It’s Been a Good Run!

As I see the runway steadily approaching and becoming clearer in the distance, I find myself contemplating the landing less and less. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked, “So how are you feeling about your retirement?” or something similar. This is a very difficult question and one, truthfully, that bears […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children […]

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Steve “THE ROCK” Brandsma

This week we find ourselves saying a lot of good-byes. While we can’t wait for that final bell to ring, signalling the end of another year and the start of the lazy days of summer, it’s bittersweet. Because every year we grow attached to another set of amazing teachers. They’ve guided our kids, gone above […]

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Hit the Road Jack

I’ll never forget the first time I met Jack Boersma. I was interviewing for the Principal position at ACS and he was giving me a tour of the facility. He knew every nook and cranny of the facility and a story behind each section of the building. “Oh, I remember crawling up here on these very rafters to […]

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The Halls Are Alive…

Our Middle School just wrapped up our production of The Sound of Music. There were many amazing memories from the performances (like the reaction of the Grade 4, 5 and 8 students to the scene where Rolf kisses Liesel’s hand), but most of the really memorable moments occurred long before all the rehearsals happened. This […]

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The Dog Days of Summer

This summer, Heidi and I took our kids to Ontario to visit my family and to go to the place where I grew up. There was a high school reunion (I’m not saying how many years…) that we centered our trip around. The reunion was fun, but equally as fun was taking my kids around the […]

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Top 10 (Plus a Few More)

Many passages in the Bible look back at the history of the people of God. There is good reason for this. Looking back allows us to reflect on how full our lives really are and, more importantly, to see God’s grace and goodness. The following is a list of highlights of this year. While some […]

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