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“Fritz Walter Wetter (German expression to describe rainy weather for soccer) in Halifax”

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 15, 2019 3:29:26 PM

Almost 50 students were curious to see Halifax’s first professional soccer team. After boarding the bus with cheerful spirits, we headed to “Wanderers Ground” in Halifax to see the first Canadian Premiere League game on Nova Scotian soil. This is the first year of the Canadian Premiere League and the Halifax Wanderers is one of the seven teams participating in this division. Thanks to the Clanachan family for donating 50 tickets and some Wanderers swag to our School so we could witness the home opener against “Forge FC” (Hamilton, Ontario).

With typical Maritime weather (4 degrees, rainy, windy), the students enjoyed a close soccer game at high level. The Halifax Wanderers fought hard, played well and won the game 2:1 with goals scored by Garcia #30 and Perea #80. Another great KES trip is in the books and this is hopefully the start of many victories for the HFX Wanderers. 

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Provincial Win in CEMC Waterloo Math Contests!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 3, 2019 7:41:07 AM

The Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11) Waterloo Math Contests were written on February 26th, and after receiving the results, presentations were made to our KES Mathletes at the April 24 th  School assembly. Certificates of Distinction were awarded to those scoring in the upper 25% of all contestants worldwide, and a medal is awarded to the highest scoring student in the school.

KES Results for the Grade 9 Pascal Contest:
1 st    Cameron Stephens  – received a Certificate of Distinction and the school medal

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Earth Day at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 1, 2019 8:05:15 AM

Although Monday, April 22nd, is recognized worldwide as Earth Day, we understand that every day is Earth Day, and a consistent approach to environmental stewardship is necessary. Last Wednesday, April 17th, the Junior School celebrated Earth Day and students got their hands dirty as they spent the day taking part in environmental activities.

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Outdoor Pursuits for Courageous Adventurers

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 24, 2019 3:43:06 PM

Outdoor Pursuits is offered as a spring sport for the brave, the curious, the adventurous and the daring. We ramble along almost every possible trail, we will attempt river crossings using safety measures learned through Swift Water Rescue Canada, we build fires and shelters and sometimes we climb trees.
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The Crawford Cup of Bowling Brilliance Champion

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 21, 2019 5:11:00 PM

The Junior School competed recently for the Crawford Cup of Bowling Brilliance.   Cameron Stephens  recorded the high score of 78 as our inaugural winner of the trophy.   Mr. Dwayne Crawford, our KES Business Manager, kindly offered students a bowling lesson then helped run the tournament. Dwayne is an excellent bowler having recorded a personal high score of 197. Mr. Crawford donated a ball from his high score for the trophy. This event was great fun and a great opportunity as we are lucky to still have a bowling alley in Windsor.
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From One Family to Another

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 11, 2019 4:15:19 PM

On very short notice, the Grade 9 Sciences Humaines class organized a fundraiser bake sale in support of the Barho family in Halifax who tragically lost all seven of their children in a house fire in February. Having fled the civil war in Syria, the Barhos arrived in Nova Scotia in 2017 as refugees to start anew in Canada. 

Our Grade 9 students were determined to do something meaningful to help the surviving parents with their immediate and future costs associated with this tragedy. They quickly recruited volunteers among faculty, staff, and students to provide baked goods for what is rumoured to have been the most successful bake sale in all of KES history. With the support of the entire School, between the bake sale, generous donations, and dress-down-day contributions, we raised a total of just over 1,200$!!! All in one day!! 

We thank everyone who participated in some capacity with this initiative. We are certainly proud of everyone’s generosity and support. This money will go directly to the Barho family’s cause on behalf of KES; from one family to another. 

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Junior School Snow Sports Day 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 18, 2019 7:14:00 PM

It was a great wintry day on Monday, the sun was shining and the air was crisp, a wonderful day for our Junior School Snow Sports Day. The cold wind chill temperatures did not interfere with our fun, as everyone was dressed for the weather and excited to be on the slopes of Ski Martock. For the novice or the more experienced, there was fun for everyone. For some, it was the first time ever to step into a pair of skis or strap on a snowboard. For some of our Grade 7 students - Tanvi Manchineni and Nikhita Kolla - this was the case, and the sense of accomplishment was written all over their faces. Even Mr. Campbell’s five-year-old son, Lachlan, mastered the basics during his day on the hill. The memories will remain for years. For the more seasoned winter athletes, the jumps and rails provided the perfect challenge. After a few runs, everyone enjoyed the warmth of the lodge and the shared laughter of friends. And now, our local and international students understand first-hand what it means to enjoy a Canadian Beaver Tail! What a terrific way to kick off our 2019 Spirit Week.

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The Business of Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 16, 2019 7:12:11 PM

On February 6th, 11 students and 2 chaperones packed their bags and headed to Orlando, Florida for five days to attend the Sports and Entertainment Marketing Conference hosted by DECA. DECA is a not-for-profit organization which helps to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in high schools and colleges around the globe for the world of marketing, finance, hospitality and management. It was a unique opportunity for our students as they had the chance to listen to guest speakers as they addressed and discussed many areas of business.

Representatives from the resort industry talked about what decisions go into building a new resort. We heard from the sports and health industries as they discussed the importance of staying relevant to the next generation. In
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An Epic Hike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 14, 2019 2:36:00 PM

Our Grade 9 Geography classes welcomed a guest speaker this week. Mr. Simon Irving from Wolfville grew up playing baseball locally, and as a past coach, we have kept in touch. Simon recently set his career as a Geologist to the side for a bit to go for a walk…..a really long walk! Simon decided to walk the Pacific Coast Trail from end to end! He walked from the Mexican border to Canada through the states of California, Oregon and Washington. Our Grade 9 class enjoyed hearing about his epic hike through the desert, over mountains, and alongside forest fires, withstanding hunger and of course the rains of the northwest. Let’s just say, it made our Keji Adventurous Journey seem like a “walk in the park”. Simon spoke of the planning, physical preparation, ambition, friendships, generosity, goal setting, solitude and deprivation that challenged him along his journey. In this age of jet travel, it was integral to hear that the continent is very expansive and vast, especially if measured one step at a time. When asked how many steps he believes he recorded, he said “north of 6 million.” That is geography at a fundamental level. Happy Trails!

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Junior School Poetry Competition

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2019 4:33:00 PM

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 last Wednesday, January 30th, when eight finalists from Grades 7 through 9 stepped forward to recite their chosen poems. 

Congratulations are extended to William Ahern, Hannah Bryant, Taylor Cole, Harrison Klein, Emily Norton, Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji, Jessica Ugwoke and Sabine Wellard; they can each be proud of their efforts to stand before the entire Junior School and confidently present their poem. The range of styles and deliveries kept things interesting. You could hear a pin drop as students recited their chosen poems, making us think carefully about the power of the words and the messages conveyed. The judges did not have an easy task to select the winners; however, they did single out the top three performances for the 2019 Junior School Poetry Competition (3rd, 2nd, 1st, respectively): Harrison Klein, Taylor Cole and Emily Norton. The entire School was entertained at this week’s Full School Assembly as Harrison presented “Jabberwocky”, Taylor, “Social Media” and Emily, “A Million Pieces”. I congratulate and thank these students for sharing their passion with us and starting our day off in such a creative and thought-provoking way.

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