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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

We promise a meaningful childhood…and we mean it!

August 23, 2019

When you enrolled your children at Mirowitz, you heard us say things like “we believe that childhood days should be spent in meaningful learning.” Well, we meant it! And that promise reaches a climax the first month of Middle School. I’m writing this blog on...
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Celebrating Mr. Tommie, The Fist Bump King!

November 15, 2018

Last week, we had the great honor of surprising our custodian Mr. Tommie Green by announcing that he will receive the JProSTL “Dedication” Award, presented annually by Jewish Federation to an employee of a St. Louis Jewish organization who demonstrates assistance and effectiveness to colleagues and an...
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It is a Tree of Life…

November 6, 2018

Doing something, anything, helps us grapple with sadness, disappointment, angst and even anger. Mirowitz students know that, and so today I am sharing my “blog” space with Genevieve, a thoughtful Mirowitz 8th grader. She and her classmates have an idea about how to stand strong...
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A Model Community

September 18, 2013

A BLUEPRINT FOR A MODEL COMMUNITY Every year on Sukkot, I make an effort to find myself outdoors…eating in a sukkah, hiking in the woods, riding my bike. No matter what I’m doing, spending time immersed in nature inspires me in the same way: I...
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Lessons from the Children

September 9, 2013

Each year during the High Holy Days, we sink into a deep reflection of ourselves. We humbly try to unravel the kind of person we want to be. Lately, I have discovered how to do this every week, all year long, and I’m going to...
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What Mirowitz Means…

August 21, 2013

At Mirowitz, we believe that every moment is valuable and must be well spent. After all, your children only have one chance to experience whatever age and grade they are. They deserve nothing but the most meaningful and enriching experience possible. So our teachers purposefully...
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