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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

Build Your Own Instrument

February 22, 2021

    Isaac B.           Maya and Josh N. ...
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Becoming our Best Self

February 17, 2021

It makes sense that a school that is all helping children become their best selves also hires faculty and staff who are seeking to become their best selves. A desire for personal and intellectual growth is a key indicator that we look for in hiring,...
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Room in a Box

February 15, 2021

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What we can learn from an inauguration

January 25, 2021

The lights came on after the seventh grade watched the inauguration in Mr. Armstrong’s Language Arts classroom. Their teacher had written tallies on the board next to books of the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. Amos had two, Micah had one and Isaiah, three. “That was...
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What Sets Us Apart

January 19, 2021

Of all the great elementary and middle schools in St. Louis, you have chosen Mirowitz! Some of you always knew you’d send your children to Jewish day school. For some, this experience is beyond anything you ever imagined. As our teachers will spend this day...
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What’s Your Favorite Hebrew Word

January 11, 2021

I proudly wore my favorite Hebrew word (well, phrase) today – הכרת הטוב (Hakarat Hatov). It means “recognizing the good,” and it’s one of our school’s core values. It seems fitting, since our country was shaken to the core this week, to focus our attention on...
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For the Kids’ Sake- Let’s Persevere

November 16, 2020

Implementing school in-person these last 12 weeks has been an enormous gift to our students. We have seen children, who had been traumatized from months of isolation, heal because they were able to interact with peers and teachers, and engage in hands-on learning. Our teachers...
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Being Present and Noticing the Sunshine

November 9, 2020

If you’re like me, you’d give anything to NOT think about the elections for a few minutes. Those of us who are fortunate to spend our days with your children benefit from frequent reminders to be present and to celebrate special moments, even as the...
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Civility, Dialogue & Courageous Conversations

November 2, 2020

Election season presents a challenge and an opportunity for us at Mirowitz. We want to present ourselves as a model of how an election season COULD look, how it SHOULD look, how it WOULD look if Mirowitz alumni were in charge. As a pluralistic school,...
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More Than A School

October 26, 2020

Mirowitz is more than simply a place where children learn to be mathematicians and scientists, effective writers and inquisitive readers. Intellectual growth should be a given at any school. But at Mirowitz, it is our intention that students reach their potential as learners and as...
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