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An Exceptional Year

March 16, 2021

Against the backdrop of COVID, Milton’s faculty and staff came together to deliver an exceptional year of learning, joy, and connection for our students. Hear from parents, teachers, administrators, staff and students about their experiences this year, and the support, creativity, and care that made it possible.

Fifth Graders Publish Hebrew Newspaper

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Fifth Graders just published the first edition of their Hebrew newspaper! Every student in the class chose their own topic and contributed an article in Ivrit to the publication. These articles share the unique perspectives and experiences of our students as they learned, lived, and navigated this year. News stories include a description of mifgashim […]

Sixth Graders Re-imagine and Re-Tell The Odyssey

March 16, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of their integrated study of Ancient Greece and The Wanderings of Odysseus, sixth graders flexed their academic and creative skills. After learning about Ancient Greek geography, culture, conflicts, and contributions, and as part of an in-depth study of a prose version of The Odyssey, students were challenged to produce original works that drew […]

Making Jewish Learning Meaningful

March 16, 2021 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle School Director Lisa Schopf published an article in The Lookstein Center’s Jewish Educational Leadership journal about making Jewish learning meaningful. Her article explores the essential role of meaning-making in the learning process and examines multiple pathways that educators can use as a framework of their lessons. In her piece, Lisa reflects: “In finding the meaning, […]

Artful Project Helps Students Cultivate Creativity, Hebrew Language Skills, & Israel Connection

February 25, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

As part of the second grade “All About Me” Hebrew curriculum, students are building their Hebrew vocabulary, cultivating writing skills, honing presentation skills – and connecting to Israeli culture! Recently, the children created self-portraits inspired by the work of Hanoch Piven, an Israeli artist, editorial caricaturist, and illustrator. Piven uses a wide array of random, […]

Sixth Grader Hannah Joffe Publishes App on the Apple Store

February 19, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Sixth grader Hannah Joffe (’23) just published her first App on the Apple App Store! The app is called Jewish Holy Days. It displays the dates of the major Jewish holidays and stores to-do lists for each holiday that you can use from one year to the next (never forget a pomegranate for Rosh Hashanah […]

Milton Presents: An Evening of Classic Entertainment

February 18, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In February 2021, Milton’s middle school players made history as they returned to an old art form — radio theater— but with a digital twist. Middle school students had worked tirelessly to produce, act, write, create sound effects, and record short radio segments for our production. The show premiered on Thursday, February 11 as families, […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program in Middle School

January 29, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, middle school students had the honor of hearing from Holocaust survivor Toby Levy about how she hid with her extended family – and how their survival was due, in part, to a 16-year-old boy. MILTON parent and New York Times editor Sarah Wildman, who interviewed Ms. Levy for an article, […]

Sixth Grade Mounts Exhibition about Ancient Egypt

January 29, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

The Middle School Commons has been transformed into an exhibition space about Ancient Egypt. There, visiting cohorts get an up-close look at the daily lives of ancient Egyptians as well as how they thought about death. Developed by sixth grade students, the exhibition features in-depth research and writing about a range of topics as well […]

“Fifty Nifty” State Song Tradition Lives On!

January 20, 2021 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff)

The venerable “Fifty Nifty” tradition lives on! We are so proud of our third grade students and teachers who did not let the pandemic stand in their way of performing the beloved state song and participating in this JPDS/MILTON rite of passage! Enjoy their creative and joyful video- and check out the surprise cameo in […]

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