Each year before our Thanksgiving break, Essex Valley School comes together as a family and has an annual Thanksgiving Celebration. Staff, students and alumni take part in a day that includes our EVS Basketball team taking on alumni students in a fun, and always exciting, basketball game. Our Culinary Arts students and teachers also prepare a full spread of thanksgiving cuisine for more than 100 people. This daunting task really tests the students and gives them a valuable experience in a busy commercial kitchen. This day also gives the alumni a chance to interact with current students and share words of wisdom with their peers, as well as the success they have achieved upon graduating from EVS.