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Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, November 3, 2017
  UPPER SCHOOL Vanessa Voltz, class of 2021, will compete in the Cross Country State Championships in Reno! Gooooooo, Vanessa!   Thanks to the efforts of juniors Dana Bluevise, Bailey Kermani, and Nuriel Sussman, the Upper School raised almost $400 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The money will be donated to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.       MIDDLE SCHOOL Today Honors Biology students did microbiology! They took bacterial colonies that we grew on petri plates,... Read More
Posted by Milly Joyner, High School Dean on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Starting Monday, October 30th, the high school will offer an After School Study Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30.  Upperclassmen, along with Milly Joyner, will run After School Study Hall and will be on hand to offer assistance on a variety of subjects, as well as help with organizational skills and study tips.  Any high school student is invited to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to work in a structured environment, to get extra help on... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, October 20, 2017
        ANNELISSA AND MILES LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FIELD AND BECOMES SCHOOL WINNERS IN WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (October 20, 2017) – There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Annelissa McKenzie and Miles Hagan by naming the, School Winners. “Annelissa and Miles are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, October 20, 2017
  Upper School (Grades 6 - 12) Students enjoyed the Pep Rally on Thursday afternoon.  Games, jokes, dance performances, the band, and the announcement of the High School Homecoming Court kept the audience engaged and cheerful! View all Pep Rally photos.   The first quarter has ended, and the second quarter has begun.  First quarter narrative reports will be issued to students via Edsby on November 5.    Friday, October 27 is Nevada Day, and there will be no school.   Middle School (... Read More
Posted by Sage Dining on Thursday, October 19, 2017
On Monday, SAGE Dining Services® set up a RAW vegetable tasting bar to show the many amazing vegetable options and how fresh and delicious there are. We offer two kinds of fresh-cut fruit every day, serve fresh fruit salad every Friday, and offer fresh fruit as an alternative to sugary dessert items. We serve fresh vegetables daily, including one plain steamed veggie, as an accompaniment to our main entree. We also offer grilled and raw veggies for sandwiches and wraps, and to accompany our... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  Lucy Jacobs, a holocaust survivor, spoke to a 9th grade Engligh class today. They just finished reading Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night, and they are going to the Holocaust Museum in DC in the coming weeks. It was an honor to have Ms. Jacobs share her story with the class.    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our upper school raised almost $150 yesterday in a PINK OUT (pay $1.00 to wear pink) to donate to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Help raise money for Dr. Susan Love... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Upper School (Grades 6 - 12) The upper school met at 8:00 on Monday morning to discuss the tragic events of Sunday night.  Morah Rosen and Rabbi Jaffee offered words of comfort and spoke about the importance of our community as we support one another during this time of mourning in our city.   Since we will not be together to celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat, Rabbi Jaffee led us in a brief service on Wednesday to offer a prayer for healing, to sing together, and to reflect on the importance of... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Thursday, September 28, 2017
HIGH SCHOOL High school students participated in the second Media Literacy workshop on digital misrepresentation led by our esteemed librarian, Jennifer Nails and guest presenter, Mr. Herringshaw.  Students collected money as a part of the "Penny War" for St. Jude's Ranch for Children.  This initiative is being led by Adelson alumna, Ariel Wexler, Class of 2016, for a business course project at UNLV. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month-get ready to PINK OUT for a $1 and play dodgeball... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, September 15, 2017
Not only is hachnasat orchim a Jewish value, but it is also a mitzvah.  The virtue of hospitality is not simply about standing at a door and welcoming those who choose to walk through that door, but it is about bringing in all guests or strangers.  An aspect of hospitality, then, is inclusiveness; it is essential that we depend on each other, support each other, and be united together. Being inclusive means bringing people in as part of the larger community. Implicit to being inclusive and... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, September 8, 2017
We Are Proud to be Drug Free Making sound choices for the future All of our high school students, teachers and staff agree to mandatory drug testing several times throughout the school year. Adolescence is an extremely vulnerable time for our children to be exposed to substance use and develop addiction. The brain is still developing through childhood, reaching a matured state only in adulthood. While the brain is still maturing, any developmental disturbances, which can be caused by... Read More