Krieger Schechter News

12/22/2011

Spectacular Schechter Science Showcase

Over two hundred people came to KSDS on a Sunday to explore science in 18 18-minute presentations (on 12/18) led by parents, alumni and faculty. Kicked off by a presentation from the Maryland Science Center, participants then attended three sessions filled with demonstrations and hands-on activities. Bouncing balls, bubbles and fans helped students understand how … Continue reading Spectacular Schechter Science Showcase

12/22/2011

6th Grade Visits Senior Centers

On Friday, December 16, 6th graders from Krieger Schechter Middle School paid visits to Weinberg Park Assisted Living and Milford Manor Nursing Home to sing Chanukah songs and bring the joy of the holiday to the residents. At Milford Manor, the students played dreidel with the residents, sang songs and delivered Chanukah cards. At Weinberg … Continue reading 6th Grade Visits Senior Centers

12/22/2011

Hanukkah in the Lower School

We have had a week filled with learning, celebration, and mitzvot in the Lower School.  Students have created art projects, eaten sufganiyot (jelly donuts), enjoyed videos, participated in a Hanukkah sing-along, and played with s’vivonim(dreidels).  Many of our classes had the opportunity to reach out to the community, engaging in g’milut hassadim (acts of loving … Continue reading Hanukkah in the Lower School

12/16/2011

Lower School Olive Oil Making

As part of our study and celebration of Hanukkah, our first graders participated in an olive oil-making demonstration.  Students donned the costumes of Matthathias, (the High Priest from the Temple) and that of a Syrian/Greek soldier.  Together, the story of Hanukkah was reviewed.   As they worked  to operate an olive press, the first graders discovered … Continue reading Lower School Olive Oil Making

12/16/2011

8th Grade Visits US Holocaust Museum

The 8th grade visited the USHMM (US Holocaust Memorial Museum) on Wed., Dec. 14 as  they culminate their study of The Shoah. We are extremely proud of the respect and dignity displayed by our students throughout the day. As they viewed  the exhibits, students observed the realities of the atrocities of the Nazis against Jews, … Continue reading 8th Grade Visits US Holocaust Museum

12/16/2011

Ravens Day!

It’s Ravens Day! Can you make a five-digit number using Ed Reed’s, Joe Flacco’s and Ray Rice’s jerseys?  Our second graders were able to mix football, fun and learning while studying place value this week.  Using the numbered jerseys, the students practiced creating numbers odd and even, and big and small.  Here’s one for you … Continue reading Ravens Day!

12/16/2011

KSMS Hanukkah Bazaar a Success!

The Middle School Hanukkah Bazaar has been a wonderful success. Middle Schoolers were able to browse and purchase hand-made crafts during lunch time ranging in cost from $.50 to $5.00. All money collected from our students was given as tzedekah to numerous charities of the student’s choice, including the Berry Kids Foundation, the Ronald McDonald … Continue reading KSMS Hanukkah Bazaar a Success!

12/09/2011

KSMS Student Council Happenings

The Krieger Schechter Middle School student council has been working hard since the beginning of the school year!  First, we held our fantastic movie night on Sunday October 30, 2011 where the 5th and 6th graders watched “Night at The Museum” and the 7th and 8th graders watched “School of Rock.” A wonderful time was … Continue reading KSMS Student Council Happenings

12/09/2011

8th Grade HeLa Integrated Curriculum Project

8th Graders are taking the first steps into the wondrous world of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta Lacks was a courageous woman whose family stood tall against the medical world in their pursuit of treatment for her illness and in speaking out about the effect that it had on them as a family. Her story changed how … Continue reading 8th Grade HeLa Integrated Curriculum Project

12/09/2011

Hebrew Letters Out of Thin Air

Kitah Alef students can make Hebrew letters out of thin air! Our first grade students, with the guidance of their teacher, are tracing the Hebrew letter “gimmel”  in the air.  Excitement is building as the children are getting ready to complete their first Hebrew primer, having learned to read and write almost all of the … Continue reading Hebrew Letters Out of Thin Air