Middle School Students Conclude First Journalism Elective

This past year, the Middle School at Krieger Schechter Day School (KSDS) partnered with JMore magazine to add a new and exciting elective for 6th and 7th Grader students. In addition to art, cooking, woodworking, and sewing, journalism officially joined the list of electives, and our young KSDS writers have been working tirelessly ever since.

Students have conducted interviews with administrators, teachers, fellow students, rabbis, board members, and people outside of our immediate community. They then worked to transcribe their interview recordings and generate articles about news and events in our school, local community, nation, and world. News topics have included field trips, 36th anniversary events, holiday celebrations, the 8th Grade play, fundraising efforts, and summer camps, as well as heavier matters such as gun control, #MeToo, hurricane relief, and world hunger. All of the students’ articles are published on JMore’s online magazine: www.jmoreliving.com/category/jmore-juniors/.

The journalism students have also had the opportunity to learn from Alan Feiler, editor-in-chief of JMore, and Linda Esterson, JMore Junior’s editor, who offered valuable feedback on students’ writing, in addition to well-deserved accolades.

Middle School English Chair, Writing Workshop and Journalism teacher, Vered Nusinov, says that the course has been a true source of pride. “The students work so hard and devote much time outside of class to produce high quality, meaningful, and reflective pieces. These young writers offer readers their unique and important perspectives on our world.  Their final, published products serve as a testament of our students’ knowledge, strength, and empathy.”