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Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Fourth Grade students are very excited to be engaged in their new recorder unit! Students are reviewing basic rhythmic patterns by rote and reading. They've learned their first three notes which will soon lead to the performance of simple songs. They are excited to be able to apply their reading skills and play on a brand new instrument which features fun (and sometimes squeaky) sounds. Fourth graders are looking forward to their May trip to Carnegie Hall where they will sing and play with children from across the city in the Link Up program.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 12:42:00 PM
All of the ECC classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Lauren from Mummies and Masterpieces. There they saw the Egyptian Art exhibit. It was fascinating to see what we have been learning about first-hand. We learned more about the way people lived in Mitzrayim. We saw a huge statue of a Pharaoh as well as many smaller ones. We also saw a statue of a Jewish slave. There were drawings on papyrus paper depicting daily life in Egypt and the Temple of Dendur, which had hieroglyphics on the walls. Lauren showed us pictures of the excavation of the Temple from the Nile River. We enjoyed looking at the way the Egyptians lived, and learned a lot about their life in ancient Egypt. Our learning came to life and invoked many thoughtful questions. It was exciting, informative and elevated our classroom learning.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM
Seventh graders have worked with the Jewish Museum to learn about and create art. In the beginning of the year they learned about Chagall, the Russian revolution, and how much of the art during that time was inspired by the revolution. The students had the opportunity to go to the Jewish Museum where they saw Chagall's and Lissitzky's original works. With the guidance of the Jewish Museum, they used the artists as inspiration to create a collaborative mural depicting images of acts of kindness, once again, representing and focusing on this year's theme of our mission of Menschlichkeit.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:23:00 PM
Ramaz loves to take advantage of our cultural backyard! Upper School students went to the NY Philharmonic to see Jaap van Zweden conduct Brahm's First Symphony. For some, this was their first time at an orchestral concert. Thanks to the Martin and Susan Sanders Family Foundation for Classical Music Enrichment at Ramaz for making the trip possible.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 3:20:00 PM
Who must hear the Megillah? EVERYONE! ​Diversity at its Best! 21 years ago, a student initiated what is now a longstanding tradition at Ramaz, reading Megillat Esther on Purim night at Lenox Hill/LIJ Hospital for patients, doctors and nurses who are on-call, and visiting families. We never know exactly how many patients will ask for a "private" reading, and freshman Jordan M., sophomore Jeremy B., juniors Avery S. and Zachary B. and alumni Aaron Kohl'13 and Simon Shohet '12 were well prepared. We read for Satmar Chasidim, a Russian immigrant, to two people who were admitted to the Emergency Room, and immediately requested a reading, and to a patient in the ICU for whom Simon had to don a mask and gown which didn't deter him, all in a night's mitzvah work! ...
Posted Monday, Mar 18, 2019 3:01:00 PM
Ms. Dashiff's 12th grade Honors biology class made another visit to the Harlem branch of the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Laboratory. They performed a DNA Restriction Enzyme Analysis lab, where they used two different restriction enzymes to cut DNA and analyze the pattern of fragments using gel electrophoresis . The students enjoyed learning new molecular biology techniques and had an overall wonderful experience.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 5:36:00 PM
Youth Climate Summit at Columbia University puts the Ramaz Environmental Club on the Map as they gathered with like-minded students from all over the city who are committed to saving our planet for future generations...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9:53:00 PM
Even following two intense weeks of final exams, students signed-on to support the Upper School's efforts in making MLK Day of Service, a Day ON, Not a Day off. Students came by subway, by foot, by car and with sheer determination to reach the different destinations, regardless of the hour or location, ready to give their time and energy, to be helpful, no matter the task...
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 2:40:00 PM
Students who participated in the Newbery Challenge were elated to hear the winners of the contest which was announced by the American Library Association this week . The Newbery Award went to Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. The two Newbery Honor Awards went to The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani and The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Students greeted the news with excitement because these three books were all on their Newbery Challenge list. Also, author Veera Hiranandani visited Ramaz and spoke to students about The Night Diary earlier this month. The Ramaz MS has hosted authors in the past but this is the first time a Newbery winner visited the Middle School. Kudos to all the students and parents who participated in this reading initiative!
Posted Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019 3:06:00 PM
Second graders have recently become urban planners! Students learned that urban planners decide what types of buildings and spaces are needed in a community to make it an enjoyable place to live, work, and play...
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