NSHA News

NSHA’s 1st Battle of the Books

Posted on June 3, 2021

By Lisa Weinstein, Director of Curriculum and Instruction The energy in the Old Mill tent was palpable  as the sixth graders arrived for North Shore Hebrew Academy’s first Battle of the Books. With team posters, cheers, and hundreds of pages read, students arrived ready to battle against their classmates. It was a true honor to …

Congratulations to LISEF Winners Abigail Mottahedeh & Ella Shusterman

Posted on April 21, 2021

Junior class members Abigail Mottahedeh and Ella Shusterman have been named 2021 Long Island Science & Engineering Fair (LISEF) Special Award Winners. The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) presented Abigail and Ella’s project titled “Synergistic Effect of Rhamnolipids and Antibiotics against Bacteria” with a Certificate of Outstanding Ability and Creativity. The SIVB recognized their experiment specifically because of its unique …

NSHAHS Wins DECA Awards

Posted on March 16, 2021

For the first time in NSHAHS history we have student winners at the DECA NY State competition for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, business management and administration, finance, hospitality and tourism. DECA High School and Collegiate participants compete at the regional, state and national/international levels. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students competing in both a written …

Cross Content Collaboration in Fifth Grade

Posted on February 23, 2021

By Lisa Weinstein, Director of Curriculum and Instruction If you ask a fifth grader about ecosystems and biomes and their importance, they might say, “You mean what we read about in class? Did you know that wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park?” Or they might respond, “You mean what Mr. I is teaching us …

NSHAHS Earns College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Posted on February 2, 2021

NSHAHS has earned the College Board’s AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees …

Getting into Growth Mindset

Posted on December 4, 2020

By Ms. Sara Berlin, Cherry Lane Social Worker What is a  growth mindset? This week PreK-2nd grade students learned what it means to have a growth mindset and applied it to trying new things. They started off the lesson by watching a short clip about a character named Mojo. Mojo, a friendly monster, really liked …

A New Writing Curriculum Begins at Cherry Lane

Posted on October 18, 2020

By Lisa Weinstein, Director of Curriculum and Instruction While our students at North Shore Hebrew Academy have always been engaged with reading and writing on a daily basis, after a thorough analysis of the General Studies curriculum, we are implementing a formal writing curriculum this year that will explicitly teach students to write, by building …

Storytelling and Embodying the Values of Dr. MLK Jr.

Posted on January 30, 2020

“You are all equal in your power, but distinct in your gifts.” – Ama Karikari Yawson Our students have been learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s significance, legacy and the ways in which we can fulfill his dream.  As part of that mission, we held a special program on January 28th for grades K-5 led …

Who Was? History Bee Buzzes through NSHA

Posted on January 15, 2020

By Lisa Weinstein Director of Curriculum and Instruction North Shore Hebrew Academy hosted its first WhoWas? History Bee this past Wednesday, coordinated by Lisa Weinstein, our new Director of Curriculum & Instruction. The WhoWas? History Bee is part of a national competition sponsored by Penguin Random House. It was the perfect challenge for our students …

How to Help our Children manage Anxiety

Posted on January 14, 2020

By Sara Berlin, LMSW School Social Worker (Cherry Lane) Fear and anxiety are a normal and expected part of being a kid: Hiding behind a caregiver when meeting a new person for the first time. Asking for one more story or to be tucked in one more time, as to avoid going to bed on …

Personal Finance Club Takes on the Stock Market

Posted on January 14, 2020

Picture this – a group of individuals meets each week to discuss the global economy, personal finance and investment strategy. No, it’s not a corporate finance team at Goldman Sachs, but rather a group of our 7th-8th grade students every Wednesday during Middle School Club Hour.  Led by Rabbi Simon Basalely as their faculty advisor, …

The Power of Being Seen

Posted on December 20, 2019

By Ofier Sigal, General Studies Principal There is a story of a bus of more than 30 shochets going upstate New York for kosher slaughter on a farm. They would load a bus in central Brooklyn and went twice weekly. The shochets would cut and slice all day long. The men cleaned up and started …