“Thank you for tending to this beloved community during a difficult season.”

-From Greta Bucher on the giving day.
We are grateful for the 98 gifts given April 22, totaling nearly $27,000. And people continue to share their gifts!

Why a special fund?

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought hardships to the EMS community, our alumni and supporters.

As a community of caring, we have established the COVID-19 Aid Fund to invite those who may be able to give extra at this time to support EMS families through tuition assistance who have lost employment temporarily or for other school needs and changes.

Your gift to our 2nd Century Fund, earmarked for COVID-19 Aid, will allow affected families to keep their students enrolled during these turbulent times, and keep our school #FlamesStrong!

Vibrant Community

While COVID-19 slowed us down, we remain a vibrant learning community. On March 18, EMS shifted to a distance learning model for all grades K-12.

Teachers, counselors and principals rose to the occasion with amazing commitment. They have provided home-based experiences to keep students engaged in learning, while also focusing on their emotional and physical well-being and faith formation. 

How are you faring?

We know:

  • alumni businesses are affected
  • alumni healthcare workers are on the front lines
  • many are working from home, with lives completely disrupted, supporting your own children's learning efforts while trying to maintain some normalcy.
  • loved ones may be ill.

Be in touch! 

The future at EMS

While all of this has temporarily slowed us down, we remain a vibrant learning community and also look to the future.

We cancelled the May Fore the Flames Golf Tournament. Many generous golf sponsors opted to "pay it forward." They supported the Aid Fund, moved their sponsorship to next year's tourney, or supported the fall Harvest Celebration event, which we hope to hold November 6.

Our community will still celebrate year-end milestones, although in nontraditional ways!

Touring Choir concerts were cancelled for the spring, but we hold on to the hope that one culminating concert may be possible.

Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 16-18 with reunions for class years ending in 0 and 5, will be a wonderful time! We plan to safely connect and plans will adjust as COVID limitations evolve.