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.
ADDITIONAL EAGLE BLOGS:
Student Authors: Arrington Nelson '20 and Abby Brand '20
Saturday marked ESD's annual Spooktacular, a carnival for the Lower School students! For the second year in a row, it took place outside at the Upper School Campus. Although it is targeted for Lower School students, the whole school gets involved. For example, the cheerleaders manned the cakewalk and other stations like hair painting and cast decorating while other US students ran the carnival games. With food, friends, and games, I don't know if the day could have gone any better!
Faculty Author: ESD Office of Admission
A Fourth grade tradition at ESD is our annual pumpkin decorating contest! Which pumpkin will win most creative design? Most humorous design? Best Halloween design?
Teacher Author: Mrs. Cannata
Kindergarteners are starting to learn about Texas! We are playing 'Name that Texan' where the students look at baby pictures of everybody in our class and try to guess who's who!
Student Author: Kindergarten student
We LOVE picnic lunch day!
Student Author: Lily Grace Hoodis '20
Last Friday, ESD hosted the fourth annual Fiesta Friday before the varsity football game. The Fiesta was so fun because the Lower, Middle and Upper school were all in the same place to celebrate. It was also a very exciting night because announcements regarding the Lower School moving onto the Middle and Upper School campus were made! Over 2,000 parents, students, alumni, alumni parents, teachers, staff, grandparents, and friends were on hand to commend the special occasion. We are lucky to have the Parents' Association who helped put the event together and for the 400 students, teachers, staff, and volunteers who made the pregame show one for the books! Clark the Eagle also made a special appearance!
Author: ESD Office of Admission
Varsity Football players visited the Lower School classrooms this morning to get everyone excited for Fiesta Friday. ESD Beginners say, "GO EAGLES!"
Student Author: Story Langston '19
ESD high school, middle school and lower school students, as well as alumni, came together with members from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church to create meal bags which will be donated to the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Hosted in our very own dining commons, hundreds of thousands of bags were made over the span of 4 hours. The bags consisted of noodles, tomato sauce packets, and soy protein that boils in the water so the meal is filling and nutritious.
Faculty Author: Girls on the Run Sponsor
Girls on the Run kicked off the fall season this week on our lower school campus! Girls on the Run is a national program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The season culminates with a 5K run!
Kindergarten students learned about the moon with Mr. Horn, LS Early Childhood Science teacher.
"Wow, did you know you can see the moon even in the day time? That's because the moon never goes away!"
Student Author: Brooklyn Singer '25
Ms. Neil's 5th grade science class dropped what they were doing and came running when they heard about a large spider devouring a locust in it's web in the Quarry Courtyard window. Ms. Neil explained that the spider would turn the locust guts to liquid and then suck them out. We talked about how the exoskeleton would then simply dry out and be useless. We went outside to take pics of the spider so we could go back to class and identify what kind of spider it is. This is my first year at ESD and it was really cool to run out of class and go learn from something you don't see everyday.
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