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Preview of Head of School Circle Celebration

Preview of Head of School Circle Celebration

Ella Waldman, Features Editor October 21, 2021

This November, the annual Head of School Circle Celebration will both thank donors who have made significant contributions to the CESJDS community and honor successful alumni.  Every year, three accomplished...

Classes go virtual due to power outage

Classes go virtual due to power outage

Daniela Abrams, News Editor October 19, 2021

After a power outage that resulted in the shutting down of the CESJDS Upper School campus, classes returned to virtual learning for one day. PEPCO has been working day and night to help locate the root...

Class of 2023 at their first Shabbaton in fall of 2020.

Shabbatons return for the 2021-2022 school year

Eitan Malkus, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 19, 2021

Shabbatons will be returning this year after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. The freshman class will be attending their Shabbaton in early November and the senior class will be going in December....

The carpool line running through the student parking lot as students try to leave school.

New carpool system irritates student drivers

Matan Silverberg, Sports Editor October 1, 2021

The new carpool system received backlash from students and faculty who are frustrated with its inefficiency. The administration has been working to adjust the system and help carpool run more smoothly.  “The...

Road Closures on Randolph and Beach Drive

Kaylah Goldrich, Reporter September 23, 2021

Multiple road closures on Randolph Road and Beach Drive are underway and affecting the commutes of many students coming to and from CESJDS. The construction and closures are resulting in additional commute...

Returning to the building: What to expect

Harry Davidson, Assistant Copy Editor September 10, 2021

The 2021-2022 school year is kicking off with a return to a fully in-person, five day week schedule. Although there are still some restrictions and protocols to follow, in order to regain a sense of normalcy...

Administrative adjustment

Maya Preuss, In-depth Editor September 10, 2021

After a turbulent year full of unknowns, CESJDS is returning to the building with a new set of administrators who are excited for the future of the school, including new high school principal Dr. Lisa...

A U-Street mural depicting musician and mailman Buck Hill.

On the first Friday of school, field trips fostered bonding and learning

Lena Nadaner, Reporter September 6, 2021

The CESJDS high schoolers went on various field trips to Sandy Spring Adventure Park, U Street, local monuments and the National Mall on Sept. 3. The trip’s goal was to help students and teachers bond...

The Class of 2021 participates in Holocaust Memorial Day programming during their trip to Israel this past spring.

Class of 2021 to graduate High School

Lilli Libowitz, Reporter June 7, 2021

The Class of 2021 will have their graduation ceremony at the Marriott North Bethesda in Rockville on June 13. The location change from Washington Hebrew Congregation is not the only change, as there will...

Ninth-graders work as a team on their first field trip in over a year at Calleva.

Ninth grade finally back on a field trip

Benny Hasenberg, Reporter May 28, 2021

For the first time since the school closed last year, CESJDS invited the 9th grade students on a field trip. The majority of the grade chose to go to the Calleva outdoor organization for a day filled with...

Sophomore Leila Espejo receiving her first shot.

Teens receive vaccinations

Harry Davidson, Assistant Copy Editor May 25, 2021

Upper School students have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines over the past few months, with many more students planning on getting them in the near future. Vaccinations will create a safer environment...

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