For The Love Of Animals

Fourth grade science students relate to the animal world. (Photos: Ms. Milne)


Cross-Country Team Update

The Fall Sports season began last Thursday with a cross-country meet at Van Cortlandt Park. Twenty EMS boys and girls took to the course, battling opponents from thirteen other schools from New York and New Jersey. The boys’ team, comprised of sixth and seventh graders, came in 6th in the race, behind the winners, Collegiate School, but ahead of other rivals such as Horace Mann and Dwight-Englewood. Leading the team was a pack of seventh graders, Justin Trout, Carter Hirschhorn, Jon Candler, and Richard Nelson, who came in 39th, 44th, 45th, and 46th, respectively, in a field of nearly 200 runners. Seventh grader Jongho Park was the team's fifth place runner, followed closely by Kevin Lu and sixth grader Zane Diaz. In the girls’ race, eighth graders Egan Sachs-Hecht and Evan Gurian placed well in their first race of the season. Due to injury and illness, the girls were not able to field a complete team. Given the youth on the squad, hopes are high for marked improvement throughout the season. Check in for more updates soon! (Post: Mr. Cooper)

EMS New Parent Picnic and Family Field Day

The New Parent Picnic and Family Field Day is a fall tradition at The Elisabeth Morrow School. Hosted by the EMS Parents Association, the event serves as opportunity for faculty, parents and students to reconnect, and have some fun. It's always a great way to kick off the new school year.
(Photograhy: Duane Tollison)
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Lenape Archaeologist Visits Third Graders

John Kraft, an archaeologist and authority on the Lenape Indians, visited the third graders last Friday. His presentation included details about traditional Lenape life, everyday village activites, and the roles of men, women and children within the family and community. The children learned so many interesting things about the native people who lived right here. The best part, however, was that they were allowed to hold and wear the artifacts which Mr. Kraft brought with him. (Post: Ms. Wein)


Nature Photography & Silk Painting Club

Our club: Nature in Photographs and On Silk met for the second time today. 7th & 8th graders in the club take photographs of nature on our campus one week. The next week they recreate the photo on silk. Ms. Dorien is a silk painter and leads the class in painting on silk. Dr. Day is a nature photographer and leads the club around the campus as they take their photos. Below are the end results. (Images: Dr. Day)


No Child Left Inside!

Fourth grade students do scientific field work as they collect invertebrates on our EMS campus. (Post: Ms. Milne)

EMS Cooking Club Begins

Today was the first meeting of the EMS Cooking Club. The menu included Ratatouille, consisting of a medley of vegetable, some of which we harvested from our own garden. Lots of chopping required. Mrs. Winter and Mrs. Fiocchi are the club sponsors. (Post: Dr. Lowry)
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A Beautiful Day To Be In Our Playground

Flying Squirrel Drops By EMS Science Class

This morning two fifth graders, Veronique and Riley, noticed a small animal in one of the science room backpacks hanging on the wall. They said "There's a mouse in the backpack." When I investigated I noticed that it was, in fact, a tiny flying squirrel. We took it outside and it ran up the side of a huge white oak tree in back of the science room. Amazing! ~Dr. Day (post: Dr. Day)

One of the morning PE classes on the Wharton Lessin Field.

(video: Dr. Lowry)

Reap What You Sow

Current second grade science students searched for and harvested the vegetable garden they planted last spring. They will use these vegetables to make and enjoy a delicious Friendship Soup. (post: Ms. Milne)


LadyBug Lesson

This morning's science lesson: Mrs. Milne talks about ladybugs to Little School students.
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So Good To See You!

Welcome Back. Today, The Elisabeth Morrow School opened its doors for its 80th academic year.


EMS Faculty to Speak at State Education Conference

This year's New Jersey Association of Independent Schools conference features six of our Elisabeth Morrow faculty. Marianne Malmstrom and Sarah Rolle will give a presentation on the use of 3-D Virtual Worlds within the curriculum at Elisabeth Morrow. Allison Egert and Beth Anne Brennan will present on bridging oral languages and literacy within Early Childhood. And Liz Gabriel and Ginny Smith will present on the integration of Physical Education with Math and Language Arts. The conference takes place October 25 at The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ.