On Wednesday, December 14, the EDS After School Dance Program had a winter showcase where the dancers performed selections from The Nutcracker. The recital took place in the Parish Hall, and parents were invited to dance with their ballerinas to close out the show! If you are interested in learning more about the dance program, or any other spring enrichments, please email Elise Folk or check out the registration website by clicking here. Check out all the enrichment pictures here!
On Saturday December 10, the Will Avery Basketball enrichment program ended with a 3 on 3 tournament. 2nd and 3rd grade students were put on teams and picked NCAA team names, while 4th and 5th picked NBA team names. In the NCAA bracket we had UGA, Alabama, UNC, and Duke. After a wild, double elimination tournament UNC proved victorious! In the NBA bracket we had the Golden State Warriors, the Atlanta Hawks, and the San Antonio Spurs. The NBA tournament was a nail biter as well with The San Antonio Spurs winning it all. Thank you for everyone who came out to support our Lower School athletes! Spring enrichments (January-May) are on the website and registration is open!
Dr. Melanie O’Meara, formerly Melanie Kitchens, EDS Alum, and her Augusta University Performance Studies students spent a few days with the after school kids. They practiced warm up exercises and learned about performing. They will be back next week for 2 more days of performance fun!
Campers have been having a wonderful time at Summer at EDS. They have spent time playing sports, creating wonderful works of art, exploring the world of technology, and enjoying a variety of enrichments. During the week of July 11-15, campers had the opportunity to learn about gardening and produce at our Flowing Wells Campus. Every camper, including our Threes and Pre-K campers, went out to the Flowing Wells Campus each day to work on gardening and learn about farming and plants with Boardman Chair of Science and Sustainability, Joe Kirstein.
On Friday, as a culminating event to our wonderful week, we invited parents to join us for a snack at our Flowing Wells Campus. We dined on vegetables that were planted and harvested in our gardens, and had a wonderful morning sharing the Flowing Wells Campus with parents and guests. Our youngest campers, threes and PK, worked hard to make pesto from scratch. The kindergarten and first grade campers made tomato and cucumber salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Our oldest campers worked on slicing and shredding squash to make squash fritters and fried squash.