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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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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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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore, kespride

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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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, bemore, kespride

Swinging into Spring with a Tune or Two

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2020 6:39:00 AM

As part of our Distance Learning Programme, and music related, I have required my music students to submit a sample of their practical performance via recordings. At our School, there are two young ladies who are inseparable. Meet   Annika Zeggelaar  (long blonde hair) &   Anastasia Dewar  (short brown hair). These two Grade 8 girls spend most of their days together and they're also in the same music class. The music classes are ensemble based, so I don't frequently get to hear their solo musical productivity. In these different times, I am getting an opportunity to do just that, so individuals are having to submit to me their solo performance work. While you take a moment to look at the photographs of these two Gals hanging out together, especially the pic of them on the swings, take a listen to their piano and singing performances. When you hear them, each speak to the demeanour of the individual and both are attractive. Kids and music: what could possibly be better?
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Topics: Arts At KES, ARTS, kespride

German Baking with Frau Stuart Episode 3: Kiwitorte

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM

Spring is here, bringing more of its gorgeous colours each day. In Germany, spring and summer are the times for so called “Obstkuchen” or “Obsttorten”, fresh or canned fruit cakes. You can take a break from your studies, sit on your porch in the sun with a cup of tea and sweeten your day with a piece of “Kiwitorte”. I chose this recipe not only for its popularity during warm weather but also for nostalgic reasons since not a spring or summer goes by without my Mom making this cake at least once. Whenever Mr. Stuart, the kids and I visit my family in the summer, “Kiwitorte” is on the menu. For me, it is the taste of home. With my parents not being able to travel to visit us in Nova Scotia as they had planned due to COVID-19, I thought I would at least make something that reminds me of them. So here is to my parents in Germany!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, kespride

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