Spring/Summer 2022

Congratulations class of 2022

The school’s 104th commencement ceremony celebrating 36 graduating seniors was held Sat., June 4 on the auditorium lawn. Family and friends enjoyed the outdoor venue for a second year with fewer Covid restrictions than last spring. Osheta Moore, pastor and author, called students to move out into the world with the assurance that God loves…

Restorative Justice “RJ” at EMS

Using restorative practices involves creating space for people to listen fully. Sometimes that is a conversation between two or more students, facilitated by a teacher, counselor, or principal. All parties involved agree to the process before starting. In larger groups, a circle process provides the opportunity for everyone to speak and listen. The speaker holds a “talking…

Basketball VISAA DIII state title win

Flames News

The Flames had several “firsts” this winter and spring. Basketball: The boys varsity basketball team brought home the first EMHS VISAA DIII state title in March, with a 64-56 upset win over top-seeded Fairfax Christian. Trey Gillenwater ’22, was named the VISAA DIII basketball co-player of the year. Golf: The boys varsity golf team brought…

Jerry Holsopple with his stained glass cross

Cross Gift

Jerry Holsopple’s 500 lb. stained glass cross found a permanent home in the EMS auditorium foyer this spring. The 12’ by 6’ foot work had been in storage since 2009 when Holsopple, a visual and communication arts professor at Eastern Mennonite University, created it for Mennonite Youth Convention. The donation provides a beautiful focal point for…

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