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Archive for September 2018

Peace Dove Puppet Leads Annual Elementary Peace Parade

A 10-year-old giant dove puppet made of chicken wire, four old bedsheets and other recycled materials led the way once again for the Eastern Mennonite Elementary School annual peace parade to mark the UN International Day of Peace. As is tradition, fifth graders planned the event which started with the parade, included readings, scripture and…

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Why we sing

Note: At the beginning of each school year, and periodically during the year, Jared Stuzman, music teacher and choral director, shares his philosophy of why we sing at Eastern Mennonite School. Addressing one of the first chapel gatherings of the year, Jared Stutzman, he shares: Under your seat, there is a blue hymnal. There is…

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Service, Learning and Vegetables Create Outdoor Classroom

When Radell Schrock — Season’s Bounty Farm owner — shared about a family medical emergency with his congregation of Zion (Virginia) Mennonite, it unleashed a support network that resulted in student service and learning, and fresh vegetables on hundreds of tables. “The support from Eastern Mennonite School was a surprise, and has been terrific,” says…

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Trisha Blosser Named Eastern Mennonite School Development Officer

Trisha Maust Blosser has been named Development Officer for Eastern Mennonite School, K-12 effective Sept. 10, 2018. A 1995 graduate of the school, Blosser most recently worked as Development Officer for Harrisonburg’s Explore More Discovery Museum. “Trisha brings a wealth of connections and experience to our advancement team at a time of growth and excitement,”…

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