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Fall 2012
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New Building for Growing Preschool & Bais Yaakov High School
YBY’s Professional Development Day a Huge Success
Bais Yaakov High School
Bais Yehudah Bais Hamedrash and Dining Room Expansion
Letter from the Dean
Good Middos Get “Pumped Up”
Third Grade Celebrates Father-Son Siyum
Succos in May?
A Part of American History
Bais Yehudah Teacher Contributes to National Holocaust Curriculum
An interview with Rabbi Aryeh Cohen
“Success Maker”
Prepping for Pesach
Imagination Station Takes Off
YBY Pre-1A Students Receive First Siddurim
Bais Yaakov Elementary
Bais Yaakov Opens Independent Middle School Division
New Building for Growing Preschool & Bais Yaakov High School  
  Well over a decade ago, the Meer Preschool building was constructed for what, at the time, was considered a considerably sizable preschool. Today, Boruch Hashem, the preschool has more than doubled in size, and looks forward to continued growth B’ezras Hashem. Because the building itself (due to space and zoning issues) cannot be expanded, it became obvious that a larger location must be found for the Preschool. At the same time, the Girls School is presently beyond capacity and out of space. After much thought and consideration, it was decided that the Bais Yaakov High School would be housed in an independent location. Combining the two needs, the Yeshiva has embarked on a major project to create new facilities for both the Meer Preschool and Bais Yaakov High School. With great assistance from the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, and the Jewish Foundation, the Yeshiva leased the land across from the Bais Yaakov building and has begun construction on what will be a 55,000 square foot building housing both the Preschool and High School on separate floors. Designed by the architectural firm, French and Associates, the new building’s first floor will house a state-of-the-art preschool, including 14 classrooms, an expanded resource room area, a large outdoor playground for the children, a gym and a multipurpose room. The updated facility will give the preschoolers much more room to play, and staff will be able to utilize the areas for instructional play and various types of learning. The second floor of the new building will house the Bais Yaakov High School. Having a completely separate entrance from the preschool, the high school will be constructed with many state of the art amenities including updated classrooms, science labs, computer labs, a media library, a resource room, a student lounge and a multipurpose dining room. The preschool building project committee is chaired by Mr. Ephraim Singal, and the Bais Yaakov building committee is chaired by Mrs. Ilana Berlin. Both Mr. Singal and Mrs. Berlin, along with their committees, have worked extremely hard together with the Yeshiva administration, architects, builders and design teams and the Yeshiva is very grateful for a ll of their help. As the amount of school traffic will naturally increase in the area, the Yeshiva retained Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc., a traffic consultant firm – a group of traffic engineers who studied traffic patterns and volumes at the preschool and high school. They developed new plans for parent pick-up and drop-off. The Yeshiva aims to make school traffic as safe and effective as possible, and will continue to analyze these plans as the opening of the building gets closer. The plan is for the new building to B’ezras Hashem be completed before the 5774 school year in the fall of 2013.  
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