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I see myself as the guardian of each student’s childhood, and am committed to filling their days with learning that is significant and meaningful. How do we do that at Mirowitz? Check back here weekly for a window into our school. I will post here on topics ranging academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and empowering children to make a difference.

– Cheryl Maayan

Math at Mirowitz: It All Adds Up

January 23, 2024

I distinctly remember my elementary school teacher using this phrase to explain how to divide fractions: “Don’t ask why, just invert and multiply.” Sound familiar? Well, not asking why doesn’t jive with our way of teaching at Mirowitz. Children need to understand how math works....
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Learning about the past so we can understand the present

January 9, 2024

In the days following October 7, the Middle School community attempted – and sometimes struggled – to process what happened through impromptu lessons and discussions. Though productive, we quickly realized these discussions only began the process of exploring and understanding. We knew we needed to...
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Shine On

January 5, 2024

Two years ago, I made my first visit to Mirowitz during Hanukkah. Families gathered outside to celebrate together, a school tradition that began during a dark time (COVID) and brought light to the Mirowitz kehilah (community). I knew this was where I wanted to be....
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