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KES Relay for Life Training

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 19, 2020 10:21:00 AM

A select group of students attended "Relay University" at Mount Allison a couple of weeks ago. This was a conference designed to train student leaders in 17 schools across the Maritimes in how to run a Relay for Life event in their communities. Relay for Life is a fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society that has gradually been adopted across the country over the past 20 years. Students had a full day of collaborating with other schools in order to begin planning their own version of the Relay event. The room was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and a wide array of emotions all day long.

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English 8L Journey to Mark Adam's Recording Studio in the Woods

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 3, 2020 8:43:00 PM

One of my objectives as a middle level English educator is to inspire students to act or react from a text, be it a piece of literature, novel, documentary film, play script, or a song. Texts come in all forms and students are constantly encouraged to connect and create fascinating inquiries. Sometimes, these thoughts turn into ideas for final projects or essays. In this case, our English 8 class decided it would be a good idea to write a song together after reading   Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I came up with the first line: "Ender was a spaceman", and the students took to writing the rest. It turned into a great song! It had to be recorded!

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Winter Carnival 2020 – A Snow Day to Remember

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

The stretching routines were implemented, weights were lifted furiously at the Athletic Centre and tight hamstrings were forced back into action. Was there an Olympiad coming around the corner? No. Something much more important. Snow had arrived in Windsor, and the Cadets of the 254 were ready for the 2020 Winter Carnival. This year proved to be a great event. The team of Cadets under the able leadership of the   Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Duncan McLaughlin and his   2IC, Headquarters CQMS,   Warrant Officer Evan Logan,  ran like a well-oiled machine. Timings were bang on and the Cadets had fun. We had the pleasure this year of welcoming the faculty and staff of King’s-Edgehill School as they premiered their ‘Spirit Squad’. Lots of fire in the furnace of this group as they handily walked away with first place in the Swim Relay and the fabled Tug o’ War. As  Mr Verryn-Stuart said, “We may not catch them, but we will pull them off their feet.” After a great day of competition, the inevitable showdown came to the Senior Day Girls and the Senior Day Boys. They went head to head in everything and played their hearts out. With a four-point margin, the Senior Day Boys edged out the Girls for the final victory and the cup. The School rounded out the day with the Headmaster’s Valentine’s Dinner and Dance.   Ms Twila MacDonald  and her crew put on an excellent spread. We were entertained by the song stylings of   Ms Katie Goddard  and   Ms Sarah Bell.
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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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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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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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