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 concludes on January 23. These challenges and opportunities are part and parcel of our school since developing the traits necessary to successfully navigate a rigorous program of leaning are the same that are practiced by the most successful people in any given endeavor – persistence, consistency, reflection and being present.
As we enter into a much needed period of rejuvenation and time away from the daily routine of school, I hope you will include reflection in your winter break plans. Whether travel or a staycation is in your plans, school breaks are most opportune times to dialogue with your child and encourage your child to reflect.
Was there something new that I encountered this semester; in class or lab or arts room or athletic team or club that energized my curiosity and what am I going to do about it?
In my school life, do I concentrate on what I DO know and what I CAN do or the opposite?
How do I feel about my approach to my learning? Is there something to change?
When a task or challenge seems overwhelming: What do I do? And do my actions lead to success?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]