This Week in Upper School 11/26-11/30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

HS Adventure Dome: Our High School students had a great time at Adventure Dome this past Wednesday! There were so many smiles, and so much laughter. It was wonderful to see our students having such a great time outside of school with their peers and teachers. We are looking forward to the overnight High School field trip that was rescheduled for second semester, and appreciate your flexibility and understanding with this change. 

Modern Israel classes’ Streams of Zionism PBL project presentations occurred this week.  In order to understand the complexity of Israel today, it is important to understand the different ideologies that came together and created  our current Israel. Students choose a philosophy of Zionism and highlighted the main ideologies of those leaders in order to create a utopian Israel.  Students had to critically devise, create and present what utopian Israel would look like today if there was one prevailing Zionist ideology. In their creations, some students used the Start-Up Incubator to create 3-D printing models, some used their experience in Israel this summer, and some integrated knowledge they are currently learning in a Civil Law class.  
A Message from the College Counselor:  As we anxiously await the results of the Early Decision and Early Action applications for the Class of 2019, it is important that all remaining college applications be submitted prior to the start of Winter Break, 12/21. For the Class of 2020, I anticipate PSAT results to be released next week, and I invite parents to schedule a time to meet with me to discuss those results and begin planning for spring SAT and ACT examinations. And a reminder, juniors should be working on their resumes! Please contact Mr. Girard with any questions or to schedule an appointment:

24 Upper School students went to the Three Square Food Bank alongside Student Council and Ms. Moyal to serve in the Backpack for Kids Program. We packed 3,700 bags of food for students who do not have enough to eat on the weekends.