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MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

November 9, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and […]


Kindergartners Create and Perform at the South Campus Community Theater

June 2, 2017 by Lisa Davis (Faculty and Staff) Vas Pournaras (Faculty and Staff) Xani Pollakoff (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten students engaged in an in-depth, multi-disciplinary project to create a South Campus Community Theater. Throughout, they honed skills including research, writing, design thinking, math, science, art, and design, along with deepening their knowledge of Jewish holidays. The students’ work was guided by the theme of community as they explored essential and guiding questions like, […]


JPDS-NC Presents: The Lion King

March 2, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to all the cast and crew of the JPDS-NC production of The Lion King! JPDS-NC community members and the preschoolers at Washington Hebrew Congregation and the EDCJCC were treated to two dazzling performances. The show featured 120 talented cast members and an extraordinary set and costumes that our 40 creative crew members worked […]


The Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon

January 6, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

On Wednesday, nearly 250 students, parents, staff, alumni and friends came together for an evening of dancing at the 2017 Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon. Together the JPDS-NC community raised over $3,100 for the Jewish Federation’s Israel Wildfire Emergency Fund. The evening included Israeli dances galore – even the JPDS-NC panda made it out onto […]


First Graders Reflect on Veterans Day

November 17, 2016 by Caren Szanton (Faculty and Staff) Class of 2024 (Students)

JPDS-NC students from Pre-K to Sixth Grade participated in an annual performance in honor of Veterans Day. The First Graders sang the classic American song “You’re a Grand Old Flag” with great gusto. “We practiced every day until the 10th to get ready for the Veterans Day performance!” exclaimed Zecharyah. “It sort of says thank […]


JPDS-NC Fourth Graders Perform and Teach Israeli Dance to Area Students at Embassy of Israel

May 26, 2016 by Eleanor F (’20) (Students) Lilli L (’20) (Students) Zoe K (’20) (Students)

The Fourth Grade Trailblazers class was invited to a special program at the Embassy of Israel on Friday, May 20. A Fifth Grade class from Hearst Elementary School was invited too. We performed an Israeli dance routine for everyone. Every year, JPDS-NC has an Israeli Dance Performance. We performed the choreography from that show. Then […]


Watch the Video of Our Performing Arts Program

April 13, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

This Sunday we held our annual Performing Arts Show, featuring fabulous Israeli dancing by students in grades Pre-K to Six, as well as exuberant performances by our fifth and sixth grade Percussion Chug and Drama Chug students. Watch the video of this wonderful event! (Please note: this link will take you to a 15-minute preview; you will have […]


Pre-Kindergarten Performs for Veterans Day

November 19, 2015 by Class of 2025 (Students)

Every year, JPDS-NC has a Veterans Day program where all the students perform songs to honor and thank our veterans and service members. We asked pre-K students about their thoughts and feelings before the big show. Yael J. said, “I feel happy because I want to be on stage.” Sam S. said, “I am a […]


First Graders Script and Perform a Play about Endangered Gorillas

February 11, 2015 by Class of 2022 (Students)

We started learning about endangered animals. We decided to learn about mountain gorillas. There are only 700 mountain gorillas left in the whole world because of the wars surrounding where they live and poachers. We wanted to make a play that showed our feelings about mountain gorillas and other endangered species. We voted about doing […]


JPDS-NC Students Cover School Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

January 28, 2015 by Hannah D (’16) (Students) Jennifer N (’16) (Students) Johanna L (’16) (Students) Naomi M (’16) (Students) Rachel Z (’16) (Students) Rebecca S (’16) (Students) Robert Z (’16) (Students) Rochelle B (’16) (Students) Sammy R (’16) (Students) Yael N (’16) (Students)

JPDS-NC’s students put on a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” We performed twice, once for the whole school, and once for families and the community. We had 42 performers ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in the show, and a student stage crew that helped make amazing sets and props. We had […]


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