Sixth Grade Documentary Film Premieres

One June 4, MILTON sixth graders showcased a documentary film they produced as part of their year-long study of leadership, collective memory, and institutional change. The project was part of MILTON’s inaugural Scholar’s Forum, an innovative anchor of the new Moses Family Middle School curriculum. Students learned from parent and community experts about archival research, interview techniques, filmmaking, and more – and connected their study to Jewish texts and values. The resulting film, the sixth graders’ culminating project, premiered …

The Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon

On Wednesday, nearly 250 students, parents, staff, alumni and friends came together for an evening of dancing at the 2017 Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon. Together the JPDS-NC community raised over $3,100 for the Jewish Federation’s Israel Wildfire Emergency Fund. The evening included Israeli dances galore – even the JPDS-NC panda made it out onto the dance floor! – and participants enjoyed performances by the Yesodot Israeli Dance troupe featuring several JPDS-NC alumni, and the …

Fall Alumni Newsletter

We begin this new year full of anticipation for what’s to come, particularly our Election Project and construction of our new middle school and expansion of the North Campus! We are thrilled to share these exciting developments and many others with our ever-supportive and engaged alumni community, and to hear all about our change-making alumni’s exciting experiences and projects in return. Read our Fall Alumni Newsletter to learn more!

October 13, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, M'dor L'dor|

Summer Alumni Newsletter

As we reflect on the past school year and plan ahead, we continue to think about the impact that a JPDS-NC education has had on our students, especially our alumni. Our alumni carry the core values of JPDS-NC with them as they go forth in the world and bring positive change in new surroundings. They are innovative, dynamic, wise, adventurous, and engaged members of the community. Learn more about our amazing alumni by reading the …

July 21, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, M'dor L'dor|

Alumni Highlight: Leah Schultz

Leah graduated in 2004. Reflecting on her time at JPDS-NC, she shared what she loved most about the school: “JPDS-NC was a wonderful place for me to grow, learn, and really grow to love learning. It was an incredibly supportive environment, one where students felt they could participate. The small classes allowed you to be friends with everyone in your grade and it was obvious even to me as a student that the parents and …

April 18, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Alumni|Tags: #ThisIsWhy|

First Place Wins for JPDS-NC Students and Alumni Students at DC STEM Fair

Two JPDS-NC sixth grade students and two alumni students were awarded first-place ribbons and special prizes at the DC STEM Fair. The DC STEM Fair is the premier science event for students in grades 6 to 12 who attend independent and public schools in the nation’s capital. Sixth graders Gabriel B. and Yael N. earned first-place ribbons for their projects in the respective categories of Physics and Energy. We also want to congratulate Lincoln A., …

March 24, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni, Science|Tags: Awards, Project Based Learning, STEM, Washington D.C.|

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Federowicz

Rachel (Levitt) Federowicz can be dubbed a woman of firsts. During the week, she is often the first one in the JPDS-NC South Campus carpool line to pick up her son, David. On Fridays, she is one of the first faces many staff members and students see as she sorts and delivers challahs to the classrooms. Rachel is the first of our alumni to send her child to JPDS-NC, and was a student in JPDS-NC’s very …

December 10, 2015 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni, Volunteering|Tags: Ru'ach|