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Ronit Greenstein

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Professional Development in Responsive Classroom Training

January 7, 2022 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

On Milton’s Professional Development day, educators completed day one of the four-day Responsive Classroom training. This training program helps teachers build student-centered learning spaces in which social-emotional growth is fostered along with academic growth. Our educators met in three groups, differentiated by the ages and stages of development of their students: Pre-K-2, Grades 3-5, and […]

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Third Graders Correspond with Veterans Across the USA

December 22, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Earlier this fall, Milton third graders also wrote thank you letters to a veteran or active military member in each of the 50 states. Their Veterans Day project provided students the opportunity to honor veterans and service members, and connected to their yearlong States project. As they wrote, the children thanked the veterans for their […]


Pre-Kindergarten Students Create a Remix Video Using Sign Language

December 14, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton’s Pre-Kindergarten class made an adorable music video based on a remix that went viral all over Israel! The remix began as a mask message for the bus announcement system (the Hebrew words are “Please, mask on” and “There is no available seats on this bus”.) It became so popular that a lot of people […]

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Veterans Day Across the School

November 11, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Veterans Day is a cherished tradition in our community, and Milton students across the grades commemorated it in meaningful ways, thanks to thoughtful educators and an engaged community.


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Competition for 2nd Year

May 20, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Gabriel A. and Mayer F. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Aliza L., Nava F., Michal N., and Josie S. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects […]

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  • Design Thinking
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM
  • Tikkun Olam

Milton Second Grade Scientists contributing to NASA ExoLab Experiment

May 7, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade scientists from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School are contributing to a NASA scientific experiment. The elementary school students are participating in the ExoLab-8 Plant Experiment. Recently, red clover seeds and symbiotic rhizobia bacteria headed to space, to be grown on the International Space Station (ISS). Milton was one of the schools from around […]

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  • Environmental Education
  • ExoLab
  • Space
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Milton Educator Melinda Viteri Participates in Aerospace Educator Expo

April 27, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton educator and Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri participated in an aerospace expo for teachers on ways to integrate aviation, space, robotics and more into the curriculum! Melinda was one of 30 teachers selected to participate in the program. The aerospace educators workshops included sessions on the science behind space suits, and integrating hands-on activities […]

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Join the Mission Crew: Register for Milton Space Camp

April 21, 2021 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Give your child an out-of-this-world summer adventure with Milton’s FAA-approved Space Camp! For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, behind-the-scenes virtual tours, and hands-on learning opportunities to build rockets, conduct space-related experiments, collaborate on design challenges, enjoy a drones workshop, design NASA-style mission […]

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Milton Students and Alumnae Recognized for Hebrew Achievement

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

Hebrew at the Center held the virtual Heseg Awards which recognized Milton students and recent alumnae for their extraordinary achievement in Hebrew. Meaning achievement in Hebrew, the inaugural Heseg event recognized 113 students in middle school, high school, and college who achieved the Global Seal of Biliteracy. We are incredibly proud that 29 current and […]

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