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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, May 3, 2019
Lion’s Pride Walk and Senior Siyyum Adelson’s first Senior Siyyum was held on Friday to celebrate our graduating senior class. A big thanks to the JK and 5th grade classes for singing two beautiful songs to our seniors. After the special ceremony students, families and staff lined up in the hallways to cheer on and applaud our seniors as they walked through the school hallways in their caps and gowns. Thank you to all who attended these events and helped to make it such a great and memorable... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, April 12, 2019
Bio Med Field Trip for High School Students On Thursday, students from the Biomedical Sciences class visited PIMA Medical Institute to learn more about careers in the sciences. They toured laboratories and met with instructors and students. From there, we visited the Bodies exhibit at Ballys to explore the inner workings of the human body.   Middle School Dance The Middle School Student Council hosted their annual formal dance for grades 6-8.  Student Council members Jadyn G., Nicole M.,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, April 5, 2019
6th Grade students have researched technological developments and inventions of the ancient world, and have put together an Ancient Science Fair to showcase their research.  Students created models or demonstrations of ancient technology and prepared presentations to explain the impact these developments had on the ancient world, and continue to have on our world today. VIEW ANCIENT SCIENCE FAIR PHOTOS   JK-Seniors Field day From our littlest to our largest, our preschool students... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 29, 2019
Project Chesed Silver Sky This week Ms. Toomey’s 9th grade Project Chesed class took a field trip to visit Silver Sky Assisted Living. Students spent time catching up with the new friends they bonded with in December during their first field trip to Silver Sky. Our students entertained the Silver Sky residents by hosting a talent show. Students told jokes, played the guitar, salsa danced and sang songs! One of the residents even joined the students on stage and decided to sing two songs as... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 22, 2019
Our High School students were very fortunate to have Leenoy S., one of our Adelson Alumna who is graduating from the UNLV School of Nursing program, come and present her capstone project to our students.  She and her team provided valuable information on mental health and wellness. This was a great opportunity for our current high school students to not only receive important information about mental health and wellness, but to also see first hand what an AEC graduate is accomplishing out in... Read More
Posted by Paula Garrett on Friday, March 15, 2019
Middle school students from the Project Beyond class competed last weekend in the Destination Imagination competition in Laguna Beach, California. The students have been working for six months on a competition challenge called “Game On”. The students created their own script, made their own costumes and built a background based on the challenge requirements. The students won second place in their category and age group. They were also the highest scoring middle school team on the instant... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 15, 2019
Pi Day- On Thursday, March 14th (3.14), AEC high school math students of Ms. Bachman, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Swiecionis, and Mr. Hemsworth created educational and engaging math games to celebrate the number pi with the lower and middle school students.  The festivities were held in the lower school gym with about 20 different stations. Lower and middle school students participated in games like Pi Twister, Ordering Digits of Pi, Mathcraft, and Pie the Mannequin to name a few. The students continued... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, March 14, 2019
Congratulations to Liahm Blank on becoming a 2019 National Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Liahm received a Silver Medal for his poem “Trapped Free”. This is a huge honor, and we are all so proud of his accomplishment.    Trapped Free   I am trapped.  Don’t ever try to tell me that  I have options.  Thank you for showing me that I have no way out.  It is foolish to think that I can escape this madness.  Clearly, My mental chains hold me hostage. Nobody will... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 8, 2019
Today, Miriam Peretz inspired AEC High School students with her story of darkness and light. Miriam lost two sons while they were serving in the IDF, fighting terrorists. She left her life-long job as a school educator and set out to teach IDF soldiers, bereaved families, parents of incoming IDF soldiers, and Jews around the world about the importance of the mission her sons gave their lives to defend. “My children fell so other children can live in peace, so we Jews can give a huge light to... Read More
Posted by Maria Paxinos on Friday, March 1, 2019
  Making national headlines this week is the “momo challenge.”  This “challenge” is the latest viral concern for parents and schools as it is appearing on many popular sites that children frequent. It is described as a suicide and/or self harm challenge that includes a disturbing image of a doll as well as messaging that encourages children to attempt dangerous acts.     It is important to us at AEC to keep our students safe not only while they are on campus, but off campus as well.  Above... Read More