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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

Revisiting, Reclaiming, Commemorating and Making History

May 2, 2022

This week, Mirowitiz 8th graders have revisited history. They’ve reclaimed history. They’ve commemorated history. And they’ve made history! How so? They climbed through Hezekiah’s tunnels — constructed by King David in 701 BCE — splashing in the tunnels’ waters so they could understand how they...
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Be A Blessing

April 11, 2022

No matter what path you choose in life, be a blessing. That is the message we give Mirowitz students every day. That imperative has been the Mirowitz way for many years, and nothing delights us more than the fact that our alumni continue to make...
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Thanks for Playing

March 7, 2022

Yesterday, Reb Scott was honored with the JPro Visionary Award, given to a Jewish professional whose innovation has an extraordinary impact on the community. The following are his remarks: I wish y’all could have been there yesterday when third graders Jonah and Levi read their Torah aliyah for...
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A Niggun Can Be a Ladder to the Heavens

February 22, 2022

“A Niggun can be a ladder to the heavens.” If you’d been at Mirowitz yesterday, you’d know that this quote by Rabbi Kalonymous Kalmish Shapira is true. Your children danced, designed and sang to the repeated melody of a niggun, a uniquely Jewish wordless melody that gets...
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WE HAVE A VISIONARY IN THE HOUSE

January 10, 2022

A great leader has vision and works hard to make that vision a reality. We are delighted to announce that we have a true visionary right here at Mirowitz! Our beloved Reb Scott has been recognized by his peers throughout St. Louis and chosen to...
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Our Memories Make Us Who We Are

December 17, 2021

What memories stand out from your years in elementary school? The cafeteria food? Recess? Getting caught chewing gum in class? We asked a few of our students about Mirowitz moments they will always remember. Here are the answers they gave: Noam B: I love the overnights,...
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Tamhui and Community Unity

December 10, 2021

“What inspires me?” Students have been asking themselves that question all week. The Chanukah Tamhui project is about helping others, of course, but just as much, it’s about community unity. Tamhui allows everyone in our community to be a part of our community tzedakah jar,...
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#thankyoumirowitz

November 22, 2021

What makes you want to say #thankyoumirowitz? The meaningful moments your children spend learning every day? The phenomenal, loving teachers who are working harder than they ever imagined possible? The Judaic and Hebrew education that is connecting your children to their heritage? We are a community...
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What Difference Does a Jewish Day School Make

October 18, 2021

After a year of recruiting over Zoom, it’s so wonderful to be able to welcome prospective parents for tours this year. I met a parent in the hallway this week who asked my favorite question: What difference does a Jewish Day School make? I could...
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Simchat Torah and the First Read Aloud

October 4, 2021

At Mirowitz, our students appreciate the opportunity to sink into a beanbag chair and enjoy a captivating read-aloud. Little do they know that the read-aloud is not the creation of Audible or modern literacy educators, but of our ancestor, Ezra, who is credited with starting...
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