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Senior class play: March 8 & 9

The class of 2019 will present The Literati Awards, by Claire Epstein and Ian McWethy, March 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m. at the EMS auditorium as part of the 2019 Senior Parent Weekend activities. The show is open to the public.

In this comedy, classic literary characters get a showbiz twist. Bright stars of classic literature come together for an awards show and display surprising behavior. Romeo, Sherlock Holmes, Gollum (J.R.R. Tolkien), Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), and Holden Caulfield (The Cather in the Rye) are among those who walk the red carpet. Who will win the award for The Greatest Literary Character of All Time?

​​General admission tickets go on sale February 18. Cost is $7 adults, $5 students/senior citizens.

Purchase advance tickets: 

  • Online
  • By calling 540-236-6025
  • By stopping by EMS Front Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. week days
  • At the door, the night of the show.

Spiritual Renewal Week Feb. 18-22

Join us for Spiritual Renewal Week: Feb. 18-22

Our guest speaker will be Graeme Dodds, pastor of Harehills Lane Baptist Church ( in Leeds, UK. Harehills Lane is known for its incarnational ministry in a very diverse manufacturing city, with workers and immigrants from all over the world. The EMHS Touring Choir has sung for and been hosted by HLBC twice, in 2016 and 2018, and both times our students have been incredibly blessed and inspired by the church's ability to create a community, to be the body of Christ to each other in a way that transcends their incredibly diverse theological and cultural differences. 

We look forward to hearing stories from this church community and being challenged by Pastor Dodds' input. The community is welcome to join for these special services.

Chapel on M, W, Th and Friday runs from 9:27 to 9:57 a.m. Tuesday chapel runs from 89:47 to 10:17 a.m. Guests should park in the front of the school (not the auditorium lot) and check in at the front desk, then walk through the school to the auditorium.


STEM Day, Valley Mall, Feb. 23

Chemistry, physics robotics, and 7th & 8th grade science students from Eastern Mennonite School will be a part of the 5th Annual STEM Day at Valley Mall on Sat., Feb. 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Visitors to the EMS booth should be prepared to make your own bouncy balls using polymer chemistry, explore acid/base indicators with solution conductivity, enjoy liquid nitrogen chocolate covered marshmallows, explore Boyle's Law using balloons and liquid nitrogen, make your own see-saw using simple machines, check out some neat Lego Robotic creations, control robots to explore an alien planet, enjoy making your own model of an edible circuit, get hands-on time using Arc-GIS software, and watch 3D printers in action! 

Children of all ages are invited to stop by our tables, coordinated by Kevin Carinia, physics, chemistry and robotics teacher.


Bake Sale and Coin Drive for Relief Kits

The National Honor Society and the Student Council Organization will hold a coin drive and bake sale Feb. 11 to 22 to raise money for relief kits that will go to refugees worldwide. The sale will happen every day before school, over lunch, and after school. 

Please bring cash donations and cash to purchase baked goods as a part of the effort to purchase items and assemble 300 hygiene kits (our goal!) for Mennonite Central Committee to distribute.  The kits provide  basic supplies for some of the millions of families that have been forced to leave their homes due to famine, drought, and war. Thank you for your support in this effort. Please contact Destin Witmer, Camryn Landes, or Ada Zhang if you would like to volunteer or supply baked goods. More information on what goes into these kits -- which we will assemble at a later date -- and who they go to can be found at


Blood Drive, Feb. 26

Everyone (students, faculty, staff, parents, community members) is invited to give this priceless gift of life-giving blood. Hosted by the school's National Honor Society, we will collaborate with the American Red Cross for the drive.

See this link for information on what to expect, how to prepare and other details related to donating. 

Donors are welcome to park in front of the school and enter the front lobby to sign in and get directions from there. Donations will be taken between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Thank you for supporting our community in this way!


Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumbe

Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles present on the impact of technology on students' lives and minds at a public presentation  March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the EMS auditorium. Free and open to the public... area educators, parents, pastors and those interested in childhood development are welcome to attend.


Apply now: Leadership Scholarship

Leadership Scholarship applications are due March 15. New students for grades 9-12 next fall who have a GPA of 3.5 are invited to apply for a chance to earn up to 50% off of regular tuition rate.


Student Visitation Day, March 25

Student Visitation Day: March 25

Middle and high school students visitors will shadow a current student who has similar interests. They will observe classes, attend chapel, eat lunch in the dining hall, talk with teachers and peers. Parents are welcome for an informational session and tour.

More information and registration link here. Questions? Call 540-236-6021.


Follow EMS Athletics on Twitter @EMSFlames

You can now get the latest scores on varsity athletics events by following EMS Athletics on Twitter @EMSFlames. Here, Oliver Hertzler '19 pushes toward the finish at this fall's 45th annual EMHS-sponsored cross country invitational. Held at Peak View Elementary School, it's the longest running high school meet in the state. Photo by Jack Zhao '20. And yes, Oliver runs barefooted (much like his father Shelby -- alum, current parent and faculty spouse). #GoEMSFlames!


Senior Presentations - Starting May 15th

Senior presentations begin May 15th after school in the Commons! ALL are welcome. These presentations by our seniors showcase their personal experiences at EMS and in their lives leading up to the milestone of graduation from high school. Often moving and heartfelt, these are not to be missed! Come to as many as you like. Click here for a calendar listing!


Admissions for 2019-20 now open!

Admissions for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open! Apply before February 15 and the $50 application fee is waived! Email to set up a private tour and learn more about our extraordinary K-12 experience!