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Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 14, 2018
The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called Aseret Yemei Tshuva- the ten days of repentance. During these days we reflect on our actions and behaviors. Our fourth graders have studied the seven steps of repentance and applied them to daily life situations.   In Kabbalat Shabbat they shared the steps with us. Understanding:  We understand that we did something wrong/bad. Stop: We stop the bad behavior. Regret: We regret and reflect and think about how it was not a good... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 14, 2018
SPECIAL GUESTS Or Taicher, co-founder of Koolulam, visited AEC to talk to our students (3rd-12th grade) about how to inspire people to make the world a better place. Koolulam is a social-musical initiative aimed at strengthening the fabric of society. The project centers around mass singing events in which large groups of non-professionals come together to form a collaborative musical creation. Koolulam brings together people from all walks of life to do one thing: stop everything for a few... Read More
Posted by Lauren Eisenberg on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The results of the 2018 Israel Trip photo contest are in! Over the summer, approximately 10 AEC students participated in a photo contest during the school trip to Israel. The categories were People, Landscape, Lifestyle, and Best Overall. Criteria was based on best composition, color, exposure, creativity, and best expression of the category theme. The competition was judges by Mr. Herringshaw (Digital Media) and our Shinshiniot, Noam and Lilach.  The judges did not know what students... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 7, 2018
The Lower School hallways and classrooms are alive with the spirit of the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah.  All of our students participated in Rosh Hashanah seders and had the opportunity to taste many foods that are special for the holiday.     Our baby bears took a “field trip” to our very own pomegranate tree on campus. After looking at how the fruit grows, they looked at the inside. The two year old classes read Rosh Hashanah is Coming as part of their literature based approach.  ... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 7, 2018
Guest Speaker in AP Psychology and Biomedical Science Class On Friday, Mr. Sean Fox visited our Biomedical Sciences course and our AP Psychology course. As an engineer with the Henderson Fire Department, Mr. Fox has had a variety of experiences from fires, medical calls to counseling first responders. He shared some of his experiences with us and answered questions from the students.   Guest speaker- Financial Math Colin Christy from UBS financial spoke to the Financial Math class.  We... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 31, 2018
We are so proud of our student leaders, who are modeling Tikkun Olam to our younger grades! 5th graders have taken the lead during Shabbat by inspiring our parents and students to give Tzedakah. They created beautiful Tzedakah boxes to collect the weekly Tzedakah.   As part of their Tikkun Olam, they are learning about different not for profit organizations, and  learning skills to support them. They are learning to manage their collection and distribution of Tzedakah money, such as... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 31, 2018
Here at Adelson we not only value our student’s academic accomplishments, but also those who display stellar values.  This year in the Upper School will are recognizing students who are living every day with Mensch like characteristics.                                  Sarah B & Agam I “A Mensch is many things and one simple thing.  A mensch does what is right because it is right towards family, towards strangers, at home and in public.  When people behave with honesty, integrity,... Read More
Posted by Las Vegas Israelite on Thursday, August 30, 2018
THE ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS  Blazing the Academic Trail    The Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is again blazing the trail in its pursuit of excellence in Values, Academics & Community. The only preschool through 12th grade Jewish Day School in the state of Nevada, AEC launched the 2018-19 school year with three progressive and ambitious Upper School academic initiatives that address the manner in which today’s 21st century student receives, processes, and maximizes information... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 24, 2018
  The Lower School students are excited to greet the new year soon. We have been 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 holiday and year. The Shofar is blown every day during Elul.   This week we focused on the Shofar when our 3rd graders experienced making real Shofars. They learned about the process of how to make a shofar: from which animal horns... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 24, 2018
  Our 9th and 10th grade students returned this afternoon from the Utah  Shakespeare Festival, in Cedar City, Utah. Students participated in a workshop focusing on Shakespearean text, saw The Merchant of Venice at The Engelstad Theatre, and participated in a seminar about The Merchant of Venice with the staff at the festival.   The Middle School continued their new initiative, "Friday Seminars," with new topics to allow students the opportunity to dive deep into specific academic and... Read More