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 [...]

Feb 22, 2021

DANCING IN THE RAIN

By |2021-02-22T15:55:54-08:00February 22, 2021|, |4 Comments

In English 11 last 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Oct 26, 2020

VILLAGE PEOPLE

By |2020-11-02T11:29:55-08:00October 26, 2020|, , |7 Comments

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 [...]

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