Our Stories

Third Graders Conduct Research about the Fifty States

May 14, 2014 by Sarah B (’17) (Students)

Each year, students in third grade at JPDS-NC get to do a project about the 50 states. Students learn about their states for three months. First, each child reads a book about their state and composes four questions. After that, it’s time to start to make our own books. Students write about what their state […]

Kindergarteners Explore Brand-New Playground at JPDS-NC

May 7, 2014 by Isaac Y (’22) (Students) Keira Z (’22) (Students) Zoe B (’22) (Students)

We have a new playground at our school. It is made out of natural things like stone, trees, wood, logs and sand. We also have some grass. We wanted to make it more beautiful. In our kindergarten science class, we learned about Living and Non-living things. We wanted to add more living things to our […]

Students Honor Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 30, 2014 by Isabella L (’14) (Students)

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 27, JPDS-NC students participated in a Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony this week. On Thursday, April 24, we remembered the survivors of the Holocaust. Those who survived. And those who defied, risking their own lives for others. Third to sixth graders commemorated this by watching a video about the […]

Our Mo’etzet Talmidim (Student Council) attends the National Hunger Seder

April 11, 2014 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Our Mo’etzet Talmidim (Student Council) joined Members of Congress, Administration officials, interfaith and anti-hunger leaders, and individuals affected by hunger at the National Hunger Seder. Our students traveled to the Capitol Visitor Center and had a chance to participate in a seder organized by JCPA and Mazon that focused on the oppression of hunger. They […]

Sixth Grader Wins Second Place at the DC Geography Bee!

April 4, 2014 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Mazal Tov to sixth grader Ethan L. on winning second place at the District-wide Geography Bee today! The Geography Bee is a national competition for students in grades 4 to 8, and schools across the country participate using materials prepared and distributed by the National Geographic Society.