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Posted by Krissy Waldman, on Friday, March 16, 2018
Last year, when attending a freshmen Startup Incubator class, AEC sophomore Emily Miller, designed a small game app in GameSalad. From that, Emily created, in Adobe Illustrator, an adorable unicorn character. At the same time, Emily was building an Instagram following (around 1000 followers) for a "Squishy" profile and shop.  She flipped valuable squishies for profit in order to build seed funds for a forthcoming venture.    Now a sophomore, Emily sent her unicorn design to a manufacturer... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 16, 2018
UPPER SCHOOL Students across the country walked out of their classrooms on Wednesday, as they called for safer schools and stronger gun-control legislation following last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Instead of walking out, Adelson Campus High School students joined together in the theatre to honor the 17 people who lost their lives. AEC students and faculty read the bios and lit a candle for each student/teacher who were killed.    Third... Read More
Posted by Becky Lamph on Friday, March 9, 2018
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, March 9, 2018
READING WEEK Many high school students had the happy opportunity to read to preschool and lower school classes this week in celebration of Reading Week. The high school students enjoyed it so much that they want to make it a regular thing!     MODEL UN TRIP 2018 Eight AEC students attended the Jewish Canadian Youth Model United States (JCYMUN). Attending students were: (2 seniors - Ethan Friedman and Ryan Stidham; 6 sophomores - Yaara Aybar, Harrison Clayton, Emily Miller, Zach Murray,... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Nails on Friday, February 23, 2018
NEVADA READING WEEK – MARCH 5-9, 2018 More than thirty years ago, Bill Abrams, Nevada State Department of Education, with the help of a group of teachers, conceived the idea of a week-long celebration of reading to be observed in every school in the state of Nevada. The purpose was to encourage a love of reading by giving children opportunities to read and be read to, activities and competitions to engage both avid and reluctant readers, and theme-related experiences involving both the school... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 23, 2018
MIDDLE SCHOOL This week our 8th grade students participated in the YourSPACE program which focuses on educating teens on recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationships, understanding consent and communication skills, and finding resources if they find themselves in dangerous situations. They were able to have a wonderful discussion about personal and community safety and had such insightful questions and comments.   AEC 7th and 8th grade students recently had the opportunity to take part... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Thursday, February 15, 2018
MIDDLE SCHOOL Spirit Week - Middle school students celebrated school spirit by traveling through time, celebrating class unity through color, expressing themselves with crazy hair and hats, and enjoyed a school wide game of dodgeball.   The 8th grade Judaic honors class had a very special guest speaker this week, Kristina Coneh. The class has been learning about Justice vs Compassion and whether there is a balance between them. The 2 sides were Retributive (punitive) Justice and... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 9, 2018
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK: Sam Grundwerg, Israeli Consulate General, Los AngelesThe Student Council put on Spirit Week this week in preparation for Sadie's Dance, which is Saturday night from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  The theme of the dance is video games from the 80's.  Students wore totally tubular clothes and rad hair to get in the right head space for the dance.   High School students had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Israeli Consulate General from Los Angeles, Sam Grundwerg. The... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 2, 2018
MIDDLE SCHOOL Fifth and sixth graders went to Mt. Potosi on Tuesday.  During the day, students enjoyed hiking around the area, creating art to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, trying their hands at archery, and a themed scavenger hunt that incorporated learning in several disciplines.  The sixth graders stayed the night and enjoyed a night mission and talent show.  On Wednesday, the sixth graders were up early to see the rare super blue blood moon in the pristine skies free from the city lights.  The... Read More
Posted by Frank Browne on Friday, January 26, 2018