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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 5, 2014
As public school districts in Southern California begin to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom, one private school in Huntington Beach can claim that it has been focusing on critical thinking - an aspect of the new educational criteria - for 45 years. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the northernmost portion of the city is the Hebrew Academy, an 11-acre campus that caters each year to about 300 students in preschool through high school students from across the Southland.
FEATURES
August 27, 2009
Students are moving into the future come fall, with the newest technology at the Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach. The academy is unveiling new ?Smart Boards? that will take the place of traditional white or chalk boards. The new installation will make the academy the first Jewish day school in the country to adopt the full system. The boards are fully interactive and use touch technology. ?The boards have energized our teachers, engaged many students that were previously passive in class, and it seems to make a difference in a student?
NEWS
September 21, 2000
Angelique Flores HUNTINGTON BEACH -- After a yearlong battle for permits, the Hebrew Academy finally broke ground Sunday for its new preschool. The battle pitted the city and the academy against neighboring Westminster. Westminster city officials appealed Huntington Beach's decision to allow the preschool to be built by the academy, which is on the edge of Huntington Beach and faces Westminster. Increased traffic was one of the concerns Westminster officials raised.
NEWS
By Beau Nicolette | November 26, 2013
Students of the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach presented their mitzvahs, or good deeds, to family and the public during the third annual Mitzvah Day celebration at the Bella Terra shopping center last week. Classes from kindergarten to fifth grade shared projects that ranged from donating books to baking brownies for the homeless and making care packages for the elderly. Chaya Kaplan, 9, described a mitzvah as "something that somebody does that probably warms up another person's heart.
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By Beau Nicolette | December 4, 2013
The kids at the Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach could barely contain their excitement Tuesday as a sword- and shield-wielding Judah Maccabee - the hero in the story of Hanukkah - stepped from the Los Angeles Police Department helicopter that had just landed on their playground. "I've been an administrator for 25 years and nothing like this has ever happened at one of my schools," said the academy's principal, Megan Carlson. Shmuel Newman, a chaplain for the LAPD West Bureau and Air Support Division, was dressed as Judah.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Academy opens up after-school program The Hebrew Academy has opened the Kids Center, a new program providing after-school care and activities to Huntington Beach children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Center Administrator Sheryl Krok said that the program offers art, drama and athletics. The program is a first for the academy. Krok said the Academy has had an after-school program in the past, which catered to children from only the academy.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
2 Surf City schools named Blue Ribbon Two Huntington Beach schools were among six in Orange County Tuesday to earn Blue Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education. Circle View Elementary School, in the Ocean View School District, and the Hebrew Academy, a Kindergarten through 12th-grade private school, spent Tuesday and Wednesday tying blue ribbons on every available campus edifice in celebration of receiving the prestigious award. "We're the only K-12 school in Orange County to win the award and the only Jewish day school in the country to win," said Sue Schwartz, first-year principal at the Hebrew Academy.
NEWS
October 2, 2003
The Huntington Beach Independent went to the Hebrew Academy and asked second-graders in Susan McCoy's class, 'What do you think of first when you think about New York?' "I think about my uncle because he was there when the Twin Towers crashed." EDEN AMOR, 7 "I think about all the people who died and the mean people who tried to kill us." NATALIE LANDIS, 7 "All the people who died that didn't deserve to die. And my cousin." SHAINA MAGINOT, 7 "My cousin Renee because she lives far away and I never get to see her anymore."
NEWS
February 14, 2002
Feb. 19-22 Diabetes fund-raiser The Hebrew Academy will hold a Diabetes Walkathon Fund-raiser. All proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Assn. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Feb. 19-22 at the Hebrew Academy, 14401 Willow Lane. For information on participating or donating, call (714) 898-0051. Feb. 20 Humanitarian Aid Project The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is beginning a Humanitarian Aid Project at 7 p.m., Feb. 20 at 5402 Heil Ave. Guest speaker Kitty de Ruyter will tell her story of life in a concentration camp during WWII.
NEWS
November 22, 2001
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7170 or e-mail o7 hbindy@latimes.com. f7 Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at o7 http://www.hbindy.com. f7 SATURDAY The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is seeking volunteers for its monthly cleanup day at Dog Beach from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24. The cleanup was rained out Nov. 11. Check in is near tower 24, look for the white canopy.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 5, 2014
As public school districts in Southern California begin to implement the Common Core State Standards in the classroom, one private school in Huntington Beach can claim that it has been focusing on critical thinking - an aspect of the new educational criteria - for 45 years. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the northernmost portion of the city is the Hebrew Academy, an 11-acre campus that caters each year to about 300 students in preschool through high school students from across the Southland.
