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Education Notebook, March 5-11

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA TO HOST CAREER FAIR WEDNESDAY

The College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., plans to host a career fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the June Whitley Student Lounge. The event is open to the public.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOUNDATION
PLANS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY

The Cultural Diversity Foundation’s 18th Annual Educational Taste of Excellence scholarship benefit is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the World Market Center, Atrium B, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. The event is set to feature exotic food and wine tasting from six countries, live jazz and silent and live auctions.

Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. For more information, visit cdfnv.org or call 702-646-2615.

BONNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SETS FUN RUN FOR SATURDAY

Bonner Elementary School, 765 Crestdale Lane, plans to host its second annual 5K and 1½-mile Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration is set to start at 8 a.m.

The Fun Run is to “raise awareness about the importance of maintaining low class sizes,” according to the school. Additional activities planned include a bazaar and prize giveaways.

The cost to participate is $25 or $15 for children 11 or younger.

For more information or to sponsor the event, call Paul Catania at 702-799-6050 or email pjcatania@interact.ccsd.net.

KOHL’S ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
FOR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Kohl’s Department Stores’ Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is accepting nominations for children 6 to 18 until March 15 at kohlskids.com.

The program plans to award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes in 2013 ranging from $50 gift cards to $10,000 scholarships to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. The nominators must be 21 or older.

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card, and more than 200 will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-secondary education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 17,000 kids with more than $3.4 million in scholarships and prizes.

VEGAS PBS LAUNCHES EARTH DAY
ART CONTEST FOR STUDENTS

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada is accepting submissions through March 14 for its Earth Day Art Contest.

Students in sixth through 12th grade can submit artwork that promotes the transportation commission’s sustainable initiative –– “quicker, cleaner, greener” –– with images of transit, carpooling, biking and walking. The top two entries will be featured on a transportation commission vehicle for up to a year.

Entries should have a message related to Earth Day and sustainable transportation; be in horizontal format on 11-inch-by-17-inch paper; be colorful and drawn with colored pencils, markers or paint; and be original in concept.

Submissions should be sent to the Regional Transportation Commission, attention: Aileen Pastor, at 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Artwork may be rolled up but not folded.

Entry forms and guidelines are available at rtcsnv.com. For more information, call Pastor at 702-676-1735 or email pastora@rtcsnv.com.

STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE DESIGNS
AT MARCH FASHION SHOW

The Junior League of Las Vegas has scheduled a fashion show for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, as part of the fifth annual Fashion Forward Challenge. All costumes will be original designs made by Clark County students, who will compete for prizes. Costumes will be based on the theme “Into the Forest.” Students received donated materials and gift cards to make their costumes.

Participating schools are Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Parkway; Las Vegas High School, 6500 E. Sahara Ave.; Southwest Career and Technical Academy, 7050 W. Shelbourne Ave.; East Career and Technical Academy, 6705 Vegas Valley Drive; Green Valley High School, 460 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd.; and West Preparatory Academy, 2050 Saphire Stone Ave.

LAS VEGAS ACADEMY ALUMNI CELEBRATION SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 29 AND 30

The Las Vegas Academy Alumni Association’s 20th anniversary celebration is scheduled for March 29 and 30. It is set to feature a talent show, a silent auction fundraiser and a picnic.

The association is accepting donations for the silent auction. To make a donation, email Joel Diamond at
jsdiamond@interact.ccsd.net.

Details about the events will be updated on the association’s Facebook page, facebook.com/groups/lvaalumni.

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.

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.

NEVADA NATURALIST ORGANIZATION SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Naturalist program is set to host an open house from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The event is to feature a sampling of the classes and resources the program offers, including information on ecology, regional plants and animals, environmental laws and biological diversity.

Registration for upcoming classes can be conducted at the open house. For more information, call 702-948-5906.

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