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List of 15 news stories.

  • Amanda Gorman: Tzedakah Hero

    Our Social Justice team introduced our Grade 2 students to Amanda Gorman this past week as a ‘Tzedakah Hero,’ a person in their own way working to piece back together broken parts of the world. Each week the Social Justice Team highlights an “ordinary” individual and the “extra-ordinary” work that they are doing to respond to some specific problem/challenge in our world. Students learn that a Tzedakah Hero is someone who notices a problem or challenge and then steps up and says “I think I can do something to help make it better.”
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  • What Does Fitness and Health Look Like This Year?

    Happy laughs, sprinting feet, cold breezes. For Jen Shaw, Fitness and Health teacher, this year looks a little different. Her office has shifted from inside and the gym to the entire Rashi campus, outside in the fields, basketball court, trails, and play equipment. She shares, “This year I’ve been surprised by how much of the Rashi campus I haven’t used before for class. I’m looking forward to continuing using it for years to come.”
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  • Patterns All Around Us

    Patterns are all around us! Our Kindergarteners have been working on developing patterning skills in the world around them, in clothes, numbers, colors, sounds, shapes and more. Identifying, creating, continuing, and discussing patterns help Rashi Kindergarteners build their foundation to become strong mathematicians.
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  • Rashi Reads Letter

    A letter to the community for the first ever Rashi Reads, as the whole school reads Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester.
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  • Advisory, Your Middle School Home

    Every day, small groups of Grade 6, 7, and 8 students meet with their advisory. It’s a non-academic time set aside to check-in, develop relationships, address any necessary information, ask deep questions, and have fun together.
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  • What’s It Like to Be a History Teacher While Living It?

    The Rashi School’s Zach Albert shares how he’s talking to kids as they live through history.
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  • Social Justice + Math

    The lesson started with a statement: COVID – 19 has had a disproportionately negative impact on certain populations. The next class period was spent answering: How can we as mathematicians make sense of this statement using numerical evidence? What does disproportionality mean? How has COVID-19 impacted Latinx, Black, and white people?
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  • 8 Days, 8 Ways to Celebrate Chanukah

    This has been a year like no other. At Rashi we are grateful for the light our community has brought us over the almost 15 weeks we have been in our school building this year.
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  • The Rashi School Recognizes Prominent Jewish Community Leaders with Inaugural Tzedek (Justice) Award, Honors Alumnus with Tikkun Alum Award

    The following press release was sent after the Rashi School's 2020 Annual Dinner.
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  • Pop! Identity in Grade 6

    The Grade 6 year in Language Arts is centered around the theme of identity. Students complete various projects about their own identity, the broader concept, and are working to expand the connections they recognize they have to others.
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  • More Jewish day schools adjust to in-person learning in age of COVID

    When Jewish independent schools started the new academic year, students had to quickly absorb new protocols in response to COVID-19. Whether it’s wearing masks or physically distancing, they’ve been quick learners...
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  • Our Voices Matter: Voting and the Election

    The act of voting couldn’t be more in line with Rashi’s values. This year, a series of lessons engaged Rashi students in discussions on civic duty, democracy, and voting, in anticipation of the election this coming Tuesday, November 3.
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  • Rashi and NewBridge Climate Clubs Have a Meeting of the Minds

    It started with an invitation from a group of Rashi middle school students to their NewBridge on the Charles neighbors.
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  • Students Partner with JFS of Metrowest, Helping Children in Need Get ‘Back to School’ Ready

    Rashi Middle School students stepped up in a big way this summer and volunteered to be Teen Leads in connection with Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest’s annual ‘Back to School Backpacking’ event.
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  • And We’re Off! The School Year Begins

    With over 260 students, 79 faculty and staff, 144 ChromeBooks, 50 speakers, 4 tents, 3 rain showers, 4 lunches, 19 cohorts, 4 drop-offs and pickups, and countless containers of hand sanitizer, the Rashi 2020-2021 school year was off to an energetic and exciting beginning.
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