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Enrichment & Electives

Philosophy

ECS believes that opportunities for enrichment should be created throughout the curriculum, as well as beyond lesson time – both in school and outside it. An important feature of enrichment is that it must enhance the curriculum and the student’s general learning experience.

Purpose

The goal of our Enrichment and Electives Program is to support and enhance the ECS mission and to support a resource-based, real-world, active learning curriculum. We provide leadership in and support of collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents, and the community.

Learning Experiences

ECS students are exposed to a variety of activities beyond the classroom. Research has shown that it is in creative, service, and team activities that students encounter situations that challenge, excite, and inspire them. Education does not consist of academic endeavors alone; therefore, by providing extensive enrichment opportunities, ECS is able to encourage each student to extend his or her boundaries beyond the ordinary and discover his or her talents wherever they lie. It is by finding one’s place in a community that one is able to develop confidence and strength.

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ECS Academic Vision



Lower School

 

LS Co-Curricular Activities

  • Art 2 the Max
  • A.S.A.P. {After School Acting Program}
  • Ballet
  • Coach Buck's Battalion
  • Fun with Mod Podge
  • Harp Lessons {Private}
  • Lego League
  • Piano Lessons {Group and Private}
  • S.A.S. {Serious About STEM}
  • Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza

Planned Activities for Creative Enrichment (PACE)

Philosophy

In keeping with a central education philosophy that every child should have the opportunity to develop his/her potential abilities to the fullest, the PACE program was developed. The program was created to meet the special needs of academically gifted and talented fourth and fifth grade students.

Purpose

The PACE program is designed to develop higher order thinking skills, creativity, and scientific literacy across subjects. We base all lessons on a simple set of "tools" that produce "gifted" results. With hands-on investigation, we build communication, problem-solving, and concentration skills. What we hope to develop is an "interdisciplinary mind."

Learning Experiences

The focus of the program is to involve the students as a group and individually in many different types of learning experiences. Resource people and planned field trips into the community will stretch their thinking and awaken new areas of interest.

Qualities of a Gifted Student

 

  • Learns rapidly and easily.
  • Reasons things out, thinks clearly and precisely, and is quick to comprehend.
  • Has rich vocabulary marked by originality of thought and expression.
  • Shows much curiosity as indicated by the depth, scope, and frequency of his/her questions.
  • Enjoys reading, usually at a mature level.
  • Produces ideas which are uncommon and original and can adapt the ideas to a task or problem.
  • Prefers own judgment to that of others.




SWAT
Students Working in Advanced Technologies

  • Robotics – Works with Robotics Kits to learn the basics of programming and designing
  • 3D Printer – Learns functionality of printer and implementation of basic design elements with 3D Printing
  • Drones – Learns how to operate a drone and learn the intricacies involved to make it work. Also will record videos and take pictures of various school events to be used by our marketing team.
  • Live Streaming – Aid in the execution of the Live Streaming of our School Broadcasts, either managing the software or filming
  • Also SWAT will participate in University of Memphis Engineering Day and other opportunities that arise in the Memphis community. Sponsor Manuel Burton will also forward independent learning opportunities to participants to engage in individually, if they so choose.








Middle School

Middle School Enrichment Opportunities
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Art Club

Sponsor: Lisa Field

Meets:  Lunch Mondays in the Art room                               

Art Club will allow students who want to do more in-depth art projects the opportunity to get instruction and guidance as they work on pieces to enter in contests.  Students must commit to working on these projects outside of school to finish the work.  Meets on Mondays during lunch in the art room.

Book Club

Sponsor: Rachel Young

Meets: Wednesdays at Lunch

Book Club is a group of students who have selected the same book and who meet together to discuss what they’ve read. Book Club helps students become stronger readers by combining collaborative learning with student-centered inquiry. The whole purpose is for students to read and discuss literature with their peers. Students will be encouraged to showcase their experience with the literary work for the rest of the class.

Boys’ Bible Study

Sponsor: Upper School boys

Meets: Mornings before school (7:00am)          

Upper School boys lead Bible study groups different mornings before school. This is a great opportunity for Middle School boys to connect with Upper School mentors, hear the gospel, and talk about issues that they are dealing with.

