Education briefs, July 16-22


CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY PLANS USED BOOK SALE FOR TEACHERS

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans a used book sale for teachers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Teachers will be able to purchase used books for 25 cents each. For more information, call 702-507-3400.

SUMMER GRADUATION CEREMONY PLANNED

The Clark County School District’s second annual summer graduation ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Las Vegas Academy Theatre, 315 S. Seventh St. The ceremony will honor students from around the district who met graduation requirements through summer school. More than 300 students received diplomas last summer.

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER

Clark County children can receive free meals during summer as part of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are 57 sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley serving lunch and breakfast to those 18 or younger. For more information or for the nearest site, call 866-348-6479.

TEACHERS CAN GET FREE ADMISSION AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT

Teachers in Clark County can receive free admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, through July.

Teachers must show school ID at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 6 p.m. General admission is $16. Locals, military personnel and seniors pay $13.

SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE SUMMER LESSONS ONLINE

The Clark County School District is offering online learning activities and resources for parents and students over the summer. Families with students in 12th grade or younger can access grade-appropriate activities in math and reading at ccsd.net/district/summer-learning-guides. The lessons are available in English or Spanish.

SHORT STORY CONTEST OPEN TO YOUNG AUTHORS

Aspiring authors ages 14 to 22 can apply for a chance to have their work published as part of a compilation book to be sold on amazon.com.

Applications for the Gateway Arts Foundation’s Helen Hearne Literary Scholarship are being accepted through Aug. 1.

Applicants can submit a short story in fiction or nonfiction of 14,000 to 21,000 words. The story must have a theme or central focus of Nevada or any of its towns. Three award classifications will be given based on age.

For more information, visit gatewayartsfoundation.org/literary_scholarship.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

The Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school.

Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime.

The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States.

For more information, call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org.

HENDERSON LIBRARIES HOSTS STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST

Henderson Libraries is hosting a photography contest open to all Clark County School District students. The theme of the contest is Breaking New Ground, and the submission deadline is Aug. 24. For more information, call 702-207-4261 or visit any Henderson library branch.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR SCHEDULED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS PARK

A back-to-school fair is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Centennial Hills Park near Buffalo Drive and Elkhorn Road. Students will receive free binders and other school supplies while they last. Admission is free.

For more information, call 702-229-6154.

KELLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOSTS SAFETY EVENT

Kelly Elementary School, 1900 N. J St., plans a Safe Summer Nights Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Residents can learn about community safety, summer youth activities, health services, adult education opportunities and more. Entertainment and refreshments also will be provided. Admission is free.

For more information call 702-229-5406.

HOUSING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO UNLV STUDENTS

Rebel Place, a student housing community near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is to offer $300 housing scholarships to the next 25 students who lease for the fall 2013 school year. The furnished, two- to four-bedroom apartments start at $515 per month.

Rebel Place is at 3896 Swenson St. For more information, visit rebelplace.com or call 702-785-0358.

 

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