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 [...]

Mar 10, 2021

MIGRATING MENNONITES

By |2021-03-10T12:19:38-08:00March 10, 2021|, |1 Comment

In English 11 in October, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. The [...]

Mar 1, 2021

EXTENDED BENEFITS

By |2021-03-01T14:14:50-08:00March 1, 2021|, |2 Comments

BY PETER RIEZEBOS, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE If you’re looking for a great employer, ACS offers the best benefits. I'm reaping a few of those "fringe" benefits myself this year. You see, until the summer of 2020, my office was located at the secondary campus in the administration office. But as of September 1, it has [...]

Dec 15, 2020

WRITING ON THE WALL

By |2020-12-15T15:36:24-08:00December 15, 2020|, |1 Comment

BY JENNIFER WITTRUP, STUDENT LIFE CENTRE ADMIN ASSISTANT Sometimes you hear sermons where parts of it stick with you for many years. Bill de Jager (former teacher, vice principal, and interim principal of ACS Secondary) once illustrated that every interaction we have in our ordinary days creates this fine thread between you and that person. [...]

Dec 7, 2020

TEACHING GRADE 4 SHOULD COME WITH SPOILER ALERTS

By |2020-12-07T21:38:04-08:00December 7, 2020|, |0 Comments

BY CHERYL MULDER, GRADE 4 TEACHER It was Disney dress-up day at the elementary and in order to do my family proud, I chose a Star-Wars themed costume. Sometimes agreeing on a movie for family movie night can be a challenge with five of us, but we can always agree on the Star Wars saga. [...]

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 [...]

Nov 3, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH AT ACS

By |2020-11-04T13:28:28-08:00November 3, 2020|, |2 Comments

Recently at a meeting I chose to show a video entitled, “Flourishing.” The video keyed on staff to work towards flourishing. From a series called, “Wisdom For The Way” from Christian Schools Canada, these videos encourage Christian schools to engage their staff in devotions during this pandemic. It was engaging, relevant, and something that I thought [...]

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