Bernard Zell Blog

Ma Nishma: Issue 14, April 7, 2021

Class of 2021 Climate Change Project
  • Academics
Beth Sanzenbacher, MS Science Teacher

Our 8th graders are leading the way for humans to live sustainably on our planet! In order for students to cope with the realities of climate change and to practice the innovative and creative skills needed to combat a changing climate and create a sustainable future for humankind, it is imperative that any climate change education is also paired with climate action. 

  • Class of 2021
  • Middle School
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Save the Date: Virtual Special Friends' Week 2021
  • Virtual Events
Rachel Charlip, Assistant Director of Development

Special Friends’ Week is a celebration that our community looks forward to every year. Students love welcoming the important people in their lives to school so they can show off their hard work, creative triumphs and share all that Bernard Zell has to offer. Special Friends' Week 2021 will take place Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7.

  • Community Events
  • Special Friends' Week
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What Would a Starry Night Look Like From One of Jupiter's Moons?
  • Academics
Gili Sherman, MS Art Teacher

A brain challenge was recently posed to our 7th-grade students in art class: "What if Vincent Van Gogh was living today and painted Starry Night from someplace other than Saint-Remy in Southern France? What if he came back in the future and could paint a Starry Night from another planet in our solar system?" Click 'read more' to view the students' out-of-this-world artwork!

  • Middle School
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8th-Graders Learn the Value of Mishpacha with Family Roots Project
  • Academics
Shosh Bernstein, 8th-Grade Teacher

Throughout the school year, 8th-grade students have been hard at work creating amazing Family Roots websites. They began their journey by asking questions, followed by interviewing family members and practicing their writing skills. Click 'read more' to see examples of some of their discoveries!

  • Class of 2021
  • Middle School
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Reminder: No Early Drop-off and Exit Campus After Dismissal
  • Announcement
Audris Wong, Chief Executive Officer

Parents should not drop off students early and all community members should exit campus immediately after dismissal. The field and playground equipment are not available for use either before or after school. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to take steps that will keep our community healthy and safe.

  • All School
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Safeguard Surveillance
  • Announcement
Gary Weisserman, Head of School

An article was recently published by the New York Times regarding the experience of New Trier High School with Safeguard Surveillance, the same saliva testing provider used by Bernard Zell. The article implies at various points that Safeguard is operating outside the guidance of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. This is not the case.

  • COVID-19
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