Upper School News News

Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 13, 2020
Pride in Excellence: Middle School students broke out their artistic side this week while learning about the hidden themes of Purim and mistaken identity. They made masks to wear to their Masquerade Ball spring dance, which gave them a chance to be creative while exploring the Purim holiday.    High School Freshman, Elize I., developed a series of instant challenges for sixth-grade students designed to build and grow their success skills in teamwork. Elize led a group of sixth-grade Earth... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
Pride in Excellence Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Drowsy Chaperone!  Students, families, and community members laughed at the humor and cheered them on through three successful performances this week.  Each of the students involved demonstrated true theatrical professionalism, and we can’t wait until the next show! View Photos   7th grader Genevieve B. has passed the qualifying test and will represent our school at the Nevada State Geography Bee on March 27th! She will be... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 28, 2020
Pride in Community During Kabbalat Shabbat, US students were treated to a preview of the Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone in the theater. Students were delighted by the humor, drama, and music performed by thirty-one of their Upper School peers.  Students will show off their versatility onstage and behind the scenes for three performances next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening at 6 PM each night.  The Drowsy Chaperone is a fast-paced, innovative musical that cleverly... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 21, 2020
Pride in Community & Jewish Values Eleven students and four partner teachers from the Javne Lauder School in Budapest, Hungary have been learning alongside our AEC students and teachers this week! The visit is thanks to our partners at SOS International. This has been such an exciting partnership, and AEC is excited to see the exchange program continue for years to come. The students arrived Sunday and have already visited the Grand Canyon, Red Rock, and the fabulous Las Vegas Strip! At... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, February 13, 2020
  Pride in Excellence A vibrant Hebrew language program that focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Hebrew is a foundation of the AEC middle school program. Our middle schoolers range in level to those beginning Hebrew and those who are fluent in the language. This semester, high school students were invited to become Hebrew language buddies with a middle school student. These buddies meet once a week during Pride Period to practice Hebrew language skills. The middle... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
Pride in Excellence Ten of our High School students won awards from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Contest. They were honored and recognized at a prestigious ceremony at Springs Preserve, where their pieces are on display for the community to see until March 29, 2020.  Gold Key Writing winners were Liahm B., Gabriel H., Judah H., Isabella S. Silver Key winners were Liahm B., Jonah T., Michelle P. Honorable Mention winners were Itai B., Liahm B., Sarah B., Eden B., and Nicole M.,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 24, 2020
Pride in Excellence The Humanities Department used Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality Cardboard Goggles to explore various topics in history including ancient Rome, Civil Rights Movement, and ancient civilizations. This activity allowed for exploration of the world virtually with VR technology bringing abstract concepts to life for our students.   Pride in Community This week during lunch, members of the Student Design Thinking Team conducted their first set of interviews to learn... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 17, 2020
Pride in Excellence This week, seniors Micah and Emily, as part of their ACE marketing internship, visited the Las Vegas Review-Journal for a private tour and professional marketing meeting. The tour was conducted by Jim Prather, Executive Director of Digital Programming, and Renee Summerour, Multimedia Journalist and Video Anchor. Did you know the LVRJ still has paper delivered by train and has its own train station located inside it’s facility, ceiling pipes filled ink running throughout... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 10, 2020
Pride in Jewish Values: Every year, on the 10th of Tevet in the Jewish calendar, we are fasting to commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temple. Our Kabbalat Shabbat was dedicated to this event in our Jewish history. Our students council led by Mrs Moyal and Mrs Levi-Agami put together a unique and detailed presentation, teaching us about these historical events when several Empires were trying to destroy our Jewish “Emunah” our Jewish faith. Mr. Samuel Hochman, working at the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 20, 2019
Pride in Excellence: Already this semester in the first full-fledged year of the ACE program,  Seniors and some juniors presented status updates on their ACE projects to an audience of peers, mentors, and administrators.  It is gratifying and inspiring to see the variety of interests students have within their majors as well as the depth of knowledge, thought, and learning they are gaining as a result of their projects.  In this first semester of this year long experience, students have... Read More