This Week in Upper School 10/8-10/12, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018
High School spirit week has been full of Super Hero excitement all to culminate with the Homecoming Dance, Saturday, October 13 from 8:00-11:00 pm at AEC. On Thursday, the High School held a fun and action-packed Pep Rally with ice cream sundaes, a flag football game and tons of positive school spirit. The Homecoming Court this year is comprised of AEC juniors  Micah deLeon, Kalman Steinberg, Oze Botach, Rebecca Winger, Monica Zhong and Sarah Blank.
This week, the science department was busy with dissections in Dr. Adkinson’s 7th grade life science and in Ms. Hilt's and Ms. Garrett’s AP Psychology. In Life Science, students dissected a grasshopper to learn more about species and their morphological characteristics. In AP Psychology, students have been studying the parts of the brain and their functions. As a culminating lab, they dissected a sheep’s brain, locating and identifying each of the structures in the process.
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.  AEC 6th graders showcased their storytelling skills by presented their Cave Painting project to the 5th grade on Wednesday.
All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 24th. The exam will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. Please be on time! Contact Mr. Girard with any questions:
AEC Seniors Elisabeth Kac, David Poura and Nuriel Sussman participated in the Clark County Medical Society MiniMed Program where they were able to shadow a doctor for the day.  These students were able to work side by side with family medicine doctors and anaesthesiologists. At the conclusion of this was a recognition dinner where high school students from across the valley were able to share about their experience. 
Alexander Dawson students joined AEC students in our incubator to plan, design and construct cardboard boats for AEC’s annual boat races.  It was a wonderful experience to see these two communities come together to work on this project.
All Adelson students are parents are invited to a presentation by Young Judaea, Israel’s original Gap Year Program, on Thursday, November 8th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Beit Midrash. Young Judaea's Year Course in Israel is the original GAP year program providing an academic partnership with the American Jewish University College in Israel.  Our students earn up to 30 college credits. The American Jewish University’s main campus is located in Los Angeles and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Participants in Young Judaea's Year Course in Israel engage in life-changing social action issues, discover projects they care passionately about, and develop the skills to make an impact. They will learn valuable leadership skills to take back to their community and campus, and they will have the opportunity to design and run peer-led projects. Not only does Year Course allow you to customize your year by choosing classes and programs, we also offer specialty tracks and add-ons that give you the chance to make this year your own!
Options include Business Track where you learn from the best Israeli entrepreneurs, Medical Track where you become a first responder while working on the Magen David Adom (Israeli Ambulance) and trips abroad to Poland, Greece, Morocco and Rwanda just to name a few.
This website is a great resource for more information:

Upcoming Events:

October 16th: Special Guest Presentation by Major Clyde from Nellis Air Force Base.
October 23-25: 7th and 8th Grade Trip -  Zion National Park
November 7-9: All High School Trip to Camp Alonim (formally known as the High School Shabbaton)
December 5: Open Mic Night for High School students