This Week in Upper School 10/3-10/5, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018
This project was created to develop research skills, primarily, as well as explore the nature of storytelling and communication and the lives of early man.  The students are using (almost all) authentic materials – horsehair, moss, authentic mineral pigments – to create their art. They have had to research what materials and tools were available in different parts of the world during the Paleolithic Era.  Each group had a different area/set of cave paintings to research, from Australia, Namibia, Indonesia, Brazil, France, and Romania. Students needed to choose appropriate pigments and tools based on their research. For example, only the group from Namibia should be using blue pigments, as it is the only part of the world to see that pigment used in paleolithic cave art.  The group from Brazil should not be using horsehair brushes – there were no horses in the Americas!
Today during the Middle School Seminar session, students learned the necessary steps to solve a Rubik’s Cube! Their patience was tested as they learned the 7 algorithms required to turn any of the 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations into a solved cube. Don’t be surprised if you see students ‘cubing’ as they travel through the AEC hallways!
Here at Adelson we not only value our student’s academic accomplishments, but also those who display stellar values.  This year in the Upper School will are recognizing students who are living every day with Mensch like characteristics.  “A Mensch is many things and one simple thing. A mensch does what is right because it is right towards family, towards strangers, at home and in public.  When people behave with honesty, integrity, consideration, and respect, they themselves prosper as does society at large. By spreading mensch-like behavior we can make our society happier, healthier and more successful.”
The winners of this month’s MENSCH OF THE MONTH for Middle School were:
Ori Gold, 8th grade, for being patient and understanding with his peers…
Charlotte Penso, 7th grade, for always being gracious, kind and patient, a loyal friend and would help anyone in need.
Our High School Student Council has chosen the theme of Super Hero this year.  Next week the High School Student Council is excited to pump up the school during spirit week.  Be on the lookout on Monday for Super PJ Day, Marvel vs. DC Day on Tuesday, Spirit Day on Wednesday, Villain Day on Thursday.  High School spirit week will culminate with the Homecoming Dance that Saturday night.

Upcoming Events:

October 9th and 11th: Project Chesed classes will be cleaning up Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
October 16th: Special Guest Presentation by Major Clyde from Nellis Air Force Base.
October 23-25: 7th and 8th Grade Trip - Mount Zion
November 7-9: All High School Trip to Camp Alonim
December 5: Open Mic Night for High School students