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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 11, 2019
Pride in Excellence Chemistry students have been exploring the field of astrochemistry, examining how stars make elements and how astrochemists measure the properties of stars. Today, one student group presented their final project by teaching the class about the light spectra emitted by stars. The group then led the class through a lab experience, allowing their classmates to observe how the light emitted by a star shows what elements are in that particular star. To demonstrate the concept... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, October 4, 2019
Pride in Excellence  3rd grade Field Trip to Springs Preserve  This week, our third grade students went on a field trip to Springs Preserve  to enhance their year-long study of Native Americans. While at Springs Preserve, they had the opportunity to see a Paiute village and learn more about the culture and daily life of this tribe. They began their tour by learning how the natural spring on that site brought life to the desert and later created the city we now inhabit.  As the students... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 4, 2019
  Pride in Jewish Values Our Shabbat service was dedicated to Yom Kippur. We enjoyed inspiring words of Torah by Aviel P, and learned the rituals and special songs for Yom Kippur. We wish all our students, faculty, and families a wonderful Shabbat and a meaningful Yom Kippur. Shana Tova and Chatimah Tovah (May you be inscribed in the Book of Life).   Pride in Community The AEC community is proud to gather again this year for the annual Tashlich Family Tradition this Sunday at Floyd... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 27, 2019
Pride in Excellence  Kindergarten started their social studies unit of “Me on the Map.”  The students will learn about their community, city, state, and country.  To start the unit, the students have read books about community, which tied into their field trip to Albertsons this week. This field trip is an example of an interdisciplinary approach to a unit of study. The students focused on geography by learning about where different foods come from and the nutritional value that they carry.... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 27, 2019
Pride in Community In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the 8th grade class learned how to bake a honey cake and had to come up with a different melody to a well-known Hebrew song for the holiday. Students were judged for their Hebrew knowledge and songs by Ms. Bluevise, Mr. Edery, Ms. Rudaizky and the Shinshinim. It was a wonderful celebration of a great recipe, Hebrew, and baking together, and the students took home their own cakes to share with their families. The Hebrew department would like... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 20, 2019
  Pride in Excellence  First grade went on a fun and engaging field trip to The Natural History Museum.  Students explored the prehistoric life, marine life, and wild Nevada galleries. The students learned about the different habitats as well as how animals adapt to their environment.  Many of the first graders were asking when they can visit the museum again.   Our first grade authors had the opportunity to share their first published narrative pieces with parents and guests at their... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 20, 2019
Students in grades 7-12 each had an exciting three days full of fun, learning, and bonding! Grades 7-8 traveled to Zion Ponderosa Ranch in Utah where they focused on nature, Judaism and building a strong community. Grades 9-10 traveled to Los Angeles, experiencing and witnessing their AEC majors in action. Grades 11-12 also traveled to Los Angeles, visiting three colleges, with some fun alumni meet ups along the way. The entire  High School enjoyed their time in Los Angeles, coming together... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, September 13, 2019
  Pride in Excellence  On Tuesday 9/17, our 1st graders will be attending the first field trip of the year for the Lower School. They will be attending the Las Vegas Natural History Museum as part of their units on climates. Field trips are a very important aspect of our curriculum and the experiential learning process. Field trips enhance the learning process by making connections outside of the classroom and allowing students to experience a specific unit of study first-hand. All of our... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 13, 2019
Pride in Community AEC theater students are not only learning theatrical arts, they are also developing and  practicing important life skills. The students played a spirited game of 'Baby Steps.' This activity takes teamwork, clear communication, and active listening in order for the person blindfolded to successfully make it across the room, not touching any obstacle that might be in the way following the other students' verbal directions.     7th and 8th graders are getting ready for... Read More
Posted by Kurt McGinnis on Friday, September 13, 2019
High School volleyball picked up a win vs Word of Life yesterday to move to 2-3. Volleyball Photos vs. Doral Red Rock     Boys Tennis is now 4-2. Girls Tennis is 3-3.   Middle School cross country had their first meet yesterday. Five of our runners finished in the top 10.   Lennox Finkelstein- 9th in 5/6 boys Ilan Barshishat-6th in 7/8 boys Adam Lasry-7th in 7/8 boys Kenley Gowdy-4th in 7/8 girls Noya Boldur-9th in 7/8 girls   High School cross country will have their first... Read More