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Dr Rob Valli, PhD and Rabbi Joshua Ladon

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship from a Real World Perspective. Lindy Benson’s AP Macro Economic classes recently had the opportunity hear from a serial entrepreneur / investment banker on how the modern innovation economy functions. Dr. Rob Valli, Ph.D. is currently a Dean at the Long Island University – Post School of Management and holds degrees from […]

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Shabbat and Tikkun Olam

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Middle and High School Student Government Celebrate Shabbat Together Sammi Dorfan Last Friday night (December 1), Student Government members came together not to plan events or to brainstorm initiatives, but rather to say Kiddish and indulge in homemade Challah. One of the things that made this Shabbat celebration so unique was the fact that the […]

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Online Learning

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As online learning opportunities are becoming increasingly more widespread and popular, we want to ensure that our students are prepared with the skills they need to be successful in a virtual classroom. This year, all 8th grade students are studying Jewish history in an online course offered through the Online Jewish Studies Consortium, a network […]

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Reflection

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As it is every year during the weeks leading up to winter break, the upper school campus is a buzz of activity. The winter sports season is underway with multiple teams playing games and matches daily, the academic program is full of projects and assessments coming due at a brisk pace and the fall semester […]

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PTO Corner

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In the early 1990’s, approximately 700 American nuns agreed to allow researchers access to their autobiographies as part of a research program on aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The published results were astounding. The more positive emotions the nuns expressed in their autobiographical notes -contentment, gratitude, happiness, love and hope – the more likely they were […]

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Upcoming GMLS Events

  Parent Teacher Conferences 9:00am Monday, December 4 A101, Ulam Parent Teacher Conferences, continued 8:00am Tuesday, December 5 A101, Ulam 4th Grade Parent Breakfast w/ Sarah Greenstein  8:00am Wednesday, December 6 A210 4th Grade Havdalah Program 6:00pm Saturday, December 9 A101, Ulam Modeh Ani 8:00am Monday, December 11 A101, Ulam 1st Grade Hanukkah Program 8:30am Monday, […]

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Mindful Moment

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To begin our guidance lessons each week, students are welcomed to a Mindful Moment practice. They are invited to find a comfortable position that is alert and intentional, to close their eyes, and to focus one of their five senses as an anchor to paying attention on purpose, without judgment, to the present moment.  We […]

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Tikkun Olam

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Making bracelets and selling baked goods sounds like a modest way of repairing the entire world – even if all the proceeds go to rebuild homes and lives devastated by disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico City. But the genius behind Judaism’s concept of Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World – lies in its modesty. […]

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Collaborative Problem-Solving

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It’s not enough to provide rigorous academics that challenge students intellectually. Jobs and wage growth opportunities open up for those who have the social skills needed in order to work well with others. That’s why we work with great intention to help our students become excellent collaborative problem-solvers. According to Andreas Schleicher who oversees the […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Parent-teacher conferences are being held Monday and Tuesday and we look forward to seeing you. There is nothing like parent-teacher conferences to remind us that we are truly your partners. We all share a common goal: To make this a successful school year for your child! Here are some tips to make the most of […]

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