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September 10, 2017 MUS Division Newsletter

Explore Possibilities – The College Search

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The college visitation season has begun, and will run through early November. Which means that it’s time for our juniors and seniors to meet with admissions representatives during scheduled times on campus to find out…something more than just which colleges and universities are offering what signature programs. Counseling students through the college admissions investigation and […]

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Inspire Purpose – Rosh Hashanah Program

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When the Jewish Life Committee met to dialogue on what meaningful and enjoyable program we could run for Rosh Hashanah, we settled on two facts.  The first fact is that Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and the second is that the SDJA student population is culturally diverse.  We put these facts together and […]

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Challenge Minds – 7 Grade Team Building Trip

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On August 28th, the 7th grade students embarked upon a teambuilding retreat in Malibu, California.  The students (and staff) had the opportunity to engage in activities that took them outside of their comfort zones, allowing for personal growth, teamwork, bonding, and FUN. The retreat involved many teambuilding challenges (that progressively became more and more difficult […]

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Do you have a hungry mind?

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Learning – On Lions Day, I posed a question to the upper school student body: Do you have a hungry mind? After some quizzical looks because upper school students are always hungry, I presented an approach to learning that many researchers of human psychology believe is an indicator of living a fulfilled life. Being curious […]

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