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Grade 4 Students Embody Ushpizin Characters and Explore Sefirot for Sukkot

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

 In the days surrounding Sukkot, elementary students gleefully quizzed each other on biblical characters and offered brachot (blessings) in the name of their chosen characters. Grade four students played key roles in exploring the chag, having been prepared through work with their Judaics teacher G’veret Malkiel.  G’veret Malkiel says “The tradition of having Ushpizin (visitors) […]

Fall 2023 Sports Recap

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The Fall 2023 athletics season, MILTON’s first as official members of the PVAC, will wrap up this week. Coaches for each of our three teams are enthusiastic about their teams’ progress. MILTON values athletics for the important team-building skills and time spent outdoors. See details below: 

Panda Profile – Ivy Schamis

October 18, 2023

Ivy Schamis What is your role at MILTON?  South Campus Office Manager Why do you choose to work at a school?  I taught High School for two decades, so I love being at school! What do you love about MILTON?  I love the camaraderie at MILTON. Your working style in three words?  Compassionate, Empathetic, Respectful […]

Panda Profile – G’veret Anat “Nati” Perets

October 18, 2023

G’veret Anat “Nati” Perets What do you teach?  Hebrew for Grade 4 and Grade 5 Why do you teach?  I love to teach Hebrew and the love to Israel. I love to see how kids grow and share their thoughts. What do you love about MILTON?  I love the welcoming and working together as a […]

MILTON Math Program Inspires Deep, Integrated Learning in Grades 2-8

September 22, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

In second grade math classrooms, students are hard at work learning place value. They array a group of colorful blocks in front of themselves on the desks and begin to manipulate them to create groups of ten, twenty, one hundred. The work is physical, tactile, and collaborative, turning abstract math problems represented on the page […]

MILTON Makes Clean Sweep in Math League Competition

September 22, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

While math departments across the DMV have been focused on early acceleration through rigorous testing, MILTON has quietly built a powerhouse math program through applied mathematics and creative problem solving. The proof is in the daily hands-on work of every student in math class, as well as the results of the latest Math League competition. 

Hanoch Piven Artist Workshops

September 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Hanoch Piven is a masterful Israeli artist whose found-object portraiture unlocks a new way of seeing our world and ourselves.

Panda Profile – Ms. Cassy Rush

September 20, 2023

Ms. Cassy Rush What do you teach?  Kindergarten General Studies Why do you teach?  I teach because kids are amazing. I spend my days laughing, dancing, singing, and reading. It doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve also been lucky enough to have incredible teachers in my life. I hope that I am passing on […]

Panda Profile – Gveret Pinchasi-Roll

September 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Gveret Pinchasi-Roll What do you teach?  I teach Hebrew to Grades 6-8 and I’m an Advisor to Grade 8. Why do you teach?  On my last day of kindergarten, my mom and big brother came to pick me up and while my mom talked to my teacher, I whispered to my brother that I wanted […]

Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn Talks “Empowering Leadership” with Prizmah

March 2, 2023

Writing for Prizmah‘s Blog, MILTON Head of School Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn talks about her philosophy of “Empowering Leadership.” FROM SURVIVAL TO “THRIVAL”: EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP TEAMS I am no expert on sustainable headship, at least in terms of years. I began my tenure in July 2020, so I’m just getting ready to sign my second contract. But considering […]