Chess Club

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: Tuesdays at Lunch

At the heart of the ideals of HOT (Higher Order Thinking) is the goal to improve every child's cognitive development and critical thinking skills. No game or sport marries itself more naturally to these missions better than chess. Inherent in the game of chess is the demand that a student or player remember what he or she has learned at the board, understand and then apply the proper approach to the repeating tactical and positional patterns present, and then use that knowledge to properly analyze, evaluate, and calculate their way to a victory. 

Cooking Club / Nutrition Club

Sponsor: Courtney Jones

Meets:  Nutrition will meet every other Thursday. Cooking will be held every other Monday after school. Students will need to pay attention to announcements for days!

Courtney Jones will be exploring the concept of healthy eating in a unique way.  Every other Thursday, she will hold Nutrition Club to discuss concepts behind our food choices and building healthy habits.  This class will then take those concepts and apply them in a Monday afternoon Cooking Club where students get to make these foods themselves.  And don’t worry, she’s going to balance all that healthy stuff with delicious treats too!

Cubing Club

Sponsor: Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets:  Fridays during Lunch

Ever played with a Rubik’s Cube? We have, and we know about all the tricks and maneuvers to solve them quickly and in as few moves as possible. It’s a bit of advanced algorithms and a bit of three dimensional problem solving. Students will be able to play in timed events to work on their skill and discuss new ways to solve! 

Debate Club

Sponsor: Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets: Wednesday afternoons after School

The ultimate purpose of the debate club is to field a competitive debate team from the student body here at ECS. The secondary purpose though, is to give our student the tools to be able to work through topics in a healthy and respectful way. In Debate Club, we will look at how you form and respond to an argument, how to support an argument using evidence and facts, and how to divorce personal belief and emotions from a topic. We will do this by practicing and staging debates both on the pro and con side of arguments. The goal is to give our students the tools to respectfully state their opinions and discuss them with other students.

Drama Club

Sponsor: Rene Cave

Meets: Mondays during Activity

This is time for the theatre kids to work on upcoming auditions(for community theatre shows) for the group and to talk about our upcoming show. We will listen to the music and peruse the script for Freaky Friday.

Eagle’s Eye Newspaper

Sponsor: Nicole W. Vander Zwaag

Meets:  Wednesdays during Lunch

If you are interested in following school activities, sports or would like to interview fellow classmates or teachers – become an Eagle’s Eye reporter! Write articles, interviews or take pictures and submit your drafts. We will begin with a old-fashioned paper version of a newspaper and then progress to digital media.

Engineering Class

Sponsors: Ben Burgess and Manuel Burton

Meets: Thursdays during Activity

This club introduces students to technologies to enhance their curiosities within this field,  concentrating in more general engineering principles.

Girls’ Bible Study

Sponsor: Upper School girls

Meets: Mornings before school (7:00am)        

Upper School girls look forward to building relationships with their Middle School peers. This is a fun time of learning and fellowship and a great opportunity to get advice from older girls who have struggled with the same issues.   

Middle School Jam Session

Sponsor:  Chris Wiggins

Meets: Alternate Thursdays during Activity

This is the brain-child of our Music Director, Chris Wiggins. If you play an instrument (any instrument!) this will be the place to share your skills and work together with other musicians to create a cohesive sound. Come brass, come percussion and woodwind! Come keyboard and string! Mr. Wiggins will find your group sound and you will JAM!

Mock Trial

Sponsor: Michelle Salazar

Meets:  3rd Quarter only – Fridays during Activity

Mock trial is an imitation trial simulating lower court trials (rather than moot court which simulates appellate court hearings). Students will learn about legal concepts and how to create persuasive arguments. Students will learn how attorneys prepare for a trials and will practice drafting and delivering effective opening statements, direct examinations, cross-examinations, closing arguments and more. Our team of students will learn general trial techniques and procedures as well as specific strategies for cases. Mock trial team members will play different roles, including trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs. This is an exciting introduction to any student interested in learning more about the American legal system.

Soaring Singers

Sponsor: Jacquelyn Skoog                                          

Meets: Thursday during Activity

Soaring Singers is our Middle School Choir. This volunteer ensemble meets during Activity Period on Thursdays in preparation to sing on the concerts each semester. We are looking for enthusiastic 6th-8th graders that enjoy singing to participate in this ensemble.

