Monthly Archives: March 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird: Final Assessment for 8th Grade

  Next week the eighth graders will be completing their novel study of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.  This American classic explores the trials of growing up, prejudice, and courage.  The innocence of eight-year-old tomboy Scout Finch fades as … Continue reading

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March to Freedom

Last Friday, a large group of migrant workers (tomato pickers)  from Immokalee, Florida joined the Middle School for breakfast. Students in the cooking rotation prepared the meal and all Middle School students were invited to join the guests to eat. … Continue reading

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Creative posts about a visit to the Caddy Shack

Last week the middle school visited Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. The students were asked to describe the Wildlife Sanctuary and explain what they do there. Then, they were asked to clarify what the mitzvah “T’zar Ba’aley Chaim” – צער … Continue reading

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