Friday, September 23, 2022
This week, the message of Rosh Hashanah can be seen and heard throughout the Upper School hallways and inside the classrooms. This week, our seniors are looking ahead with pride as they begin early college admissions, robotics teams are forming, student leaders are emerging in their new roles, and students are becoming united as one school community. This week, Upper School students celebrated a new school year, led by our new head of school, with many new students, making new friends, and having new opportunities. We all have much to be thankful for as we charge into a new sweet year!
THIS WEEK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School Student Council
This week students created signs and prepared speeches that were shared with peers on Thursday afternoon. We’re pleased to announce this year’s Student Council Members.
Grade 6: Emilia, Kyle, Layla, Lilah, Lucy, and Solomon
Grade 7: Braden, Mason, and Sahej
Grade 8: Armineh, Ethan
This group of students will be responsible for planning the Hanukkah Party, Spring Dance, two Spirit Weeks, additional spirit activities around the school, and serving as an important student voice in the middle school. Congratulations!
In preparation for the new year, sixth-grade students in Mr. Edery’s Judaic Studies classes wrote down their challenges/regrets on paper and tossed them into the water, and watched as the papers dissolved. The act of casting away sins is known as Tashlich and is performed in coordination with Rosh Hashanah.
More than a line…
This week in Morah Fuss’ advisory, students received a paper with a random line on it and had to create an image from it. After presenting their work, students discussed the fact that when people look at the same thing, they can see it differently and as a community, we all have to respect everyone's opinions and points of view.
Robotics in Motion
Middle School Robotics students are working on robots that will compete this semester at robotics competitions in Las Vegas as a part of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge. Here, 7th graders, Alex L. and Sahej S., display robotics creations that are a part of their learning in the class as they prepare for competition. We’re so proud of our growing middle school robotics program!
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL
Pressing the Button on Early College Admissions
Seniors are in the process of submitting their early action and early decision applications to universities! Nicole Miller has a long list of schools to which she’s applying – here she is in Mr. Girard’s office, “pressing the button” as she applies to Harvard Early Action!
Rosh Hashanah Honey Tasting
Observing the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah is marked with wonderfully sweet traditions including honey and apple desserts. Check out these seniors tasting a wide range of honeys (some sweet, and some not so sweet!) – and guessing at the unusual flavors as they celebrated Rosh Hashanah in their Jewish Studies classes with Ms. Inbar Levi and Ms. Talya Cohen!
High school grade levels are designing and producing their class sweatshirts, working closely with the Adelson Marketing department to ensure alignment with variations of school colors and overall branding. Congratulations to Lior Parente for helping his sophomore class design and gain approval of their new, powder blue sweatshirts… they’ve been well received and (already) well worn!
Upcoming Events for All Upper School
Monday & Tuesday, September 26-27: Rosh Hashanah, No School
Wednesday, September 28: Varsity Cross Country Division Meet, 4:30pm, at Faith Lutheran
Wednesday, September 28: 5/6 Flag Football vs. Faith Lutheran Maroon, 4:30pm, at Adelson
Wednesday, September 28: 7th Grade Volleyball vs. Cornerstone, 5:30pm, at Cornerstone
Wednesday, September 28: 7/8 Flag Football vs. Cornerstone, 5:30pm, at Adelson
Thursday, September 29: MS Cross Country Meet, 4:30pm, at Faith Lutheran
Friday, October 21: Yearbook Picture Day