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This week in Upper School 10/29-11/2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018
  
Middle School Mensch of the Month for October are:
Ari deLeon (8th grade) - “Ari is always ready to lend a hand, is calm, kind and  overall mensch material.”
Oz Hirsh (8th grade) - “Oz proactively took the lead on the Zion Field Trip to help pack, shuffle, move, set up and clean up from all our meals and packing of community luggage.”  
High School Mensch of the Month for October are:
Kennedi Templeton (12th grade): She is an anchor to her classmates, serving as both a model student and a helping hand.
Elizabeth Gutierrez (11th grade): She is consistently a positive influence and a force for good with her classmates.
 
CARE, SHARE & INSPIRE
Care, Share and Inspire presentation by  Dr. deLeon. Last Thursday, students from Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology and AP Psychology attended a presentation by Dr. deLeon, the chief clinical ethicist for Florida Hospital.  In his bioethics role, he assists doctors, nurses, family members and patients, when medical issues arise which include ethical conflicts; tensions, or dilemmas. Dr. deLeon lead our students in the process of making bioethical decisions and the impact these decision and discussion have on individuals, families and medical personnel.
 
MATH
Just last week, sixth grader Chris Bao propelled Adelson to victory with his impressive win at the citywide MathLeague competition. Featuring paper-based problem solving and a Jeopardy-style Countdown round, MathLeague contests serve as feeders to ARML (American Regions Math League), the most nation’s most prestigious high school math competition hosted at universities each spring. Chris has been preparing for competition by...Read More on the AEC BLOG "The Pride"
 
Financial Math students wrapped up their unit about banking accounts with some ‘interest’ing presentations. Students learned what to look for when opening a checking account, fees and pitfalls to avoid, and even researched how paying for items may look in the future. These seniors continue to learn skills and habits that will last a lifetime.
 
WELLNESS PROGRAM
Some of our  Middle School students took the Ms. Melanie wellness program challenge!  Every week our Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of wellness activities from exercise to nutrition to meditation and journaling.  
 
Students in 9th-12th grade have all met with Ms. Melanie in small groups to brainstorm ideas for wellness related activities that will be offered to all high school students during Pride Period every Thursday. The first wellness meeting will be held next Thursday, November 8th. Topics & activities that seem of interest to high school students include physical activity, yoga, stress reduction, school/life balance, sport specific training & nutrition.