Search form

All News

Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, September 17, 2020
Each week, we will highlight a specific grade level and a special in the Lower School. It is our goal to give a snapshot of the many wonderful things that are happening in all of our grade levels and specials.    First Grade Highlights As part of the year-long social studies focus on habitats, our 1st grade students have begun the unit on desert habitats. We start with desert habitats because it is the most relatable to us living in Las Vegas and we have loved hearing the students' stories... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  A Logo in the (Print)Making By Rhy Robinson Sixth grade students have been designing their own personal brand logos! The process kicked off by discussing how images can say a lot without words. The students then made lists of ideas and objects that make up “who they are,” and “what defines them,” such as the love of a sport or joy in playing an instrument. They then explored how to use color and shape to build and communicate simplified, recognizable images of those identifiers. Next,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 11, 2020
Each week, we will highlight a specific grade level and a special in the Lower School. It is our goal to give a snapshot of the many wonderful things that are happening in all of our grade levels and specials.    5th Grade Highlights:  As part of the 5th grade Social Studies unit on colonization, our students were able to see how history can come alive through experiential education. Our 5th graders joined with their fellow colonists for a colonization simulation. Students rolled dice to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 11, 2020
Student Council Election Results The Adelson Student Council (StuCo) is a student leadership organization that is central to our school community. Guided by faculty advisor, Abby Moyal, StuCo just conducted its first major event of the school year: it ran digital elections! Ms. Moyal shares, “Student Council is responsible for planning events to promote school spirit and unity among peers. In this unique and challenging year, this team is excited to think creatively for the benefit of the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 4, 2020
Back to School Nights  Thank you to all of the parents who joined us virtually for our Back to School Nights this week. Although in a virtual setting, we achieved the same goals as always of highlighting the educational work and sharing the structure and philosophy that drives the educational process here at AEC. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you were unable to attend the session. They will be able to share the recording/slides or answer any questions that you may have.   ... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 4, 2020
Mandarin Opens Up Worlds Learning a world language -- other than our own -- opens our minds and hearts to other cultures, facilitates communication with a larger segment of humanity, and provides insight to ourselves. Adelson offers students three world language options -- Hebrew, Spanish, and Mandarin -- and will provide additional choices, including American Sign Language, in the coming years.   Our Mandarin teacher, Yuping Sun, uses a variety of techniques to teach her students, noting... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 28, 2020
Fourth Grade Highlights  Ms. Cherney and Ms. Morris’ classes have hit the ground running. In language arts, fourth graders have been exploring how writers make words come alive with figurative language. Students have practiced identifying idioms, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, and personification through the use of mentor texts, poetry, and songs. In social studies, students have kicked off their study of our state and learned geography concepts by making physical and political maps of... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 28, 2020
  Judaism Informs These Trying Times We are finally together again, boots on the ground, for the 2020-21 school year! The year looks different than any previous school year, and we know that while most students and teachers are exhilarated by this tempered freedom, some members of our school community are struggling with the constraints we must observe to maintain safety. Inbar Levi-Agami, our High School Lead teacher for Jewish Studies reflects on our current condition through a cultural... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, August 21, 2020
It was a fantastic week in the Lower School. Students are settling into their daily routines and are acclimating nicely to our new safety protocols. We can see that our students are focused and excited to be in the classroom. Our teachers are working diligently to deliver quality instruction and programming in creative ways and we look forward to a wonderful year together. We would also like to thank our parents for your commitment to helping us launch a successful start to the school year... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 21, 2020
  Celebrate Diverse Scientists Scientists, like our students, are a diverse and interesting bunch. Learning about their many professional fields and career paths opens windows of opportunity through which students can see themselves as scientists. That’s why two colleagues from Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences started the I am a Scientist initiative, “to help students connect with scientists of diverse backgrounds and, ultimately, break down barriers that keep some... Read More

Pages