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Monthly Archives: November 2019

No Place for Hate

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On October 30th, SDJA sent our second annual No Place for Hate (NPFH) delegation of MUS students and staff to the ADL’s NPFH 2019 Leadership Conference.  An enthusiastic group of nine students ranging from 7th-12th grades (Ilan Leisorek (12th), Tali Eichner (12th), Yosi Galicot (10th), Alec Amiel (10th), Rena Novum (10th), Rebecca Manor (9th), Ofel […]

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Israeli Cellist Visits SDJA

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Renowned Israeli Cellist, Elad Kabilio gave a music presentation to 5th graders and middle school students recently. Currently living in New York, Kabilio has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Aspen Music festival. He is devoted to bringing classical music to new audiences and rountinly teaches and performs in schools in Israel, […]

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CIF Playoffs/ Fall Awards

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There was much to celebrate in athletics as we finish out the fall season.  Here are a few quick highlights as well as the fall award winners for their respective sports:             -Girls Varsity Tennis Pacific League Champions for the second year in a row             -The following girls Varsity tennis doubles teams all qualified […]

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MUS Science Department and UCSD Collaboration

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UCSD graduate students visited SDJA recently as part of the Neuroscience Outreach Program, to run brain labs with the Anatomy, AP Psychology, and AP Biology science classes). The Neuroscience graduate students launched this Neuroscience Outreach Program to share their knowledge of the brain and neuroscience research within San Diego. The UCSD students brought all different […]

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Veterans Day in the Upper School

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This past Wednesday during Community Time, grades 6-12 participated in a Tikkun Olam Veteran’s Day program.  The High School students spent time making blankets for homeless veterans and the Middle School students were busy making personalized patches that will be sewn onto the blankets. It was a very meaningful experience for all!   Nicole Trotta, […]

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8th grade trip to Israel

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For the first time in the history of SDJA, our 8th grade class traveled to Israel as part of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) Israel Education Program. Spending two weeks in Israel learning, bonding as a class, and having fun; the 8th grade immersed themselves in an extraordinary experience guaranteed to inform […]

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College Application Season

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As is usual at this point in the college application cycle at SDJA, the days have been full. Of meetings with individual juniors, to discuss their essays, and refine those pieces of writing. And of my, and our teachers’, own writing in support of our seniors’ applications. I have found the work to be joyful, […]

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Guidance Counseling Update

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Guidance Lessons Introducing SDJA’s first ever Podcast, the Mindful Moment! This awesome communication tool will help our students teach their parents and our school community about the social emotional tools they are learning in class. Featuring Kindergarten students on our private podcast channel (only available to those with the following  link), our first episode highlights […]

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The Mystery of the Missing Eggs

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By: Gabrielle Scott and Ariana Jinich For the past few weeks the chickens have stopped laying eggs. The question is, why? Could it be Daylight Savings and lack of light? Could it be that some chickens don’t get along with others? Here are some thoughts on why our chickens have stopped laying eggs. Daylight Savings […]

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Sport Education- A New Style of Teaching PE!

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By Anna Pelletier The beginning of this school year started with quite a challenge for 5th grade students in PE.  Their task was to form three different teams in their class; create a team name, team cheer, be given roles and responsibilities and ultimately, teach themselves! We first started this approach with basketball. We had […]

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