Our Stories

Coming Together; Becoming Whole: The 8th Grade Capstone Trip

May 27, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

One of the surprises of school life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creation of new connections and new opportunities for finding joy across reimagined and redefined horizons – even as we navigated instances of limited or lost opportunity. During Milton’s recent capstone graduation trip, our eighth grade students and their […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Competition for 2nd Year

May 20, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Gabriel A. and Mayer F. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Aliza L., Nava F., Michal N., and Josie S. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects […]


Seeking Shelter in Israel

May 13, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Dear Families, In the summer of 2014, our family rented an apartment in Jerusalem, signed the kids up for camp and set out to ‘just live’ in Israel for a summer. We didn’t intend to tour much – the kids were still pretty young and kvetchy – but just to give them the experience of […]


Milton Second Grade Scientists contributing to NASA ExoLab Experiment

May 7, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade scientists from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School are contributing to a NASA scientific experiment. The elementary school students are participating in the ExoLab-8 Plant Experiment. Recently, red clover seeds and symbiotic rhizobia bacteria headed to space, to be grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Milton was one of the schools from around […]


Milton Educator Melinda Viteri Participates in Aerospace Educator Expo

April 27, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton educator and Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri participated in an aerospace expo for teachers on ways to integrate aviation, space, robotics and more into the curriculum! Melinda was one of 30 teachers selected to participate in the program. The aerospace educators workshops included sessions on the science behind space suits, and integrating hands-on activities […]


Seventh Graders Hone Digital Skills with Micro:bits

April 21, 2021

Seventh graders learned to code using Micro:bit, a small microprocessor that introduces students to how software and hardware work together. Using Microsoft MakeCode (block coding, Python and Javascript languages) the students used their Micro:bit kits to create items such as a fitness tracker, timer, digital clock, and a meditation guide, while others programmed theirs for […]


Join the Mission Crew: Register for Milton Space Camp

April 21, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Give your child an out-of-this-world summer adventure with Milton’s FAA-approved Space Camp! For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, behind-the-scenes virtual tours, and hands-on learning opportunities to build rockets, conduct space-related experiments, collaborate on design challenges, enjoy a drones workshop, design NASA-style mission […]


Dr. Skolnick-Einhorn Publishes Op Ed on Need for Vaccination Partnerships

April 15, 2021 by Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn (Faculty and Staff)

Head of School Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn wrote an op ed about the urgent need to build a unified vaccination program for adolescent children this summer. The piece was published in eJewish Philanthropy on April 12, 2021. Needed: a unified home-camp-school vaccination partnership How we can ensure maximum vaccinations considering this population’s mobility during the summer months? […]


Milton Students Take Part in White House Event

March 26, 2021

The White House invited MILTON students to participate in the White House Virtual Passover Celebration. Representing children across the nation and the world, our students opened the program by singing the order of the seder. MILTON students later sang Ma Nishtana (4 Questions) and Dayenu. Thank you to President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. […]


MILTON Educator Vinny Prell Publishes Article about Lesson on Consent, Empathy, and Diversity

March 19, 2021

MILTON Educator Vinny Prell had an article published by the DC Area Educators for Social Justice/Teaching for Change. In the article, Vinny reflected on a lesson and book discussion she had with her fourth graders around a children’s book, Don’t Touch My Hair by author and illustrator Sharee Miller. The lesson included a discussion around […]


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