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This Week in Upper School 3/18-3/22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019
Our High School students were very fortunate to have Leenoy S., one of our Adelson Alumna who is graduating from the UNLV School of Nursing program, come and present her capstone project to our students.  She and her team provided valuable information on mental health and wellness. This was a great opportunity for our current high school students to not only receive important information about mental health and wellness, but to also see first hand what an AEC graduate is accomplishing out in the Las Vegas community and the amazing experiences she is getting to be part of since being an Adelson Lion.
 
AEC 5th, 6th and 7th grade students learned about next year’s exciting electives offerings this week.  Students received a course description of each elective, heard from the teachers of those electives and received an elective selection sheet.  Please review the elective offerings with your student and have them return the signed elective selection sheet to Ms. Kaufman in the Upper School office.
 
Congratulations to AEC Middle School student Chris Bao. He earned 4th place in the 2019 MATHCOUNTS Nevada state competition.  Chris will advance to the national competition in May in Orlando, Florida. Way to go Chris!
 
On Tuesday, Project Chessed’s 10th grade students helped make hamantaschen with the 18 month classes in Lower School.  This activity is the continuation of the many intergenerational activities between the Upper School and Lower School.
 
Thursday, the Upper School celebrated Purim!  The talented AEC band led the costume parade and escorted us to the theater where we all came together for the Megillah Chanting and the Purim Spiel.  The high school students continued their day engaging in community service such as park clean up, working with the Make A Wish Foundation, and making blankets for Project Linus.  High School students were treated to lunch time performances and then were able to participate in workshops conducted by talented community members on drawing caricatures, cooking, creating comical characters, and designing masks. AEC Middle School students and 5th graders participated in Purim challenges of Guess Who and Purim tableaus and finished their day with the carnival activities outside.  Thank you to all our faculty, parent volunteers, and community members who helped make this Purim an amazing success.
View the 2019 AEC Purim Photo Gallery
 
As the end of the school year approaches, the Upper School has many exciting events happening.  Please see the Save the Dates below and come and support our AEC students.
 

SAVE THE DATE:

March:
Thursday, March 28th- 9th and 10th Grade Lock-In from 7:30 pm - Friday 9:25 am
 
April:
Sunday, April 7th- Junior-Senior Prom
Tuesday, April 9th - 5th and 6th Grade Seder 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Thursday, April 11th - Upper School Spring Celebration, 2:00-4:00 pm
Monday, April 15th-Friday, April 26th - Spring Break
Tuesday, April 30th - ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
 
May:
Wednesday, May 1st- ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
Thursday, May 2nd- ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
Thursday, May 2nd-Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Friday, May 3rd - Senior Siyyum & Lions Pride Walk at 8:00 am in the Theater
Friday, May 3rd - High School Awards Ceremony at 9:00 am in the Theater
Monday, May 6th -17th - High School AP testing
Monday, May 6th -  ERB/CTP testing (6th grade)
Tuesday, May 7th-  ERB/CTP testing (6th grade)
Wednesday, May 8th-Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day)
Wednesday, May 8th - ERB/CTP testing (6th grade)
Wednesday, May 8th-Seniors last day of regular classes
Thursday, May 9th-May 17th- Senior exams
Thursday, May 9th - Middle School Awards at 8:00 am in the Theater
Thursday, May 9th-Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day)
Tuesday, May 14th - Middle School Sports Awards during Pride Period (1:10-1:40)
Friday, May 17th - 8th-grade Celebration 9:30 am in the Theater
Monday - Thursday, May 20th - 23rd - Exams for grades 6-11
Tuesday, May 21st - Seniors leave for Grad Night Field Trip
Wednesday, May 22nd- Graduation rehearsal 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 23rd- Class of 2019 Graduation at 5:30 pm