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Anabaptist Research Winners

Raku Art “Quilt” Installed

Class of 2023: Diversly Cohesive

Fifth Grade Peace Project 2023: Volleyball Net

MDS Class Builds Walls and Future Volunteers

Advice for Young Athletes

48-Year Record Falls in 4X800 Meter Relay

My Story: Developing as a Leader at EMS

Sunset in Paris for 2023 Banquet

Kevin King to Speak at Commencement, June 3

Rain Doesn’t Dampen 2023 Golf Tournament

EMS Stages A Midsummer Night’s Dream

E-term 2023 Wrap Up

EMES Passion Walk 2023

Erika Gascho Named Middle School Principal

Great Community Give to Support the Gathering Space

EMS to Host Choral Festival

Guest Conductors Highlight EMS Instrumental Festival

Author, Pastor, Podcaster Jonny Rashid Coming to EMS

Erika Gascho Named Blue Ribbon Teacher of the Month

EMS Model UN Joins National Conference

Guzheng Demonstration Nurtures Cultural Curiosity

Come to Jesus: Godspell invitation

EMS and The Great Kindness Challenge

EMS Theater Presents: Godspell

Who is My Neighbor?

EMS Explores World Cup Injustices

EMS Christmas Events 2022

Class Service: Making a Difference

Shekinah Painting Finds new Home

See and Celebrate “Our Town” at EMS

Local Foods Class Benefit from Parent Expertise

Boys Soccer Marks 1,000th Game

New Teachers Bring New Bible Curriculum

New Name for Scholarship Fund

Celebrating Alumni Stories: Carl Stauffer ’82

Celebrating Alumni Stories: Ethan Zook ’72

Celebrating Alumni Stories: Janelle Cunalata ’02

49th Annual Cross Country Invitational Held

Visit and Experience the EMS Difference

School Day Out 2022

2022-23 Launches with Call to Widen the Circle

Choral Music Library Finds New Home

Set Your Spirit Free With Jazz at EMS

“Community” is 2022-23 Theme

Restorative Justice “RJ” at EMS

Commencement 2022 Wrap-Up

Community Service Day 2022

Slonaker, Flames Win VISAA State Championship

Fore the Flames Golf Tourney, 2022

Full STEAM Ahead at EMS

Holy Week Cross Installation Brings Fresh Beauty and Light to EMS

Civil Rights E-term: “You Are a Piece of the Puzzle”

Explore Week 2022 Wrap Up

E-term 2022 Wrap Up

Magpie Provides Laboratory for Leadership Class

Grades 8-12 Welcome Visitors

Basketball Students and Coach Garner State Honors

Osheta Moore: You are Beloved

Samantha Groves Named Varsity Volleyball Coach

EMS Makes History, Captures VISAA Division III State Championship

Osheta Moore to Speak at Eastern Mennonite School

Local Eating, from Farm to Table

Dr. Benjamin Bergey Directs Instrumental Festival

EMS Wowed the Crowd With “The Wizard Of Oz” Musical

Principals Share and Pray as School Considers Mask Options

Model UN Joins National Conference

EMS Stages The Wizard of Oz, the Musical

How the Pig-Nosed Turtle Came to Be

Meiser Celebrated for 30 Years Behind the Scenes

Kendal Bauman Named Outstanding Educator

Four Women’s Legacy Gifts Fund EMES Building

Students Planned; Donors Delivered

Intern Program Grows; Business Hosts Needed

Guatemalan Mothers, Spanish Students Connect

12th grade service at Willow Run Farm

K-12 Service is Part of EMS Culture

Why Give? 2021 Fund Drive Launches

Family Visits for 2022-23 School Year Set

All Welcome to Three Christmas Concerts

EMS Running Culture Growing and Strong

Strings Room Renovation A “Go”

We Serve Cleans Up

Auction to Help Renovate Strings Room

Class Reunions, A Dying or Thriving Tradition?

Soccer Alumni Swell Homecoming Numbers

Seniors Enjoy Modified Senior Trip

Students Support Relief Sale 5K and More

EMS K-12 Marks International Peace Day

Robert Stuart Named Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Soccer Tournament Marks 50-Year History

Flames Building Bond During Turnaround Season

Flames Earn First Win Of Season

Robotics Program Growth Continues Strong

Peace Pledge Sets Tone for Year Ahead

“Faith at Work” is Theme for 2021-22 Chapel and Gathering

EMS Launches New Era for Alumni Recognition

Celebrating Alumni Stories: Justin Weirich ‘06, DO

Celebrating Alumni Stories: John ’66 and Kathryn Stoltzfus ’66 Fairfield

Fall Conference Launches New Year with Additions to EMS team

Climbing to New Heights at EMES Playground

Meredith Hall Named Varsity Volleyball Coach

Eli Crawford Named Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

The Remarkable Grit of International Students, a Teacher Reflection

Final Concerts Bring End to Year of Musical Challenge

Fifth and Eighth Graders Celebrate, Prepare to Move on

2021 Community Service Day Another Step Toward “Normal”

EMS Seeks International Student Hosts for 2021-22 School Year

Chad Seibert Resigns From EMS Boys Basketball Program

After 33 Years, Elwood Yoder Is Ready to “Re-Wire”

