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ESD's Upper School musical production, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," opens next weekend! Performances will run from March 1-3, at 7:00 p.m. on March 1 and 2, and 2:00 p.m. on March 3. The cast and crew of "Cinderella" has been hard at work all semester making this a spectacular show. Don't miss out on musical fun for the whole family, right in your own neighborhood!

Tickets, which are $5 each, are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by clicking here. We hope to see you there!

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ESD's Youth and Government students returned to campus today following their participation in the four-day Youth and Government State Conference in Austin. Many students received individual recognition for their performance, and ESD was awarded Premier Delegation for the fifth year in a row.

?"It was the best performance in my five years as Youth and Government advisor, and possibly since ESD's participation in the program," said Mark Oglesby. "With only one senior this year, the future of the program looks bright."

Five out of 11 participating Youth and Government students earned individual recognition this weekend. Zander Knight '21 earned Distinguished Delegate in Legislative (House). Knight also had his bill make the House docket, but was unable to present it to the full House due to time. Nick Harapanahalli '20 earned Distinguished Delegate in State Affairs. Harapanahalli was also the first ESD student to present his proposal in General Assembly and was one of five to pass General Assembly as well. Wesley Banks '18 and Brian Jones '20 took home 3rd Place Appellate team (equivalent of Distinguished Delegate) and qualified for the National Judicial Conference this summer, while Anastasia Sotiropoulos '19 was awarded Outstanding Club Delegate.

Appointed section coordinators also helped guide their fellow students throughout the weekend. Sriya Dodda '19 (Legislative Coordinator), Meera Gangasani '20 (State Affairs Coordinator), and Brian Jones '20 (Judicial Coordinator) had a tremendous impact on the course of the competition through advice and preparation assistance.

Both the individual and team successes at the State Competition bode well for the future of the Youth and Government program at ESD, and it will be exciting to see how the program grows from here. 

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Varsity Volleyball coach Laura Gomez officially holds the most wins in a single varsity sport in ESD's athletic history. In her 17th season with the school this year, Coach Gomez surpassed the original record of 322 wins, previously held in varsity soccer, and now has 335 wins with the volleyball team.

This year's Volleyball captains Kristen Leland '18, who has committed to play volleyball at the collegiate level next year for UVA, Izzy Siragusa '18, and Kathryn Smith '18 are thrilled with their coach's historic achievement.

"Coach Gomez not only has coached me to be a better player but a better person as well both on and off the court," says Smith. "She gets us to believe in ourselves and inspires us to do more than we think we can. I have learned so much from her and I am so grateful for everything she has done for our team and for ESD volleyball."

Last year Coach Gomez reached her milestone 300th varsity win with ESD against Dallas Christian Academy, and with another season full of wins under her belt, she has no plans on stopping anytime soon.

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It’s more than a diploma at The Episcopal School of Dallas. Join us for an upcoming upper school admission event and see why. The next Upper School admission tour is November, 15 at 1:30 p.m. Additional tours will be held December 6 and January 10. For a full list of dates and times, please visit the RSVP link below.

RSVP to attend at www.esdallas.org/admissionevents

Founded in 1974, The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. The four Hallmarks of an ESD Education are academic rigor and excellence, a strong sense of community, an understanding of self, and a faith-informed foundation of values.

ESD’s diverse and inclusive student population of 1,145 students in grades Beginner (age 3) through grade 12 enjoy small class sizes and an overall student/teacher ratio of 7:1.  In addition to a robust, college preparatory curriculum, students attend daily chapel, participate in age-appropriate community service projects, and grow at Wolf Run, our 300+ acre outdoor education campus.

UPPER SCHOOL (Ninth-Twelfth Grade)

The Upper School offers an array of transformative experiences that foster the pursuit of academic excellence within a strong, supportive community. With more than 26 AP classes, 400 student-leadership opportunities, 44 clubs, 33 upper-level arts courses, and 19 sports offered, ESD honor’s and encourages each student’s individual talents and interests. Our community is bound by the principles of honor, respect, and integrity. For more information on Upper School curriculum, visit www.esdallas.org/upperschool 

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It’s more than a diploma at The Episcopal School of Dallas. Join us for an upcoming admission event and see why. The next Middle School campus tour is November 15 at 8:30 a.m. Additional tours will be held December 6 and January 10. For a full list of dates and times, please visit the RSVP link below.

RSVP to attend at www.esdallas.org/admissionevents

Founded in 1974, The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. The four Hallmarks of an ESD Education are academic rigor and excellence, a strong sense of community, an understanding of self, and a faith-informed foundation of values.

