Education Notebook, Aug. 20-26


TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT WEBSITE

The Clark County School District Transportation Department has routing and child eligibility information available at transportation.ccsd.net. A child’s student ID number and date of birth are required for access.

To register for bus transportation, call 702-799-8111. The call center is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The district is asking parents to call on designated days depending on the child’s last name. If that last name begins with the letters A through F, call on Mondays; G through M, Tuesdays; N through Q, Wednesdays; R through V, Thursdays; W through Z, Fridays; and weekends are not restricted.

HOSPICE TO COLLECT SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations are set to collect school supplies through Aug. 22 to help students at 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.

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.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS OFFERS SAFEKEY REGISTRATION

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.

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, earasers, 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.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR PLANNED AT MALL

The Clark County School District and its School-Community Partnership Program plan a back-to-school fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road. Visitors can talk with CCSD representatives and get information about lunches, zoning, transportation police, parent resources and more. The fair is sponsored by Cox Communications.

The CCSD Transporation Department also plans to have job applications available for those interested in becoming bus drivers. The Southern Nevada Health District also will be available to give children the required immunizations.

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. 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.

FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS OFFERED

First Person Care Clinic, 1200 S. Fourth St., plans to offer free physical evaluations and optional $5 heart screenings for students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24.

Every child who receives a physical will get a voucher for a free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to the Las Vegas Wranglers’ Oct. 19 home opener.

The event is co-sponsored by First Person Care Clinic, the LVSportz Foundation, Complete Medical Consultants and the Glen Lerner Gives Back program.

Free physicals will be offered to the first 100 appointments. Physicals are $20 thereafter.

Parents are asked to schedule an appointment by calling 702-308-8118. For more information, visit lvsportz.com/ppe.

 

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