Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday 1/29 - School is Closed

While there is nothing falling from the sky at the moment, all indications are that by mid- morning travel conditions will, in fact, be dangerous.  We are concerned that waiting until the precipitation has started to cancel school putting may put our students and faculty who live farther from the school in harm's way. Furthermore, the fact that both the city and the county schools have closed would put a significant strain on our faculty for the day.

So...we are closed.  Bring on the snow!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MHA Science Blog

I am thrilled to announce that Mrs. Shelli Henry, our Elementary School Science teacher, has started her own class blog! Mrs. Henry joins Mrs. Johnson (AP English), Mrs. Hood (HS English), Mrs. Perl (AP Psych), Mrs. Tsuna (JH English), and Mrs. Fleischhacker (Art) as the 6th MHA / FYOS teacher to enter the blogosphere.  

Be sure to check on all of them regularly through the links on the bottom left corner of this blog.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Student Wins National Leadership Award

We are very pleased to announce that senior Mendel Lazaros has been selected as a recipient of the 2010-2011 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. This award, funded through The Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for commitment to community service, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership. In addition to many other accomplishments and accolades, Mendel currently serves as president of the CYHSB Student Council and President of the Midwest Region of NCSY.

We know this is just the beginning of Mendel's foray into Jewish communal leadership and we can't wait to see what the future will bring!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Geography Bee

Congratulations to all of our students who competed in today's Geography Bee.  This year's winner, Shmuel Meir Perl, will take a written exam later this week and if he places amongst the top one hundred students in the state he'll be off to Nashville to compete for the State title.  Good luck!

Images from Gatlinburg

The first pictures from what was a truly inspiring, uplifting, (a little wet) and incredibly enjoyable Boys High School retreat in Gatlinburg are now in.  More to come soon...

Article On Line

The Main Street Journal's article on our school is now available online.  While it does not do justice to all of the wonderful elements of our school that have been in place for decades and have created generation after generation of exceptional students, and while it doesn't even capture many of the new initiatives upon which we've embarked (e.g., the process of NAEYC accreditation under Charna Schubert's direction in the Early Childhood, the curricular overhauls of our Lower School General Studies curriculum under Mrs. Gersten's guidance,  the cutting edge Hebrew immersion environment we've created under Rabbi Greenblatt's leadership, and the increased rigor of our Girls High School program under Mrs. Kampf), it does paint a nice picture of a few of our institutional accomplishments as well as our goals for the future.  So, have a read and pass on the link: .

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Main Street Journal

The January issue of the Main Street Journal contains a feature article in their education section entitled "The Margolin Hebrew Academy: A Salute to Excellence." Unfortunately, the article is not yet available on line, so be sure to pick up a hard copy and share it with your friends!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Memories of Chanukah

I decided that now that the doldrums of post-vacation, sub-freezing, I-can't-wait-until-Pesach blues are upon us, it would be a good time to reflect on all the fun and excitement we had in school just before we went on break, in celebrating and learning about the holiday of Chanukah.

In case you don't know - or can't remember - all that we did, here's a quick refresher of just a few of the highlights:  Boys High School Maccabi Games, Elementary School Bat Ami Program, Girls High School Yom Iyyun, Elementary School Edible Menorah Contest, Boys High School Edible Menorah Contest, Early Childhood Chanukah Celebration, First Grade Chanukah Presentation, Girls High School Chagigah, Girls High School Bowling, Boys High School Siyyum Breakfast, Elementary School “Light Up the Night” Perfomance, Girls High School Chesed Trip, Elementary School Shabbat Chanukah Oneg, and a whole host of others.

Here are some pictures to help bring back the memories...

From Movies

An Evening of Torah

In case you missed the impressive evening a few weeks ago, when three of our high school boys, under the direction of Rabbi Gersten and Rabbi Avi Goldberg, delivered sophisticated, in-depth, shiurim on complex halachic topics to a Beis Medrash filled with parents, students, and community members, you can get a get a glimpse of what it was like from the clips below.

A belated - though so well deserved - yasher koach to the boys and their rebbeim!

From Evening of Divrei Torah

From Evening of Divrei Torah