UMEI CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Blogs

Lightning Live

February 11, 2013

Lightning Live, Friday February 8   This is an annual event that takes place on campus to showcase some aspects of high school life at UMEI Christian. Current grade 7 & 8 students are invited to shadow our students in several different interactive classes.  While on campus, our guests attended chapel, had the opportunity to make apple fritters or build a race car out of Lego Robotics, shadowed phys ed and drama classes and were given a presentation to end the afternoon. Two current students spoke and helped to answer questions.  This was a great opportunity for grade 7 and …

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Grandparents Day

January 18, 2013

Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s holiday was great!! A few days before the Christmas break, UMEI hosted the second annual “Grandparents Day”. It began at about 11:00 am in the chapel with Paul Dueck, Chris Warkentin and Spencer Neufeld. We “travelled around the world” singing different Christmas hymns from different countries. After we all sang, we made our way into the gymnasium for finger foods such as cheese and crackers and brownies. While we all ate and mingled, a few grandparents and even students stood up a told everyone their favourite Christmas memory. Overall the event went magnificently, and …

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Christmas Concert

January 17, 2013

On December 14th we had our Christmas Concert. The concert started at 7:00 pm, with the choir singning ” O come, O come Immanuel.” In the concert we had the choir sing and the teachers talking about the true meaning of Chritsmas. We also had Samuel Dyck and Amanda Enns played a duet for us. Andrew Dyck and his brother Joel Dyck also played a duet. It was a wonderful night of praising God and celebrating Christmas. – Willy Janze, Grade 9

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Christmas Party

January 11, 2013

UMEI held its annual Christmas party on Wednesday December the nineteenth and it was a smashing success. The old auditorium was transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the decorating committee. All the students looked dashing in their formal attire and the food provided by the students was simply scrumptious. After dinner the students took part in many festivities such as a photo session, followed by a performance by the grade nine class which featured many flattering pictures of teachers in their younger days. Afterwards the students played a rousing game of carol charades in which the grade twelves were …

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Frankie & The Gingerbread Boy

December 3, 2012

Some picture highlights from the annual Grade 11 Play. This year the grade 11s performed Frankie & the Gingerbread Boy. The play is a tragedy that deals with high school bullying.  The playwright Bobby Keniston describes the play as  presenting “the tragedy that comes from intolerance to that which is different.” The grade 11s put on three great performances this weekend – Friday afternoon for 200 visiting elementary students, and open performances Friday and Saturday night for the public. It was a great turn out and a great show! Thank-you to everyone who worked hard to make the play a …

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Chili Cook Off

November 7, 2012

Hey Everybody!   The Chili cook-off was held on Sunday, October 28th at LUMC. This was held so that students could raise money for their trips. Entry was by donation and in the end, the students raised $2500!   The UMEI students got into groups of two or three. They all made a chili and tried to make it as creative as possible. Some students did themes such as Mexican, Detroit Tigers, and cowboys. People went around trying as many chilis as possible and then voted for their favourite chili.   The winning group was voted by the people who …

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Trick Or Eat

November 6, 2012

  Hello!   On Halloween night, the Faith-in-Action club was very busy going door to door collecting can goods for their second annual “Trick or Eat”.   The students met at Mrs. Tiessen’s house for a meal and then headed out to a variety of neighborhoods in the town of Kingsville.   The members of the Faith in Action club collected 397 cans and dry good items that were donated to the Kingsville food bank. The students braved the cold and rain to help out those in need during this holiday season.   The night was finished off with hot …

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Barn Party

October 31, 2012

Last Wednesday we had our annual Barn Party planned by Student Parliament.  You could see the straw a flying as students “insulated” one another. Once  we arrived at the barn there were several fun activities. Games were played and good food was to be had. Mrs. Harnadek’s spooky story sent a chill of terror running down my spine. Afterwards the tractor took us to Thiessen’s haunted barn which was much scarier than we had expected, as could be seen from the fear in Francesco’s eyes and the hoarseness in our voices after. The leisurely hay ride back to school topped …

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Boy’s Volleyball

October 31, 2012

The UMEI senior boy’s volleyball team is almost finished another season of tier 2 volleyball play. We played schools such as LDSS, Cardinal Carter, Belle River, and General Amherst. Some of these schools population out number UMEI’s student population 25-1! It is literally a David vs Goliath situation. We have finished the regular season in the middle of the pack, in standings and are preparing for the playoffs which are coming up fast. We also played in two tournaments. In one of the tournaments we placed 2nd, losing only to Belle River by a handful of points. We are partaking …

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Rocket Launch

October 22, 2012

Oct 21st was a day of launching rockets. Between wide and skinny, tall and short, all kinds of different shapes and sizes of rockets were launched.  From rockets with one engine to rockets with three many engines were fired up by the grade 11 physics class. It was a perfect day for a launch, low wind and mildly warm. Led by our teacher Mr. Fittler rockets were launched with engines ranging from level c to e. Rocket engines increase drastically from each letter producing a certain amount of newton’s to thrust the rockets into the air. Rockets were beautifully designed …

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