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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:37:00 PM
Ramaz Lower School and Middle School Choirs joined together at the annual KJ Intergenerational Lunch and Learn. The audience that gathered together comprised KJ seniors and Holocaust survivors, and the children had the special opportunity to perform a repertoire of Hebrew & English songs for them. Following the performance, everyone took part in some intergenerational mingling where children and seniors had the opportunity to converse with each other...
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:29:00 PM
The dreamy post Israel trip feeling morphed into reality this week, as the students got over their jet lag and began to reflect on the breadth of their experience. From riding camels like in biblical times, baking pitas in Kfar Kedem, and taking a beautiful bike ride in northern Israel to meeting with Israeli solders and sailing on the Kinneret -- 8th Graders were definitely immersed in everything Israel...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:17:00 PM
The 7th Grade headed to West Point for their class trip! Students started off the day in Bear Mountain where they participated in team-building and leadership workshops. The program focused on interpersonal practice, teamwork, anti-bullying, and sportsmanship. Next, students visited West Point for a Revolutionary War tour...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:31:00 PM
The 6th grade trip to Philadelphia began with an exciting tour of the National Constitution Center followed by a visit to the Franklin Institute where they explored the Sportzone exhibit, which focuses on the science of health. There, a number of students chose to watch a heart dissection...
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:14:00 PM
Caleb T. passes to Cousin Nava F. during the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team's victory over at Bronx Letters 13-6. With a 29-15 victory over the School for Global Leaders earlier in the week, the team continues its undefeated season with a record of the 3-0.
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:56:00 PM
Congratulations to Ramaz spelling bee champion Ilana P, who has qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She will be one of four New York City students traveling to Maryland next week to compete in the National competition.
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:47:00 PM
This week, MS students learned about witnessing history in the making as the United States Embassy opened in Jerusalem. As our own Rabbi Weinstock was in attendance, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein spoke to our students about the importance of the day...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:35:00 PM
Congratulations to the MS students on their spectacular Zimriah. To watch, please click...
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:05:00 PM
Fifth graders attend the Design Workshop at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. The workshop is focused on design using empathy - specifically accessibility for people with disabilities where disability is viewed as a design opportunity. Students had a great time learning about the different ways design could create healthy happy spaces for those around them.
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:59:00 PM
Congratulations to the MS students on an excellent play. To watch their rendition of Oklahoma, please click..
Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:37:00 PM
The Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team got off to a great start by winning their first game of the season 17-0 against the Community Partnership Charter School. A unique aspect of Ultimate is the menschlichkeit clause, or what the rule book calls "Spirit of the Game," which emphasizes sportsmanship and places the responsibility for fair play on each player, not referees. Both teams exhibited great spirit throughout the game and came together afterwards to form a "Spirit Circle"...
Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:18:00 PM
The sixth graders in Morah Margalit Alnatan's class have been learning about kibbutzim in the Land of Israel! The unit culminated with a project where pairs of students were required to build their own model kibbutz and present the kibbutz in Hebrew to the other students in the class...
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:27:00 PM
As part of Ramaz's goal to nurture our students with life's skills in personal and interpersonal matters, students participated in a mini-curriculum that supported them in becoming financially savvy -- a sort of safety and security introduction to being careful and smart with one's money....
Posted Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:13:00 PM
Eighth graders met a representative from the Leket organization who explained how Leket helps feed the hungry in Israel and they will be contributing by volunteering to pick vegetables in the fields in Rechovot next week. After having the opportunity to watch a short film and ask questions, students decorated bags that will be used by Israeli youngsters to collect fruits and vegetables from backyards in Israel, which will also go to feeding the hungry throughout the country....
Posted Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 3:07:00 PM
Traditionally, when we say Sofer, we are not talking about a typical scribe; Sofer is a title awarded to one who was trained and tested in religious scribal arts. So, what does Pi Day have to do with a Sofer?
Posted Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 2:34:00 PM
Parents from all four divisions came together for a lively discussion about the meaning of Hineni (Here I Am) and its practical applications, facilitated by Middle School Mashgiach Ruchani Rabbi Justin Pines. This was Part 5 of "Bringing Character Development Home." For a video recording of the evening, please click...
