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Middle School Update
Friday, March 20, 2015
A true highlight of our week in the Middle School was the Heschel High performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" on Wednesday morning. This full-length production was dazzling. We laughed, we cried, we clapped, we cheered! The faculty especially enjoyed seeing our former Middle School students in starring roles, and many of our students enjoyed seeing older siblings on the stage. It was a "wonder of wonders" and we can all toast "L'chaim" to the cast and crew!

Heschel Hosts Another Meaningful and Fun Filled Purim Pandemonium
Friday, March 13, 2015
Kings, queens, wizards, warriors, super heroes and more made quite an entrance through the gates of the Shushan Palace at Purim Pandemonium on March 7, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This annual program is a wonderful community-building event with opportunities to be involved in a Purim mitzvah.

Middle School Update
Friday, March 06, 2015
We had a wonderful, spirited, joyful, and fun Purim week! Our Purim celebrations included a full reading of the Megillah, an activity where we gave identical photos two different captions (to practice "positive reframing"), singing, dancing, and a short game of "Simon Says." Other highlights of our celebration included our staff parody of "It's a Hard Knock Life," and a Purim costume contest. In addition to these fun-oriented activities, we paused for a serious moment to listen to our social action club's informative presentation about the genocide in Darfur.

Middle School Update
Friday, February 27, 2015
Our readjustment to school this week was speedy; by Tuesday, memories of the February Break were becoming dimmer as our minds quickly filled with new ideas, goals, and projects! This week, sixth graders continued their study of Nisim v'Niflaot (Miracles and Wonders) by Leah Goldberg. The book tells the story of a chance encounter between two people that leads to a meaningful friendship; this friendship changes the lives of several children, their elderly neighbor, and a talented monkey.

High School Students Participate In Annual Heschel / Vienna Exchange Program
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Eleven members of the 10th grade class, along with faculty members Aviva Perlman and Lisa Inberg, spent Februrary Break in Vienna, Austria as part of the annual Heschel/Vienna Exchange program. The program involved exploring many aspects of Vienna, both Jewish and secular.

Heschel High School Presents Fiddler on the Roof
Monday, February 23, 2015
The Heschel High School is pleased to present the American musical theater classic Fiddler on the Roof, with 35 of our students and a live orchestra, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the show's debut on Broadway and the high school's bar mitzvah year. Performances are on Sunday, March 15th and Monday, March 16th at 7 PM. Invite your friends and family!

Middle School Update
Friday, February 13, 2015
This week sixth graders continued their study of electricity, conducting experiments with batteries and bulbs, and creating a "pickle battery" (which works because of the pickle's ion-rich saltwater). Seventh graders continued reading and discussing the story "Uri" in Hebrew class--enriching their Hebrew vocabulary while discussing the various teenage social situations that emerge in the book. Eighth graders conducted a textual analysis of Helena's soliloquy from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," as she contemplates whether love comes from the eyes or the mind.

Join the Heschel Parents' Association for a Middle School Hesed Event
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Heschel students and parents will make gift packages, bake cookies for the children of the Ittleson Center, and decorate planters to cheer up the Center's common room.

Heschel Hosts Vienna Exchange Students
Friday, February 06, 2015
Meital, Dina, Shirel, Shimon and Ronen from the ZPC School in Vienna arrived with their chaperone on Sunday afternoon to kick off the fourth year of our exchange program. Itís been a busy, productive, and wonderful week with them along with the eleven Heschel High School Tenth Grade students who will be visiting their school in Vienna during February break.

Heschel Model UN Team Attends Harvard Model UN Program
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Model United Nations club members from the high school, along with Shana Goldstein, English teacher and Model U.N. faculty advisor, and Lisa Inberg, social studies teacher, attended the Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) high school conference from January 29th to February 1st.

Artist Fred Terna Visits High School English Class
Thursday, January 15, 2015
On Wednesday, Jaunary 14th, ELL 12A (The Holocaust in Fiction and Film) was privilged to have Fred Terna join them for lunch and a discussion of Holocaust art and literature. Focusing on Maus, by Art Spiegleman, Mr. Terna discussed the impact that Holocaust art has on its viewers as well as the accuracy of Spiegleman's depiction of the relationship between generations impacted by the Shoah. Mr. Terna went on to discuss his art and invited the class to visit his studio in Brooklyn. All students agreed that this memorable experience will long be remembered as the highlight of the term's experience.


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