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EMS Day Rocks!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A rainy start to the annual EMS Day didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of students as they participated in a series of community-building, workshops, and service activities.

Students learned about the homeless population in Beverly's Ellis Square area and prepared bagged lunches for them, which included a home-made sandwich, fresh fruit, bottled water, chips, and a granola bar. Other students braved the elements to lay the groundwork for a pollinator wild flower garden to encourage and protect local bee populations, while others spread mulch along the pathway to our high and low ropes courses. 

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Talent on Display

The fun-filled day culminated with the much-anticipated Variety Show that featured a broad spectrum of talent by students, faculty, and staff. The entertainment included soloists, poetry, cheering, stand-up comedy, karate, the musical talent of Jack Bram and his EMS band, gymnastics, and number from faculty that offered a hint of what they may do in retirement. Note to Kirk Swanson, though fleet on foot, you may want to keep your day job!

It Takes a Village

Head of School Rob Kahn praised the masses at EMS for the meticulous planning and organizing, which resulted in a spectacular day.

"Huge thanks to the multitudes who made this EMS day so magnificent!," he said. "I would certainly leave names out if I tried to cite every individual who contributed. At every turn I saw countless faculty managing the day's events, from the morning meeting through Community Service, Faculty Family Feud, Workshops, Lunches, Trivia, and the Variety Show. The joy and positivity was evident on every student face I saw, and that didn't happen without tremendous planning, energy, and willingness on so many parts."