|Rebecca Simon named SMART amp Champ|
Rebecca Penina Simon, Educational Technology Director, has been named a SMART amp Champ because of her expertise in using classroom technology to improve learning. Already a SMART Exemplary Educator, Rebecca has been using SMART amp in several classrooms for the past year. Rebecca states "I am so excited to have attended the SMART amp Champ training. I know that I will be able to share what I have learned with other teachers in my school so they can take collaboration to the next level in their classrooms.” Click here to read the press release.
|First Place Winners in Math Competition|
Our Seventh grade students won first place in the Virtual Mathematics Competition, a program sponsored by the Israel Center for Excellence through Education (E2K) and Excellence 2000. Approximately 10 teams from Jewish Day Schools in the New York area and Israel participated in the “The Treasure of the Cave” mathematics activity on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Students worked in groups and used their skills in geometry, statistics and logic to find the best solutions to the problems posed, accumulating “treasure” points. Using technology the teams were able to communicate their responses, interact with other schools and discuss their strategies for solving the problems. One student noted, “Team work helped us solve the problems quickly and efficiently”. Kol HaKavod to Mr. Mushiev and the E2K students who particpated in this activity.
Tevi Troy ’92, President of the American Health Policy Institute and former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services and contributor to Commentary shares his thoughts on Tu B’Shvat. Please click here to read his article.
Read about Eric Benaim ’93 who switched careers from an event production and marketing company to Real Estate and has been recognized by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg as one of 40 under 40 Queens Rising Stars and later, recognized by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as one of 40 under 40 Brooklyn Rising Stars. Eric was the first person to be awarded the honor in both boroughs. Click here to read more.
Read about Leslie Lobel (’70), who emigrated from New York to Israel in 2002 with an MD degree and doctorate in virology from Columbia University. Dr. Lobel is a Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a world-recognized virologist who has been researching a cure for hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola. Click here to read more about Dr. Lobel and his work.
Read about Daniel Levy (’80) curator and founder of The Museum of Interesting Things a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions that goes to schools and events and inspires kids and adults to be curious and to tinker by clicking here.
Read about Nily Rozic ('00) New York's 25th District Assemblywoman representing neighborhoods in northeast Queens, including Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside
and Douglaston. Click here to read more about her.
Read about Ivan Menchell ('74) writer/producer whose Broadway credits include Bonnie & Clyde (book), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (additional material), and The Cemetery Club by clicking here.