This Week in Upper School 11/12-11/16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018
Poetry Slam 2018
We were thrilled to welcome back Clark County Poet Laureate Vogue Robinson and Battle Born Slam Emcee AJ Moyer to our campus for the fourth year in a row. During their brief residency, these visiting poets guided Adelson high school students in creative writing workshops over two days that focused on craft, structure, content and performance. Our guests then hosted a poetry slam on the third day of their visit, with all high school students and faculty present in the audience. Once again, we were all wowed by the students’ confidence and commitment to their writing and performances. We could not be more pleased with the event this year, and thank all of those who were responsible for making the workshops and performance an Adelson tradition. Congratulations to ninth-grader Jonah Tecktiel, who won the slam!
Veteran’s Day Program
A unique Veterans Day presentation gave students the opportunity to learn how animals have been used in warfare and how dogs are used in the military and in other security settings today.  Mr. Harrell of Off the Leash K9 Training spoke to our Upper School students about his experiences as a dog handler finding mines in Afghanistan and Iraq. He shared how his skills have transferred to civilian life and gave a lively demonstration with a local hospital guard dog.
Care, Share and Inspire
Mr. Oliver Lovat presented to our high school students: An introduction to Strategic Thinking: How businesses get you to buy their products, and how you can be smarter than the average customer.  Mr. Mark Bodner shared Information Matters: Revolutionizing the Construction INdustry through Adoption of Technology.
9th Grade Project Chesed
Students enjoyed some time in the sunshine will decorating our sidewalks with all the things they are thankful for this year. 
Banking Guest Speakers
Two Branch Managers from nearby Chase Banks visited seniors in Mr. Hemsworth’s Financial Math class today.  Over the past two weeks, students researched Banking & Checking Accounts and were eager to meet banking professionals.  Many students were excited to learn they could become bank tellers when they turn 18! The class also discussed the pros and cons of credit cards, what affects a credit score, and even learned how the bank vault is opened!  

MS Spirit Week 

This week Middle School students enjoyed Spirit Week hosted by the Middle School Student Council.  Events were Games themed, with “Cards Day”, “Game Character Day”, and “Clue Day”. The highlight of the week was Game Night on Wednesday.  Student Council members Noa Lovat, Michael Harouni, Ash Abrahamson, Britohn Blank, Jack Kim, Te’yah Graham, Nicole Miller, Jadyn Garshofsky, and Alex Amid displayed their skills as game show hosts as student teams competed in “Family Feud” and individual students showed their musical knowledge in “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”.  The highest scoring team of “Family Feud” consisted of Justice Reisman, Molly Finkel, and Alyssa Falkenshammer. The winner of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” was Emily Rahim, who displayed an impressive knowledge of popular songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s!