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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 14, 2018
SPECIAL GUESTS Or Taicher, co-founder of Koolulam, visited AEC to talk to our students (3rd-12th grade) about how to inspire people to make the world a better place. Koolulam is a social-musical initiative aimed at strengthening the fabric of society. The project centers around mass singing events in which large groups of non-professionals come together to form a collaborative musical creation. Koolulam brings together people from all walks of life to do one thing: stop everything for a few... Read More
Posted by Lauren Eisenberg on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The results of the 2018 Israel Trip photo contest are in! Over the summer, approximately 10 AEC students participated in a photo contest during the school trip to Israel. The categories were People, Landscape, Lifestyle, and Best Overall. Criteria was based on best composition, color, exposure, creativity, and best expression of the category theme. The competition was judges by Mr. Herringshaw (Digital Media) and our Shinshiniot, Noam and Lilach.  The judges did not know what students... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 7, 2018
Guest Speaker in AP Psychology and Biomedical Science Class On Friday, Mr. Sean Fox visited our Biomedical Sciences course and our AP Psychology course. As an engineer with the Henderson Fire Department, Mr. Fox has had a variety of experiences from fires, medical calls to counseling first responders. He shared some of his experiences with us and answered questions from the students.   Guest speaker- Financial Math Colin Christy from UBS financial spoke to the Financial Math class.  We... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 31, 2018
Here at Adelson we not only value our student’s academic accomplishments, but also those who display stellar values.  This year in the Upper School will are recognizing students who are living every day with Mensch like characteristics.                                  Sarah B & Agam I “A Mensch is many things and one simple thing.  A mensch does what is right because it is right towards family, towards strangers, at home and in public.  When people behave with honesty, integrity,... Read More
Posted by Las Vegas Israelite on Thursday, August 30, 2018
THE ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS  Blazing the Academic Trail    The Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is again blazing the trail in its pursuit of excellence in Values, Academics & Community. The only preschool through 12th grade Jewish Day School in the state of Nevada, AEC launched the 2018-19 school year with three progressive and ambitious Upper School academic initiatives that address the manner in which today’s 21st century student receives, processes, and maximizes information... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, August 24, 2018
  Our 9th and 10th grade students returned this afternoon from the Utah  Shakespeare Festival, in Cedar City, Utah. Students participated in a workshop focusing on Shakespearean text, saw The Merchant of Venice at The Engelstad Theatre, and participated in a seminar about The Merchant of Venice with the staff at the festival.   The Middle School continued their new initiative, "Friday Seminars," with new topics to allow students the opportunity to dive deep into specific academic and... Read More
Posted by Lauren Eisenberg on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
In conjunction with Israel’s 70th birthday celebration, the Adelson Educational Campus opened their Israel Trip Experience to 10th through 12th graders. Twenty one students availed themselves of the opportunity to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Watch the 2018 Israel Trip VideoThe Adelson Educational Campus High School Israel curriculum aims at helping our students internalize core values about Israel. They explore themes which are essential to portraying these values. This is done... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, August 17, 2018
  Senior Tie CeremonyOur Upper School students are off to a wonderful start of the new school year!  Monday, August 13th was not school as usual. Students were welcomed by the Student Council and engaged in a number of activities the first two mornings.  Student activities included cooperative games with our high schoolers focusing on the theatrical arts and our middle school students focused on growth mindset and identifying strengths in themselves as well as their peers.     Students... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
SUMMER READING IDEAS FOR STUDENTS  (see school website for links to the below programs)   UNLV Summer Reading Programs  Collaborative Summer Library Programs   iRead Reading and Activity Logs Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Las Vegas Clark County Libraries  On Summer Reading, Webcast from American Library Association and Johns Hopkins University  Barnes and Noble Summer Reading American Library Association suggestions  Summer Reading Ideas from Demco  Summer Reading Ideas from... Read More
Posted by Maria Paxinos, Upper School Councelor on Thursday, May 24, 2018
As part of our Summer Safety Webinars, we wanted to discuss the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It was just about a year ago that we sent out a letter informing you of the powerful first season, based on the book by author Jay Asher. The series revolved around a 17-year old girl who committed suicide and left behind audio recordings for the 13 people whom she says were in some way part of why she killed herself. This series has pronounced themes of bullying, drug use, drinking and driving, and... Read More

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