Building Renovation Celebration to be held January 28

December 10, 2019 / Andrea Wenger
Exterior of Eastern Mennonite Elementary building, January 2020
Exterior of Eastern Mennonite Elementary building, January 2020

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 4 p.m. The building will then be open for self guided tours with staff on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

“We are thrilled to be at this place in our journey on becoming one K-12 campus with two buildings,” says Paul Leaman, head of school. “We look forward to hosting our community in seeing what we’ve accomplished together, and dedicating this space for our vision of a school where every student thrives and belongs.”

A long journey
The permanent home for K-5 follows a journey that included 12 years away from the main campus, including time at Lindale Mennonite Church, and at a site on the property of Camp Horizons on Route 11 North. During the 2018-19 academic year and first half of 2019-20, K-5 students were located in the Upper Building of EMS campus at 801 Parkway Drive. Read more about the early December 2019 move to the new building and see photo galleries.

Prospective Student Open House
An open house for parents of prospective elementary students will be held earlier in the day between 8:30 and 10 a.m. A second evening open house is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and the whole family is invited. Interested families can read more and register here.

Guests should park in the gym parking lot below the campus’ Upper Building at 801 Parkway Drive. Walk across the bridge to the gathering. Limited parking for those with accessibility needs are available next to the elementary building, directly off of 42.

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