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Oct 26, 2020

VILLAGE PEOPLE

By |2020-10-26T15:36:29-07:00October 26, 2020|, |

BY GARY VERBEEK, MECHANICS AND BIBLE TEACHER Have I really been at ACS for 30 years and teaching for 35? Initially, I was hired to start a mechanics program but started out teaching woods class. Five years later, we tore down the two bay “garage” behind the school and Fricia Construction built the awesome mechanics [...]

Oct 13, 2020

KIRSI’S JOURNAL OF BLESSINGS

By |2020-10-13T12:18:17-07:00October 13, 2020|, |

BY KIRSI ANTUNES, SCHOOL COUNSELLOR The beginning of the new school year started with excitement and trepidation. I am excited about beginning my position as the new school counsellor at ACS, something I had not imagined happening even though I had been a parent in the community for five years. Many unexpected turns in the [...]

Oct 5, 2020

HINDSIGHT IS 2020

By |2020-10-07T22:14:17-07:00October 5, 2020|, |

BY BRIAN KONING, DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT What a year it's been, “covidly” speaking. We’ll never look at the expression, “Hindsight is 20/20” the same way again. We experienced a shut-down of our society requiring us to re-think how we communicate, teach, worship, and gather together. That re-thinking process continues to re-shape how we approach teaching [...]

May 25, 2020

BEHIND THE SCREENS

By |2020-05-26T09:14:48-07:00May 25, 2020|, |

BY NAOMI STEWART, SECONDARY FRENCH TEACHER Remember way back…seven weeks ago…when we moved into Connected Learning? I think I cried at least once a day during the week after spring break. It was full of rapid preparation and baptism by fire. Instructions and expectations changed minute to minute. Admin worked hard to stay up to [...]

Apr 29, 2020

THINGS TEACHERS WILL NEVER HAVE TO SAY

By |2020-04-29T08:37:37-07:00April 29, 2020|, |

BY MELISSA DRIESSEN, ACS PARENT Our mornings start out like a beautiful masterpiece. No, really, it’s true. We start by singing and dancing to God’s praises and then dive right into His word with a hint of art. It is fun, calm, collected; everyone gets along and it is the perfect way to start our [...]

Apr 22, 2020

TODAY WAS HARD

By |2020-04-22T11:44:03-07:00April 22, 2020||

BY SANDRA FERGUSON, ACS PARENT Today was hard…I think up until this point I’ve been fairly good at staying positive and keeping an even keeled vibe…but today I cried. There is nothing natural about pulling up to your kids’ school in April where all the teachers are wearing rubber gloves, standing six feet apart. There [...]

Mar 31, 2020

NOT MY PLAN

By |2020-03-31T21:58:08-07:00March 31, 2020|, |

BY JENNIFER WITTRUP, ACS PARENT This is not the first time my world has been pulled out from under my feet, nor I suspect my last, because of one thing I am certain: life is about change and adapting to the changes. COVID-19, that unseen enemy that has shut down the world and caused us [...]

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