Impact Series – Mary Fehr

September 30, 2014

Mary Fehr UMEI Christian High School graduating class of 2008.

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Impact Interview with Mike Wiens

August 28, 2014

Today we’re introducing a new series we are calling the Impact Series. These interviews with UMEI alumni will highlight the stories of past students, their experiences with UMEI, and where they are now. Our goal is to bring you one new interview every month. If you are UMEI alumni and are interested in sharing your story, we would love to hear from you. Contact Chrissy Kelton at We are starting our series with Mike Wiens from the 2006 graduating class.

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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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