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Art in a Digital Age

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 12, 2019 6:31:59 PM

If you're like most people (and I know you must be, because you are reading this on some kind of electronic device) a computer of some kind or another plays a significant role in your life. The Arts programme here at King's-Edgehill School is steeped in tradition. Students are taught and exposed to all forms of Art in a classic fashion; however, today's world has become largely dependent on computers and other such electronic devices. In a conversation I had recently with an alumnus of our School, he told me that his cell phone has more technological power than the Canadian Navy battleship he captains. That same technology has now also become status quo in the artistic world. Most music produced today is highly engineered. Animated movies are block-buster sensations. Technology is now a launch pad for creativity. Of course, the essence of Art is still human, but now we're finding more ways to channel creative intelligence and deliver it to the interested consumer or art aficionado. At KES, we're ahead of the curve in this regard as well. Computers are almost a necessity and, as such, our Arts Department now includes them in our productions, performances, and creations. As you can imagine, it's a challenge keeping up with the hardware and software capabilities, but we do so with the support of our administration and IT Department. Don't worry, we're not letting go of the traditional artistic methods.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, ARTS

Way to go, Grade 7 and 8 Mathletes!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 6, 2019 7:47:36 PM

All Grade 7 and 8 students recently took part in the University of Waterloo Gauss Mathematics Competition. This is the last contest in a series of year-long challenging Waterloo mathematics competitions for students from Grades 7 through Grade 12. Everyone benefits from the excellent problem-solving opportunities that these contests provide. This year’s results indicated some excellent up-and-coming mathletes. I congratulate the following students who were the top 3 scorers at each grade level:  

Grade 7: 
First Place:   Lucas Martin
Second Place:   Mengjin (Eric) He
Third Place:   Tanvi Manchineni
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

International Climate Strike

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 5, 2019 12:44:13 PM

On Friday, May 24th, the third International Climate Strike of the year took place, with a whopping 1.4 million participants worldwide. As many of you know, the Climate Strike movement began with a young climate activist,   Greta Thunberg. Greta began protesting for climate justice at the beginning of this “school year”, and her activism and passion has generated tremendous support and action among youth.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

254 Annual Cadet Review 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2019 1:04:48 PM

The day of our Inspection finally arrived. The cadets of the 254 were excited. Boots were polished, spats were cleaned, and the uniforms were ready to go. Everything was ‘good to go’, to use an often quoted phrase. In the days leading up to the inspection, the Corps had marched outside in the cold weather, in the rainy weather and in any weather ‘sharpening up’ the routine for the parade.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets

Students Support Alzheimer’s Walk

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 27, 2019 7:31:00 PM

KES students recently volunteered at the Wolfville Walk for Alzheimer’s, showing their support for Nova Scotian’s facing dementia. Our students were in charge of directing participants along the 5 km course throughout the town of Wolfville, and they did a fantastic job at cheering and encouraging the community members with bright smiles along the route. The event was also pet friendly, and in addition to the many dogs out for an evening stroll, there was also a therapeutic petting zoo set up onsite that our students loved! 

The volunteer experience was a great way to learn more about a disease that can effect our family, friends, and loved ones. We are looking forward to taking part again next year with an even bigger group from our School, and supporting the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia. 

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Shakespeare on the Rocks

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 27, 2019 2:36:03 PM

In our annual celebration of Shakespeare, my English 8S class wrote a condensed version of Romeo & Juliet and performed it for an enthusiastic group of Grade 7 and 8 students. They learned about the importance of outdoor theatre and paid respect to the history of performing at a time before electricity. Although our theatre can offer an incredible amount of resources to put on unbelievable plays and musicals, we also have countless areas around campus which form a natural amphitheater for students to enjoy performances in a natural setting. This space, in particular, was created by coincidence as it sits directly behind our new turf, creating a natural stage with the woods as a backdrop.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Arts At KES, ARTS

“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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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

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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