Morah Cheryl’s Blog

Cheryl Maayan 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

Why does this story matter?

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Until this week, most of us had never cared for a cemetery. But this week, as eyes from around the world focused on St. Louis in horror when our a historical Jewish cemetery was vandalized. Why does this story matter? …

“How do you know our students are prepared?”

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I am often talking about how well we prepare our students. I’ve shared anecdotes about their success in high school, about the colleges they attend and the merit scholarships they receive. At our parent coffee this week, I shared numerical …

A Charge To Our Graduates

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Graduates, the world has a lot to learn from you. Indeed, your Jewish journey since we merged has been the most profound of any group of Mirowitz students. When we became a pluralistic school, you were old enough to feel …

Unwrapping Israel

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This week, during moments both solemn and jubilant, students at Mirowitz experienced one of the many gifts of a Jewish day school education. It’s a gift they get to unwrap every year of their learning, and that becomes their culminating …


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A Reform, a Conservative, an Orthodox and a Pluralistic Rabbi walked into a room. This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but it actually happened here at Mirowitz last night. And it was the start of a …


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“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 …


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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 …

Seeing the World Through Jewish Eyes

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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, …