Remembering, ribbon cutting, prayer and building tours marked the completion of a building renovation that gives Eastern Mennonite Elementary School a permanent home. The celebration came a little over 15 years after it first opened in the basement of Lindale Mennonite Church, in the fall of 2005. More than 100 members of the EMES community,…

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Three speakers and a film helped Eastern Mennonite middle and high school students think about concepts like implicit bias and their own institution’s history of integration as part of MLK Day observations in mid January. Christian Early, PhD, introduced Daniel Kahneman’s two systems of thinking: “Thinking Fast” (system one) and “Thinking Slow” (system two). “In…

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Rebecca W. Tyson, a Bible teacher and inspirational speaker from Broadway, Virginia, will be guest speaker for EMS’ Spiritual Renewal Week Feb. 17-21 on the theme “Zotanos!” “Zotanos is the Greek word for ‘alive!’,” says Rebecca. Rebecca’s passionate, creative and witty teachings weave profound Biblical truths in familiar characters and stories with practical application for…

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Hands-on work — whether it’s with art supplies or circuitry — engages students of varied interests in the seventh grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) class at Eastern Mennonite School. The daily course builds — loosely — on concepts covered in the middle school science curriculum. “It’s a great opportunity for all seventh…

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Knowing who you are is a key ingredient to feeling good about yourself. That is the assumption behind an annual project that all sixth-grade students complete at Eastern Mennonite School. This year’s sixth grade “Who Am I?” project notebooks are currently on display in the school library, providing an opportunity for students, teachers and staff…

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Note to EMS families: The documentary is appropriate for high-school age students. Parents are welcome to bring students to the show, and we hope it will be part of helpful family conversation. School leadership and counselors determined not to show the film to students during the school day. Parents, educators and community members are invited to…

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