Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Help Win 50k for the MHA!

We have entered the Rack Room Shoes Campus Beautification Contest on Facebook.  The school that gets the most votes over the next two weeks will win $50,000 to improve their physical plant.  Two years ago, a small Jewish Day School in Charlotte won a similar contest run by Kohls, so it can be done!

To win, though, we need an all out effort from every supporter of the MHA across the globe.  All you have to do is follow this link once a day for the next two weeks and vote for us, then encourage all of your contacts to do the same.  It's that easy!

With your help we could be well on our way to a more beautiful and more secure campus sooner than we imagined.  So, go and vote and pass it on!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Yom HaShoah

Several parents who attended our school Yom HaShoah assembly last week, said it was among the best they had ever seen.  Powerful and to the point, our high school students, under the direction of our Torah MiTzion Kollel, acted out scenes or read short texts representing six different aspects of the Holocaust.  At the conclusion of each one, a student lit a candle and placed a prop by its side to serve as a visual reminder of what they had just seen.  The assembly, which included boys and girls from grades 3-12, was followed by a more intensive study session led by the Kollel in each of the high schools.

Here are some pictures from the day:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pesach Play

Our second graders, under the direction of Morah Yehudit Solemon, wowed students and parents alike today with their musical performance of the Pesach story performed completely and totally in Hebrew.  Every child in the class had a significant part and every child truly shined.

Here are some clips from the play (they will load automatically one after the other).  For pictures of today's stars click here.

!חג כשר ושמח

Monday, April 2, 2012

Welcome home, Champs!

The entire school came out to greet our Cooper Macs last week when they returned home from the Sarachek Tournament in New York, for the second time in our school's history,  as the Tier II Champs (if you are wondering when the first time was, here is a clue courtesy of Coach Pace Cooper).

During the lunch time pep rally, Coach Richard Lewis summarized each of the games and described how our boys overcame the most improbable odds to accomplish this feat.  The students were then treated to this slideshow which pays tribute to what has been a magical season for Coach Lewis and the Cooper Macs:

Pictures from pep rally, including a video of the boys making their entrance, click here.

 In case you missed  it, the Commercial Appeal also got in on congratulating our boys.  Sports columnist John Varlas began his Sunday piece this week as follows:

There's a high school basketball team in Memphis that just completed its most successful season ever, finishing the year ranked among the country's top teams. Led by a talented junior point guard that averages 21 points per game, this team finished its year by winning its division in a national level tournament. 
And chances are, this is the first time you're hearing about it...

Read the rest of Varlas's column here and, in case you haven't done so already, be sure to let our boys know that they made us proud.