The Lion's Tale

Search for a Principal Narrows

The decision making process for a new high school principal is extensive and requires significant vetting.
November 25, 2020

Ever since Dr. Marc Lindner left for California following the 2019-2020 school year, CESJDS has been searching for a new high school principal. While Dean of Students Roz Landy has been serving as the...

Wizards select Israeli Deni Avdija in the 2020 NBA draft

Wizards select Israeli Deni Avdija in the 2020 NBA draft
November 24, 2020

Teenage basketball phenom Deni Avdija will become the second Israeli to play in the NBA this upcoming season, after being drafted to the Washington Wizards as the ninth pick.  Avdija, who is only 19...

“Zeleno Cafe” offers a variety of fresh and fruity meals, treats

Abrams ordered a rainbow acai bowl with overnight oats and chia seed pudding.
November 23, 2020

Upon entering Zeleno Cafe, you are greeted with the strong smells of coffee and acai bowls. The cafe is full of bright pink and blue hues, and decorated with green leaves. Located on Connecticut Ave on...

Opinion: The new Maryland driver’s test doesn’t actually test your driving abilities

Junior Lincoln Aftergood holds up his license after passing the new Maryland driver's test.
November 23, 2020

Passing the driver’s test is a common rite of passage for 16-year-olds across the country. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this test has been haphazardly modified to allow for social distancing...

Head of School Circle Celebration reaches more people with virtual event

CESJDS celebrates its annual Head of School Circle Celebration over livestream with speeches from alumni and a performance by Shir Madness.
November 19, 2020

For the first time online, CESJDS held its annual Head of School Circle Celebration on Wednesday. This event celebrates the success of the past alumni and the lessons JDS has taught them that influence...

Ultimate Cookie Showdown

November 19, 2020

Profile of Nurse Heather Greenblum

Nurse Heather Greenblum takes the temperature of a student.
November 19, 2020

Among the many changes at schools during the coronavirus pandemic, perhaps no one’s role has changed as much as the school nurse. Now in her third year at CESJDS, Nurse Heather Greenblum’s daily focus...

How teachers are working out

Upper School STEM Coordinator Cassandra Batson takes a selfie with her dog while taking a break during a home yoga session.
November 17, 2020

“I workout or go for a run every morning before school starts. At first, it was a lot harder [to fit in a workout during quarantine] because I used to go to a gym, … but once I made it a routine it...

Opinion: Attendance should not be required on Zooms outside of class

Opinion: Attendance should not be required on Zooms outside of class
November 16, 2020

Expected attendance in periods such as Kabbalat Shabbat, advisory, Zman Kodesh and special assemblies do not serve a greater purpose and should be made optional for the sake of the students.  Kabbalat...

New Paper Bridges club seeks to help children in need around the world

Members of the Paper Bridges club hold up their letters for their pen pals at their biweekly virtual meeting.
November 12, 2020

At a Martin Luther King Day of Service event last year, junior Amanda Azia discovered Paper Bridges, a nonprofit organization. Paper Bridges aims to support orphans, foster children and other vulnerable...

MasterClass offers a unique variety of online classes to try at home

Seventh-grader Simon Bard watches a lesson from MasterClass on chess.
November 11, 2020

MasterClass is a compelling online learning platform with classes taught by experts in their fields, and it provides a unique opportunity for anyone looking for a way to pass the time or trying to take...

Hair doesn’t define professionalism

Hair doesn't define professionalism
November 11, 2020

If you know me, you know how much I care about my hair. And if you’ve ever talked to me about it, you know how much time and money I put into it. Yet, for the amount of energy and product I put into...

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