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Apr 19, 2021

BEING SCHOOLED

By |2021-04-19T11:59:32-07:00April 19, 2021|Learning Spaces, Middle School, School Vision|1 Comment

BY DARREN SPYKSMA, GRADE 7 TEACHER Unless you are a professional athlete, pop star, or Pokémon champion, the students in grade 7 aren’t that interested in your title. After six and a half years as Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, I am using my professional leave to fill [...]

Mar 9, 2021

WORD OF THE YEAR

By |2021-03-09T08:27:01-08:00March 9, 2021|Middle School, School Vision|7 Comments

I’m not exactly a courageous person. I distinctly remember the fear that crawled up my spine when my mom asked me to get something from the basement as a kid. Our below-ground “dungeon” was unfinished, sported a low ceiling, limited lighting, only two half windows, and a number of resident spiders who felt right at [...]

Mar 8, 2021

KINDNESS NINJAS

By |2021-03-08T12:58:54-08:00March 8, 2021|Elementary, School Vision|4 Comments

BY EVANGELINE STEWART, GRADE 3 TEACHER “It’s ninja time!” “Let’s see some kicks and hi-yas!” Words I never thought I would hear or say while teaching grade 3. February 22-26 was kindness week at the elementary campus. A week where classes were invited to show random acts of kindness to others, participate in pink shirt [...]

Jan 18, 2021

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

By |2021-01-18T13:36:46-08:00January 18, 2021|Middle School, School Vision|2 Comments

I was walking to school on one of those rare mornings with a clear, pre-dawn sky, and low-lying fog. It was cool, quiet, and still. The world felt like it was at peace. As I came toward the school, there was a glow—a radiance—causing me to catch my breath. I immediately pulled out my phone [...]

Nov 30, 2020

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER F

By |2020-11-30T13:41:49-08:00November 30, 2020|Admin Staff, School Vision|6 Comments

BY SHERRY JENSEN, EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT “Guys! Guess what happened today!” I said to my housemates as we gathered in the kitchen for dinner. “I was in the photocopy room with one of the kindergarten teachers, and she found out I have a frog puppet so she invited me to come to her class to [...]

Oct 5, 2020

HINDSIGHT IS 2020

By |2020-10-05T20:52:52-07:00October 5, 2020|Admin Staff, School Vision|3 Comments

BY BRIAN KONING, DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT What a year it's been, “covidly” speaking. We’ll never look at the expression, “Hindsight is 20/20” the same way again. We experienced a shut-down of our society requiring us to re-think how we communicate, teach, worship, and gather together. That re-thinking process continues to re-shape how we approach teaching [...]

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