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This Week in Upper School 10/2-10/4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Upper School (Grades 6 - 12)
The upper school met at 8:00 on Monday morning to discuss the tragic events of Sunday night.  Morah Rosen and Rabbi Jaffee offered words of comfort and spoke about the importance of our community as we support one another during this time of mourning in our city.
Since we will not be together to celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat, Rabbi Jaffee led us in a brief service on Wednesday to offer a prayer for healing, to sing together, and to reflect on the importance of prayer to strengthening those in need. Thank you to Rabbi Jaffee and Mr. Phillipus and a three of his band members for leading us in this service. 
Next week, free dress on Monday and Wednesday for Sukkot.  Observe Free Dress Rules. 
On Tuesday, October 10th, students are encouraged to pay a $1.00 to dress in pink for a PINK OUT.  
High School (Grades 9 - 12)
Seniors had their first meeting with Josten's in preparation for graduation!
9th-11th graders had regular FLEX on Monday. 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Junior, Dana Bluevise researched facts about breast cancer to share during each town hall of October.  
In addition to paying $1.00 to dress in pink for the PINK OUT, high school students can also pay a $1.00 to play in a dodgeball game during club time.  All proceeds go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. 
Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Student Council now runs Town Hall!  They have injected students' creativity and robust voices into the three times weekly announcements.  It's great to see students taking ownership of this process with excitement.
In sixth grade English, students are writing about acts of kindness and helping others in an effort to populate a wall with examples of good deeds.  The class's desire is to highlight the good that surrounds us, even in difficult times.