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This Week in Upper School 2/27-3/3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

What you need to know:

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.
Get those costumes ready because Purim is coming and will be celebrated at school on Friday, March 10th.  Attendance will be taken. Families should know that students are encouraged to dress up and that they will have a day of exciting activities in honor and celebration of this special day.
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
Buy tickets online @
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.
Olivia R - Darby K - Need E - Joel R - Maya C - Eden B
A reminder to parents of current juniors; If you have not already done so, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Girard to discuss the college counseling program as it relates to the second semester as well as your student’s senior year. Also, please remind your students to register now for one ACT and one SAT to be taken before this school year ends. Mr. Girard can be reached at:

To all freshmen and sophomore parents; While you may not be prepared to consider your student’s collegiate aspirations, it is not too early to begin planning. Mr. Girard is available to discuss curriculum planning, summer programs, standardized test preparation programs, study abroad options, gap year programs, and a variety of other related topics. You are invited to schedule a time to meet with Mr. Girard by contacting him at:

AEC Students participated in a project linking students from the Mojave Desert (our students) to students in the Thar Desert of India. As part of that project both sets of students went on field trips in their area and learned about their deserts and the species that live there. They took photographs and connected to the students across the globe. This was part of a larger project and included students from other CCSD schedules and NV Virtual academy academy as well. There are a series of partners ranging from UNLV to the National Endowments for the Arts.
Resulting from this project; our students photographs will be on display at the Nevada State Museum with an exhibit opening reception on 3/12/17. We will be encouraging our students to attend and they may get a chance to speak during the presentations. Sharon Schafer; the artist spearheading this; will be interviewed on State of Nevada and we will have a write up in Desert Companion magazine. The project was also featured in a major India newspaper.
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: ;
You can also contact our National Honor Society organizers, Bianca K and Annelissa M, 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.