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Apr 26, 2021

CLEANING CONGREGATION

By |2021-04-26T13:55:12-07:00April 26, 2021|, |5 Comments

My interactions with John Atsma, site superintendent for Fricia Construction, are usually two-fold: sometimes he stops by my office, or I give him a call. However, our conversations are rarely dull. Here are a few examples: “John, did you guys turn the water off? None of the taps work in the school.” “Mike, we need [...]

Nov 24, 2020

NOT THE WEEKEND MIKE PLANNED

By |2020-11-24T08:11:00-08:00November 24, 2020|, |2 Comments

Gut check time. I’m wiped…I was told I’m supposed to be authentic and honest…. So here it goes: I was supposed to go to Whistler during our past long weekend. It’s been a long road from early August when preparations for this school year began. But Whistler was coming! It’s an annual trip my wife [...]

Jun 18, 2020

THE ROOKIE PRINCIPAL SAYS THANKS

By |2020-07-13T14:24:18-07:00June 18, 2020|, |1 Comment

My final blog of the year, and the end of my first year as principal…what do I want to share? One simple word. Thanks! Everyone I talk to seem to pity me to some degree: “Wow! This is an intense first year!” “I bet you didn’t anticipate being a principal during COVID-19!” “How are you [...]

Apr 3, 2020

A GUIDING PHRASE

By |2020-04-07T09:39:30-07:00April 3, 2020|, |0 Comments

“Be gentle with yourself and generous with others” is a phrase that Ed Noot, Executive Director of the Society of Christian Schools in BC, shared with us school leaders during one of our many virtual meetings over spring break. It’s a phrase that has stuck with me over these last few weeks and something I’m trying to [...]

Jan 27, 2020

MUSINGS OF A SNOW SHOVELING PRINCIPAL

By |2020-01-27T19:16:26-08:00January 27, 2020|, |0 Comments

There are plenty of jobs I’ve had to do this year as a principal that seem a little outside the “norm.” We often refer to these things as “other duties as required.” It’s a joking reference to a line in our contracts that doesn’t really exist…but it should! My “other duty as required,” along with [...]

Sep 23, 2019

LET’S RUN THE NUMBERS

By |2019-10-07T13:16:22-07:00September 23, 2019|, |2 Comments

“Are you excited to be principal at ACS next year?” I was asked this question a lot over the summer. I always answered that question without hesitation. YES! Some of you might be wondering, how can he say that? Doesn’t he know what he’s getting himself into? As a recovering math teacher, allow me to run [...]

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