Inside King's-Edgehill School

Our Emerging Leader – Jessica Etou

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 9, 2020 10:47:37 AM

Now that we have the first few months of school under our belts, we will be profiling some of our extraordinary leaders in the Junior School. These students take on various leadership roles and learn many valuable skills and lessons along the way. While we are fortunate to have wonderful leaders in our Senior School, it is important to be aware of the next crop of leaders currently making their way through our Junior School.
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254 Sergeant Major Callum Lovelace

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 9, 2020 7:31:00 AM

Thursday was a great first day for the 254 Cadet Corps.  I did a job that I thoroughly enjoy; I promoted excellent young Cadets into supervisory ranks.  One of my most pleasurable moments was bestowing the rank of Master Warrant Officer on young Callum Lovelace.  Callum has been in the Cadet training system for 5 years.  He is an exemplary cadet with an intimate knowledge of drill, both foot and ceremonial.  During summer Cadet Training, Callum has commanded quarter guards for visiting dignitaries as well as leading winning drill teams in Cadet competitions.  Recently, Callum had the pleasure of being invited by the Minister of National Defence, the Honorable Harjit Sajjan, to participate in a webinar to honour his great-grandfather, Staff Sergeant Harry Lovelace.  Callum spoke on behalf of the family.  See the details below.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets, kespride

2020 Virtual Terry Fox Run makes “Terry’s Top Ten” List

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2020 3:34:00 PM

A big thank you to everyone involved with the exceptional fundraising efforts for the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run for cancer research. 

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Grade 9 Students Hitting Great Heights

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2020 6:45:22 PM

Every journey begins with a single step, and there were many uphill steps that followed the first one on the Grade 9 Duke of Edinburgh Adventure Hike last Thursday, September 17th, at Blomidon Provincial Park.   

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

Cards for Caring

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM

Monday afternoon was the inaugural meeting of the “Cards for Caring” club.  This club provides an opportunity every Monday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 for students to drop by before or after sports to make a card or write a letter.  These cards will be delivered to local nursing homes in an effort to brighten the day of a resident who hasn’t been able to have many visitors lately.  I was so pleased with the love that our students have already put into their card designs, and the photo attached only shows a small number of the ones made on our first day. 
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We are off to a Great Start!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 22, 2020 1:31:17 PM

Our Grade 9 students hit the ground running this year.  They worked their way through the initial orientation and on the first Friday of classes, they started their Bronze level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award training.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the program, Bronze is the first level in the Duke of Edinburgh program and is an established feature here at KES. 

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First Outdoor Back to School Dance!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Leading up to the start of school,   Ethan Hiscott (School Dance Committee Prefect)  and I were considering the fact that there might not be School dances for a while and were pretty down about it – but, fortunately, that was not the case! Once back at School, we were told that we had permission to go ahead with school dances. Not only did we host an outdoor dance, but it was the first outdoor dance that King’s-Edgehill would be having, so we wanted to make it amazing! 
We tried to make the dance as fun and normal as possible. Unfortunately, no day students could join in order to keep it safer for the boarding students. Everybody wore their masks and we had a successful, safe, fun dance! The theme was “glow in the dark”.  The School Dance Committee hung lots of lights in the trees, gave out glow sticks, supplied glow-in-the-dark paint, and everyone wore neon colors. All that could be seen was a bunch of glowing teens dancing around. From what I was told, the teachers who chaperoned also liked it very much. 

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Who Are You Running For?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2020 8:09:00 AM

The 40th Anniversary Terry Fox Run is only a day away.  On Sunday, September 20th, we may be apart, but we will be united in the spirit of Terry Fox.  It is a sad reality that we all know someone who is battling cancer.  Statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society indicate that nearly 1 in 2 Canadians (45% of men and 43% of women) is expected to develop cancer during their lifetime.  Terry Fox is the face of hope for cancer research nationally and internationally.  We can make a difference for those who are faced with the challenge of a cancer diagnosis.  On Wednesday of this week, volunteers sterilized markers so students could write the names of family members and friends on our 2020 Terry Fox Dedication Board.  It didn’t take long before the large poster board was covered with names and hearts. 

Here on our KES campus, we have our own cancer stories.  Judy DesRoches, our Head of Female Boarding and Administrative Assistant, has been an inspiration for our School community.  The mother of three was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019.  Her positive spirit and personal determination are recognized by all. Please click here for her inspiring story.  It is this kind of motivation that makes taking part in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday easy. 

All students, staff and alumni can register for this year’s 40th Anniversary event by clicking on this direct Windsor/King’s-Edgehill link
  It will be a “One Day. Your Way.” event, and I look forward to seeing the photos of students and their families walking, running, cycling or hiking their self-designed 5K routes.  Photos should be submitted to Monica Schafer, Director of Student Life on Sunday. 

Thank you for your participation.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, kespride

A 'Goodbye' from our Stewards

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 1:24:00 PM

Dear Richardson Hall Girls & Buckle House Boys,

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

Revealing the 2019-2020 Arts Pin

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2020 8:05:50 AM

For the past two years, we have designed a new pin for our Arts Gala. The last two designs have been different versions of the drama masks. This year, with the help of Tom Gray from International Coat of Arms, we came up with a design that would include all our Arts programmes. Here is the big reveal of the new Arts pin!

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Take a Peek Inside King's-Edgehill School

Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

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