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 [...]

Mar 10, 2021

MIGRATING MENNONITES

By |2021-03-10T11:59:53-08:00March 10, 2021|Relationships, Secondary|1 Comment

In English 11 in October, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. The [...]

Dec 15, 2020

WRITING ON THE WALL

By |2022-04-28T14:53:15-07:00December 15, 2020|Relationships, Secondary|3 Comments

Sometimes you hear sermons where parts of it stick with you for many years. Bill de Jager (former teacher, vice principal, and interim principal of ACS Secondary) once illustrated that every interaction we have in our ordinary days creates this fine thread between you and that person. The more you spend time with someone, the [...]

Dec 7, 2020

TEACHING GRADE 4 SHOULD COME WITH SPOILER ALERTS

By |2022-04-28T14:54:31-07:00December 7, 2020|Elementary, Relationships|0 Comments

It was Disney dress-up day at the elementary and in order to do my family proud, I chose a Star-Wars themed costume. Sometimes agreeing on a movie for family movie night can be a challenge with five of us, but we can always agree on the Star Wars saga. We are one of those families [...]

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