Denise Tatum once spent nine weeks at Vermont’s Middlebury College speaking only in Mandarin Chinese. After spending four summers in China and earning a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she now teaches Chinese and English at Liberty High School.
Clark County School District programs such as Reading Through the Holidays, along with the All People Promoting Literacy Efforts program in the Henderson area, are some of the ways area students are being exposed to reading outside of the classroom.
The Ray of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit group providing support to Manch, Parson, Lowman, Bunker and Clyde C. Cox elementary schools, is accepting holiday donations through Dec. 12.
On Saturday, Andre Agassi paid tribute to Kirk Kerkorian at the Grand Slam for Childrenbenefit, this time for contributing to Agassi’s second family of sorts. Kerkorian gave $18 million to support the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy for at-risk students.
Western High School’s football program set a record this season, but not the kind players wanted. It’s the first sports program in the Clark County School District to cut its season short and forfeit remaining games for all teams, freshmen to varsity, according to district officials.