The Lion's Tale

Late students caught signing in under fictitious names

Late students caught signing in under fictitious names

Maya Preuss, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Four or five high school students have been signing in using names other than their own when entering school late, prompting a statement from Dean of Students Roslyn Landy that there will be punishments such as detention and suspension in the future for this conduct.  When students arrive late to school, they mu...

Lower School gets chicken coop

Lower School gets chicken coop

Adam Drexler, Reporter

October 16, 2019

A chicken coop containing two hens, Sally and Marie, was installed on the Lower School campus over the past month in order to supplement the science curriculum for younger grades.  For the past few years, the lower school has been renting chickens for 12-week intervals from a company called Rent...

Straight to the office: Cell phone policy enforcement spikes as administration considers changes

Ivan Endelman, Reporter

October 4, 2019

The phone policy for high school students is being more regularly enforced in the hallways and will be revised by the end of the first quarter to further limit cell phone usage during the school day. While the phone policy has stayed relatively the same since the addition of shoe bags for phones in clas...

Kosher conscious

Kosher conscious

Rochelle Berman and Ivan Endelman

October 4, 2019

A new hechsher in the Greater Washington area called DC Kosher has been used to certify over 15 restaurants, thanks to Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld and Maharat Friedman. It has consistently been a challenge for Jews in the greater Washington area to keep kosher when going out because of the lack of kosher r...

Rising up: Enrollment increases after dwindling for over a decade

Rising up: Enrollment increases after dwindling for over a decade

Matthew Rabinowitz, News Editor

October 4, 2019

For the first time in 15 years, the CESJDS student body grew, with a total enrollment of 920 students in both the Lower and Upper Schools. “We’ve been working really, really hard, and what’s amazing … is [that] it has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the quality of the teachin...

Finance and Investment Clubs merge as new school year takes shape

Finance and Investment Clubs merge as new school year takes shape

Irit Skulnik, Style Editor

September 17, 2019

At the start of the school year, the separate Finance and Investment clubs merged into one larger club. Senior Ayelet Fishman, co-president of the now Investment and Finance Club, explained that at the start of last summer, senior and former Finance Club president Sam Goldberg reached out to her an...

New school policy clarifies use of language translation platforms in Hebrew courses

New school policy clarifies use of language translation platforms in Hebrew courses

Maya Preuss, Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2019

With the beginning of the new school year, the Hebrew department implemented a policy stating that the use of translation tools such as Google Translate and Morfix will no longer be permitted for use in Hebrew classes or for Hebrew homework.  The original rule stated that students were allowed to use Morfi...

What’s on the menu for this year

Maya Preuss, Assistant News Editor

August 27, 2019

Just as students make new study plans, determined that the year will be different, and teachers revisit and freshen up their lesson plans, CESJDS food services manager Erick Gilbert makes changes to the lunch program as the new year ushers in. One of the biggest changes Gilbert considered involved gre...

After meetings, Israel trip has new precautions

After meetings, Israel trip has new precautions

Josie Stein, Contributing Editor

August 27, 2019

Following feedback from parents, CESJDS Upper School administrators assured families of the Class of 2020 that significant reforms will be made to ensure the safety and proper management of students during the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip. During a discussion panel held in the ...

Online classes bring more opportunities

Lincoln Aftergood, Reporter

August 27, 2019

The pilot program for online classes begun in 2017 will continue this year as an established part of the curriculum. The online program allows high school students to take courses not offered physically at CESJDS. The Online Judaic Studies Consortium and the Virtual High School both offer extensive var...

Administration joins Student Council meetings

Sam Schwartz, Reporter

May 31, 2019

Associate Head of School and High School Principal Dr. Marc Lindner will now join the Student Council during their weekly meetings. The Student Council currently has eight student representatives who are committed to sharing both the suggestions and concerns of the student body while making positive...

Seniors reflect on their capstone trip to Israel

Maya Preuss, Reporter

May 30, 2019

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