One week out...

We are just one week from the first day of school and we're looking forward to having everyone back at the Schoolhouse. This week kicks off with our Middle and Upper School Fall Welcome Dinners (tonight and tomorrow night, respectively) and finishes with Council retreat days on Thursday and Friday for members of Academic, Honor, Community Life, Service, and Vestry.

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Top stories:

  • INTRODUCING: Jason Brooks, ESLA's new Dean of Students

  • CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • COLLEGE VISITS & PREP

  • ATHLETICS SCHEDULE

  • REGISTRAR REMINDER: Health forms due


Introduction: 

Jason Brooks, ESLA's new Dean of Students

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From Mr. Brooks:

"My name is Jason Brooks and I’ll be serving as the new Dean of Students. I’m excited to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year at ESLA! To give you a better sense of my background, I'd like to share a piece of my story with you.

In my fifteen years of working in schools, I’ve taught world languages (Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and French) and coached myriad sports, including football, basketball, lacrosse, and cross country. I’ve also had the good fortune to have worked in a number of different school communities; each with their own missional focus. In short, my hope is that my experience will be an asset as we begin this journey together."

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Brooks to the ESLA community!


Calendar of Events:

Further event details HERE.

Thursday, August 25 & Friday, August 26: Council Retreat Days

All current members of Academic, Honor, Community Life, and Service Councils, and Vestry will take part in two days of leadership training. Details below.

Monday, August 29: First Day of School

WELCOME BACK!

Thursday, September 1, 6-8pm: CONVOCATION in the ESLA Sports Arena (Back Lot)

All students are required to attend in their formal uniform dress. Families are encouraged to attend, as well. There will be a reception with light refreshments after the service. 

Monday, September 12 - Tuesday,September 13: 6th Grade Retreat

Students must be dropped off at the Schoolhouse on 9/12 by 7:00 AM.
Pick up is at the Schoolhouse on 9/13 at 5:00 PM.

Monday, September 26 - Tuesday, September 27: 7th Grade Retreat

Students must be dropped off at the Schoolhouse on 9/26 by 7:00 AM.
Pick up is at the Schoolhouse on 9/27 at 5:00 PM.


College Visits & Preparation

We have a slew of college visits planned for the Fall. Current schedule is below - more visits will likely be added over the next few weeks. All Seniors are required to attend each visit. Juniors may sign up for visits in which they are interested. Sign-up information will be forthcoming. 

TESTING REMINDER for Seniors retaking the ACT: Registration deadline for the October 22 ACT (which is recommended for all Seniors who want to improve their April scores) is September 16.

College Visits as of 8-22-16

Athletics Schedule

AFTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS  – Aug. 29 - Sept. 12

AUGUST 29TH – VOLLEYBALL TASTER (GIRLS ONLY)
AUGUST 30TH- CROSS COUNTRY TASTER(EVERYONE)
AUGUST 31ST – UPPER SCHOOL SQUASH TRYOUTS
SEPTEMBER 1ST – CONVOCATION – NO SPORTS
 
SEPTEMBER 6TH – VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS
SEPTEMBER 7TH – CROSS COUNTRY TRYOUTS/ HS VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE
SEPTEMBER 8TH- FIRST UPPER SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL GAME
 
SEPTEMBER 12TH – NORMAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE BEGINS

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REGULAR WEEKLY AFTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE  - MICHAELMAS TERM

Starting Sept. 12

Mondays

  • Cross Country 4pm-5pm

  • Middle School Girls’ Volleyball 4pm-5pm

  • Upper School Girls’ Volleyball 5pm-6pm

  • Basketball 4pm-5pm

Tuesdays

  • Cross Country 4pm-5pm

  • Flag Rugby 4pm-5pm

  • Middle School Squash 4:30pm- 6pm

  • Upper School Squash 4:30pm -6pm

Wednesdays

  • Middle School Girls’ Volleyball 4pm-5pm

  • Upper School Girls’ Volleyball 5pm-6pm

Thursdays

  • Middle School Girls’ Volleyball 4pm-5pm

  • Upper School Girls’ Volleyball 5pm-6pm

  • Cross Country 4pm-5pm

  • Flag Rugby 4pm-5pm

  • Basketball (invitational session) 4pm-5pm

  • Upper School Squash  4:30-6pm

  • Baseball 4pm-5pm


Registrar Reminder:

Health forms were due on Aug. 15. Any outstanding forms must be turned in to the Registrar ASAP. 

2016-2017 Medical Authorization

2016-2017 Authorization to Dispense Medicine

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