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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

A Culture of Kindness

October 28, 2019

“There’s something special about this school. You can feel it when you walk in the door.” That was the assessment of a prospective parent who came for a tour this week. We hear comments like that ALL the time. You know, of course, what they...
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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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Lessons That Cannot Be Taught In A Textbook

September 5, 2017

I often ask myself, “What would happen if children spent their time thinking about world issues that needed their help? What if children recognized the power that they have to make a positive difference?” Our middle school trips are designed to do just that…to focus the...
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Thank you, Ronnie

February 17, 2015

Thank you, Ronnie I was honored to be invited to share these words at the funeral of our school’s dear friend and benefactor, Ronnie Chod: The first time we met, he told me to call him Ronnie, not Mr. Chod. I quickly learned that that’s...
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A Conundrum

October 26, 2014

Here’s the conundrum. We want our students to be active, vocal participants in their communities and governments. At the same time, we want to protect them from highly charged politics and events that would frighten them. So what is a school like Mirowitz to do...
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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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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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