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This Week in Lower School 9/9-9/13, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, September 13, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
 
Pride in Excellence 
On Tuesday 9/17, our 1st graders will be attending the first field trip of the year for the Lower School. They will be attending the Las Vegas Natural History Museum as part of their units on climates. Field trips are a very important aspect of our curriculum and the experiential learning process. Field trips enhance the learning process by making connections outside of the classroom and allowing students to experience a specific unit of study first-hand. All of our field trips are planned in a deliberate manner, with the ultimate goal of elevating our curriculum and learning experience.  This year, we have 26 off-campus field trips planned for our JK - 5th grade students. Field trips are not limited to off-campus experiences. Whether it be to the Upper School, examining vegetation on campus, or learning about different objects, our Baby Bears, 2s, and 3s classes often have field trips on campus. 
 
Pride in Jewish Values 
Our 5th graders spent time making Tzedakah boxes for each of our Lower School classes this week. Tzedakah (Hebrew word for charity) is a weekly focus in the Lower School, as our school collects money for a designated charity chosen by the 5th graders. By year’s end, our 5th grade students make a donation of all Tzedakah money collected throughout the school year.  
 
4th grade kicked off their Tikkun Olam (Repairing the world) project for the year. This year, they will be participating in ColorCycle; a program by Crayola. Throughout the entire school year, our 4th graders are collecting dried out markers and will send them to the company to be recycled. Please do not throw away your old markers and donate them to our 4th grade classes. They can be turned into the Lower School front desk or to your child’s classroom teacher. 
 
Pride in Community 
This Sunday, Coach Lamph will host our 6th annual Splash and Dash. This on-campus event is designed to bring families together for an exciting morning of being active. The event consists of multiple distances of a swim and a run. Participants can choose to do solo events or they have an option to partner up and do a relay together. The events and heats are divided by age to give participants an opportunity to have a fun and competitive race with members of our school and from the outside community. We expect to have around 60 participants this year.  
 

SAVE THE DATE

9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Lions Pride Day (formerly known as Family Fun Day) - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/3 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Springs Preserve
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - View Flyer
10/8 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/9 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/11 - End of Quarter 1
10/11 - 2nd grade performs at Shabbat (Theater)
10/14 - Sukkot - No School 
10/15 - Sukkot - No School 
10/17 - Preschool Sukkot Experience - Details to follow
10/21 - Sh’mini Atzeret - No School 
10/22 - Simchat Torah - No School 
10/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch
10/25 - Nevada Day - No School 
10/30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Las Vegas Wetlands
 
 

This Week in Lower School 9/3-9/6, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, September 6, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
Pride in Excellence 
Our morning enrichment program will begin on Monday, September 9th. These courses are designed to enhance the educational experience for students who are interested in participating in these optional programs before the school day begins.  Our enrichments include Coding, 2 infinity and beyond (Math), Project Beyond Junior Prep, Project Beyond Junior, Choir, Runners Club, Student Council, and Battle of the Books. All enrichments courses are led by members of our outstanding teaching faculty. 
 
Wild About Reading is off to an excellent start. Over the past week, we have received 12 submissions from 8 different students. All submissions will be on display outside the Library. Congratulations to the following students for making reading a part of their daily routine: Anabelle Tsai (Kinder); Hannah Erlichman and Chloe Ghadishah (Second Grade); Lilah Cohen and Emilia Tsai (Third Grade); and Sivan Barshishat, Zenn Danner, and Alex Livits (Fourth Grade). Each student will receive their starter chain and collectable charm. We encourage every student to become A Proud Adelson Reader.
 
Pride in Jewish Values 
The Lower School students are excited to greet the new year. We will be learning about the traditions, foods, and customs of Rosh Hashanah. During the Hebrew month of Elul (the last month of the Jewish calendar), we reflect and prepare for the upcoming holidays and year. The Shofar is blown every day during Elul.
 
This week, our 3rd graders had the opportunity to make their very own shofar led by Rabbi Metal and the Shofar Factory. They learned about which animal horns can be used to make a shofar, as well as, the process of how to make a shofar. Rabbi Metal demonstrated drilling the hole, cutting the edge, and sanding down the shofar. The students worked very hard on their own shofars and were able to take their finished product home. We all enjoyed when they had the opportunity to blow their shofars at Kabbalat Shabbat. Watch the 3rd Grade Shofar Performance
 
Additionally, our 3s and JK students attended a preview of the Shofar Factory. They learned about the shofar and heard the sounds of the three different blows. During Kabbalat Shabbat, all the Preschool students sang and danced to a special shofar song teaching about the different blows. We are excited to continue our learning about the symbolic foods of the holiday, creating Shanah Tovah cards, and singing holiday songs. 
 
