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.
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Student Author: Anastasia Sotiropoulos '19
Happy National French Week! The Upper School celebrated the French language and culture through a table setup in the commons and a presentation in Chapel. During the presentation, multiple French club members gave reflections about the impact French has had on their lives. From being able to connect with people they normally couldn't through the language to being immersed in French culture through historical monuments and delicious cuisine, their stories inspired everyone.
Student Authors: Amanda Warren '18 and Sydney Rezaie '19
On November 8th, Seniors signed letters of commitment to further their academic and athletic careers at the Division One level! Pictured here are Lily Charnes (Oregon Lacrosse), Matt Jones (Villanova Tennis), Kristen Leland (University of Virginia Volleyball), and Chase Toldeo (University of Utah Lacrosse). We are so proud of our classmates and can’t wait to celebrate our other student athletes as the year continues. Go Eagles!
Student Author: Mackenzie Fain-Parish '19
Dance at ESD can be taken in Middle and Upper School. In Middle School, dance can be one of the Fine Arts rotations chosen. In addition to rotations, there is an Honors Dance Program, which allows students to continue dancing outside of their rotation. They meet after school throughout the school year. In Upper School, dance can count as either a Fine Arts credit or an Athletics credit. We meet four days out of the week at 7:30 in the morning. Ms. Dawson teaches ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and modern/contemporary. She also invites guest choreographers to come in and teach us combinations. Back in September, a choreographer came in and taught us a jazz-funk combination! This picture is from College Dance Day which took place at Collin College. We took two classes in the morning, one in the afternoon and then finished the day with a small showcase with students from participating schools and Collin College.
Student Author: Alexandra Everbach '19
The ESD Upper School Fall Play, "Anatomy of Gray," has been going great! Our first performance was Thursday, and we have one more on Saturday. It's been so amazing to work with such a talented group of actors and directors!
Student Author: Allison Herring '19
Mr. Varvir's AP Physics class used flying cows, yes you heard that right, to calculate circular motion. We do labs once a week to keep the class hands on!
Student Author: William '25
I'm so lucky that my Senior Buddy is a Wingman. For Homecoming, the Seniors who are Wingmen invited their Fifth-grade buddies and we got to run across the field right before the game. It was an awesome experience being able to do such a fun thing!
Student Authors: Sarah Morrow '20 and Emma Boeckman '19
During Flex yesterday, all advisories in the Upper School participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. The Larsen Advisory took it to a whole other level using spray paint and devil horns that Mr. Larsen carved himself while the Bottoms advisory made The Wicked Witch of the West! What a great way to kick off the Halloween season!
Student Author: Abby Brand '20
Homecoming week has begun! Monday's dress theme--preppy versus surfer--was a great success with people dressing up in a range of professional golfers to sharks. Tuesday was career day and many people dressed up as bakers, flight attendants, business men and women, and so on. In addition to having a dress day yesterday, we also celebrated Homecoming week with free snow cones, payed for by our student council. It's been a great start to the week and I can't wait for more!
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!
Student Author: Annie Sawers '19
The Juniors headed out to ESD's Wolf Run this past Thursday, beginning their Wolf Run projects. For the project, they will write both a History and an English paper about a change in the 19th century. The old houses at the ranch served as a look into life during that time and helped the students gather information for their projects.
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