S.W.A.T   (Students Working to Advance Technology) Robotics

Sponsor:  Ben Burgess, Manuel Burton

Meets: Fridays 2:50 – 4:00

This club introduces students to the robotics, drone, and 3d printing technologies to enhance their curiosities within this field. The SWAT Club is planning to attempt to participation in local engineering events, having professional speakers on campus, and competing in a local robotics tournament. Friday meeting will concentrate in robotics. 

World Peace Game

Sponsor: Logan Garrison

Meets: Thursday Afternoons, 2:50 – 5:00

The World Peace Game, created by John Hunter, is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As their teams venture further into this interactive social setting laced with highly charged philosophical issues, the skills needed to identify ambiguity and bias in the information they receive will be enhanced and more specifically they will rapidly perceive that reactive behavior not only provokes antagonism, it can leave them alone and isolated in the face of powerful enemies. Beliefs and values will evolve or completely unravel as they begin to experience the positive impact and windows of opportunity that emerge through effective collaboration and refined communication.

Yearbook

Sponsor: Lisa Field

Meets: Mondays during Activity

Yearbook Club will meet and learn some basics of making a yearbook. Most of our focus will be on taking and collecting photos of MS activities for the yearbook. Meets Mondays during activity period in the art room.                                                             

Upper School

ECS Enrichment Opportunities

The goal of our Enrichment and Electives Program is to support and enhance the ECS mission and to support a resource-based, real-world, active learning curriculum. We provide leadership in and support of collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents, and the community. ECS students are exposed to a variety of activities beyond the classroom. Research has shown that it is in creative, service, and team activities that students encounter situations that challenge, excite, and inspire them. Education does not consist of academic endeavors alone; therefore, by providing extensive enrichment opportunities, ECS is able to encourage each student to extend his or her boundaries beyond the ordinary and discover his or her talents wherever they lie. It is by finding one’s place in a community that one is able to develop confidence and strength.

Upper School Events/Programs:

CANstruction: CANstruction is a unique competition that showcases the excitement of the civil engineering field to high school students while helping feed the hungry. The competition is held at the University of Memphis. Students are required to design and construct giant sculptures made entirely out of canned goods. Each team is allowed to have five students building at one time and they have three hours to complete their structure. Each team is paired with a professional civil engineer and civil engineering student to act as mentors. At the end of the competition, all of the food used in the structures is donated to the Mid-South Food Bank. To date, the "canstruction" event has donated 106,000 pounds of food to the Mid-South Food Bank.

Capitol Hill Challenge – The Stock Market Game: The Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance. CHC also connects high school students with their member of Congress. The top 10 teams win a trip to Washington, DC!

More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests.

Faces & Our Cultures Program: The Faces & Our Cultures Program is a Cultural Exchange Program between Guatemala and the USA. Young Guatemalan Cultural Ambassadors, between the ages of 11 and 17, travel to the USA to share and learn from the American Culture. They bring Cultural Projects to share with their community in order to promote Bilateral Cultural Enrichment.

Faces & Our Cultures offers an enriching experience through the exchange of cultures within an educational and family environment. It provides tools for learning and achieving human and cultural development. The Guatemalan participants must create a profile and be selected and screened, in order to represent their country as Young Cultural Ambassadors.

Model United Nations: Each fall, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee sponsors a Model United Nations conference.  At the conference, Tennessee high school students learn about the real world operation of the United Nations by participating in a reenactment of the organization’s activities.

Most students form delegations and represent member countries’ interests in the General Assembly by drafting and debating resolutions.  These resolutions cover a wide variety of topics of international concern.  Other students have the opportunity to represent their countries on the security Council, and to participate in the model International Court of Justice.

International Study Tours: International Study Tours are a great opportunity for students to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with studies focusing on the curriculum and worldview. Study tours emphasize experiential learning and allow students to explore new territories, cultures and people. They combine theory with real-life experience and cultural perspective.

By studying abroad students will:

  • Meet new friends from around the world.
  • Gain new perspectives on things they normally wouldn't have.
  • Improve a foreign language and learn a few things they didn't already know.
  • Learn to be more independent.
  • Immerse themselves in a completely different culture.

ECS offers three Study Tours:

  • Italy
  • Western Europe
  • United Kingdom

Professional Speaker Series: During the first week of January, we invite select professionals to present their career to the junior and senior classes. The purpose is to expose students to different careers and enable them to appreciate the vast amount of choices they will have once they leave school and head to college. Our belief is that God has provided each student with a variety of gifts and abilities. Through the opportunities provided by ECS, students can now discover their gifts and pursue courses and careers to develop those gifts.