Pride in the Community 
We are gearing up for our 6th annual Splash and Dash and annual Family Fun Day, now named Lions Pride Day. Please join us for these wonderful events that bring our school community together.
 

SAVE THE DATE

9/02 - Labor Day - No School
9/09 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am
9/13 - Picture Day for Students
9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Lions Pride Day (formerly known as Family Fun Day) - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - View Flyer
10/8 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/9 - Yom Kippur - No School 
10/11 - End of Quarter 1
10/11 - 2nd grade performs at Shabbat (Theater)
10/14 - Sukkot - No School 
10/15 - Sukkot - No School 
10/17 - Preschool Sukkot Experience - Details to follow
10/21 - Sh’mini Atzeret - No School 
10/22 - Simchat Torah - No School 
10/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch
10/25 - Nevada Day - No School 
10/30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Las Vegas Wetlands

 
 

This Week in Lower School 8/26-8/30 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, August 30, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
K-5th  Back to School Night 
We had a wonderful showing of parents at back to school night on Wednesday. Principal Lilach Bluevise, opened the evening by speaking about the 3 areas of AEC pride (Pride in Community, Pride in Jewish Values, and Pride in Excellence).  Following the brief introduction, Parents had the opportunity to spend time in their children’s classroom, as they experienced the many exciting learning opportunities that are planned for the school year. Our talented specialists also had their own session where they shared the exciting highlights that they will cover this school year.  View Photos
 
Homework Policy
Our homework policy was introduced at Back to School Night. Together as a faculty, we looked at current research on the effectiveness of homework for elementary school students over an 8 month period. Based on best practices and thoughtful consideration we created a policy for our Lower School. View the Homework Policy. Printed copies of the policy are available through your child’s classroom teacher.
 
School and Home Connection
In an effort to continue to promote a partnership between the school and home we have continued with and introduced new initiatives that involve family participation. We are continuing with our science challenge “C.H.A.M.P. challenge”  with teachers Amy Page and Cheri Garner, we have embarked on our new reading program “Wild About Reading”, and Physical Education teacher and swim coach Becky Lamph is leading us in Family Fitness Bingo. View Bingo Flyer.
 
Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake
Our students had their first Rosh Chodesh challah bake of the new school year. Kindergarten - 5th grade students rolled and braided their very own challah bread, which they were able to take home and enjoy. Students will have the opportunity to make their own challah on select Rosh Chodesh dates as we mark the head of each month in the Hebrew calendar. View photos.
 

SAVE THE DATE

9/02 - Labor Day - No School
9/09 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am
9/13 - Picture Day for Students
9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Family Fun Day - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - VIEW FLYER (Updated)
 

This Week in Lower School 8/19-8/23 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, August 23, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
Preschool Back to School Night 
We had a wonderful showing of parents at back to school night on Wednesday. The leadership team opened the evening in the Beit Midrash, as they gave an overview of key characteristics that define our excellent preschool. Following the brief introduction, parents had the opportunity to spend time in their children’s classrooms, as they listened to the teachers share the many exciting learning opportunities that are planned for the school year. We are thrilled and honored for the opportunity to educate and care for your children this year. View Preschool Back to School Photos
 
K- 5 P.E. Swim Dates
Please have your child pack a swimsuit, towel, extra plastic bag for wet clothes, and goggles (optional). 
Monday 8/26:  Newman, Steele, Sanford, Valenti
Tuesday 8/27: Watkins, Oshins, Winberg, Botach
Wednesday 8/28: Wayne, Cherney, Morris
Thursday 8/29: Hetland, Granite, Henke
 
Garden
Our school garden is producing some great harvest as of late. The gardening club gathered tomatoes, okra, chili peppers, and eggplant. The eggplant harvested by our garden club on Wednesday was used in the eggplant parmesan that was served at lunch on Thursday. It was a neat opportunity for our students to see the food go from “garden to table.” We look forward to trying many more veggies that our garden club students harvest during the school year. 
 
 
Student Quotes for beginning of school year 
Noam B. in first grade “loves going to hebrew and learning with his friends.”
Annie D. in 5th grade is “enjoying getting to know her friends better and loves being in the 5th grade.”
Layla S. in 2nd grade “loves playing with her friends and making new ones.”
Noah B. in 2nd grade said, “I love school and Ms. B’s class is the best.”
 
