Education briefs, July 16-22

CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY PLANS
USED BOOK SALE FOR TEACHERS

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District plans a used book sale for teachers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Teachers will be able to purchase used books for 25 cents each. For more information, call 702-507-3400.

SUMMER GRADUATION CEREMONY PLANNED

The Clark County School District’s second annual summer graduation ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Las Vegas Academy Theatre, 315 S. Seventh St. The ceremony will honor students from around the district who met graduation requirements through summer school. More than 300 students received diplomas last summer.

FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR KIDS
DURING SUMMER

Clark County children can receive free meals during summer as part of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are 57 sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley serving lunch and breakfast to those 18 or younger. For more information or for the nearest site, call 866-348-6479.

TEACHERS CAN GET FREE ADMISSION
AT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT

Teachers in Clark County can receive free admission to the “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” exhibit at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, through July.

Teachers must show school ID at the Imagine Exhibitions Gallery box office. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 6 p.m. General admission is $16. Locals, military personnel and seniors pay $13.

SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE
SUMMER LESSONS ONLINE

The Clark County School District is offering online learning activities and resources for parents and students over the summer. Families with students in 12th grade or younger can access grade-appropriate activities in math and reading at ccsd.net/district/summer-learning-guides. The lessons are available in English or Spanish.

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 on 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 of its towns. Three award classifications will be given based on age.

For more information, visit
gatewayartsfoundation.org/literary_scholarship.

FOUNDATION SEEKS EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST FAMILIES

The Face the World Foundation is registering volunteer host families for the fall semester of high school.

Host families provide a loving home, meals and a bed while learning firsthand about another culture and establishing friendships that will last a lifetime.

The nonprofit foundation provides a community representative for the host family and the student during his time in the United States.

For more information, call 760-247-5964 or email jodie@facetheworld.org.

HENDERSON LIBRARIES HOSTS
STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST

Henderson Libraries is hosting a photography contest open to all Clark County School District students. The theme of the contest is Breaking New Ground, and the submission deadline is Aug. 24. For more information, call 702-207-4261 or visit any Henderson library branch.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FAIR SCHEDULED
AT CENTENNIAL HILLS PARK

A back-to-school fair is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Centennial Hills Park near Buffalo Drive and Elkhorn Road. Students will receive free binders and other school supplies while they last. Admission is free.

For more information, call 702-229-6154.

KELLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOSTS SAFETY EVENT

Kelly Elementary School, 1900 N. J St., plans a Safe Summer Nights Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Residents can learn about community safety, summer youth activities, health services, adult education opportunities and more. Entertainment and refreshments also will be provided. Admission is free.

For more information call 702-229-5406.

HOUSING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
TO UNLV STUDENTS

Rebel Place, a student housing community near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is to offer $300 housing scholarships to the next 25 students who lease for the fall 2013 school year. The furnished, two- to four-bedroom apartments start at $515 per month.

Rebel Place is at 3896 Swenson St. For more information, visit rebelplace.com or call 702-785-0358.

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Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman met with media Monday to discuss the details of the 14th officer-involved shooting of the year. (Madelyn Reese/ Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program
Matt Kelly Elementary School hosted its third annual Back-to-School Red Carpet Program where community and business leaders joined to welcome students back with an inspirational welcome. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Star Trek fans on show’s enduring popularity
Star Trek fans at the Star Trek Convention 2018 talk about why they think the show has stayed popular across the years Thursday, August 2, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Nonprofit provides clothing for homeless
Sydney Grover of Can You Spare A Story?, talks about how she founded the non-profit organization. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Family remembers deceased mother
Family members of Adriann Gallegos remember her. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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