This Week in Upper School 11/6-11/10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017
Upper School (Grades 6 - 12)
High School students enjoyed a very special Kabbalat Shabbat today featuring three community rabbi's from Reform (Rabbi Cohen), Conservative (Rabbi Tecktiel) and Orthodox (Rabbi Rivkin) temples. ASK THE RABBI was an educational and spiritual experience with student's asking questions ranging from the Torah to current events.
Then the Middle School students had an equally important guest, one of our prominent board members Mr Lowey. This week in Jewish history the Israeli government officially announced that Operation Magic Carpet or On Eagles Wings was happening, which brought 50,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel. Mr Lowie being a Yemenite Jew was able to provide a special and personal insight. Mr Lowie recommended 2 beautiful Yemenite songs that were played for the students. His passion and knowledge was palpable and well received by teachers and students alike. 
Final Exam Schedule for Semester One. See FLYER. Remember, school is dismissed each day of exams at 12:30 PM for all Upper School students, grades 6 - 12.  Also, remember that students should ONLY come to school on Friday, December 22 if they have an exam to make-up.
Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Fall Dance!  Students enjoyed the season with cool dance moves and yummy food at the Fall Dance.  Student Council did a phenomenal job organizing the vent which was DJ'd by our very own High School student, Kalman!
High School (Grades 9 – 12)
Mazel tov to Matahn Blank, class of 2020 and Jason Bello, class of 2018, who were nominated by the faculty as Mensches of the Month for October.  
On Tuesday evening, 26 high school students volunteered for the Backpack for Kids program at Three Square Food Bank, packing groceries for 3,600 kids who would otherwise go without food over the weekend. 
On Wednesday, we were excited to have 37 of our Adelson High School students attend the Discover MED program at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Summerlin. The Discover MED is an interactive clinical problem-solving experience in which groups of students are challenged with a patient and then are introduced to the clinical data relevant from 4 or 5 medical disciplines necessary to provide a diagnosis and understanding of the case. Each group then adopts one of those medical disciplines and presents the patient findings from the perspective of that discipline. Each group of students were led by an attending physician who will act as role model, guide and facilitator. The goal of the program is to provide a meaningful experience, to inspire young minds to consider a career in any of the healthcare professions and to give students a unique learning experience. See images from the Discover MED trip.
For the third year in a row, poets from Battle Born Slam will put on a slam poetry workshop next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday culminating in the anticipated Poetry Slam on Thursday during FLEX.  
Mazel tov to Yaara Aybar, class of 2020, for becoming a Smith Center Young Ambassador.