Our Stories

Over 400 Guests Celebrate JPDS/MILTON’s Eras at Purim Ball

April 15, 2024 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

On March 10, 2024 we welcomed more than 400 guests from various eras of JPDS/MILTON home to 16th street for our Eras Tour Purim Ball.  The school may look different than it did in its earliest days, but our parents’ dedication, service, and leadership is as strong as ever. Our program honored Jessica Dodson and Jeremy […]

Celebrating Ten Years on South Campus

April 10, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

It has been ten years since the South Campus of Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School opened its doors to welcome the youngest members of our community. The dream of JPDS faculty, leaders, and families in 2012 has grown into a vibrant learning community.

Learning with the Nation’s Capital as Your Classroom

April 10, 2024

“Wear your MILTON shirt. We have a field trip tomorrow!”   

Panda Profile – Lili Whitaker

April 9, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

What do you teach?  Art Why do you teach?  I teach because it combines two things that I love: kids and art. However, every day that I teach, my students give me new reasons to love what I do. Their creativity inspires me! I love the idea that I can create the art class that […]

Panda Profile – Laura Cohen

April 9, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

What is your role?  Early Elementary General Studies Department Chair Why do you teach?  There is no greater joy than spending time with children. Learning alongside students and having the opportunity to be a part of their educational journey is a great gift. What do you love about MILTON?  MILTON is an extraordinary place where […]

Celebrating Learning in Early Elementary

February 21, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

In January, each grade level in MILTON’s Early Elementary program on South Campus hosted a Chagigat Ha’Lomedim (Celebration of Learning) to share all that they’ve been working on together for the first semester of the year. We are so impressed by all that they’ve done. 

MILTON Sings for Israel

February 21, 2024 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

Over the long days and months following October 7, the MILTON community has sought creative, thoughtful, and age-appropriate ways for students to engage  authentically with Israel and to demonstrate our community’s steadfast support of our Israeli family. In addition to daily tefillot, letter writing, fundraising, and education, teachers were inspired to create MILTON Sings for […]

Grade 5 Students Recreate Early American Village

February 21, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

On a recent Friday, the gym at MILTON’s North Campus was transformed into an early American village, with ten-year-old craftspeople proudly displaying their wares and telling about the lifestyles of people in the pre-industrial time period.  A child in a tri-cornered hat showed off his blacksmithing tools.  A girl in a gown and mob cap […]

Forty Two MILTON Students Achieve Global Seal of Biliteracy

February 21, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

We are excited to share that based on the latest Avant Hebrew assessment, a remarkable 42 MILTON students were awarded the Global Seal of Biliteracy. This award is given in recognition of students who attained a functional fluency in Hebrew, a designation given to students who earned a proficiency level of Intermediate mid-5 or higher […]

Panda Profile – Coach Hannah Fox

February 9, 2024

What do you teach?  PE Teacher, Volleyball Coach, I help every now and then with other sports Why do you teach?  I love to teach PE because I get to play all day for my job! I love to move around and always knew whatever I ended up doing I could not be still behind […]