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Education Notebook, April 9-15

REGISTRATION OPEN
FOR 4-H SUMMER CAMPS

The Clark County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) day camps are scheduled for June.

The first day camp, open to youths 7 to 11, is scheduled for June 11-13, and the second day camp, open to youths 9 to 14, is scheduled for June 25-27. Both camps include activities in plant and animal sciences, health and nutrition, computer science and aerospace.

The Clark County Cooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is planned at Lake Tahoe July 28-Aug. 2. Registration is open to campers 9 to 15 until the camp is full. A 4-H membership is not required.

During the six days, campers will participate in activities centering on nature, healthy lifestyles, alternative energy, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), rocketry, dramatic arts, leadership and creative arts.

The cost of the camp is $350 and includes transportation, meals and activities.

To register or for more information, contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS CAN ENTER
ESSAY CONTEST TO WIN IPADS

The Clark County School District is accepting entries for an essay contest and will award iPads to 20 winners. Students must be high school seniors on track to graduate in May.

The essay topic is “How can you reduce your carbon footprint by using the services offered by the Regional Transportation Commission?”

Typed essays of a minimum of 500 words must be submitted to Judy Myers at the School-Community Partnership Program by April 18 via school district mail or at jem274@
interact.ccsd.net.

The iPads will be awarded at the May 16 Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada board meeting.

The contest is sponsored by the school district, the Transportation Commission, Mariana’s Supermarkets and Coca-Cola Co.

SOUTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY PLANS OPEN HOUSE MAY 17

Southwest Career and Technical Academy, 7050 W. Shelbourne Ave., plans to host an open house from 5 to
7:30 p.m. May 17. The event will feature tours of the campus and a chance to talk to current students. The school’s fashion design students plan to put on a fashion show.

For more information, call 702-799-5766.

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 Friday. 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.

THE ARTS FACTORY TO HOST FUNDRAISER
TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

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

CISN supports nearly 25,000 students at more than 40 schools in Southern Nevada, providing medical and dental care, counseling, food, clothing, tutoring and more.

For more information, visit cisnevada.org.

CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST PARKING LOT SALE SATURDAY

Coronado High School, 1001 Coronado Center Drive, plans to host a yard sale in the school parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the school’s band program.

STUDENTS TO PERFORM SUNDAY
WITH HENDERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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