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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 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 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... 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

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