Our Stories

Over 400 Guests Celebrate JPDS/MILTON’s Eras at Purim Ball

April 15, 2024 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

On March 10, 2024 we welcomed more than 400 guests from various eras of JPDS/MILTON home to 16th street for our Eras Tour Purim Ball.  The school may look different than it did in its earliest days, but our parents’ dedication, service, and leadership is as strong as ever. Our program honored Jessica Dodson and Jeremy […]

Celebrating Ten Years on South Campus

April 10, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

It has been ten years since the South Campus of Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School opened its doors to welcome the youngest members of our community. The dream of JPDS faculty, leaders, and families in 2012 has grown into a vibrant learning community.

Learning with the Nation’s Capital as Your Classroom

April 10, 2024

“Wear your MILTON shirt. We have a field trip tomorrow!”   

MILTON Sings for Israel

February 21, 2024 by Lindsey Jacobson (Faculty and Staff)

Over the long days and months following October 7, the MILTON community has sought creative, thoughtful, and age-appropriate ways for students to engage  authentically with Israel and to demonstrate our community’s steadfast support of our Israeli family. In addition to daily tefillot, letter writing, fundraising, and education, teachers were inspired to create MILTON Sings for […]

Grade 5 Students Recreate Early American Village

February 21, 2024 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

On a recent Friday, the gym at MILTON’s North Campus was transformed into an early American village, with ten-year-old craftspeople proudly displaying their wares and telling about the lifestyles of people in the pre-industrial time period.  A child in a tri-cornered hat showed off his blacksmithing tools.  A girl in a gown and mob cap […]

Panda Profile – Coach Hannah Fox

February 9, 2024

What do you teach?  PE Teacher, Volleyball Coach, I help every now and then with other sports Why do you teach?  I love to teach PE because I get to play all day for my job! I love to move around and always knew whatever I ended up doing I could not be still behind […]

Panda Profile – Coach Peter Truitt

February 9, 2024

What do you teach?  PE for Grades 3, Grade 5 and Middle School Why do you teach?  I love providing the space for students to generate and make their own decision on how to succeed. I teach to witness those moments and help guide those moments. What do you love about MILTON?  I love how […]

Immersive Learning Week 2023

December 20, 2023 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

During the last week of the calendar year, the Middle School suspends typical classes to allow students and teachers to take a deep dive in a particular content area during Immersive Learning Week. This year’s offerings allowed students to stretch themselves academically, artistically, physically, and spiritually as they traveled in small groups throughout the DC […]

Grade 2 Students Present Plans to Revitalize L’Enfant Plaza

December 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Second grade students stand proudly near the 3-D city models they’ve created from cardboard and paper and tell their families about their creations. Clad in bright orange construction vests they speak with authority about issues such as green space, recreation, and density. This is the DC City Planning Expo and Siyum, a culmination of months […]

Reflections from Deborah’s Travels to Israel

December 19, 2023

In late November – early December 2023, MILTON Head of School Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn visited Israel to see the situation on the ground first-hand and serve with the Hartman Institute. These are her reflections on this important journey.