Congratulations to EDS Student Council members for being awarded the spirit award at the Georgia Association of Student Councils (GASC) conference and being in the top five GASC schools for their submission to the state service project, Caring for Our Corner.
To enhance their study of the world’s religions, the eighth graders visited the Islamic Center of Augusta last week. Imam Jamal, our gracious host, offered a tour of the beautiful facility and then engaged students in a lively discussion about the history, beliefs, and practices of Islam. The eighth grade religion curriculum is intended to provide the kind of understanding of other faiths that will help us to have respect for all our neighbors. Following the trip, students expressed gratitude and a commitment to seek truth in the face of stereotypes.
This year’s event will take place in two locations, one in Augusta and one in Thomasville. Participants will engage in local mission projects including gardening, food ministry, working in Churches and in the local community. There will be time for work, worship, and play!
Who: 6th- 12th graders
When: April 17-19, 2015
Where: Augusta and Thomasville
It’s time to order your graduate’s yearbook ad, which is now available on the yearbook sales website. All ads will be created online. The deadline to finalize and purchase ads is May 15. Here’s how you get started:
Select Recognition Ads on the bottom left.
You will either need to log in or create an account.
You have three size options – full page ($200), half page ($125), or quarter page ($75). Select a size, layout, and enter text.
You can either upload photos here (highly recommended) or you can mail your photos to Jostens. If you choose to mail, you must mail them directly to Jostens with the photo mailing form as required by Jostens. Instructions are provided on the website.
When your ad is complete, it will be added to your cart and you will be asked to check out and pay.
ELDC is a workshop for elementary school students provided FREE of charge, through funds raised by high school Red Cross volunteers and the generous donation by Episcopal Day School of their campus and its amenities. We would like to invite your school to take part in this fun and exciting program!
ELDC is a day of small group activities focusing on leadership, cooperation, diversity and basic first aid, designed to help kids become more effective leaders in their schools, homes and community. The activities promote self-esteem and leadership, and stimulate an interest in community involvement. Second and third graders are invited from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch and materials will be provided.
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 18th for the February ELDC for 2nd and 3rd graders. Click here to download the permission slip.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Red Cross office at (706)922-8484, or email Lynn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, it is Box Top Collection Time! Our last Box Top Collection was a success with over $750 worth of Box Tops collected by families and friends of EDS. This year, the Winter/Spring Box Tops for Education drive will be Feb 17-23. Please keep in mind that clipping Box Tops is a great way that students and parents can help EDS earn easy money. Box tops can be found on many store products which include Hanes, Yoplait, General Mills, and Ziploc. To help EDS, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school during our Box Tops drive. Each box top is worth 10 cents, which may quickly add up to a sizable amount of cash for EDS. The earning potential of clipping and collecting Box Tops is limitless!
The 2015 EDS Mardi Gras Party & Silent Auction was a resounding success! Of the 175 guests, almost everyone went home a winner. EDS parent, Michelle Ansley, won the top raffle prize of an expense-paid, 5-day Wine Country excursion for two to Sonoma, California ! Other parents and guests scored great auction wins including vacation getaways, original artworks by our students and local professional artists, tickets to sporting events, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum concert tickets, home decor, spa and beauty packages, signed sports memorabilia, and so much more.
EDS teacher and coach, Jaye Cohen, was crowned King; and EDS parent, Ashley Poston, was crowned Queen of Mardi Gras.
EDS parent and popular local anchorman, Brad Means, emceed the event dressed in full Mardi Gras regalia!
It was a night of delicious food and drink, wonderful live jazz, and lots of people having fun while supporting our school. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of a hard-working event committee, our generous sponsors, and supportive auction donors.
Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Rogers & Andrews Orthodontics.