Posted Monday, Apr 23, 2018 3:57:00 PM
Students in the 6th grade were privileged to learn about opera firsthand with a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute, presented by the Manhattan School of Music. The performance was the last of four sessions by MSM at Ramaz, as part of the Spiro Vorchheimer Strike a Chord Music Program, endowed by the Spiro Family in honor of the Vorchheimer grandchildren.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 12:24:00 PM
8th Grade English class held the final round of their Shakespeare public speaking contest. This month, every eighth grader has memorized and performed a monologue from Twelfth Night. The eleven finalists selected to participate in the final round included...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:45:00 PM
The 7th Grade had their final session with visiting artist, Jeff Hopkins, from the Jewish Museum. Following a tour of the current exhibit, "Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress," Mr. Hopkins visited the MS and ran a three part workshop where students learned how to create their own unique fashion illustrations influenced by their visit to the exhibit...
Posted Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:33:00 PM
The National Middle Level Science Teachers Association's objective is "to stimulate, improve, and coordinate science teaching in the middle levels grades" and "to promote the continuity of science education by developing and improving programs," recruit middle level science teachers, and improve education and curriculum programs for science teachers...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 9:06:00 PM
Congratulations to the three 8th graders who participated in New York City History Day and received awards for Best Paper in the Junior Division! First and second place winners will advance to the state competition next month. Mazal tov to...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 1:45:00 PM
MS Torah Bowl teams competed assiduously in the playoff competition against Yeshiva of Central Queens, Flatbush, and Manhattan Day School. For this final regular season meet of the year, the students prepared the last three parshiot in Sefer Breshit. After a hard-fought battle, the boys' team came in second place to YCQ, while the girls' team defeated Flatbush in a best of three series of games...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:49:00 PM
Congratulations to Judah W. '20 and Gail H. '20 on qualifying for the US Chidon HaTanach National Finals (National Bible Contest), which will take place on April 29 in New York!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:19:00 PM
The Middle School Judaism Forum held its first program with guest speaker, Ms. Rachel Kraus, from CKJ. The program was inspired by the seventh and eighth graders who participated in a survey conducted by the MS Administration. From the survey's findings, several topics rose in importance above the others...
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 5:38:00 PM
Students in the sixth grade were treated to the first of four workshops focusing on opera. The workshop is presented by the Manhattan School of Music as part of the Spiro Vorchheimer Strike a Chord Music Enrichment Program, endowed by the Spiro family in honor of the Vorchheimer grandchildren...
Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 4:50:00 PM
Congratulations to the 7th graders for demonstrating their knowledge and creativity during last week's Science Fair! To view photos, please click...
Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 4:49:00 PM
Three Middle School students have submitted their 2500 word carefully researched and annotated historical papers to be judged against peers throughout the city at New York City History Day, an educational project held at the Museum of the City of New York in affiliation with National History Day. Students were also elated to hear from keynote speaker, Hamilton star, Anthony Lee Medina...
Posted Monday, Mar 12, 2018 3:27:00 PM
To support the history curriculum in the 6th grade, the students went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students focused on Renaissance Art and some students also had time to explore the museum's wing of Medieval armor. The wonderful guides explained to students how the art displayed culture from the time period and how Europeans lived during the Renaissance...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 3:13:00 PM
The 7th grade participated in its longstanding annual partnership with the Jewish Museum. In preparation for touring the current exhibit on display, Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, guest artist Jeff Hopkins visited each class to enable students to preview some of the garments on display. Hopkins posed a series of questions to students, prompting them to look at each piece with a critical eye...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 11:32:00 AM
Parents from all four divisions came together to explore התלמדות (hitlamdut) - the practice of learning from all situations with an eye towards personal growth - with Middle School Mashgiach Ruchani (Director of Character Development) Rabbi Justin Pines, for Part 3 of 'Bringing Character Development Home.' Topics covered included learning from everyone, practical curiosity, mindfulness, viewing each moment as a practice opportunity, developing a growth mindset, and practical approaches to bringing these hitlamdut concepts into the home...
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