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Letter from the Head
Friday, July 4, 2014

I thought I was escaping the heat when we moved up from Maryland, but I think it followed us. This last week has been a burner for sure, but while we enjoy this recent break from the heat, I thought I would also take a break and pen my first letter to you all.

 
New Faculty Announcement
Friday, June 13, 2014

I am very happy to announce that selections have been made for the two open faculty positions.

Will Murrett has been appointed Lower School music and Upper School general music and chorus teacher. Having worked in this position as a substitute since April, Will has made an outstanding impression on students, parents, and faculty.

 
The View from the Top of the Steps
Monday, June 9, 2014

Though it sometimes felt as if it would never happen, summer has arrived! With the regular school year now at an end, please note the following information about operations during the summer months. I will be working regular hours at the school from July 7 through the December break. Andy Deyell will be joining us starting July 1. Summer hours for the office are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

 
Code Dependent
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Students have been visiting the computer lab not just as computer users but as computer programmers—practicing coding skills they’ve been learning as part of an addition to the technology curriculum. On a recent morning, seventh graders could be found applying basic coding concepts such as sequencing, looping, and conditionals in tutorials that were playful and fun.

 
Spring Cleaning
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Seventh graders spent a morning on the bike path the runs along Scajaquada Creek, picking up trash and witnessing the pollution—and the potential—that exists in the creek and its surroundings. 

The trip capped off their study of water and water ecology and made many of the concepts they learned come to life.

 
Two for Two
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

During the Winter Olympics in February, Prep II students dove into an in-depth study of the games, which then spurred a secondary fascination with NBC and The Today Show. Last Thursday morning, they took a trip to the WGRZ Channel 2 headquarters to further explore the world of newscasting.

 
About the Author
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Picture a coffeehouse literary reading by a famous author, sunlight streaming in through the windows as the confident writer shares his or her work with a captive audience. That was the scene in our library last week as the fourth graders celebrated some very important authors: themselves.

 
Putting the “Art” in Partnership
Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Junior Docent Program, which brings EFS seventh graders into the Burchfield Penney Art Center to train and serve as skilled tour guides, will be highlighted in a special exhibition this summer by the US Department of Education.  

 
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