ESD’s diverse and inclusive student population of 1,145 students in grades Beginner (age 3) through grade 12 enjoy small class sizes and an overall student/teacher ratio of 7:1.  In addition to a robust, college preparatory curriculum, students attend daily chapel, participate in age-appropriate community service projects, and grow at Wolf Run, our 300+ acre outdoor education campus.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Fifth-Eighth Grade)

The Middle School provides each student the opportunity to develop superior academic skills within a safe environment grounded by high expectations of honorable conduct and self-discipline. ESD believes students learn best when they are challenged and nurtured by enthusiastic teachers who inspire the belief that learning and curiosity are joyful. For more information, please visit www.esdallas.org/middleschool.

Hear from Alumni why it's about more than a diploma at ESD: www.esdallas.org/morethanadiploma

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Students at The Episcopal School of Dallas had the opportunity to hear from a very special guest on campus this week. Dr. Karambu Ringera, founder of the NGO International Peace Initiatives (IPI) and partner of Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder, visited with all divisions to speak about her organization and experiences.

Dr. Ringera spoke to several Upper School classes on Monday, including World Cultures, World History, Ethics, and US Constitution where she was able to connect what our students are learning in the classroom to a more global discussion. She talked to students about the work that IPI does in Kenya, empowering women, educating and inspiring orphans, and creating thriving, resilient, and sustainable communities where there is often little hope due HIV/AIDS and poverty. The overall goal of IPI is to improve livelihood and enhance quality of life, which can and should be a goal for communities and governments around the world. She emphasized that dreaming big is the key to success when it comes to almost anything; whether it's a small project or changing the world. "If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough," she explained.

Student members of the Women's Studies Club and World Affairs Club were invited to join Dr. Ringera for lunch as well, where they were able to discuss some of the global issues our world facing today.

On Tuesday, Dr. Ringera returned to ESD's Merrell Road Campus to speak in both Middle and Upper School chapel services before heading down to the Lower School Campus to work with fourth graders on leadership and problem-solving. Students learned about the topography and diverse culture of Kenya, and were presented with the challenges the country is currently facing. Fourth graders worked together on a design project where they built models to represent a challenging statistic that leader might have to solve around, and then they brainstormed and built into their model possible creative solutions, using their own unique ideas and building on the ideas that Dr. Ringera had share from her own experience.

"Dr. Ringera started with nothing and with almost no support, and developed programs in her community to support and empower women and to protect children that now resonate far outside their original reach," said Eleanor Arnold, an Upper School history teacher and Chair of ESD's Global Competency Council. "I hope our students see from her example that they too can have an impact to make the world better for themselves and others, and that local problems right here in Dallas are waiting for them to address."

Thank you to Dr. Ringera for sharing your story, work, and experiences with The Episcopal School of Dallas this week. Your words and actions are inspiring.

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It’s more than a diploma at The Episcopal School of Dallas. See for yourself by joining us for the Lower School Admission Preview for ages 3 through grade 4 on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at 4344 Colgate Avenue, Dallas, TX 75225

RSVP to attend at www.esdallas.org/admissionevents

Founded in 1974, The Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD) prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. The four Hallmarks of an ESD Education are academic rigor and excellence, a strong sense of community, an understanding of self, and a faith-informed foundation of values.

ESD’s diverse and inclusive student population of 1,145 students in grades Beginner (age 3) through grade 12 enjoy small class sizes and an overall student/teacher ratio of 7:1.  In addition to a robust, college preparatory curriculum, students attend daily chapel, participate in age-appropriate community service projects, and grow at Wolf Run, our 300+ acre outdoor education campus.

LOWER SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Students learn best through the active pursuit of knowledge and the relevant application of that knowledge. We believe this is best achieved in a community that fosters critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, personal responsibility, and intellectual risk-taking in a safe and open environment. ESD educators endeavor to guide students through inquiry-based, real-world learning experiences that yield enduring understanding and encourage students to become life-long learners in an ever-changing global society. Our goal in the Early Childhood and Elementary grades is to create a challenging academic environment that also allows each child to develop his or her own unique talents and abilities. The curriculum design is guided by the belief that active, hands-on experiences emphasizing the relationship among disciplines make learning most meaningful for young children. Learning experiences are organized to maintain continuity in learning and to ensure that the treatment of concepts grows in complexity and generality as the student develops. We strive to design and implement a program that encourages students to make connections, ask questions, solve problems and think independently. For detailed Lower School curriculum information, please visit www.esdallas.org/lowerschool.

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