Holocaust Memorial Day

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27th), Grades 5 and 8 were proud to present to the rest of the Middle School a performance designed to widen awareness of this special day. Grade 5 sang a series of songs in English, French and Hebrew, under the direction of maestro Denis Monte, while Grade 8 recounted the story of the Jewish people from Biblical times to the dark days of World War Two. The performance was concluded with a short film entitled “Learning from the Past” which explored not only the Jewish genocide but also subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It was a moment filled with commotion, but helped students reflect on the seriousness of this act committed by humankind.