#SPHDS GOT TALENT. The SPHDS Talent show was held Friday, June 9, 2017 in the MPR. Students took to the stage and shared their talents and passions with the school community. Forty-eight students performed a total of 24 acts, including dancing with a hula-hoop, synchronized rollerblading, singing both solo and group, performing theatrical and comedic skits, playing […]

Deepening Minds

On Wednesday, May 24, SPHDS held the Torah Fair in which students tackled complex and meaningful topics in Judaic Studies and demonstrated their learning through creative and innovative projects. Like the SPHDS Science Fair, students approach their topic using a scientific method – they identified a topic, performed in-depth research, created a thesis (i.e., a hypothesis), and […]

Eureka! We Found Gold!

On Tuesday morning, 4th grade students and families starting arriving at school at 7:30am. Unlike most days, these students, many of whom woke at 4 or 5 in the morning due to excitement, were hauling sleeping bags, flashlights, and duffel bags in preparation for their overnight Gold Rush Field Trip!Students, parent chaperones, and our 4th […]

Appreciating our Teachers and Staff

This week we are celebrating our dedicated and inspirational teachers. We can never thank our teachers enough for inspiring student curiosity and creativity, developing skills and knowledge, and instilling values and work ethic.  SPHDS teachers are extraordinarily gifted educators who engage students and make learning come alive. To thank them, the students, parents, Parent Association, […]

Honoring the Fallen and Celebrating Independence

On Monday, May 1st, the 6th grade students presented an emotional ceremony in honor of Yom HaZikaron. A sea of students donning white, blue and a Yizkor sticker filed into the MPR to honor the lives and memories of the soldiers and citizens of Israel who lost their lives to war or terrorism. The solemn Yom HaZikaron ceremony celebrated humanity […]

Commemorating Yom HaShoah

On Monday, April 24th, the middle school students along with the Hebrew faculty led the school’s Yom HaShoah ceremony. The overcast weather and light drizzle reflected the somber mood of the day. The ceremony began with the sound of a single siren and one minute of silence. After the minute of silence, each student recited […]

Developing a Deeper Connection to Roots, Customs and Traditions.

At SPHDS, everything from our daily activities to our vision is grounded in purpose, steeped in tradition, and is forward looking. As the Pesach holiday approaches, we celebrate strengthening student knowledge and understanding through experiential learning as well as in-depth analysis of the Haggadah. Kindergarten and first grade families and students gathered around the table […]

Unforgettable Learning Experiences in Kindergarten

Our kindergarten students love coding, which is the new form of literacy in the 21st century. Coding allows students to engage in cool, hands-on activities activating and building on many important skills such as problem solving, creativity and critical thinking.The kindergarten students along with their teachers and parent chaperones took a field trip to the […]

Night At the Museum

Our dedicated teachers are always working to inspire a love of learning, creativity, and critical thinking in the next generation of Jewish leaders and professionals. Through hands-on learning students make abstract ideas concrete while also exploring ideas in deeper and more profound ways. On Wednesday, learning in K-8 came alive during Night At the Museum. Our KinderGarteners […]

Happy Pi Day!

SPHDS is honoring Pi Day! Pi is a very special series of infinite digits. In fourth grade, students were challenged to memorize as many digits of pi as possible. They employed colored beads to assist them with memorizing the digits of pi. Each bead represented a digit from 0-9, and they strung the beads in […]