May 23, 2017

It’s Been a Good Run!

By | 2017-05-23T09:00:19+00:00 May 23, 2017|Celebrating, Secondary|

As I see the runway steadily approaching and becoming clearer in the distance, I find myself contemplating the landing less and less. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked, “So how are you feeling about your retirement?” or something similar. This is a very difficult question and one, truthfully, that bears [...]

Dec 23, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

By | 2016-12-23T14:30:15+00:00 December 23, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children [...]

Jun 23, 2016

Steve “THE ROCK” Brandsma

By | 2016-06-23T08:57:29+00:00 June 23, 2016|Celebrating, Parenting|

This week we find ourselves saying a lot of good-byes. While we can't wait for that final bell to ring, signalling the end of another year and the start of the lazy days of summer, it's bittersweet. Because every year we grow attached to another set of amazing teachers. They've guided our kids, gone above [...]

May 18, 2016

The Halls Are Alive…

By | 2018-04-15T22:11:51+00:00 May 18, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|

Our Middle School just wrapped up our production of The Sound of Music. There were many amazing memories from the performances (like the reaction of the Grade 4, 5 and 8 students to the scene where Rolf kisses Liesel’s hand), but most of the really memorable moments occurred long before all the rehearsals happened. This [...]

May 27, 2015

Worth Celebrating

By | 2015-05-27T09:03:14+00:00 May 27, 2015|Celebrating, Secondary|

I went home fairly exhausted late Friday night after helping with the clean-up at Heritage Alliance Church, following the graduation dinner and program.What a night! What a week!Watching our community of staff, students and parents come together to celebrate what God has done at ACS for our children is, once again, an incredible experience.In front [...]

Feb 24, 2015

Boiled Octopus Anyone?

By | 2015-02-24T07:41:43+00:00 February 24, 2015|Celebrating, Secondary|

by Karlena Koot I wasn’t prepared to eat boiled octopus. Even after months of preparation, language classes, cultural lessons, packing, watching anime online, and praying, nothing could have prepared me for that. We were, however, warned about the copious amounts of rice and seafood. We were told that the language would be a barrier, that [...]

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