Jan 11, 2021

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW

By |2021-01-11T15:57:17-08:00January 11, 2021|, |

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the year that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. There was great satisfaction in pulling the plastic off my new family planner and cracking it open. I’m generally a future-focused person but doesn’t it feel especially good to leave 2020 behind and move [...]

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. [...]

Dec 7, 2020

TEACHING GRADE 4 SHOULD COME WITH SPOILER ALERTS

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

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 30, 2020

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER F

By |2020-11-30T16:39:14-08:00November 30, 2020|, |

BY SHERRY JENSEN, EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT “Guys! Guess what happened today!” I said to my housemates as we gathered in the kitchen for dinner. “I was in the photocopy room with one of the kindergarten teachers, and she found out I have a frog puppet so she invited me to come to her class to [...]

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 [...]

Nov 16, 2020

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE CLASSROOM…

By |2020-11-17T17:03:40-08:00November 16, 2020||

Something funny is always happening in middle school. And it often involves something happening outside the classroom. Lately, I feel like we have all seen and heard enough about the COVID-19 virus and its impact on our lives. I do not mean to minimize the reality, but it is high time for us to share [...]

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