Education Notebook, Sept. 17-23


NEVADA ACCEPTING TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

The Nevada Department of Education is seeking nominations for the 2014 Nevada Teacher of the Year recognition program. Nevada’s Teacher of the Year will be entered in the selection process for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1. For more information, email lthake@doe.nv.gov.

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE TO HOST MEET AND GREET

Clark County School Board Trustee Lorraine Alderman plans to host a meet and greet with parents and the public at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at Bell Elementary School, 2900 Wilmington Way.

Spanish interpreters will be available. For more information, call 702-799-5910.

SCHOOL BOARD PLANS LATINO TOWN HALL

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees plans to host a Latino Town Hall and Information Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Rancho High School, 1900 E. Searles Ave.

The discussion is set to include parent and community involvement and “zoom schools,” where English Language Learner students are at their highest concentration.

Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky is expected to be at the event.

PROJECT 150 TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL TEEN SHOPPING DAY

Project 150, a nonprofit that helps homeless high school students in Las Vegas and Reno, plans to host a Teen Shopping Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. Teen Shopping Day will offer a free shopping experience for teens with a valid high school ID to get the clothes, shoes, school supplies and toiletries. The event is co-sponsored by Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin and the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit project150lv.org or email Meli Pulido at meli.pulido@project150lv.org.

SURROGATE PARENTS SOUGHT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Educational Surrogate Parent Program is seeking volunteers to advocate for students with disabilities in foster care. The surrogate parents ensure educational support for the students in Clark County School District, meeting with teachers and school officials on behalf of the students.

Interested volunteers are invited to an orientation from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 in room 105 in Boyd Hall at the Boyd School of Law at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. No experience is necessary.

About 80 volunteers helped more than 130 students last school year. The average time commitment is 25 hours per school year.

For more information, email surrogates@lacsn.org or call 702-386-1070, ext. 1446.

HOMEWORK HOTLINE OFFERS HELP FOR STUDENTS

After-school homework help will be available to students through the Homework Hotline, which is scheduled to run through May. Students of all grade levels can call 702-799-5111 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Selected questions will be presented from 4-5 p.m. on Cox cable channels 96 or 111.

Homework Hotline is sponsored by the Clark County School District, Cox Communications, NV Energy and Vegas PBS.

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP FEED STUDENTS

The third annual Chefs for Kids charity golf tournament is scheduled at 7 a.m. Oct. 13 at Painted Desert Golf Club, 5555 Painted Mirage Road. Chefs for Kids is a nonprofit orgnaization that feeds at-risk youths and teaches them about healthy foods.

Registration is $120 and is due Oct. 6. The tournament format will be a four-person scramble. Players can sign up with a foursome or be assigned to a team. To register, email info@brownblankfeld.com.

The tournament is sponsored by the Brown Blankfeld Group. Findlay Honda plans to offer a new car for a hole-in-one. The CFK program is run by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas. Hole sponsorships also are available.

For more information, visit chefsforkids.org.

 

Rules for posting comments

Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum. Read our guidelines for posting. If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon next to the comment.