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“Sharing our Stories” is Elementary Theme

Two Earn National Merit Scholar Finalist Recognition

Students Help with Chestnut Tree Research

Join Virtual “Coffee Chats” and Open Houses for Grades 6-12

Lament Chapel Offers Space to Name Losses

Fore the Flames Golf Tournament Registration Open

Students Add Wildfire Mural to Gym

Invitation to Support Students of Color Scholarship

Blauch: From EMHS Hoops To WNBA Administrator

Student Art Returns To OASIS For First Friday

Current Events Offer Time to Review Peace Pledge

Easy to Appreciate EMS Principals on Special Week

Principals’ Message in a Time of Chaos and Confusion

A Summary of the Year of All Years: Top Posts of 2020

A Different Kind of EMS Christmas

EMES Christmas Clothing Drive in Second Year

Covid-Free Fall is Reason to Celebrate

EMS Sends Boost to DC-Area Food Bank

Students Initiate and Manage Lunchtime Composting System

Virtual Book Club Set for Coming Weeks

Donors and Sponsors Share More Than $25,000 in Online Auctions

Stutzman logs 1,000 miles on OneWheel

Less Miserable in time of COVID: EMS Stages Les Misérables School Edition

The Story of a Snack, or A Morning in the Life of EMES Kindergarten

Volunteers Move Outdoor Learning Vision to Final Stages

Varsity Cross Country Tackles Highland Trail 5K

A New Era for Choral Singing: Outdoors with Megaphones and Microphones

Solar panel “barn raising” Installs 357 Panels in Short Time

Keith and Ellen Helmuth — class of ’55 — Honored with Lifetime Service Award

Journalist Andrew Jenner ’00 Honored with 2020 Community Engagement Award

EMS to Stage Les Misérables, COVID-style

Buchanan “Passes the Baton” of Band Program to Gardner

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

15th Annual Peace Parade Marks International Day of Peace

Fifth Graders Build Marimba with Expert

Bike Shenandoah to honor Steve Leaman ’75

Two EMS National Merit Semi Finalists Named

Seminar Calls EMS to Build Community in Polarized Times

Chapel Theme Invites Stories of Belonging This Year

EMS Responds to Alumni for Radical Change

EMS Launches New Year With COVID Precautions

Eight New Faculty Members Join Eastern Mennonite School

Air Quality is Priority in New Year

New Year Conference Launches with COVID Restrictions

Videos Help Families Prepare for Safe Schooling

New Members Bring Diversity to Eastern Mennonite School Board of Directors

EMS to Install Largest Solar Power System at any K-12 School in Harrisonburg

COVID-19 Cancels EMHS Homecoming 2020 Events

EMS Plan for 2020-21 School Year: Every Student, Every Day

Boys and Girls Club Enjoy EMS Space for Summer Camp

“Fort” is Newest Addition to EMES Peace Path

EMS Launches New Racial Equity Working Group

A Lengthy Legacy: EMU Soccer Coach Mast Prepares For Season No. 30

Flashback: Jewel Lehman, EMHS Class Of 1983

Uncomfortable? Lean in! Shannon Roth Calls Graduates to Embrace the Discomfort

EMHS Celebrates 102nd Commencement, Drive-In Style

PE COVID-19 Olympics Feature Expert Guests

An Open Letter from Music Teacher Jared Stutzman to the EMHS 2020 Touring Choir

Senior Celebrations Begin with Parade and Grad Rehearsal

Bryse Vrolijk ’20 Earns National FFA Recognition

An Open Letter from Paul Leaman Following the Death of George Floyd

Fifth Graders Hear and Share Affirmation at Year End Celebration

Abby Stapleton Honored with Scholarships for Service and Integrity

Eighth Graders Are Reminded that Each One is “Somebody” in Celebration

Parents — Key to Year-end Success — Celebrate Teachers with Yard Signs

102nd EMHS Commencement Exercises Set for June 13

Principal and Sponsors Deliver Yard Signs to Senior Homes

Icon Replica Painting Brings Global Christianity Class to Life

An Open Letter to the Golf Team, from Coach Slonaker