Shadowing Program: The Shadowing Program is there to assist ECS students in finding certain occupational field(s) of interest they may want to pursue.  Shadow Partners are ECS parents, alumni and board members that can give a half, or full day, at their work location to host one to two ECS students who have done due diligence by researching and determining an interest in a particular profession.  The goal is to involve as many parents as possible to participate as Shadow Partners so that they have a glimpse of the teachers, doctors, mechanics, lawyers, pilots, veterinarians, and architects, etc. that they will become in the not-so-distant future.

In preparation for the student’s Shadowing Visit, we want to make sure they are completely prepared and equipped to make the most of both the Shadow Partner’s and the student’s time and efforts of the visit.  The student will determine what area of interest he/she wants to pursue and then attend one of our business etiquette classes at school so they are well prepared for the Shadowing Visit.  Afterwards, the student contacts Michelle Brown and she will coordinate the Shadowing Visit with an appropriate Shadow Partner on a mutually agreed upon time.  The student will arrive at the Shadow Partner’s work location with a few questions/goals he/she wants to achieve during the Shadowing Visit. A certificate will be given once all follow-up tasks have been completed.

Youth in Government: The Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program is an annual conference designed to offer high school students a hands-on experience with state government.  Each year, over 2500 students from across the state converge on the State Capitol, taking the places of our real government officials.  Program participants can serve as senators or representatives, as justices and lawyers, as department commissioners and lobbyists, or even as press corps members.

2018-2019 ECS Student Clubs and Organizations

Academic World Quest

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten

Academic World Quest is a fun, friendly, and powerful way for high school students to learn about international affairs. Nearly 5,000 students compete in AWQ contests organized by 50 World Affairs Councils host in their states. This contest prepares the next generation of leaders, scholars, and decision-makers to thrive in a rapidly changing world - where our national interests are intertwined with the global community. This is one of the greatest challenges facing our country. It requires a renewed enthusiasm for global studies in our high schools. Too many American students today fall behind their counterparts from other countries in their knowledge and understanding of world history, geography, and current international events.

The mission of Academic World Quest is to close the gap.

Art Club

Sponsor: David Butler
President:  Kaitlyn Bush

The ECS Art Club’s goal is to create a relaxed atmosphere for everyone who enjoys drawing or wants to start drawing.  This club encourages students to relax and tap into their creativity.  Every week, there will be a different art prompt.  We will also participate in monthly events like “Inktober”.  This club is just for fun and for the love of art ---skill is NOT required to join!  Finished artwork as well as our schedule and details will be in our blog. 

Best Buddies

Sponsors: Jenny Shorten
President: Stephen Morris

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society. The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.

The aim of the Best Buddies Chapter at ECS is to spark new friendships and generate genuine happiness among students with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout our community. The chapter presidents (CPs) organize, lead, and maintains our Best Buddies chapter and ensure that the members fulfill the mission of Best Buddies for one academic year.

Bio Life Club

Sponsor: Raegan Barnett

 Bio-Life Club is for everyone interested in the world around them and discovering some of God’s awesome creation! We will have some microbiology fun checking out our own cells through microscopes, collecting bacteria and growing bacterial cultures.  We will also add some life to the world by planting flowers, vegetables, and even learning how to plant a tree.   We will discuss our favorite topics in biology, controversial topics in biology, and come up with ideas to serve with the resources we intend to grow like free vegetables for the needy in our community. 

We will meet once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. See you there!

Book Club

Sponsor:  Rachel Young

Book Club is a group of students who are reading the same book and who meet together to discuss what they’ve read.  Book Club helps students become stronger readers by combining collaborative learning with student centered inquiry.  The whole purpose is for students to read and discuss literature with their peers.  Students will be encouraged to showcase their experience with the literary work for the rest of class.

Debate Club

Sponsor: Andy Sisk, Jenny Shorten, Logan Garrison

President: Max Pleban

The ultimate purpose of the debate club is to field a competitive debate team from the student body here at ECS. The secondary purpose though, is to give our student the tools to be able to work through topics in a healthy and respectful way. In debate club, we will look at how you form and respond to an argument, how to support an argument using evidence and facts, and how to divorce personal belief and emotions from a topic. We will do this by practicing and staging debates both on the pro and con side of arguments. My goal is to give our students the tools to respectfully state their opinions and discuss them with other students.

