Summerlin school campus to hold yard sale Sunday

The Adelson Educational Campus will host its inaugural Clean School yard sale Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its campus, located on 9700 Hillpointe Road in the master-planned community of Summerlin. More than 500 families have contributed items to sell, including appliances, electronics, furniture, clothing and toys. All proceeds will benefit the middle and upper school’s student community service program, which plans, coordinates and funds various environmental and social welfare service projects.

According to Paul Schiffman, head of school for The Adelson Educational Campus, students participating in this program donated more than 500 service hours last year. Local projects included collecting and distributing more than 3,000 pounds of food to local food banks, donating thousands of dental supplies to Shade Tree, hosting an annual clothing drive for shelters, working with seniors at adult day care facilities and working with developmentally challenged students at at-risk schools.

“The school’s community service program reminds our students of the day-to-day, ongoing needs in our community,” Schiffman said. “This awareness creates a sense of responsibility in our students to be mindful of others, to be quick to serve and to seek opportunities to improve our community. It’s a wonderful program that reminds us that education extends beyond the walls of our classrooms.”

Located on 14 acres in The Hills village, The Adelson Educational Campus consists of three schools: The Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy, offers prekindergarten through fourth grade; The Adelson Middle School, which offers fifth to eighth grade; and The Adelson Upper School, which offers grades ninth through 12th grade. The Adelson Middle and Upper Schools opened its $65 million facilities in 2008. The Adelson Education Campus is Nevada’s only Jewish school offering prekindergarten to 12th grade.

The campus include a research library and technology center; 18 upper school classrooms including three science labs; 16 middle school classrooms including three science labs; and 24 lower school classrooms. There is a 350-seat performing arts theater with instrumental music rooms and studio art facilities — indoor and outdoor. The sports and fitness center features an indoor, competition-size pool; indoor pool with zero-depth entry for younger children; two indoor basketball courts; indoor running track; volleyball court; fencing area; outdoor tennis courts; and soccer field.

“When The Adelson Middle and Upper Schools were completed in 2008, we welcomed them to Summerlin and looked forward to their participation in our community,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin. “We didn’t anticipate such tremendous participation in such a short amount of time. We applaud their accomplishments.”

For more information on Summerlin, visit summerlin.com or call 791-4500.

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