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Archive for October 2019

K-12 Music… all in a day

October 30, 2019 was another day of music at Eastern Mennonite School. First and second grade strings classes shared mini concerts for parents and grandparents. All first and second graders take strings two times a week with Maria Lorcas, a program that is partially grant funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In the…

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Budding Scientists Learn from Budding Teachers

High school honors students in Kevin Carini‘s physics and chemistry classes held a science fun day for elementary students earlier this month. “I like to make time to do this each year because it’s something our students can offer back to the community,” says Carini. Service is part of the EMS mission, an important value…

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Hidden Stories Of Vietnam Recovered Through Volunteers

This article was written by feature writer Kathleen Shaw for the Daily News-Record, Oct. 29, 2019. The public panel was part of the 19th Annual Kennel Charles Lecture Series. In addition to the panel, Schrock-Hurst spoke in 10 class periods over a two-day period on the history of Vietnam, Mennonite Central Committee service and varying…

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Chainsaw Artist Partners With EMES To Build Play Space

This article by reporter Jessica Wetzler was originally published in the Daily News-Record, Oct. 24, 2019. Want to know the secret for getting a group of elementary school students to be quiet? Bring out a chainsaw artist. With sawdust floating in the air and wood chips covering the dewy ground, the only sound to be…

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Q & A with Waega Samwel, Tanzanian Visitor

Waega Samwel, a teacher from Nyantira Mennonite Academy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, is serving EMS this year as teacher assistant and administrator Intern. Mr. Samwel is in the United States as part of the International Visitor Exchange Program of Mennonite Central Committee. During a recent chapel, Lee Good, science teacher, interviewed him. Where did…

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2019 Bay Trip Wrap Up

For more than 15 years, EMHS has taken upper level science students to study at the Chesapeake Bay each fall. This year’s trip went to Tylerton on Smith Island, Maryland. Participants studied the ecology of multiple ecosystems, their connections to human populations throughout the watershed, and how what happens on land determines the health of…

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Sixth Graders Study Trout Life Cycle

Eastern Mennonite School emphasizes hands-on learning, even when it involves slippery, slimy creatures. As part of our sixth graders’ year-long study of the life cycle of our area trout population, the class visited Reed’s Creek Fish Hatchery in Franklin, West Virginia, in September. Some students enjoyed the “hands on” part of the trip more than…

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