Hand delivering yard signs covered in calligraphy and hand-written notes to each senior at Eastern Mennonite School turned out to be “one of my all-time best experiences as a teacher, administrator and coach,” says Justin King, high school principal. King, joined by senior class sponsors Shannon Roth and Jodi Hertzler, covered more than 180 miles…

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Fiona Mitchell researched the history of religious icons and painted a replica of an Eastern Orthodox icon for the Honors Global Christianity class taught by Elwood Yoder. She presented her research and painting via Google Meet to the class during the COVID’19 shut down, spring 2020. Fiona painted the replica on wood using metallic paint…

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Golf Coach Chris Slonaker shared the following letter with the varsity golf team on Monday, May 11. The boys were well positioned to make a run as both conference and state championships this spring, according to Andrew Gascho, athletic director. In addition, Meade Slonaker ’20, was looking to repeat as individual champion in the VIC…

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Lee Good, science teacher and gentleman farmer, loves a hands-on, practical project. The projects are more fun with students in the room, but COVID-19 didn’t stop Mr. Good from cooking up a lesson for himself and students to try at home. The project: making your own “tin” cloth. Tin cloth is essentially waxed canvas fabric.…

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“Field Day” is a beloved tradition in elementary schools across the country, a time to get outside for physical activity, friendly competition, and spring celebration, often with family volunteers on hand. At Eastern Mennonite Elementary School, it is a time when 8th grade students help out and implement the event while 6, 7 and 9-12th…

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The circumstances that called for the creative plan — a COVID-19 shut down — were not desirable. But the interest in checking out books by students in all three school divisions was a fun project for a librarian. “I was here till midnight pulling books last night, and it made me happy!” said Eastern Mennonite…

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The following article was written by Cody Elliott for the Daily News-Record, April 30, 2020. It was the first team meeting of the season and Eastern Mennonite girls soccer coach Andrew Gascho knew his team was excited about its potential this season. The Flames were coming off a 14-4 campaign in 2019 that finished with…

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