Apr 3, 2017

Crossing Borders

By | 2017-04-10T09:39:08+00:00 April 3, 2017|Admin Staff, Whole Child Education|

As a young boy, who was raised in Ontario, I remember taking multiple family vacations “to the west” to visit my grandparents in Lacombe, Alberta. On one of our trips, my parents decided to traverse the continent mostly in the US, taking in some sights along the way such as Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone etc. However, READ MORE...

Dec 4, 2016

Selfless Servants

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 December 4, 2016|Elementary, Whole Child Education|

I can’t remember exactly when I first met Mike Ouwerkerk. I know it was early on in my time here at ACS, 22 years ago. Mike initiated our Grandparent Crossing Patrol. Back then, there were no houses around our school property and looking out the front of the school you mostly saw a large, sandy READ MORE...

Nov 21, 2016

The French Connection

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 November 21, 2016|Secondary, Whole Child Education|

“Bon joor les eleves!” “Comment aller voos?” My typical morning greeting in my best Franglais. I usually conclude my welcome address with, “That’s French for those of you that aren’t bilingual.” This is always met with a hail of criticism, correction and, sometimes, laughter…that’s the point. I have fun with my poorly developed linguist skills READ MORE...

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