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This Week in Upper School 2/6 -2/10, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

What happened:

CELEBRATION OF WRITING
The English Department from 3 years old to 12th grade hosted the Celebration of Writing on Wednesday showcasing the amazing ways students engage in writing across the disciplines.  Students read original works, parents learned about the English curriculum in the divisions, and Upper School students and Lower School teachers hosted games with words.  A great time was had by all.  View pictures from the Celebration of Writing event, CLICK HERE.
 
SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE
AEC seniors who have applied and have been accepted for Academic Scholarships:
Krishna M: The Presidential Scholarship from USC, The Dean’s Scholarship from Northeastern University
Lily T: The Red Hawk Distinction Scholarship from Miami University (OH)
Maxime C: The Cane’s Achievement Scholarship from The University of Miami
 
HONORS COLLEGE ENGLISH
Ms. Joyner's AP Literature & Composition class attended Dr. Beth Rosenberg's (mother of 9th grader, Laurel R) Honors College English class at UNLV on Monday to participate in a discussion on two James Joyce short stories. It was a great opportunity and the students enjoyed getting a first hand look at a college level English class.  
 
TASTE OF HIGH SCHOOL
Taste of High School-Wednesday marked the first day of several during February and March that small groups of 8th grade students shadowed high school students. These students experienced high school classes, break, FLEX, and lunch.  
 
DERECH ERETZ
This week's (and last week's) Middle School Derech Eretz honorees are: 
Jonah T.,  Hannah A., Teagan C, Caroline F, Matan S, Mayan S, Morgan K, Neev E,, Abby B, Fiona, Maya H, Mai, Ellah L.

What you need to know:

A MESSAGE FROM THE COLLEGE COUNSELOR
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: david.girard@adelsoncampus.org.
 
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: david.girard@adelsoncampus.org
 
MOCK TRAIL
Mock Trial will participate in the Mock Trail Competition this weekend.  Good luck!