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Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2:09:45 PM
Unity Day is an initiative to bridge gaps and to encourage tolerance in Israeli society and in Jewish communities abroad, created by the murdered boys' bereaved parents.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2:07:02 PM
On Tuesday evening, Youth Bridge-NY's Fellows: juniors Netanel K., Marcus L. and Jacyln W., along with graduating Bridgers, seniors Hannah H. and Molly B., were honored together with fifty three of their peers, whose cultures, traditions and religions are different from theirs.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:48:41 PM
Congratulations to our students for their exceptional display of the visual, written, and performing arts during Celebration of the Arts last week!
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:46:06 PM
Over 9 days in Poland and Israel, students reconnected with their past, rejoiced in the present and generated new perspectives for the future!
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:41:44 PM
Mazal tov again to the Boys' team who were the Southern Division Champions. In recognition of their success, an award for display was presented to the team last week.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:37:13 PM
Last week, our sixth grade students and their parents were invited to participate in a Chopped event at school. The program, run by Parents Council kicked off with a pizza dinner followed by a trivia game as an introduction to the Chopped store.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:33:45 PM
Students were excited to receive their yearbooks, enjoy a festive lunch with music and good cheer, and watch a reflective slideshow of pictures of their years at Ramaz!
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 1:01:00 PM
Last week, the Keter Shem Tov Award was presented to two 8th graders. The Keter Shem Tov award goes to an eighth grade student who is truly a mensch, who quietly goes out of his/her way to do a kind deed or service to the school.
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 12:51:05 PM
Talents included: basketball tricks, sharing photos, singing, playing an instrument, showing how quickly one can solve a Rubik's cube, telling jokes, reading original stories, sharing artwork, dancing, and so much more!
Posted Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 12:47:00 PM
Second graders have ended the year in style! While completing an author study of Patricia Polacco, a prolific writer and illustrator of children's books, students published their own multi-page picture books.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 3:03:30 PM
Third graders are concluding an extensive Science unit during which they have studied every biome -- from the dry desert to the frozen tundra. They have discovered how various plants adapt to survive in drastically different environments.
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 2:33:34 PM
First graders worked hard studying the roles of community workers in various non-fiction books, and presented their detailed and informative magazines mirroring what they've learned!
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 1:32:15 PM
It was amazing to see and hear how comfortable the children were responding and participating in games and how comfortable they are with the Hebrew alphabet!
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 1:12:16 PM
Students had the privilege of meeting and learning from Ms. Jessica Deutsch '09 about the multi-year process of her book, "The Illustrated Pirkei Avot, A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics."
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 10:50:20 AM
The classes -- conducted entirely in Spanish -- read the "La Casa de Barnarda Alba" in the original Spanish, watched the movie in Spanish, and then went to see the play.
Posted Monday, Jun 12, 2017 10:46:39 AM
Congrats to the MS boys and their friends on winning the elite Denis duPlanti Memorial Day Hockey Tournament!
Posted Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 4:17:38 PM
We would not have been able to rise up, "בהעלותך" without the support of our amazing friends and wonderful teachers!
Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:35:00 PM
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Bemidbar which begins the book of Numbers. This book of the Torah describes the Jewish people's experience in the desert.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:28:24 PM
On Wednesday, the Upper School held the annual G.O. Debate. The candidates who were elected prepared speeches and answers to questions about their positions -- each candidate prepared such thoughtful responses and voiced their opinions beautifully!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:26:28 PM
Dr. Stone's senior course on Warfare taught students a game that incorporated many of the basic concepts of tactical warfare such as the maintenance of cohesion for formed troops, the significance of differing terrain, the value of leadership, the advantages of skirmishing, flank and rear attacks, etc.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:24:40 PM
Sasha and Cy A. raised money to buy gifts for the Rashbi school in Israel. Eighth grade students delivered these items to the students in the Rashbi school during their trip to Israel -- great job and initiative!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:22:13 PM
Eighth grade students Rebecca M. and Samantha S, spearheaded a collection of glasses to be donated to Respecs, an organization in Israel that collects old glasses and donates them to the needy in Israel.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:16:34 PM
Mr. Matthew Hiltzik '90, Ramaz Parent, and Executive Producer of the 2004 Paper Clips documentary, spoke to grade five students about his motivation for filming the Paper Clips Project and showed them integral clips of the story.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:13:41 PM
The fun-filled trip included many hands-on experiences as students discovered the science behind skyscrapers, illusions, and climbed their way up walls, through the Infinity Climber, and the famous Touch Tunnel!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:10:58 PM
On Thursday, the sixth grade went to Philadelphia for a day of learning and fun! The trip started at the National Constitution Center where the students saw Freedom Rising, a 360-degree live show that shares the story of the U.S. Constitution.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:08:09 PM
The seventh grade journeyed to Washington, DC last week where they visited the Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial and then the Newseum where students discovered the power of the press and how it influences change in our society.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:05:33 PM
Last week, grade 8 students embarked on what will no doubt be one of the most memorable trips of their lives. From North to South, our students volunteered, interacted with soldiers, hiked, and toured in Israel.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03:38 PM
The Middle School celebrated Lag B'Omer with a customary sporting event: student vs. faculty basketball games!
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:01:45 PM
Last week, fourth grade students visited the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, which served as George Washington's headquarters during the 1776 Battle of Harlem Heights.
Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:59:29 PM
Second graders were fortunate to extend their New York City landmarks project with a special guest visit from Mr. Tom Costigan. The native New Yorker has worked in construction his entire life!
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