SDJA was once again invited to participate in the CADENA Initiative. CADENA is a non-profit organization out of Mexico City dedicated to providing assistance in emergencies and natural disasters around the world. The CADENA Initiative is a contest of ideas where middle school children propose an “idea” that will help people who live in vulnerable communities, before, during, and after a natural disaster.
Rabbi Rock graciously shared his class time in 7th grade Judaica so the entire grade could participate. For two months, all the students worked on the development and initial prototype realization of an original idea that met the criterion and each team was able to successfully submit their ideas to CADENA.
There were a number of excellent projects but the team of Nate Neustadt and Cooper Lynch ultimately won for their “The Dog Floatation Device” and were invited to represent the SDJA and participate in the international competition in Mexico. Their inexpensive and quick to implement vest helps dogs float and survive a sudden flood and includes pockets and a water-activated light.
Since their invitation, Nate and Cooper have been working diligently on the materials to present their idea as well as working on finishing a prototype to present in Mexico City on Sunday, May 19th.
Last week the 8th grade traveled to Colorado for a culminating middle school experiential education experience. During the week, the class challenged themselves on a high ropes course, a river rafting experience, and ziplining. All the outdoor programming was designed to continue the EXCSEL program they have engaged with during their middle school years. […]
The spring season of sport wrapped up this past week with team awards being handed out for both middle school and high school. Congratulations to all our award winners, listed below! High School Varsity Golf Lions Award: Devin Marcus Golfer of The Year: Kevin Qin Most Inspirational: Evan Levine Varsity Track & Field Girls […]
SDJA was once again invited to participate in the CADENA Initiative. CADENA is a non-profit organization out of Mexico City dedicated to providing assistance in emergencies and natural disasters around the world. The CADENA Initiative is a contest of ideas where middle school children propose an “idea” that will help people who live in vulnerable […]
After working on their Science Research Projects and Experiments beginning in September, many of our eighth grade students applied and had their projects accepted to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair. Over 600 students from across San Diego and Imperial counties, including 11 SDJA eighth graders, presented their projects to 400 judges at […]