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Spirit Week

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

2019 slam jam landmark elementary•middle schoolSpirit Week at the Elementary•Middle School was capped off by the always lively Slam Jam, a 3-on-3 single elimination basketball tournament for middle-school students and a knockout basketball tournament for elementary students and faculty.  

The entire EMS campus comes alive during Spirit Week, with cheering squads, homemade team t-shirts, blaring inspirational music, and heaps of school spirit. Funds raised during Spirit Week support EMS’s sponsored orphan, Carlos, and Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH), a non-profit organization that operates nine orphanages throughout South and Central America

An Idea Takes Hold

Slam Jam began in 2011 at EMS to raise funds for the survivors of the Japanese tsunami. Its momentum has grown dramatically since its inception, and it is a favorite annual event and a source of excitement amid the March doldrums.