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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 20, 2019
Pride in Excellence: Already this semester in the first full-fledged year of the ACE program,  Seniors and some juniors presented status updates on their ACE projects to an audience of peers, mentors, and administrators.  It is gratifying and inspiring to see the variety of interests students have within their majors as well as the depth of knowledge, thought, and learning they are gaining as a result of their projects.  In this first semester of this year long experience, students have... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 13, 2019
Preschool Latke Making  On Thursday, the 2s through Junior Kindergarten students had the opportunity to try latkes. Students joined members of our PTO in the dining commons where Ms. Miri inspired everyone with her latke making skills. They also had fun working on Hanukkah coloring sheets and spinning Dreidels. Thank you to the wonderful PTO volunteers and Ms. Miri for helping with this holiday experience for the children.    4th Grade Wax Museum  For the past month in fourth grade,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 13, 2019
Pride in Excellence: Congratulations to the AEC Fine Arts Department! Turnout for the Upper School Fall Production, The World of Sholom Aleichem far exceeded expectations. The courageous cast and crew, most of whom had never worked on a non-musical production before, rose to the unique challenge and delivered two powerful performances this week. View photos!   Upper School Exam Information: Semester exams will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting December 16.  There... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 6, 2019
Pride in Excellence This week in 9th grade Humanities, students worked in the Startup Incubator where they faced a design challenge to create Greek masks using cardboard, duct tape, hot glue, and paint. The project was a joint effort between the humanities and technology departments and used the Stanford design thinking process. Each student researched a different character from Ancient Greece or Ancient Judea in order to design and construct their mask based on that character's philosophy,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 6, 2019
  T-Shirt Design Contest  Congratulations to 5th Grader Samy Hahamy for winning the annual Lower School T-shirt design contest. Students had to design a T-shirt based on this year’s yearbook theme “Endless Possibilities.” There were over 60 submissions this year and it was very difficult finding a winner with all of the wonderful designs. Congrats Samy!    Book Fair  Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is currently taking place. Each class has the opportunity to visit the fair and students... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Shabbat/shows We had a heartwarming and enriching week in Lower School! Today we enjoyed wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations with our students and their families. Our students celebrated the holiday through dancing, singing, and eating traditional foods. It is a culmination of the fall and Thanksgiving unit and we are thankful that we get to celebrate with our families. We are very excited to continue with our Thanksgiving celebrations with our JK Thanksgiving show on Tuesday... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 22, 2019
Pride in Jewish Values Lead by Student Council in conjunction with National Honors Society, 28 high school students volunteered their after school time this Tuesday evening to pack over 4500 bags of food for Las Vegas’s children in need through Three Square’s Backpack for Kids program.   As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, where we focus on expressing our thanks, gratitude and shift our thoughts to thinking of others less fortunate than us, we took time in Kabbalat Shabbat to hear... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 15, 2019
Veterans Day We honored our Veterans this past Monday by holding a special Veterans Day program and invited 14 Veterans and active duty service men and women to our campus. We started the program with the entire school huddled around the flagpole participating in the traditional raising of the American flag followed by Tapps and a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, which was performed by our Upper School band. Each military guest then proceeded to an assigned classroom and gave a... Read More
Posted by upper School Team on Friday, November 15, 2019
Pride in Community The High School Student Council prepared and led an action-packed, spirit-filled 1950s-era pep rally for Upper School students on Thursday. The pep rally included student, parent, and faculty games, as well as audience participation ending with a Middle School versus High School rock-paper-scissor tournament.  Students enjoyed being with each other and celebrating our wonderful and spirited community. View photos   The Middle School Student Council participated in a... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 8, 2019
Student council elections took place on Tuesday, November 5th. 16 nominees from grades 3rd - 5th ran amazing campaigns over the past month  in hopes of being elected to Student Council. Nominees were required to write an essay outlining why they felt they are a good fit for student council and what their vision is for representing the Lower School. From there, nominees learned about the different facets of running a campaign, which included marketing, creating a vision, and  ultimately an... Read More