VOCES8, an internationally celebrated a cappella vocal ensemble based in London, England, will make their 11th appearance at Eastern Mennonite School February 15 and 16, 2020. For the first time, the group’s educational outreach will include a collaborative workshop with the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC), along with the choirs of Eastern Mennonite School. The…

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Prospective middle and high school students, and their parents, are invited to visit Eastern Mennonite School this winter and spring. Three all-day visitations are scheduled, and four morning drop-in sessions are available. School Day Visits: Jan. 20, Feb. 21, March 27 Prospective students will be paired with a student who has similar interests to participate…

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Baking cinnamon rolls with a group of kindergarten students is a project that elementary PE teacher Kendal Bauman couldn’t resist.. especially since there is a brand new teaching kitchen involved. On their third full day in the newly renovated elementary building, the kindergarten students enjoyed working with Mr. Bauman to create his mother’s special cinnamon…

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We sang together at all levels this season in community gatherings and elementary, middle and high school programs of celebration and worship. The school hosted four Christmas programs, one each for elementary and middle (which included Jazz Ensemble) and two high school programs. The elementary program included whimsical songs of the season, lots of percussion…

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National Honor Society and We Serve club members filled Christmas stockings over lunch in mid December with wrapped personal care items and treats. The supplies were donated by Rotary Club of Rockingham County. “We love supporting the school and encouraging service,” said a Rotary representative. Later in the week, the students went with faculty sponsors…

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A little over 14 years after Eastern Mennonite Elementary School first opened its doors in a church basement to welcome its first 25 students, 94 students grades K-5 walked in the door of the school’s first permanent facility. December 10 was a day of excitement and settling in, a few bumps, but mostly celebration. “The…

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Eastern Mennonite School will hold an event to celebrate and dedicate its new elementary building on Jan. 28, 4 to 6 p.m. All are invited to celebrate the renovation of the former MennoMedia building into an innovative learning space. A ribbon cutting will take place outside the building with comments and prayer of dedication at…

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For the first time in memory, the senior class has 100 percent participation in the Christmas Fund Drive. Shannon Roth, government teacher, wove letter writing into a government lesson on civic engagement, spurring much of the energy. Learning to write to constituents and express opinions and passions is a key way to engage in our…

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Eastern Mennonite School presents the musical Little Women, January 24, 25 and 26. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, the story focuses on the four March sisters— traditional Meg, played by Afton Rhodes-Lehman ‘20; wild, aspiring writer Jo, played by Maggie Fairfield ‘21; timid Beth played by Meg Beyer ‘20; and romantic…

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