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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

EMS Seeks International Student Hosts for 2021-22 School Year

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers Move Outdoor Learning Vision to Final Stages

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

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

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

Bike Shenandoah to honor Steve Leaman ’75

Two EMS National Merit Semi Finalists Named

Seminar Calls EMS to Build Community in Polarized Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Message from Paul Leaman, Head of School

Elementary Online Community: Fun and Challenging for All

Virtual Open House Scheduled for May 13, 2020

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

#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

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to March 31, 2020

EMS Students Knot MCC Comforters with VMRC Residents

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

Mennonite Educators Conference Inspires Anabaptist Mennonite Educators With Hope

Ten EMS Students Join Model UN

EMES Celebrates Building Renovation

Chapel Series Inspires on MLK themes

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

Kindergartners Put New Kitchen to Work

After 14 Years, Elementary Program Has a Home

Bridge Footers Usher in New Era; Students Get First Look

Daffodils from Garden Club Plant Hope for Spring

1964 Move Remembered As School Prepares for 2019 Move

K-12 Music… all in a day

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

Chainsaw Artist Partners With EMES To Build Play Space

Q & A with Waega Samwel, Tanzanian Visitor

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

K-5 Team Visits Building Renovation

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

New EMES Playground Uses Natural and Reclaimed Materials

EMS Starts Year with Increased Enrollment

Bridge Funded to Join Two Buildings for One Campus

Discovery Trip is 9th and Last for Barry Darr

More than 250 Serve During Community Service Day

Girls Varsity Soccer Season Wraps up with Post Season Play

Agriculture Production Program Ignites Passion for Conservation

EMHS Biology Students Pursue College-level Independent Research

Auditorium Podium Tells a Story

Andrew Gascho Named Athletic Director

EMS Launches New Website

Lynette Mast Named Kindergarten Teacher

Creating a School Culture with Dignity for All

Ryan Eshleman-Robles Named Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

Applicants Welcome for Discovery Program

Summer Learning Creates Lifelong Memories

Permit granted, elementary project moving forward

Seniors Share Appreciation

At the Foot of the Tree: Reflections from Pittsburgh

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

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

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

Peace Dove Puppet Leads Annual Elementary Peace Parade

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

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

Trisha Blosser Named Eastern Mennonite School Development Officer

Elementary Students Sign Pledge of Nonviolence, Wash Others’ Hands

Maria Archer Named K-8 Principal

Justin King Named New High School Principal