Weekly Newsletter- June 10, 2022

June 10, 2022 / Sivan 11, 5782

Shabbat Begins: 8:59 p.m.  Shabbat Ends: 10:24 p.m.  
On Tuesday evening, we hosted our annual Year End Celebration: Celebration 5782, where we acknowledge the accomplishments of our students.

It was back to being in-person again this year, and the Atrium was filled with parents, students and staff, all excited to be together again! Recognition was given to outstanding student achievements in all grades and across all disciplines. As a school, we define outstanding in many ways, which are not limited by the narrow definition of a student with the top mark in a course. While recipients may be academically strong, teachers are encouraged to give additional consideration to other characteristics such as effort, improvement, positive contribution to the learning environment, resilience or perseverance, to name a few.

The audience was also entertained by a warm-up from our Grade 9 music students followed by musical performances by students in Grades 10, 11 and 12. The artistic creativity of students was on display throughout the school and students in the Foods program created delicious treats for everyone to show all they had learned throughout the year

This event is always spectacular and it was extra special this year as we were able to be together again! We are so proud of all our students for their hard work and persistence throughout this year!
As part of the Grade 12 graduation, all students are required to complete a capstone project. The Capstone is an opportunity for students to connect students past learning, present interests and passion, to their future plans, goals, and life. This is a great opportunity for students to exhibit their growth in core competencies, work with a mentor and reflect on their post-secondary plan. 

Over the last few weeks, we heard several student presentations. To say the least, each presentation was enlightening, sincere, and clearly demonstrated the passions and interests of our students. 
Pictured above (L-R) are some of these presentations: Miya Markovich, who hopes to be a veterinarian one day, shares horsemanship and learning how to teach a young horse different tricks and ground manners, Ethan Bernal shares his challenges and successes preparing to play drums in our school musical, Annie JR., Emily Behr-O’Leary explores science by making her own lightbulb, Adeena Rosenblatt shares homemade treats after presenting on a recipe book ‘fit for a princess’ which combines her passion for Disney and baking, and Tal Pretli applies his classroom learning in physics and calculus to build his own drone.
Adi Gortler, who will be attending Emily Carr this Fall, shared her passion for art and created a personal portrait as a tribute to her years at King David and how they shaped her into who she is today.

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We are so proud of our Grade 12 students and their Capstone work and the work they put into preparing for this project. 
Grade 10, 11 and 12 art students have been working on an introduction to ceramics for the past few weeks learning to create pinch, coil and slab pots. These foundational techniques can be applied to a variety hand-built projects in the future. We were very fortunate to have Grade 11 student, Blue Feldman demonstrate her skills on the wheel showing students how to throw a bowl. The video above is Blue sharing her expertise with Grade 10 students. 

The kiln and pottery wheels were purchased with funds raised through our successful Fill the Space Campaign. We are so grateful for the community support!
These past weeks the Spanish 11 students worked on teaching the class something they know how to do or play. They made bracelets, stickers and fortune-tellers, learned how to shoot a basketball and played Taki, Poker and Heads up. They used Spanish in a relaxing, fun and meaningful way. 
L-R: Emmett Simkin, Max Koenigbaur, Zachary Bordan, Joseph Gabay, Ezra Heayie, Sierra Brosgall, and Ziv David

The Maccabiah Games take place every four years in Israel, and the 21st Maccabiah will take place on July 12-26, 2022. 10,000 athletes from 80 countries will compete in more than 40 sports. 

Seven King David students were selected to play in a variety of sports and faculty member, Matt Dichter is the coach for a basketball team. We are so proud and wish them all a successful time in Israel!
The Grade 10 PE students had a fantastic time ice skating on June 8 at Hillcrest Ice Rink. Many approached Mr. Amram to let him know how much they enjoyed themselves. We began with just skating, and then 75% of the class broke into a game of stick and puck.
BBYO Pool Party

June 12 4:00- 8:00 p.m.

BBYO invites you to kick off summer with an end-of-year pool party and BBQ!

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VTT Fundraiser: A Night Out at the Movies
Hollywood Theatre

Wednesday June 22 7:00 p.m.

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Drive in Movie Night

Thursday, June 30 8:30 p.m.

hosted by:
JNF Pacific Region, VJFC, and Beth Tikvah, and JFGV

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