May Education News

The 2010-2011 school year has been incredible.

We have rebuilt our school governance and we will continue to build on what has been created this year.

We are in the final month of our second annual LDVDS giving campaign.  We have raised over $115,000.  Every dollar raised will be matched which means the JJC schools will receive at least $230,000 to supplement their operating budgets this year.  Thank you to all of the LDVDS donors and supporters.

Sunday, June 5, 2011 the LDVDS honored Robin Morris and she received the David Gaffney Leadership and Education Award.  The brunch was chaired by Jen Plotkin, Michelle Margol, and Helen DuBow.  Approximately 300 people were in attendance.  Students from Morah Rachael’s past and present shared memories and well wishes.  Students from the JJC preschool, MJGDS and Bernard and Alice Religious School participated throughout the morning.  We are so lucky to have teachers as passionate about teaching as Robin (Morah Rachael) Morris.

The JJC Education Community will be researching and developing a plan for an academy model for our youth/education departments over the next year.  The idea is to centralize and coordinate our youth and education programs so that they build on each other both horizontally and vertically.  The academy model that the JJC Education community will develop over the next year will be implemented in school year 2012-2013.

The 8th graders will be joining Makom on Wednesday nights from 7-9 and continue their Shabbat curriculum on Saturdays.  They will continue the 8th grade Etgar curriculum on Wednesdays, just at the new 7-9 time.

The MJGDS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.  A new logo has been designed and is already in use.  The planning is starting for the celebration weekend which has been scheduled for May 4-6, 2012.  Committees are being formed for all of the events.

All of the Education Communities will be taking June and July off.  Everyone will resume their work in August.

I hope this blog was informative this year.  Have a wonderful summer!!!

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