Welcome 2019-2020 Shinshinim!

The Adelson Educational Campus welcomes our 2019-2020 Shinshinim, Inbar Hannes and Noam Chaouat.  Inbar is from Ramat Gan, which is close to Tel Aviv, and Noam is from a small village called Shimshit, in the northern part of Israel. The AEC shinshinim are ambassadors who will provide students and members of our community a living bridge and personal connection to Israel, through informal and experiential educational activities.

Watch the How the Shinshinim came to Vegas video

Congratulations to Ms. Valerie and family on the birth of Averie Irizari Marzan 6.9lbs 18 inches.
 

Save the date: 

8/26 - 8/30  P.E. Swim. 
8/28 - K-5 Back to School Night 5:30pm - VIEW FLYER (updated)
8/30 - Rosh Chodesh (Challah Bake)
9/2 - Labor Day - No School
9/9 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am details and registration to follow
9/13 - Picture Day for Students
9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Family Fun Day - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - VIEW FLYER (Updated)
 

AEC Rises to New Academic Heights

News Type:  Alumni News Lower School News Upper School News Startup Incubator News Date:  Friday, August 23, 2019 Byline:  Matt Boland
This week, twenty-one students from the Adelson Educational Campus were honored by the College Board with special recognition for outstanding performance on the 2019 Advanced Placement exams. The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams. The recognized students are:
“The twenty-one students listed represent 38% of the Classes of 2019 and 2020. Their achievement is reflective of these students’ ambition and intellect and speaks directly to the quality of education provided by Adelson Campus faculty and to the tremendous advantage of small class sizes,” states Adelson Educational Campus college counselor, David Girard.
 
This year Adelson Education Campus welcomes its eleventh freshmen class during a period of dynamic growth and record academic achievement. The Class of 2019 raised the standard for national testing, academic recognitions/honors, and merit scholarships. With a class average of 1330 on the SAT, the twenty-nine members of the graduating class earned more than 3 million dollars in merit scholarship awards from their respective colleges and universities last spring.
 
“The Class of 2020 is already showing a stronger average on the PSAT than we have seen from prior classes, and with eight AP Scholars already recognized by the College Board, we look forward to another strong academic year as the Class of 2020 challenges its predecessors’ record of success,” anticipates David Girard.
 
With college acceptances to Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other prestigious universities, Adelson Educational Campus continues to provide its students with every advantage to succeed. AEC’s recent investment in innovation and technology, featuring a 5,000 sqft state-of-the-art technology lab called the Startup Incubator, propelled the school’s national profile as best-in-class for its innovative, integrated curriculum. Another investment for AEC students is the school’s partnership with the nationally acclaimed PSAT/SAT prep company, PrepExpert.  PrepExpert boasts an average 200 point increase on standardized tests for college admission -- an increase which can be the edge our students need for admission to elite universities. We are confident our partnership with PrepExpert will further solidify the esteemed collegiate opportunities our graduates have earned in recent years.
 
ABOUT THE ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS (AEC)
The Adelson Educational Campus is an academically invigorating Preschool through Grade 12 independent private school based on Jewish values and identity.  The close-knit community, inspired by expert teachers and administrators and fueled by a forward-looking curriculum, shapes independent thinkers and morally-minded citizens. Through the School’s abiding belief in the combined power of intellect, empathy, and Judaism, students see themselves in personal as well as community contexts—fostering genuine creativity, purposeful action, and enduring friendships. The Adelson Educational Campus is a drug-free facility, providing random drug testing for all high school students and faculty members. AEC students graduate as concerned, perceptive, engaged thinkers, fully prepared for post-secondary study at top universities. Equally important, AEC students espouse the intellectual and personal fortitude to embrace—and enhance—a world of accelerated change.
 

Great Start to School Year!

News Type:  Alumni News Lower School News Upper School News Startup Incubator News Date:  Friday, August 16, 2019 Byline:  Matt Boland
 
Students who attend the Adelson Educational Campus experience many advantages, including superb facilities, dedication to advanced academic programming, a safe and drug free campus, small classroom sizes inspiring individualized attention, and direct access to highly qualified teachers. At AEC, students receive more effective instruction, but more importantly, educators get to really know their students. Our teachers understand what our students need to thrive academically, socially, and reach their full potential. We call this the Adelson Advantage. We pride ourselves on what makes our school unique and exceptional. Throughout the school year we will showcase these advantages with stories of our students, faculty, and academic programming. These advantages instill a feeling of PRIDE. The pride we have for our school and for our community.
 
