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May 23, 2017

It’s Been a Good Run!

By |2017-05-23T09:00:19-07:00May 23, 2017|Celebrating, Secondary|2 Comments

As I see the runway steadily approaching and becoming clearer in the distance, I find myself contemplating the landing less and less. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked, “So how are you feeling about your retirement?” or something similar. This is a very difficult question and one, truthfully, that bears [...]

Dec 23, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

By |2016-12-23T14:30:15-08:00December 23, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|1 Comment

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children [...]

Jun 23, 2016

Steve “THE ROCK” Brandsma

By |2016-06-23T08:57:29-07:00June 23, 2016|Celebrating, Parenting|1 Comment

This week we find ourselves saying a lot of good-byes. While we can't wait for that final bell to ring, signalling the end of another year and the start of the lazy days of summer, it's bittersweet. Because every year we grow attached to another set of amazing teachers. They've guided our kids, gone above [...]

May 18, 2016

The Halls Are Alive…

By |2016-05-18T13:30:24-07:00May 18, 2016|Celebrating, Middle School|0 Comments

Our Middle School just wrapped up our production of The Sound of Music. There were many amazing memories from the performances (like the reaction of the Grade 4, 5 and 8 students to the scene where Rolf kisses Liesel’s hand), but most of the really memorable moments occurred long before all the rehearsals happened. This [...]

May 27, 2015

Worth Celebrating

By |2015-05-27T09:03:14-07:00May 27, 2015|Celebrating, Secondary|0 Comments

I went home fairly exhausted late Friday night after helping with the clean-up at Heritage Alliance Church, following the graduation dinner and program.What a night! What a week!Watching our community of staff, students and parents come together to celebrate what God has done at ACS for our children is, once again, an incredible experience.In front [...]

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 [...]

Feb 24, 2015

Boiled Octopus Anyone?

By |2015-02-24T07:41:43-08:00February 24, 2015|Celebrating, Secondary|0 Comments

by Karlena Koot I wasn’t prepared to eat boiled octopus. Even after months of preparation, language classes, cultural lessons, packing, watching anime online, and praying, nothing could have prepared me for that. We were, however, warned about the copious amounts of rice and seafood. We were told that the language would be a barrier, that [...]

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