With the conclusion of the first semester last week and the upcoming registration process for 2018.19, there is a lot of reflecting and planning occurring in the upper school. In addition to course planning for registration, the faculty has been engaging in workshops concerning stress and anxiety and student engagement. The students just finished their first semester’s work and have begun contemplating their academic program for next year. It’s a complex time of the year for upper school students as the academic expectations continue simultaneously with planning for the future.
The uncomfortableness of the learning process coupled with the robust student life at SDJA is sometimes disconcerting for students. The challenging academic program at SDJA is intentionally designed so students learn to grapple with new and ever complex topics in the classroom while learning to develop the skills to flourish in a world that is anything but routine. In a recent group chat with fellow upper school leaders, a good friend of mine pondered if schools are actually becoming counter-cultural. The technology enhanced society we enjoy makes many aspects of daily life streamlined and easy. Education on the other hand is dedicated to challenging students to grow and think. The process of learning and growing has never been streamlined or easy no matter how technologically advance society becomes.
With the conclusion of the first semester last week and the upcoming registration process for 2018.19, there is a lot of reflecting and planning occurring in the upper school. In addition to course planning for registration, the faculty has been engaging in workshops concerning stress and anxiety and student engagement. The students just finished their […]
After months of diligent work researching, developing and conducting experiments and drawing conclusions, the 8th grade students presented their work last week. Undergoing multiple interactions with a panel of judges throughout the morning, the students were poised, prepared and impressive. Thirteen students from the 8th grade class will be moving on to compete in the […]
In a recent Hebrew 2 class the student studied a unit about ordering food in Israel. To conclude the classroom lessons, the class built a mock Shuk [market] in our classroom. The students wrote the menus in Hebrew for each booth: Drinks, Candies, Foods, and Salads & Sandwiches. They also wrote and practiced the dialogue […]
Upcoming Community Events: JCompany presents Les Miserables: Do you hear the people sing Camp Ramah, California Passover 2018 __________________________ LES MISERABLES January 12-28, 2018 Do you hear the people sing?! The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs […]