The Lion's Tale

Fashion Friday: trendy and girly

Fashion Friday: trendy and girly

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Freshman Annabelle Enig opted for a comfortable but still put-together outfit with her white shirt, pink sweatshirt, ripped jeans, and white platform sneakers. She describes her style as fashionable, trendy, and girly which definitely is evident in her outfit. Scroll over the tags to see what Enig wore. ...

The ups and downs of CESJDS’ GPA system

The ups and downs of CESJDS’ GPA system

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a new student at CESJDS with little prior knowledge of Hebrew, I have to take ECP level Judaic classes because many require higher levels of Hebrew. All academic classes at JDS, including Judaics classes, are graded on a four-point GPA scale for the ECP level and five-point scale for the advanced level, s...

Season recap: varsity track and field

Season recap: varsity track and field

Addie Bassin, Guest Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 15, the coed varsity track and field team had their championship track meet, ending with the boys team placing eighth with 23 points and the girls team in seventh place with 22 points. The final meet was hot and long but the track team was still setting CESJDS records. Sophomore Daniel Chod...

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Varsity baseball team finishes its season

Tali Kuperberg, Guest Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CESJDS varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a record of 4-4 on Wednesday, May 1. They went on to lose in the quarterfinals of the playoffs on May 7 to Hebrew Academy with a final score of 4-3. The Lions had many impressive moments throughout the season, from two grand slam...

Fashion friday: edgy, unique and comfortable

Fashion friday: edgy, unique and comfortable

Charli Galkin, Guest Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Sophomore Reilly Lowell describes her style in three words: “edgy, unique, comfortable”. Lowell prioritizes feeling confident while comfortable. To her, there’s no point in wearing something if it doesn’t feel good on. Scroll over the tags to see what Lowell wore on May 4. ...

Student-teacher dynamics shape community

Student-teacher dynamics shape community

Irit Skulnik, Reporter

May 4, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Walking through the halls of CESJDS, students constantly wave and nod to their teachers as they pass them. These interactions exemplify the nature of the relationship between students and teachers at the school. According to Dean of Students Roslyn Landy, JDS has a very relaxed environment, which al...

Season ends short for Lions

Season ends short for Lions

Arava Rose, Guest Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On May 1, the CESJDS girls middle school softball team ended their 0-4 season with a 12-9 loss to Washington Waldorf School. The team played four games in total against Berman Hebrew Academy, with Berman winning 11-8; McLean, with a 10-0 victory over JDS; Washington Christian, who won 24-14; and Wald...

CESJDS Athletic Director arrested on sexual abuse charges

CESJDS Athletic Director arrested on sexual abuse charges

Aliza Rabinovitz and Kate Sosland

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

May 1, CESJDS Director of Athletics and Summer Programs Mike Riley was arrested and charged with sexual abuse offenses for a “sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student” in 1984-1985, according to a release by the Montgomery County Police Department. The investigation, which began on April 20, ...

Film spreads awareness about anxiety

Film spreads awareness about anxiety

Matthew Rabinowitz, Reporter

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In response to the rise in anxiety among teenagers, high school students watched “Angst,” a movie that illustrates the pressures and stresses of being a teenager. IndieFlix’s “Angst” came out in May of 2017 and documents the struggles that many high schoolers deal with due to their anxiety....

College guidance counselor plans to leave at end of school year

College guidance counselor plans to leave at end of school year

Izzy May, News Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last week, students and parents were notified by email that Dorie Ravick, a CESJDS college guidance counselor of seven years, will be leaving JDS at the end of this school year. Ravick is planning to finish off the year by completing the juniors’ recommendation letters and then she will transfer to t...

Where the grade funds go

Where the grade funds go

Daphne Kaplan, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Classes raise funds by having various types of social events and fundraisers each school year. But some students do not know where these funds end up. According to Dean of Students Roslyn Landy, every class has its own bank account. As each grade earns money, it is put in that account, where it can be ...