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Hannah Seidel

Faculty and Staff


Pre-Kindergarten Students Donate Mural to Children’s Hospital

June 15, 2018 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff) Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Pre-Kindergarten students created a vibrant, large-scale mural which they donated to Children’s National Medical Center. The mural, titled “Teamwork, Love, and Togetherness,” was inspired by the artwork and social activism of Keith Haring. The donation to Children’s Hospital was inspired by the fact that in 1988, Keith Haring painted and displayed a mural on the […]

  • #ThisIsWhy
  • Tikkun Olam
  • Visual Arts
  • Washington D.C.

MILTON Celebrates Mitzvah Day

June 14, 2018 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

The whole school celebrated Mitzvah Day yesterday (6/13, in honor of the 613 mitzvot listed in the Torah). On the North Campus, children and adults spent a week writing down different mitzvot they performed on paper hearts, then decorated the North Campus with them! Students were challenged to go on a mitzvah scavenger hunt and see […]

  • #ThisIsWhy
  • Tikkun Olam

MILTON Teacher Wins Jane Goodall "Roots & Shoots" Mini-Grant

November 15, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Davis recently won a mini-grant from Jane Goodall’s youth organization, Roots & Shoots. The grant money will go toward materials to build a migratory butterfly garden at the South Campus. The students will learn about the native butterflies of Rock Creek, including the endangered monarch butterfly, then design, construct, and plant a […]

  • Awards
  • Environmental Education
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM

MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

November 9, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and […]

  • Creative Writing
  • Holidays
  • M'dor L'dor
  • Multimedia
  • Parent-Child Learning
  • Performing Arts
  • Tikkun Olam
  • Visual Arts
  • Washington D.C.

MILTON Educators Attend Project Zero Classroom at Harvard Graduate School of Education

July 27, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby, Early Childhood Director Melissa Davis, and Second Grade General Studies teacher Jen Margolis attended “Project Zero Classroom,” a week-long course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were joined by teachers and researchers from all over the United States and 30 other countries. Project Zero Classroom emphasizes educational research […]

  • Adult Learning
  • Awards

Elementary School Director Selected for Prizmah’s YOU Lead Program

July 12, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby was recently selected to join the 2017-18 cohort of Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, an eight-month leadership development program for Jewish day school professionals that focuses on mentorship and peer support. Arielle was selected from a pool of applicants from Jewish day schools across the country. YOU Lead helps both established and […]

  • Adult Learning
  • Awards

Happy Passover Video!

April 7, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Chag Same’ach! Happy Passover! We hope you enjoy this video of our students learning and celebrating Pesach!

  • Creative Writing
  • Holidays
  • Israel
  • Multimedia
  • Project Based Learning
  • Visual Arts

JPDS-NC Celebrates Purim with Joy, Creativity, Design Thinking, and Outreach to the Community

March 13, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

The entire school celebrated Purim on Friday with a day full of Megillah, Tikkun Olam, and Design Thinking – and of course a lot of fun! We saw Esthers and Hamans, pirates and baseball players, pandas, lions, and Hogwarts students. The children engaged each other in a Purim-themed Design Thinking challenge, made Mishloach Manot for the community, and […]

  • Design Thinking
  • Holidays
  • Tikkun Olam
  • Visual Arts

JPDS-NC Presents: The Lion King

March 2, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to all the cast and crew of the JPDS-NC production of The Lion King! JPDS-NC community members and the preschoolers at Washington Hebrew Congregation and the EDCJCC were treated to two dazzling performances. The show featured 120 talented cast members and an extraordinary set and costumes that our 40 creative crew members worked […]

  • Dance
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

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