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Archive for February 2019

Benefits of Fine Arts Education

Zach Bauman ‘19, wrote the following perspective as part of an assignment for a personal finance class. Zach is a member of Touring and Chamber choir, and plays varsity soccer and basketball. Fine Arts is a broad phrase used to describe music, painting, theatre, dance, poetry, film, and photography just to name a few of…

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Summer Learning Creates Lifelong Memories

Each year, EMS upperclassmen are offered the opportunity to embark on experiential learning trips in the month of June. On even years, the Touring Choir travels in Europe, singing in cathedrals, learning about European culture from host families, teaching music to school children, and seeing the wondrous sights. On odd years, students are offered a…

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Refrigerator Magnet Reflections: A 50-Year Reunion

Editor’s note: This is the full version of an article published in part in the January 2019 issue of Today publication. As the print publication was going to press, editors learned of the passing of ’68 class member, Donald “Don” Good on Jan. 9. Read his obituary here. Fifty years after graduating from EMHS, the…

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Rising 6th Grade Parent Breakfast

Parents of students who will enter 6th grade in fall 2019 are invited to a breakfast meeting Thurs., March 14, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. This is for parents of students who will attend 6th grade at EMMS, or for those who may be interested in learning about 6th grade at EMMS. Whether you are a…

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Senior Class to Present Literari Awards

The class of 2019 will present The Literati Awards, by Claire Epstein and Ian McWethy, March 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m. at the EMS auditorium as part of the 2019 Senior Parent Weekend activities. The show is open to the public. In this comedy, classic literary characters get a showbiz twist. Bright stars of classic…

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Permit granted, elementary project moving forward

Progress toward establishing a permanent home for Eastern Mennonite School’s elementary program reached a critical milestone on February 7. That’s when the City of Harrisonburg granted a long-awaited building permit for renovations to a building that EMS purchased from MennoMedia in 2016. “It’s not unusual for the permitting process to take some time,” said Mike…

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Seniors Share Appreciation

Reading from handwritten notes or their phones, seniors rose from the auditorium stage one by one in a recent capel service and shared appreciation for faculty and staff members. Some were serious. Some had inside jokes. All were heartfelt. The chapel on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, provided an opportunity to practice gratitude; the comments provided…

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