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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!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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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.

Heschel High School Responds To Tragedy In France
Thursday, January 15, 2015
On Tuesday afternoon, the entire student body and faculty in the high school gathered to mourn the lives lost in Paris last week. We read aloud the names of the four Jewish men who were murdered in the kosher market before Shabbat. Celine Clerfeuille, the World Language Department Head and French citizen, read aloud the names of the writers, artists, and staff at Charlie Hebdo who were killed. We spoke aloud some words of tehillim (psalms), traditional words that fill our mouths when other words fail to convey adequately the pain, the shock, and the moral outrage that we are feeling.

Heschel Hosts Alumni Affairs Panel
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
On January 5th, current High School seniors enjoyed the second annual Heschel Alumni Affairs "Life in College" Panel - an event featuring alumni in, and recently graduated from, college and gap-year programs. The panel gave prospective High School graduates a flavor of what to expect in subsequent years.


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