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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 7, 2020
Pride in Excellence Our 6th and 7th grade Hebrew classes “visited” Israel as a culminating activity finishing their online program.  Students visited five different places and in each place the students learned what is special about that location. First, we visited Mt. Hermon and the students created snow globes. In Jerusalem, the students wrote notes to put on the Western Wall (HaKotel). The kibbutz was more challenging as the students had to "milk a cow.”  Before we got to visit Eilat,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
100th Day of School Event + Food Drive  The 100th Day of school is highlighted by our annual canned food drive. We challenged each class to collect 100 food items to be donated to local food pantries. Along with this component of Tikkun Olam there are many other opportunities for our students to learn with the 100th day of school. Our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students teamed up for their annual 100th day of school event. They participated in math centered stations which included... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
Pride in Excellence Ten of our High School students won awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Contest. They were honored and recognized at a prestigious ceremony at Springs Preserve, where their pieces are on display for the community to see until March 29, 2020.  Gold Key Writing winners were Liahm B., Gabriel H., Judah H., Isabella S. Silver Key winners were Liahm B., Jonah T., Michelle P. Honorable Mention winners were Itai B., Liahm B., Sarah B., Eden B., and Nicole M.,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 24, 2020
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students had the opportunity to attend an assembly on Friday centered around growth mindset.  The assembly introduces a cartoon boy named NED who is on a very important mission: to find his mindset. Led by clues and memorable characters, he overcomes Mt. Everest’s toughest obstacles, uncovers inner-treasures on a Caribbean island, and grows his brain while repairing a sputtering spaceship. Throughout the performance, our students discovered how to activate... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 24, 2020
Pride in Excellence The Humanities Department used Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality Cardboard Goggles to explore various topics in history including ancient Rome, Civil Rights Movement, and ancient civilizations. This activity allowed for exploration of the world virtually with VR technology bringing abstract concepts to life for our students.   Pride in Community This week during lunch, members of the Student Design Thinking Team conducted their first set of interviews to learn... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 17, 2020
Pride in Excellence This week, seniors Micah and Emily, as part of their ACE marketing internship, visited the Las Vegas Review-Journal for a private tour and professional marketing meeting. The tour was conducted by Jim Prather, Executive Director of Digital Programming, and Renee Summerour, Multimedia Journalist and Video Anchor. Did you know the LVRJ still has paper delivered by train and has its own train station located inside it’s facility, ceiling pipes filled ink running throughout... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 17, 2020
  The 5th grade students joined the 6th grade for a day on Mt. Potosi. The day started with a morning hike at Calico Basin where Mr. Koch spoke about TuB’Shvat and had the students draw metaphorical connections about the seeds that their parents and grandparents have planted for them. The trip continued on to Mt. Potosi where students participated in a plethora of activities that included TuB’Shvat tree building, improv, archery, origami, and a growth mindset activity. Students also had free... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 10, 2020
Attorney General Visit This week, our 5th grade students had two very special visitors. As part of their unit on government, Nevada Attorney General and former Nevada State Senator Aaron Ford and his First Assistant Kyle George (father of 5th Grade student Mackenzie) spent time with our 5th graders. They spent an hour discussing the U.S. Constitution and the branches of power that make up our government.    Preschool Igloo In Preschool, our classes are learning about the Winter season.... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 10, 2020
Pride in Jewish Values: Every year, on the 10th of Tevet in the Jewish calendar, we are fasting to commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temple. Our Kabbalat Shabbat was dedicated to this event in our Jewish history. Our students council led by Mrs Moyal and Mrs Levi-Agami put together a unique and detailed presentation, teaching us about these historical events when several Empires were trying to destroy our Jewish “Emunah” our Jewish faith. Mr. Samuel Hochman, working at the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 20, 2019
Hanukkah Shows  Thank you all for celebrating Hanukkah with us! It was a pleasure learning the Hanukkah story in a creative show led by our 5th graders, and enjoying the songs, dances, and foods together. We would like to thank our amazing teachers for putting such great programs together: Coach Lisa, Ms. Kearns, Mr. Philippus, Morah Miri, Morah Dina, Ms. Valerie, Ms. Kay, Ms. Levy, Ms. Moran Etzyoni (Parent), Rob Berg, the Hebrew teachers, and our amazing homeroom teachers - Todah And Happy... Read More

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