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By Beau Nicolette | December 4, 2013
The kids at the Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach could barely contain their excitement Tuesday as a sword- and shield-wielding Judah Maccabee - the hero in the story of Hanukkah - stepped from the Los Angeles Police Department helicopter that had just landed on their playground. "I've been an administrator for 25 years and nothing like this has ever happened at one of my schools," said the academy's principal, Megan Carlson. Shmuel Newman, a chaplain for the LAPD West Bureau and Air Support Division, was dressed as Judah.
NEWS
By Beau Nicolette | November 26, 2013
Students of the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach presented their mitzvahs, or good deeds, to family and the public during the third annual Mitzvah Day celebration at the Bella Terra shopping center last week. Classes from kindergarten to fifth grade shared projects that ranged from donating books to baking brownies for the homeless and making care packages for the elderly. Chaya Kaplan, 9, described a mitzvah as "something that somebody does that probably warms up another person's heart.
FEATURES
August 27, 2009
Students are moving into the future come fall, with the newest technology at the Hebrew Academy of Huntington Beach. The academy is unveiling new ?Smart Boards? that will take the place of traditional white or chalk boards. The new installation will make the academy the first Jewish day school in the country to adopt the full system. The boards are fully interactive and use touch technology. ?The boards have energized our teachers, engaged many students that were previously passive in class, and it seems to make a difference in a student?
NEWS
By Candice Baker | November 26, 2008
One of the Hebrew Academy’s oldest Thanksgiving traditions involves elbow grease and lots of canned yams. The Huntington Beach school’s Parent Teacher Organization works with each classroom to assemble baskets of Thanksgiving staples, which benefit needy families in the area. “We’ve probably been doing this for more than 10 years,” longtime school secretary Melanie Alkov said. “It teaches children the meaning of mitzvah.” The term “mitzvah” originally referred to the commandments listed in the Torah, but now can mean any expression of human kindness, or good deed.
NEWS
December 2, 2004
Academy opens up after-school program The Hebrew Academy has opened the Kids Center, a new program providing after-school care and activities to Huntington Beach children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Center Administrator Sheryl Krok said that the program offers art, drama and athletics. The program is a first for the academy. Krok said the Academy has had an after-school program in the past, which catered to children from only the academy.
NEWS
October 2, 2003
The Huntington Beach Independent went to the Hebrew Academy and asked second-graders in Susan McCoy's class, 'What do you think of first when you think about New York?' "I think about my uncle because he was there when the Twin Towers crashed." EDEN AMOR, 7 "I think about all the people who died and the mean people who tried to kill us." NATALIE LANDIS, 7 "All the people who died that didn't deserve to die. And my cousin." SHAINA MAGINOT, 7 "My cousin Renee because she lives far away and I never get to see her anymore."
NEWS
September 18, 2003
2 Surf City schools named Blue Ribbon Two Huntington Beach schools were among six in Orange County Tuesday to earn Blue Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education. Circle View Elementary School, in the Ocean View School District, and the Hebrew Academy, a Kindergarten through 12th-grade private school, spent Tuesday and Wednesday tying blue ribbons on every available campus edifice in celebration of receiving the prestigious award. "We're the only K-12 school in Orange County to win the award and the only Jewish day school in the country to win," said Sue Schwartz, first-year principal at the Hebrew Academy.
NEWS
February 14, 2002
Feb. 19-22 Diabetes fund-raiser The Hebrew Academy will hold a Diabetes Walkathon Fund-raiser. All proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Assn. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Feb. 19-22 at the Hebrew Academy, 14401 Willow Lane. For information on participating or donating, call (714) 898-0051. Feb. 20 Humanitarian Aid Project The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is beginning a Humanitarian Aid Project at 7 p.m., Feb. 20 at 5402 Heil Ave. Guest speaker Kitty de Ruyter will tell her story of life in a concentration camp during WWII.
NEWS
November 22, 2001
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7170 or e-mail o7 hbindy@latimes.com. f7 Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at o7 http://www.hbindy.com. f7 SATURDAY The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is seeking volunteers for its monthly cleanup day at Dog Beach from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24. The cleanup was rained out Nov. 11. Check in is near tower 24, look for the white canopy.
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