This Week in Upper School 1/14-1/18, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Our 5th and 6th graders had a wonderful time celebrating Tu Bishvat at scenic Mt. Potosi this past Wednesday and Thursday!  This trip is the first of several planned activities that will plant the seeds of success in middle school with our incoming sixth graders.  To build a sense of strong community, our 5th and 6th graders were grouped together throughout the day for shelter building, archery, art. The Shinshiniot, Lilach and Noam, created choreography that was taught to the students; it will become a part of a fun Tu Bishvat music video.  The 6th graders stayed overnight and enjoyed an extra day of teambuilding. During that day, they experienced a text mimicry lesson resulting in six original stories of Tu Bishvat and used Boomwhackers to create a group song in rondo form. The sixth graders are excited to host the fifth graders later in the month for the Chemical Garden experienced honoring the legacy of Israeli Astronaut, Ilan Ramon. View Photos
On Tuesday morning, the 10th grade Project Chessed class worked with the JCC of Southern Nevada to host the event, “Teaching Seniors Technology.”  Students helped set up a kindle fire, and showed how to update and use the apps of a smartphone. We enjoyed coffee, tea, donuts, and fruit provided by Sage Dining.  Project Chessed classes look forward to other collaborations currently being planned with the JCC of Southern Nevada.
On Monday morning, AEC Ambassadors welcomed 8th and 9th graders to Shadow Week and doled out Krispy Kreme donuts to start off the week on a sweet note! In small groups and on four different days, 8th graders were paired with 9th graders and spent the day together attending and participating in 9th grade classes.  8th graders selected a foreign language class and identified two majors to round out their days. Additionally, the AEC Ambassadors have invited the 8th graders to PACK the STANDS when the AEC LIONS play our arch rival, the Meadows Mustangs, in basketball at HOME on Tuesday, January 22nd.
AEC’s “Pack the Stands” event is on Tuesday, January 22nd!  Wear your AEC spirit wear to school and let’s pack the stands to show our lion pride after school for the basketball game against the Meadows School in the AEC Gym!  Go Lions! JV: 3:00pm | Girls: 4:30pm | Varsity: 6:00pm