Please see below for upcoming dates and information through January 2019 for Middle School families. To view the Middle School Daily Schedule, click here.
July 18: ESDPA Resale Shop Open (outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium); 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Please note the location change for the ESDPA Resale Shop for 2018-19. It is now located outside of the Haggar Family Gymnasium, next to the Middle School boys' locker room. If you need help with finding this new outpost for the Resale Shop, please stop by the front desk and someone can direct you.
July 20: Deadline for Fall 2018 Sports Fellowship Sign-Up; open to students in Pre-K through grade 6. Click here to sign-up. Please contact Coach Tollison with questions.
Week of July 23: Middle School Textbook Ordering Instructions will be sent out.
July 26-28: Alumni Musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"; 7:30 p.m. in the Bray Performance Hall. Please note that this production is rated PG-13. Click here to buy tickets!
August 1: "Getting Ready for School Checklist" will be sent out; this email will also include a time-sensitive parent directory proof.
August 1: ESDPA Volunteer Sign-up Opens
August 1: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 7:45-9:45 a.m.
August 7-8: Fifth Grade Parent Sessions with Chelle Wabrek, various times. Click here to RSVP.
August 13: The Eagle's Nest Opens. Click here for back-to-school hours and more information.
August 15: Middle School (Seventh- and Eighth-Grade) Football Begins. Please contact Jay Michael if your student is interested in the seventh-grade football program.
August 15: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 17: Middle School Advisor and Schedule Information Released
August 19: Junior Class Car Wash at the Merrell Road Campus (in support of Prom 2019); 3:00-5:00 p.m.
August 20: Middle School New Student Orientation; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
August 20: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
August 20: Middle School Back-to-School Night for Parents; 6:00-8:15 p.m.
August 21: Middle School Advisory Lunch and Lockers; 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
August 21: ESDPA Resale Shop Open; 1:00-3:00 p.m.
August 22: Classes Begin (Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School)
August 22: Seventh- and Eighth-Grade Cross Country, Field Hockey, and Volleyball Begin
August 26-30: Eighth-Grade Colorado Trip
August 31: No School for Eighth Grade
September 3: Labor Day – School Holiday
September 5: Fifth Grade at Wolf Run
September 6: Sixth Grade at Wolf Run
September 7: ESDPA Middle School Parent Coffee; 8:15 a.m., location TBD
September 10-11: Yearbook Photos for Middle School
September 12: Seventh Grade at Wolf Run
September 17: ESDPA Speaker Series featuring Amy Blankston; 12:00 p.m. at the Lower School and 7:00 p.m. at the Merrell Road Campus. Click here to RSVP.
September 18: Quarter 1 Midpoint
September 20: Head of School Installation; 10:00 a.m. in the Competition Gymnasium. Grades 4 through 12 will attend. Click here for more information about the event.
September 26-27: Fifth Grade Boys Overnight at Wolf Run
September 27: Fifth Grade at Wolf Run
October 2: Middle and Upper School Dance Performance, "Art in Motion"; 6:00 p.m.
October 4: Eighth Grade Community Service Trips
October 4: Middle School Early Release at 12:05 p.m., Faculty In-service Following
October 5-8: Fall Break
October 10: Special Programming Day
October 15: All School Fall Choir Concert
October 17: Middle School End of First Quarter
October 18: Quarter 2 Begins
October 22-25: Sixth Grade Washington D.C. Trip
October 24: Middle and Upper School Band Concert (Grades 7-12)
October 26: No School for Sixth Grade
October 26: Homecoming Community Events and Varsity Football Game
October 31: Middle School and Upper School Conference Day (No Classes for Students)
November 5-8: Seventh Grade Hill Country Trip
November 9: No School for Seventh Grade
November 15: Sixth Grade to Dinosaur Valley
November 16: Quarter 2 Midpoint
November 16: Grandparents and Grandfriends' Day for Middle School; 1:00 p.m.
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Admission Preview for Lower, Middle, and Upper School on the Merrell Road Campus
December 4: Middle and Upper School Dance Performance; 6:00 p.m. in the Bray Performance Hall
December 10: Middle and Upper School Band and Strings Concert
December 14: Lessons and Carols; 2:00 p.m. in the Competition Gymnasium
December 18-19: Sixth Grade Girls Overnight at Wolf Run
December 19: Sixth Grade to Wolf Run
December 20: Exams Grades 7 – 8
December 20: Middle School Last Day of Class, Early Release at 12:00 p.m.
December 20: End of First Semester
December 21-January 7: Christmas Break
January 7: Faculty and Staff In-service
January 8: Classes Resume, Beginning of Quarter 3 and Second Semester