The Lion's Tale

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...

CESJDS embraces new movement to encourage kindness during Kislev

CESJDS embraces new movement to encourage kindness during Kislev

Matthew Rabinowitz, Assistant Opinion Editor

December 4, 2018


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Throughout the Jewish month of Kislev, CESJDS has embraced a new initiative called #kislevisforkindness, which encourages kind acts during the month that includes Hanukkah. Announced by Director of Jewish Life Stephanie Hoffman during Kabbalat Shabbat two weeks ago, JDS has showcased the movement...

School targets mouse problem

School targets mouse problem

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

November 30, 2018


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A mouse appeared in the high school wing of the Upper School campus a few weeks ago, and this past week, mice have been spotted around the building multiple times. According to Upper School Facilities Administrator Bill Belke, the main reason for mice appearing in the school is that it is getting...

STEM day introduces students to jobs and field applications

STEM day introduces students to jobs and field applications

Oren Minsk, Assistant In-Depth Editor

November 21, 2018


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High school students had a day dedicated to science, technology, engineering and math on Wednesday, Nov. 21, where they listened to speakers from different fields present on their work and its different applications. A few weeks before, students were given a list of speakers and could request three...

School and community address Pittsburgh hate crime

School and community address Pittsburgh hate crime

Daphne Kaplan, Assistant Features Editor

November 4, 2018


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“When good things happen we come together to celebrate, and when bad things happen we come together to support one another,” Associate Head of School and High School Principal Marc Lindner said on Monday during a school-wide assembly, two days after the horrific hate crime at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pi...