For the Win/Game Club

Sponsor:  Logan Garrison

The Strategic Games Club offers students an opportunity to enjoy fellowship with each other while playing strategic board games. To challenge students' intellectual and diplomatic skills, games such as Civilization, Diplomacy, Risk, Settlers of Catan and other strategic games are played each week.  The club welcomes any students who would like to come and spend time in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

Government Club

(Model United Nations and Youth in Government)

Sponsor:  Jenny Shorten
President:  Max Pleban
Vice President:  Hamilton Jackson

Government Club is part of the Model UN and Youth in Government program.  Students work specifically with the Middle School Model UN and YIG students to create proposals and write position papers.  Members of the club also recruit members to program and lead training sessions for all our middle school members.  The president of the club will chair the Upper School training sessions for both conferences and instruct participants on correct debating procedure.

Key Club

Sponsor: Cassie Ring
President: Stephen Morris

Key Club is a service organization that encourages and tracks student service hours both on and off the campus of ECS.  Some of the service opportunities include assisting teachers during in-service, serving in a Special Olympics bowling league, showing teachers appreciation through treats and encouraging notes, and more.  Key Club is led this year by president Mary Katherine Miller and meets on a monthly basis during activity period to be encouraged by the chaplain’s devotional and to discuss upcoming service opportunities on and off campus.

Knowledge Bowl

Sponsors:  Dee Baker and Kim Arnwine
Captain:  Caleb Durham

The Knowledge Bowl is our school’s academic team, which represents ECS in competitions around the Memphis area.  We usually compete in about 5 tournaments per year, most of which are held on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.  The exception is the Channel 3 TV Tournament, which is usually held on week nights at the Channel 3 studio, but airs on Channel 3 on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m.

Last Year’s team was one of our best, as ECS came in 2nd in the Arlington High School tournament to Channel 3 champion White Station and 4th in the CBHS tournament.  The Eagles also played in the Channel 3 Tournament, falling to traditionally-tough Houston High School in one of the best matches of the tournament. 

Mock Trial

Sponsor:  Michelle Salazar
President: TBA

Mock trial is an imitation trial simulating lower court trials (rather than moot court which simulates appellate court hearings).  Students will learn about legal concepts and how to create persuasive arguments.  Students will learn how attorneys prepare for a trial and will practice drafting and delivering effective opening statements, direct examinations, cross-examinations, closing arguments and more.  Our team of students will learn general trial techniques and procedures as well as specific strategies for cases.  Mock Trial team members will play different roles, including trial attorneys, pretrial motion attorneys, witnesses, clerks, and bailiffs.  This is an exciting introduction to any student interested in learning more about the American legal system.

Mu Alpha Theta

Sponsor:  Dee Baker
President:  Tyler Jiles

It is the national mathematics high school honor society.  Our chapter is called the Claudia Allender Chapter, in honor of a former ECS math teacher who passed away many years ago.

In order to be chosen for Mu Alpha Theta, a student must have a high grade in all of his or her math classes and be at least a junior.  We are mainly an honor society, but we provide two main areas of service - tutoring for middle school students in math each Wednesday morning in the library from 7:10 - 7:30, and assistance to the middle school with the Math Olympics., which are held every spring.  Occasionally, we may bring in a guest speaker. 

Mu Alpha Theta is a highly-regarded honorary organization, one which recognizes excellence in the area of mathematics.  It is a good thing to have on your college entrance form.  Mu Alpha Theta tries to encourage interest in math, but since it is one of many organizations on campus, we try to keep it in perspective and not let it take up too much of our members’ time.  Dee Baker, Mu Alpha Theta sponsor

Nutrition Club

Sponsor:  Anna Bowers

We will be exploring the concept of healthy eating in a unique way.  We will discuss concepts behind our food choices and building healthy habits.  This class will then take those concepts and apply them where students get to make these foods themselves.  And don’t worry, we will balance all that healthy stuff with delicious treats too!

