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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, March 1, 2019
We organized professional development day much like an educational conference where teachers have choice about how to focus their learning opportunities. Throughout the day, teachers were able to select sessions led by our own faculty on a variety of teaching strategies and methodologies. Brian Hemsworth led a session on formative assessment to enable teachers to plan instructional moves based on student feedback.  Michelle Rumschlag offered a session on successful classroom procedures to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, February 14, 2019
  Mock Trial Competition: Please congratulate both Mock Trial Teams for their hard work at the Regional Competition held on February 9th at the Regional Justice Center.  Both teams had members who received Best Witness and Best Attorney awards by their peers from other Schools. Team Sunday came in 5th place, narrowly missing going to State.  The top 4 teams go on to the State competition. They were tied in number of rounds won, number of ballots won with the 4th place team. The tie breaker... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 8, 2019
Principal’s List and Assistant Principals’ List Students on the Principal’s List (received all A’s on the first semester report card) Assistant Principals’ List (received A’s and B’s on the first semester report card) were honored during Town Hall this week and presented a certificate.  To view all the Principal List Award winners, click here.   Middle School Seminars Hungarian House Band, Hungary 101, Hungarian Short Film and Folk Dancing.  What a fantastic way for our middle school... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, February 7, 2019
Students on the Principal’s List (received all A’s on the first semester report card) Assistant Principals’ List (received A’s and B’s on the first semester report card) were honored during Town Hall this week and presented a certificate. Middle School Awards High School Awards  
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, February 1, 2019
  Pep Rally Student Council put on a pep rally to celebrate Spirit Week.  The Freshmen and Sophomore students played a game of basketball against the Juniors.  Juniors were victorious. This game was followed by a hard fought game (not really!) between the Seniors and Faculty members.  The Seniors were victorious by a narrow margin (again, not really!) In between the two games, the students enjoyed cookies and water provided by Sage Dining.  Our high schoolers invited the 8th graders to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 25, 2019
  The Adelson Clinic provided a special presentation to our high school students.  Students were able to hear from a panel of three current Adelson Clinic clients who shared their personal stories of drug addiction and how they, with the help of the Adelson Clinic, are living clean and sober lives.  Our high school students asked insightful questions of the panel and gained valuable perspectives on drug and alcohol addiction. AEC faculty and high school students send a very special thank you... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 18, 2019
Our 5th and 6th graders had a wonderful time celebrating Tu Bishvat at scenic Mt. Potosi this past Wednesday and Thursday!  This trip is the first of several planned activities that will plant the seeds of success in middle school with our incoming sixth graders.  To build a sense of strong community, our 5th and 6th graders were grouped together throughout the day for shelter building, archery, art. The Shinshiniot, Lilach and Noam, created choreography that was taught to the students; it... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 11, 2019
We were excited to be back in school this week and we look forward to a great second semester!   Las Vegas Jewsih Film Festival Premieres Heading Home to AEC Students On Friday 6th-12th graders engaged in a film viewing for “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.” The film follows the team and shares their journey of competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.   Report Cards can be found on Edsby for the First Semester for all US Students.   High School Field Trip... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 21, 2018
The 6th grade students engaged in “The Show Must Go Epsilon: Seven Plays in the Greek Style.” In small groups, the students selected myths from ancient cultures (their choices included Norse, Chinese, Irish, Babylonian, and Anglo-Saxon) and adapted them into  Greek-style plays. Groups wrote their own scripts following the format of the Ancient Greeks, created masks for each character, and made their own scenery. Their hard work paid off when they presented a very entertaining show! See photos... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Thursday, December 20, 2018
WELCOMING OUR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL!   The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is pleased to announce Dr. David Portnoy as its new Head of School as of July 1st, 2019. He will take the reins from the current Head, Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Ph.D, who retires at the end of this school year following four years of dedication and leadership at AEC.   Dr. Portnoy brings to the Adelson school a wealth of leadership experience in Jewish and independent school education, outstanding... Read More

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