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Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, May 4, 2018
May truly seems to have brought spring with it! Students are spending time outdoors as they enjoy not only our traditional Field Day, but also Lag Ba’Omer. Lag Ba’Omer is a holiday where we are encouraged to spend time outside to enjoy the beauty of the natural world and bonfires are lit in celebration.   Lag Ba’omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, the counting of the days between Passover to Shavuot. According to tradition, the ancient Romans refused to allow the Jews to study... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Thursday, May 3, 2018
  On Thursday, AEC Middle School honored students for academic excellence and achievement.  Academic excellence awards honor the student with the highest grade point average. Academic achievement awards honor student merit for showing outstanding educational growth, improvement, and commitment or intellectual development in their academic subject. View Photos. The President’s Award for Educational Excellence  The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes a student’s academic... Read More
Posted by Matt Boland on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
AEC Sophomore, Owen Retzer, will join SurgiCorps International as a non medical volunteer this summer. Surgicorps International provides free surgical and medical care to people in need in developing countries. Owen will join his parents in Guatemala, and is fundraising specifically for medical supplies for their trip. The Retzer family will hold a garage sale this weekend at their home and invite you to attend and also donate items to sell. Help support Owen and his mission to build a better... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 27, 2018
  At Adelson we believe in the power of an integrated curriculum. Our JK and 2nd graders have both had events this week that focus on their current units of study, units which expanded into every academic subject.   Our 2nd graders have been learning all about symbols; in particular symbols of the United States, Israel, and Nevada.  Symbols have a deep impact on us as a society, giving us something to rally around and something that is instantly recognizable.  Math, social studies, science... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 20, 2018
Our students celebrated Israel this week with Yom Ha’azmaut,  Israel’s Independence Day! Israel is celebrating 70 years since becoming an independent state in 1948, and here at Adelson we observed that with RUACH (spirit) and much joy. Students played games such as a giant Shoots and Ladders, created art, participated in Israeli dances, and learned cool trivia facts.   Watch the video: Lower School Yom Ha’azmaut Celebration. View Photos: Lower School Yom Ha’azmaut | Preschool Yom Ha’... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, April 20, 2018
Upper School students also celebrated Yom Ha'azmaut on Thursday with an afternoon of fun and special activities to honor Israel's 70th Birthday. Grades 6-12 started off in the auditorium for a lighting ceremony and then cheered a spirited performance by the Lower School students.  Students enjoyed a delicious Israeli themed lunch with games and activities, followed by Israeli trivia and sports. To view Yom Hashanah photos, click here. UPPER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT On Tuesday, we made... Read More
Posted by Matt Boland on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Dear Adelson Campus Families and Friends,    The Board of Trustees and I are writing to you today to announce my retirement as of June 30, 2019.  At that time, I will have completed 36 years in education, and 4 years as your Head of School, which has been a major highlight in my career.    The decision to retire is solely based on my desire to spend time and enjoy my husband, children and grandchildren. As some of you may already know, I was previously planning to retire back in 2015;... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, April 13, 2018
Welcome back! After a relaxing two weeks of Spring Break, our students are back in the swing of things with a week dedicated to remembrance and doing good deeds. Students have gone above and beyond with Tikkun Olam focused activities, giving them the opportunity to take part in giving back to the community.   Our students took part in Good Deeds Day on Friday. Good Deeds Day is part of a national movement, encouraging students to aid their global community. Our students picked causes to... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, March 23, 2018
Passover is a special time where we remember not only the biblical story of Moses and Exodus but also the gift of family and togetherness. Students learned about this holiday through song, theater, research, and taking an active role in the Seders. This helps continue the tradition of Passover as a family event.During our educational learning process of Passover, we saw a spiral growth from grade to grade. Our youngest preschool students (18 months and 2’s) experienced being part of the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 23, 2018
UPPER SCHOOL Congratulations to the cast and crew of High School Musical on a memorable and entertaining production! Thanks to Ms. Dingle, Mr. Phillipus, Ms. Levy, Ms. Berg,and Ms. Waldman for all of their hard work and dedication! View High School Musical photos.   Have a happy and rejuvenating spring break and Pesach.   MIDDLE SCHOOL The 7th grade class volunteered today at Three Square Food Bank. They toured the facility and lear  ned about the important work that Three Square Food... Read More