Jun 19, 2018

ADVICE TO THE CLASS OF 2018

By |2018-06-26T21:21:08+00:00June 19, 2018|Character, Secondary|

BY MEGHAN FRANKLIN, CLASS OF 2015 My younger brother (and only sibling) Evan will be graduating on Tuesday. As I’ve been watching him and his friend’s prepare for prom, exams, and the excitement of commencement over the past months, I can’t help but reflect on when I was going through those same experiences myself three [...]

Apr 23, 2018

A THING OR TWO YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

By |2018-04-30T22:34:56+00:00April 23, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School, Secondary|

BY HELINDA VANDERKOOI, ACS PARENT  Middle school…yikes! I heard stories from parents about middle school. Claims like: your kids don’t need you as much in middle school, hardly any parents come to chapel, the teachers don’t want your help, the kids ignore and avoid you. With all this chatter I was not looking forward to the [...]

Mar 15, 2018

ANSWERING RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

By |2018-04-09T16:13:31+00:00March 15, 2018|Athletics, Secondary|

I asked a simple question last November at a Leadership Team meeting. “Tym, you look stressed out about head coaching the Senior Girls’ basketball team. Can I help?” I wasn’t actually expecting him to give the answer he gave, which was, “Yes, I could really use your help.”  I am pretty sure I just meant [...]

Feb 26, 2018

NOTION NOTES

By |2018-04-15T22:04:53+00:00February 26, 2018|Secondary|

Most people think Twitter began in 2006, but a form of it actually existed in my grade 7 classroom long before that. I didn’t call it Twitter, I called it “Notion Notes.” When I first came to Abbotsford, I taught grade 7. Besides having fun learning all that science and English, we also did fun things for their own [...]

Jan 29, 2018

WANNA SHAPE GOD’S WORLD WITH ME?

By |2018-01-29T10:59:58+00:00January 29, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Secondary|

Just a few days before the Christmas break, I received a phone call from my friend Dave MacDonald. Dave and his wife, Danaya, have a very collaborative relationship with our school, even though their children don’t attend ACS, as they homeschool in order to volunteer in Guatemala. They have hosted several school events at their [...]

Dec 19, 2017

THE SPIRIT OF KNIGHTS’ PAST

By |2017-12-19T11:51:44+00:00December 19, 2017|Athletics, Secondary|

BY: ESTHER DE JONG, ACS PARENT Christmas Spirit As I slowly began the process of pulling out my Christmas decorations, after hearing the first Christmas song playing on the radio, I pulled out the old Christmas sweaters from my ”tickle trunk” at the top of my closet. I successfully pulled out two brightly coloured knit [...]

Oct 23, 2017

SALMON, SNAKES, AND TATTLETALES

By |2018-04-15T22:17:00+00:00October 23, 2017|Secondary, Whole Child Education|

At 7:50 am, I hug my son and daughter and bid them farewell. I watch them walk down the street and head towards our school. I close the door, breathe deep, and smile. Yes, my kids walk to ACS every day. Saving Time or Sanity? In actuality, if I drove them, it would take me twice [...]

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