May 14, 2018

LEARNING UNDER THE X

By | 2018-05-15T16:46:29+00:00 May 14, 2018|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

It is Thursday and Monday is coming. No, it is not Easter. I am busy cross referencing every student in Grade 6 and 7, praying I haven’t messed up a student’s allocation for their X-Block 5 Module. Cooking can only take 12, so can Cookie and Cupcake Decorating, Maker Taker can take 6, Design Thinking [...]

May 7, 2018

FROM ONE HUT TO ANOTHER

By | 2018-05-15T11:21:07+00:00 May 7, 2018|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

BY WENDY ENNS, LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR What on earth could I possibly offer teachers from a rural village in Ethiopia? In November 2016, I had an incredible opportunity to travel with Run for Water to see a village that ACS Elementary raised money for clean water and a school. I was asked if I [...]

Apr 30, 2018

MOM GUILT

By | 2018-05-10T23:00:23+00:00 April 30, 2018|Character, Parenting|

The email was followed up by a text; the kind that starts off with polite pleasantries about the weather and courteous queries about how I’ve been, only to make the awkward shift into, “So…while I’ve got your attention, I was wondering….” It’s the ever-popular approach of requesting a favour of someone or reminding them of [...]

Apr 23, 2018

A THING OR TWO YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

By | 2018-04-30T22:34:56+00:00 April 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 [...]

Apr 9, 2018

STAR WARS AND MOTHERHOOD

By | 2018-04-17T01:57:39+00:00 April 9, 2018|Elementary, Parenting|

“Puh-lease?!?!?” came the persistent begging, once again, from my Star Wars crazed son. He had only asked EVERY DAY to battle me—light-saber style, which is really not my style at all! Always after dinner. Always just as my hands were getting sudsy, cleaning the mess from the last half hour. It was always then that [...]

Mar 15, 2018

ANSWERING RHETORICAL QUESTIONS

By | 2018-04-09T16:13:31+00:00 March 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 [...]

Mar 12, 2018

OF SQUIRRELS AND SOCCER BALLS…

By | 2018-03-18T03:32:11+00:00 March 12, 2018|Middle School|

BY LINDA HOWARD, MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT If you’ve ever seen the movie UP, then you know how short the attention span of a dog can be. Fitted with an electronic collar that voices the thoughts of the dog, just about every other sentence is interjected with the dog calling “Squirrel” because the dog has [...]

Mar 5, 2018

DIGITAL POSTURE

By | 2018-03-05T08:55:00+00:00 March 5, 2018|21st Century Learning, Admin Staff, Technology|

I admit it…I’m a late adopter. I am careful in approach and rarely jump into anything new without appropriately assessing all options. Then I weigh them, and observe the early adopters to be sure I don’t experience the same pitfalls they will inevitably find themselves in. And although I consider myself a digital native, I [...]

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