Saturday, July 20, 2019

Schools

Ma’ayanot Students Learn About Constructive Disagreement

In commemoration of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Ma’ayanot’s Yamim Committee planned a program aimed at teaching their fellow students about the life and political assassination of Rabin, and about techniques of constructive disagreement.

The program started with two

Math Gets High Marks at Bi-Cultural

Going beyond the basics of traditional math lessons, Bi-Cultural Day School teachers have reached into their toolkits of creativity and ingenuity to teach their students that math can be creative and fun as well as challenging. From Pre-K to eighth grade, from coding in computer literacy to building a giant, life-sized number

Westchester Torah Academy Brings Appreciation to Music

At Westchester Torah Academy, music is cool. Children are always singing, whether it’s on the school bus, in the classrooms, on the playground or in the hallways. And there are no surprises there. Head of school Rabbi Rami Strosberg is also its musical director, and he has instilled a sense of love for music

Names Not Numbers

This past Friday, Westchester Day School eighth graders began their participation in the Holocaust educational program “Names Not Numbers,” in which they will be involved throughout the school year. The students were introduced to the Holocaust Oral History Film Documentary and watched a screening of the Academy Award winning

Westchester Torah Academy Announces Expansion: 'Hogwarts' Acquisition

Westchester Torah Academy, the Jewish school with a unique blended learning program, will be moving to a new magical location in the heart of New Rochelle. Earlier this month, WTA’s head of school, Rabbi Rami Strosberg, and Board Chair, Kevin Shacknofsky, jointly announced that WTA had purchased a brand new 8.5 acre

WDS Fifth Graders Discover Life on the Long Island Sound

Westchester Day School Fifth graders kicked off their semester-long study of the Long Island Sound with a visit to the WDS waterfront to explore the intertidal zone and the creatures who call it home. The students first spent an hour turning over rocks and squatting next to tide pools to find crabs,

What Makes Alef Bet Tick

In 2014, Chabad’s Alef Bet Preschool opened its new renovated site at 1228 North Avenue in New Rochelle

When asked about what makes Alef Bet Preschool so unique, Debbie, a Scarsdale parent explained, is that the mission at Alef Bet is to empower children to explore

SAR Kicks Off Year With a Bang

SAR started its year with a bang. The class of 2019 held its Freshman Day at Camp Ramah Nyack for a fun-filled day of competition and teamwork. Students designed a coat of arms to represent the group, combining personalities together to gain greater insights into what identifies each student. They also

Carmel Academy Students Tap Into Inner Genius

Once a week, Carmel Academy fifth grader Sophie Citron puts aside her math, science and Hebrew learning to explore what it takes to publish a book. Classmate Annie Mozer does the same as she delves into research about the medieval period and why people wore such strange clothing in the Middle Ages.

WDS Spectacular Scavenger Hunt

On Sunday, October 18, Westchester Day School held its Open House Kickoff event, a scavenger hunt on the beautiful beachfront grounds of WDS. Teams set off, armed with their cell phones and a list of 27 photo-based missions/tasks for them to complete. With clues like, “Google School: Our middle

Stein Yeshiva of Lincoln Park Expands Tuition Initiative

One of the major motivations of Stein Yeshiva’s founders was to make Torah education available to all families despite their ability to pay, but without sacrificing educational excellence. Mr. Stuart Stein, president of the yeshiva, says, “Torah education does not ultimately run on any business model. It is about teaching Jewish

Edible Science at Carmel Academy

Carmel Academy’s fifth grade has come full circle. Last spring, as fourth graders, they planted a plethora of vegetables, herbs and flowers in Carmel Academy’s organic garden as part of their life sciences curriculum.

Now, as fifth graders, the same students are harvesting the fruits of

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