Inside King's-Edgehill School

Honouring and Respecting our Veterans

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 14, 2020 8:56:48 PM

Since we could not participate in Operation Veteran this year in Ottawa for obvious reasons,   Mr. LePoidevin and I  produced a video hosted on Youtube for the Royal Canadian Legion in co-operation with other CAIS schools. We wanted to find a way for youth to honour and respect our veterans. We did our best to replicate the educational event that is annually held at the Chateau Laurier prior to the ceremony at the National Cenotaph.     LINK IS BELOW !!

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National Waste Reduction Week at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 3, 2020 7:18:43 AM

KES took part in its second annual National Waste Reduction Week from October 19 to 23. The goal was to underscore our responsibility as a school community and as individuals to think and act ‘Green’ during our everyday living. The week’s themes touched on several ways in which students can make environmentally conscious decisions while having meaningful discussions about their collective and individual impact on the environment.

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Taking the Classroom Outside

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 23, 2020 2:02:00 PM

I cannot imagine a better backdrop for an Oceans course than the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia! Last week Grade 10 and 11 students from   Mr. Dietrich  and   Miss Keouhgan’s  classes ventured to Lower Prospect to spend the day exploring and learning about coastal and ocean ecosystems. The group was treated to a classic fall day in NS, complete with bursting colour, crisp air, warm temperatures and a light breeze.
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A King’s-Edgehill Thanksgiving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 19, 2020 7:18:54 PM

We have so much to be thankful for.  Each day we gather as a School community, I am reminded of how fortunate we are to be together after such a long separation after the onset of COVID-19.  Now in the second month of school, we certainly are grateful for each other, every day.  Last Wednesday, our boarding community gathered for the annual Headmaster’s Thanksgiving Dinner.  While we couldn’t gather as our entire community of 300+, the kitchen staff created an amazing hot ham and turkey dinner for our boarding bubble, with delicious leftovers providing an extra special lunch for our entire community the following day. 
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A reason to be thankful…Irene “Rene” Rigold

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 17, 2020 8:37:54 PM

Last night, Headmaster Joe Seagram hosted his annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the KES Boarding Community.  This year, the Head Table boasted a special guest,   Irene “Rene” Rigold

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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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Learning about Sustainable Living

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 7, 2020 7:31:13 PM

The Grade 9 Geography Class took advantage of a beautiful Annapolis Valley morning this week to explore and learn about sustainable living by visiting Mr. Lakes’ rural property. The group began the visit by walking on the ridge’s woodlot, identifying species and discussing forest management with a focus on using wood as a heating source while edifying the lot’s health with selective cutting.  

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Topics: Academics at KES, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

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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40th Anniversary Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2020 7:15:00 AM

Sunday, September 20th, marked the 40th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope; such a milestone year set during these challenging pandemic times.  News of a “virtual event” raised concern last spring as we questioned the success of our flagship community event happening at a distance.  But any concern proved unfounded as this year’s Windsor/King’s-Edgehill Terry Fox Run shattered all previous cancer research fundraising efforts and provided a meaningful opportunity for everyone near and far to contribute to the success of this event. 

Day students and faculty embraced the “One Day. Your Way.” approach by taking part in their own neighbourhoods or favourite locations; their enthusiasm and creativity were clearly evident in the photos they submitted of their families, friends and pets.  It was terrific to note that recent graduates and long-time alumni laced up for the event too.  How wonderful that Margaret Rock (Edgehill Class of 1963) participated in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, as did Class of 2020 Alum Eva Redmond in Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador.  JoAnne Hare (Class of 1995) organized the run in Hubbards, Nova Scotia, where two of our youngest students, Brin Lloyd and Isaac Woodworth, took part. As well, David Andrews (Class of 1966) designed and ran his own route in Smith’s Cove, Nova Scotia.
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New Talent Surfaces to Support Our Terry Fox Event

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 1, 2020 3:22:55 PM

While COVID-19 has put a damper on singing and ensemble performance in the classroom thus far, we took advantage of the opportunity to showcase some of our School musicians outside during the post Terry Fox Run BBQ on campus last weekend. To get things going for my weekly featured talents, both new and well established, I want to introduce one of the newest additions to our performing arts programme, Grade 10 day-student, Lennon Rutledge.

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

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