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Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 2:58:00 PM
Congratulations to 8th grader, Eva G., on winning the New York State Archives Student Research Award for the best entry in the middle school category. Eva's paper was titled A Holocaust Study: A History of the Va'ad ha-Hatzalah and the Ethics of Rescue.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 5:07:00 PM
Check out our Ramaz fifth graders during their lab this week - students are currently learning the metric system and how to measure length, volume, and mass in metric units. In lab, they learned how to use lab tools (graduated cylinders and triple beam balances) to find the volume and mass of liquids!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 4:43:00 PM
The Rampage is the official student newspaper of the Ramaz Upper School and is published on a monthly basis. To check out the latest stories, please click...
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.
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