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Professional development and curricular units were developed that focus on organizational skills, metacognitive development, self-regulation, and growth mindset.
A new schedule, upgraded classroom furniture, and a research-based approach provided an even stronger foundation for our students.
All K-5th Grade students are now taught coding at CESJDS. All 3rd-5th grade students will have coding offered as part of the Math curriculum. 5th grade will use Code Monkey, a program developed in Israel.
We opened a TinkerSpace and launched a STEM Lending Library. Students come to the library in small groups and "play to learn" with STEM equipment and borrow packs of STEM tools and books to take home.
In the partnership's second year, more units were developed across the grade levels and the GW team conducted research on this unique initiative.
Based on parent, student, and faculty feedback we revised the middle school schedule. Core academic and elective classes will occur Monday-Friday each week, the last two classes of the day will rotate on different days of the week.
Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Gateways Center for Professional Development in Boston, a number of faculty participated in this program to enhance serving students with diverse learning needs.
Teachers across all disciplines integrated more techniques for differentiating instruction to help each student reach his/her personal best in classes.
A weekly advisory program employed the Council In Schools approach to reflective listening techniques and speaking openly from the heart.
The Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball both brought home PVAC championship banners at the end of the season.
With support from the Federation’s Imagine Israel initiative, CESJDS participated in a 3-way school partnership, with a Jewish Israeli school and an Arab Israeli school. CESJDS students interacted with the students from both schools in Israel via Skype and online.
A group of 10 CESJDS High School Spanish students and their teachers visited Argentina. This trip was designed to explore the life and culture of Buenos Aires, and to gain first-hand experience with a Spanish-speaking country.
Reflections, Literary Magazine, Lion’s Tale, Student Newspaper, Melting Pot, Spanish and Arabic Literary Magazine, and Shir Madness, A Capella Group, all received awards.
73% of CESJDS students who took the National Spanish Exam won an achievement medal. High school students created the first edition of The Bohr Franklin Scientific Journal.
The Boys JV Basketball Team and the Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country Teams won PVAC Championships. The Boys Varsity Cross Country Team won the state championship for the first time in CESJDS’s history.