Thanksgiving Break - November 22-26

Beginning with 3 p.m. dismissal on Tuesday, there will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Happy Thanksgiving to our EMS families, students, faculty, and staff! Classes resume Monday, November 27th at 8 a.m.


Winter Concerts - December 8, 12, & 14

Mark your calendars! The Christmas music season is about to get started. Be sure to join us in the EMS Auditorium for some Holiday cheer on the following dates:

  • December 8th, 7 p.m. - Middle School Christmas Concert (strings, band, and choir)
  • December 12th & 14th, 7:30 p.m. - HS Christmas Worship Services (Junior & Senior Choirs, Wind and Strings ensembles, Full Orchestra)

First Semester Exams - December 18 & 19

2017 First Semester Exam Schedule (Locations)
Time Monday, Dec 18 Tuesday, Dec 19
8:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Govt (DH); Bible 10 (116); Span IV (116)

Chem (157, 159); AP Stats (204)
9:15 - 10:25 a.m. PreCalc (DH) Enviro Sci (157); US Hist (DH)
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Bible 9 (106); Span III (165); Pottery (125) World Hist (162, 160); Sci Research Methods (159)
11:45-12:25 p.m. LUNCH LUNCH
12:30 - 1:40 p.m. Physics (157, 159); Eng 9 (208, 210) Geometry (DH); AP Calc (206)
1:45 - 2:55 p.m. Alg II (DH); US Lit (205) NO EXAMS - LIBRARY & GYM CLOSED



Winter Sports Information

If your student plans to participate in any EMS athletics during the 2017-2018 school year, he/she must have a physical dated May 1, 2017 or later. Cut and paste the link below to download and print out the VHSL Physical form and Student Athlete Authorization to Release Information form from Drayer Physical Therapy: 

Any student coming to winter sports try outs MUST have these forms completed and turned into the EMS Athletic office in order to participate.

V Boys BB Bechler; 540-476-2637
JV Boys BB Turner; 540-836-0632
V Girls BB Weaver; 540-820-1070
MS Boys BB Miller; 540-383-3338



HS Musical: Into the Woods - January 26-28

EMS proudly presents the time honored Broadway classic musical "Into the Woods" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Save the dates: January 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 28 at 2:30 p.m.  A Pay-What-You-Will dress rehearsal will be open to the public on Thursday, January 25th at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale on December 1. Reserved tickets $15, all ages. General Admission tickets $12 adults and $10 for students/senior citizens. Go to and search for "Into the Woods." EMS students may attend one show for free! Save the date and spread the word!!


VOCES8 - February 27, 8 p.m.

Tickets to the performance of the world renowned group, VOCES8, will become available beginning in early January. Check back here after the holidays or email for details!