This Week in Upper School 2/21 - 2/24, 2017
Upper School Staff
Friday, February 24, 2017
Tal Brody, visited our school on Wednesday and met with High School students during their daily town hall. He is an American-Israeli former basketball player, and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel. Brody was drafted #12 in the NBA draft, but chose to pass up an NBA career to instead play basketball in Israel.He played on the national basketball teams of both the United States and Israel, and served in the armies of both countries. In 1977, he led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the European Cup Basketball Championship. Along the way, his team defeated the heavily favored Soviet Red Army team CSKA Moscow. Brody's famous remark upon beating the Soviets – "We are on the map! And we are staying on the map – not only in sports, but in everything." – became a part of Israeli culture.
LAS VEGAS BLACK HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST WINNER: AEC SENIOR TATIANA W
The Las Vegas Community Center hosted an essay contest in honor of Black History Month to Clark County, Nevada, students in grades 2 - 12. First-, second- and third-place winners from each division will recite their essays at an event in their honor. AEC senior, Tatiana W, won this years essay contest. Topic: What kind of social changes have to happen for an African- American to become President?
ANNUAL HOLOCAUST ART AND WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: AEC SENIOR JACLYN R
Engaging and mentoring students in studying the Holocaust and in grappling with its meaning and lessons for today is a vital part of the mission of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. In partnership with The 1939 Society, one of the largest and most active Holocaust survivor organizations in the United States, and with the support of the Samueli Foundation, Dana and Yossie Hollander and others, the Rodgers Center annually sponsors an art and writing contest for middle and high school students. Focusing on themes central both to the Holocaust and to ethical decision making in our world today, the contest gives students from public, private and parochial schools the opportunity to share their creative works in response to survivors’ oral testimonies. AEC senior, Jaclyn R, made it to the finals of the Chapman Holocaust Remembrance Contest for film.
MENSCH OF THE MONTH
Brent W (left), sophomore, is honored as Mensch of the Month for February.
CLASS OF 2017 AUCTION
The Class of 2017 auctioned off their services yesterday and raised over $1700.00 towards their trip to Israel!
ISRAELI DANCERS VISIT AEC
What you need to know:
MIDDLE SCHOOL WrAP TESTING
Save the date! The Middle School students (grades 6 - 8) will take the Writing Assessment Program (WrAP) the mornings of Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28.
PURIM IS COMING
Get those costumes ready because Purim is coming and will be celebrated at school on Friday, March 10th. Attendance will be taken.
SHREK SAVE THE DATE: March 7, 8 & 9
The time has come: SHREK-THE MUSICAL is coming to the Adelson Campus stage! The Performing Arts Department, cast and crew have been hard at work transforming the theater into a stinky swamp, a Stepford castle, and a dragon's den. All that's left to do is to corral a captive audience to join us for the on-stage shenanigans and musical extravaganza! Laughing is required. Crying is optional.
Performances start at 7pm in the Theater
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Theater opens at 6pm for advance ticket holders purchased through Brown Paper Tickets; some tickets may be available after 6:30pm on day of performance.
TASTE OF HIGH SCHOOL
On Wednesdays during the month of March, 8th graders will shadow high schoolers for a Taste of High School.
Junior/Senior Prom is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Palazzo. Seniors are excused from school on Monday, April 3rd and Juniors may arrive by 10:45 a.m. without penalty.
We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross on Tuesday April 4th to launch the first Adelson Educational Campus blood drives. We’ll be working together to give back to the community in a truly life changing way, since each donation we collect can save up to three lives. Our high school National Honor Society, guided by Ms. Levi and Dr. Adkinson, is leading the blood drive for us and will be sending out more information soon.
There are many ways you can help, but most importantly we hope you come out to donate. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you on April 4th.
Please sign up to donate blood that day. You can contact Ms. Levi and Dr. Adkinson through Edsby or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
You can also contact our National Honor Society organizers, Bianca Kermany and Annelissa McKenzie, through Edsby. When you contact us, we will provide you with optional time slots for your donation.
The Red Cross has been making a humanitarian impact for more than 130 years, and has been collecting blood for over 70 of those years. We can all be part of something important when we work with the Red Cross to strengthen the blood supply and give back to our community. Let’s make an impact on April 4th and add saving lives to our school’s list of great accomplishments.