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Art

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Our high school Artistic Minyan, led by Liz Nebo and Yvonne Webber, uses techniques from the Teacher Institute of Arts Summer Seminar to assist students in diving deeply into Jewish texts through artistic exploration. On Monday, December 9, we were fortunate to have a mentor, Linda Parmet, from the Teacher Institute of the Arts Program […]

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Senior Trip

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One of the highlights of the 12th grade year, if not the entire SDJA experience, is the annual Senior Trip to Poland and Israel. 12th graders who participate in the trip finish their academic work prior to Passover break, capping off with a meaningful Senior Siyyum program in which they reflect on the totality of […]

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking: Middle School Robotics

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SDJA is excited about our new and growing middle school robotics program! The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking (CIET) is offering two middle school courses this year, one of which is the trimester long robotics course. The purpose of this elective class is to offer students an opportunity to imagine, design, build and reflect […]

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SDJA Robotics Club

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For seven years SDJA has been building its robotics club thanks to the strong contribution of dedicated students with very diverse skills and their coach, Patrick Hagarman. Their mission is to innovate, excite, and inspire a passion for science and engineering in an environment where team members creatively find and solve problems together in pursuit […]

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1 Minute Challenge in Science 7

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With all of today’s many stressors (homework, grades, tests, social anxieties, social media, electronics, family, friends…. the list can go on), we need to start learning and developing tools to work with those stressors and not let those stressors work us! The goal isn’t to eliminate stress (which we know is not possible), but rather […]

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Classroom Wellness

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Over the past few years the MUS has implemented multiple programs and structural shifts to support a mentally healthy learning environment. We embarked on this journey out of a desire to tend to not only the academic growth of our students but also to ensure our MUS learning space is one of positivity and balance. […]

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Chanukah Message

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By Rabbi Frank It has always struck me that during this darkest time of year, when days are short and nights are long, we Jews are commanded to kindle light.  To me, this is the special beauty of Chanukah – we turn a season of prolonged darkness into a time of joy, family celebration, and […]

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Guidance Counseling Update

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Guidance Lessons New Podcast Episode!  https://anchor.fm/sdjapodcast Check out our amazing first graders in this month’s SDJA Mindful Moment Podcast! This awesome communication tool will help our students teach YOU –their parents and our school community- about the social emotional tools they are learning in class. Featuring first grade students on our private podcast channel (only […]

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Spotlight on Student Clubs

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KOOV Club meets on Mondays with Mrs. Dolinka and Mrs. LaPlante.  KOOV, created by Sony, is the all-in-one coding, robotics, and design kit that combines digital coding with physical building to teach the next generation of problem-solvers and innovators. In this club, students collaborate in teams to build creations with the KOOV blocks. Then, they […]

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Museum of Equity

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By Candace Manor, Lauren Mathews & Jamie Boelens Kindergarten may not be the first place you think of when you hear the words “equity” or “augmented reality” but those words came to life in Kindergarten’s recently debuted Museum of Equity. Throughout the first term, kindergarteners were learning about individuals who identified problems in their communities […]

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