Sep 26, 2022


By |2022-09-27T09:02:30-07:00September 26, 2022|Leadership, Relationships, Secondary|1 Comment

From July 20-29, I had the privilege and the opportunity to visit the region off BC's Northern Coast known as Haida Gwaii (Islands of the Haida and for a while known as the Queen Charlotte Islands). With two fabulous hosts and seven other educators, including my sister, Evangeline, and Koenraad Beugelink, Faith Formation Director, [...]

Apr 26, 2021


By |2021-04-26T11:52:25-07:00April 26, 2021|Relationships, Secondary|8 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


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 [...]

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