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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
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR FACULTY Camille McCue. PhDLEAD SPEAKERS AT NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS AEC Director of Technology Innovations Camille McCue and Lower School STEM teacher Rachel Ziter have been selected to present at the 2018 NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.  Their presentation is entitled, "Random Thoughts: Fun, Easy-to-Code Math Models from Flipping Coins to Wandering Aliens." Proudly representing... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Nails on Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Do you enjoy creating stories, writing about your life, or are you simply in need of some creative time in the midst of your hectic schedule? Librarian Ms. Jennifer Nails is pleased to be offering a creative writing course for interested Adelson parents. Participants will begin with a brief yoga warm-up, engage in several writing exercises, read work aloud for comments and suggestions, and share in an open discussion about the writing process (drafting, revision, critique, editing) and the... Read More
Posted by Upper School Science Department on Friday, August 18, 2017
  SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21   On Monday, students will have the wonderful opportunity to view the solar eclipse here at Adelson. It has been almost four decades since the last total solar eclipse was visible here in the U.S. and our location will allow us to view 72% of the eclipse.   All Upper School (6-12) students will have the opportunity to view the eclipse using glasses specifically for this purpose, and with a 3D printed pinhole viewer. Students in the Middle School have... Read More
Posted by AEC Communications on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
We all ask our children "what did you learn today at school?" Most of the time we get the response "stuff." Well, our administration and expert faculty are excited to share our plans for this school year. You'll hear about all the amazing new programs and go into the classroom where you'll see what your children will experience. We know our "stuff" and are inspired to share our vision with you. Get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT! BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SCHEDULE: MIDDLE SCHOOL: Tuesday, August... Read More