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Students Showcase Inventions, Inquiry Projects, and Prototypes at MILTON STEM Nights

February 22, 2018 by Elana Cohen (Faculty and Staff) Michal Krupnik-Gottlieb (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON students have been deeply engaged in hands-on STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). At two recent STEM Nights, students in Grades 2-6 showcased their inventions, experiments, and prototypes – along with their research and reflections. Sixth graders conducted their Independent Inquiry Projects, culminating in their presentation of their research, hypothesis, experiment methodology, observations, […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Tetzaveh

February 20, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, God describes to Moshe the clothing and anointing process of the kohanim (priests). An old joke goes as follows: A man comes to the rabbi and says that he wants to be a kohen (a member of the priestly order). The rabbi says, “I’m sorry, it doesn’t work that way, you cannot […]


Exploration, Creation, Investigation: Judaic Studies at MILTON

February 15, 2018 by Zahava Bensimon (Faculty and Staff)

Exploration, creation, and investigation are some of the values that guide our Judaic Studies program at MILTON. Second-grade students continue to bring depth and creativity to their exploration of the parashot (Torah Portions). Each week, one theme is highlighted and explored through the lens of art, music, Israeli culture, and personal meaning. As part of […]


MILTON Educators Recognized by Kohelet Prize for Progressive Education

February 15, 2018 by Naomi Reem (Faculty and Staff)

We are thrilled to announce that, for the second year in a row, Kindergarten teachers Lisa Davis, Xani Pollakoff and Vas Pournaras were recognized by the Kohelet Prize for Progressive Education. The teaching team received an Honorable Mention in the category of Learning Environment for their in-depth, multi-disciplinary project to create a South Campus Community […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Terumah

February 13, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Hashem instructs Moshe to collect gifts from Bnei Yisrael in order to build a Mishkan (Tabernacle) so that Hashem can dwell among the people; Hashem describes to Moshe the vessels and structures that comprise the Mishkan. The parasha begins with a description of all of the ornate trappings of the Mishkan. But […]


Hebrew Students Get Creative – Enjoy our Students’ Presentations!

February 8, 2018 by Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

Students in the Elementary School are composing original texts in Hebrew, honing their expressive language skills through presentations, and sharing their creativity! Third-grade students recently finished learning about the fall season and wrote original stories about the season in Hebrew. They incorporated the information, vocabulary, and speech patterns that they learned over the past two […]


Celebrating the Hebrew Language through Poetry, Books, Songs and History

February 8, 2018 by Vered Goldstein (Faculty and Staff)

A vital component of MILTON’s Hebrew and Judaic Studies program is to make connections to Israel throughout the year. We achieve this goal by letting our students experience Israeli customs, foods, dances, songs, and stories. This year, as we celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday year-round, we were motivated to bring even more Israeli culture to our […]


Torah Talk for Parashat Mishpatim

February 6, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe informs the people of numerous ethical and ritual laws and seals the brit (covenant) between the Bnei Yisrael and Hashem. In the middle of this parasha, we encounter four verses that seem quite relevant and topical to us today. Chapter 22, verses 20-23, tell us: “And a stranger you shall not […]


Pre-Kindergartners Represent Identity and Emotions through Self-Portraiture

February 1, 2018 by Revital Finkel (Faculty and Staff)

Our Pre-Kindergarten class began their year with the overarching theme of trying to understand our identity. Early on, a child said, “your identity is like yourself.” We decided to look at our identity through our feelings because while our feelings don’t define us, they are an immeasurable part of us and we experience a multitude […]


In the News: Sixth Grade Documentary Filmmakers

January 31, 2018 by Washington Jewish Week (Press)

Washington Jewish Week published an article this week about the sixth graders’ ongoing work to produce a documentary film about our school’s history. Middle School students shared their favorite moments and funny stories from the set, and teachers, administrators, and the film’s Executive Producer discussed the experience of documenting our past and the ways that […]


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