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Psychology class returns

Psychology class returns

Maya Preuss, News Editor

February 27, 2020

Psychology class will now be offered as an academic elective for the 2020-2021 school year at both enriched college placement and advanced levels.  The administration told students in a meeting held for the Class of 2021 last week that psychology class would not be offered for the upcoming schoo...

Mock trial team gets new coaches

Mock trial team gets new coaches

Rochelle Berman, Assistant Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

CESJDS’ mock trial team has been given a fresh start with their new coaches this season. Their next trial will be against the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy’s mock trial team this Tuesday.  After being led for years by former coach Heitzi Epstein, the mock trial team now has two new coaches, Nan...

Alumni attend “Shmooze-a-palooza” event at upper school campus

Alumni attend “Shmooze-a-palooza” event at upper school campus

Ivan Endelman, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Alumni were welcomed back to the CESJDS upper school campus for the fourth annual Schmooze-a-palooza event on Feb. 8. Eight different graduate classes ranging from the class of 1980 to 2015 had the chance to socialize and learn about various ways to get involved within the community. The event sta...

White House announces new peace plan

White House announces new peace plan

Eva Bard, Style Editor

January 31, 2020

Standing side-by-side with current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump revealed his long-awaited peace plan for the Middle East, which has been dubbed the “Deal of the Century,” according to Trump. The new plan was announced Tuesday afternoon at the White House after Presid...

School eyeing purchase of Stop the Bleed kits in wake of increased national tragedies

School eyeing purchase of Stop the Bleed kits in wake of increased national tragedies

Ivan Endelman, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

Stop the Bleed active shooter and medical training could be scheduled at CESJDS before the end of the school year, according to Chief Financial Officer Julie Hoover. After this training, JDS would be able to carry Stop the Bleed Kits in the school. Stop the Bleed kits are first aid kits that contain equipment, s...

Fewer seniors to attend capstone trip than average class

Alex Landy, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

The percentage of students planning to attend the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel trip is on the lower end of the average range of past years. 66 of the 82 graduates, or about 80 percent of the class of 2020, plan on attending, according to High School Principal and Associate Head of Schoo...

In their shoes: Administrators shadow high school students to understand experiences

In their shoes: Administrators shadow high school students to understand experiences

Maya Preuss and Mischa Trainor

January 16, 2020

Three administrators each recently shadowed a student for a day, hoping to gain perspective on what it is like to be a CESJDS student. High School Principal and Associate Head of School Dr. Marc Lindner, Dean of Academics Aileen Goldstein and Dean of Students Roslyn Landy observed all the classes of the...

Two states, one voice: Maryland and Israel sisterhood brings exhibit to JCC

Two states, one voice: Maryland and Israel sisterhood brings exhibit to JCC

Sophie Kaplan, Reporter

January 16, 2020

The Maryland-Israel Sister State Committee, led by freshman student-chair Kate Morgan and her father, chairman Randy Morgan, will display two exhibits at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23. Gov. Larry Hogan founded the committee in 2016 after he learned that countries like ...

School to switch to continuous enrollment for upcoming school year

School to switch to continuous enrollment for upcoming school year

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Starting this upcoming school year, CESJDS is switching to continuous enrollment rather than its previous annual re-enrollment system.  Parents will sign one form that automatically renews their enrollment each year instead of having to manually re-enroll.  “This has been a trend in the fie...

School hosts second annual hackathon

School hosts second annual hackathon

Jessica Gallo, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 14, 2020

Helping people manage and maintain their health was the prompt that kept 13 teens from local high schools busy for 11 straight hours this past Sunday at CESJDS’ second annual hackathon. Hackathons are typically day-long coding events where students come together in small teams to create new proje...

CESJDS, MCPS announce respective calendars for 2020-2021 academic year

CESJDS, MCPS announce respective calendars for 2020-2021 academic year

Eva Bard, Reporter

January 8, 2020

Both CESJDS and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) released their tentative calendars for the 2020-2021 school year earlier this month, showing new half-day dismissal times and fewer days off in the fall holiday season for JDS, and an earlier start for MCPS.  Since many of the high holidays fall on week...

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