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Education Notebook, June 4-10

ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS
NAMES NEW HEAD OF UPPER SCHOOL

The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus, 9700 W. Hillpointe Road, announced Leslie Smith Rosen as its new head of the upper school. Rosen, former principal at The Shoshana S. Cardin School in Baltimore, worked as a teacher in various grade levels before becoming a school administrator. Rosen is scheduled to start her position at Adelson this fall.

For more information, call 702-255-4500 or visit adelsoncampus.org.

STATON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS EARN
GREAT NEVADAN, GREAT AMERICAN AWARDS

More than 50 fourth- and fifth-graders at Staton Elementary School, 1700 Sageberry Drive, received Great Nevadan and Great American awards from Gov. Brian Sandoval at a May 16 ceremony. The students studied material at a higher level than the traditional curriculum for their grade levels.

PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION AWARDS NEARLY $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Public Education Foundation awarded more than 440 college scholarships totaling $925,000 to more than 330 students at the 14th annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon May 23 at The Venetian. The scholarships ranged from $500 to $60,000 and were based on academic achievement, area of study and financial need. Funding for the scholarships was provided by local businesses, organizations, community members and families.

For more information, visit thepef.org.

PARENT-CHILD CLASSES COMING
TO CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans to offer a series of classes for parents and their children 3 to 5 to help prepare them for kindergarten. Children will “learn the importance of cooperation, creativity, reading skills, fun ways to be active and eating healthy.”

The three-program series features Little Books and Little Cooks, a seven-week program to promote healthy eating and literacy; Family Storyteller, a six-week program to encourage reading and language activities; and All 4 Kids, an 11-week program to encourage preschool children to be active.

Classes are scheduled for Thursdays at the Cambridge Community Center, 3900 Cambridge St. Little Books and Little Cooks is scheduled at 10 a.m. June 6. For more information about the series or to register, call 702-257-5525 or email all_4_kids@unce.unr.edu.

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NEWSPAPER WINS TOP JOURNALISM AWARD

The Liberty High School student newspaper, the Liberty Tribune, won first place at the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 37th annual High School Journalism Awards May 20 at the Suncoast. Liberty, 3700 Liberty Heights Ave., won 19 awards — the most of any school — at the ceremony. This was the Liberty Tribune’s first time winning the best newspaper category.

Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive, finished second; Green Valley High School, 460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd., finished third, and Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Road, received an honorable mention.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTS NEW SUPERINTENDENT

The Clark County Board of School Trustees selected Pat Skorkowsky as its new superintendent during a May 21 meeting. Skorkowsky had been the acting superintendent since former superintendent Dwight Jones stepped down in March because of personal reasons. Skorkowsky is a 25-year veteran of the school district.

SUMMER WRITING CAMPS AVAILABLE
TO STUDENTS

The Southern Nevada Writing Project plans Summer Youth Writing Camps for students of all grade levels June 17-28. The camp for students entering grades seven through 12 is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Spring Valley High School, 3750 S. Buffalo Drive. Students entering grades one through six can choose Schorr Elementary School, 11420 Placid St., or Simmons Elementary School, 2328 Silver Clouds Drive. Elementary school classes are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.

The camp is $250 and open to students of all skill levels. Instructors at the camp will be teacher consultants for the SNWP.

To register, visit snwp.education.unlv.edu/node/132. For more information, email Jessica Carroll at jcarroll@vegaspbs.org.

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 at 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 town in Nevada throughout the story. Three award classifications will be given based on age.

For more information, visit gateway
artsfoundation.org/literary_scholarship.

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