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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 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
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019
AEC high school students and faculty partners with the Lauder Javne School, an independent Jewish Day School in Budapest, Hungary. VIEW PHOTOS   The High School Morim Limmud, sponsored by SOS International Enriching Jewish Identity, is a five-year international educational exchange and professional development opportunity for American and European Jewish day schools. Each U.S. school partners with a Central or Eastern European school for the duration of the program, which includes a series... Read More
Posted by Ben Koch, Upper School Assistant Principal on Friday, November 8, 2019
  AEC students have a tremendous advantage with access to a best in class 5000 sqft technology lab called the Startup Incubator. Digital media, robotics, 3D printing are signature features, and this year, our 7th graders are engaged in a yearlong series of 3D printing projects connected to their Judaics curriculum. Their current project is to create Shabbat sets for each Preschool classroom.     At their first meeting in August, Mr. Mayron and Ms. Ziter led students to draft logos for each... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 1, 2019
On Wednesday, Second graders went on their first field trip to The Clark County Wetlands Park. The students experienced an immersive, hands on learning experience as they were introduced to the wildlife of the wetlands. They each participated in a scavenger hunt in which they found plants such as the cottonwood tree and desert mistletoe, animals such as a dragonfly and a beaver, and even evidence of animal life such as burrows and coyote scat! One highlight of the Field Trip was traipsing... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, October 24, 2019
This week, our Kindergarten classes continued their study of community with a field trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch. With this experiential learning opportunity our students were able to explore some of the oldest buildings in Nevada, which included a sandstone cabin, blacksmith shop, and the historic ranch house. They also learned about the early pioneers who developed the area and the celebrities who used it as a retreat. With the ranger guided tour, our students also learned about the local... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, October 18, 2019
Sukkot Experience Many of our Preschool families enjoyed a wonderful Sukkot Experience on Thursday night. Each grade level had the opportunity to sing Sukkot themed songs and dance with their teachers in front of friends and family. We said the blessing and shook the 4 species (Lulav, Etrog, arava, hadas) together as a community. Additionally, there were interactive stations that included arts and crafts, story time, building blocks, and planting in the garden. The stations were led by our... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, October 11, 2019
Pride in Jewish Values  As our students transition from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a time of reflection and atonement, we now direct their attention to the joyous festivals of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. During this short holiday week, Lower School students participated in hands on learning as they decorated the four sukkahs we have on our campus with colorful and meaningful symbols of the holiday - interactive learning with the unique understanding of why we celebrate... 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 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

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