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Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 2:34:00 PM
Mazal Tov to our very own Ramaz senior, Evelyn Landy, for publishing her Young Adult novel, The Lie in Our Hearts. Evelyn will have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on 86th Street at 2PM this Friday, September 20.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 10:12:00 PM
Congratulations to all of the contributors of last year's Upper School publication Parallax 2019 for being awarded (for the 21st year in a row!) Gold Medal status from the Columbia University's prestigious judging organization, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. To view the winning issue of Parallax, please click...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 3:47:00 PM
In an alternative educational experience designed to open students' eyes to a new culture and create a bond of shared experience, 12 juniors, Dr. Jon Jucovy, and I embarked on a three-day trip to London...
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:22:00 PM
Congratulations to Josephine S '20 on being awarded the Bronfman Fellowship. Josephine is one of 26 fellows, chosen from over 230 applicants, who will participate in a transformative five-week program of study and travel in Israel, followed by a dynamic year of programming centered around pluralism, social responsibility and Jewish texts.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 11:42:00 PM
Hocus Focus, Chewing Your Way to an A, That Rings a Bell, and Molecular Gastronomy were some of the titles of the 7th-grade projects the students have been working on for months by following either the scientific method or the engineering design process. Their fascinating, informative, and fun projects were presented at the Science Fair to their classmates, fellow middle schoolers, family, and friends. Kol HaKAvod to all our scientists. For the list of winners, to view pictures of the students and projects...
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 1:29:00 PM
This week, the children are busy baking their own matzah with Rabbi Fried from the Chabad Matzah Factory. They saw how wheat berries are ground into flour, then how the flour is mixed with water to make dough. All of the children were given a chance to help grind the flour and then each child rolled out their own matzah. They also learned that no more than 18 minutes may pass from the time the flour and water are combined until the matzah is baked. If it does, it is considered chametz and cannot be used for Pesach. In the classroom students practiced doing activities with the number 18. Can we finish cleaning up in 18 seconds – no, can we finish a puzzle in 18 minutes, maybe? After baking the matza (in 18 minutes) each child took home their own matzah.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM
Lucky for our 4th graders, the Brooklyn Robot Foundry has a location on the Upper East Side! In connection with our STEAM curriculum, students created and decorated their own electronic glow pets. The children were able to activate their newly gained knowledge of electronic circuitry; they wired two LED lights with tilt switches into unique pets that they will bring home. The students came away with a greater understanding of what trans-disciplinary learning is all about.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 10:17:00 AM
Ramaz Science Olympiad team competed against 14 other Jewish day schools from the Tri-State area in various events at the Lander College for Men. Congratulations to those students who placed: Harry S. '19 and Jonathan S.'21 came in 4th place for the "Chemistry Lab" event, Ben S. '20, Jonathan S. '19, and Elizabeth A. '19 came in 4th place for "Code Busters", Zachary B. '20 and Daniella F. '20 came in 3rd place for "Designer Genes", David A.'19 and Harry S. '19 came in 4th place for "Write It/Do It" and Elizabeth A. '19 and Ben S. '20 came in 4th place for "Fermi Questions". Great work by the entire team!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 2:00:00 PM
​Mazal tov to Parallax 2018, the Ramaz literary and art magazine, on being awarded the Silver Crown Award (in addition to the gold medal) by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Medal judging is accomplished by publication advisors. Crown Award judging is accomplished by a panel of professional experts. The Silver Crown Award was given to about 20 high school literary and art magazines in the entire country. Parallax 2017 won the same award the previous year. Kudos to Dr. Edith L. Honig, literary advisor. Literary editors: Julia Levi '18, Noa Attias '18, Sarah Issever '18, and Natalie K. '19. Art and Design advisor: Barbara Abramson. Design editor: Sarah Issever '18. ​Art and Photography advisor: Rachel Rabhan. ​Photography advisor: Kevin Goggin. For the first time, Ramaz also submitted individual student work to Columbia Scholastic Press Association to be considered for the Gold Circle Awards. We are very proud to announce that Natalie K.'s '19 poem, "Cento: A Love Song for Opera," won first place in the poetry category. Natalie, a senior, is co-editor of Parallax 2019 and an opera singer herself. Big mazal tov!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 1:27:00 PM
We proudly announce that of the over 200 projects submitted this year at New York City History Day, 8th grader Elliot D. won the Outstanding Project on Contemporary History Award for his research paper "Mahatma Gandhi: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Bringing Change Through Satyagraha or Nonviolent Noncooperation." For more and to learn how to participate next year...
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