Education Notebook


Students at 22 elementary schools read nearly 1.3 million pages during Nevada Reading Week as part of the annual Pennies for Pages Read-a-Thon.

The reading challenge is part of the Kids to Kids program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit group.

Cultural Diversity Foundation offers scholarships

The Cultural Diversity Foundation is offering college scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

Students must be Clark County residents, maintain a 3.0 GPA and show financial need.

The deadline for submissions is May 6. For a complete list of scholarships, criteria and applications, visit cdfnv.org/scholarships or call 646-2615.

The foundation also plans to host online workshops with tips on how to search and locate scholarship awards online.

The class is open to college-bound high school students and college students.

The class is $25 to $50, depending on income. To view class schedules and register, visit cdfnv.org/onlineworkshops.

Children's literacy advocate group receives $100,000 grant

The children's literacy nonprofit group Spread the Word Nevada has recei ved a $100,000 grant from Los Angeles-based Windsong Trust.

The grant coincides with Spread the Word Nevada's 10-year anniversary and will allow the expansion of book distributions and literacy programs that have helped more than 187,000 low-income students in the Las Vegas Valley.

Preschool fair coming to Centennial Hills Library

The MOMS Club of Las Vegas Northwest plans to host a preschool fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive.

Administrators from different preschools are expected to be on hand to answer questions. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit momsclublvnw.webs.com.

CSN Cheyenne campus to host science and tech expo

The College of Southern Nevada Foundation is sponsoring the eighth annual Science and Technology Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 at the June Whitley Student Center at the CSN Cheyenne c ampus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.

The event will feature demonstrations and exhibits, produced by students, to promote CSN's science and technology programs. The expo is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 651-4659.

UNLV radio station celebrates 30 years

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas' campus radio station, KUNV 91.5 FM, plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday at Greenspun Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The station's radio personalities and UNLV journalism staff will be on hand to meet with the public and give tours of the campus' TV and radio studios.

Attendees also can participate in "Two Cents," an audio or video recording of life in Las Vegas that may be used for future KUNV programming.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 895-5868.

Green Valley High School plans Empty Bowls fundraiser

The 11th annual Empty Bowls Benefit and Auction is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 at Green Valley High School, 460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd.

Attendees will receive a lunch of bread and soup served in a ceramic bowl made by members of the Nevada Clay Guild. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to the Las Vegas Catholic Worker to help feed the homeless and poor in Clark County.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and may be purchased at the door. For more information, call Donna Potter at 799-0950, ext. 4034.

Las Vegas High School to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Students from Las Vegas High School, 6500 E. Sahara Ave., plan to perform "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at 7 p.m. April 7-9, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. April 9.

Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the play follows five children as they enter the greatest chocolate factory in the world and meet its proprietor, the eccentric Willy Wonka.

Tickets are $7 at showtix4u.com and $9 at the door.

Arbor View High School to present 'The Crucible'

Students from Arbor View High School, 7500 Whispering Sands Drive, plan to perform Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" at 6 p.m. April 13-15.

Miller's 1953 play is a dramatization of the 17th-century Salem witch trials.

Tickets are $7 at the door.

Tuition grants available for medical assistants and phlebotomists

The Medical Skills for Life Institute is offering $2,000 and $500 tuition grants through April 8 for students interested in becoming medical assistants or phlebotomists.

For more information, call the admissions department at 645-7900 or visit medicalskillsforlife.com.

Scholarships available for students of Norwegian descent

The Sons of Norway's Vegas Viking Lodge is accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors of Norwegian descent.

Last year's scholarships ranged from $250 to $750. Scholarships are determined by grades, financial need, extracurricular activities and the application essay.

The application is due April 20 and is available at vegasviking.com/scholarship.

For more information, call 645-6666.

Post reunion information on school district's website

Clark County School District alumni who are planning a high school reunion may post information on the Clark County School District's website.

E mail any important reunion information to dsheehan@interact. ccsd.net, and it will be posted at ccsd.net/schools/reunions.

Basic High School class of 1971 to reunite in October

The Basic High School class of 1971's 40th reunion is scheduled for Oct. 7-9 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The cost is $71 for those who register by May 19.

For more information, e mail bat8@aol.com, call 737-5977 or search for the class on facebook.com.

UNLV seeks kids with cerebral palsy for new therapy study

UNLV's departments of physical therapy and kinesiology are seeking children 6 to 17 with cerebral palsy for participation in a study.

The study will test the effectiveness of a new therapeutic treatment program designed to improve functional mobility.

Sessions last about two hours and will take place at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. Participants will undergo therapy and participate in walking and range of motion tests before and after treatment.

For more information, call Robbin Hickman, assistant professor of physical therapy, at 895-1055.

Inaugural science festival coming in may

The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival is seeking participants for the event, which is scheduled for May 1-7 at various Las Vegas Valley locations.

A Rubik's Cube competition is scheduled as part of the event. Teams of eight students will attempt to solve 25 cubes. The school that solves the cubes in the shortest time will win up to $750 to be donated to their school.

The festival plans to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math with speakers and exhibitions.

Applied, natural and health sciences organizations are encouraged to contribute as educators, hosts, volunteers or sponsors.

For more information, visit lasvegas sciencefestival.com.

High schools hosting flu clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering weekly flu clinics at Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Drive; Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive; Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave.; Desert Pines High School, 3800 Harris Ave.; and Mojave High School, 5302 Goldfield St.

Clinics are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Flu shots and other immunizations are available at the health district's public health center, 625 Shadow Lane, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit snhd.info.

AFS Intercultural Programs seek host families

AFS Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit high school student exchange organization, is seeking host families in the Las Vegas area. Hosts provide a bed, meals and a family environment. For more information, e mail Cathy Sheehy at afs.cathy@yahoo.com or call 633-5891.

 

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