Mar 15, 2018


By |2018-03-15T10:45:58-07:00March 15, 2018|Athletics, Secondary|0 Comments

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 [...]

Dec 19, 2017


By |2022-05-02T13:49:40-07:00December 19, 2017|Athletics, Secondary|0 Comments

BY: ESTHER DE JONG, ACS PARENT Christmas Spirit As I slowly began the process of pulling out my Christmas decorations, after hearing the first Christmas song playing on the radio, I pulled out the old Christmas sweaters from my ”tickle trunk” at the top of my closet. I successfully pulled out two brightly coloured knit [...]

Feb 6, 2017

Top 11 Things You Hear on the Golf Course

By |2021-07-07T21:27:08-07:00February 6, 2017|Athletics, Relationships|0 Comments

On an annual basis, during late January/early February, my father flies all of his boys (3 of us) and a son-in-law out to the Phoenix area for a long weekend of golf. This year was no exception. Not only was it a great weekend of golf with memories that came from this, but it was [...]

Dec 14, 2016

The Best Season Ever

By |2016-12-14T08:48:59-08:00December 14, 2016|Athletics, Character, Secondary|1 Comment

Not long ago, I heard secondary teacher Trent De Jong describe athletics by saying, “At ACS we don’t just compete, we represent.”  I heard a great story the other day from one of our coaches in the staff room that exemplified this idea. Here is Joanne Friesen, the Junior Boys’ Volleyball Head Coach, in her [...]

May 19, 2015

Stand up if…

By |2015-05-19T09:19:56-07:00May 19, 2015|Athletics, Celebrating, Middle School|0 Comments

During one of our recent middle school chapels, I asked all of our students who had been involved in any of our athletic teams to stand up. I started with cross-country, then volleyball and basketball, followed by grade 7 and 8 badminton, track and field, secondary soccer teams and golf team. In the end, we [...]

Dec 9, 2014

A Lesson, a Scare, and a Joy

By |2014-12-09T07:16:47-08:00December 9, 2014|Athletics, Elementary, Whole Child Education|0 Comments

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 |2014-11-18T07:47:50-08:00November 18, 2014|Athletics, Whole Child Education|0 Comments

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 [...]

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