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Mar 30, 2022

A CHANGE OF PACE

By |2022-03-30T14:33:37-07:00March 30, 2022|Secondary|2 Comments

The age-old question: “How was your spring break?” I’ve decided to go with the “It was a nice change of pace” response. Suzanne and I contemplated a trip to warmer places but decided to be responsible adults and save money. We are looking to buy a “new- to-me” truck in the future. It was a sound [...]

Jan 24, 2022

I JOINED THE CLUB!

By |2022-01-24T14:41:38-08:00January 24, 2022|Character, Secondary|0 Comments

I had the “unfortunate” opportunity to join an illustrious club this summer. A special shout out to the senior members out there! I joined the “blow- your-trailer-tire-club.” My family and I were making the annual trek out to Bear Creek Provincial Park up the Coquihalla highway with our tent trailer and 2006 Nissan Quest minivan. [...]

Nov 23, 2021

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME OR YOU…

By |2021-11-24T09:29:13-08:00November 23, 2021|School Vision, Secondary|4 Comments

Recently I underwent day surgery and spent a week recovering at home. Given the nature of my recovery I knew I had to be very intentional about taking time away from work so that I could physically recover and be ready to go the following week. I prepped the staff, set up an email autoreply, [...]

Sep 28, 2021

CONFESSIONS OF AN APD WANNABE

By |2021-09-29T08:34:06-07:00September 28, 2021|Character, Secondary|0 Comments

This has been a difficult start to the school year (I know…what a great first blog post, Mike…but I was told vulnerability is okay). For many of us the last 18 months have been hard. There have been times when I’ve wondered if I’m the right person ACS needs during this challenging pandemic. Last year [...]

Apr 26, 2021

CLEANING CONGREGATION

By |2021-04-26T11:52:25-07:00April 26, 2021|Relationships, Secondary|7 Comments

My interactions with John Atsma, site superintendent for Fricia Construction, are usually two-fold: sometimes he stops by my office, or I give him a call. However, our conversations are rarely dull. Here are a few examples: “John, did you guys turn the water off? None of the taps work in the school.” “Mike, we need [...]

Nov 24, 2020

NOT THE WEEKEND MIKE PLANNED

By |2020-11-24T06:51:42-08:00November 24, 2020|Relationships, Secondary|2 Comments

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 [...]

Jun 18, 2020

THE ROOKIE PRINCIPAL SAYS THANKS

By |2020-06-18T08:48:00-07:00June 18, 2020|Celebrating, Secondary|1 Comment

My final blog of the year, and the end of my first year as principal…what do I want to share? One simple word. Thanks! Everyone I talk to seem to pity me to some degree: “Wow! This is an intense first year!” “I bet you didn’t anticipate being a principal during COVID-19!” “How are you [...]

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