Outdoor Adventure Ed Class Gets “Tin Cloth” Lesson

Elementary “Field Day at Home” Scheduled for May 11-15

COVID-19 Book Exchange Day a Bright Spot

Experienced Flames Were Built For Special Run

A Message from Paul Leaman, Head of School

National Honor Society Induction, April 2020

Elementary Online Community: Fun and Challenging for All

Nearly $27,000 Raised for COVID-19 Aid in One Day

Virtual Open House Scheduled for May 13, 2020

Flames’ Aviwe Mahlong Signs with Millersville University

Herb Weaver Ceramics are Alumni Gifts through the Years

EMS Virtual Choir Shares Music with More Than 30,000

EMS is #FlamesStrong in Online Mode

Weekly Bible Study Keeps Soccer Team Strong Despite Separation

#FlamesStrong Giving Day for COVID-19 Aid Fund is April 22

Ava Galgano ’20: Student-Athlete of the Week, April 1, 2020

An Open Letter: To EMS Athletes from Andrew Gascho

#FlamesStrong: EMS Remains Engaged and Active During COVID-19 Shutdown

EMS Responds to COVID-19, #FlamesStrong

A Prayer in Times of Fear

Spanish Students Share Hope With Immigrant Children

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 31, 2020

EMS Students Knot MCC Comforters with VMRC Residents

POSTPONED: Alice in Wonderland Coming to EMHS Stage

Remembering Timothy Bergey Brenneman, Long-time Chemistry and Physics Teacher

Alum’s Instagram Account Nears 125K Followers

Regina Horst ’81 Chacha Shares City of Hope

Mennonite Educators Conference Inspires Anabaptist Mennonite Educators With Hope

Flames Capture First VIC Title Since 1994

Scripture Comes Alive During “Zotanos” Spiritual Renewal Week

Freda Maust ’55 Remembers Pigeon, Michigan

Ten EMS Students Join Model UN

Tenth visit from VOCES8 Is Historic Success

Eastern Mennonite High School Moved Toward Independence, 1964-1982

Donor Gifts Bring Robotics to EMES

EMES Celebrates Building Renovation

Chapel Series Inspires on MLK themes

Four Students in All City-County ’20 Recognition; Slonaker is City-County Golfer

Spiritual Renewal Week to Explore “Zotanos!”

Combining Art and STEM for STEAM Class

Sixth Grade Project Explores “Who Am I?”

Film on Teens and Mental Health at Eastern Mennonite School Feb. 19

Children’s Choir to Join EMS in Collaboration with Voces8

Two Ways to Visit: All Day and Drop In

Kindergartners Put New Kitchen to Work

Christmas Music Fills the Air

Christmas Spirit Includes Sharing with Broader Community

After 14 Years, Elementary Program Has a Home

Building Renovation Celebration to be held January 28

Christmas Fund Drive 2019 Off to Record Start

EMES Students Make Friends, Share Music at VMRC

Kindergartners Learn About Classmate’s Food and Culture

Bridge Footers Usher in New Era; Students Get First Look

Daffodils from Garden Club Plant Hope for Spring

Volleyball Wraps Up Historic Undefeated Season

Little Women, the Musical, Comes to EMS Stage

1964 Move Remembered As School Prepares for 2019 Move

Christmas Programs for All Ages and All Audiences

A&P Students Host Heart Lesson for Fifth Grade

2019 Auction Fun Raises $24,000 for STEAM and Financial Aid

Elementary Artwork Is Popular Auction Tradition

Senior perspective: Isabella Madrid ’20

K-12 Music… all in a day

Students Support Coffee & Tea Shop’s Restorative Justice Prison Ministry

Budding Scientists Learn from Budding Teachers

Hidden Stories Of Vietnam Recovered Through Volunteers

Chainsaw Artist Partners With EMES To Build Play Space

Caleb Schrock-Hurst ‘14 to Speak from Vietnam Experience at Kennel Charles Lecture Series

Q & A with Waega Samwel, Tanzanian Visitor

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

2019 Bay Trip Wrap Up

Sixth Graders Study Trout Life Cycle

Psychology Students Explore Kindergartner Brain Development

Art, Math, Science, and History and how the Fifth Grade Class Combined them All!

