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 Authors: Middle Schoolers
We are spreading the Christmas cheer in November! Today during Flex, we wanted to help make cards for Jacob, a sick boy in the hospital who Mr. Jenkins spoke about in Chapel today. It makes us happy knowing that we are going to make someone else happy! Jacob's motto is "Live life like a penguin" - what a great motto to live by! We are so excited to share holiday cheer with Jacob!
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 Authors: Seventh Grade Theater Students
The power of words makes the pictures and stories really come to life. The shrieks from the audience made me happy on our ghost story show day! Reader's Theater is so fun.
Faculty Author: ESD Office of Admission
For Halloween, the Middle Schoolers dressed up by advisories and boy were there some funny ideas! Here are just a few of the creative costumes, including Noah's Ark Rejects, Tacky Tourists, a Trophy Case and one of ESD's very own Coach Gardener(s)!
Faculty Author: ESD Office of Admission
Ms. Back's Fifth-grade Advisory dressed up as snuggly, cuddly animals on this chilly Halloween day! Thanks to our parents who came out and decorated!
Student Authors: Tessa '25 and Jess '25
This quarter, we did a "Thriller Flash Mob" in dance class and it was crazy. It took our class only 3 days to learn the dance. We thought it would be easy to perform at lunch because we performed in front of each other during class, but it was much harder than we thought. There was so many people and I knew a lot of them. I could not stop laughing. I laughed so hard that I was barely able to dance. It was a fun time and I can't wait to see what else we do in dance class! We really appreciate all the amazing opportunities we get during our electives. In dance, you get to push yourself to learn lots of new choreography and test your courage during the performance. “The Thriller Flash Mob” was an example of one of the many great things we get to do in dance class under the guidance of Ms. Dawson. It was so much fun showing our classmates a bit of what we have already accomplished during our time at dance class.
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