As we enter the 2019-2020 school year, we have many new and exciting things to celebrate. For starters, our new Head of School, Dr. David Portnoy, has arrived and is already making connections with the AEC community. You can find him outside the dome entrance every school day from 7:20am-8:00am, waving and greeting students and families. In case you missed Dr. Portnoy’s announcement as Head of School, read it here.  
 
Lilach Bluevise, who was announced as the principal for both Lower and Upper School, has already begun inspiring the faculty and students to go above and beyond this school year. The feeling of school pride and positive momentum going into the new school year, is a direct result of Ms. Bluevise’s leadership and enthusiasm. Read Ms. Bluevise’s announcement as the new all-school principal.
 
During the summer, the school hallways and classrooms were full of activity as Summer Camp at AEC was once again a huge success! Our summer camp provides an excellent experience for AEC students, creating fun memories and bonding experiences with classmates and faculty. Notice the two group photos (right) showcasing how much our camp has grown over the past two summers. 
 
Todd Peters, AEC’s chief of security and safety, has been busy over the summer adding additional security features, hiring new security staff, and continues to improve security protocols. During the summer break, AEC Security added 27 new cameras to the perimeter wall of the campus property.  The cameras provide added coverage of the exterior wall; inside and outside the property. Camera analytics will instantly alert Security to anyone trying to scale the wall or anyone attempting to enter campus property. Please help us in welcoming Charles Payne to the AEC Security Team.  Charles comes to AEC from Schecter School and has 10 years experience working security at Temple Beth Shalom. The security and safety of our students, faculty, and families is paramount. AEC security will continue to make any and all necessary improvements to keep us all safe.

This Week in Lower School 8/12-8/16 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, August 16, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
Welcome Back to School!
The Lower School welcomed an excited group of students this first week of school. Students were reunited with their friends and many new children. The hallways were buzzing with excitement and our students and teachers are ready for a great year of learning and fun. We look forward to the many wonderful experiences that the school year will have in store for our students. 
 
Ms. Valerie Maternity Leave

With so many new experiences and excitement happening this week, we wanted to take a moment and wish our amazing Lower School office manager, Ms. Valerie Irizari, all the best as she goes on maternity leave starting Monday, August 19. We are all so excited for the Irizari family and wish them a very happy delivery, and we can't wait to see their sweet "bundle of joy." Starting this Monday, we are happy to announce Dalyn Brueggemann and Kay Hickcox will be filling in as support until Valerie returns. 

Teacher In-Service Week
We had an enriching In-service week for faculty the week of August 5. The Leadership Teams chose to focus this year on AEC PRIDE - with faculty, parents, and students. We are focusing on 3 areas of AEC pride: pride in our community, pride in excellence, and pride in our Jewish values and Israel. Teachers participated in a fun scavenger hunt as a bonding experience and to help become more familiar with different resources of the school. They also danced! Watch the video.
 

Save the date: 

8/21 - Preschool Back to School Night 5:30pm - View Flyer
8/26 - 8/30  P.E. Swim. 
8/28 - K-5 Back to School Night 5:30pm 
8/30 - Rosh Chodesh (Challah Bake)
9/2 - Labor Day - No School
9/9 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am details and registration to follow
9/13 - Picture Day for Students
9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Family Fun Day - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - View Flyer
 

This Week in Lower School 5/13-5/17 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, May 17, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
“The sun will come out tomorrow!”
It has been almost 42 years to the day that Annie opened on Broadway (April 21, 1977). This uplifting story of optimism has captivated audiences young and old, and we were excited and grateful to have had the opportunity to share it with the Adelson Educational Campus. Our dear Annie and her friends teach us valuable lessons that apply to our lives-- mainly that the sun will come out tomorrow. A better day always lies ahead of you, especially if you stay optimistic and keep your friends around you. Occasionally, life offers some hard-knocks, but how you deal with it and who you do it with makes a world of difference. The characters in our production come to learn that a smile really is the best accessory for any look. It can change your outlook on life and maybe even the outcome of events. A smile brings happiness to those who share it and those who receive it. We wish for you that you will continue to wear your smile happily, just like Annie.We thank our amazing community for all of their support from the first auditions in September to our amazing performance in May. Thank you to our supportive parents, our upper school student helpers, and our dedicated and talented teachers who worked with students on stage and backstage during this year-long production.
 
