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Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, January 11, 2019
We were excited to be back in school this week and we look forward to a great second semester!   Las Vegas Jewsih Film Festival Premieres Heading Home to AEC Students On Friday 6th-12th graders engaged in a film viewing for “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.” The film follows the team and shares their journey of competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.   Report Cards can be found on Edsby for the First Semester for all US Students.   High School Field Trip... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 21, 2018
The 6th grade students engaged in “The Show Must Go Epsilon: Seven Plays in the Greek Style.” In small groups, the students selected myths from ancient cultures (their choices included Norse, Chinese, Irish, Babylonian, and Anglo-Saxon) and adapted them into  Greek-style plays. Groups wrote their own scripts following the format of the Ancient Greeks, created masks for each character, and made their own scenery. Their hard work paid off when they presented a very entertaining show! See photos... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Thursday, December 20, 2018
WELCOMING OUR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL!   The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is pleased to announce Dr. David Portnoy as its new Head of School as of July 1st, 2019. He will take the reins from the current Head, Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Ph.D, who retires at the end of this school year following four years of dedication and leadership at AEC.   Dr. Portnoy brings to the Adelson school a wealth of leadership experience in Jewish and independent school education, outstanding... Read More
Posted by Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Head of School on Thursday, December 20, 2018
LILACH BLUEVISE PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL OF BOTH LOWER AND UPPER SCHOOL - 2019-2020   The Adelson Educational Campus is pleased to announce Lilach Bluevise will serve as the Principal of both Lower and Upper Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. For the past 3 years, Lilach has served as the Lower School principal and has done a wonderful job developing teacher excellence, an integrated and rigorous curriculum, establishing trust among parents, and supported student leadership/empowerment.... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 14, 2018
  December Mensch of the Month: Sarah Blank: This young lady makes a big effort to work with others during class. She seems to really understand the value of teamwork and the importance of community building. She always is one to learn material quickly, but it’s so nice to see her teach others that material, encourage others to apply that material, and then work together to achieve common goals.   Leanne Steward: This young lady is always sweet, polite and kind - all the qualities of a... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, December 7, 2018
This week, some of our sixth-grade students were in for a special treat when their Judaics teacher in Israel, Rabbi Tal Segal, took them for a tour of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.  The students were excited to see the festive lights for HanuKkah and even sang traditional songs with a street musician. Another special surprise was when their teacher went into a donut shop to buy a donut and then "shared" a donut with the students here in Las Vegas!   On a moving note,... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 30, 2018
HS Adventure Dome: Our High School students had a great time at Adventure Dome this past Wednesday! There were so many smiles, and so much laughter. It was wonderful to see our students having such a great time outside of school with their peers and teachers. We are looking forward to the overnight High School field trip that was rescheduled for second semester, and appreciate your flexibility and understanding with this change.  Modern Israel classes’ Streams of Zionism PBL project... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
We wish all of our families a most Happy Thanksgiving.  Among our many blessings is the joy of teaching your children and getting to participate in the growth of our students.  We hope you have a restful break and look forward to seeing you back on Monday.   A special thank you to our Care, Share and Inspire community partner Dr. Master for her presentation about being a veterinarian.  Our middle school students discovered all of the science necessary to be a veterinarian and asked... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 16, 2018
Poetry Slam 2018 We were thrilled to welcome back Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson and Battle Born Slam Emcee AJ Moyer to our campus for the fourth year in a row. During their brief residency, these visiting poets guided Adelson high school students in creative writing workshops over two days that focused on craft, structure, content and performance. Our guests then hosted a poetry slam on the third day of their visit, with all high school students and faculty present in the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Team on Friday, November 9, 2018
On October 27, the Jewish community was attacked by an anti-Semitic perpetrator, murdering 11 innocent lives, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Multiple schools across the nation participated in wearing all blue to school, spreading awareness about antisemitism. We made this a Tikun Olam project, by asking all students who chose to wear blue free dress, donate a dollar. We raised a total of $450, that will be donated to the Tree of Life Synagogue.   If you would... Read More