14th Annual Elementary Peace Parade Marks International Day of Peace

Students Explore Photography and Science on North Fork with College Profs

Rest, Nature, Coloring, Lectio Divina: Sabbath in Practice

Playground Offers Hands-on Science Lessons

Rock Formations Part of this Year’s Peace Pledge

Sewing and Canning Still Important Life Skills

EMS Hosts 46th Annual Cross-Country Invitational

Centennial Quilt – Nearly Two Years in the Making – Revealed and Dedicated

Science Students Access University Labs

Janie Frazier ’12, Poised to Soar to New Heights

K-5 Team Visits Building Renovation

Richmond Architect, Lori Snyder ’79 Garrett, Named Alumna of the Year

Food Entrepreneur, Kirsten Nafziger ’89 Moore, Honored with Community Engagement Award

Richard Shue, ‘69 Named Lifetime Service Award Recipient

“Sabbath” is Theme for Academic Year

School Day Out 2019 in Images

New EMES Playground Uses Natural and Reclaimed Materials

EMS Starts Year with Increased Enrollment

Choir Alumni Make Music for Romania for Second Time

Everett Brubaker ’10 Takes New Post with Housing Authority

Bridge Funded to Join Two Buildings for One Campus

Faith Formation: A K-12 Experience

Rising Junior Enjoys Summer Intern Experience in JMU Lab

Q&A with Climate Change Podcast Host, Michaela Mast ’13

Alumni Among Experts on Discovery Trip

Discovery Trip is 9th and Last for Barry Darr

Discovery 2019 — Student Reflections

EMS Robotics Program Receives GE Grant

Finding Our Stories: Maria Archer Commencement Address, 2019

Eastern Mennonite School Celebrates 101st Commencement

Fifth Grade Graduation Celebrates Each Student’s Contribution

The Holy Spirit: A Year of Reflection in 2018-19

Record-breaking Season for Track and Field

Keri Mast Named Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Elementary Music Program Celebrates Song and Play Around the World

More than 250 Students Serve Across Community

Girls Varsity Soccer Season Wraps up with Post Season Play

Dave Bechler Honored by Conference and State-Wide Organizations as Tenure Draws to a Close

Alumni in the Big Apple

Commencement Weekend 2019

Flames Staying on Same Page, Daily News-Record feature

2019 E-term and Explore Week in Photos

Agriculture Production Program Ignites Passion for Conservation

EMHS Biology Students Pursue College-level Independent Research

Auditorium Podium Tells a Story

Elementary Students Lead and Experience a Passion Walk

Chemistry students visit JMU lab

Andrew Gascho Named Athletic Director

EMS Launches New Website

Lynette Mast Named Kindergarten Teacher

Eastern Mennonite Middle School Presents Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Purchase a Brick to Build a Bridge

Board, Staff and Donors Bless Building

Creating a School Culture with Dignity for All

Ryan Eshleman-Robles Named Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

Applicants Welcome for Discovery Program

EMS Meets Move-in Goal for Elementary Building

Boys Varsity Basketball Record-Breaking Season Goes to the State Final

Elementary Enjoys Rubiks Cube Day

Benefits of Fine Arts Education

Summer Learning Creates Lifelong Memories

Rising 6th Grade Parent Breakfast

Parents of Rising 9th Grade Students Invited to Breakfast

Senior Class to Present Literari Awards

Permit granted, elementary project moving forward

Seniors Share Appreciation

EMS to Host Screen Schooled Authors

Andry Stutzman Named Tennis Coach

Pre-health Bio Club Learns to Suture

You’re Invited: Christmas Music and Worship

“Book Tasting” Spices Up 8th Grade English

EMS Students Earn College Credit With Robotics Classes

At the Foot of the Tree: Reflections from Pittsburgh

IMAGINE Online Auction to Run Nov. 8 to 15

Dave Bechler Reflects on 22 Years of Coach; Alumni Join Homecoming Celebration

Student-led Spirit Week Raises More Than $2,000 for Community Services Board

History Day to Explore Roman Empire

Circle Continues as Recording Studio is Demolished for Elementary Program

Imagine Yourself at Eastern Mennonite: Visit Nov. 5!

All Welcome to Fall Festival, Oct. 28

Steps Out of ‘Comfort Zone’ lead Nathan Hershberger to Young Alum Award 2018

Peace Dove Puppet Leads Annual Elementary Peace Parade

Why we sing

Faculty and Staff Stories Bring the Spirit Alive During Spiritual Renewal Week

Shaping Lives Through Music, Hostetter Named EMHS Alumnus of the Year

Service, Learning and Vegetables Create Outdoor Classroom

Trisha Blosser Named Eastern Mennonite School Development Officer

Elementary Students Sign Pledge of Nonviolence, Wash Others’ Hands

First graders will study violin or cello at EMS this fall

Maria Archer Named K-8 Principal

Getting Pumped for K-12 PE!

Justin King Named New High School Principal