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Donor Gifts Bring Robotics to EMES

February 3, 2020
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Spheres with blinking lights… what fourth grader could resist this ball of creativity and learning? Thanks to generous donors, there are plenty of Sphero Bolts to go around at Eastern Mennonite Elementary School. The small robots allow children to channel their ideas into reality, creating private games, secret codes and…

EMS Robotics Program Receives GE Grant

June 5, 2019
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Thanks to the tenacity and vision of teacher Kevin Carini, Eastern Mennonite School has received its third grant to continue to build its maker space and robotics program. The newest grant comes from the GE Additive Education Program, “a global STEM initiative to build an ecosystem for 3D printing in…

EMS Students Earn College Credit With Robotics Classes

November 7, 2018
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With Artificial Intelligence on the rise, Kevin Carini brings hands-on experience with robotics to Eastern Mennonite School, preparing students for the future. “There’s going to be robots doing something in most households in the not-too-distant future,”he reflects. “Somebody needs to know how to code them and fix them. That’s really…

Register Now to Learn About High School Opportunities

March 31, 2021
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Prospective students and parents who are interested in applying for openings in grades 9 to 12 are encouraged to plan a visit. Virtual visits provide a time to learn about: Orchestra, choral music, theatre, and art electives such as stained glass and photography Robotics, physics, chemistry and university dual enrollment…

Covid-Free Fall is Reason to Celebrate

December 3, 2020
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Eastern Mennonite School completed the fall semester to Thanksgiving break with no incidence of Covid in grades K-12 among students, staff, or teachers. “This is a testimony to everyone’s adherence to our mitigation efforts, vigilance in monitoring symptoms, wearing face coverings, and making wise choices when out and about in…

Music-Synced Lights and Dancing Robots, Part of STEM and Programming Classes

September 21, 2020
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Experiential and hands-on learning have always been a crucial aspect of the EMS academic curriculum. A variety of classes embody this practice, but Kevin Carini’s robotics and intro into programming classes are among the best. With students of varied skill, interest, and age levels, there is always a multitude of…

Strategic Pathways 2020

February 14, 2020

Strategic Plan Summary 2019-2022 TODAY magazine issue on EMS Strategic Plan Strategic Pathway 1: To strengthen school culture Identify two to four individuals who participate in external restorative practice training with EMS offering financial support to become certified in RP. Create a task force to develop an EMS RP Framework and…

Mason Ritchie ’23 Team Takes Third in Programming and Game Design Contest

October 15, 2019
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Middle and high schoolers tackle computer coding at JMU This article was originally published in The Breeze, the student newspaper at James Madison University. Congratulations to Mason Ritchie ’23, who earned third place in the competition. Perry Shank ’94, computer science teacher at Harrisonburg High School, led the event along…

Students Explore Photography and Science on North Fork with College Profs

September 23, 2019
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Eastern Mennonite High School students in environmental science and chemistry classes spent a recent afternoon along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Bergton, Virginia, doing chemical analysis and studying macroinvertebrates, organisms that lack a spine and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. They also…

Science Students Access University Labs

September 10, 2019
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EMS students are fortunate to have access to university quality laboratories, thanks to nearby James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University and collegial relationships between EMS science teachers and area professors. Early in the school year, Kevin Carini‘s physics students worked on a force table at Eastern Mennonite University’s Suter…

2019 E-term and Explore Week in Photos

April 25, 2019
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Click on the photos (right) to scroll through images from our 2019 E-term and Explore Week. See this online booklet, created by Julianne Ross (librarian and E-term co-leader with Anna Haar) describing the jewelry-making term. Learn to turn: Students learned to use a lathe and other equipment in the school’s…

Seniors Share Appreciation

February 1, 2019
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Reading from handwritten notes or their phones, seniors rose from the auditorium stage one by one in a recent capel service and shared appreciation for faculty and staff members. Some were serious. Some had inside jokes. All were heartfelt. The chapel on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, provided an opportunity to…