Upper School News News

Posted by Upper School team on Friday, March 27, 2020
  Pride in Community This week in Theatre Arts classes, AEC students experienced virtual visits with three of Mr. D’s former students who are now industry professionals, highlighting the accessibility and realities of careers in the Arts.  The high school Technical Theatre class had a visit from Rachel Goodman, a professional Stage Manager for shows at Universal Studios and freelance production assistant at various Los Angeles theaters. Full disclosure -- she’s also Mr. D’s niece.  The... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Since 7th grade, sophomore Judah Hafter had dreamed of winning a gold medal in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards contest. This year, he achieved that dream with his photography. Through the digital media studio in the Adelson Educational Campus Startup Incubator, as well as the mentorship of his teacher, Mr. Tobin Herringshaw, Judah created an entire portfolio of food photography for his AP Photography class. The winning photograph, titled "Discovering Blue", was part of that... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Pride in Excellence and Community Three weeks ago, we began discussions with faculty and students about the need to prepare for an anticipated school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Teachers made emergency lesson plans as well as packets and resources in the event of a school closure, and students were told to bring home all materials each day.  Thursday, March 12th, the news came to close the school, and on that Friday, teachers, administrators, and IT worked together at school and... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
Pride in Excellence: Middle School students broke out their artistic side this week while learning about the hidden themes of Purim and mistaken identity. They made masks to wear to their Masquerade Ball spring dance, which gave them a chance to be creative while exploring the Purim holiday.    High School Freshman, Elize I., developed a series of instant challenges for sixth-grade students designed to build and grow their success skills in teamwork. Elize led a group of sixth-grade Earth... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Pride in Excellence Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone!  Students, families, and community members laughed at the humor and cheered them on through three successful performances this week.  Each of the students involved demonstrated true theatrical professionalism, and we can’t wait until the next show! View Photos   7th grader Genevieve B. has passed the qualifying test and will represent our school at the Nevada State Geography Bee on March 27th! She will be... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
Pride in Community During Kabbalat Shabbat, US students were treated to a preview of the Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone in the theater. Students were delighted by the humor, drama, and music performed by thirty-one of their Upper School peers.  Students will show off their versatility onstage and behind the scenes for three performances next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening at 6 PM each night.  The Drowsy Chaperone is a fast-paced, innovative musical that cleverly... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 21, 2020
Pride in Community & Jewish Values Eleven students and four partner teachers from the Javne Lauder School in Budapest, Hungary have been learning alongside our AEC students and teachers this week! The visit is thanks to our partners at SOS International. This has been such an exciting partnership, and AEC is excited to see the exchange program continue for years to come. The students arrived Sunday and have already visited the Grand Canyon, Red Rock, and the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! At... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  Pride in Excellence A vibrant Hebrew language program that focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Hebrew is a foundation of the AEC middle school program. Our middle schoolers range in level to those beginning Hebrew and those who are fluent in the language. This semester, high school students were invited to become Hebrew language buddies with a middle school student. These buddies meet once a week during Pride Period to practice Hebrew language skills. The middle... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
Pride in Excellence Ten of our High School students won awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Contest. They were honored and recognized at a prestigious ceremony at Springs Preserve, where their pieces are on display for the community to see until March 29, 2020.  Gold Key Writing winners were Liahm B., Gabriel H., Judah H., Isabella S. Silver Key winners were Liahm B., Jonah T., Michelle P. Honorable Mention winners were Itai B., Liahm B., Sarah B., Eden B., and Nicole M.,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 24, 2020
Pride in Excellence The Humanities Department used Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality Cardboard Goggles to explore various topics in history including ancient Rome, Civil Rights Movement, and ancient civilizations. This activity allowed for exploration of the world virtually with VR technology bringing abstract concepts to life for our students.   Pride in Community This week during lunch, members of the Student Design Thinking Team conducted their first set of interviews to learn... Read More