Here are some images from today's
At the end of the academic year, the Parents Association provides an incredible Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch. This is one way in which parents express their thanks to those professionals who have taught their children and who help the School function administratively and operationally. Parents send in an amazing variety of lunch items and a group organize and serve. And in return the parents are thanked for all they have done to make EMS a special place over the year.
The synergy between a school and its parents is a major factor in predicting school success. Judging from this afternoon, success is in the air!
A few scenes from the day follow:
Thank you, Emily and Ana, Emerald Editors, and Ms. Malmstrom, Faculty Advisor, for giving us these memories that we will cherish for years.
– David Lowry
Yesterday, first graders helped to move rich compost into the new garden beds. Mr. Cooper happened by and helped them out. The gardening program expands each year. The addition of new and larger beds will increase opportunities for planting and harvesting. One bed is going to be planted with just pumpkin seeds; given the rich soil, we can hope for a giant one. The garden is not quite finished, but stop by and take a look!
Students took the AMC 8 (8th grade) exam. Joey, Justin, So Young and Annika won honors awards. Annika was also recognized for a high score for a young student, as she is in grade 6. David and Chiho, by virtue of their scores, won awards of distinction and were invited to take the AMC 10 and AMC 12 exams. David received an award of distinction on the AMC 12, which qualified him for the AIME, a difficult and prestigious competition.
Grade level winners for the New Jersey Math League contest (not in photo order): Stephanie, Egun, Jaclyn, Annika, Christian, David, Chiho, Sara, Alex.