Note: Andrew Gascho has taught at EMS for eight years and served as head girls soccer coach since 2015, previously serving as assistant coach. He became EMS athletic director in summer 2019. “Andrew has brought such a calm, professional, committed and Christ-centered perspective to this role, I keep forgetting it’s his first year,” says Justin…

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Our halls are quiet and traditional visitation days are cancelled as we join with others to “flatten the curve” during the coronavirus outbreak. But we are still an active school engaged in home-based learning that focuses on academics, social and emotional well-being, physical and outdoor education, and faith formation. Distance learning We launched our distance…

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The Eastern Mennonite School community cancelled classes on March 13 as the seriousness of the Corona Virus grew. With news changing by the hour, that initial closure turned into cancellation of classes through the previously scheduled spring break till April 14, 2020. On March 16 and 17, faculty prepared for online teaching, with the first…

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Carmen Schrock-Hurst ’76, prepared the following prayer for a chapel worship service at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, on March 10, 2020. Carmen teaches in the Bible and Religion and Theology department at Eastern Mennonite University. Leader: Lord we gather today facing uncertainty, anxiety and fear as the world struggles with the unknowns of COVID-19. We confess…

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Upper level Spanish students recently completed a unit about immigration and the reality of people detained at the US/Mexico border. Students practiced their Spanish — including vocabulary that helped them develop skills in empathy — to write encouraging letters of hope and prayers to children on the border. “I thought this was a good way…

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The application deadline for two scholarship opportunities for new high school students to Eastern Mennonite School for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to March 31, 2020. The Blauch Brothers STEM Scholarship is new in the 2020-21 academic year, thanks to a partnership with Blauch Brothers Mechanical Contracting Services. The scholarship provides up to…

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EMS students of all ages added knots to pieced comforters March 5 and 6; the blankets will be shared in the United States and around the world by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) with people who are displaced by war or natural disaster. In chapel, students grades 6 to 12 and visiting kindergartners learned that MCC…

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Eastern Mennonite High School’s production of Alice in Wonderland, scheduled for March 20 and 21, is postponed indefinitely. ***UPDATE: This production is postponed indefinitely. The projection date will be announced when it is deemed safe and appropriate to proceed. Those who purchased tickets can us their ticket on the new date, you can donate, or…

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