Education Notebook, Aug. 6-12

Hospice to Collect School Supplies

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations are set to collect school supplies through Aug. 22 to help students at Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way, and Sunrise Acres Elementary School, 211 N. 28th St.

Requested items include backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, tissues, rulers, binders and more. Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 4141 Swenson St. or at 3150 N. Tenaya Way, in the MountainView Medical Office Building.

Free health screenings available
for students

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition plans free back-to-school immunizations and health for students.

Clinics are scheduled on the following dates and locations: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at The Boulevard mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway; 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Trinity Life Center, 1000 E. St. Louis Ave.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at Cashman Middle School, 4622 W. Desert Inn Road; 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at Fremont Middle School, 1100 E. St Louis Ave.; and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane.

Vaccinations will be available to students 18 or younger who are uninsured or underinsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native or have Medicaid or Nevada Check Up. Parents should bring shot records for their children to the clinic, which can be found online at Vaccinations will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit

City of Las Vegas pledges money to help struggling schools

The city of Las Vegas partnered with Teach For America and Communities in Schools of Nevada to help train teachers, fill vacancies and provide extra support at schools in low-income neighborhoods.

The Las Vegas City Council pledged $62,500 to Teach For America to help fund a teacher development program to place up to 25 teachers in downtown-area schools during the next two years. The city also will pay $35,000 for an education coordinator for the 2013-14 school year at Bell Elementary School, 2900 Wilmington Way.


HELP of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that assists low-income families, plans a school supplies drive through Sept. 12 at its headquarters, 1640 E. Flamingo Road. HELP asks for backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, earasers, binders, notebooks, scissors or other supplies. The office is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, email Abby Quinn at

Sushi Roku, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, also is scheduled to collect supplies through Sept. 2 on behalf of HELP. Diners who donate will receive a free order of edamame.


Project 150, a local nonprofit organization that helps homeless students, plans two back-to-school-shopping events for disadvantaged students in August. Students with a valid high school ID can pick out clothes, shoes, toiletries and school supplies for the upcoming school year.

The events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway.

For more information visit, or email Meli Pulido at


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.


A Ward 5 Back-To-School Fair with Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow is planned at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave. Wristbands are to be distributed beginning at 8:30 a.m., while they last. Admission is free.

A free back-to-school fair is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.

Free school supplies are to be available, and free snow cones will be offered while supplies last. Participants can enjoy face painting, crafts for the kids and a jump house.

For more information, call 702-229-1515.

Henderson offers early registration for its Safekey, Teen Scene programs

Early registration for the city of Henderson’s Safekey and Teen Scene programs is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 20-23 at several recreation centers.

Participating locations include Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway; Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

Registration also is scheduled at a back-to-school fair scheduled at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road.

Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school recreational programs offered to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information, call 702-267-4100 or visit


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.


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.

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