Education Notebook, April 23-29


TIVOLI VILLAGE TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS

Tivoli Village, 410 S. Rampart Blvd., is scheduled to host a fundraiser for After-School All-Stars Las Vegas from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The nonprofit organization provides after-school programs to more than 6,000 students at 14 local at-risk schools.

Cheers to Charity will encompass three locations inside Tivoli Village –– the Market LV, Cantina Laredo and Parmida Home –– which will provide live entertainment, cocktails, food and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and are available at asaslv.org/getinvolved/donate.

UNLV TO HOST POLYGAMY PANEL DISCUSSION thursday

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ Department of Anthropology plans to host a panel discussion on plural marriage from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Marjorie Barrick Museum auditorium.

Anthropology professor William Jankowiak will moderate the panel, which is expected to include the Kody Brown family of TLC’s “Sister Wives” and various proponents and opponents of polygamy.

The event is free and open to the public. The Barrick Museum is on the west side of campus.

FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO MARCH IN 2014 MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

The Foothill High School marching band was one of 10 marching bands nationwide selected to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Students at Foothill, 800 College Drive, were told April 12 at a surprise assembly. Hundreds of schools applied for the parade.

SPRING FILMS TO SPOTLIGHT STUDENTS’ CREATIVITY

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Film is set to present Spring Flicks 2013, a showcase of the department’s creative efforts, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the first floor of the CBC building on the campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Awards will be announced following April 28’s film screenings.

For more information, visit facebook.com/springflicks2013.

THE ARTS FACTORY TO HOST FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a Couture for Causes fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada. Donated designer clothing will be sold to benefit CISN, a nonprofit organization. The event also will have live entertainment, appetizers and kids’ activities.

CISN supports nearly 25,000 students at more than 40 schools in Southern Nevada, providing medical and dental care, counseling, food, clothing, tutoring and more.

For more information, visit cisnevada.org.

SOUTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY PLANS OPEN HOUSE MAY 17

Southwest Career and Technical Academy, 7050 W. Shelbourne Ave., plans to host an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 17. The event will feature tours of the campus and a chance to talk to current students. The school’s fashion design students plan to put on a fashion show.

For more information, call 702-799-5766.

MCDONALD’S RAISES $52,600 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The Las Vegas McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association raised $52,600 for scholarships April 5 as part of the third annual Green For Grads Scholarship Fundraiser. For each Extra Value Meal sold on that day, $1 went to the fund. The scholarships will be managed through the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Scholarship Program.

In 2012, the RMHC fund provided more than $352,000 in scholarships to local students. In three years, local McDonald’s restaurants have raised nearly $150,000 during their Green For Grads fundraisers.

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 and sold at 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 between 14,000 to 21,000 words. The story must have a theme or central focus of Nevada or any town in Nevada throughout the story. Three award classifications will be given based on age.

For more information, visit gatewayartsfoundation.org/literary_scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO UNLV CULINARY STUDENTS

The Venetian and The Palazzo plan to award $12,000 scholarships to multiple undergraduate culinary arts management students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The scholarships will be administered by the James Beard Foundation and split into $4,000 each school year for the next three years, beginning in August.

Applications are due May 15. For more information or to apply, visit jamesbeard.org/scholarships.

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY TO HOST COLLEGE FAIR

The Western Association for College Admission Counseling plans its annual Las Vegas College Fair from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Las Vegas Academy, 315 S. Seventh St. Pre-fair workshops are scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a fair with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities.

The event is free and open to all public and private school students in Clark County.

For more information or to pre-register, visit wacaccollegefair.com.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOUNDATION seeks NOMINATIONS FOR TOP EDUCATORS

The Cultural Diversity Foundation is accepting nominations through May 24 for its sixth annual Golden Hand Service Awards in categories of education, business and community.

The awards honor “individuals who have contributed outstanding service to the community and have gone beyond the call of duty to lend a helping hand to someone who was in need of some kind of support,” according to the Foundation’s website.

Last year’s winner in education was Webb Middle School principal Paula Naegle, who updated guidelines to make the school safer for students with food allergies. Naegle was nominated by a parent of one such student who approached Naegle about the issue. Naegle also is trying to spread her school’s procedures valleywide.

For more information or to nominate someone, visit cdfnv.org/goldenhand.

ENGELSTAD FAMILY FOUNDATION DONATES TO HELP AT-RISK STUDENTS

The Engelstad Family Foundation will donate $1 million during the next three years to Communities In Schools of Nevada, a nonprofit organization that provides on-campus food, clothing and care to about 25,000 students at 40 at-risk schools in the state.

The Foundation also said it would match donations of up to $50,000 made to CISN Thursday as part of Nevada’s Big Give, a day encouraging charity. For more information or to donate, visit nvbiggive.org.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 4-H SUMMER CAMPS

The Clark County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) day camps are scheduled for June. The first day camp, open to youths 7 to 11, is scheduled for June 11-13; the second day camp, open to youths 9 to 14, is scheduled for June 25-27. Both camps include activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science and aerospace.

The Clark County Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned at Lake Tahoe July 28-Aug. 2. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full. A 4-H membership is not required.

During the six days, campers will participate in activities centering on nature, healthy lifestyles, alternative energy, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), rocketry, dramatic arts, leadership and creative arts.

The cost of the camp is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities. To register or for more information, contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

 

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