Dec 15, 2020

WRITING ON THE WALL

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

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|, |

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 [...]

May 25, 2020

BEHIND THE SCREENS

By |2020-05-26T09:14:48-07:00May 25, 2020|, |

BY NAOMI STEWART, SECONDARY FRENCH TEACHER Remember way back…seven weeks ago…when we moved into Connected Learning? I think I cried at least once a day during the week after spring break. It was full of rapid preparation and baptism by fire. Instructions and expectations changed minute to minute. Admin worked hard to stay up to [...]

Feb 24, 2020

MORSELS OF MOTIVATION

By |2020-02-24T15:52:51-08:00February 24, 2020|, |

BY: JENNIFER WITTRUP, STUDENT LIFE CENTRE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT When I was offered the position of administrative assistant to the secondary Student Life Centre (SLC) and realized that my position would be the first face students would see upon entering, I knew that I wanted to do something special for the first week of school. Naturally, [...]

Jan 27, 2020

MUSINGS OF A SNOW SHOVELING PRINCIPAL

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

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 [...]

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