News

List of 20 news stories.

  • School Community Gathers at Celebrate RSS

    On the evening of Wednesday, September 13th, over 400 parents, faculty and staff members gathered in the Schafler Forum for Celebrate RSS, an annual event that brings the entire community together to reconnect after summer break and usher in the start of a new year.
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  • RSS 6th Graders Chant Torah

    This morning all of the RSS sixth graders were able to chant a verse from this week’s Torah portion in the Main Sanctuary. 
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  • RSS STEM Expo 2017

    The RSS STEM Expo explores how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play a huge role in our students understanding of the world around them, and their growth as future scientists. Click through to watch the video!
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  • A Passover Message from Rabbi Ben Spratt

    The smell of matzah balls bathing in steaming broth. The sight of the polished seder plate and wine-stained haggadah. The sweet taste of charoset and reminder of singed tastebuds from maror-eating contests. The sounds of Mah Nishtanah and Dayeinu. For many of us, Passover is a holiday of delicious and memorable scripts. We gather with familiar faces, taste familiar foods, speak familiar words, and reflect on familiar themes. As we recline in our cushioned seats, we become creatures of unleavened comfort.
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  • Purim PJ Drive was a Huge Success!

    Thank you to our RSS and CRS community for making the Purim PJ Drive a huge success!
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  • RSS Teachers Embark on Paul Druzinsky Teacher Enrichment Fund Award Journey

    Established in 2013 to honor our third Head of School, The Paul Druzinsky Teacher Enrichment Fund Award helps RSS attract, retain, and reward outstanding faculty. Supported by the generosity of RSS families, the Paul Druzinsky Teacher Enrichment Fund provides two annual grants of up to $7,500 each to selected faculty members for one-of-a-kind, transformative experiences related to their fields.
     
    Thanks to the generous support of these families, two RSS teachers returned this school year energized and inspired by professional development experiences that were transformative both personally and professionally. Two more were given the opportunity to realize those same goals.
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  • Middle School Student Council holds State of the School Assembly

    On Tuesday, February 7th, Middle School Student Council held the annual State of the School Assembly for middle school students and teachers.
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  • Kindergarteners March for Fairness

    This week our kindergarteners gathered for an annual March for Fairness. 
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  • Third Annual Caregiver Breakfast

    RSS and the Parents Association welcomed over 60 caregivers for the Third Annual Caregiver Breakfast on December 13, 2016.
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  • Livestream Offers Access for the Busy Parent

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    For the first time, the RSS Parents Association offered their recent All School Meeting in digital format by livestreaming to the community. 
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  • Elementary Division Author Institute: Grace Lin

    Grace Lin, author of many books including The Year of the Dog and Ling & Ting joined the Elementary Division for an author visit on Thursday, November 3rd.
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  • Guest Speaker: General Martin Dempsey, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    General Martin Dempsey, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited with the 7th and 8th Grade on Thursday, November 3rd.
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  • 6th Grade Service Learning at Gowanus Canal Conservancy

    On Wednesday, October 19th, RSS sixth graders spent the day at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy as the first project in their year long service learning curriculum. 
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  • Fifth Grader Wins RSS Athletics Mascot Contest

    The Rodeph Sholom School Athletics program is fierce; with 6 team sports offered each school year, multiple championships won across age groups and a formidable undefeated girls’ basketball team, RSS’s athletes excel both in skill and in teamwork. Since the program’s beginning in 2001, Athletics Director Brendan Oswald has been searching for the perfect mascot to exemplify the dedication, spirit and tenacity of our student athletes. This year, he turned to the students themselves to redesign this important part of our school’s culture.

    In March, RSS’s Student Council President Jay R.‘16 announced an open competition for any student in 4th through 8th Grade to submit original drawings of a new athletics mascot; alumni were also invited to participate. Today, Rodeph Sholom School is thrilled to announce the winner of the RSS Athletics Mascot competition - fifth grader, Aidan G.! 
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  • Staff Appreciation Day: A Magical Afternoon

    The PA recognizes that RSS staff and faculty are the heart of our wonderful school. On Tuesday, May 3rd, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, we were honored to celebrate with a special event just for them. Everyone whose hard work, care and dedication touches our children was included in the festivities. From teachers and administrators, to our security, facilities and cafeteria staffs, to the CRS clergy and administration, all were invited to an afternoon of food, entertainment, fun and prizes.
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  • Middle School Field Day and Contest Winner!

    Congratulations to Ruby Kessler-Karp '16 for winning the annual Middle School Field Day T-Shirt Design Contest! Field Day will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016.
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  • Highlights of the Middle School Jewish Studies Curriculum

    On March 9th, Zach Mann, Chair of the Jewish Studies (JS) Department and Ira Glasser, Chair of the History Department and Israel Trip Coordinator, spoke to middle school parents about the Jewish Studies program at RSS.
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  • RSS 8th Graders Attend In-Depth Session on Philanthropy

    On Friday, January 29th, Rodeph Sholom School’s eighth graders expanded their relationship with service learning and spent time with City Year, a national education-focused organization dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high poverty communities across the U.S. and deploys diverse staff to provide high-impact support to help students stay in school and prepare for college and the working world, improving communities as a whole
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  • Student Council Leads Fourth Annual Middle School State of the Union

    On Tuesday, March 1st, Rodeph Sholom School’s Student Council led the fourth annual Middle School State of the Union, giving students a chance to show off their talents and interests, and make important announcements about events going on at school.
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  • Elementary Students Celebrate Tu BiShvat

    Tu BiShvat, the Jewish new year of the trees, is an opportunity to celebrate the many ways that trees provide for us. One way that second through fourth graders honored the holiday this year was by donating money to the Jewish National Fund to plant trees in Israel. As a visual representation of their efforts, RSS created a tree that "grew leaves" as students made their donations. This growth was shared during tefilah each week as part of preparation and celebration of Tu BiShvat.
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