Thanks to more than 30 volunteers putting in dozens of hours over a recent weekend, learning in the outdoors is flourishing at Eastern Mennonite Elementary School. Outdoor classrooms are established and a bridge garden is ready for student gardeners. It’s all part of implementing the master plan for the renovated building which the school occupied…

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Eight members of the EMS varsity cross-country team took part in a COVID-style 5K trail walk/run last weekend at Highland Retreat Center in Bergton, Virginia. Colorful scenery provided a beautiful backdrop for this single “competition” of the season. The trail walk/run 5K was available for the month of October to anyone. Participants paid a registration…

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Dozens of volunteers — students, faculty, staff, community members, parents and grandparents — joined a “solar barn raising” on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 to install 357 solar panels atop the school’s upper building in a little less than four and a half hours. The solar array will offset nearly a third of the total electricity…

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D. Keith and Ellen (Slabaugh) Helmuth, of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada, are being honored with the Eastern Mennonite School Lifetime Service Award for 60 years of professional and personal engagement in care for creation. Both are members of the class of 1955. “They were environmentalists before it was popular,” wrote lifelong friend, classmate, and roommate…

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Eastern Mennonite School is excited to offer its students and the community an outdoor musical production of Les Misérables School Edition Oct. 29, 30 and 31 on the school’s south auditorium lawn. The musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and tells the story of French peasant…

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