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Junior School Day of Indigenous Learning

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 26, 2020 9:11:00 AM

“Taliaq” is a Mi'kmaw word that means “what’s happening?” and on Monday, January 20 th, our King’s-Edgehill Junior School students discovered there was lots happening on campus as we experienced our inaugural Day of Indigenous Learning. The day began with a Junior School Assembly in our theatre where   Headmaster Seagram  opened with a warm greeting, acknowledging that King’s-Edgehill School stands in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq. Welcoming gifts were presented as each of our guests were introduced. The keynote address was by   Michael R. Denny  (Eskasoni First Nation), the coordinator of the Red Road Project, a youth education and empowerment initiative.   Mr. Denny  demonstrated the vibrancy of the Mi'kmaw culture through storytelling and his impressive musical talents. His ceremonial drumming and singing echoed through the Fountain Performing Arts Centre, drawing us all into the rhythm and emotion of the moment. Next, it was time for students to leave the theatre and spend the remainder of the day experiencing seven educational workshops led by our passionate panel of guests:

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

Giving

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 17, 2020 11:39:00 AM

Happy New Year!  How wonderful it is to reconnect with our King’s-Edgehill community as 2020 begins.  As students and staff share stories about their holiday travels and traditions, it is great to remember those local families who benefited from our Youth-in-Action Christmas Giving campaign.  Our beautifully decorated Christmas tree no longer graces the entrance to our Performing Arts Centre, but thoughts of the toys, gifts and food bank items, now in the hands of local families, can put smiles on our faces.  It is pleasing to know that the collected items were delivered just before Christmas and shared with many families in need in our Windsor area.  In addition to the gifts under the tree, a cheque for $370 was presented to Harvest House, our local soup kitchen in Windsor. The money was raised from our final Dress Down Day of 2019. 

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Chanter Caroling

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 20, 2019 10:55:26 AM

On Wednesday evening, the KES Pipe Band took to the streets of Falmouth for some celebratory "chanter caroling". Thirteen students played Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells on their practice chanter, an instrument that students learn to play before they take hold of the mighty highland bagpipes. If these students keep it up, this caroling tradition is due to get a bit louder each year. Congratulations to this wonderful crew!

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

Junior Robotics - Next Stop Provincials

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 16, 2019 5:17:22 PM

This past Friday, our Junior Robotics team, represented by Nicolas Sanchez Benet, Ezra Sasaki, Antonio Landry, Gianni Landry, Will Larder, Vincent Armstrong, Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji and Alex Graham, travelled to the NSCC Lunenburg Campus to compete in the annual First Lego League Robotics Competition. This year’s First Lego League competition was titled “City Shapers” and featured challenges and projects related to building and city engineering. The competition involved solving a series of robotic challenges and presenting solutions to a water problem that the group had identified. The team worked hard all morning, competing with their robot and then presenting their robot design, innovative project and team core values to a series of judges.

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Our Master Bowlers

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 15, 2019 5:05:11 PM

Greyson Corbett-Lumb  (Grade 9) was the Junior School victor at our annual Crawford Cup Bowling Competition. The event is hosted by our KES master bowler,   Dwayne Crawford.  Dwayne is our Finance Manager who works diligently each day in Marshall House; however, he loves to bowl and passed along some tips to our students. Greyson must have been listening very closely as he tied Mr. Crawford during the competition and only slipped behind him in the bowl-off. Greyson was the student with the best score this year and will have his named engraved on the trophy.   Ed O’Neill  (Grade 9) finished second.
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Edgehill Holiday Tea

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 14, 2019 9:29:00 PM

On Thursday, December 12 th, unforeseen weather circumstances meant the Alumni & Advancement Team ( Heather Strickey, Jenn Shaw, Juanita Giles, and me) enjoyed the presence of a small—but jovial—group of Old Girls for our annual Holiday Tea. This year, we were delighted by the pleasant company of   Karen MacBride (1961-1963), Lynn Pascoe (1947-1952), and  Elizabeth McMichael (1950-1953)—along with Elizabeth’s husband,   Alex Morrison. As always,   Twila  and the Chartwells team provided us with delicious holiday treats, including those peanut butter balls that I can never stay away from!
Carols played in the background as   Heather,   Jenn,   Juanita, and I had a chance to catch up with this reliable group of tea-goers.   Karen  had just returned from New York City, where she had performed at Carnegie Hall (!!) with her local choir group;   Elizabeth  told us dreamily of her plans to escape to “the woods” for a quiet Christmas this year with her “turkey” (Alex); and   Lynn  told us of how she had ended up moving to Hantsport years ago after falling in love at first sight with what she called her “little bungalow.”

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Dalhousie Math Circles #3

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 5, 2019 11:55:03 AM

Logic and puzzles go together like bread and butter.  On Wednesday, November 20th, Sarah Meng Li, an undergraduate Mathematics student at Dalhousie University, challenged all of the participants at the Math Circles event to think like mathematicians.  The focus was on solving puzzles and the challenge was to see how many of the problems presented could be solved. 

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Biathlon Alive and Well at the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Dec 4, 2019 6:51:34 AM

Pumped up and energetic, the Biathletes from our 254 Cadet Corps attended the Zones Competition in 12 Wing, Shearwater on November 17, 2019. Biathlon combines two separate disciplines: skiing and shooting. Now, we are not talking classic, cross-country, but rather a specialized, skate-ski technique. After a hard round of skiing, Biathletes then have to control their heart rate and let their body relax to the point where they can fire off five well-aimed shots, hopefully, between heartbeats when the body is at full rest. In order to level the playing field and ensure that every competitor has a fair chance, Zones Competition is a combination of running and shooting.
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Public Conversation with Barack Obama

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 6:15:00 PM

Grade 10 student,   Will Ahern  recently was chosen to attend the Public Conversation by former US President,   Barack Obama, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Will entered a video contest held by King’s-South MLA,   Mr. Keith Irving. Mr. Irving challenged youth in his riding to express, in a video, Why Politics Matters? The winner would attend the event with Mr. Irving.

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Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 28, 2019 9:29:55 AM

Operation Veteran was once again a great success as 17 of our student-cadets represented KES at the National Cenotaph in our annual Call to Remembrance ceremony. Ottawa provided an excellent learning opportunity as we also toured Parliament, the Museum of Civilization, the War Museum and dined in the Byward Market. Once again,   Mr. Steve Cruikshanks, Laura Arenburg’s  cousin, did a moving toast to fallen comrades. “To those that lived the good life, fought the good fight, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.” Mr. Cruikshanks served several distinguished tours in the Middle East and continues to serve the public in the Ottawa Police Force.
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