Thursday, June 29, 2017

Schools

WDS Middle School Takes Audience on a Trip Around the World

On Monday, March 27, Westchester Day School middle school students performed in a creative show directed and choreographed by social studies teacher Tina Marie Roode. “A Trip Around the World: A Journey through Music, Art and Dance” was an original show that surveyed history from the beginning of time to the

Yetziat Mitzrayim Comes to Breuers in Washington Heights

Carmel Students and Parents Play With Their Food—All in the Name of Math

Imagine being given four graham crackers, each with a value of 100 points, and your goal is to create a food person worth 400 points. The catch is you can only use two of the graham crackers. The additional two crackers must be exchanged for pretzel sticks worth 10 points and/or Froot Loops worth one

WHHS Tempest Team Triumphs

Waves crashed, masts split and the boatswain was cursed by Italian nobility as Westchester Hebrew High School joined Frisch, Ma’ayanot, SAR and TABC in the Third Annual Envision Shakespeare competition on Thursday, March 30. This year, the Envision Shakespeare program, founded by Rebecca Lopkin and Nancy Edelman, invited students

Bi-Cultural Speaker Offers Recipe for Raising Successful Kids

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, parents were not averse to reigning in their children with the phrase (and the philosophy) “I’m not your friend, I’m your parent.”

But galaxies—and times—have changed, says Dr. Leonard Sax, an internationally renowned expert in the field of

Behind the Camera Lens: Carmel Academy Students Embrace Inspiring Photo Challenge

At Carmel Academy there is a special community within a community—a small cadre of student photographers who are participating in a creative endeavor called Carmel Framers.

Carmel Framers is a middle school elective course, which introduces students to the art of photography.

A Year Later, Makerspace Is Changing the Face of Education at Bi-Cultural

Wouldn’t it be great if someone designed a speaker capable of amplifying the sound on an iPhone so that you could actually, well, hear it?

Wishful thinking? Maybe. Still, a group of middle-schoolers at Bi-Cultural Day School has its sights set on making this very wish come

Westchester Night School on Artist Gustav Klimt Shines

On Wednesday evening, WDS preschool teacher Morah Erica Strongin opened her home for an art history edition of the popular parent education program Westchester Night School. Despite the snow, parents and faculty came out to hear her talk, entitled “The Art of Gustav Klimt: Painter of The Lady in Gold.” Because Gustav Klimt was

We Have the Power to Shape Young Lives

The past few weeks have been particularly trying ones to be in the field of Jewish day-school leadership. Our usual conversations about curriculum, Yiddishkeit and student achievements have been interspersed with meetings about security measures, new protective drills and emotional wellbeing. Each day’s news seemingly brings

Bi-Cultural Dad Fills Students In on a Soldier’s Life

Recently, Bi-Cultural Day School students were given an inside glimpse into the life of an American soldier, when Sgt. First Class Larry Ostroff stopped by for a visit. Sgt. Ostroff, who serves in the U.S. Army’s 990th Engineer Company, discussed with seventh and eighth graders the challenges soldiers face today, taking the time

RYNJ First Graders Receive Their Chumashim

Two very special evenings took place in the RYNJ gym last week. First grade students received their Chumashim. What an amazing job everyone did to make these beautiful performances happen. More than 120 children were onstage to entertain family and friends with songs and hand motions.

Stein Yeshiva Enjoys Pre-Purim Fun

On Sunday March 5, Stein Yeshiva’s PTA held a festive pre-Purim costume party at the North East Jewish Center. The children made chocolate, strawberry and apricot hamantashen by rolling, pinching and filling the dough; parents and children made masks using various materials; and

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