Nov 1, 2022

LIFE’S OPPORTUNITIES

By |2022-11-01T12:37:09-07:00November 1, 2022|Middle School, Nurturing Hearts|0 Comments

I’m often accused of overusing the word “opportunity.” Every challenge, problem, or complication can just as easily be an “opportunity.” You can see the eyerolls from staff, students, and even my wife when I correct people when they use the word problem. It’s an “opportunity,” I say! It’s as much self-talk as it is a [...]

Oct 27, 2022

THE DEAFENING DRUMS DEBACLE

By |2022-10-27T15:43:14-07:00October 27, 2022|Growth Mindset, Middle School|1 Comment

You walk through the middle school hallways and hear a “thump, thump, thump.” As you turn the corner towards the grade 5 wing, the sound starts to crescendo. You begin to follow this strange noise. Thump, clack, thumpity thump. “Where is this sound coming from?” you wonder. Is it a jack hammer? No, too rhythmic. Is [...]

Sep 26, 2022

LESSONS FROM THE HAIDA GWAII

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, [...]

Jun 23, 2022

JACKIE STEWART: ALL IN!

By |2022-07-06T21:21:45-07:00June 23, 2022|Celebrating, Secondary|4 Comments

Jackie Stewart was called to ACS Secondary 25 years ago, bringing her energetic, can-do attitude, and abilities to the community. As always, Jackie took on this new challenge enthusiastically and poured herself into her calling and career wholeheartedly. She plunged into this new opportunity as if it were Jaffray lake on a hot summer’s day. [...]

Jun 23, 2022

REMEMBERING LOUISE

By |2022-07-05T15:29:50-07:00June 23, 2022|Middle School, Nurturing Hearts|1 Comment

It’s been a time of grieving and lament in our community as we mourn the loss of a beautiful person, Louise Riezebos. Louise worked as a middle school educational assistant for seven years and impacted every staff member, student, and parent she met. She passed into the arms of her loving Saviour, on Thursday June [...]

Jun 13, 2022

A MEDLEY OF MOMENTS

By |2022-06-17T10:52:39-07:00June 13, 2022|Celebrating, Elementary|0 Comments

The very best part of working at an elementary school is always the kids! This year was no different. Even in a year with many challenges, we look back and see God’s goodness often reflected through our students experiences as they loved God and others. We asked our elementary staff what was their best moments [...]

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