Jan 23, 2015

Pigeons 101

By | 2018-04-15T22:08:52+00:00 January 23, 2015|21st Century Learning, Secondary, Whole Child Education|

I never learned as much as when I became a pigeon farmer.  I remember walking to the barns on the day of possession, wondering what I had gotten myself into. I was overwhelmed with the responsibility, and with my ignorance as to how to produce the young pigeons (squab) that were so coveted by the [...]

Dec 15, 2014

Turning My Brain Off

By | 2018-04-15T22:08:21+00:00 December 15, 2014|Faith, Middle School, Whole Child Education|

My wife surprised me with a trip to a spa for my birthday. I have never been to a spa before (and I probably won’t ever go again). It was a very relaxing time, which is something I struggle with. My wife, Sharon, noted on several occasions throughout our time there, that I have a [...]

Dec 9, 2014

A Lesson, a Scare, and a Joy

By | 2014-12-09T07:16:47+00:00 December 9, 2014|Athletics, Elementary, Whole Child Education|

I was only able to see 3 1/2 of our Senior Boys Volleyball matches at the Single A Provincial Championships, though arguably the most important ones: the opener, the last round robin, the semi-final, and the final. Three events stood out for me: The lesson: In the match against Fernie, one of their players spiked [...]

Nov 18, 2014

On and Off the Court

By | 2018-04-15T22:07:57+00:00 November 18, 2014|Admin Staff, Athletics, Whole Child Education|

Athletics. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, “What’s the deal with athletics?” It seems that everyone has some thoughts on how ACS is doing and what we should be doing differently. Allow me to weigh in with some thoughts as a school administrator, parent, and coach. Straight-up, we have an excellent athletics program!  Have we won a [...]

Jun 13, 2014

The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Teenagers

By | 2014-06-13T07:27:22+00:00 June 13, 2014|Middle School, Whole Child Education|

The last months of grade 8 are a flurry of activity, and believe it or not, our end-of-the-year trip to Camp Kawkawa actually gives teachers and students a chance to catch our collective breath. Sure, we have lots of great stuff planned to make the most of our time at camp, but a big part [...]

May 30, 2014

Mud, Meddling, and Make Believe

By | 2014-05-30T07:25:48+00:00 May 30, 2014|Admin Staff, Elementary, Whole Child Education|

“Yeah! My son came home covered in mud again. He wasn't pushed but said that he told the older boys he didn't want to slide but they kept on telling him to slide. I know the responsibility lies with him to walk away or speak up, but I can’t help thinking the other moms don’t appreciate the muddy clothes either. [...]

Apr 11, 2014

Castle Building 101

By | 2014-04-11T07:44:19+00:00 April 11, 2014|Middle School, Whole Child Education|

I have always been fascinated with castles. It probably goes back to the Fisher Price Castle that we played with at my Grandma’s house—although it was strangely inhabited by Sesame Street characters. My Grandma had that castle for something like  35 years—my daughters were even playing with it as we cleaned out her apartment last [...]

Jan 6, 2014

Please…Anything But the Ballet

By | 2014-01-06T04:15:37+00:00 January 6, 2014|Admin Staff, Art & Music, Whole Child Education|

It was Heidi’s birthday this past weekend. Heidi and I have had a long tradition that instead of buying gifts for these occasions, we go on a dates together (including a special dinner) and spend our money on an experience that has lasting memories. For whatever reason, I was having a tougher time trying to [...]

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