Each year about 150,000 students nationwide take the National Spanish Exam. EDS 8th graders have taken it for the last 7 years. This year our students, competing against high school students, scored remarkably well.
Our silver medal winners are: William S., Daniel N. and Nicole A.
Bronze medalists are: Katie G., Drew M., Maggie P., Shelton S., Madeleine B., Jack M. and Salley W.
Honorable mention winners are: Kate L., Glen O., Imani B., Henry C., McNeill F., and Thomas L.
These students are to be commended for their diligence and hard work.
PK is flying high with their new March Theme, Zo-o-om! They made Fling-a–Ring Things and flew them in the courtyard. This created all kinds of learning opportunities like measuring distance, short vs long, and as some children quickly observed, their objects didn’t go as far when thrown into the wind. Best of all…we found learning is fun!
So do you know how whether or not computers run on AC or DC current? Or what RAM and BIOS actually are? How about all of those 1s and 0s in binary—what IS that?! If you are a 6th grader taking computer class this semester, you do now. On Monday, Bryan Rude, a Senior Cyber Advisor a Fort Gordon and father of 6th grader Evelyn, came to talk to Mrs. Owens’ 6th grade computer class about basic computer architecture. Mr. Rude demystified the “magic box” mentality that most people have about computers because he believes it is important for students to have a basic understanding of how computers really work. Computer science is one of the fasting growing careers so much so that the US currently has more jobs in that area than we can fill. In addition, cyber security and Internet safety is one of Mr. Rude’s favorite topics, so we look forward to having him back to discuss those important issues as well.
Huge rivalry game this week between the 2 EDS U7 Soccer teams from the after school enrichment program, U7 EDS A verses EDS B. It was a tough fight – even brother against brother in one case. The 1st graders came out of top in the end, but the K and PK boys sure did put up a good fight. Go Panthers!
Take advantage of easy shopping from a wide selection of heavy-weight wrapping papers and gifts, all while supporting EDS! Can’t beat that right?! Even better, all purchases will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Now that is easy! From now through the end of October you, your extended family and your friends have the unique opportunity to shop entirely on-line at www.charlestonwrap.com. By entering EDS’s school code #5781, the school will receive a portion of the sale. Please reference the school ID# when registering your student online. (At the end of this registration, a six digit student code will be assigned to you. This will ensure that EDS will receive credit for your sales) Remember, this will be done ENTIRELY online and your order will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY to you. Thank you for your support and happy shopping!
Parent Ambassadors have been working hard over the summer to get all of our 65 new students up to speed on everything before school starts. They made sure the new families knew about the school supply packets, the awesome camp programs EDS offered this summer, and the summer reading requirements. Parent Ambassadors also met with the new families so the new students would have a familiar face on the first day of school. Here are some pictures from different Parent Ambassador activities this summer. The Young 3’s had a Popsicle party at Covenant Park, the PK new students had a ice cream party at the Holstens’ home, and the new 3rd grade girls had a Coke float party at Reid Memorial playground. Many thanks to all the Parent Ambassadors on the admissions committee who gave their time this summer to make all our new families feel welcome and included. Welcome new EDS families!
It was a beautiful morning as students walked hand-in-hand to Reid Memorial for our Closing Convocation. In the service, Pastor Lisa talked about this year’s theme, “In everything give thanks,” and how we should use the gifts that God has given each of us, including time, talent, our minds and our hearts, to express our appreciation to God. She demonstrated the idea by giving a few volunteers gift bows to remind them to use their own God-given gifts to give back to Him.
Father Fain said a prayer for departing faculty and students, asking for God’s blessings, guidance, and healing over them as they continue their journeys.
Finally, Pastor Lisa offered beautiful gifts of hand-painted hats and scarves from EDS parents and students to Mary Anne Haynes. We hope these gifts will be reminders to Mary Anne of her EDS family, who loves and prays for her every day as she heals from her illness.
Please enjoy this video of joyous, smiling faces from our final all-school chapel of the school year…