Reaching out and collaborating with and beyond our local community is an important aspect of EPS. Through serving others, we strive to understand what it is to be active, caring community members as well as foster a helping culture that leads to a lifetime of compassion and service. Teaching our students about the importance of helping others, through active service, is an important aspect of an EPS education.
A Helping Culture
EPS students collaborate on many types of service throughout the school year. To facilitate a deeper understanding of the importance of our actions, we discuss in our classrooms the necessity and goal of each organization we are working alongside.[/threecol_one_last]
Our students partner with our community in a variety of ways, including food and toys drives, helping a local animal shelter, performing at an assisted living center, and letters to our troops.[/threecol_one][threecol_two_last][/threecol_two_last]
Our upper school students also extend their service even further from school by tending and harvesting plants at an urban garden, packing “weekend backpacks” full of food for students that are economically at-risk, and spending time sorting and organizing at a local food pantry.[/threecol_one_last]
National Junior Honor Society
EPS students entering 7th and 8th grades have the opportunity to join our National Junior Honor Society chapter. Members are expected to maintain high standards for scholarship, character and service. Furthering their leadership and organizational skills, students arrange for service projects and fund-raisers throughout the school year. Funds raised culminate in a monetary donation made at the end of the year to a charity or charities designated by the club.