Education Notebook, April 2-8

WOMEN’S RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NEVADA RECEIVES $1,000 DONATION

The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas received a $1,000 donation March 14 from the National Notary Association. The funds will support civic engagement programming for college students, which may include workshops and guest speakers.

Each year, the National Notary Association donates $1,000 to an educational institution of the March Fong Eu Achievement Award winner’s choice. The award recognizes someone who improves the standards, image and quality of the office of Notary Public. This year’s winner, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, chose the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada for the donation.

ARTS FACTORY FUNDRAISER TO aid STUDENTS

The Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a Couture for Causes fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. April 28. Donated designer clothing will be sold to benefit Communities In Schools of Nevada, a nonprofit organization. The event also will have live entertainment, appetizers and kids’ activities.

Communities in Schools of Nevada provides medical and dental care, counseling, food, clothing, tutoring and more to nearly 25,000 students at more than 40 schools in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit cisnevada.org.

DARNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
OFFERS FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Darnell Elementary School, 9480 W. Tropical Parkway, is offering registration through April 30 for its full-day, tuition-based kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. The full-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:21 p.m. The cost is $375 per month, and children must be 5 by Sept. 30. For more information, call 702-799-6630.

UNLV OFFERS RE-ENTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

The Division of Educational Outreach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is offering scholarships to nontraditional students of up to $2,500. UNLV’s Community2Campus program will administer 10 to 15 scholarships in various categories for students returning to college after an extended interruption.

The application deadline for the 2013-14 academic year is April 12. Awards for the fall and spring semesters will be selected. Applications are available at edoutreach.unlv.edu/community2campus.

For more information, call Liz Baldizan at 702-774-4626 or email elizabeth.baldizan@unlv.edu.

DONALD J PLINER HOSTS FUNDRAISER
FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Donald J Pliner at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace plans to host a fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday to benefit After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization that provides free after-school programs to at-risk students. For those three hours, 10 percent of sales will be donated to the nonprofit. There will also be a raffle, cocktails and appetizers.

Donald J Pliner, a men’s and women’s shoe store, is on the second floor of the Forum Shops near the south valet entrance off Las Vegas Boulevard.

After-School All-Stars Las Vegas helps more than 6,000 students at 14 elementary and middle schools in the valley.

For more information, visit asaslv.org or call 702-770-7601.

HOSPITAL DISPLAYS STUDENT ARTWORK

The St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Siena Campus, 3001 St. Rose Parkway, has a children’s art gallery in the third-floor lobby that features student art from Brown Junior High School, 307 N. Cannes St. The gallery, Impressions at Siena, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is free.

The gallery features 32 pieces of art made by Brown students using charcoal, oil and pastels. They are scheduled to be on display through April 25. The hospital plans to rotate student exhibits among schools.

Henderson art teachers interested in showcasing their students’ work can call Andrea Primo at 702-267-2171.

STUDENTS TO PERFORM APRIL 14
WITH HENDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Several Clark County School District students are scheduled to perform with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in the Young Artists Concert at 2 p.m. April 14 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission to the concert is free.

Students from across the valley auditioned for the concert, which is in its 18th year.

CONNERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFERS FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

Conners Elementary School, 3810 Shadow Peak St., is offering registration through April 30 for its half- and full-day, tuition-based kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. The full-day program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:21 p.m. The cost is $375 per month or $3,100 for the year. A discount of $350 will be given if paid in full by May 31. Children must be 5 by Sept. 30.

For more information, call 702-799-1402.

NORTH LAS VEGAS JUSTICE COURT
SPONSORS ART CONTEST

The North Las Vegas Justice Court, 2428 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., is sponsoring its 17th annual art contest for all North Las Vegas students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This year’s theme is “Our future — what I want to be when I grow up.”

First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected in five groups for kindergarten and first grade; second and third grades; fourth and fifth grades; middle school; and high school. Every student who enters will receive a certificate of appreciation. Winners will receive certificates and prize ribbons. First-place winners will also receive a plaque or trophy.

Any two-dimensional format is acceptable, including paint, marker, crayon, pencil, chalk or photograph. Submitted work must be 9 inches by 12 inches or 12 inches by 18 inches. One entry per student is allowed.

Entries must be labeled on the back with the student’s full name, grade level, school and teacher’s name. Entries should be delivered through the Clark County School District mail to the School-Community Partnership Office.

The deadline for submissions is April 19. Winners are to be announced at the May 15 North Las Vegas City Council meeting. Winning artwork will be displayed in the North Las Vegas Justice Court.

For more information, call 702-455-7801.

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