EDUCATION NOTEBOOK


Three Henderson elementary schools received awards and prize money for their efforts in promoting literacy.

Dooley Elementary School, 1940 Chickasaw Drive, recorded the most reading hours and received $7,000. Vanderburg, 2040 Desert Shadow Trail, and David M. Cox, 280 Clark Drive, elementary schools won $1,000 and $500, respectively, for finishing second and third. The All People Promoting Literacy Efforts, or APPLE, Core program is an after-school reading incentive activity sponsored by the Clark County School District.

touro university nevada to host exhibit of assistive devices for the disabled

Touro University Nevada's School of Occupational Therapy is scheduled to host an exhibit of student-developed assistive devices for the disabled from 9 to 11 a.m. June 16.

The Assistive Technology Fair is the final project for students in the degree program's advanced course in assistive technologies and adaptive services. Each student will exhibit a piece of equipment they've designed and constructed along with a case study. Projects from last year's fair included school and play equipment adaptations for children with autism, cerebral palsy and amputations; modifications of kitchen and bathroom environments to allow people living with arthritis, stroke and hip replacements to live independently in their homes; leisure adaptations, including camera modification and paintbrush modifications for people with limited hand movements; saddle adjustments for individuals with one leg; and ATV handlebar modifications for individuals with limited hand grasp.

High school graduations to be broadcast on local TV

Cox channel 96 is scheduled to broadcast most of the high school graduation ceremonies from Monday through June 29 at The Orleans Arena and the Thomas & Mack Center.

Most of the ceremonies will be broadcast live, and some will be tape- delayed. The broadcasts also will be available via streaming video at cox96.net. The scheduled dates and times of broadcasts for the following Henderson high schools are: Basic, 9 a.m. June 15; College of Southern Nevada South, 3 p.m. June 16; Foothill, 9 a.m. June 20; Coronado, noon June 25; Liberty, 9 a.m. June 26; and Green Valley, 1 p.m. June 29.

Early childhood development school to open in fall

The Goddard School recently broke ground on an 8,000-square-foot facility at 2680 Pecos Ridge Parkway, which is expected to open this fall.

The early childhood development program will accommodate about 130 kids 6 or younger and will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit goddardschool.com or call 800-463-3273.

Nevada Virtual Academy enrolling for fall

Nevada Virtual Academy, an online public charter school, is enrolling students for 2011-12 school year.

NVVA offers curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. English, math, science, history, music and art courses are at the elementary and middle school levels. The high school program offers more than 200 core, elective and Advanced Placement courses, including foreign language.

For more information, visit k12.com/nvva.

INSTITUTE TO GIVE GRANTS TO PROSPECTIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

The Medical Skills for Life Institute is offering 10 $2,000 scholarships and 10 $500 tuition grants to the first 20 students who are enrolled and accepted to the institute through Sept. 1. These scholarships are for people looking to become medical assistants or phlebotomists.

For more information, call 645-7900 and ask for the admissions department from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit medicalskillsforlife.com.

Nevada Homeschool Expo coming Saturday

The third annual Nevada Homeschool Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

The expo will include information on curriculum, workshops, guest speakers, exhibits and live demonstrations.

Registration is $15 to $20 and is open to the public. For more information, visit nevadahomeschoolexpo.com.

Teachers can seek funding online for class projects

Local school teachers can apply for donations for classroom projects through donorschoose.org.

The nonprofit website, founded in 2000, allows public school teachers to describe specific educational projects for students, and donors choose the projects they want to support. More than 160,000 teachers have secured more than $71 million worth of books, art supplies and technology resources.

Locally, more than 150 teachers have used the website to secure more than $119,000 in funding. Teacher Leanna Kromer from O'Callaghan Middle School, 1450 Radwick Drive, has funded eight classroom projects totaling more than $2,000 since January.

World Heritage Student Exchange seeks host families

The World Heritage Student Exchange program is seeking host families in the Las Vegas Valley for high school boys and girls.

Couples, single parents and families with or without children are welcome to apply. Students can be hosted for a semester or for a school year.

For more information, call 800-888-9040 or email info@world-heritage.org.

Post reunion information on school district's website

Clark County School District alumni who are planning a high school reunion may post information on the Clark County School District's website, ccsd.net/schools/reunions.

Email any important reunion information to dsheehan@interact.ccsd.net, and it will be posted.

 

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