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Posted Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 12:36:54 PM
We are delighted to invite you to this year's Bringing Character Development Home series: The Map of the Mensch. Parents will come together to explore Torah approaches on how to create paths for our children to become the best versions of themselves. Please save the dates (Please note, going forward all sessions will be 7:00-8:30PM in the Middle School): Tuesday, April 2 and Monday, May 20. Please RSVP to...
Posted Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 12:36:00 PM
Join Parents In Action as they present "GAMING: Pastime, Problem or Passion?" on Tuesday, April 9, 7-8:30PM at Trevor Day High School, 312 East 95th Street, NYC. To register go to www.parentsinaction.org
Posted Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 6:09:00 PM
Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Boys Basketball teams on each winning the Legacy Tournament at Basketball City!
Posted Sunday, Mar 3, 2019 6:04:00 PM
Congratulations to our 8th grade boys on their first round playoff win over Hillel 46-43 in an exciting game! Their next opponent will be Noam in the semifinals. Our girls team had a very impressive win in the second game over RPRY and will face the winner of the Hillel/Kushner game next week. A special thank you to Coach Candel for all his hard work and dedication leading up to this point. GO RAMS!
Posted Friday, Mar 1, 2019 3:00:00 PM
Join us for HAVANA NIGHTS PARENT SOCIAL on March 13 at Sony Hall. There will be great food, drinks, music, and a RAMAZing auction. $90 per person before 12 noon on Wednesday, March 13 or $125 at the door. To RSVP please go to ramaz.org/havananights. To start bidding on great prizes please go to ramaz.org/auction ...
Posted Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 4:08:00 PM
By Eva G. (Grade 7) In this week's parasha, Parashat Vayakhel, Moshe tells the people what they should contribute to the building of the Mishkan. They will need to bring precious metals, wool in colors, such as royal blue and crimson, linen, and goat hair. Moshe then explains exactly what everything will be used for. The second perek is about the nation's contributions, and from the third onwards, it starts talking about the construction itself. Vayakhel is incredibly detailed...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 6:24:00 PM
"Rose not only gives me a sense of fulfillment, but she teaches me to be creative, patient, and understanding, and I leave each visit with a smile on my face. My special friends have taught me to embrace the qualities that make us different because you never know what they may offer." For more on the special Yachad Shabbaton...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 5:09:00 PM
By Rabbi Justin Pines, MS Mashgiach Ruchani It's time to build the Mishkan. Bnei Yisroel have heard all of the instructions, and now it is time to get to work. But Hashem calls "time-out." Wait a second. Before you lift a finger, don't forget about Shabbat. Through Moshe, Hashem says...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 3:23:00 PM
The children in kindergarten have been counting the days of school since day one. In celebration of the much anticipated 100th day that arrived this week, all four kindergarten classes started their day together...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 2:41:00 PM
With an interest in transportation, K-Tcheylet chose to learn about trains. First, they visited the subway on 86th street, where they saw the ticket booth, signs, tracks, and the trains....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 2:25:00 PM
Sixth graders participated in the first of a three-part workshop dedicated to Opera music presented by the Manhattan School of Music.The workshop supports their music class where they have learned opera terms an analyzed a few famous arias. To listen...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:40:00 PM
The Upper School was honored to host doctorate candidates this week. Dr. Moshe Sokolow, Associate Dean, Fanya Gottesfeld-Heller Professor, at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration, summed up the visit. "Twenty students at Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration spent a day at the Ramaz Upper School experiencing the quality of instruction and learning in both Judaic and general studies. These students are enrolled in an executive doctoral program in preparation for assuming administrative positions in American day schools and are currently concentrating their studies on learning and cognition and instructional leadership, which they found to meet the highest professional standards at Ramaz. They are grateful to Mr. Jonathan Cannon, Rabbi Shlomo Stochel, Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz, departmental chairs, faculty, and students for their hospitality and insights."
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:34:00 PM
Ms. Geller's seventh grade Navi students engaged in a friendly and passionate debate answering the question: Who was responsible for the deaths of Kohanei Nov? (See Shmuel Aleph, Chapter 22). Even though students disagreed with others' conclusions, all displayed menschlechkeit and were respectful towards each other.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:20:00 PM
Eighth graders have begun two initiatives to collect needed items for the winter and Purim. Please send in used or new coats to be donated to those in need and used or new costumes to be donated to Neve Michael, a children's home in Israel. The costumes will be delivered within the next two weeks for children to use for Purim. Please donate costumes by March 14 and please donate coats by March 20.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 1:19:00 PM
Our third grade mathematicians are hard at work! As they continue to practice their multiplication facts through games, flashcards, and online tools, such as Xtra Math, the students are well-prepared to master division.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 12:58:00 PM
Our 4th Grade Degania students tasted sweet victory as they savored every bite of their special snack treats earned from our Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 MS Basketball game....
