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This Week in Upper School 5/13-5/17 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019
8th Grade Celebration
This morning, the Adelson Campus community celebrated the accomplishments of our 8th grade students.  Students and families joined us for a reception with cake, a photo booths, and many smiles before we gathered in the theater to congratulate our dynamic 8th grade students as they prepare to enter high school.
Stock Market Game Nevada
The Stock Market Game is a 7 month, nationwide competition where students are given a fictitious $100,000 and are able to invest in the Stock Market in real time.  Students learn about stocks, bonds, markets, and are able to develop their own trading strategy. High School student Brent W. finished second in the high-school division of the state with a final portfolio value of just over $101,200. What was Brent’s strategy?  Brent states that he “invested in Walmart, Take-Two Interactive, Best Buy, and invested in a few commodities like gold.  I got lucky in that I was not too heavily invested in December when the stock market tanked. I played the game conservatively and was able to do well based on the market’s performance these last few months.”  Mazel Tov to Brent and his math instructor Mr. Hemsworth for placing second in the State of Nevada.
Middle School Sports Awards
The AEC Athletic Department was proud to honor middle school athletes who played spring sports.  AEC had a strong showing in cross country, volleyball, swimming, basketball, soccer and tennis. The coaches shared accomplishments, growth and the wonderful sportsmanship that we value at AEC.  A very special thank you to the dedicated coaches who inspired these students to play their best. Watch the full award ceremony video.
AP Exams
AEC high school students completed AP exams this week and our seniors have finished their semester exams in preparation for graduation next week. The 6th-12th grade students start semester exams Monday, May 20, 2019, at 8:00am.  Students will finish exams each day at 12:30 pm.
From the Upper School Leadership Team:
As we head into exam week, we reflect on the achievements of our students this year.  Together, we have grown a great deal from engaging, independently and collaboratively, in challenging content and learning experiences in and out of the classroom.  We have also participated in the life of our school through dances, tikkun olam, arts, and sports. Important to us are our Jewish values and traditions. We are grateful to work and learn in a place where we observe and honor our traditions and celebrate Shabbat as a community.  
We wish you a safe, happy, and restful summer!  Know that we will be working and planning for a wonderful 2019-2020 school year.  

Save the Date:

Monday - Thursday, May 20th - 23rd - Exams for grades 6-11
Monday, May 20th- High School Sports Awards, 5:30 p.m. in the Beit Midrash
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