Upper School News News

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 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 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
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