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Ronit Greenstein

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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