News & Events

Engineering the Future

In STEAM class, Merrick’s 3-4 students are blending practical decision-making with entrepreneurship. Working in small teams, they’ve been challenged to build cubbies for the kindergarteners, a prospect that will unfold in its entirety by (probably) winter break....

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Knot Your Average Art Class

In Keri’s art class, 7-8 students are currently immersed in a macramé and design project inspired by the Quipu system, an Incan method of knot-tying and threadworks that functions as a form of language and storage of ideas. The Incas did not produce a written...

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The Moxie Strings Visit EMS to Work With Students

The Moxie Strings, an eclectic performance duo, visited EMS last week as part of their national tour to schools and concert venues. The pair, Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, were both classically trained from a young age and each hold Bachelor of Music degrees. In adding...

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How Does She Get Those Kids to Enjoy Being So Quiet? 

The merits of mindfulness begin at a young age, as evident in Jen's 1-2 class. As critical to their cognitive development and long-term strategies in the classroom, Jen's students learn to thoughtfully appreciate their thinking, itself, a process rooted in the...

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Fun with Scientific Measurements

 As critical to their work in the STEAM lab (and functioning in international circles) for years to come, last week Beth took on the important task of introducing the 3-4 class to the metric system. As Americans, the Magpies, of course, are all-too-familiar with the...

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8th Grade Fall Trip: Field Notes

Monday: Plans have changed, last-minute, and the original concept for full packs in the Zirkel Circle needs adjustment. Weather forecasts indicate that Wednesday will include snow above 8500 ft, 40 mph winds, and a high of 41. Hence, we've decided to forego the...

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EMS Family Fun Sunday, September 22 from 3-5pm

EMS families, Please join us to soak up the sun and have some family fun at Land Up at the base of Steamboat Ski Resort on Sunday, September 22 from 3-5pm. Bring some chairs, blankets, coolers and your whole family to enjoy a beautiful fall day. The Land Up activities...

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Beinvenido Josh Walters

Emerald's new Spanish teacher, Josh Walters, offered an engaging introduction to his particular methods during the opening week of classes. He strives to present high-level thinking within personalized, informal, and real-world applications. His students are made to...

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Many Thanks to our Derby Party Sponsors!

Emerald Partner: $5,000
Anonymous
Benefactor: $2,500
Craig-Sheckman Family Foundation
Supporter Sponsor: $1,000
Rex’s Family of Restaurants
Nerman Family Foundation
Friend: $500
Steamboat Arts, LLC
Mark & Cari Hermacinski

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Emerald’s Derby Party, May 3rd!

Please join us at Rex's American Grill and Bar for an evening of fun, great food, drinks & awesome silent auction items. Put on your hats, searsucker suits, and come celebrate at Emerald's Derby Party. Friday, May 3rd, 6:30 p.m. at Rex's. Tickets are $50 and...

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Parents Night Out, Friday March 29th

Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast at EMS under the care of our middle schoolers. We’ll provide games, activities, pizza, and a movie. $20 per child, and all proceeds benefit the 8th Grade spring trip to D.C.

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