THE ESD EXPERIENCE: Student Ambassadors
This blog is written by our students. We think they are top notch! Here they share the ESD Experience in their own words.
Student Author: Sarah Kate Massey '18
Since today was such a beautiful day, my English class read The Great Gatsby outside next to the quarry! My whole class really enjoys this book and enjoying the nice day while reading a classic made for a great class.
Student Authors: ESD Primer Students
We celebrated the 101st day of school today! We got to dress up as 101 dalmatians, have snacks in dog bowls and choose our own puppy name!
Student Authors: ESD Kindergarten Students
To ESD Kindergarten students, Valentine's Day means... friendship and love!
Student Author: Reese Vandeven '17
Every year, Seniors that have been involved in some form of AP Art have a show and reception in the Frank building. I went to my first show as a Freshman and have watched students before me present their work. It was surreal that I was a part of my own, ELEVATE this year. Each of us presented some of our portfolios that demonstrated how we have grown as artists and our journey at ESD. Being able to share our hard work with friends, family, and each other, made the time we devoted well worth it. What will be one of the saddest parts about leaving ESD will be not being a part of such an incredible fine arts program anymore!
Student Author: Sydney Helbing '17
This is a picture of Me and Charlotte North on basketball senior night! We play all three sports together and have even been playing basketball together since 2nd grade. We're the only two seniors and captains this year. Senior night was really sad because it's our last basketball season together ever. Except we did play Hockaday and beat them which is always fun!
Student Authors: Biz Newsom '20 and Sydney Helbing '17
Today, I went to Stephen Foster Elementary, ESD's sister school, with my class and we were put into 4th grade classrooms. We read "The Lorax" to the students and then did an arts and crafts project about the book. I had so much fun and look forward to going back!
Este es Rivas y yo a la Foster Elementary. We are in Spanish 5 and go to the elementary school every day 6 and teach los estudiantes!! They are so cute and we are building a relationship with them which is really cool. We help them with their English by grading their work, reading them books, and other fun things. Nos gusta foster elementary!!!
Student Author: Tommy Hessel '17
The program I went on is called Envision: Presidential Inaugural Leadership Summit. It hosted 2,500 students and had several prominent speakers like Carly Fiorina, Colin Powell, Martin O'Malley, and Abby Wambach to name a few.
Student Author: Peyton Jeter '18 and Mason Gosslee '19
We had a special schedule today to allow students to gather around to watch the presidential inauguration. We are all so excited to see this historical event unfold.
With the inauguration of Donald Trump, the school gathered in the commons to listen to the speech and view an interesting and monumental part of history.
Student Authors: Savannah Crow '17, Sydney Helbing '17 and Holmes Davis '17
Once a month, we celebrate the Senior birthdays by having a themed Rally Day. Today was 80's themed and we had yummy pasta, a fun photobooth, raffles and more! It's a fun tradition we look forward to each month!
Student Author: John Heldman '19
Well, I’m finally home from the best three months of my life. It’s hard to fit the full experience of Swiss Semester into anything less than a book, but in short it was the experience of a lifetime that has shaped me and will continue to impact me for the rest of my life. From September 8th to December 8th, I was able to make life long friends, and do things most people never have a chance to do. We did everything including: hiking, rock climbing, skiing, ice climbing, helicopter rides, summit ascents, biking, international travel, much more, and occasionally a little school. It was an absolutely incredible experience that ESD was able to offer to me, and I will never forget the friends I made, the fun I had, or the lessons I learned.
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