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Posted by Dr. Camille McCue, US Principal on Friday, October 23, 2020
  Upper School Notes Bring Your Own Magic Carpet movie night under the Stars showing Disney's “Aladdin.” The cost is $5 per person. Details will be shared on Edsby. Quarter 1 progress reports for Upper School students will be published on Monday, October 26.  Thursday, October 29 will be an asynchronous, remote learning day for all Upper School students.  Students will engage in short, fun, meaningful assignments from home.   High School Students Accepted to SISTEM We are proud to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 16, 2020
High School “Happiest Spirit Week on Earth!”   The following are the daily activities for the high school only, culminating in the Homecoming movie extravaganza:    Monday: Sleeping Beauty's Pajama Day  Tuesday: Tangled Crazy Hair Day  Wednesday: Colors of the Wind Class Colors Day (freshmen wear red; sophomores wear black; juniors wear blue; and seniors wear white) Thursday: Disney Duos (or group costume day)  Friday: Moana's Hawaiian Shirt Day  Saturday: Movie Night, cost: $5.00 -... Read More
Posted by Dr. Camille McCue, US Principal on Thursday, October 8, 2020
Upper School Notes Mark your calendars… Thursday, October 29 will be an asynchronous, remote learning day for all Upper School students.  Don’t drive to school on this day -- students will engage in short, fun, meaningful assignments from home.   If your student is ill -- especially when fever, cough, lethargy, or stomach problems are present -- please keep him or her home, and please report the expected absence immediately to US Office Manager, Ms. Kaufman. Ill students will be asked to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, October 1, 2020
  ​ Students Decorating Sukkah Seen this week… our facilities team building the Sukkah on the outdoor patio and our eighth graders decorating it with paper chains and streamers! Coming five days after Yom Kipper, Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest. Sukkot is observed by spending time and eating meals in this temporary, foliage-covered booth and by holding the arba minim -- four species of vegetation mentioned in the Torah (Leviticus 23:40). Chag Sameach!   Counselor Chosen... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 25, 2020
  Masked Instruments Still Make Sweet Music With so many new students joining the Upper School, our Adelson Band classes are growing and making more beautiful music than ever.  For our string players and percussionists, band class is mostly business as usual: they simply put on their masks and play their instruments. But for some of our students -- our woodwind and brass players -- maintaining COVID-19 safety means placing masks on their instruments! That’s because we must prevent the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  A Logo in the (Print)Making By Rhy Robinson Sixth grade students have been designing their own personal brand logos! The process kicked off by discussing how images can say a lot without words. The students then made lists of ideas and objects that make up “who they are,” and “what defines them,” such as the love of a sport or joy in playing an instrument. They then explored how to use color and shape to build and communicate simplified, recognizable images of those identifiers. Next,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 11, 2020
Student Council Election Results The Adelson Student Council (StuCo) is a student leadership organization that is central to our school community. Guided by faculty advisor, Abby Moyal, StuCo just conducted its first major event of the school year: it ran digital elections! Ms. Moyal shares, “Student Council is responsible for planning events to promote school spirit and unity among peers. In this unique and challenging year, this team is excited to think creatively for the benefit of the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 4, 2020
Mandarin Opens Up Worlds Learning a world language -- other than our own -- opens our minds and hearts to other cultures, facilitates communication with a larger segment of humanity, and provides insight to ourselves. Adelson offers students three world language options -- Hebrew, Spanish, and Mandarin -- and will provide additional choices, including American Sign Language, in the coming years.   Our Mandarin teacher, Yuping Sun, uses a variety of techniques to teach her students, noting... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 28, 2020
  Judaism Informs These Trying Times We are finally together again, boots on the ground, for the 2020-21 school year! The year looks different than any previous school year, and we know that while most students and teachers are exhilarated by this tempered freedom, some members of our school community are struggling with the constraints we must observe to maintain safety. Inbar Levi-Agami, our High School Lead teacher for Jewish Studies reflects on our current condition through a cultural... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 21, 2020
  Celebrate Diverse Scientists Scientists, like our students, are a diverse and interesting bunch. Learning about their many professional fields and career paths opens windows of opportunity through which students can see themselves as scientists. That’s why two colleagues from Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences started the I am a Scientist initiative, “to help students connect with scientists of diverse backgrounds and, ultimately, break down barriers that keep some... Read More

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