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 [...]

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