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Archive for June 2019

Discovery 2019 — Student Reflections

Discovery 2019 took 20 students across the country and back again from June 4 to 29. They learned about land and water issues, immigration, Native communities, resource management, energy consumption and more. They read articles to prepare for each stop along the way so they could bring questions, listen carefully, and then reflect on what…

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EMS Robotics Program Receives GE Grant

Thanks to the tenacity and vision of teacher Kevin Carini, Eastern Mennonite School has received its third grant to continue to build its maker space and robotics program. The newest grant comes from the GE Additive Education Program, “a global STEM initiative to build an ecosystem for 3D printing in education by networking students, machines…

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Finding Our Stories: Maria Archer Commencement Address, 2019

Maria Archer, k-8 principal, addressed the class of 2019 at their graduation ceremony on June 2. Archer was invited to speak, in part, because of her unique connection to the class; several of the graduating seniors had attended Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, including three who were part of the program’s inaugural kindergarten class in fall…

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Eastern Mennonite School Celebrates 101st Commencement

Forty-one students graduated from Eastern Mennonite School on Sunday, June 2 during its 101st commencement ceremony. Commencement speaker Maria Archer, K-8 principal, encouraged the students to find their story, sharing a story from her own childhood that shaped her and her family many years ago in rural Mississippi where her parents were church planters and…

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