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The Show Must Go On(line): The Story of our Reimagined, Virtual Production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. for COVID Era

June 9, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton will premiere a reimagined, virtual production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr show on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30pm. Co-Directors Sarah Gershman and Sarah Shapiro, who are parents at the school, and Steven Magenheim, a fourth-grade teacher at Milton, helmed the production. Students have been working with them and a troupe of volunteers comprised […]


Milton Eighth Grader Published in The Forward as Part of Youth Essay Contest

May 22, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to eighth grader Lilli Libowitz on having her essay published in The Forward! In her article, Lilli wrote about a transformative learning experience she had as a fifth grader when the class did a deep dive study of landmark Supreme Court cases. Read Lilli’s reflections on the impact of her studies about the […]


Milton Sixth Grader was Selected Finalist in The Forward’s Youth Essay Contest

May 4, 2020 by Mariana Lemcovich (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to Milton sixth grader Maya Fritz on being selected as a finalist in The Forward’s Youth Essay Contest and having her submission published! The contest for middle and high schoolers invites students to submit essays, short stories and poems on the topic “What It Means To Be Free in the time of COVID.” Read […]


Milton Students Win Regionals in Cadena Social Entrepreneurship Competition

April 26, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Congratulations to eighth graders Mira E. and Gabriella K.-E. on winning first place in the Cadena Initiative Regional Competition and kol hakavod to Nava F., Eleanor F., and Ilana K. who were named finalists in the social entrepreneurship competition. The Cadena Initiative challenges middle school students to develop projects that mitigate the effects of disease, […]


Education and Remembrance on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 21, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

In observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, MILTON middle school students participated in a special ceremony, prayed together, lit candles in memory of victims of the Holocaust, read poems and excerpts from books and essays, drafter their own poems, songs, and reflections. We are sharing a few examples from the students’ learning in their […]


Milton Partners with the Shakespeare Theater Company for Middle School Production

January 2, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Romance. Angst. Magic. Mischief. Milton’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream combined a contemporary eye, metal music, a grunge vibe and a fastidious ear for Shakespeare’s language. Through voice and movement, middle schoolers transmuted into their characters to present Shakespeare’s quintessential romantic comedy. The gym became a place of enchantment inhabited by lovers, both fairy […]


Building Communities of Curiosity, Discovery, Connection, and Deep Learning

December 12, 2019 by Lisa Schopf (Faculty and Staff)

Middle school students created communities of curiosity, discovery, and deep learning during our Immersive Learning Week. Students in Grades 6 to 8 engaged in deep dive learning in a number of different fields, including art, Judaic text study, coding, law, nature, and flight. These experiences helped students bond with peers across grade levels in the […]


Milton Students Awarded Global Seal of Biliteracy in Hebrew

October 31, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

29 Milton students in Grades 5-8 have been recognized for reaching the standards of biliteracy in Hebrew. The students obtained scores in Hebrew reading, writing, listening, and speaking that meet the Silver level standards of the Global Seal based on an independent appraisal by language assessment company Avant Assessment. A total of 2,251 students in […]


Students Build Miniature Mishkan, Enhancing In-Depth Study of Shemot

May 22, 2019 by Reut S. (’20) (Students) Shoshana L (’20) (Students)

Seventh grade students built a mini-Mishkan as part of our learning the end of Sefer Shemot. First, we were assigned partners and objects to research and build. Next, we looked through the last two parashiot in Shemot, Vayakhel and Pekudei, to find out how our objects looked and the ways they were built. To ensure […]


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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