On Wednesday, October 5th, Rodeph Sholom School welcomed Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY), to celebrate World Teachers Day with our 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade students. Facilitated by RSS Parents Talia and Andrew Day, the hour-long assembly delved into the day in the life of the Congressman. Rep. Israel answered students’ questions and taught them about how bills are passed on Capitol Hill with a mock voting session.
RSS students and parents who have been lucky enough to see the Broadway production of Hamilton have had an uplifting two-plus hour reminder of the principles upon which our democracy was established in the U.S. Having the privilege of seeing Hamilton is an emotional far-cry from watching the news every night and pondering the current state of affairs in our nation. Yet, 2016 is, of course, a presidential election year and, therefore, a once-in-every-four-years opportunity to prepare our children for the most fundamental expression of citizenship – the right and responsibility to vote.
Using the last spring's winning student mascot submission, RSS worked with a graphic design firm this summer to refine the design into a formidable mascot that RSS students will be proud to wear as a representation of our athletics program.