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 12:48:00 PM
Save April 16 for the Middle School performance of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Students participated in a character development workshop last week and have weekly rehearsals. Cast members and their families came together on Sunday to prepare the technical aspects and enjoyed painting sets, trying on costumes, and gathering props. Special thanks to our parent volunteers for helping to make the afternoon safe, fun, and educational for our students.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 10:07:00 AM
Seventh and Eighth Graders in the Public Speaking elective welcomed teachers and administrators to watch their "Passion Projects." Students selected and researched a topic, transferred the information to bullet points and added pictures, photos, slides, and charts to enhance their presentations. Subjects included places to visit (The Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Israel, London, Los Angeles, and Hawaii); hobbies (sewing and baking); and sports (baseball, basketball, tennis, and soccer). One presentation focused on North Korea as a fascinating country, but suggested skipping a visit. Students practiced speaking loudly, slowly, clearly, looking at the audience and of course, remembering to smile!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 5:32:00 PM
Eighth grade students have been learning about Asirei Zion in their Hebrew class. They learned about the struggles of Jews in the Soviet Union and how Jewish organizations and individuals around the world held protests for their release. In addition, they learned about the protests that were held around the United States every Sunday in which protesters wore wristbands with the names of Asirei Zion...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 4:02:00 PM
In Art class, 6th grade students learned about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her vast number of self portrait paintings. Inspired by Kahlo, students spent the last two months drawing their own self portraits! Learning about the artist's work helped sixth graders see how self portraiture can be used to tell their personal stories...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM
The first grade theme in the Lower School Art studio this month has been the season of winter. Students learned color theory, watercolor technique and guided drawing to create beautiful penguins! Each and every one had its own unique spin. In second grade, students are currently continuing their unit on New York City...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 3:58:00 PM
Since January, the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots have made 2 appearances in STEAM class. The connection between science and technology continues to develop for our curious 4th graders. As an extension to Sound and Light units, the student-scientists programmed special sensors attached to the robots. Testing the accuracy of the ultrasonic sensor, students programmed the robot to stop at a certain distance...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 3:51:00 PM
The French Culture Club had the honor to present fashion historian, author and expert, Ms. Caroline Rennolds Milbank. Ms. Milbank spoke about French culture in the 18th century, when Napoleon III branded Paris as the location of luxury. An era of extreme opulence and public social flaunting, it would be common for the French to parade extravagant gowns and stroll through a park, simply for others to see...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 3:25:00 PM
This week, BIC heard from Mr. Berndt Perl, a Ramaz parent who was raised in Germany and later went on to Duke and Harvard Business School. He, along with a partner, Kenneth Aschendorf, started APF Properties Company which focuses mainly on buying real estate such as office buildings with retail stores. He explained how real estate is a broad industry with many different aspects to it, and that you do not need much experience to be in the business...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 2:25:00 PM
In Math 501, students applied their knowledge of area to design an apartment floor plan. After creating their blueprints, they selected and calculated the cost of the flooring for each room with a budget of $5,000. The students considered the real life implications of their design choices, created reasonable scales for their drawings, and wrote advertisements describing their apartments.
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 3:05:00 PM
This week's parasha, Parashat Terumah, discusses the keilim in the Mishkan. The Torah is very specific in describing how they must look and from what material they are to be made. First, the text discusses the Aron...
Posted Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 12:20:13 PM
Sunday night was a cool night to be a Jew in America. As far as I can tell, for the first time, the star of the Super Bowl halftime show was Jewish, and the MVP of the game identifies as Jewish. In addition, as some of you may know, the owner of the winning team, Robert Kraft, is not only Jewish, but a pillar of the Jewish community...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:29:00 PM
Adar is coming - we're so happy! Well, at least that is the song that plays in our heads every time that Rosh Chodesh Adar arrives. The excitement around Purim, the Megillah, costumes, Mishloach Manot and Matanot L'evyonim, sweeps students up the first time they hear a song with Adar in it. This year, double dipping is allowed! Students get to enjoy two months of Adar...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM
First graders love to play games! This week in math the students had so much fun playing different math games to practice addition and subtraction facts as well as their logical thinking. Whether playing by themselves or with a partner, math games are a great way to practice the math skills we are learning in school. Ask your children about the math games they enjoy the most!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 9:13:00 PM
Mishe Nichnas Adar Marbim B'Simcha! The Middle School students took it upon themselves to spread the Adar cheer! On Tuesday, some fifth graders returned to the Lower School and sang and danced with the third grade and ECC students....
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