February News

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TIMEMUN 2018 gets rave reviews, and AIS alumni address TIMEMUN committees

Aviva Rosensweig

TIMEMUN 2018 place this year between February 18-20 on the WBAIS campus. While other students and faculty were enjoying a well-deserved Presidents' Day long weekend, the TIMEMUN staff geared up to host another exceptional conference.   For the three days of the conference, the WBAIS campus is electric with the energy generated by all the idealistic teenagers coming from all over Israel to look at the world's most pressing problems and to try to find solutions. We are also very pleased to host some international schools. This year, the Lauder Reut school from Romania came for the third time to be part of our conference. In past years, we have had the delegations from Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, South Africa, and hope to see other international schools joining us in the future.

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ELL, Library Media Center, and Art Department Celebrate Historical Fiction

Genius Bar: Video Workshop for Teachers

HS Winter Ball

by Ben Fisher 2019

Winter Ball, months in the making, finally happened on February 10th after a short delay. Unlike prior iterations of the event, this year's Winter Ball was hosted in a home.

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HS Speech Contest

by Aviva Rosensweig

The winner was 12th grader Sophie Lincoln, who spoke insightfully and with an elegant fluid delivery about her experience applying to -- and getting rejected from -- Oxford University. 

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Breakout Forensic Science!

by Marina Brodsky

Teaching through games is very popular nowadays, and the Breakout movement is gaining more and more favor among educators. This “escape room” type of activity engages students in a variety of topics and relates to almost ”every content area, grade level, and group size,” as Phil Goerner describes it for School Library Journal. 

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Visit of Smithsonia Curator, Dr. Martin Collins

Chorus Festival in India

by Kate Belshe

Five middle school students attended the AMIS (Association for Music in International School) Middle School Honor Choir Festival in Chennai, India this month.

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MS: Talent Show

by Holly Gardner and Ilana Locker

On Wednesday, February 21, the Middle School held their annual Talent Show in the auditorium. The MCs for the show were Sophie Hall, Joni Li and Madi Willis who did a great job keeping the show running and had some funny and entertaining bits in between each of the acts. There were three categories of competition, and everyone who performed did a fabulous job.

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Revolving Art Exhibit

MS: Valentine's Dance

Great Ancient Civilizations Explained

ES Student Council Brings Women Leaders to Address Grades 4 and 5

Library Technology Week

by Marina Brodsky

Library Technology Week (LTW) was celebrated during the week of February 5-9, 2018.  

This year’s theme Libraries are for creating  inspired us to devote the week to presenting the digital and physical resources that the library provides for creating content for academics and enjoyment. In addition, activities supported inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and imagination. 

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Gala 2018: A Beautiful Evening and a Successful Fundraiser

ES K-2 Assembly Plays to a Packed Audience

ES; Garden Club

by Naomi Kviatek

Before we plant our summer vegetables at the end of March, the Garden Club decided to plant lettuce, kale, Swiss chard and bok choy, curly endives and rocket. These are lovely green, leafy vegetables which make a salad so healthy and delicious.  

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Looking Back at February

by Neal Jacover

February in the high school is traditionally highlighted by the TIMEMUN conference, (which you will read about in another section of the Newsletter) and the Speech Contest.

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Celebration of Chinese New Year

ES/MS Band and Choral Concert