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Author Archives: Harry Katcher

Pre-registration Thoughts

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With the conclusion of the first semester last week and the upcoming registration process for 2018.19, there is a lot of reflecting and planning occurring in the upper school. In addition to course planning for registration, the faculty has been engaging in workshops concerning stress and anxiety and student engagement. The students just finished their […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events: JCompany presents Les Miserables: Do you hear the people sing __________________________ LES MISERABLES January 12-28, 2018 Do you hear the people sing?! The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has […]

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We need to empower our girls

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A US study published in the journal of Science last year revealed that “girls feel less smart than boys by the age of 6”  (Bian, Leslie, Cimpian, Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests, Science, Vol. 355, Issue 6323, pp. 389-391, 27 Jan 2017).  “The study itself surmises that these stereotypes […]

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Financial Literacy

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GMLS students start early to learn about personal finance and the world of business! Just this past week, 2nd graders had an economics lesson co-taught by parents Lindy Benson (who is also an MUS teacher of Economics) and Sonia Steinway. The second graders’ economics unit focuses on learning about different businesses in a community. Students […]

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Aunt B shares her story

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This week, the fifth graders had an incredibly special opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor speak. Bea Karp (known as “Aunt B”) is the great-great-aunt of 2nd grader Myles Cohn and 3rd grader Elia Cohn. We were joined by many members of the Cohn family to hear her story. Aunt B has made it […]

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GMLS Reading Program Set to Distinguish Itself Nationally

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Golda Meir Lower School is soon to become one of the only schools in the nation in which every language arts teacher is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. Why are we making this particular investment in professional development? For three reasons: To enhance our teachers’ specialized skills and knowledge to support every kind […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Upcoming Community Events: JCompany presents Les Miserables: Do you hear the people sing Options: The Women’s Event __________________________ LES MISERABLES January 12-28, 2018 Do you hear the people sing?! The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an […]

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FIRST Tech Challenge

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For the first time ever, San Diego Jewish Academy is hosting a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Competition.  On February 11th, SDJA Robotics is hosting and competing in the San Diego Regional Euclid League Championships. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head […]

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Professional Development: Hebrew

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Recently, Morah Esti was invited to attend The National Conference of the Hebrew Teachers Association in North America. The theme of the event was: “Hebrew: The Key to Identity, Culture, Heritage and Literacy” The conference focused on describing the achievements and challenges facing the practitioners of the teaching of the Hebrew language in the Diaspora, […]

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Registration – Mike Quigley

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The 2018.19 school year is in the works. The MUS team is busy preparing for 2018.19 course registration. At the beginning of February you will receive a letter from our Dean of Academics, Mr. Kahn, describing the registration process along with a link to the 2018.19 course catalogue. The course catalogue will uploaded to the […]

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