This morning and for the first time in ESD’s history, all three divisions joined on Stoffel Commons for a school-wide Opening Convocation chapel service. This order of this service was the result of the hard work and conversations of one of the Student Advisory Councils, whose hope is that this will be a new school tradition for ESD.
Since the school’s conception in 1974, our founder Father Stephen Swann had a vision that one day all ages of ESD students would be united on one campus. Today’s service was a celebration, as we see Father Swann’s dream finally come to fruition. Director of Outdoor Education Eddie Eason, now in his 38th year at The Episcopal School of Dallas, addressed the school with words of gratitude and thanks.
“I thought I had experienced everything, but seeing the Lower School students and teachers, and that magnificent building on this campus made me realize what we had been missing here on Merrell the last 41 years,” said Mr. Eason. “Lower School, your daily presence here makes us whole.”
For the momentous occasion, each division, as well as faculty and staff, donned t-shirts in bold colors. The colors of these shirts represent the interior colors of the new Lower School building, which made the morning even more special and colorful.
We can’t wait to see what the rest of this year, and the years to come, have in store for our school. As Mr. Eason said during the ceremony this morning, “Let’s celebrate our storied past, an even brighter future, and one heartbeat.” Go Eagles!