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Monthly Archives: February 2017

How We Talk to Each Other, By Kelley King, Head of Lower School

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Dear Parents, It was Tuesday morning and our Head of School kicked off our professional development day with a presentation. In the course of his talk, he threw in the word “kvetch.” Chuckles rippled across the room – we can all relate to a little kvetching! As I drove home that afternoon, I thought more […]

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Our Faculty, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Our Faculty Independent School Management (ISM) is considered the gold standard for data-driven best practices in private and independent schools throughout the United States. Research leads ISM to say that the best predictor of overall student success at school is faculty culture. These are some of the twenty topics that the ISM Faculty Culture Survey […]

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The 5th Commandment, By Jeremy Toren, Director of Jewish Life & Judaic Studies, MUS

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The 5th Commandment This week’s Torah portion, Yitro, lists the Ten Commandments.  Every time I study this portion, I am struck by the uniqueness of the fifth commandment, to honor one’s parents: “Honor your father and your mother, that you may long endure on the land that the Lord your God is assigning to you.” […]

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Breaking Glass, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Dear Parents: Why study Torah? No, seriously, ask yourself why should we study Torah, Jewish texts and teaching? If we study Torah at school and don’t know how to apply it to our lives, why study it at all? Sometimes, studying Jewish values and texts seem separate from how we conduct ourselves in our day […]

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