This Week in Upper School 1/29-2/2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018
Fifth and sixth graders went to Mt. Potosi on Tuesday.  During the day, students enjoyed hiking around the area, creating art to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, trying their hands at archery, and a themed scavenger hunt that incorporated learning in several disciplines.  The sixth graders stayed the night and enjoyed a night mission and talent show.  On Wednesday, the sixth graders were up early to see the rare super blue blood moon in the pristine skies free from the city lights.  The students had a blast! View photos.
The Southwest Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest recognized 22 AEC students for their submissions (Photography, Writing, Documentary) at the Scholastic Art & Writing awards ceremony at Springs Preserve on January 27, 2018. Mazel Tov! Works will be on exhibit at the Springs Preserve from January 27-April 1st from 9:00-5:00 in the Origen Museum (Big Springs Gallery). Photo of AEC winners above.
AEC Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Special Awards. National Medalist are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Sadie’s Dance tickets are on sale:  $10 for singles and $15 for doubles.  Students who wish to bring an outside guest must get the form from Ms. Kaufman and return it by Friday, February 9th.  
Students participated in their monthly Media Literacy class, designed to help students become savvy and critical consumers of digital media and websites disseminating false or misleading information.  
Students attending the Israel trip were treated to Israeli desserts while hearing exciting details about the trip!