Press Club

Sponsor: Ashley Nearn, Sarah Young, Logan Garrison

The goal of press club is to cultivate critical journalism skills in students while informing the community of all that we do. The club is divided into three branches. The Print aspect focuses on the written word, preforming interviews and crafting articles to be release on a quarterly basis, culminating in a senior release at the end of the year. The Audio component focuses on authoring a podcast to the community to keep them informed on what we are doing as a school. The video component of the Press club focuses on preforming a weekly news cast to pay in the halls on Friday.

Rho Kappa

Sponsor:  Jordan Thompson

Rho Kappa is a new and exciting organization that recognizes success in the field of Social Studies: history, economics, government, psychology, geography, and perspectives. The role of Rho Kappa is to promote the study of Social Studies and the activities associated with the values of the Social Studies such as citizenship, appreciation of the past, and a sense of community.

The mission and purpose of this organization is:

  • to promote scholarship and to recognize academic excellence in social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
  • to provide through its local chapters opportunities for exploration in the social studies in secondary school environments and the community.
  • to encourage interest in, understanding of, and appreciation for the social studies.

Rho Kappa organization development and direction is overseen by the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Rho Kappa advisory council. Rho Kappa is comprised of chapters made up of juniors and seniors who have taken at least one AP Social Studies course and achieved an A in all high school Social Studies courses. One or more teachers serve as the chapter sponsor.

Each chapter is led by student officers who work with the chapter sponsor. Together they determine and induct new society members as well as plan chapter meetings and activities that engage their particular memberships. All chapters register members with NCSS National office and all agree to abide by the national Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society Constitution.

Spanish Club

Sponsor:  Dawn Shute
President:  Gabriella Genereaux

Spanish Club is for students who have taken or are taking Spanish in High School.  Spanish Club will meet at least once a month to celebrate holidays that are popular in the Spanish culture.  The fee will be $20 per person, which will pay for a club T-shirt, as well as material/food for our celebrations. 

S.W.A.T. (Students Working to Advance Technology)

Sponsor: Manuel Burton

This club introduces students to the robotics, drone and 3d printing technologies to enhance their curiosities within this field, The SWAT Club is planning on participation in local engineering events, having professional speakers on campus, and competing in a local robotics tournament.

  • Robotics:  Sponsor - Manuel Burton
  • Engineering:  Sponsor - Shanan Stevens
  • Programming:   Sponsor - Shireen Brandt

The International Thespian Society

Sponsor: Lynden Jones
President: Wyatt Philly

The International Thespian Society is open to 9-12 graders involved in theatre. The members may attend conferences twice a year. There are 4 meetings a year and an induction of new members in April.

Wilson Society

Sponsor: Jenny Shorten
President: Aaron McCaig
Vice-President: Gabby Genereaux/Joseph Welch

The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation honors the legacy of its founders, Kemmons and Dorothy Wilson and builds on their commitment to transform the Greater Memphis community through grant making and programs driven by faith and family leadership. They manage a program they created called The Wilson Society to inspire students to servant leadership and service in their sphere of influence. The Wilson Society includes Servant Leadership Institute (SLI), Key Club, Best Buddies and Streets Ministries.

Servant Leadership Institute (SLI)

"SLI seeks to equip students to further ECS's mission by thoughtfully engaging our community and the surrounding culture with gospel-driven, self-sacrificing leadership."

Sponsor:  Andy Sisk
President: Stephen Morris

The Servant Leadership Institute is an organization designed for students to develop leadership skills by participating in a variety of programs. The group meets twice a month on Wednesday’s during lunch. The goal is to have the leaders of all student clubs and organization receive training to empower them to succeed. Critical to this development at ECS is the idea of servant leadership. Students will express the skills that they have honed over the year by taking part and organizing several leadership days.  

Streets Ministries

Sponsor: Dawn Shute
President: Anna Grace McCarty

Street Smart is a one on one literacy training program for 2nd and 3rd graders from Kingsbury Elementary that have been identified by their teachers and reading below grade level. Each Friday we take a caravan of carpools to Streets Ministries at 1302 N. Graham at 3 p.m. and pair up with our students to work on their skills for the week. The students at Kingsbury are being equipped for success in school and life as a result of the work ECS students and other do each week. We usually stop by the Michoacana on the way back to ECS and arrive at school at about 5:30 p.m. 



ECS Italian Adventure!

June 24-July 3, 2019

For students currently in grades 9-12

Need information? Contact Kim Arnwine.

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