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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|6 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 [...]

Apr 3, 2020

A GUIDING PHRASE

By |2020-04-03T15:08:55-07:00April 3, 2020|School Vision, Secondary|0 Comments

“Be gentle with yourself and generous with others” is a phrase that Ed Noot, Executive Director of the Society of Christian Schools in BC, shared with us school leaders during one of our many virtual meetings over spring break. It’s a phrase that has stuck with me over these last few weeks and something I’m trying to [...]

Jan 27, 2020

MUSINGS OF A SNOW SHOVELING PRINCIPAL

By |2020-01-27T08:34:49-08:00January 27, 2020|School Vision, Secondary|0 Comments

There are plenty of jobs I’ve had to do this year as a principal that seem a little outside the “norm.” We often refer to these things as “other duties as required.” It’s a joking reference to a line in our contracts that doesn’t really exist…but it should! My “other duty as required,” along with [...]

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