Ahhh, summer. Backyard BBQs, pool parties, sunblock and . . . nanoparticles? Yes, if you’re Atara Neugroschl, a rising senior at Ma’ayanot, and one of several students from her high school who elected to work in science internships over the summer.
“Students need to feel that the teacher cares deeply about their questions, that she is willing to devote class time and personal time to exploring them, and that she is happy to change her own lesson plans to engage more fully in the ideas and texts that speak to her students. Inspiring learning can be text-based and challenging, as long as it is responsive to student interest. Second, students need to feel that their teacher wants them to flourish and succeed, that he is willing to devote his own personal time to helping them, that he rejoices in their successes.”
The newest tablet device is neon yellow, has a seven-inch screen, and weighs about a pound. But what makes this tablet stand out is that is was designed, programmed and built by juniors in Ma’ayanot’s Introduction to Computer Science course.
On Wednesday, May 17, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls threw a bat mitzvah for the ages. The bnot mitzvah were two residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Ruth Weiss and Mitzi Krampf, who were celebrating their bat mitzvahs for the very first time. The big bash was initiated by Michal Rosenfeld, Yonina Segal, and Shira Rothwachs, three graduating seniors at Ma’ayanot who envisioned the celebration–from learning Torah with the women to party-planning details–as part of the school’s Senior Encounter (i.e., capstone) program.