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

Lessons That Can’t Be Taught In A Textbook

andrea Curriculum

What if young teens spent their middle school years thinking about important world issues instead of the typical worries about popularity and or awkward social situations? We asked ourselves this question seven years ago as we prepared to launch our first …

What difference does Jewish Day School make?

andrea Curriculum

Prospective parents ask that question all the time. There are so many ways to answer it. I start with the empirical evidence. Studies show that:  
 • Day school graduates express an extraordinary sense of responsibilitytoward influencing social values, helping those in need …

HIGHER-ORDER THINKING

andrea Curriculum

Every so often, prospective parents ask what we are NOT teaching to make time for Jewish studies. The answer is this: Education is not a zero-sum situation. The time children spend in Judaic studies is part of the reason they …

A CHARGE TO THE GRADUATES

andrea Curriculum

Graduates, it was our dream to give you a childhood filled with meaningful learning and significant experiences. We want you to know that each moment was intentional. Perhaps you thought it was by chance that we sent you outdoors to …

Why does this story matter?

andrea Curriculum

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?”

andrea Curriculum

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 …

The Outcome

andrea Jewish Day School, School Philosophy

One day, you’ll be staring the results of your parenting in the face, and you’ll be smiling. I know, because I just had that moment. This past Tuesday, Jon and I moved our son, Gabe, into his college dorm room …