Education Notebook, May 14-20


FASHION EVENT RAISES NEARLY $30,000 FOR COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF NEVADA

Communities In Schools of Nevada’s fifth annual Couture For Causes raised nearly $30,000 April 28 to support its dropout prevention programs.

The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., hosted a sale for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The event also featured donated food, drinks and music.

Communities In Schools of Nevada supports nearly 25,000 students at 40 schools in Nevada, offering medical and dental care, food, clothing, tutoring and more. For more information, visit cisnevada.org.

MCDONALD’S GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS TO NEARLY 200 STUDENTS

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, McDonald’s Owner/Operators of Greater Las Vegas and community partners awarded $367,000 in scholarships to 198 local students during a May 5 ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House, 2323 Potosi St. Scholarships were awarded to 147 high school seniors and 51 college students. Local McDonald’s contribute to the fund by donating proceeds from every Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper sold at participating restaurants and by hosting an April fundraising event, Green for Grads. Since 2002, McDonald’s has given more than $1.4 million in local scholarships.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

HENDERSON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL DONATES TO AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Henderson International School, 1165 Sandy Ridge Ave., donated $23,112 to the American Heart Association at a May 2 assembly. Students fundraised during March as part of the AMA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs. Students got pledges from family and friends and jumped rope and shot basketballs during physical education classes. Students received one penny per jump or made basket.

Henderson International School is a private school serving more than 400 students in eighth grade or younger. For more information, visit hendersonschool.com.

Students were told the money would go to benefit children with heart diseases. To donate to the AMA, visit heart.org.

 

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