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Siyum speech calls new alumni to action

Siyum speech calls new alumni to action

Daphne Kaplan, In-Depth and Design Editor

February 11, 2019


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English teacher Melissa Fisanich delivered the faculty address on Friday, Feb. 8 at the CESJDS Class of 2019’s Siyum, or culminating senior ceremony. “Honored” by the grade who chose her to deliver this year’s speech, Fisanich strived to encapsulate some of the Class of 2019’s greatest attr...

CESJDS introduces new podcast series

CESJDS introduces new podcast series

Oren Minsk, Managing Editor

January 30, 2019


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“The JDS Pawdcast,” CESJDS’ new podcast series, launched last December in order to “expand [the] content strategy” of the school, according to Director of Marketing and Communications Laurie Ehrlich. Ehrlich was looking for a new marketing tool to add to the current array of social media...

Just down the road: Students embrace service opportunity

Just down the road: Students embrace service opportunity

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

January 25, 2019


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In a new opportunity for community service, CESJDS students gathered to assist students at Sargent Shriver Elementary School in their studies, located two miles away from the JDS Upper School campus. Shriver Elementary School is a Title 1 institution, meaning it receives supplemental funding from...

Senior workshops prepare class for future

Sabrina Bramson, Features Editor

January 25, 2019


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On Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30, CESJDS seniors will attend a variety of workshops to prepare them for life after high school. Although the guidance office has played a major role in the planning process of workshops in the past, Dean of Students Roslyn Landy took charge this year. According...

Hackathon to promote creativity

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 25, 2019


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After months of coordination and effort, CESJDS’ first hackathon will be held on Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Unlike most hackathons, however, JDS’ hackathon will be based around multiple forms of STEM problem-solving.  Traditionally, hackathons are 24 to 48-hour sessions where college stude...

Government shutdown affects school community

Government shutdown affects school community

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 20, 2019


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As the partial federal government shutdown continues, some members of the CESJDS community have more to stress about than just school: they are unable to pay their bills or tuition due to furloughed or unpaid relatives. Over the course of the shutdown, middle school English teacher Kerry LiBrando h...

Senior class lifts off with TSA-themed prank

Senior class lifts off with TSA-themed prank

Addie Bard, Managing Editor

January 11, 2019


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Eighth grade heads to Atlanta for civil rights trip

Amelia Davidson and Sally Rogal

December 20, 2018


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This upcoming May, the eighth-grade class will head to Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala. for a six-day trip exploring civil rights. The trip is meant to serve as a capstone trip for students finishing middle school as well as a chance to learn about other communities in the United States. The eighth-grade...

Across the map: JDS goes global

Across the map: JDS goes global

Sophia Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


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Students from around the world will be invited to join the CESJDS community this upcoming school year. The administration is introducing a new program in which members of the JDS community will act as host families and allow international high school students to attend classes at JDS. The school will...

Junior and senior girls are educated on breast cancer risks

Junior and senior girls are educated on breast cancer risks

Oren Minsk, Asst. In-depth Editor

December 17, 2018


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Junior and senior girls attended the mandatory Check It Out program about breast cancer education and prevention run by Hadassah volunteers and members of the Community Health and Wellness Department of Suburban Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, during Community Time. The Check It Out program is offered every tw...