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Ronit Greenstein

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Guiding Children to be Empathetic Thinkers and Doers – The Rock Creek Park Tzedakah Box Project

May 16, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In first grade, MILTON students engage in an in-depth study of Rock Creek Park that includes its flora, fauna, and history, as well as the problems that the park faces. This year, students were interested in adding a tzedakah component to the Rock Creek Park unit. Students formed a tzedakah committee, and determined that they […]

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  • Design Thinking
  • Environmental Education
  • Project Based Learning
  • Tikkun Olam

Join the Crew of Our FAA-Approved Space Camp

April 15, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON launched an FAA-approved Space Camp for summer 2019. Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri is a MILTON educator, NASA educator and FAA licensed pilot and educator. For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, get behind the scenes and specialized tours, and hands-on learning […]

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  • STEM

MILTON students made a Board Book for their Teacher’s Baby

April 15, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Sixth grade students made board books for their teacher’s baby based on their learning in her Judaic Studies class. The students had learned about Masechet Rosh Hashana, a practice during the Mishna time period of witnesses seeing the new moon and being examined by the Jewish Court to decide when to start each Hebrew month. […]

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  • Creative Writing
  • Design Thinking
  • M'dor L'dor
  • Project Based Learning

MILTON Educator Jill Stepak Awarded Kohelet Prize for Excellence in Jewish Education

March 7, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are thrilled to announce that MILTON Educator Jill Stepak has been awarded the Kohelet Prize for Excellence in Jewish Education. The MILTON Art Specialist was recognized for her work in the category of Differentiated Learning and is to receive the $36,000 Kohelet Prize. The Kohelet Foundation selected Stepak’s entry of Teaching for Artistic Behavior […]

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  • Differentiated Learning
  • Visual Arts

Milton Only School Selected for Multi-Year Grant for Hebrew Education

January 3, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to the Milton Hebrew Language Department! Milton was awarded a four-year grant from Hebrew at the Center, and selected to serve as a Hebrew Teaching School. This designation will allow our faculty to model best practices in second language acquisition for teachers and curriculum developers at other schools and mentor them on Hebrew […]

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  • Adult Learning
  • Awards

MILTON selected for Fellowship on Teaching and Learning Rabbinic Literature

November 8, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON is proud to have been one of several select schools across North America to participate in the Legacy Heritage Instructional Leadership Institute (LHILI), working in close collaboration with staff at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Participation in this two-year fellowship (2018-2020 academic years) will enhance […]

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Facility, First Jewish Middle School in DC Since 1976, and Highest Enrollment in School History

October 11, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON officially opened its expanded Kay and Robert Schattner Center North Campus with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration on October 8. The opening of the North Campus, which serves students in Grades 2 to 8, marks the establishment of the first dedicated Jewish middle school in Washington, DC since 1976. This year, MILTON welcomed […]

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  • Board of Trustees
  • In the News
  • M'dor L'dor
  • Multimedia
  • Washington D.C.

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 […]

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

Sixth Grade Documentary Film Premieres

June 8, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On June 4, MILTON sixth graders showcased a documentary film they produced as part of their year-long study of leadership, collective memory, and institutional change. The project was part of MILTON’s inaugural Scholar’s Forum, an innovative anchor of the new Moses Family Middle School curriculum. Students learned from parent and community experts about archival research, interview […]

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  • M'dor L'dor
  • Multimedia
  • Project Based Learning
  • Washington D.C.

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