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Middle School Moments

Grade 8 Goes to Washington D.C.!

Gade 8 students took an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Museum of African American History and Culture. 

VIDEO: Grades 6 & 7 Orchestral Concert

A highlight of this week was our 6th and 7th grade instrumental concert. Each musical group played one short piece in a recital format. Music ranged from familiar classical melodies (“Spring” by Vivaldi) to equally familiar pop tunes (“Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis). The students were wonderful and poised performers, as well as enthusiastic audience members. This concert represented the culmination of a year’s worth of instrumental study.

Grade 8 Goes to Teva!

Eighth grade students celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut with a three-day trip to the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center. They went on two incredible hikes, learned skills such as candle-making, whittling, and drumming, and spent relaxed, quality time together playing games, fishing, boating, making s’mores, and simply enjoying the outdoor life. 

Grade 7 Art Students Create Keith Haring Inspired Posters

Grade 7 art students learned about Keith Haring whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. He felt strongly that art was for everyone and used bold and playful imagery to spread powerful messages through metaphor and symbols. Haring used his work as a means for social activism and carried a universal pictorial language with messages of love, tolerance, and respect. Students were charged with creating posters to communicate an idea that they found important and could contribute to tikun olam (healing the world).