SLJ Juniors Visit Five Upstate NY Colleges

This past week, forty SLJ juniors had the opportunity to visit five colleges in upstate New York: Cornell University, Syracuse University, Saint John Fisher College, Alfred University, and Binghamton University. Students had a blast touring campuses, speaking with opportunity programs, chowing down in cafeterias, and meeting with SLJ alumni at these colleges. Special thanks to trip organizer Ms. LaCavalla and to our awesome chaperones -- Ms. Smith, Ms. Rose, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Valentino, and Ms. Greenspan, and to Ms. Moldovan for coordinating! 

Ninth Grade Dog Bite Trial

This week our 9th graders participated in our 13th annual Dog Bite Trial, a mock trial where students are given an opportunity to present legal arguments in front of our guest attorneys at Cravath, Swaine and Moore! The case centers around a pitbull named Fluffy who bit a child on a roof. Our students either argued "Down with the Hound" or "Free Fluffy!" Can you tell the difference between the lawyers and the students?!

 

Senior Shamar Commits to Middlebury College as a Posse Scholar!

We are so proud to announce that senior Shamar (second from right) will be attending the highly selective liberal arts school, Middlebury College, in Vermont this fall! As a Posse scholar, Shamar will receive a full-tuition scholarship. He is pictured here during the Posse awards ceremony with his fellow Posse scholars. Congratulations, Shamar! We are so excited for you to begin this journey!

SLJ Spirit Week Ends with School-Wide Assembly

On Friday, December 23, SLJ celebrated the end of Spirit Week in a school-wide assembly to share their talents, including step, dance and cheerleading, with the SLJ community. The show was dedicated to SLJ student Stephanie, who passed away this fall.

Thanks to all who made the show possible. Special thanks to Ms. Goodger, Ms. Hecht, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Cook, Ms. Moldovan, and seniors Shania, Keshawn, and Rawchaayah.