Upper School News News

Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Pride in Excellence and Community: On Friday, May 15th, the Adelson Campus held our 8th Grade Celebration virtually!  Students and families gathered to honor the accomplishments of the 8th grade students as they transition to high school.  Student Council members Michael Harouni, Ash Abrahamson, and Britohn Blank shared their perspectives on this moment, and how the lessons they’ve learned, and the strength of their education and bonds of friendship will be guides towards a successful future... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, May 15, 2020
Pride in Excellence and Community:   Arts Celebration- This week we celebrated the Arts at Adelson with a virtual concert full of live performances, visual art, photography and video projects.  We also had a special thank you to the seniors for their huge influence on the success of the Arts thriving here on campus.  The content was beautiful and showed a diverse set of talents with student photography accompanied with music from the Digital music class, and live performances accompanying... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, May 8, 2020
Pride in Community On Monday, a steady stream of cheering students, families, and friends paraded through the gates of AEC to celebrate the Class of 2020 with our Lions’ Pride Car Parade!  We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of congratulations and well wishes to the class by our AEC community! With a DJ on hand and bubbles filling the air, 200+ cars with balloons poured through the gates to celebrate the Seniors. Each senior received a goodie bag filled with treats, a Class of 2020/AEC... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, May 1, 2020
Pride in Excellence This week several of our high school science classes (Biomedical Sciences, Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology) had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Dennis deLeon; a physician and ethicist in the greater Orlando area (and AEC parent). He discussed some of the issues they have been having at the hospitals he is affiliated with, particularly with personal protective equipment. Personnel have had to learn to wear this equipment effectively, as well as remove and dispose of... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, April 24, 2020
  Pride in Excellence AEC Middle School art students recreated masterful works of art using found objects around their home, as seen by Genevieve and Helen's creations. Students have also studied Louise Nevelson and created assemblages inspired by her abstract 3D sculptures, as interpreted by Nathan and Rachel, Emily, and Sophia studied Andy Goldsworthy, an environmental artist, that only uses his hands and teeth as tools. Students created their designs using various materials found in their... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Friday, April 24, 2020
    AEC has seen its share of heroes since the COVID 19 crisis hit the world and impacted our school community. Among them are AEC faculty, students, and parents who continue to work - since the close of school - to assist those in the greater Las Vegas community who are in need of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as they work to save lives. Their efforts and dedication tell a story of community caring and pride!   Startup Incubator and Innovation Lab 3D Printing team leaders Tobin... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, April 3, 2020
Pride in Excellence We were very excited to announce the winners for the 1st Annual AEC Brett Fonfa Writing Awards at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday.  We honored the Fonfa family, including Haley, class of 2015. Haley also shared information about her brother, Brett, a talented writer whose name these awards are given in recognition.  It was a special and touching ceremony to honor him and his love of the written word in this way.     Nine Middle School students submitted pieces to the... Read More
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