Posted 09/19/2014 09:23AM
It was a pleasure seeing so many of you Monday evening for our Open School Night. The faculty members enjoyed meeting with you and discussing the curriculum, and we hope that you also enjoyed this opportunity to learn about our academic program.
This week the sixth graders studied the concept of least common multiple (LCM) in math by looking at the 13- and 17-year life cycles of two types of cicadas. How often do these two cycles intersect causing a cicada boom? To determine the LCM of two prime numbers you multiply them (13x17=every 221 years!).
Posted 09/18/2014 09:56PM
Marc Appleman, Executive Director of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research (www.sabr.org) visited the Heschel School Sabermetrics Club this Thursday, September 11. The Heschel High School was recruited last year to be the first high school to institute a Sabermetrics Club as part of the SABR Youth Initiative.
Posted 09/11/2014 10:49AM
We have completed our second week in the lower school, and the children have settled in beautifully to their new grades and classes.
It is exciting to watch children arrive in the morning, eager to greet friends and teachers and begin their day. Seeing students so engaged in their learning is heartening, and the teachers all report that they are thoroughly enjoying their new classes.
Posted 09/11/2014 09:00AM
We have had a very full and busy second week of school. Our fall sports teams kicked into gear (pun intended) with practices on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Eager athletes could be seen donning their uniforms a bit too early in the day, so as not to miss even a minute of practice! Students were briefed about our upcoming musical production, the Junior Broadway version of "Annie"--which we will perform on January 21st. Auditions are coming up on October 1st and 2nd. Students also spent additional periods in their advisory groups, sharing their feelings about this summer's conflict in Israel/Gaza, and commemorating the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Posted 09/10/2014 01:00PM
K310 was home to a warm, friendly and lively turtle named Abraham Joshua Turtel, or Abie for short. Beloved by children and adults for more than twenty years, he passed awat at the end of August. Abie lived a long and good life, and all will fondly remember him.