Ma Nishma: Issue 6, November 15, 2019

A Message from the Head of Middle School: November 2019
  • Academics
Stephanie Bloom, Head of Middle School

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 25th and 26th. Our teachers will be arriving with student work samples, up-to-date feedback and insight about how students are learning, growing and even engaging in good struggles. When meeting with teachers, we encourage you to share what you observe and hear at home.  

  • Middle School
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4th Graders Try Their Expertise as Tour Guides
  • Academics
Arielle Nagle, 4th Grade General Studies Teacher

After learning about the seven continents of the world and the five regions of the United States, 4th graders have chosen a state that they want to learn more about. In this final phase of their geography unit, students used text sources to learn about their chosen state’s history, landforms, tourist attractions, and more.

  • Lower School
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Faculty Spotlight: Kim Houston
  • Faculty
Brian Barasch, Director of Marketing & Communications

She is the smiling face you see upon entering Bernard Zell, the woman with all the answers and a fixture of our school community. And since her arrival in the role of receptionist more than 20 years ago, Ms. Kimberly Houston has been the go-to person for fielding any and all questions about BZ.

  • Faculty Spotlight
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Weekly D'var Torah: What's the Point of Assessments?
  • Weekly D'var Torah
Leon Covitz, Director of Jewish Life and Learning

Currently, at Bernard Zell, there is much activity amongst the school’s faculty. Report cards, as you know, are being prepared and the entire staff is getting ready for parent-teacher conferences. If you go into the teacher workrooms you will see many of the faculty with their laptops open, papers on the desk and colorful projects neatly stacked up.

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Kyle Sheahan, Director of Athletics and Physical Education

We hope you'll join us this Thursday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. in our new Pritzker and Pucker Gymnasium and Performance Space to cheer on the Varsity Girls Eagles Volleyball team as they take on GEMS and on Wednesday, October 2 at 4:15 p.m. on our Field of Dreams to cheer on the 6th and 8th Grade Eagles Soccer Teams as they take on Catherine Cook.

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Ma Nishma: Issue 1, September 6, 2019

Faculty Spotlight: Andy Hirt
  • Faculty
Brian Barasch, Director of Marketing and Communications

Now in his 26th year as a teacher at Bernard Zell, Andy Hirt has seen a lot of change at the school during his tenure. Among the biggest changes throughout all that time has been the growth of the facilities and the overall size of the student body and staff.

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