Apr 19, 2021

BEING SCHOOLED

By |2021-04-20T21:15:06-07:00April 19, 2021|, , |

BY DARREN SPYKSMA, GRADE 7 TEACHER Unless you are a professional athlete, pop star, or Pokémon champion, the students in grade 7 aren’t that interested in your title. After six and a half years as Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, I am using my professional leave to fill [...]

Mar 9, 2021

WORD OF THE YEAR

By |2021-03-09T09:20:47-08:00March 9, 2021|, |

I’m not exactly a courageous person. I distinctly remember the fear that crawled up my spine when my mom asked me to get something from the basement as a kid. Our below-ground “dungeon” was unfinished, sported a low ceiling, limited lighting, only two half windows, and a number of resident spiders who felt right at [...]

Nov 16, 2020

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE CLASSROOM…

By |2020-11-17T17:03:40-08:00November 16, 2020||

Something funny is always happening in middle school. And it often involves something happening outside the classroom. Lately, I feel like we have all seen and heard enough about the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our lives. I do not mean to minimize the reality, but it is high time for us to share [...]

Oct 19, 2020

TOP 10 REASONS WE LOVE GRADE 5 AT THE MIDDLE

By |2020-10-19T22:08:04-07:00October 19, 2020|, |

We are enjoying having the grade 5 students at the middle school! They have been at our campus for almost two months now and feel right at home. Even though the COVID-19 restrictions allow limited interaction with the grade 5 students and teachers, we are so glad they are here! So, we want to share [...]

Sep 21, 2020

WHEN YOUR BOAT IS ROCKED

By |2020-09-21T14:37:49-07:00September 21, 2020|, |

Ask any student who’s been on the SALTS grade 8 sailing trip, they’ll talk for hours about their five days aboard a tall ship in the Salish sea; hauling the sails, taking the wheel, and singing their hearts out at the evening “mug up.” Some of them might also tell you about seasickness. That Queasy [...]

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