Shabbat Performance: Macholohet
This morning,  our Kindergarten - 7th grade students enjoyed a performance and interactive dancing with a dance company from Israel named Macholohet. It was wonderful listening to Israeli music and watching professional dancers. The students were able to ask questions to our guest performers and to learn about the different experiences that these dancer have.  Macholohet is a private dance school that was established 12 years ago out of a desire to give expression to the field of dance in the city of Ashkelon and in all of the southern region. The older group participated in performances in Israel and abroad a few days ago and the band returned just from an international dance festival in Thailand. In the last four years, the Jewish community in Los Angeles and the Mati organization have been in partnership with the band. This is the fourth year that the band will arrive for a tour as part of the Memorial Day Ceremonies and Independence Day celebrations in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
 
Baby Bears and Pandas End of Year Celebration
The Baby Bears and Baby Pandas enjoyed a fun “parent and me” end of year celebration on Thursday. Parents, teachers, and students sat on the floor and sang songs together in this wonderful gathering that had real feel of community. The celebration continued on to the classroom where we were able to enjoy refreshments and reflect about how wonderful the school year has been for our Baby Bears and Baby Pandas. Thank you to our Baby Bears and Pandas teachers for such an amazing year. View Photos
 
Green Caterpillars and Green Frogs End of Year show
Our little Caterpillars and Frogs and their parents enjoyed a wonderful celebration where the students sang songs about shapes, letters, kindness, diversity, and colors; all elements of their curriculum.  They were very proud to show their parents how much they have learned over the course of the year. The celebration continued to their classrooms with refreshments and parents were presented with their child’s year long work portfolio. Thank you to our wonderful 2s teachers for such an amazing year.  View photos
 
Project Beyond Junior Shark Tank
Our Project Beyond Junior students had the opportunity to participate in their very own Shark Tank experience. Based on the popular television show, “Shark Tank” where business owners present their product to investors in hopes of striking a deal to help build their company and to promote their product. Our PBJ students created their own products and pitched it to the “Sharks” (Mr. Kelly and Ms. McCue). Great job to these creative and innovative children, who worked very hard on this project. Thank you Ms. Oshins for leading an amazing year in Project Beyond Junior.   A full update with photos and results will be featured next week.
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see the registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

Monday May 20 - JK End of Year program 8:30am in Theater. Refreshments in dining commons to follow. -See Flyer
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up Program.
Wednesday May 22 - 3s End of Year Program 8:30am in Theater. -See Flyer
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:00am Shabbat and closing celebration for entire Lower School in the theater. -See Flyer
Early dismissal 11:15am PS ; 11:30 K-5
 

This Week in Lower School 5/6-5/10, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, May 10, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team

Yom HaZikaron
Our students from grades 3rd-5th learned about the tradition of the siren and moments of silence on this special day. They learned how long two minutes in silence can be as a way to reflect and memorialize. They were able to watch how everything in Israel stops as the siren sounds, and we listened for two minutes in class. We also discussed why the day is observed right before Yom Ha’aztmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Our fifth graders also participated in a moving memorial commemoration held by our Upper School.                                
               
Yom Ha’atzmaut  
On Thursday, we celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.  Our preschool through 5th grade started the day with a Yom Ha’atzmaut performance by Rinat Ponponi.  We enjoyed listening to and signing along many popular Israeli songs. Our Preschool students continued their morning with a “tour of Israel”, visiting various cities as they moved from room to room throughout the morning.  They visited Jerusalem, where they built the kotel (the Western Wall); they worked on a kibbutz milking cows and feeding chickens; in Eilat, they swam at the beach and played with sand and water; visiting the shuk (market) was exciting, as our students shopped for goods as they explored the crowded and noisy environment of the Israeli marketplace.  They especially loved the Israeli cafe and the delicious pita and watermelon. K-5 students continued with an opening ceremony, which included greetings from our old/ current and next years shinshinim. PLAY VIDEO
 
Our assembly ended with a wonderful marching parade in the theater. It was very powerful when we sang Hatikva together with our flags raised high. The students helped decorating their own Israeli snacks at snack time, and for lunch they experienced a real taste of Israel with falaffel, hummus, vegetables, shawarma and more. Up until lunch our students were busy visiting stations which included: a taste of the Israeli Army, Israeli sports games, Israeli Bingo, and Israeli dancing. We all had a fun and educational day. VIEW PHOTOS
 
Hoover Dam Field Trip
Fourth grade students visited the Hoover Dam this week.  This year, students learned about Nevada state history in Social Studies and energy in Science.  The Hoover Dam was an exciting destination to see both topics of study come to life. Students were amazed by the turbines powering California, Nevada, and Arizona on the Power Plant Tour, and everyone enjoyed walking across the dam into Arizona. Students also spent time in the museum and scenic overlooks learning about the sheer size and scope of this magnificent feat of engineering.   
 
