This Week in Upper School 2/24-2/28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020
Pride in Community
During Kabbalat Shabbat, US students were treated to a preview of the Spring Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone in the theater. Students were delighted by the humor, drama, and music performed by thirty-one of their Upper School peers.  Students will show off their versatility onstage and behind the scenes for three performances next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening at 6 PM each night.  The Drowsy Chaperone is a fast-paced, innovative musical that cleverly connects the 1920's and 2020's through song, dance, and comedy. Purchase Tickets Here.  All Upper School students and their families are invited to attend. Due to the subject matter, this play may not be suitable for younger students.
 

Student Council hosted a fabulous Sadies Dance last Saturday night.  The students transformed the downstairs entrance and band room into an 80s-themed dance hall complete with neon decorations and big hair!   Topping off the great night was the inclusion of the Lauder Javne students from Budapest. This was their first ever “American High School dance” and they had a blast.  

High School Student Council continued “Rosh Chodesh Funnery” with a Karaoke Battle Royale on the patio during Pride.  Several groups and individuals from 8th-12th grades belted out tunes and entertained the lunch crowd!
 
Pride in Excellence
The Class of 2020 has submitted 166 college applications. With over 70 decisions still to come in March, the admission offers to date are:  83 Admit, 6 Deny, 4 Deferred, 1 Wait-List. Merit Scholarship Awards: Current Class total: $713,000: $2,852,000 for 4 years. To view the complete list of scholarships and colleges acceptances to date, please click here.
 

Our 8th graders along with a few AP US History students took an exciting and informative trip to The Mob Museum this week! The group experienced first hand the history of the 1920s, including the period of Prohibition, the rise of organized crime, and viewed the St. Valentine’s Massacre exhibit.  The students learned about the first federal courthouse in Nevada where the museum is housed, as well as seeing artifacts that enhanced their learning experience. They also enjoyed a walk around downtown seeing signs of the old casinos that were either created by or influenced by the mob.

Pride in Jewish Values
On Tuesday, members of the National Honor Society conducted a blood drive for the benefit of the American Red Cross.  22 people comprised of students, faculty, and parents donated enough blood to save 66 lives!  
 
SAVE THE DATE
3/2-6    Nevada Reading Week
3/2       US Line Dancing during Pride on the Patio
3/3       The Drowsy Chaperone @ 6pm
3/3.       US Speaker during Pride Period: Alumna Kennedi Templeton
3/4       The Drowsy Chaperone @6pm
3/5        US Assembly with author Terri Farley during Pride Period
3/5        The Drowsy Chaperone @6pm
3/10      Purim
3/12      MS Masquerade Ball, 6-8:30pm
3/16      6th Grade CTPs
3/17      6th Grade CTPs
3/18      6th Grade CTPs
3/18      Pride Period Assembly: Grades 8-12: American Lung Society
3/19      6th Grade ERB's
3/22      Junior-Senior Prom
3/23      7th/8th Grade CTPs
3/24      7th/8th Grade CTPs
3/25      7th/8th Grade CTPs
3/25      Brett Fonfa Writing Award Presentation, 12:40pm-1:10pm
3/26      Rosh Chodesh Nisan, donuts & dress down $1
3/26      7th/8th Grade CTPs
3/27      US Challah Baking during break
4/6-19   NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
4/20    Return to School