Starting high school can be a scary and nerve-racking experience, but not for DRS’s incoming ninth-graders! This past Sunday, the incoming DRS Class of 2018 came together at DRS for the school’s annual Yom Achdut, during which new classmates get the opportunity to meet one another before they embark on four years of high school together. These 90 boys, hailing from 13 elementary schools, were selected from the largest pool of applicants in DRS history. On Sunday, they got a chance to hear from DRS menahel Rabbi Kaminetsky, general-studies principal Dr. Gerry Kirshenbaum, and other administrators.
After taking placement exams in algebra and Ivrit to determine the appropriate classes for next year, the future DRS students were then treated to ice-cream sundaes and divided into groups for a unique egg-drop competition. Each team was given a raw egg and several materials. With the materials, the students were challenged to construct a contraption that would keep an egg from cracking when dropped from the DRS roof. The winning team of students received gift cards to Dunkin’ Donuts, a DRS student hotspot. The incoming students were able to meet their new classmates and get a taste of what DRS is all about. v