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Archive for May 2019

Fifth Grade Graduation Celebrates Each Student’s Contribution

Eighteen fifth graders enjoyed a rite of passage at Eastern Mennonite Elementary School this morning as they participated in the Fifth Grade Graduation ceremony. The 2019 fifth grade graduates on May 30, 2019 were: Sophie Bahn, David Berry, Raymond Colon, Jackson Comfort, Gia Gredler, Mia Gredler, Charlie Hamblin, Nicholas Hansohn, Evan Holland, Rainey Ignosh, Corina…

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The Holy Spirit: A Year of Reflection in 2018-19

Guest speakers, students, faculty and staff shared on the theme of “Holy Spirit” throughout the year in chapel and the weekly elementary Gathering in the 2018-10 school year. In an end-of-year wrap up chapel, Justin King (high school principal) and Maria Archer (K-8 principal) shared times when they experienced the Holy Spirit this year. “When…

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Record-breaking Season for Track and Field

It was a record-breaking year for Track and Field this spring. State competition The team was the state runner up in Division II of the Virginia Independent Athletic Association EMHS top three finishers at that event were: Chad Vrolijk ’19 finished first in the 110m hurdles, first in 300m hurdles and third for high jump.…

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Keri Mast Named Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Keri Mast has been named girls varsity basketball coach for Eastern Mennonite School (EMS), effective immediately. Mast brings extensive experience as both a high school and college player. “We’ve excited to welcome Keri to our coaching staff,” says Dave Bechler, athletic director. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game. I know…

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More than 250 Students Serve Across Community

During the annual Community Service Day, May 17, 2019, more than 250 Eastern Mennonite School middle and high school students fanned across the community to share the gift of time and physical labor in support of various organization’s missions. “Go and be the Body!” was the theme of Abby Stapleton’s opening reflections for the day.…

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Girls Varsity Soccer Season Wraps up with Post Season Play

Varsity girls soccer wrapped up their 2019 season on May 16 with a loss in the quarter finals of the Virginia Independent Schools state tournament, dropping 2-0 to Fredericksburg Christian in a hard fought game. Flames Goalkeeper Caroline Hayes summed up her soccer career in an interview with the Daily News-Record. Her gracious attitude exemplifies…

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Elementary Building Project Progress on Track

Roof-top garden in progress

With most site work complete, workers focus on the interior as they transform the building into a learning center for our elementary students! Welcome entrance and administrative suite with roof-top garden The new welcome entrance and administrative suite are starting to take shape as framers install walls. The concrete deck has been poured over the…

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Dave Bechler Honored by Conference and State-Wide Organizations as Tenure Draws to a Close

Dave Bechler’s extensive contribution to regional and state-wide athletics competition has been marked this spring by Blue Ridge Conference, Virginia Independent Conference and Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA). After 23 years as EMS athletic director at Eastern Mennonite School, Dave will pursue new professional endeavors at the end of the school year. See article.…

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Alumni in the Big Apple

It all started with a proud mom forwarding a Facebook post that included two of her daughters with former classmates in New York City and the caption “High School reunion in NYC!” Joy Anderson — aforementioned mom, who is also a music teacher at Eastern Mennonite Elementary School (as well as a director with Shenandoah…

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Commencement Weekend 2019

Eastern Mennonite High School’s 102nd Commencement Weekend will be held May 31-June 2, 2019. Celebrate with us! Friday, May 31 9:30 a.m. — Senior graduation rehearsal, Eastern Mennonite University, Lehman Auditorium. Ends at approximately noon. 7 p.m. — Commencement concert, EMS auditorium. All are welcome. No charge. The program will include selections by: – Jazz…

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