First of a Kind Jr/Sr Banquet Brings Something Nearly Normal

Golf Outing Raises Funds and Spirits

Deanna Reed to Address EMHS Commencement

Slavery, Singing, Streams Among Themes for E-term and Explore Week

All Hands on Deck for EMS Outdoor Dessert Theater

EMS Inducts 29 in National Honor Society

EMS Offers Teen and Parent Resourcing to Navigate a Hypersexualized Society

EMES Library Lands in Permanent Home

Halie Mast Recognized as Pepsi-Cola Student Athlete of the Week on WHSV

Register Now to Learn About High School Opportunities

COVID + Cold Weather = Ingenuity

“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

Support the 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 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

Volunteers Move Outdoor Learning Vision Forward

Varsity Cross Country Tackles Highland Trail 5K

New Era for Choral Singing

Solar barn raising: 357 Panels Installed

Keith and Ellen Helmuth ’55, Lifetime Service Recipients

Andrew Jenner ’00, Community Engagement Awardee

EMS to Stage Les Misérables, COVID-style

Buchanan “Passes the Baton” to Gardner

Dancing Robots, Part of STEM and Programming

15th Annual Parade for International Day of Peace

Students Build Marimba with Expert

Bike Shenandoah to honor Steve Leaman ’75

Two Named National Merit Semi Finalists

Called to Build Community in Polarized Times

Chapel Theme Invites Stories of Belonging

EMS Responds to Alumni for Radical Change

EMS Launches New Year With COVID Precautions

New Faculty Join Eastern Mennonite School

Air Quality is Priority in New Year

New Year Launches with COVID Restrictions

Videos Help Families Prepare for Safe Schooling

New Members Bring Diversity to Board of Directors

EMS Solar System Largest in Harrisonburg School

Homecoming 2020 Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Plan for 2020-21: Every Student, Every Day

Boys and Girls Club at EMS for Summer Camp

“Fort” is Added to EMES Peace Path

EMS Launches Racial Equity Group

EMU Soccer Coach Mast Prepares For Season No. 30

Flashback: Jewel Lehman, EMHS Class Of 1983

Roth Calls Graduates to “Embrace the Discomfort”

102nd Commencement Takes Place, Drive-In Style

PE COVID-19 Olympics Feature Expert Guests

Stutzman Writes to 2020 Choir On COVID Loss

Senior Celebrations Begin

Bryse Vrolijk ’20 Earns National FFA Recognition

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

Fifth Graders Hear and Share Affirmation at Year End Celebration

Stapleton Honored for Service and Integrity

Eighth Graders Told: Each One is “Somebody”

Parents Celebrate Teachers with Yard Signs

102nd EMHS Commencement Set for June 13

Principal, Sponsors Deliver Senior Yard Signs

Icon Replica Brings Global Christianity 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” to be 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

Students Join with VMRC to Knot MCC Comforters

CANCELLED: Alice in Wonderland Coming to EMHS Stage

Remembering Timothy Brenneman, Long-time Teacher

Alum’s Instagram Account Nears 125K Followers

Regina Horst ’81 Chacha Shares City of Hope

Mennonite Educators Conference Inspires Hope

Flames Capture VIC; First 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

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 Recalled as 2019 Move Draws Close

Christmas Programs for All

A&P Students Host Heart Lesson for Fifth Grade

Auction Raises $24,000 for STEAM and Aid

Elementary Artwork Is Popular Auction Tradition

Senior perspective: Isabella Madrid ’20

K-12 Music… all in a day

Students Support Restorative Justice Prison Ministry

Budding Scientists Learn from Budding Teachers

Vietnam Stories Recovered Through Volunteers

Chainsaw Artist Adds to Play Space

Caleb Schrock-Hurst ‘14 Shares Vietnam Experience at Kennel Charles Lecture Series

Q & A with Waega Samwel, Tanzanian Visitor

Ritchie ’23 Team, Third in Game Design Contest

2019 Bay Trip Wrap Up

Sixth Graders Study Trout Life Cycle

Psych Students Study Childhood Brain Development

Fifth Grade Pursues Interdisciplinary Study

14th Peace Parade Marks International Day of Peace

Students Enjoy Photography and Science with Professors on River

Students Explore Sabbath Practices for Chapel

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 Revealed and Dedicated

Science Students Access University Labs

Janie Frazier ’12, Poised to Soar to New Heights

K-5 Team Visits Building Renovation

Lori Garrett, Named Alumna of the Year

Kirsten Moore is Community Engagement Awardee

Richard Shue, ‘69 Named Lifetime Service Awardee

“Sabbath” is Theme for Academic Year

School Day Out 2019 in Images

Playground Uses Natural and Reclaimed Materials

EMS Starts Year with Increased Enrollment

Alumni Sing 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 Internship 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

Music Program Celebrates Song, Play Around the World

More than 250 Serve During Community Service Day

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

Biology Students Pursue College-level 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

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 State Final

Elementary Enjoys Rubiks Cube Day

Benefits of Fine Arts Education

Summer Learning Creates Lifelong Memories

Refrigerator Magnet Reflections: A 50-Year Reunion

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

Eastern Mennonite School Reviews “Brand” and Introduces Revitalized Logo

Circle Continues as Recording Studio is Demolished for Elementary Program

The Difference a Teacher Can Make: J. Ernest Martin Lifetime Service Award Winner

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