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Science By Dr. Cheryl Eisen

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SDJA science students are learning what it is like to be scientists, by doing science in and out of the classroom.  We are providing students with opportunities to explore science beyond the curriculum and to challenge themselves to solve real world problems.     Ms. Pitzeks’ 6th grade students recently visited the San Dieguito lagoon where […]

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Math By Kristine Schneid

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One focus of the MUS math department is to engage the students in meaningful and interesting real-world applications of mathematics. Such applications are incorporated to develop creative problem solving skills as well as an appreciation of math and its relationship to other disciplines. In Geometry and Geometry Honors students are working on a project that […]

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Judaic Studies By Jeremy Toren

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In recent collaborative opportunities for our upper school Judaic Studies team, we have emphasized the importance of understanding the relevance of Jewish study to students’ everyday lives.  The examples below demonstrate a wide variety of ways in which our teachers guide our students in making meaning out of timeless Jewish ideas.    In Honors Jewish […]

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Humanities (English/History) By Sara Hansen and Susan Wu

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The Humanities Department embraces opportunities for connections between literary and historical studies. Whenever possible we try and create synthesis points where students can absorb the information from both areas of study in a deeper and more meaningful way. We have several moments of those happenings taking place this year. Brendan Riley’s English 10 classes are […]

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Arts By Tommy Collins

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The middle school art and music electives just wrapped up the first trimester, and what a fun time it was!  In the music electives students learned how to play basic songs on the guitar, trombone, trumpet, piano, and drums and then performed for their peers.  Other students learned how to use GarageBand on their computers […]

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Senior Luncheon

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Last week at our Senior Luncheon, the guest speaker was Mr. Glenn Doshay. Mr. Doshay has three sons, all of whom graduated from SDJA; was a long time teacher in the MUS teaching AP Econ, Journalism, and Speech and Debate; and also the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for 10 seasons. The theme of the senior […]

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Scoop From The Coop This week’s edition was written by Joshua Sprung

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As one of the chicken handlers, it is my job to collect eggs and care for our chickens on a daily basis. In this article, I am going to discuss the daily schedule for the chickens and the handlers. Every day the handlers and I go down to the coop at 10:15 to take care […]

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“What’s in a Name”

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Families – It’s pop-quiz time. No don’t run! I promise we will not grade you or put it on your permanent record. Now that your heart rate has started to come back to normal, can you answer the following: Do you know the names of the parents in your son’s/daughter’s class? Do you know the […]

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Due to parent-teacher conferences, Monday, December 10th will not be a regular school day. Childcare will be available for all families who would like for their child to attend on Monday. The hours will be the same –  from 8:00am to 3:05pm. After-school childcare and Kayefet will both be available after school, as normal. During […]

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Tikkun Olam Efforts at GMLS

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GMLS students are continually involved in Tikkun Olam efforts. Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings. It is often used when discussing issues of social policy to ensure a safeguard to […]

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