Dec 14, 2016

The Best Season Ever

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 December 14, 2016|Athletics, Character, Secondary|

Not long ago, I heard secondary teacher Trent De Jong describe athletics by saying, “At ACS we don’t just compete, we represent.”  I heard a great story the other day from one of our coaches in the staff room that exemplified this idea. Here is Joanne Friesen, the Jr. Boys’ Volleyball Head Coach, in her READ MORE...

Sep 26, 2016

Don’t Steal My Dreams!

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 September 26, 2016|Character, Secondary|

My most vivid memory of high school involves the annual meeting that I had with the school counsellor at the large public school that I attended. Each student met with the counsellor for about fifteen minutes to check on the student’s progress and discuss their career plans. I was pulled from my math class (bonus!) READ MORE...

May 6, 2016

Just Say Yes Already!

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:20+00:00 May 6, 2016|Character, Elementary|

BY: KARIN RIEMER, Elementary Vice Principal and TeacherIt was my first year teaching. Fresh out of Dordt College, transplanted to sunny California. I had this wonderfully diverse and eager-to-learn first grade class. After the first few weeks of “what am I doing here?!” I was finding my rhythm as a primary teacher. I was connecting READ MORE...

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