The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

The student news site of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The Lion's Tale

Students explore the museum, stopping to look at exhibits and read the many descriptions. This room visually depicts the positive and negative ways Native Americans have been viewed by Americans throughout history.

JDS students visit the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Julia Rich, Reporter March 23, 2023

Students who are taking CESJDS’s brand new elective offering, History of Indigenous Americans, had a chance to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian last Tuesday on March 14. Students...

Seniors close out their high school careers with graduation events.

The last hurrah

Gigi Gordon, Sports Editor March 18, 2023

WORKSHOPS Before seniors step out into the real world, they attend a series of workshops on practical topics not covered in the school curriculum. Workshops were held a week after the seniors’ last...

Fourth grade general studies teacher Ronit Miller sits with students on DEIJ Day to learn about relevant topics.

Lower school adjusts curriculum

Ellie Fischman, Managing Editor, Copy March 18, 2023

Clustered in the gym, Lower School students learn about poverty in America at their monthly morning meeting. Each month, they tackle a new topic in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice...

“Alexa, write a headline”

Simon Albert, News Editor March 18, 2023

A new form of artificial intelligence (AI) known as OpenAI began circulating in schools around the country, including CESJDS in early October. Unlike earlier forms of AI, such as Grammarly, that can correct...

Ori Sasson presents to the middle school his journey to becoming a Judo champion from Israel.

Israeli Judo champion visits JDS

Tyler Portnoy, Reporter March 13, 2023

The Judo arena fills with cheers as Israel’s national anthem blares out from the speakers. But, this is not any Judo competition, this is the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Ori Sasson has just won his...

Weekly Kab Shab was taken over by Gatsby Day as juniors showed off their elaborate 1920s apparel in celebration of finishing the book, “The Great Gatsby.” Junior Miriam Goldel was overwhelmed and excited to see the whole grade in costume. It was really nice to see our entire grade unite and dress up together and it was also really cool to see everyone’s outfits, Goldel said.

Juniors celebrate “Gatsby Day”

Simon Albert, News Editor March 6, 2023

Students from Bishop McNamara accompany JDS students to their photography class.

Bishop McNamara High School continues growing partnership with JDS

Adin Halbfinger and Aaron Waldman March 5, 2023

Visitors from Bishop McNamara High School came to CESJDS this week as part of a partnership program. JDS students and staff visited Bishop McNamara in October and joined forces at a community service project...

Armstrong answers students follow-up questions after her presentation. It was even more impressive to meet her in person than have her stand on the stage, junior Gabi Simon (left) said.

Former JDS teacher returns as a published author

Ellie Fischman, Managing Editor, Copy March 4, 2023

Eight years after leaving CESJDS, former English teacher Kate Armstrong returned with a new story to teach: one of the importance of perseverance. After writing four unpublished novels, Armstrong’s fifth,...

Lauren Appelbaum speaks to the Middle School about her organization, RespectAbility.

Lauren Appelbaum visits JDS Middle School to speak about JDAAIM

Sophie Schwartz, Reporter February 26, 2023

In honor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAAIM) the middle school was visited by Senior Vice President of Communications and Entertainment & News Media, at RespectAbility...

Director of Upper School STEM and middle school math and science department chair Cassandra Batson will begin as middle school principal on July 1.

JDS appoints Cassandra Batson as incoming Middle School Principal

Gila Safra, Reporter February 21, 2023

After a months-long search, the new middle school principal has been selected: Cassandra Batson, the current Director of Upper School STEM and middle school math and science department chair. The decision...

Period four students with absent teachers gather in the Beit Midrash for a joint silent study hall.

JDS tackles sub shortages with new system

Mia Forseter, Reporter February 17, 2023

Every morning, high school students check their inboxes in anticipation, waiting to see which teachers are absent for the day. While most walk to their classrooms as usual, others head to the Beit Midrash...

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