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Posted Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 11:54:00 AM
This past Monday evening, September 17, MS parents attended our annual Simulated School Night. Ms. Jennifer Bernstein and Rabbi Chaim Hagler greeted parents and spoke about the importance of learning Torah, the value of educators and parents partnering together to teach menschlichkeit, and how best to support the academic, social and emotional growth of middle schoolers....
Posted Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 11:49:00 AM
In anticipation of Yom Kippur, the Middle School students were privileged to hear a powerful message from Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Senior Rabbi at Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun. Rabbi Steinmetz commented that, while everyone knows how to ask for what they need, students should be asking themselves why they are needed. He continued that identifying one's individual purpose and considering why Hashem put us on earth leads to a life of self-worth and fulfillment...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 9:30:00 PM
After discussing the events of 9/11, the 5th graders read the book 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy in their history classes. Students learned about the Maasai tribe and their commitment to helping the American people during their time of need! In addition to the 5th grade unit, all Middle School students have received a card where they will record which values they wish to commit to this year...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 6:02:00 PM
Congratulations to our 8th graders on graduating from the Ramaz Middle School! Wishing them happiness, success, and a continued love of learning. Best of luck from your Ramaz family!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 5:55:00 PM
The Ramaz 8th Grade celebrated the completion and distribution of the Middle School yearbook. The Parents Council committee, headed by Dr. Rachel Title, organized this beautiful event, including a pizza lunch, room decorations, and a slide show. The yearbook is a year-long project involving contributions from all 8th grade students, and directed by Ms. Miri Rubin as faculty advisor. This year's editors-in-chief were Jordan M. and Caleb R. (Grade 8).
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 4:53:00 PM
The 6th grade participated in a program with myFace, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with craniofacial conditions. The 6th graders read Wonder earlier this year and attended the first screening of the movie, thanks to the Kahn family....
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 3:22:00 PM
In connection with their study of Parashat Sh'lach, Morah Galit's Grade 6 Chumash students learned how to knot and make their own tzitzit! Two of the mitzvot that they learned about in the parasha were Tzitzit and Hafrashat Challah. They will being baking challah and doing the latter mitzvah tomorrow, too. Students remarked it was fun learning how to do a mitzvah that Jews around the world do every day. Tizku L'Mitzvot.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 1:58:00 PM
In grade 5 advisory, current grade 5 students were provided templates to use in writing and decorating "Welcome to the Middle School" cards for the rising grade 5, soon to become, fellow middle schoolers. They were asked to include their favorite things about Middle School and some practical tips for a successful grade 5 experience. They decorated the cards with colored markers and added some personal information (e.g. a book they recently enjoyed, hobbies).
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:49:00 PM
Family and friends of the 6th Grade are invited to stop by the Ramaz Middle School lobby and enjoy students' display of Augmented Reality Sketches of Early American Historical Figures. This project-based learning experience expanded students' library and online research skills. The students used resources and citations to explore famous colonial Americans and the time period in which they lived. The final products were hand-drawn sketches that hide in them a variety of multimedia experiences created by our students...
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:20:00 PM
The 3rd and 4th Grade Lower School Choir and the 5th and 6th Grade Junior Chorus put on a fabulous performance for family and friends this week in the Middle School Auditorium. The atmosphere was cheery and the students sounded beautiful as they sang the songs they had performed throughout the year! Congratulations to all performers on a wonderful Friends and Family Concert!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:13:00 PM
Grade 5 students were invited to share any talents they have with their classmates! From gymnastics, to singing, to playing piano, telling jokes, or solving a Rubik's cube, the students were highly spirited and so impressive. Audience members had the chance to ask performers questions about their talents, sparking a lot of great conversations. A fun time was had by all!
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 2:07:00 PM
A selection of new titles from the Middle School Library collection is posted on Schoology. Please click on Groups and then Middle School and you will see the list of these books that parents and students may to wish to borrow from the MS library (available as of June 11) or the Public Library or to purchase for their children's summer reading. This list gives parents suggestions for books they may to wish to purchase or borrow from the Public Library for their children's summer reading.
Posted Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 11:18:00 PM
Kol HaKavod to all students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and families who marched, cheered, and celebrated Israel at last week's annual Celebrate Israel Parade. For photos of the parade, please click...
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:58:00 PM
Mazal Tov! Seventh graders had a great time celebrating becoming bnei and bnot mitzvah with their classmates this week. The collective celebration brought students together in a festive school setting and allowed them to speak to each other about the various chesed projects they undertook throughout the year in preparation for this Jewish milestone. 7th graders also joined their classmates in decorating bags that will be used to donate books....
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:30:00 PM
Students and faculty are immensely proud of 8th grader Ilana P. for competing in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee this week. The whole school was cheering her on --Kol HaKavod! To learn more, please read the New York Times article which featured Ilana as one of the "spelling stars of the city." For the article, click..
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:03:00 PM
Congratulations to the Ramaz Ultimate Frisbee team for going undefeated through the regular season and qualifying for the Middle School Athletic Leagues Division A playoffs.
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:16:00 AM
Eighth grade students in Ms. Kim Gantz-Wexler's Public Speaking class shared some highlights of the Israel Trip with the 6th and 7th grades after tefilla. Their presentation was thoughtful and inspiring as they recounted several special activities and moments from the trip that they will take with them as they move on to high school.
Posted Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:11:00 AM
5th grade students worked in pairs to research one of the ten plagues - they wrote a detailed synopsis of their plagues and also prepared stunning visual presentations which they had the opportunity to present to their classmates...
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...
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