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This Week in Upper School 5/6-5/10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019
Project Chessed collaboration with our sister school in Hungary:
This week, two packages from students at our sister school in Budapest, Hungary, Lauder Javne, arrived filled with the Hungarian students’ favorite Kosher Hungarian snacks. WATCH VIDEO.  In November, a group of Adelson Campus high school students and teachers will travel to meet these students and their teachers in person as a part of a multi-year partnership, Morim Limmud program, through the SOS International organization.  Information will soon be shared with students and families about how to apply to be a part of this exciting exchange program.
Middle School Mench of the Month:
Genevieve Bohus in 6th grade was nominated for being kind to others, responsible and dedicated to her academic studies.
Yom Ha’Zikaron
Yom Ha’Zikaron is the national day of remembrance observed in Israel, honoring Israeli military personnel who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel, and for those who have subsequently been killed while on active duty in the Israeli armed forces or victims of terror. To honor this day, the upper school community gathered together to participate in a beautiful ceremony memorializing the fallen soldiers and the sacrifices they made defending Israel.  The community stood quietly during the one minute siren and students and teachers took part in the ceremony laying wreaths and reading letters from soldiers.
Yom Ha'atzmaut
As solemn a day as Yom Ha’Zikaron was, Yom Ha’atzmaut was as joyous of a celebration.  The festivities kicked off with a flag ceremony in the theater followed by an Israeli outdoor lunch.  Upper school students participated in many Israeli sports. Students played catchball with members of the JCC women’s catchball team. They learned Israeli army exercises as well as engaging in a number of Israeli board games.  It was a wonderful way for the AEC community to celebrate Israel. VIEW PHOTOS
New Shinshinim! 
AEC shinishinim from the past sent AEC student a Happy Birthday to Israel and we then were introduced to the 2019-2020 Shinshinim. WATCH VIDEO
Middle School Awards Ceremony
This week we had the opportunity to honor a number of our Middle School students’ accomplishments.  View all winners | View Photos
Happy Mother’s Day
“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation” - James E. Faust
The Upper School team wishes all of the mothers in our community a very happy Mother’s Day!  
Upper School Semester Exam Schedule

Save the Date:

Tuesday, May 14th - Middle School Sports Awards during Pride Period (1:10-1:40)
Friday, May 17th - 8th-grade Celebration 9:30 am Reception; 10:30 am Ceremony
Monday - Thursday, May 20th - 23rd - Exams for grades 6-11
Monday - Thursday, May 20th - 23rd - Early dismissal at 12:30pm
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