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Welcome to the Hochberg Middle School

Hochberg Middle School – The Right Place to Come-of-Age

Middle school is a vital period of transition for students. At Posnack School we help guide our students through the rigorous academic and social choices that pave the way for successful high school and college careers.

Middle School Academic Program

At Hochberg Middle School we help guide our student through the rigorous academic and social choices that pave the way for successful high school careers. Learn more >>>

Middle School Leadership

Tamara Zaslow is the Principal of the Hochberg Middle School at Posnack School. Meet Mrs. Zaslow >>>

Middle School Judaic Studies

Hochberg Middle School Judaic studies program is dedicated to helping students create a deep and lasting connection to Judaism and the State of Israel. Learn more >>>

Middle School Technology

Posnack School is a leader in the use of educational technologies to improve learning and engage students. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, offering teachers new ways to inspire learning and unleash creativity. Learn more >>>

Learning Resources

In grades 6 through 12, the Learning Resources (LR) program meets during one period on a daily basis. The focus shifts from remediation to academic support. Our students are instructed in time management skills, how to organize their school materials and various strategies for studying. Learn more about learning resources at Posnack School >>>

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Hochberg Middle School Academic Program

Middle school is a vital period of transition for students. At the Posnack School we help guide our student through the rigorous academic and social choices that pave the way for successful high school careers.

Hochberg Philosophy

The middle school years present a great educational and social challenge for students. At Posnack School we strive to meet that challenge by engaging students in a combined general and Judaic studies curriculum that promotes academic excellence and rigor, while emphasizing Jewish identity and community connection.

Course of Study

6th Grade
  • Language Arts
  • World Cultures & Geography
  • Math Course 1
  • Math Course 2
  • Math Course 3
  • Earth/SPace Science
  • Hebrew
  • Torah
7th Grade
  • Language Arts
  • Civics
  • Math Course 2
  • Math Course 3
  • Algebra 1 (HS Credit)
  • Life Science
  • Hebrew
  • Torah
  • Junior Achievement
8th Grade
  • Language Arts
  • U.S. History
  • Math Course 3
  • Algebra I (H.S. credit)
  • Geometry (H.S. credit)
  • Physical Science
  • Hebrew
  • Torah
Electives
  • Art 2D/3D
  • Advanced Band
  • Broadway Choreography
  • Chess
  • Coding 101
  • Comprehensive Drama Production
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Photography
  • Debate
  • Drumline
  • Engineering
  • Fantasy Football
  • Game Strategies
  • Introductory Band
  • MakerSpace innovation and design Lab
  • Physical Education
  • Robotics
  • Shark Tank
  • Stock Market 101
  • Study Smart
  • Takkun Olam
     
  • Theater Technology
  • Video Production
  • Yoga

Washington, D.C. Trip/Philadelphia

Students in 8th grade participate in an annual trip to Washington, D.C. and surrounding area.

Visiting our nation’s capital represents an important opportunity for our students to learn about our country and its government. The trip is tied to our 8th grade U.S. History curriculum, as well as the 8th grade courses covering the history of the Holocaust and Jewish advocacy.

Hochberg Middle School Leadership

Meet Principal Tamara Zaslow

Tamara Zaslow is the Principal of Hochberg Middle School. Mrs. Zaslow was born and raised in South Florida. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory University and, after two years of classroom experience, she completed a Masters of Education at Queens College, City University of New York. Mrs. Zaslow then spent the next nine years teaching before returning to Florida Atlantic University to earn her certification in Educational Leadership (K-12). Mrs. Zaslow has served as an administrator for Broward County Public Schools, most recently as principal of Stirling Elementary School. She currently resides in Cooper City with her husband and their two sons.

To contact Mrs. Zaslow, email tzaslow@posnackschool.org or call 954-583-6100 ext 301.

Middle School Judaic/Hebrew Studies

The Hochberg Middle School Judaic Studies program is dedicated to helping students create a deep and lasting connection to Judaism and the State of Israel. Hochberg Middle School brings Jewish values, leadership and tradition to daily studies. Students have an opportunity to participate and lead the Torah services, practice holiday rituals, and study the weekly parashah (Torah reading). Bar/bat mitvah recognition takes place throughout the year. Middle School students are always encouraged to participate in the daily prayers.

During the middle school years students complete a study of the Chumash (Hebrew Bible) and begin to delve further into the Tanakh (Prophets and Scriptures). Students learn to use various commentaries to derive moral lessons conveyed in scripture, thereby achieving a deeper understanding of the Torah. Torah study takes into account a diversity of Jewish perspectives, enriching the students’ learning of Judaism.

All Hochberg Middle School Judaic Studies teachers are certified by the Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County.

Hochberg Middle School Technology

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Posnack School is a leader in the use of educational technologies to improve learning and engage students. All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, offering teachers new ways to inspire learning and unleash creativity. In the middle and high schools, Posnack students participate in our One-to-One Tablet PC Program.

 

Benefits of Posnack School Technology Initiatives:

  • Increases learning and participation in classroom
  • Engages students to learn and understand material in ways familiar to them
  • Increases project-based learning, supporting assignments requiring research, collaboration, and production of a final product such as slide shows, videos, podcasts, web pages, etc.
  • Allows access to information, lessons, and assignments from anywhere in the world.

Campus News

RAMs for Israel Volunteer at JNF Breakfast

Members of the RAMs for Israel club had the privilege of attending the JNF Breakfast for Israel this week. The students had the honor to sing the Israeli and American national anthems and help collect donations from guests. In addition to volunteering, they heard about JNF’s many initiatives in Israel as well as from Ronen Bergman, one of the leader’s of Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad. Click for details. read more RAMs for Israel Volunteer at JNF Breakfast

Fischer High School Students Attend Broward County Holocaust Student Awareness Day

Fischer High School students from recently joined their peers from high schools around South Florida for Broward County Holocaust Student Awareness Day at the Broward County Convention Center Each student had the opportunity to sit at a table with a Holocaust survivor and learn from their eye-witness accounts. Click for details. read more Fischer High School Students Attend Broward County Holocaust Student Awareness Day