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A Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Ages 3 Through Grade 12

Episcopal School of Dallas

A Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Ages 3 Through Grade 12

Representative Academic Teams and Clubs
Team: Robotics 7/8
Sponsor: Cassie Nutter
Meetings: Class Time and Saturday mornings
Location: Cook 104
Grade Levels: 7/8


Club: Community Service
Sponsor: Courtney Phelps
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Lunch/Advisory, and as announced
Location: Outside the Dining Commons
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Join this club anytime to serve the community by participating in service projects such as wrapping gifts for Meals on Wheels, making dolls for Scottish Rite Hospital, and making snack bags for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.
Organization: MS HONORS DANCE
Sponsor: Glen Dawson
Meetings: Mondays 3:30 - 6:00
Location: Dance Studio
Grade Levels: 6-8
Description: A National Dance Program designed to promote a desire for life-long learning, dance, and the appreciation of dance as an art form. Learn dance styles with opportunities to perform and attend National Honors Convention. Members are chosen by audition, grades, points earned in dance to be inducted into the organization which is recognized Nationally.
Club: Middle School Diversity
Sponsor: Joumana Arraj
Meetings: TBD h 7:40 - 8:10 a.m
Location: North Dining Room
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Diversity club creates a cultivating and culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued, respected, appreciated and celebrated. During that time we should also incorporate conversations that will occur around recent events and other topics related to social justice.

Club: Middle School Student Council
Sponsor: Nelly Kaakaty and Ellen Back
Meetings: Thursdays at both MS Lunches
Location: Dining Commons/Library
Grade Levels: Grades 5 - 8 (three officers and 16 grade level representatives)
Description:   Student leadership and service organization for the Middle School through effective action and programs.

Club: Junior Youth and Government
Sponsor: Eliza Martin
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday after school from 4-5
Location: Room J
Grade Levels: 6, 7, and 8
Description: If you want to learn how the government works or want to learn how a bill becomes a law in America, Junior Youth and Government is a program for you (and your friends). It is open to 6, 7, and 8 grade students who come together, write bills or proposals that are evaluated on their research, credibility, and arguability. There are two major competitions during the year, the second of which is in Austin at the capitol building. This club will challenge you to think about contemporary issues and come up with solutions that create a greater society. How do you want to impact your community?

Club: Speech and Debate
Sponsors: Nelly Kaakaty
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Location: Room 14
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Your voice deserves to be heard! Students can choose from a range of speech and debate events to compete in, such as public forum debate, original oratory, poetry, prose, impromptu speaking, and much more! Anyone interested in public speaking, persuasion, theatre, writing, or improving their presentation and critical thinking skills would enjoy this club. We are a tight-knit group and compete in local tournaments against other middle school programs. All are welcome!
Club: Middle School French
Sponsor: Joumana Arraj
Meetings: TBD 7:40- 8:10
Location: TBD
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: We will watch French movies and cartoons, listen to French music, taste French foods etc.
Club: Book Club
Sponsor: Ellen Back
Meetings: First Monday of the Month, 7:30am-8:00am
Location: Library Fireplace
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Why should you join book club? Reading can help you enhance your reasoning skills, understand complex problem and be more empathetic. Please join us each month in the library for a fun and engaging book discussion! (Source: Fast Company magazine)

Club: Introduction to Strings
Sponsor: Adrian Demian
Meetings: Mondays 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Frank 104
Grades: 5 - 8
Description: Learn how to play violin, viola, cello or bass. No experience necessary!

Club: Developing Strings
Sponsor: Adrian Demian
Meetings: Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Frank 104
Grades: 5 - 8
Description: For violin, viola, cello or bass players with basic skills (e.g., know how to hold the instrument/bow)
Club: Advanced Strings
Sponsor: Adrian Demian
Meetings: Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00
Location: Frank 104
Grades: 5 - 8
Description: For students with years of violin, viola, cello, or bass playing experience, and who are taking private lessons.

Club: Science Club
Sponsor: Ellen Neill and Marissa Infante
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:15-8:00
Location: Room 1
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Come help problem solve, design, experiment, cultivate, and be a part of all things science!

Club: Math Team
Sponsor: MS Math Teachers
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 - 8:10
Location: Grade 5 - Room 8
Grades 6-8 - Room 11
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description:     ESD Math Teams will participate in Math Olympiad!  Join us as we prepare for the competition.

Club: Fifth and Sixth Grade Honor Choir
Sponsor: Susan Wiles
Meetings: Wednesday 3:30-4:30
Location: Choir Room
Grade Levels: Fifth and Sixth Grades
Description: Honor Choir prepares for the TPSMEA Children’s Honor Choir performance in November.  They also sing for Lessons and Carols.
Club: Seventh and Eighth Grade Honor Choir
Sponsor: Susan Wiles
Meetings: Wednesday 4:30-5:30
Location: Choir Room
Grade Level: Seventh and Eighth Grades
Description: This choir is for the purpose of preparing auditions for the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Choir.  Auditions are due in early October, and the festival is in November. This group will also perform at Lessons and Carols.
Club: Middle School Literary Magazine
Sponsor: Middle School English Teachers
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7:30-8:00
Location: Jill Sayre’s Room 5 (Or if we can get the collaboration station, that might
work better.)
Grade Level: 5-8
Description: The (new!) magazine will incorporate selected work from the Writers’ Forum as well as year-round student submission. With a different theme every month, students will learn to write in a variety of modes and styles. Members of the club will read student-submitted work and choose a selection to be featured in the literary magazine at the end of the year.  
Club: Best Friends Animal Society/World Wildlife Club
Sponsor: Ellen Back
Meetings: First Friday of the Month, 7:30am-8:00am
Location: Library Fireplace
Grade Levels: 5-8
Description: Do you love animals? Do you want to help make the world a better place for animals by raising awareness and building knowledge? Then you should join the Best Friends Animal Society/World Wildlife Club!




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This message from Mr. Lutken includes what to watch for and a special reminder.
The ESD Board of Directors names new members; thanks those retiring. We appreciate your service!

Lower School

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Dallas, Texas, 75225

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4100 Merrell Road
Dallas, Texas, 75229

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