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Peace Pledge Sets Tone for Year Ahead

September 3, 2021
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How do we want to “live” together this year? Treat each other? Be treated? And care for our school and the environment? These are questions Eastern Mennonite Elementary School students explore together at the beginning of each school year, signing classroom agreements and the elementary school peace pledge. Adapted from…

Current Events Offer Time to Review Peace Pledge

February 2, 2021
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What do small children pick up from adults around them as they talk about current events? What lessons might we share? Lynette Mast, kindergarten teacher, used the recent presidential inauguration as an opportunity to talk about promises. “Have you ever made a promise to do something?” she asked, a small…

Rock Formations Part of this Year’s Peace Pledge

September 17, 2019
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Each elementary student chose a rock as part of this fall’s annual time of signing the school’s Peace Pledge. This is the 15th year that EMES students have signed the pledge, which highlights seven tenets (full listing below): To respect self and others; to communicate better; to listen; to forgive;…

Peacebuilding

January 25, 2019

Academics We strive to create a school culture of respect and mutual concern that supports and respects the inherent dignity and worth of all. Often, these concepts are referred to as “restorative practice” and “peacebuilding.” Lessons learned in all divisions and life together challenge students to look at complex issues…

Elementary Students Sign Pledge of Nonviolence, Wash Others’ Hands

August 31, 2018
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Eastern Mennonite Elementary students took part in an annual tradition this week, with each student adding their name to their classroom’s pledge of nonviolence poster, and then washing one another’s hands. “We have this tradition as a way of promising we will care for each other and try our best,”…

COVID-19 Announcements

March 17, 2020

Head of School Updates: Academic Year 2020-21 COVID-19 Information Update: May 14, 2021 Dear EMS Family, In chapel today, Mr. Curt Stutzman shared stories from his growing up years as the basis for reminding us of God’s unconditional love for each of us.  These encouraging words were a nice start…

Circle Continues as Recording Studio is Demolished for Elementary Program

October 4, 2018
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“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” asked — and sang — the 2018 Eastern Mennonite School Touring Choir in spring of 2018. It was the last recording made at the 37-year old Alive Studios. With the renovation of the the former MennoMedia building for Eastern Mennonite Elementary School (EMES), the musical…