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Mar 15, 2018


By | 2018-04-09T16:13:31+00:00 March 15, 2018|Athletics, Secondary|

I asked a simple question last November at a Leadership Team meeting. “Tym, you look stressed out about head coaching the Senior Girls’ basketball team. Can I help?” I wasn’t actually expecting him to give the answer he gave, which was, “Yes, I could really use your help.”  I am pretty sure I just meant [...]

Jan 29, 2018


By | 2018-01-29T10:59:58+00:00 January 29, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Secondary|

Just a few days before the Christmas break, I received a phone call from my friend Dave MacDonald. Dave and his wife, Danaya, have a very collaborative relationship with our school, even though their children don’t attend ACS, as they homeschool in order to volunteer in Guatemala. They have hosted several school events at their [...]

Jun 21, 2017

Sincerely Believing in the Wrong Thing

By | 2017-06-21T08:59:43+00:00 June 21, 2017|School Vision, Secondary|

My daughter got married last summer and moved to Sidney on Vancouver Island. They have a nice little rental house just a few blocks from the ocean and only 3 minutes from the Victoria Swartz Bay ferry terminal. Debbie and I enjoy going over to visit them. Heading where?! A few weeks ago we finished [...]

Feb 27, 2017

If You Build It, They Will Come

By | 2017-02-27T08:50:23+00:00 February 27, 2017|21st Century Learning, Secondary|

On Friday, February 17, we did our annual pilgrimage from the multi-purpose room at the secondary campus to the middle school gymnasium with literally tons of wood. I will admit that this pilgrimage is not my favourite day of the school year.  In one day, we have to organize 25 students to help us move [...]

Dec 14, 2016

The Best Season Ever

By | 2016-12-14T08:48:59+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 [...]

Oct 24, 2016

Parking in the Right Lot

By | 2016-10-24T09:19:41+00:00 October 24, 2016|School Vision, Secondary, This Square Inch|

Way back when, I used to look at which films were playing on Tuesday nights and sometimes, if Debbie and I weren’t too busy, we would go see one of them. Years ago, we went to a $5 Tuesday night movie on McCallum Road and parked in the lot next to the theatre. After the [...]

Jun 20, 2016

Five Things I Learned in Kindergarten

By | 2016-06-20T08:56:07+00:00 June 20, 2016|School Vision, Secondary|

I was thinking about a month ago, “What am I going to write for my last blog article of the year?”  So I asked my wife, Debbie, who happens to be one of our ACS kindergarten teachers. She said, “Why don’t you spend a day in my world and write about it?” So I did.Last Tuesday, [...]

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