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  • Apples—at the Core of Kindergarten Learning

    Posted September 16, 2014

    This week kindergarteners got a taste of the importance of apples across both the general and Jewish studies curricula. Seeing that apples and honey are on the tips of our tongues this time of year, the teachers are using apples as an overarching theme—one could say, a "common core"—to create engaging, meaningful learning experiences for the students. Using themes as a way to integrate math, science, language arts, social studies, and Jewish studies sparks students' interest and motivates them to learn.

  • Eighth Graders Experiment with Copper and Sulfur

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Eighth graders were hard at work in the science lab this week learning about reactants and products by conducting an experiment in which they heated copper and sulfur and observed the changes. This experiment tasked our students with calculating the change in mass of the reactant and the product, visualizing their data in a histogram, and drawing conclusions from their findings. What a sight it was in the lab when the reactants (copper and sulfur) were heated to create a yellow swirl of smoke in a test tube! MORE PHOTOS

  • Sukkot in Yosemite 2014

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Sukkot in Yosemite is fast approaching! SF families, click HERE and log in for more information.

  • Sixth Graders Become Pursuers of Peace, through a Pardes Program

    Posted September 11, 2014
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    Rodfei shalom (pursuers of peace) was the name used throughout Jewish history to refer to communal leaders who took initiative to pursue peace within the community. In sixth grade Judaic studies, we are piloting the Pardes middle school program Rodef Shalom: Transforming School Conflict through Rabbinic Texts. Over the past few years it has been taught in seventh and eighth grade classes throughout the nation; BHDS is the first school to introduce it to sixth graders. The goal of the program is for the sixth graders to be mindful of themselves as pursuers of peace (rodfei shalom), seeking to understand conflicting needs and perspectives and to balance them in a constructive way.

  • Lower School Students Meet Cows to Learn about Nutrition

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Lower school students were treated to a visit by some very special guests this week. The California Dairy Council hosted the Monday morning assembly, teaching our K through 5th grade students about cows and dairy nutrition. To help the students learn about cows, Milky Way was brought in as a real life demo, and she even moo’ed for her audience! Following the presentation, students had the opportunity to pet Little Dipper, a one month old calf. What a fun way to learn about nutrition!


SF Campus Calendar

Fri Oct 03

Kol Nidre, Noon Dismissal

PM Program Open

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sat Oct 04

Yom Kippur

Wed Oct 08

Erev Sukkot, Regular Dismissal

Thu Oct 09

School Closed

Thru: Friday, October 10, 2014

Sukkot in Yosemite

Location: Yosemite
Thru: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mon Oct 13

Parent Ed Series: "What To Expect When You Have an 8th Grader"

Location: Library
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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