ETS Events 2017-2018

We need to have a large parental presence to make our events run smoothly. Parents do not need to come to every event, but we ask that you attend at least half as many events as your student attends. Younger family members are certainly welcome on classdays and at events when accompanied by a parent.  All events are at the Hinrichs' residence unless stated otherwise.

Potluck and Barbeque Instructions

Please bring your own drinks, plates and utensils. A signup up list will be emailed to you for the potluck.  If you are not able to bring food, please bring $4 per person for the pizza fund. Please give the money to Mr. Hinrichs as soon as you can the day of the event so he knows how much to order.  If you will be attending an event, please make sure that you can stay till the end once you arrive.  Grandparents are always welcome!!!

September 8th- Friday
Ice Cream Social and full Moon dance (Choir cancelled)
12:00 Ice Cream Social
Please stay after class to get to know your classmates around some good ice cream!
1:30 Movie-  Heaven (edited)
3:30 Sports
5:30 Potluck
6:30 Dancing
9:30 End

October 20th-  Friday

ETS will be hosting an Oktoberfest event celebrating German culture! We would like to serve authentic German food at this event. Mr. H will be providing a variety of Bratwurst.  Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email which you will receive prior to the event. If you have issues with the page, you can email me at with what you would like to bring.   This event is $2 per person attending.  
It would be helpful if any families planning on attending email Mrs. Hinrichs what dishes they wish to bring. Please see below for the whole schedule

12:45 Choir: Non-choir members are all welcome as we will be learning some traditional German folks songs to sing at the Oktoberfest.
1:30 Dance Practice: We will be learning a number of traditional German dances.
2:00 German Film: TBA
5:00 Sports- Croquet, badminton, bocce, basketball, volleyball, etc
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Dancing and singing
9:30 Conclu

PS- This is rumored to be the best beerless Oktoberfest in the area!

December 1st - Friday
Decorating party and Septathalon

  We are looking forward to our caroling party on Friday, December 8th, and we are planning to decorate on Friday, December 1st after choir ends at 2.   If you would like to join us, we will have the first ever ETS Winter Team Septathlon afterwards.  Following this epic activity the Hinrichs’ family will provide dinner.  Please let us know if you can make it so we can create competitive teams and make sure to have enough food. The festivities will end at 7 pm.

P.S. There will be a prize.

December 8th - Friday
Caroling party

Our caroling party is coming up on December 8th.  Following choir’s end at 2 that day, we will watch a Christmas movie. Afterwards, anyone who would like to can participate in a white elephant gift exchange.  We would like the gifts to cost five dollars or less—be creative!  Please bring your favorite appetizer to share as part of dinner. The Hinrichs will provide hot cider and cocoa.  The caroling will be from 7 to 8, at which time the party will end. 

  December 22nd- Friday
Christmas Ball
For details, please see

January 25th - 27th
First semester paper presentations

January 25th - Thursday
1:00 (online) Daniel Martin - Living the Lie
2:00 (online) Melissa Lee - Plato’s Republic and the People’s Republic: Socratic Ideals in Chinese Education
3:00 (online) Grace Calk - On the Nature of Freedom and Happiness
4:00 (online) Jack Walsh - Kant’s Leaky Lifeboat

January 26th - Friday
8:00 (local) Hannah Bradley Paradise Found
9:00 (local) Zane Powell - On the Nature of Truth and How it Pertains to the Knowledge of God
10:30 Theater Performance
1:00 (local)  Benjamin Johnson - Government of Human Socio Systems 101
2:00 (local) Raechyl Henson - The Futility in Man’s Quest for Happiness
3:00 (local) Josh Scrivner - A Consistent Character
4:00 (local) Jordan Cook - Dante and Aristotle's Similarities on Their Views of Morality

January 27th - Saturday
8:00 (online) Luke Argue - The Nature and limits of Government
9:00 (online) Niah Stephenson - Love of Ages
10:00 (online) Emily Pardue - God’s Voice
11:00 (local) Jason Ganske - Separation of Church and State
1:00  (local) Sophie Botello - Persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
2:00  (local) Ethan Onarecker - The Progression and Regression of Philosophy
3:00  (local) Rachel Cochrane - The Case for a Just War
4:00  (local) Vaugh Schnoebelen - The Social Constitution
5:00  (local) Jonathan Hinrichs
- The Purpose for Friendship

March 8th - March 18th
Italy Trip
- Please email for more details.

April 27th- Friday - Open to prospective students
Shakespearean Full-Moon Dance

12:00 Lunch
1:30 Singing practice
2:30 Movie- TBA
4:30 Sports - Bocce, Basketball, Croquet, ping-pong, Chess, Etc...
6:00 Dinner (Potluck)
7:00 Dancing / Singing
9:30 End

Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email you will receive.

Please feel free to dress in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare’s plays.   We are looking forward to hosting you for the Shakespeare Dance on April 27th.  This year, we want to encourage people to wear costumes and learn a little Shakespeare, so if you wear a costume and are able to recite two lines from Shakespeare that would fit a particular character who might wear your costume, you could win a $25.00 Starbucks’ card AND a ticket to being first in line at every potluck, including during the Fling.  There’s a rumor that there may even be a Shakespeare bobblehead doll as a prize.

Looking forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hinrichs -

May 25th-
Greek (Mediterranean) Dance
Be ready to cook some Greek food and learn some Greek dances. Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email you will receive for the potluck.  There is a $2 meat charge for everyone attending.

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:00 Choir
2:00 Movie- Oedipus Rex
4:00 Sports- Basketball, Croquet, Chess, bocce  Etc.
6:00 Potluck - Please email for recipes.
7:00 Dancing
9:30 End

May 31st- Thursday
Ice Cream Social
12:00-1:00 Please stay after class to say goodbye to your classmates around some good ice cream! 

June 1st- Friday
Ice Cream Social
12:00-1:00 Please stay after class to say goodbye to your classmates around some good ice cream! 

1:15 - 2:15 Choir Showcase
Location: ETS Hall

1:00 Meet to warm up
1:15 Performance

June 18-22nd

Spring fling-