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Rogers Elementary School, 5535 S. Riley St., plans to host its annual school carnival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday .

There will be a midway section with common carnival games and a health and safety fair with representatives from fire and police departments. There also will be representatives from Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada Child Seekers, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and more.

Local businesses and parents can rent a table and sell goods as part of the craft fair. The school also will serve carnival food. All proceeds raised will go to the school.

Entry is free, but tickets are required for games and food. Discounted ticket packages of 25 are available for $20 at the school office, and each ticket will cost $1 the day of the event.

For more information, call 799-6870.

Desert Oasis Band to host swap meet and craft fair

Desert Oasis High School, 6600 W. Erie Ave., plans to host a swap meet and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the school’s cafeteria.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Desert Oasis band.

For $25, a 10-foot space without a table can be rented to sell goods. The cost is $30 for a space with a table. Any profits earned can be kept by vendors.

Locals also may donate unwanted items to the band to be sold.

For more information, visit dohsband.com or call Lisa Gayer at 454-1348 or Billie LeBoeuf at 837-6803.

School district honors
New Teachers of the Year

Roger Bryan Elementary School teacher Alexandra Garcia-Ache and Cashman Middle School teacher Catherine Davis received New Teacher of the Year awards from the Clark County School District. Garcia-Ache won in the special education category, and Davis won at the middle school level.

CCSD honored six educators last month at a Board of Trustees meeting. All recipients received a certificate and will have their photos displayed for a year in the Greer Education Center, 2832 E. Flamingo Road.

paradise elemenary school teacher receives Presidential Award

Paradise Elementary School teacher Arlene Hayman was recognized for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

She will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. Hayman was one of 85 teachers honored nationwide.

Students donate $65,000 to local nonprofits

The Public Education Foundation’s service-learning initiative, We R Community, allotted $65,000 to 13 local high schools to allow students to give grants to local nonprofit groups.

Each We R Community class received $5,000 to decide which nonprofit groups to fund. Students in the program reviewed 93 grant requests from nearly 50 nonprofit groups.

Participating high schools included Basic, Chaparral, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Desert Oasis, Green Valley, Las Vegas, Liberty, Mojave, Northwest Career and Technical Academy, Sierra Vista, Valley and West Career and Technical Academy.

For more information, visit thepef.org.

Get free practice ACT and SAT tests
at Princeton Review of Las Vegas

The Princeton Review of Las Vegas, 1151 S. Buffalo Drive, Suite 110, plans to host National Free Practice ACT and SAT Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday .

The event is open to the public but intended for high school freshmen and sophomores. Full-length ACT and SAT practice tests will be given under simulated testing conditions. Students will receive score reports detailing strengths and weaknesses.

To register, call the Princeton Review at 800-273-8439 or visit princetonreview.com/events.

Clark County School District to host Family Enrichment Day at UNLV

The Clark County School District plans to host Family Enrichment Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Student Union at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Families can take part in workshops and activities focusing on parent engagement and student academic success. CCSD teachers will be on site to help students with reading, writing, math and science.

For more information, contact your child’s school or visit ccsd.net.

Students with dyslexia can nominate teachers as ‘Unsung Heroes’

The International Dyslexia Association is accepting nominations through Sunday for teachers, tutors or other educators who have made a difference in the lives of dyslexic students.

The award will recognize each nominated educator as an “unsung hero” by sending a letter to that teacher and listing them on the IDA website.

All teachers will be placed in a drawing for one free conference registration, a $250 travel stipend and three nights’ accommodations to attend IDA’s 62nd annual conference, Reading, Literacy & Learning, Nov. 9-12 in Chicago.

To nominate someone, visit interdys.org/honorateacher.htm.

Kindergarten through fifth-grade students can win $529 for college

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can enter the Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest for a chance to win $529 to be used to open a college savings account or enhance an existing account.

The theme of the contest is “I want to go to college so I can become a … ” Students must complete the sentence and submit a drawing or an essay of 50 words or less about their career ambition. Five winners will be selected via a random drawing May 23.

Entries must be received by the state treasurer’s office by May 20. For more information, visit nevadatreasurer.gov.

Public Education Foundation plans charity golf tournament

The Public Education Foundation’s 11th annual Tee Up for Kids Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for
7:30 a.m. June 2 at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane.

Playing spots are available for $300 and foursomes for $1,200, with proceeds going to Nevada public schools through the foundation’s various programs.

Tournament activities will include hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, tee prizes, trophies and an awards luncheon.

For more information, visit thepef.org or call 799-1042.

Nevada Homeschool Expo
coming in June

The third annual Nevada Homeschool Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

The expo will include information on curriculum, workshops, guest speakers, exhibits and live demonstrations.

Registration is $15 to $20 and is open to the public. For more information, visit nevadahomeschoolexpo.com.

Learn from an expert before taking SAT

Students preparing to take the SAT can sign up with 2400 Expert, a company that teaches test-taking strategies.

The program is run by former Clark High School valedictorian Shaan Patel, who received a perfect SAT score of 2,400.

Classes meet three times a week for six weeks for instruction or practice exams for a total of 60 classroom hours. Classes take place at Intelligent Offices, 9550 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 253.

Summer classes are scheduled from Monday to June 26 and June 27 to Aug. 14.

For more information, visit 2400expert.com or call 505-1296.

Teachers can seek funding
online for class projects

Local school teachers can apply for donations for classroom projects through donorschoose.org.

The nonprofit website, founded in 2000, allows public school teachers to describe specific educational projects for students, and donors choose the projects they want to support. More than 160,000 teachers have secured more than $71 million worth of books, art supplies and technology resources.

Locally, more than 150 teachers have used the website to secure more than $119,000 in funding. Teacher Leanna Kromer from O’Callaghan Middle School, 1450 Radwick Drive, has funded eight classroom projects totaling more than $2,000 since January.

World Heritage Student Exchange
seeks host families

The World Heritage Student Exchange program is seeking host families in the Las Vegas Valley for high school boys and girls.

Couples, single parents and families with or without children are welcome to apply. Students can be hosted for a semester or for a school year.

Exchange students are available from Spain, Germany, China, Norway, Russia, France, Italy, Sweden and more.

For more information, call 800-888-9040 or email info@world-heritage.org.

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

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, ccsd.net/schools/reunions.

Email any important reunion information to dsheehan@interact.ccsd.net and it will be posted.

AFS Intercultural Programs
seeks host families in Southern Nevada

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, email Cathy Sheehy at afs.cathy@yahoo.com or call 633-5891.

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