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March 3, 2019 GMLS Division Newsletter

World Peace Games: Interviews with the Prime Ministers By Galia Dondisch & Sarah Datnow

World Peace Games is a fun way to learn about how the world works and how to solve problems together.  In the game, our classes are divided into eight groups: the four countries, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Arms- Dealers. There are 22 pre-set crises that we need to solve by working […]

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Celebration of Abilities Day By Nicole Ludwig

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On Thursday, SDJA and the PTO hosted our first annual Celebration of Abilities in partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).  This was our first of a series of events we have put together to create awareness and tolerance of what it means to have a physical disability, leading up to the Jogathon on April […]

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GMLS Students Build Moon Base

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This past Sunday, the Rover Rangers, SDJA’s First FLL, Jr. team displayed their “Mission Moon” model at the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo at LEGOLAND. The team included six students: Elie Steinway, Oscar Rubenzik, Sarah Matloubian, Ian Hewitson, Joshua Gelt, and Sammy Zack. Sammy’s father, Andy, coached the team, assisted by Ian’s mother, Brianne, and […]

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Campaign Dollars at Work: Literacy Learning By Kelley King

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Over the last five years, every aspect of the GMLS general studies program – the curricula, assessments, teaching materials and instructional approaches – has undergone significant review and revision and, in some cases, total replacement. Especially in the area of English language arts, teachers have engaged in a great deal of professional development in pursuit […]

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