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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...

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...

Profile: New JDS athletic trainer Victoria Simonetti

Athletic trainer Victoria Simonetti wraps a student's wrist with elastic tape.
November 9, 2020

Victoria Simonetti joined the CESJDS community as the new head athletic trainer and anatomy teacher at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year. She previously worked at Richard Montgomery High School...

Senior and junior girls face off in socially-distant powderpuff

Senior Abby Alter prepares to throw a ball in the second round of dodgeball.
November 6, 2020

On Tuesday night, the senior and junior girls played their traditional powderpuff game, but with a twist. While they normally play touch football, they played socially-distanced dodgeball this year because...

Lakers win NBA finals during interrupted playoff season

Lakers star Lebron James's jersey, which has been number 23 for most of his career.
October 13, 2020

An exciting NBA Finals capped the return of professional sports following recent nationwide quarantines. The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Lebron James and Anthony Davis, defeated the underdog Miami Heat...

Fantasy football excitement returns in new NFL season

ESPN has one of the most common fantasy football apps along with companies such as CBS and Yahoo.
October 12, 2020

As fantasy drafts approach, excitement for a long-awaited NFL season mounts for students participating in this year's fantasy football across the country. After one of the longest off-seasons ever, the...

Opinion: Why it’s important to play multiple sports

Opinion: Why it's important to play multiple sports
June 12, 2020

In America, kids who generally play a sport at the college and professional level start to focus on playing one sport at some point during their school years. However, middle and high school students should...

Canceled: Potential recruits stay on top of their game despite losing spring season

June 8, 2020

With the spring travel and AAU seasons being canceled, many athletes were forced to change their expectations of what the season would entail. These cancellations have caused drastic changes to an athlete’s...

March Madness tradition grinds to a halt due to Coronavirus

The NCAA March Madness competition will not continue this year due to the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.
March 31, 2020

Every March, tensions run high at school as students and teachers fill out their March Madness Brackets in anticipation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. But this year, all of that...

Sports Basketball Recap

Sports Basketball Recap
March 6, 2020

Sophomores take leadership hold on dance team

Since the seniors graduated, sophomores have taken a more central role on the high school dance team.
February 27, 2020

This year, the sophomore girls on the varsity dance team have taken a larger leadership role after the senior’s graduation. The six sophomores are now the oldest girls on the team, as no juniors participate.   Dance...

Freshman wins wrestling championship by beating opponent he lost to one week prior

Freshman Oliver Ferber [front left] poses with fellow Potomac Valley Athletic Conference champions after winning his weight class.
February 18, 2020

Freshman and wrestler Oliver Ferber won his weight class at the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships after losing to the same opponent the previous week.  Varsity wrestling coach...

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