There are so many wonderful things going on at The Silver Academy!
Our Grandparent and Grandfriend Day was absolutely wonderful! Our students and their guests baked challah from scratch, had a fun STEM challenge, learned a Hebrew song and a new dance. Our teachers and staff really put together a special afternoon! Below you can see some great pictures from the event.
Preparing our students to be responsible citizens is an important component of the Silver Academy curriculum. On Election Day, several of our Middle School students ran for Student Council positions. They delivered articulate, thoughtful speeches to the whole student body. I was truly impressed with the poise and confidence they displayed as they gave their speeches. I was even more impressed as I saw the younger students truly interested in what the older students had to say. We highlighted the importance of being an informed voter and choosing the candidate you feel is best qualified for the position, not just the person you know or like best. The elections were very close; you can see the results below. The highlight of election day for me was watching the graceful and supportive way that all the candidates and students handled the results. The Student Council has already had their first meeting and has some great plans underway for special days and the school store.
Last Friday our Middle School students had their second visit to The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg as part of the Better Together program. This program has quickly become a highlight for the students. They truly enjoy getting to know their Senior partners. The focus of this visit was Thanksgiving and Personal Pilgrimages. After having a delicious lunch, everyone shared how they and their families came to live in Central Pennsylvania. They also shared favorite Thanksgiving family traditions and recipes. Their visit culminated in making personal pumpkin pies together. Everyone is looking forward to their next visit on December 13!
There are, of course, fantastic things going on in our classrooms. Please read the highlights from our some of our teachers.
Assistant Head of School