Friday, April 30, 2010
As he was leaving school yesterday, Nathan handed me an envelope with all of their "presents." It was a special gift from two very special boys.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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It began with Yom HaShoah when our older elementary and Middle School students watched as our high schoolers put on a dramatic rendition of eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust written by children who were there. Afterward they broke into groups moderated by our Kollel boys and our Bat Ami girls, who led them in meaningful and reflective conversations about what the Holocaust means to us as individuals and to our people.
Yom HaShoah was followed by Yom HaZikaron, a day in which members of our own faculty who served in the Israel Defense Forces shared their thoughts and experiences with our students. In the evening, our kids were on full display, as their choir performance, flag dance, and skit formed the centerpiece of the communal Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut program sponsored by all of the local Orthodox shuls.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This year, for the first time, the Ulpaniada was expanded to become an international competition. Thousands of girls in Jewish High Schools from across the globe competed in the first two rounds and only a select few made it to the finals which will take place on Tuesday, May 4th at the Michlalah campus in Jerusalem. At its completion, all finalists will receive a special certificate from the Israeli Minister of Education.
We thank Mr. Vaughn and the rest of our Math faculty for preparing Molly so well and we wish Molly the best of luck. We know she'll make us proud...she already has!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In the Art contest, Racheli Tsuna shared 1st place with 2 students from Solomon Schechter and Brina Copper took 2nd place along with a boy from BSSS. In the poetry contest it was a clean sweep: Alexa Wender took 1st, Jake Baum took 2nd, and Lavi Tsuna took 3rd. We swept the essay contest too with Maddie Tavin taking first place, Jordana Wender taking 2nd, and Jonathan Tavin taking third.