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Spelling Bee Buzz

January 10 – Fourth through Eighth grade students showed off their spelling skills at the Pardes annual Spelling Bee held on January 10th.  Surrounded by classmates and family, the two grade winners – one from each grade class – went round after round as they vied for the school championship.   This year’s Spelling Bee […]

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Pardes Students Uncover the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

January 14 – On a recent trip to the Ancient Egypt Museum, visitors were captivated by the many historical exhibits that brought this ancient culture to life.   Guests stepped back into time as they entered an ancient sarcophagus, watched demonstrations of how Shadufi (ancient irrigation devices used to collect water) worked and learned about the […]

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Middle School: Driving Questions Lead to Pure Genius

Over 100 projects were on display at this year’s second annual Genius Projects held on December 5th.  Scores of guests and the entire school filled the MPR, eager to learn, explore and be wowed by an extraordinary exhibition of inventions and thought provoking presentations submitted by our Middle School students. A small sampling of projects […]

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Pardes Students Participate in “Hour of Code”

December 7- On December 7th, Pardes joined educational institutions worldwide in celebration of An Hour of Code. Sponsored by code.org, the annual December event is a hands-on experience centered around computer science in education. During this hour, students in every grade level immerse themselves in age appropriate coding activities with the objective of give them […]

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A Broadway Cabaret Coming to Pardes Featuring Broadway Actress Catherine Fries Vaughn

Pardes Jewish Day School is proud to present A Broadway Cabaret featuring Broadway Actress Catherine Fries Vaughn on Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Fries Vaughn, who has appeared in CATS, Evita and Beauty and the Beast, just to name a few shows, will be performing at Pardes for an evening of Broadway themed […]

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A Parent’s Unique Perspective on the Educational Experience at Pardes

by Jennifer Schwarz, Pardes parent Jennifer shared these thoughts at our November Kindergarten Preview event.  December 7 – Our path is a unique one. We have three kids. Our son attended a Jewish day school (not Pardes) through fifth grade. When that school closed, we decided to send him to one of the highly regarded […]

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Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah!

December 3 – On Monday, December 3rd, the entire Pardes student body gathered in the Sanctuary to…”come light the menorah” and celebrate the Festival of Lights. The school wide celebration included a chanukiah contest, faculty skit, and dreidel contest followed by Sufganiyot, jelly donuts, a traditional Chanukah staple. The entire sanctuary was abuzz with energy […]

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Pardes Middle Schoolers Making the World a Better Place

November 20- Tikkun Olam, helping make the world a better place through acts of kindness, is an intrinsic part of the Pardes experience. On Tuesday, November 20th, grades 5-8 lived this important Jewish value by spending the morning participating in Tikkun Olam activities throughout the Phoenix area. Fifth graders headed to the Vista del Camino […]

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Family Art Night: Masters of the Art World

November 15 – Over 150 students and their families turned out for Family Art Night on November 15th. Eager artists were greeted with a plethora of opportunities to explore their creative side and experiment with many styles of art while learning about different artists.  From watercolors, pastels, acrylics and colored pencils to plaster of paris, […]

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