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Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, August 17, 2018
  Senior Tie CeremonyOur Upper School students are off to a wonderful start of the new school year!  Monday, August 13th was not school as usual. Students were welcomed by the Student Council and engaged in a number of activities the first two mornings.  Student activities included cooperative games with our high schoolers focusing on the theatrical arts and our middle school students focused on growth mindset and identifying strengths in themselves as well as their peers.     Students... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018
SUMMER READING IDEAS FOR STUDENTS  (see school website for links to the below programs)   UNLV Summer Reading Programs  Collaborative Summer Library Programs   iRead Reading and Activity Logs Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Las Vegas Clark County Libraries  On Summer Reading, Webcast from American Library Association and Johns Hopkins University  Barnes and Noble Summer Reading American Library Association suggestions  Summer Reading Ideas from Demco  Summer Reading Ideas from... Read More
Posted by Maria Paxinos, Upper School Councelor on Thursday, May 24, 2018
As part of our Summer Safety Webinars, we wanted to discuss the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It was just about a year ago that we sent out a letter informing you of the powerful first season, based on the book by author Jay Asher. The series revolved around a 17-year old girl who committed suicide and left behind audio recordings for the 13 people whom she says were in some way part of why she killed herself. This series has pronounced themes of bullying, drug use, drinking and driving, and... Read More
Posted by Paula Garret, Chair of Science Department on Thursday, May 24, 2018
This school year, Adelson sixth grade students were involved in a unique shared experience called Two Deserts – One Sky project. This innovative collaboration between Shri Jasnath Asan, an ashram in northwestern India, and environmental educators in southern Nevada, U.S.A. was implemented in fall of 2016. The goal was to connect students, ages 8-12, in the Mojave Desert of southern Nevada with their peers in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan in an effort to promote global environmental education... Read More
Posted by David Girard on Thursday, May 10, 2018
  Represented among the thirty members of the Class of 2018 are:                National Merit Scholarship Finalist National Merit Hispanic Scholar AP Scholar – 1 AP Scholar with Honor - 2 AP Scholar with Distinction - 2 Nevada Scholars Award (14 Eligible) Millennium Scholarship (23 Eligible) Quest Bridge Scholarship Recipient (2) Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Recipient (3) Coca-Cola Scholarship Finalist Horatio Alger Scholarship Semi-finalist Prudential Spirit of... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, May 4, 2018
    THE PRESIDENT'S EDUCATION AWARDS These awards from the President of the United States are based on criteria established by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.   The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes a student’s academic success in the classroom.  This is given to a junior or senior with an “A” average in challenging classes and high scores on national standardized tests, and is based also on high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Thursday, May 3, 2018
  On Thursday, AEC Middle School honored students for academic excellence and achievement.  Academic excellence awards honor the student with the highest grade point average. Academic achievement awards honor student merit for showing outstanding educational growth, improvement, and commitment or intellectual development in their academic subject. View Photos. The President’s Award for Educational Excellence  The President’s Award for Educational Excellence recognizes a student’s academic... Read More
Posted by Matt Boland on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
AEC Sophomore, Owen Retzer, will join SurgiCorps International as a non medical volunteer this summer. Surgicorps International provides free surgical and medical care to people in need in developing countries. Owen will join his parents in Guatemala, and is fundraising specifically for medical supplies for their trip. The Retzer family will hold a garage sale this weekend at their home and invite you to attend and also donate items to sell. Help support Owen and his mission to build a better... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, April 20, 2018
Upper School students also celebrated Yom Ha'azmaut on Thursday with an afternoon of fun and special activities to honor Israel's 70th Birthday. Grades 6-12 started off in the auditorium for a lighting ceremony and then cheered a spirited performance by the Lower School students.  Students enjoyed a delicious Israeli themed lunch with games and activities, followed by Israeli trivia and sports. To view Yom Hashanah photos, click here. UPPER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT On Tuesday, we made... Read More
Posted by Matt Boland on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Dear Adelson Campus Families and Friends,    The Board of Trustees and I are writing to you today to announce my retirement as of June 30, 2019.  At that time, I will have completed 36 years in education, and 4 years as your Head of School, which has been a major highlight in my career.    The decision to retire is solely based on my desire to spend time and enjoy my husband, children and grandchildren. As some of you may already know, I was previously planning to retire back in 2015;... Read More

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