Lower School News News

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 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
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 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 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