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Education Notebook

MOUNTAIN VIEW LUTHERAN SCHOOL ENROLLING DURING SUMMER

Mountain View Lutheran School, 9550 W. Cheyenne Ave., is enrolling students 3 or older for preschool and elementary school.

For more information or to enroll, visit mvlcs.org or call 804-5291.

CIMARRON-MEMORIAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE CUSTOM MOUTHGUARDS

The Cimarron-Memorial High School football team will receive free custom mouthguards from Dr. Nathan Cherrington.

More than 100 athletes had teeth impressions taken June 28 at Cherrington’s dental office, 7500 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 11.

TEXAS STATION HOSTS ANTI-BULLYING CONFERENCE

The Clark County School District’s Equity and Diversity Education Department hosted the 2012 Cross-Cultural Institute Conference June 21 and 22 at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. More than 300 teachers participated in the anti-bullying conference. Teachers also saw a theatrical production of "Toe Tag Monologues," which showcased student scenarios including drug abuse, teen pregnancy, drunken driving, gangs, suicide and bullying.

NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION TO HOST YOUTH DAY EVENT FOR TEENS

The National Bar Association plans to host the sixth annual Linnes Finney, Jr. NBA Youth Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

The program provides high school students a chance to learn about legal careers. It is free and open to students 13 to 18. Students should arrive by 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast.

To register, visit nbayouthday.eventbrite.com. For more information, email Sheryl Wood at slwood90@gmail.com

UNLV AND CSN LAND NEW TURF

As part of a congressional bill, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas received 2,085 acres for a new North Las Vegas campus, and the College of Southern Nevada received 40 acres in northwest Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Valley Lands and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Act, passed June 27, was a large public lands bill that also would expand the conservation areas of Red Rock Canyon.

The UNLV and CSN acreage would be used to expand operations. UNLV plans to develop the North Las Vegas land over several decades, possibly for research operations. President Neal Smatresk said there currently is little demand and no money for expansion.

DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT GETS TOP JOB IN WASHOE COUNTY

Clark County School District Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez was named June 29 the next superintendent of the Washoe County School District, the state’s second-largest school district. Martinez was the deputy superintendent for WCSD before being hired 14 months ago by CCSD. The Washoe County and Clark County school districts account for 90 percent of the students in Nevada.

CCSD has begun a search to replace Martinez, and his last day has not yet been decided, the district said.

MACY’S SCHEDULES FUNDRAISING FOR LITERACY CAMPAIGN

Macy’s and the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental are fundraising through July 31 to support the Be Book Smart program. Money raised will support the Public Education Foundation’s Clark County READS program, which provides books to schoolchildren.

Shoppers at Macy’s can donate $3 and receive $10 off an in-store purchase of $50. Every $3 donation will be used to buy books. More than $21 million has been raised since 2004 by Macy’s partnership with RIF.

For more information, visit rif.org/macys.

UNION TEACHERS HAVE SHORT WINDOW TO WITHDRAW MEMBERSHIP

Clark County School District teachers in the Clark County Education Association wishing to opt out of union membership for the 2012-13 school year must notify the CCEA in writing by Sunday. Letters can be mailed to: Clark County Education Association, 4230 S. McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

MADAME TUSSAUDS OFFERS FREE ADMISSION FOR STRAIGHT-A STUDENTS

Clark County School District students with straight A’s on their spring report cards can receive free admission through August to Madame Tussauds, a wax museum at The Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South, No. 2001. Students must present their report card at the box office to receive a ticket.

For more information, call 862-7800 or visit madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO ACTIVE, RETIRED MILITARY

The University of Phoenix, 7455 W. Washington Ave., and American Veterans, or AMVETS, a veterans education advocacy group, will award 50 scholarships worth $7,000 each to active-duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree from the University of Phoenix. Applications for the 2012 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship are being accepted through Aug. 21.

For more information, call 638-7279, visit phoenix.edu or amvets.org.

SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFERS ONLINE SUMMER LEARNING ACTIVITIES

The Clark County School District is offering online resources to help students continue learning during the summer break. The Fun Summer Learning Activities are available to families with students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. The materials provide grade-appropriate activities in math, reading and more.

For more information, visit ccsd.net/learn.

STUDENTS RECEIVE DISCOUNTS TO EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

Students will receive a 30 percent discount throughout summer to "BODIES … The Exhibition" and "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," both at the Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are available at the box office on the atrium level of the casino. Regularly priced tickets are $24 for children, $32 for adults and $30 for seniors.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 262-4400.

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