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Tikkun Olam 9th Grade By Nicole Trotta

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Over the past few months, the 9th grade class has been working with the Tikkun Olam Committee on planning and organizing a dinner for unsheltered families and individuals participating in the Safe Parking Program. The Safe Parking Program serves families and individuals who are living in their cars and whom have most recently found themselves […]

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SPRING IS COMING! By Jordanna Rubin, PTO President

Growing up in Miami, Florida, weather reports have always been an important part of daily routines. It was never a matter of “will it rain,” but “when will it rain and how heavy?” With the invention of smartphones and weather apps, it just couldn’t get any better. I now know when the rain will start […]

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GMLS Student Artwork Selected for Young Art Exhibit By Victoria Polyak

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Students in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade have been selected to have their artwork in the San Diego Museum of Art’s 2019 Young Art Exhibit. Our students’ artwork was selected from hundreds of submissions by a distinguished jury and will be on display at the museum from March 30 – May 12. Students […]

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Mission Innovation By Irene Lerner

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Tensions were running high on Wednesday night when 14 SDJA teams came together at the gym to compete in the Mousetrap Car Races. The cars were powered by a mouse trap as a motor, and the judges required a report with measurements and scaled drawings to be completed prior to the race. As the Novice […]

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World Peace Games By Danielle Heyde

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It is with great excitement that we announce the start of the World Peace Games! World Peace Games is another curriculum component specific to fifth grade that supports and works alongside our entrepreneurial studies.  World Peace Games is a geopolitical game that encourages students to explore world problems including poverty, war, religious tensions, and natural […]

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Shukathon By Gvira Abed and Shira Shaffer

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Last summer, we had the amazing opportunity to study at the Legacy Heritage Teachers Institute (LHTI) in Jerusalem. Together, we created a plan to create a “Shukaton” – an authentic Israeli Shuk (market) with middle school and lower school students at SDJA. During our stay in Israel, we planned how to execute the project with […]

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Tikkun Olam By Nicole Trotta

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6th Grade Tikkun Olam   On January 24th, the 6th grade class completed their first Tikkun Olam project! The students took donated t-shirts and sweatpants from our recent clothing drive and spent their time during EXCSEL, making dog toys for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.  Helen Woodward Animal Center is a unique, private non-profit organization […]

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MS Science Fair By Lily Deveau

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Our eighth grade students have been hard at work since September on their Science Research Projects and Experiments. The process began with brainstorming science experiment ideas that each students was interested in, and over the next several months, they researched their topics at length to learn about the science behind their proposed experiments. They then […]

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Faculty Professional Development – Mental Health

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Student life in the MUS takes many forms. There are the student social events like the Prom and the MS Movie Night as well as the EXCSEL program, Tikkun Olam and advisory. As a means to provide support in an aspect of student life that is increasingly needed in schools – Mental Health, the MUS […]

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Club Z By Shira Schaffer

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On January 18, 12 amazing SDJA students flew to San Francisco to take part in a three day forum.  The theme of this year’s forum was “Zionisim – A Love Story”. The Youth Conference on the Middle East and Israel is an annual North American teen conference sponsored by Club Z. The event brings together […]

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