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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
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