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Posted by Upper School team on Friday, March 27, 2020
  Pride in Community This week in Theatre Arts classes, AEC students experienced virtual visits with three of Mr. D’s former students who are now industry professionals, highlighting the accessibility and realities of careers in the Arts.  The high school Technical Theatre class had a visit from Rachel Goodman, a professional Stage Manager for shows at Universal Studios and freelance production assistant at various Los Angeles theaters. Full disclosure -- she’s also Mr. D’s niece.  The... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 27, 2020
Remote Learning Week 2  In week two of our remote learning, we have seen our community connect beyond the academic demands of our school. With the tool of video conferencing, our teachers have connected our students with their social-emotional well-being at mind. Our cheery preschool students connected for video chats for circle time, share time, and Shabbat. It was inspiring to see the joy and happiness on the faces of our youngest students as they were able to see their class together for... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Since 7th grade, sophomore Judah Hafter had dreamed of winning a gold medal in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contest. This year, he achieved that dream with his photography. Through the digital media studio in the Adelson Educational Campus Startup Incubator, as well as the mentorship of his teacher, Mr. Tobin Herringshaw, Judah created an entire portfolio of food photography for his AP Photography class. The winning photograph, titled "Discovering Blue", was part of that... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Pride in Excellence and Community Three weeks ago, we began discussions with faculty and students about the need to prepare for an anticipated school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Teachers made emergency lesson plans as well as packets and resources in the event of a school closure, and students were told to bring home all materials each day.  Thursday, March 12th, the news came to close the school, and on that Friday, teachers, administrators, and IT worked together at school and... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Three weeks ago, we began discussions with faculty and students about the need to prepare for an anticipated school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Teachers made emergency lesson plans as well as packets and resources in the event of a school closure, and students were told to bring home all materials each day.  Thursday, March 12th, the news came to close the school, and on that Friday, teachers, administrators, and IT worked together at school and from home to prepare for remote... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
  Purim This week, we celebrated a festive Purim, as we saw students and staff dress up in their creative costumes on this joyous holiday. The Kindergarten through 4th-grade started their day with the annual Purim play put on by the 3rd-grade students, performed in English and Hebrew. Next, we listened to the Megillah reading by our Upper School students. We then fulfilled the Purim Mitzvah Matanot Leevionim (gifts for people in need) by packing the food we collected on the 100th day of... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
Pride in Excellence: Middle School students broke out their artistic side this week while learning about the hidden themes of Purim and mistaken identity. They made masks to wear to their Masquerade Ball spring dance, which gave them a chance to be creative while exploring the Purim holiday.    High School Freshman, Elize I., developed a series of instant challenges for sixth-grade students designed to build and grow their success skills in teamwork. Elize led a group of sixth-grade Earth... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Reading Week  This year's Reading Week theme was "Saddle Up and Read!" We were happy to see so many of our Lower School students participate in our Western-wear dress-up day on Wednesday. Our preschool students enjoyed our numerous guest readers throughout the week. We were thrilled to bring in award-winning and esteemed authors Dori Weinstein and Terri Farley. Our kindergartners also visited the Summerlin Library, and the 1st graders interacted in our school library with furry therapy dogs... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Pride in Excellence Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone!  Students, families, and community members laughed at the humor and cheered them on through three successful performances this week.  Each of the students involved demonstrated true theatrical professionalism, and we can’t wait until the next show! View Photos   7th grader Genevieve B. has passed the qualifying test and will represent our school at the Nevada State Geography Bee on March 27th! She will be... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
First Grade Fairy Tale Performance First grade’s Fairy Tale unit has come to a fun and exciting end with the Readers Theater performance and Author celebration. The unit began weeks ago as students listened to various Fairy Tales. They compared and contrasted the story elements and brainstormed their own original Fairy Tale. Next, they wrote a Fairy Tale plan where they chose their characters, identified the problem, and provided a solution in their original work as well as the setting. The... Read More

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