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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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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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Making a Difference

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 13, 2020 9:28:47 PM

As we know, this year is challenging us to do things differently.  While members of our King’s-Edgehill boarding bubble community will take part in an on-campus event on September 20th, our large day population will take part in a virtual event.  It will be a “One Day. Your Way.” approach with day students and their families choosing their own route and location to safely walk, run, bike, hike, skate or wheel.  Without the usual social buzz of a busy registration desk, fundraising will go virtual as well.  Boarding students are finding creative ways to raise money for cancer research on campus, while day students are registering independently with their families with the option of fundraising on their own.  William Ahern, a full IB Diploma student and Grade 11 Steward from Wolfville, Nova Scotia, is eager to make a personal impact.  This is his tenth year taking part in the Terry Fox Run, and he recognizes the determination and perseverance that Terry Fox personified.  William is motivated to do more than just complete the 5K event; he has created his own fundraising page online and has already raised over $700 that will translate into innovative cancer research that will make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.  Way to go, William! The theme of this year’s 40th anniversary event is “Try like Terry”.  During our ongoing pandemic challenge, there is no better way to generate a spirit of hope than to offer support to those in need.  I challenge all students to follow William’s lead and act now to make a difference for others.  All donations and personal fundraising efforts are appreciated greatly.  As Terry once said, “Anything is possible if you try.”


This isn't the only example of King's-Edgehill School students contributing positively to our wider community. There are many opportunities to have an impact at KES. Read more about our Student Volunteers here.

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Virtual Terry Fox Run

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 12, 2020 9:29:00 PM

“One Day Your Way!” This is theme of the  40th  anniversary  of the Terry Fox Run for cancer research.  Safety protocols during these pandemic times mean that we will not be able to gather by the hundreds in our usual festive spirit on campus to host the annual Terry Fox Run.  We certainly will be continuing our community leadership as we take part in the first-ever international “Virtual Terry Fox Run” for our School day community, the greater Windsor area and beyond. 
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We Miss You!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 4, 2020 6:25:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the video that I put together, with the help of some of your favourite people, so you know just how much you are missed. You might recognize a few of our friendly campus faces! 

Please click here to watch the video. 

Have a great summer with your family.

Stephanie Cummings

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Congratulations to Green Hero, Julia Field!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 22, 2020 3:03:00 PM

Grade 9 student, Julia Field, has continued to keep up her dedication as a steward of the environment during this period of isolation. She was one of a handful of students who took part in a recent webinar on Oceans and Climate Change delivered by Green Schools NS. She also helped lead a group of Grade 9 students who created a presentation on the unintend ed environmental consequences of the current pandemic which was featured in our School’s weekly virtual assembly. In addition to this, Julia was also the winner of our recent Earth Day photo challenge. She spent the day outdoors doing various projects! We are so proud to have Julia in our School for her leadership and passion for environmental protection.
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Making History with Heart

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 16, 2020 9:54:00 AM

There is no question that years from now we will be looking back on the COVID-19 pandemic and remember where we were, what we did, and how we coped. We are history in the making. But will we be able to look back and say, “I made a positive difference for someone else during this time of isolation and restriction”? We would not just be making history but making history with heart. At the start of our distance learning, Mikaela Hinds wrote to me in an email, “The global pandemic is taking a toll on all of us and it doesn’t feel right to sit back and do nothing.”

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Topics: King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Distance Learning

Buzzing for a Cure

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 11, 2020 8:58:41 PM

This year our School had decided to host a Relay For Life event on May 30th. This mission is still important to us and so we are moving the event online as a part of Relay for Life’s “Relay at Home” event and are excited to be hosting 6 weeks of fundraising initiatives, challenges and sharing of stories through our digital communities in Facebook and Instagram.

Each week we will announce a new fundraising goal in exchange for a fun teacher challenge. Our first challenge began this Wednesday and will run until we reach our   first goal of $300.   When we reach this goal, Mr. Faucher has agreed to get a buzz cut!
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KES Relay for Life

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 6, 2020 7:05:00 PM

This year, our School had decided to hold a Relay for Life event in an effort to raise funds for Cancer research as well as showing support for the many individuals in our community who have been touched by Cancer. Our committee of 13 students has been hard at work training and planning, and was excited to announce   May 30th  as our event day; however, the global fight against COVID-19 has meant that we had to return to the drawing board and re-envision this event.
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Are you up for the Challenge?

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 4, 2020 7:01:00 PM

Last week we held our “Earth Week Challenge” and the winner, announced at Wednesday’s Assembly by our Headmaster, is  Julia Field. Julia is a current Grade 9 student and she won an East Coast Lifestyle Strong tee shirt.

The next challenge is for you to send us the last KES photo you took on your phone. Tag us #stayconnected #kes or   email me  your photos. Good luck for Wednesday’s draw. You can’t win if you don’t play!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, bemore, kespride

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