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Education Notebook

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVES PLANNED

Nathan Adelson Hospice locations will serve as drop-off points for school supplies for students at Robert L. Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way in Henderson, and Sunrise Acres Elementary School, 211 28th St., through Aug. 22. Among supplies needed are: backpacks, paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, tissue, binders, colored pencils, rulers, paper towels, hand sanitizer and zippered bags.

Items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 4141 Swenson St. near East Flamingo Road and 3150 N. Tenaya Way at the corner of Cheyenne Avenue in the MountainView Medical Offices building. The donations will be delivered to the schools before the first day of classes Aug. 27. For more information, visit nah.org. HELP of Southern Nevada, 1640 E. Flamingo Road, is scheduled to host a school supply drive Monday through Aug. 11. Supplies can be dropped off between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, call 369-4357 or visit helpsonv.org.

PROGRAM OF ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SEEKS HOST FAMILIES FOR STUDENTS

The Program of Academic Exchange, or PAX, is accepting applications for host families for the 2012-13 school year for its foreign exchange student program. Hosts are expected to provide a room, food and an environment in which to study. Exchange students are fully insured and are responsible for their own spending money. High school exchange students come from more than 40 countries. For more information, visit pax.org or contact local recruiter Margaret Hoppe at 203-5255.

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.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL AUTO STUDENTS GET DONATIONS

Students in the automotive program at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, and Southeast Career and Technical Academy, 5710 Mountain Vista St., received new tools upon graduation. JS Products, 5440 S. Procyon Ave., donated the tools and made donations to the programs.

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT PLANNED AT CENTENNIAL HILLS PARK

A back-to-school community event is planned for 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Centennial Hills Park, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

The event will include free school supplies for participants, while supplies last, and a free movie.

Several community partners will be present to provide school supplies and information about their services.

The movie "The Muppets" is set to be shown in the amphitheater at dusk.

Attendees can bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy free light refreshments while they last.

For more information, call 229-6154.

HENDERSON OFFERING EARLY REGISTRATION FOR BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Henderson’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering early Safekey and Teen Scene registration and is open to students at all Henderson public elementary and middle schools. Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school programs that offer supervised recreational opportunities for kids.

Early registration is available from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15-17 and Aug. 22-24, and from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the following locations: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road; Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway; Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.; Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive.

For more information and pricing, call 267-4100 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

FREE READING AND MATH TUTORING AVAILABLE FOR K-5 STUDENTS

The University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension and University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ America Reads/Counts Program are offering free reading and math tutoring for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Classes are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays through August at the Cambridge Community Center, 3930 Cambridge St.

Space is limited. To register, call Zory Caldera at 894-9964.

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.

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