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Posted Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 4:58:00 PM
The Ramaz winter edition of Breakthrough, Ramaz's Science Journal is here! Please click...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020 12:27:00 PM
Congratulations to our students for receiving AMC Math Awards! The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment...
Posted Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 3:53:00 PM
The ten National Geographic GeoBee finalists battled with passion and purpose for this year's championship. The questions about state, national, regional, and continental geography, culture, and science could have stumped many adults, and yet three students emerged as winners. These included Benjamin B. (grade 6) in 3rd place and Jeremy P. (grade 8) in 2nd place. We are proud to share that this year's 1st place winner is sixth grader Jack F. Between now and February 4, Jack will take a computer-based qualifying exam. If he passes, he will compete for the New York State championship!
Posted Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 3:02:00 PM
How can you keep your heart healthy? Dr. Judith Goldfinger, a Ramaz parent, spoke to her son's 5th grade public speaking class about her work as a cardiologist. Dr. Goldfinger advised students to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercise for about an hour each day, get enough sleep, and never smoke! Dr. Goldfinger was inspired by her own pediatrician to become a doctor. She passed around models of a heart to explore and examine. She also passed around a model of five pounds of fat to show students what five pounds of fat actually looks like! The class was riveted and asked many questions. Maybe a few will follow in the doctor's footsteps!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 10:44:00 PM
The Ramaz Model Congress team traveled to Washington D.C. for the annual Princeton Model Congress conference hosted at the Washington Hilton. This event was the culmination of all the hard work and dedication the team has put in since the start of the year. At the conference, students were tasked with creating bills, debating them, and potentially passing them into "law." Chaperoned by Dr. Jucovy, Ramaz competed against numerous schools from across the country in the mock House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch...
Posted Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 4:14:00 PM
As a culmination to the study of Zionism in Jewish History class, the 8th grade held a mock World Zionist Congress. In small groups of five or six, students researched primary-source writings from such illustrious thinkers as Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, Ahad Ha'am, Theodor Herzl, and A.D. Gordon. After preparing cogent arguments, they debated which Zionism proved to be the most authentic, respectfully asking their fellow "delegates" how they would solve various problems with the future State of Israel. In addition to formulating arguments, the students honed their research and public speaking skills.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 2:55:00 PM
This past Sunday, five seniors accompanied by Ms. Brachot, Dr. Rotenberg, and Ms. Dashiff, attended a symposium on Brain Research by the Ben-Gurion Univeristy of the Negev. At the Intercontinental in Times Square, students heard from the president of the University, and three professors. Each one lectured on their topic of research and conveyed their results as well as the importance of their research for the future of medicine....
Posted Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 9:47:00 PM
This past Friday, the students of 4-Degania led Oneg by sharing their class' experience as they design new ways of participating in their own morning meeting. The students reflected on their process, explaining the details of "Project Morning Meeting." Students began their deep dive of research by first interviewing each other and discovering the needs and wants of their classmates. Important interviewing skills were learned as each student gained true insight into what other people's needs were...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 11:03:00 PM
The Ramaz debate team competed against other Yeshiva day schools and brought home the gold yet again. Four esteemed members of the Ramaz debate team traveled with faculty advisor, Mr. Deutsch, to HAFTR for the first debate of the year. Aaron Z. '21, and Judah W. '20, participated in the 'Impromptu' debate which is a public speaking event where the student must present a three-five-minute speech on one of three topics chosen randomly minutes before....
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 10:44:00 PM
Talking to children about their day at school is often a challenge for parents. If you start with, "How was your day?" the response will likely be "Good." You might try following up with, "Well, what did you do today?" and hear back a brief and disappointing, "Nothing." So, as a way to promote more conversation about daily life in school between parents and children, Lower School teachers will be sending home a weekly "Ask Me About" newsletter...
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