Upper School News News

Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 13, 2019
Pride in Excellence: Congratulations to the AEC Fine Arts Department! Turnout for the Upper School Fall Production, The World of Sholom Aleichem far exceeded expectations. The courageous cast and crew, most of whom had never worked on a non-musical production before, rose to the unique challenge and delivered two powerful performances this week. View photos!   Upper School Exam Information: Semester exams will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting December 16.  There... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 6, 2019
Pride in Excellence This week in 9th grade Humanities, students worked in the Startup Incubator where they faced a design challenge to create Greek masks using cardboard, duct tape, hot glue, and paint. The project was a joint effort between the humanities and technology departments and used the Stanford design thinking process. Each student researched a different character from Ancient Greece or Ancient Judea in order to design and construct their mask based on that character's philosophy,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 22, 2019
Pride in Jewish Values Lead by Student Council in conjunction with National Honors Society, 28 high school students volunteered their after school time this Tuesday evening to pack over 4500 bags of food for Las Vegas’s children in need through Three Square’s Backpack for Kids program.   As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, where we focus on expressing our thanks, gratitude and shift our thoughts to thinking of others less fortunate than us, we took time in Kabbalat Shabbat to hear... Read More
Posted by upper School Team on Friday, November 15, 2019
Pride in Community The High School Student Council prepared and led an action-packed, spirit-filled 1950s-era pep rally for Upper School students on Thursday. The pep rally included student, parent, and faculty games, as well as audience participation ending with a Middle School versus High School rock-paper-scissor tournament.  Students enjoyed being with each other and celebrating our wonderful and spirited community. View photos   The Middle School Student Council participated in a... Read More
Posted by Ben Koch, Upper School Assistant Principal on Friday, November 8, 2019
  AEC students have a tremendous advantage with access to a best in class 5000 sqft technology lab called the Startup Incubator. Digital media, robotics, 3D printing are signature features, and this year, our 7th graders are engaged in a yearlong series of 3D printing projects connected to their Judaics curriculum. Their current project is to create Shabbat sets for each Preschool classroom.     At their first meeting in August, Mr. Mayron and Ms. Ziter led students to draft logos for each... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019
AEC high school students and faculty partners with the Lauder Javne School, an independent Jewish Day School in Budapest, Hungary. VIEW PHOTOS   The High School Morim Limmud, sponsored by SOS International Enriching Jewish Identity, is a five-year international educational exchange and professional development opportunity for American and European Jewish day schools. Each U.S. school partners with a Central or Eastern European school for the duration of the program, which includes a series... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 8, 2019
Pride in Community AEC high school students and faculty partners with the Lauder Javne School, an independent Jewish Day School in Budapest, Hungary.   The High School Morim Limmud, sponsored by SOS International Enriching Jewish Identity, is a five-year international educational exchange and professional development opportunity for American and European Jewish day schools. Each U.S. school partners with a Central or Eastern European school for the duration of the program, which includes a... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 1, 2019
Pride in Community It is with great anticipation and excitement that we send members of our high school community, both students and faculty, to Budapest, Hungary, to work in partnership with the Javne Lauder Jewish Community School.  What a tremendous opportunity for both communities to come together and share such an experience.  We encourage all of you to follow their experience this upcoming week. These updates will be available on the blog,  or on Facebook.   In honor of the upcoming... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Thursday, October 24, 2019
Pride in Excellence, Community, and Jewish Values   Student Perspective:  During the month of October, our seniors and our administration got together to plan the wonderful tradition known as ‘Senior Sunrise.’ After much planning, our seniors finally got together on the morning of October 24th 2019, to watch the sunrise together on the field. Dancing and taking photos, the class got to experience a fun break with their friends in the midst of the approaching college deadlines. In the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, October 18, 2019
  Pride in Community and Jewish Values It has been wonderful this week to see our community share a number of experiences in the sukkahs, from meals to classes and activities.  These are times where our community can gather to share memorable experiences and moments grounded in our Jewish values.   Each week a Torah Portion (Parasha) is read during Shabbat services and Simchat Torah, celebrates the completion of the yearly reading of the Torah.  Simchat Torah, Hebrew for “rejoicing with... Read More

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