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Posted by Raz Calimi on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
  Over the past four and a half months America has been my home and you have been my family. Spending time with Adelson Campus students and faculty, along with the Jewish community of Las Vegas has been an incredible experience. I’ve learned so much from so many of you. It brings me so much joy to share my Israel with you, to describe the culture, lifestyle, and customs. It’s why I wanted to join the Shinshinim program, sharing my story gives me great joy and you will always see a smile on my... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, December 15, 2017
The glow of Hanukkah has reached the Adelson Lower School! We have been exploring the holiday customs, origins, traditions, and songs through hands-on experiences.  While Hebrew classes have been teaching the story of Hanukkah, all of our classes have been teaching the lessons of the season through sensory play, writing, charitable work, and more.Our Baby Bears (18-month-olds) have been reading stories together about the family aspects of Hanukkah, as well as playing with a Hanukkiah set.... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, December 8, 2017
Have you noticed a nip in the air? Winter is really settling in, just in time for Hanukkah and the new year! As the seasons transition, our students are getting ready for their own transitions.Fifth graders took their first step towards becoming middle schoolers during their Shadow Day. Our students attended a day of middle school, experiencing many classes and events during their time there. In addition to attending classes with the 6th grade, they joined the Middle School Town Hall meeting... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, December 1, 2017
You cannot open a book without learning something. -Confucius   December is beginning with a yee-haw! Our Book Fair ran by the PTO, has been a rousing success, with students of all ages enjoying the chance to explore literature. This year’s theme is ‘Saddle Up and Read’! The fair gives our students the chance to independently choose their own reading materials. Classrooms have set up individual wish lists as well. Shopping at the fair helps support both the school and Spread the Word Nevada... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, November 17, 2017
  It’s starting to feel like fall! As the days get a little cooler, Adelson students are enjoying the fall season with learning, projects, and special Shabbat for Baby Bears, 2’s, and 3’s. Our Kindergarten students presented several Thanksgiving songs both in English and Hebrew to K-5 students and families during Shabbat. We hope you enjoy watching our JK classes showing off their singing and performing skills as they tell the delicious story of the first Thanksgiving this coming Tuesday.  ... Read More
Posted by Matt Boland on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Growing up in a law enforcement family, Todd Peters always knew that his dream was to pursue a career in law enforment and public safety.  After graduating UNLV with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Mr. Peters was hired by the Henderson Police department in 1994 as a patrol officer, working in patrol operations and field training. Over the years, Todd served in the Criminal Investigations Division investigating Property Crimes, Adult and Child Sexual Abuse cases and Child Abuse... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, November 10, 2017
  “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy We welcomed our veterans to Kabbalat Shabbat today to honor their service. Our choir and third grade performed, emphasizing the service, selflessness, dedication, sacrifice and leadership which veterans embody. View pictures from today's Kabbalat Shabbat.   While elections were taking place nationally, we had our own Student Council elections here at Adelson. Our third, fourth, and fifth graders were involved... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, November 3, 2017
Adelson Community Garden is now officially open!   We were super excited to start planting today, and we can’t wait to incorporate working in the garden in our studies, and of course to enjoy the vegetables, herbs and fruit. We would like to thank the Garden Club and their advisor, Ms. Lasky, the PTO, and dedicated parents, and all the volunteers who helped with the planning and the planting of the garden. We are looking forward to great times working in the garden and enjoying this great... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tomorrow is Nevada Day, and our students have been celebrating their state pride all week long! Our kindergarten students have been learning about where they are in the world on a macro level (Earth!) and a microlevel (their neighborhood!). This is part of their larger Nevada Unit. They also have been learning about the state bird (Mountain Bluebird), state flower (sagebrush), and other important Nevada facts. They will continue their unit with a field trip to a local ranch.   This week has... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, October 20, 2017
Our week has been one of school pride and building self-confidence. On Thursday our students ramped up the school spirit with a pep rally! Our fifth grade led the entire school with the fight song and our LS Dance Team performed their first dance. Students from all grades were there, giving our Lower School students the chance to interact and celebrate with Upper School. Our students also got to play games set up by the Upper School Student Council. This was a fantastic introduction to the... Read More

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