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Author Archives: Harry Katcher

Schusterman Summit

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High School Students Attend Schusterman Summit in Washington D.C. Last week four students from the SDJA: Maya Baltinester, Ori Hammond, Hannah Moel, and Talia Gold traveled to Washington DC with Morah Esti Yeshanov to participate in the Schusterman Summit for High School Students.  SDJA Alumnus Josh Lurie met up with the group during the conference […]

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Innovation in MUS Science

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Over the last several years the Science Department has been continuing to transform the way science is taught and learned in both middle and high school at SDJA.  We have adopted innovative curricula, developed innovative teaching practices, and we provide classroom and extracurricular opportunities for our students to be innovators. The curricula in our core […]

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Optimism

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The psychological research community defines optimistic people as those who stay motivated even when things don’t go well and believe that effort will improve the future. Optimism is a character trait that manifests in many aspect of life but in competitive or challenging environments; it is a must. Optimistic people are able to dis-regard setbacks […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening speakers include Foreign Policy Expert, Dore Gold, Arab Muslim Zionist, Yahya Mahamid, and Israel’s X Factor finalists, Kippalive! Come celebrate Israel with us by registering for your seats at www.standwithus.com/iheartisrael17

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Jog-A-Thon: November 14th

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WHAT: The Jog-A-Thon raises funds for the Annual Purim Carnival while promoting health and fitness for students. WHY: We are collaborating with Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF) to advocate for people with physical challenges to pursue active lifestyles: http://www.challengedathletes.org HOW: Students should find sponsors from family, friends, neighbors, co-workers) to support them using the online form: https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/sdja/jogathon?token=1925509765 PRIZES: Each Friday we […]

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Upcoming GMLS Events

11/8    5:30pm – Mission Innovation Competition – Gym 11/10 NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day 11/13 8:00am – Modeh Ani & Veteran’s Day Assembly – Ulam 11/14 8:20am – 3rd Grade Parent Breakfast w/Sara Greenstein – Moadon 11/14 8:30am – Jogathon – Upper School Softball Field                              8:45-9:15am for grades 3-5; 9:30-10:00am for grades K-2 11/15 […]

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Explore Possibilities: Professional Development

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Students aren’t the only ones who are exploring possibilities – so are our teachers! Our teachers regularly participate in professional development designed to keep their skills sharp and to learn new strategies to improve children’s learning experiences in the classroom. This last weekend, Shelly Moses and Dianne Shapp were invited to speak at the California […]

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Inspire Purpose: Wonder

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Congratulations to our fifth graders! At the invitation of Lionsgate, they attended an advance screening of the movie Wonder on Thursday, October 26th. The invitation came due to our students’ commitment to living by the precepts of kindness that are espoused in the movie. It all started when the students and teachers signed on to […]

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Challenge Minds: Math in Focus

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Growing up in the US, many of us were taught arithmetic in school. But things have changed. No longer is learning arithmetic sufficient for becoming college and career ready. At the heart of our math program, Math in Focus, is mathematical problem-solving. That means focusing on the development of children’s abilities to solve problems in […]

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SDJA’s GMLS New, Comprehensive K-5 Music Program

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This school year ushers in the second year of our new, comprehensive K-5 music program. With the inaugural year under our belt, it is exciting to see the music program grow and flourish due to the incredible creativity and passion of our music teacher, Morah Shani Zamir. The students enjoy a music classroom filled with […]

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