Weekly Newsletter – May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 / 12 Iyar, 5776
Shabbat Begins: 8:39 p.m.       Parsha: Emor
   Shabbat Ends: 9:59 p.m.            Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23
The Power of One Caring Adult

Thank you to everyone who came together on Wednesday night to celebrate King David and 
hear the powerful and inspirational message shared by Josh Shipp, aka the Teen WhispererJosh addressed the filled auditorium of the Chan Centre for Performing Arts and touched on topics that are crucial to success. His message resonated with the audience – our students in particular – because it came from someone who has faced his own challenges,  enuinely wants teens to succeed, and parents to feel empowered. His humour kept us all laughing and engaged!

Josh emphasized that his success is the direct result of a man named Rodney, who entered his life as a foster father: a man who cared enough not to give up on Josh, no matter how hard Josh tried to make him. Josh challenged the teens in the audience to go home and identify their own "Rodney". At the event, and in the days since, students have shared with us who their "Rodney" is!

As Russ Klein, our Head of School, said in his address: "I think that what sets us apart is that our students know we care. It is our job, our responsibility, to equip our students with skills, character and values to navigate and thrive in a future that experts and scholars cannot yet clearly define. What they need is a supportive environment to try, to risk, to learn, to fail, to improve and to master. King David provides that!"

See what our students say makes the King David experience unique!

King David High School 2016

L- R: Esther Mogyoros, Director of Development, Shannon Gorski, PAC Co-Chair, Josh Shipp, Gaby Lutrin and Elaine Grobman, Teaching for Tomorrow Co-Chairs.

Enjoying delicious desserts!

Thank you to our Teaching for Tomorrow sponsors!



A Design Challenge!

Last week, the Grade 8 Art classes headed outside to play a round of mini-golf. Students worked collaboratively and came up with four unique responses to a practical challenge. Themes included world peace, a marble run, an old-fashioned golf course, and a diner.
Working with wood, cardboard, textiles, and plastic required a great deal of experimentation and resourcefulness. Using power tools and hand saws, students learned safe and efficient ways to create and build a structure that served a purpose: to send a golf ball along a course and into a hole. Math, physics, storytelling – and some design were added for good measure!

Congratulations, King David Lions!

On Wednesday, our Senior Girls Soccer team finished as bronze medalists in this year’s GVISAA Girls Soccer Championships. The Lions defeated Ecole Jules Verne in extra time by a score of 1-0 in the bronze medal game. Way to go, ladies!

On Thursday, our Senior Boys Floor Hockey team finished as silver medalists in this year’s Senior Boys Floor Hockey Championship. The Lions were undefeated in round-robin play. They faced Ecole Jules Verne in the finals, and the game was a nail biter, with our boys losing 3-2. Liam, Grade 12, was named a tournament First Team All Star. Great job, boys!
Kol Hakavod, Aaron Friedland!!

(A)ccess (I)n (M)otion

The Walking School Bus held an "(A)ccess (I)n (Mo)tion" event on Sunday, May 15, organized by King David alumnus Aaron Friedland. It was a fantastic, positive, and inspiring event held at Langara Park. Participants heard powerful speeches, and got pumped up and energized before the walk. They completed 5km around the Langara Golf Course, all in support of providing access to education for students in Uganda who walk incredible distances to and from school each day. It was really wonderful to see the incredible range of participants in the King David community, including many current students, alumni, parents, friends, and future students! Read our next article to find out why Aaron Friedland had to leave the walk early!!
Aaron Friedland wins The Next Einstein Competition!

Watch Anderson Cooper giving Aaron Friedland the award and explaining "Our Reading Program."

Click here to watch the video

Shabbat Shalom!
Community Events

JCC Orr Auditions

Sunday, May 29
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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RJDS and Beth Tikvah Golf Day

Monday, May 30

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"Berlin Identities" by Ira Hoffecker
Opening Reception

Thursday, June 2
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Parents Altogether Workshop
Social Skills 101

Thursday, June 9
6:30 p.m.

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Camp Shalom

July 4-29
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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