Yavneh Academy opens doors to 2009–2010; kids open books and minds for the new year

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By Deb Silverthorn
Summer 2009 skidded to a stop this month when Yavneh Academy of Dallas students came together for a back-to-school picnic on Aug. 13 and then found themselves book-bound and back at the Schultz Rosenberg Campus on Monday, Aug. 17.
Yavneh Academy is Dallas’ only co-ed Jewish college preparatory high school. The school is home to teachers that are nationally recognized for their excellence and expertise, championship-winning sports teams, mock trial, debate, Students Against Terrorism, national-award-winning Bulldog Print newspaper and other extracurricular activities, as well as small class sizes that guarantee individualized attention.
“When you start your day, and end your day, thanking and speaking to G-d, there’s not a lot of room for a bad day,” said Don O’Quinn, Yavneh Academy of Dallas’ head of school.
“The choices we make affect our lives and we believe it is our role to help our students make better choices,” said Rabbi Meir Tannenbaum, Judaic curriculum director. “Yavneh is a co-ed, college preparatory school that teaches mutual respect, that permeates Jewish life and that has students who go on to study in Israel, at Stanford, Harvard, University of Texas and around the country. Our children succeed beyond measure in their scholastic work and in who they are as human beings.”
Yavneh will host a picnic for all prospective families, including those with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Those interested should RSVP to info@yavnehdallas.org. The school is located on the Schultz Rosenberg Campus, at 12324 Merit Drive, in North Dallas. For more information, call 214-295-3500 or visit Yavneh’s Web site at www.yavnehdallas.org.

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