3rd Grade Native American Presentation
Friday was the culminating third-grade presentation which was a celebration of their social studies unit focusing on the regions of the United States. The third-grade students presented their final Native American projects to family members and students from second and fourth grades. This integrated unit included reading literature and poetry, math, art, science, technology, music, and even cooking. Through this experiential approach, students gained knowledge of history and further enhanced their social studies and language arts skills.
 
After learning about the tribes that lived in various regions, each student chose to study a tribe of their own. As a special treat this year, third-grader Addison Kelly chose to study the Shawnee tribe; a tribe of which she is an official member as she is 1/8 Shawnee. The projects included a student-created, three-dimensional tribal village to show habitat, environment, homes, and lifestyle of the tribe. Students created a multimedia presentation using the Prezi program, which they shared with the class. After taking an online quiz to find out their personal spirit animal, student designed a spirit animal using the program Tinkercad. The students then brought their spirit animals to life with the 3-D printers in the Startup Incubator. The student displays included an extensive portfolio and tribe artifacts. Along with their amazing projects, students shared an authentic Native American dance and song.
Many thanks go out to the Adelson staff members who helped make this presentation possible: Lisa Berg and Elizabeth Botnick for the songs and dances; Debbie Levy for the totem poles; Rachel Ziter for the technology assistance; and Susan Tecktiel for the year-long support and helping with the presentation set-up.
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see the registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

May 14, May 15 - Annie Kids musical - See flyer  BUY TICKETS
Thursday May 16 Baby Bears and Baby Pandas End of Year Program 8:15am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classroom to follow. -See Flyer
Friday May 17 - Project Beyond Junior “Shark Tank” 2pm in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in dining commons to follow.
Friday May 17 - 2s end of the year program 9am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classrooms to follow.  -See Flyer
Monday May 20 - JK End of Year program 8:30am in Theater. Refreshments in dining commons to follow. -See Flyer
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up Program. -See Flyer
Wednesday May 22 - 3s End of Year Program 8:30am in Theater. -See Flyer
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:00am Shabbat and closing celebration for entire Lower School in the theater. -See Flyer
Early dismissal 11:15am PS ; 11:30 K-5
 

Las Vegas Review-Journal Academic Excellence

News Type:  Alumni News Lower School News Upper School News Date:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 Byline:  Matt Boland
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence program is designed to recognize 1st thru 12th grade students in Southern Nevada who exhibit academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship and leadership in and out of the classroom. To be eligible, a student must demonstrate some or all of the following pillars: Academic Excellence, Responsibility, Leadership, Extracurricular Activity/Community Service.
 
We are proud to announce two AEC Lower School students were recognized for their academic and community achievements: Mazel Tov!
 
ETHAN COHEN
4th Grade
Adelson Educational Campus
Ethan Cohen is a 4th grader at Adelson Educational Campus. He currently has a 4.0 GPA and is in numerous activities. Ethan recently spoke at a school gathering where he declared, “Everyone is a legend in their own way, especially if you believe you can make another person smile”. Kim Cooper said “Recognizing the part of himself that can be quite introverted, he actively seeks out ways to force himself to grow. Whether it’s participating in early morning math and coding classes at school, campaigning for a role on student council, or auditioning for the school musical. Ethan is continually pushing himself far out of his comfort zone; in doing so he has discovered so much about himself and his own potential!”
 
RACHEL SUPER
 5th Grade
Adelson Educational Campus
Rachel Super is a 5th grader at Adelson Educational Campus. She currently has a 4.0 GPA and has received several achievement awards for science. She is on the school’s swim and cross country team. Rachel is an active member in her synagogue youth group and participates in a program that helps with the homeless in Southern Nevada. “Rachel has maintained all A’s in her rigorous class load, which includes a foreign language, religious studies, technology, art, science, along with humanities, math, social studies and physical education. She is extremely dependable and others know they can depend on her for group projects” said Jill Super.
 
 
 
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