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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
Posted by Sage Dining on Thursday, October 19, 2017
On Monday, SAGE Dining Services® set up a RAW vegetable tasting bar to show the many amazing vegetable options and how fresh and delicious there are. We offer two kinds of fresh-cut fruit every day, serve fresh fruit salad every Friday, and offer fresh fruit as an alternative to sugary dessert items. We serve fresh vegetables daily, including one plain steamed veggie, as an accompaniment to our main entree. We also offer grilled and raw veggies for sandwiches and wraps, and to accompany our... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
K-5 grade enjoyed a wonderful Hakafot Ceremony for Simchat Torah this morning, where we celebrated the ending of the reading of the Torah and starting again. Our Upper School band and National Junior Honor Society joined us in this wonderful and festive celebration. Each grade level prepared a song as the as the Torah was paraded around the Beit Midrash.  Many parents were in attendance and they had an opportunity to parade with the Torah as well. View images, click here.   Preschool Pizza... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  SUKKOT IS HERE Our students have been learning about the traditions and lessons of Sukkot. This holiday brings our students together under the sukkah and invites them to celebrate the end of the harvest in Israel. It is customary to build and sit in a sukkah, and to decorate it festively. People pray in the sukkah using the four species. We are brought together as a community during this time.The afterschool Sukkot event on October 2nd was rescheduled to take place during classes. Our K-5... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Thursday, September 28, 2017
  September brings the fall, and with fall comes many holidays! Our students celebrated Rosh Hashanah with honey and apples, as well as practicing seders and baking challah. This week we observe Yom Kippur, a time of reflection, repentance, and forgiveness. Next week we will have the joys of Sukkot with events on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 10th. To view pictures from the Preschool seders, click here.   This week our preschoolers learned the tale of Jonah and the Whales.... Read More