The tradition of Homecoming dates back to the late 1800’s but there is debate as to the exact origin of the event. Some believe the Harvard – Yale football game in 1870 was the first school celebration surrounding alumni returning to campus for a weekend of festivities. Other historians believe the homecoming celebration began in the Midwest during the 1890’s. No matter when or where it began, the traditional homecoming event had two things in common; a football game and alumni returning to campus to celebrate a reunion.
Much has evolved with regard to campus events over the years. Homecoming celebrations have been held on private and public high schools and colleges for many years though recently an interesting change has occurred. While football and alumni reunions are still the tradition at some institutions, many schools have redesigned the celebration to meet their community needs and interests. SDJA is one of those forward thinking schools.
The SDJA Homecoming is a celebration of our all our fall sports along with campus activities. Not only does our football team play during homecoming week, but also the women’s tennis and volleyball teams as well. Campus events like dress- up days and grade level games during lunch are played with pep rallies and spirit events occurring all week. At SDJA, homecoming is a celebration designed by the students that is unique to SDJA so we can show our pride in being part of the school community.
The tradition of Homecoming dates back to the late 1800’s but there is debate as to the exact origin of the event. Some believe the Harvard – Yale football game in 1870 was the first school celebration surrounding alumni returning to campus for a weekend of festivities. Other historians believe the homecoming celebration began in […]
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis team on earning SDJA it’s first ever Pacific League banner for the sport of girls tennis. The team has had an outstanding season, playing a rigorous 17 game schedule and posting an overall record of 16-1. The team was seeded 5th in Division 2 CIF team playoffs and will […]
Tuesday night, October 16, San Diego Jewish Academy students shared their own poems aloud at the Jewish Voices–Jewish Poets series in La Jolla. This program, now in its eleventh year, encourages and showcases local Jewish poets. Our students, along with other Jewish students in the area, wrote their own poetry and recited them into a […]
As SDJA continues on its path to build community, and as we incorporate ADL’s anti-bias and anti-bullying resources into our own existing programming, MUS recently extended our commitment to a school culture that values a sense of inclusion. On October 4th, a group of 11 students (all grades 6-11 were represented) and faculty attended ADL’s […]
Jewish National Fund—San Diego to meet Rabbi Leor Sinai Jewish Xperience Week Shabbat San Diego: Plug into Shabbat FIDF San Diego 8th Annual Gala _____________________________________________________ Please join the Jewish National Fund—San Diego to meet Rabbi Leor Sinai CEO of Alexander Muss High School in Israel in San Diego Monday, October 22, 2018 7:00-8:30pm at […]