, she was a hit as the friendly and lovable snowman, Olaf in our Junior School production of   FROZEN JR. Her triple-threat stage performances were outstanding. Allie likes to sing and act, and she is good at it, for sure; however, dancing is Allie's true passion. And what a dancer she is, capable of all styles: tap, hip hop, jazz, and ballet point. If it's a dance, Allie can do it. Recently, at the last coffee house, Allie performed a dance to the Kygo, Whitney Huston rendition of Steve Windwood's classic pop hit -   Higher Love. From the start, Allie made it obvious through her expressions that dancing is indeed her "higher love". Her broad smile says it all! I am pleased to showcase her performance with the intention that once you've seen this, we'll all dance into a well-deserved March break with a smile and equal enthusiasm.
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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Junior School 2020 Poetry Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 11, 2020 9:37:00 AM

Poetry limbers up the imagination and is a true art form that packs emotional punch.  We saw first-hand the power of poetry in our Junior School Assembly on Wednesday, February 26th, when thirteen students from Grades 7 through 9 stepped forward to recite their favourite poems.  There was a plethora of styles, ranging from original creations to Shakespearean sonnets, free verse to rhyming schemes.  Themes of friendship, faith, ecology and society were explored.  You could hear a pin drop as students recited their chosen poems, making us laugh, sigh, and think carefully about the messages conveyed.  

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

Bring a Friend to School – A Huge Success!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 10, 2020 9:36:54 AM

On Wednesday, March 4 th we hosted our fourth annual Bring a Friend to School Day, and it was a huge success with 30 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 our 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 chocolate bar bingo 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.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

Athletes of the Week - March 6, 2020

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 9, 2020 7:15:00 AM

“Athletes of the Week” (AOW) are selected based on athletic performance and sportsmanship. Positive sporting behaviour is valued at KES and integral to our Athletic Philosophy and School Mission Statement emphasizing gentleness and learning and dignity and respect.

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

Meet our IB Art Students

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 3, 2020 3:01:17 PM

 

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Topics: Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

Black History Month at the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 3, 2020 8:38:43 AM

 
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Topics: Campus Life, Cadets

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