Student displays are highlights of annual academic fair


PHDS students Gabi Weisman, Chaya Kapilevich, Naftali Schochet, Shifra Shira Peromsik, Rivka Chana Flig, and Gavriel Schwartz enjoy the bubble booth at the PHDS academic fair on Wednesday, June 5. /PHDSPROVIDENCE – With a focus this year on science, Providence Hebrew Day School’s annual academic fair included projects from students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The theme of PHDS’ academic fair rotates on a three-year cycle; themes focus on Judaic studies, general studies and Judaic and general studies combined. This year’s general studies fair, on Wednesday, June 7, addressed the subject of science.

Parents, students, faculty and visitors viewed exhibits, many of which were interactive and engaging. The projects, which reflected the subject matter studied throughout the year, demonstrated students’ knowledge and creativity.

The third and fourth grades’ bubble display was particularly interesting – visitors were able to watch a video about bubbles, read what the students had learned about bubbles and blow their own bubbles.

The project by eighth-graders Rivka Golden and Sheva Taitelbaum, titled “simple machines,” included pictures of various simple machines on a display board that allowed visitors to lift a panel to read more about a machine.

MIRIAM ESTHER WEINER ( is principal of  Providence Hebrew Day School, a Jewish day school on the East Side of Providence.