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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


March 7, 2016

“Yasher kocheh, Stella! Mazel Tov, Jordyn! You were awesome!”   It’s typical hallway chat for a Thursday— the day a student chants Torah and leads the student body in a discussion about its teachings. At Mirowitz, leading the Torah service is a rite of passage...
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February 5, 2016

Someone asked me recently how we measure our success.  Certainly we are proud that our alumni are thriving in rigorous high school environments, that they score well on college entrance exams (the middle 50 percent of last year’s seniors scored 31-33 on the ACT) and...
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Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes

December 13, 2015

People are skeptical when I tell them that we integrate Jewish learning into every subject here at Mirowitz. Math? Yep! Science? You bet! Writing? That’s an easy one. P.E.? That, too! If you peeked into our classrooms this past week, you know that it’s all...
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November 20, 2015

Many tears have fallen around the world this week. The global community feels ever closer, and our hearts ache. The victims of terror include strangers and friends. Many of us have taken pause to reach deep within and ask ourselves, “What can I do to...
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November 2, 2015

Any school can teach science…but not like Mirowitz. At Mirowitz, scientific discovery inspires students to repair the world. Any school can teach social studies…but not like Mirowitz. At Mirowitz, social studies allows students to view our world through a Jewish lens. Any school can teach...
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October 26, 2015

Mirowitz teachers and parents are a team. Together we celebrate a child’s greatness, and together we workthrough challenging moments. Together we strive to give them an idyllic childhood and also to “teach them to swim.”  The parent teacher conferences we held this week were an...
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Standing with Israel

October 16, 2015

We at Mirowitz send our prayers to Israel. During Kabbalat Shabbat today we shared special blessings for Israel, were led in the prayer for the state of Israel by our Israeli families, and sang songs of peace. We invite each of you to write a...
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Simchat Torah and The First Read Aloud

October 11, 2015

At Mirowitz, our students appreciate the opportunity to sink back into a beanbag chair and enjoy a delicious read-aloud. Little do they know that the read-aloud is not the creation of modern literacy educators, but of our ancestor, Ezra, who is credited with starting the...
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What will be YOUR Tekiah Gedolah?

September 16, 2015

The students of Mirowitz and I challenge you! During the ten Days of Awe, beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending with the tekiah gedolah that brings Yom Kippur to a close, we want you to ponder this question: What is the big impact that you...
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Constructing Knowledge

September 6, 2015

It’s all over the news and the reason our legislators are taking a hard look at the state of our education program. Teaching to the test just doesn’t work. It results in unsatisfied teachers and a narrow curriculum…and rarely higher test scores.  At Mirowitz, our...
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