Education Notebook, Feb. 4-10


WOLFE ELEMENTARY TO GET NEW LIBRARY BOOKS

Wolfe Elementary School, 4027 W. Washburn Road in North Las Vegas, received 584 new nonfiction hardcover books and 40 nonfiction ebooks thanks to a donation from Generation Vegas as part of The Public Education Foundation and it’s Clark County READS literacy initiative.

SCHOOL DISTRICT SEX EDUCATION PANEL SEEKS APPLICANTS

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees’ Sex Education Advisory Committee is accepting applications through Feb. 14. The committee has positions for parents, religious figures, medical professionals, counselors and a female school district student.

The committee reviews, discusses and makes recommendations on all instructional classroom materials related to reproduction and sexual diseases.

Applications are available at tinyurl.com/ccsdsexed. Applications can be mailed to the school board trustees at 5100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89146, or faxed to 702-799-0257.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR CHALLENGER LITTLE LEAGUE

Children with disabilities are invited to play baseball in the Challenger Little League of Southern Nevada. The league noncompetitive games are modified, allowing every kid a chance to bat, throw and catch as part of a team.

Sign-ups are being accepted through Feb. 7. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/cllsnbaseball or call 702-388-8899.

UNLV OFFERS CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

The UNLV Office of Continuing Education is offering courses this spring and summer for those interested in personal or professional development.

Professional certificate programs include paralegal, legal secretary, medical assistant, design, public relations, nonprofit management, human resources, fashion design, grant writing, personal training and more.

Continuing Education also offers courses in language, cooking, music and recreation.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV offers student-led classes to more than 1,300 retired and semi-retired adults.

For full course listings or to register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu. For a copy of the course catalog, call 702-895-3394.

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS GARDENING CLASSES FOR KIDS 7 TO 12

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program is accepting registration for its eight-session, bi-weekly gardening class scheduled to start in February.

The eight-session program is open to students 7 to 12. Classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon two Saturdays each month. The class fee is $50.

Students will experience hands-on gardening activities while learning about plants, soil, vegetables and more. Classes are scheduled at the Clark County Center for Urban Food Production near Horse Road and Decatur Boulevard and at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center near the 215 Beltway and Windmill Lane.

For more information or to register, email Karyn Johnson at johnsonk@unce.unr.edu or call 702-257-5523.

SCHOOL DISTRICT RELEASES 2014 GRADUATION SCHEDULE

The Clark County School District has released its 2014 high school graduation schedule, which can be found at tinyurl.com/ccsdgrad2014. Graduations are scheduled June 2-14, most of them at The Orleans or the Thomas & Mack Center.

 

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