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CES Celebrates Class of 2024

On June 7th, we honored the CES 8th grade graduating class with our annual Graduation & Baccalaureate Ceremony. In CES tradition, the service was filled with award announcements, special remarks, musical offerings, and a gift of portraits painted by the 8th graders’ Kindergarten chapel partners. During the ceremony, each student also presented a speech entitled, “What CES Means to Me.” Graduates mentioned favorite moments from their time at CES, thanked their teachers, and gave heartfelt insights into how they have grown as individuals. These speeches inevitably brought us to tears of joy as faculty, staff, and parents listened to each…

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CES Student Council Makes Big Impact with “Mini Mart” Service Project

Christ Episcopal School Student Council students standing behind the banner they designed to promote their free community mini mart for those in need in Montgomery County

For the last two years, Christ Episcopal School’s Student Council has made its mark on the Rockville community and beyond. Last year, our elected reps brainstormed various ways to help those in need. That exploration led to the big idea of hosting a Christ Episcopal Community Mini Mart. This project would present collected donations of toiletries, nonperishable foods, and clothing for free to whomever has a need. The event proved to be quite successful as we were able to serve the needs of 40 people in 12 hours. Our newly selected Student Council representatives were eager to continue this project…

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CES Launches Hands On Gardening Unit

Seedlings grown by 5th Grade students at Christ Episcopal School in Rockville, MD

Christ Episcopal School takes hands-on learning seriously… even if it means playing in the dirt! Former CES Science Teacher, Mrs. Fennelly, is working with our Kindergarten and 5th Grade students on a gardening unit this spring. They plan to build raised beds for veggies, herbs, and flowers, and install an outdoor learning space on campus complete with log seating under a big shade tree. Head of School Mrs. Stone writes, “Tactile, hands-on learning complemented by a strong curriculum is integral to our whole child education.” Stay tuned for more updates as we transform the Hillstrom House backyard into a student-run…

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CES 3rd Graders are Maryland State Reading Champions!

READBowl certificate for 3rd grade championship readers at Christ Episcopal School in Rockville, Maryland

Christ Episcopal School is proud to announce that our 3rd Graders are 2024 “READBowl” Maryland State Champions of Reading! This championship came as a result of reading the most minutes per team over four weeks during READBowl 2024: The World Championship of Reading. READBowl is a global reading competition put on by Read With Malcolm, the Youth Literacy Initiative of NFL Super Bowl Champion and children’s book author Malcolm Mitchell. The seventh annual competition was held from January 8 (the day of the College Football Playoff National Championship) through February 11 (Super Bowl Sunday.) “Winning a state championship is always…

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Celebrating An Undefeated Season With A Haircut

Christ Episcopal School’s Athletic Director, Mr. Edgar Zuniga, is looking a little more aerodynamic these days thanks to the Middle School Boys’ Soccer Team. Back in the Fall, he made a deal with them: Go undefeated this season and you can shave my head. Well, what do you know, the team went undefeated! So on a chilly February afternoon, the whole school gathered to watch Mr. Z make good on his promise. We are so proud of our Boys’ Soccer Team for the hard work they put in this season. And we are incredibly grateful to Mr. Z for his…

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Rockville Mayor Visits Christ Episcopal School

rockville mayor visiting 4th grade students ar christ episcopal school

On Friday, February 2, Rockville mayor, Monique Ashton, visited our 4th grade class in celebration of the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. Ahead of Mayor Ashton’s visit, students brainstormed questions they wanted to ask her about her job as mayor. They asked things like “What does a typical day look like?” and “How do you inspire others?” Mayor Aston explained the importance of community involvement, time management, and relationships. She also conveyed how much she values schools and education, and gave students some tips on how to get involved to make Rockville even better. Mayor Ashton is the 67th…

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Christ Episcopal School named Best of Bethesda Finalist for 7th year in a row

Christ Episcopal School is thrilled to, once again, be named a Finalist in the 2024 “Best of Bethesda” Readers’ Poll! Thank you to our community for voting us Best Preschool this year. CES has won this award (previously called “Top Vote Getter” until 2023) every year since 2018 in a variety of categories, including Best Preschool, Best Private School/Lower School, Best Private School with Religious Affiliation, and Best School Principal (Nicole Stone).

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CES Hosts Annual Grandparent’s & Special Friends’ Day Celebration

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, CES traditionally holds the annual “Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day.” This year, over 160 visitors attended the event! The day included breakfast, classroom visits, and a chapel service with student musical performances. During the classroom visits, teachers prepared special interactive lessons for the students to share with their special guests. A particularly active lesson was Sra. Johnson’s Louder! Hit that piñata! lesson, which saw grandparents all taking turns whacking a colorful burro piñata. Other lessons included poetry readings, art projects, and geography games. Head of School, Nicole Stone, wrote in a recent newsletter, “There was…

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CES Boys’ Soccer Team Goes Undefeated!

We are so proud of our Cardinals for finishing the 2023-2024 season undefeated! They faced opponents including Bullis, Woods Academy, Sandy Spring Friends School, Norwood, St. John’s Episcopal School, and Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences. Head of School, Nicole Stone, wrote in a recent newsletter, “What an amazing feat! Many thanks go to Mr. Zuniga, our PE teacher, and Mr. John Lynch (MS Science teacher), who has volunteered to assist at the games.” What an amazing feat, indeed! In fact, Coach Zuniga has agreed to let the boys soccer players shave his head after Winter Break to celebrate the…

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7th Grade Bake Sale Raises Funds for Shepherd’s Table

On Monday, October 16th, Mrs. Kesner’s 7th Grade Advisory Class hosted a Bake Sale and raised $193.43 for Shepherd’s Table. Shepherd’s Table supports individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger by addressing issues of food insecurity and poverty through a variety of programs. The 7th Grade is planning to use the funds they raised to make homemade casseroles for the organization. On Wednesday, October 18th, they are planning to meet up to make the casseroles and deliver them fresh to Shepherd’s Table in Silver Spring, MD. Any leftover funds after buying groceries will be used to purchase items that are on the…

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