Education Notebook, Aug. 13-19


CITY OF LAS VEGAS OFFERS SAFEKEY

The city of Las Vegas has opened its fall Safekey registration at the Safekey office, 416 N. Seventh St. Registration for the 2013-14 school year will continue through the start of school at various locations. The program offers before- and after-school activities for students.

For more information, call 702-229-3399.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LAS VEGAS TO AWARD $30,000 IN GRANTS TO TEACHERS

The Junior League of Las Vegas will award $30,000 in education grants to Clark County teachers to use during the 2013-14 school year. The grants, up to $1,000 each, can be applied to any “creative curriculum” in any subject.

Teachers at public and private schools of all grade levels are eligible. The grants are partly funded by a $15,000 grant from NV Energy.

Applications are available at jllv.org and are due Sept. 13.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS AVAILABLE

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition plans free back-to-school immunizations and health for students.

Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit vaxvegas.org.

Clinics are scheduled on the following dates and locations: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at The Boulevard mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway; 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Trinity Life Center, 1000 E. St. Louis Ave.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Cashman Middle School, 4622 W. Desert Inn Road; 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St Louis Ave.; and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.

Vaccinations will be available to students 18 or younger who are uninsured or underinsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native or have Medicaid or Nevada Check Up. Parents should bring shot records for their children to the clinic, which can be found online at izrecord.nv.gov. Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit vaxvegas.org.

HOSPICE TO COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations are set to collect school supplies through Aug. 22 to help students at Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way, and Sunrise Acres Elementary School, 211 N. 28th St.

Requested items include backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, tissues, rulers, binders and more.

Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 4141 Swenson St. or at 3150 N. Tenaya Way, in the MountainView Medical Office Building.

HENDERSON OFFERS EARLY REGISTRATION FOR ITS SAFEKEY, TEEN SCENE PROGRAMS

Early registration for the city of Henderson’s Safekey and Teen Scene programs is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 20-23 at several recreation centers.

Participating locations include Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway; Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

Registration also is scheduled at a back-to-school fair scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road.

Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school recreational programs offered to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, call 702-267-4100 or visit cityofhenderson.com.

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.

NONPROFIT PLANS SUPPLIES DRIVE TO HELP STUDENTS

HELP of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that assists low-income families, plans a school supplies drive through Sept. 12 at its headquarters, 1640 E. Flamingo Road. HELP asks for backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, erasers, binders, notebooks, scissors or other supplies. The office is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, email Abby Quinn at aquinn@helpsonv.org.

Sushi Roku, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, also is scheduled to collect supplies through Sept. 2 on behalf of HELP. Diners who donate will receive a free order of edamame.

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NEED

Project 150, a local nonprofit organization that helps homeless students, plans a back-to-school shopping event for disadvantaged students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway. Students with a valid high school ID can pick out clothes, shoes, toiletries and school supplies for the upcoming school year.

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

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT PLANNED AUG. 17 AT LORENZI PARK

A Ward 5 Back-To-School Fair with Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is planned at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Wristbands are to be distributed beginning at 8:30 a.m., while they last. Admission is free.

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR SET AT EAST LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY CENTER

A free back-to-school fair is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Free school supplies are to be available, and free snow cones will be offered while supplies last. Participants can enjoy face painting, crafts for the kids and a jump house.

For more information, call 702-229-1515.

 

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