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This Week in Upper School 4/29-5/3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019
Lion’s Pride Walk and Senior Siyyum
Adelson’s first Senior Siyyum was held on Friday to celebrate our graduating senior class. A big thanks to the JK and 5th grade classes for singing two beautiful songs to our seniors. After the special ceremony students, families and staff lined up in the hallways to cheer on and applaud our seniors as they walked through the school hallways in their caps and gowns. Thank you to all who attended these events and helped to make it such a great and memorable morning for our senior class. VIEW PHOTOS
 
National College Signing Day
On May 1st,  the Adelson community gathered in the Dining Commons to celebrate National Signing Day and congratulate our seniors for their success in the college and scholarship application process. Seniors posed with paintings of their respective college mascots, courtesy of Ms. Waldman and her art students, and then enjoyed cakes decorated with the names of their colleges as well as the Israeli Defense Forces. The seniors and Mr. Girard wish to thank Ms. Waldman, Ms. Paxinos, Ms. Pagel, Ms. Toomey, and Mr. Largent for all they did to make the event a wonderful success! VIEW PHOTOS
 
The 6th Annual High School Awards Ceremony
The Adelson High School community was proud to present the 6th Annual High School Awards Ceremony honoring a number of our high school students.  Administration and High School faculty presented President's Awards, Academic Awards, and Character Awards. To view the complete list of winners, click here.
 
April Mensch of the Month Awards:
High School Awardees:
Eshrat Botach: Always helping others, striving to be a better, kind, caring, and positive individual. Eshrat is a treasure in our "Coding in Geometry" special sessions.  She is focused, enthusiastic, curious and insightful!
 
Micah deLeon: Always helping others, striving to be a better, kind, caring, and positive individual. Micah exhibits great maturity in planning his work, mapping out his future path through high school, and asking questions that help him formulate his plans.  We appreciate his always reasoned and balanced approach when it comes to problem-solving, both academic and socio-emotional.
 
Yom Hashoah
This week holds the annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah. The Hebrew term, yom hashoa, means day of the destruction, or day of the catastrophe. This week, Upper School students at Adelson Canmpus took a few moments to remember, to light candles and to say a prayer for the six million Jews who were lost during the Holocaust. Students then broke off into small groups for a time of mourning, reflection, and learning. VIEW PHOTOS
 
Project Chessed collaboration with our sister school in Hungary
Ms. Toomey’s 10th grade Project Chessed class decided to send their favorite American Kosher snacks to a class of students at the Lauder Javne School in Budapest, Hungary.  The students from Lauder Javne School were introduced via video to Project Chessed Students during the visit in February by some of the teachers from the Lauder Javne School.  In response, our friends from Hungary decided to send their favorite Hungarian Kosher snacks. Both sets of students included notes to their new friends. We hope the collaboration will continue when some of our students from Adelson visit Hungary next school year as part of the exchange program.
 
Of special note for next week:
On Wednesday, May 8th, in observance of Yom HaZikaron, everyone should wear a white shirt with uniform bottoms.  We will NOT have spirit wear on this day.
On Thursday, May 9th, in observance of Yom Ha'atzmaut, wear blue and white (blue jeans are allowed).  
 

Save the Date:

Monday, May 6th - Rosh Hodesh - Dress Down for $1
Monday, May 6th -17th - High School AP testing
Monday, May 6th -  ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
Tuesday, May 7th-  ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
Wednesday, May 8th - ERB/CTP testing (7th and 8th grades)
Wednesday, May 8th-Seniors last day of regular classes
Thursday, May 9th-May 17th- Senior exams
Thursday, May 9th - Middle School Academic Awards at 2:40 pm
Friday, May 10th - ERB/CTP testing (Algebra 1/Geometry Honors MS students)
Tuesday, May 14th - Middle School Sports Awards during Pride Period (1:10-1:40)
Friday, May 17th - 8th-grade Celebration 9:30 am
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 3:00pm
Thursday, May 23rd- Class of 2019 Graduation at 5:30pm