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Oct 22, 2018

HERE’S TO THE CRAZY PEOPLE

By |2018-11-06T07:51:04+00:00October 22, 2018|21st Century Learning, Secondary|

My daughter phoned me a couple of years ago and said, “Dad, I bought a boat.” Awkward silence. I didn’t know what to say. She had just been married, her husband was in his last year of university, they were poor as church mice and she was halfway through her nursing degree…and she bought a [...]

Mar 15, 2018

ANSWERING RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

By |2018-04-09T16:13:31+00:00March 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

WANNA SHAPE GOD’S WORLD WITH ME?

By |2018-01-29T10:59:58+00:00January 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+00:00June 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+00:00February 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+00:00December 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 [...]

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