Student Life

ECS Student Council

The focus of Student Council is to serve; to serve God and others. Through Student Council students learn about leadership which biblically starts with a foundation of serving. Students are taught how to plan, organize and administrate and then they put their training into action. Traditionally Student Council helps with Spiritual Emphasis Week each year. Student Council is growing by increasing its efforts on community service and ministry outreach. Students have served at the Cherry Street Mission, the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Operation Shoebox, Feed My Starving Children, The Daughter Project and Tent City, but we would like to do much more. They also plan an Annual Blood Drive. Additionally Student Council oversees fun and school spirit at ECS. What kind of fun? Snock Fight – an all-out war between classes – an indoor snowball fight using socks and barricades. In addition, they help make school fun with their annual Pigskin Classic, Turkey Bowl, February Frenzy, and Sneak Peek Week.

National Honor Society

A solemn tapping ceremony inducts student leaders into the prestigious National Honor Society. NHS emphasizes character, service, academics, and leadership. Students must apply to this society and be approved by faculty. At ECHS the National Honor Society promotes peer tutoring and service projects. In addition, NHS members help raise money to support an “adopted peer” through Compassion International. For more than ten years our students have sponsored Biruk from Ethiopia. Students gather for monthly meetings to brainstorm and organize additional projects. NHS also sponsors a chapel each year. Emmanuel is proud of our student leaders in NHS. They learn that true leadership is Christ-like servanthood.

6th Grade Outdoor Education

Each year the 6th grade class spends 3 days/2 nights at a Michigan camp studying God’s creation in a hands-on format. Camp teachers use this outdoor experience to teach and re-enforce student understanding that God created the world and everything in it. Students return strengthened in their knowledge and in their faith. Camp time also includes fun times.

Middle School Retreat

MSR is a one day event concluding Spiritual Emphasis Week. Middle school students go to a local activity center where they can ride go-karts, play putt-putt golf, use batting cages and play arcade games. This activity serves to engage students socially allowing them to build or renew friendships during the first week of the school year.

High School Retreat

HSR is a one day event concluding Spiritual Emphasis Week. By tradition all 9-12th grade students are taken to the KOA camp just across the Michigan border for a day of fun, field and water activities. Class competitions generate enthusiasm and school spirit. Tug o War, homemade boats races, volleyball, and sand castle building all add to the craziness of the day. Points are earned for winning events and the winners typically receive a dress down day.

Senior Trip

Early in the school year the seniors travel to Appalachian Bible College for a week of relationship building and spiritual challenge. Caving, white water rafting, rappelling, and ropes courses are used to build stronger relationships with each other and with God. Senior trip is a highlight of the Emmanuel experience.


A King and Queen are crowned and underclassmen serve as princes and princesses. ECS hosts a winter Homecoming against one of our basketball rivals. Alumni return and cheer on the Warriors. A concluding highlight is a student created senior class skit which leaves you laughing in stitches.


Middle school students are eligible to participate in our robotics team. Each year, our school participates in the First Lego® League Robotics Competition. The goal of this competition is to engage students in critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills. Participants apply math and science concepts by researching real world challenges facing today’s scientists. They also learn to build a functioning robot from standard Lego® parts and program it to accomplish, within two and half minutes, tasks designed by the first Lego® league staff.

Guardian Warriors

Guardian Warriors is an elementary program in which the 3rd-5th grade students mentor a K-2nd grade student. Activities are planned throughout the year to build relationships such as game day, crafts, lunch and recess together, and much more.