Hanukkah is a joyous time at Senesh. Each day, students celebrated with great spirit and enthusiasm. The whole school gathered each afternoon to light candles and sing Hanukkah songs. The Lower School performed their Hebrew Hanukkah play to a full house, students ate many treats, and the holiday culminated with Senesh’s annual Community Arts Festival.
Our whole school gathered last Tuesday, November 3rd to pay tribute to our school’s namesake, Hannah Senesh. Nicole Nash, Head of School, greeted students, staff and parents and paid complements to each grade for their unique achievements. Each grade participated meaningfully with special anecdotes about Hannah Senesh and ways the students identified with this remarkable woman. To watch a video of the event, click here to visit the posting on our Facebook page.
The School Administration and Board of Trustees have engaged in a comprehensive and in-depth strategic planning process. Our new Mission and Values statements accurately define the unique and meaningful Senesh experience as felt by our students, faculty, parents, administration and the greater community. Click here to read more about the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
The 6th grade went on a memorable, overnight trip to the Teva Learning Center in Falls Village, Connecticut. Students spent four days and three nights learning and experiencing environmental education through a lens of Jewish concepts and values. As Jennifer Brier, 6th grade teacher shared, “the trip pushed the 6th grade students to think about the intersection of Judaism and nature in dynamic and unexpected ways. It strengthened the bonds between the Seneshers, and gave them the opportunity to form new relationships with students from other schools. Moreover, much of what’s emphasized at Teva is also emphasized at HSCDS-like making... Read More