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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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GMLS Honors Our Service Men & Women

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On Friday, the Lower School students participated in a very meaningful Veteran’s Day assembly. It was made extra-special by the presence of fifteen service men and women from all branches of the military. Our Student Council members were the first to greet our special guests. To start off the assembly, the students rose and applauded […]

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What’s Happening – Community Events

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FIDF 9th Annual San Diego Gala: A Night of Heroes – Saturday, November 9, 2019    

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Senior Luncheon Speaker Series

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The first senior luncheon speaker of the year was Rabbi Phil Graubart. During our senior luncheons guest speakers share reflections on their own life framed by the question: “ What I wish I Knew When I was 17 years old.”   Rabbi Graubart spoke to the power of relationships and caring  for others throughout the […]

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Humanities Honors

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Recently the 9th and 10th grade Humanities Honors students gathered at the JCC to interact with an exhibit entitled “The Power of Protest: The Movement of Soviet Jews.” The exhibit highlighted the numerous ways that American Jews supported the efforts of Jews in the Soviet Union to emigrate to other countries–particularly Israel and America– during […]

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10th and 11th grade – UCSD Challenge Course

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The 10th and 11th grade classes participated in the UCSD Challenge Course. This outdoor classroom includes lessons that teach students how to empower themselves to overcome fears and challenges. Through ground based team challenges and high ropes courses, students must emotionally and physically support each other in order to get through each activity. When you […]

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Math / Humanities Project – Escape Room

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Upper level math and Film & Literature students will be working together this year to create San Diego Jewish Academy’s own Escape Room experience as a means of taking specific concepts learned in class and applying them in a real world, interactive way. As a start to this project and as a way to build […]

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