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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 16, 2018
Poetry Slam 2018 We were thrilled to welcome back Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson and Battle Born Slam Emcee AJ Moyer to our campus for the fourth year in a row. During their brief residency, these visiting poets guided Adelson high school students in creative writing workshops over two days that focused on craft, structure, content and performance. Our guests then hosted a poetry slam on the third day of their visit, with all high school students and faculty present in the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 9, 2018
On October 27, the Jewish community was attacked by an anti-Semitic perpetrator, murdering 11 innocent lives, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Multiple schools across the nation participated in wearing all blue to school, spreading awareness about antisemitism. We made this a Tikun Olam project, by asking all students who chose to wear blue free dress, donate a dollar. We raised a total of $450, that will be donated to the Tree of Life Synagogue.   If you would... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 2, 2018
   Middle School Mensch of the Month for October are: Ari deLeon (8th grade) - “Ari is always ready to lend a hand, is calm, kind and  overall mensch material.” Oz Hirsh (8th grade) - “Oz proactively took the lead on the Zion Field Trip to help pack, shuffle, move, set up and clean up from all our meals and packing of community luggage.”   High School Mensch of the Month for October are: Kennedi Templeton (12th grade): She is an anchor to her classmates, serving as both a model student... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, October 25, 2018
Seniors attend Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: Over 400 students from local high schools along with 8 of our Adelson Seniors (David Poura, Brent Warner, Maya Tomasik, Elisabeth Kac, Kennedi Templeton, Leanne Steward, Richard Zhu, and Nicole Derei) attended the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.   Our students were chosen by teacher nominations. The event was an intergenerational celebration. After the breakfast, the students remained to participate in a town hall meeting with... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 19, 2018
Major Clyde, from Nellis Air Force Base, came and spoke to our Upper School Students about her experiences in the air force as a pilot.  The students were fascinated with her story and had many questions for her.   SLAM POETRY The middle school seminar Slam Poetry was a slam dunk with the students.  Ms. Nails and Ms. Joyner inspired great thinking and creativity with our students.   HIGH SCHOOL TRIP Parent permission forms for the high school trip to Camp Alonim are on your parent... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 12, 2018
SCHOOL SPIRIT High School spirit week has been full of Super Hero excitement all to culminate with the Homecoming Dance, Saturday, October 13 from 8:00-11:00 pm at AEC. On Thursday, the High School held a fun and action-packed Pep Rally with ice cream sundaes, a flag football game and tons of positive school spirit. The Homecoming Court this year is comprised of AEC juniors  Micah deLeon, Kalman Steinberg, Oze Botach, Rebecca Winger, Monica Zhong and Sarah Blank.   DISSECTION WEEK IN UPPER... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 5, 2018
6th GRADE CAVE PAINTING This project was created to develop research skills, primarily, as well as explore the nature of storytelling and communication and the lives of early man.  The students are using (almost all) authentic materials – horsehair, moss, authentic mineral pigments – to create their art. They have had to research what materials and tools were available in different parts of the world during the Paleolithic Era.  Each group had a different area/set of cave paintings to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 28, 2018
On Wednesday, our 6th graders took a field trip to the Valley of Fire State Park as part of their science, social studies and English classes. They got the opportunity to see Native American petroglyphs, unique geologic formations including petrified wood and learn more about our unique Mojave Desert environment.   October college presentations schedule: Wednesday, 3rd@ 1:50 p.m.         USC Tuesday, 9th @ 8:00 a.m.               Brandeis University Thursday, 18th @ 10:15 a.m.        ... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, September 21, 2018
Pride Period has been full of engaging activities to keep our student’s minds constantly learning.     This week the science department held their Science Gauntlet which included challenges such as using only three index cards to hold a textbook 4 inches off the desk, seashell stacking, the bridge to nowhere challenge and building the tallest structure using only 10 sheets of paper.    Three of our Adelson Seniors will be participating in the MiniMED-Internship Program through the Clark... Read More
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

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