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Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, February 14, 2019
AEC education is education for life! Our teachers and administrators are lifelong learners and tomorrow they will immerse themselves in a day of learning.  Highlights of the workshops include: Project Based Learning, Rabbinic Text Studies, Math workshops, Learning through the senses, etc. We are appreciative of this special time to learn as a community and to further develop our knowledge. It is meaningful for our students to understand that their teachers are students too and that learning... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 8, 2019
    2nd Grade Shabbat Performance Our 2nd graders have been learning about George Washington & Abraham Lincoln in preparation for President's Day.  After learning about both presidents, the students engaged in conversation about which was the best president. Although they still haven’t come to a conclusion, all agreed that both were great influential men that helped form the America of today.  During Shabbat the Lower School enjoyed watching the students who were dressed up as the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 1, 2019
5th Grade Shadow Day Moving from Lower School to Middle School can be both an exciting and a challenging experience for students academically, emotionally, and mentally. However, here at The Adelson Education Campus,  we have several programs implemented throughout the year to help prepare our fifth-grade students for a smoother transition. Since the beginning of the year, students have been placed as Tikkun Olam Leaders of the school, have been given more independence with their own... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 25, 2019
We had a wonderful short week at the Lower School! Today, during Shabbat, our wonderful and talented Kindergarten students performed a dance to teach us about colors and led the Lower School throughout the entire Shabbat experience. WATCH THE VIDEO   Our 4th and 5th graders enjoyed an engaging show at the Smith Center on Thursday - Innovation Nation Live! Based on the two-time Emmy Award-winning CBS Saturday morning TV show, this  production brings to life world-changing innovations. The... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 18, 2019
On Wednesday our 5th graders took a joint field trip with our 6th grade to Camp Potosi Pines. This was a wonderful opportunity for our two divisions to come together for a great day of activities.  Our students enjoyed a multitude of team building and Tu B‘ Shvat activities. They participated in archery, art, shelter building, sports and games, and reflection exercises. Thank you to the 6th grade for an amazing day on the mountain.  View Photos Our 5th graders are looking forward to more... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 11, 2019
We were so happy to see all our friends back from Winter Break and we are off to a great start to the second semester. We are fortunate to grow our school during the second semester. We welcomed our new Baby Pandas class, our new students who transferred from the Schechter school, and even students from NJ and LA - welcome to AEC!    At AEC we believe that education is not just about academics, but is about supporting our students in their journey in becoming good people- mensches- who care... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 21, 2018
  AEC 4th graders are thankful to AEC community for donating so many books to their book drive. Today they completed sorting and cleaning the books to be donated. Ms. Sara Silverberg, Sivan Bar Shishat’s  mother, joined them for the final activity of Tikkun Olam for this semester. Ms. Silverberg works at Gragson Elementary School to which the books will be delivered. This week the third and fourth grade Native speaking Hebrew class read a story called “Hasikah” from the Haverim B’ivrit... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Thursday, December 20, 2018
WELCOMING OUR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL!   The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is pleased to announce Dr. David Portnoy as its new Head of School as of July 1st, 2019. He will take the reins from the current Head, Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Ph.D, who retires at the end of this school year following four years of dedication and leadership at AEC.   Dr. Portnoy brings to the Adelson school a wealth of leadership experience in Jewish and independent school education, outstanding... Read More
Posted by Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Head of School on Thursday, December 20, 2018
LILACH BLUEVISE PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL OF BOTH LOWER AND UPPER SCHOOL - 2019-2020   The Adelson Educational Campus is pleased to announce Lilach Bluevise will serve as the Principal of both Lower and Upper Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. For the past 3 years, Lilach has served as the Lower School principal and has done a wonderful job developing teacher excellence, an integrated and rigorous curriculum, establishing trust among parents, and supported student leadership/empowerment.... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 14, 2018
WAX MUSEUM PROJECT For the past month in fourth grade, we have learned about reading and writing informational texts.  Students read biographies and researched famous people throughout history. As part of the project, students created timelines of their lives, made displays of important events, and wrote essays about their famous figures.  Today, the fourth graders dressed up to become their famous people for a living Wax Museum. Each student created an “exhibit” and gave their presentations... Read More

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