Colors: Blue Color

The Yeshiva of Central Queens anti-bullying club, Mix It Up, held a “Be Kind Online Lunch,” sponsored and run by advisor Mrs. Melissa Maisel, grade seven Language Arts teacher. Before JHS students walked into the lunchroom, they were given a sticker, and each had different online apps; they then sat at the table that was labeled with their online app. A film made by the Mix-It-Up Club was then shown.

The juniors have been studying American history all year, so this week they went to Boston to see where it all began! They toured downtown Boston by land and by sea on the city’s famous Duck Tour, and then visited Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, and Harvard Square.

Bais Yaakov of Queens’ fourth grade students are inspired readers! In the beginning of the year, Mrs. Bashevkin’s class began a 20-book challenge, a class contest where each girl is challenged to read 20 books of different genres over the course of the year. For each book or 150 pages completed, they complete a book link, creating a chain of hard work on display in the classroom. Altogether, while they are working toward the class goal, they are also building a class community, rooting for each other, and performing daily computations to figure out how many book links are needed a day in order to reach their next goal.

Students in Mr. David Horstman’s Engineering I and II classes have been hard at work all semester putting their knowledge of software, circuits, and engineering principles into practice through projects of their own choice and design. On May 19, 50 of them showcased their work at the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) Innovation Day, attended by 1,700 students from the tri-state area.