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spread the word nevada hosting annual fundraising gala

Spread the Word Nevada is scheduled to host its 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at T he Venetian. The Storybook Gala, “One Enchanted Evening,” is the foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. The event will feature silent and live auctions, prize drawings, entertainment and dinner. Spread the Word Nevada is a nonprofit group that donates books to disadvantaged children to help them create home libraries. Since 2001, nearly 200,000 local students have received more than 1.7 million books.

Individual seats are $250, and various sponsorship levels are available.

For reservations and sponsorships, call Sherry Walker at 715-5699. For more information about Spread the Word Nevada, visit spreadthewordnevada.org.

Public Invited to attend, offer input
at Prime Six schools meeting

The Education Opportunity Advisory Committee has scheduled a public input session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 19 at Nevada Partners, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The committee will accept input regarding its recommendations for improving achievement for students enrolled in Prime Six schools. The schools in question are Booker, Carson, Fitzgerald, Kelly, McCall and Wendell Williams elementary schools, which have high minority enrollment. For more information on the committee’s recommendations, visit ccsd.net.

School District provides online resources for summer learning

Summer educational activities for kids are available at ccsd.net/learn.

The online guides provide grade-appropriate activities for parents and children to work on together to help reinforce the previous year’s lessons. The guides provide recommendations for reading, math and online resources and are available in English and Spanish.

Help college-bound students by donating laptops and business attire

The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas is accepting donations of new and gently used laptops and new professional business attire for outgoing high school seniors attending college this fall.

ECFLV will collect laptops and clothing through July at the following locations: Epicurean Charitable Foundation, 3765 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 1; Wicked Creative, 6149 S. Rainbow Blvd.; and Sting Systems, 5 Longevity Drive in Henderson.

Any remaining supplies will be donated to children at other foundations. For more information, visit ecflv.org.

School district seeking
scholarship funds for students

The Clark County School District is seeking local donors to help more students pay for college next year. Any businesses or individuals interested in providing scholarship funds for students are asked to call Kim Boyle of CCSD’s Curriculum and Professional Development office at 799-8441 or Kelly Grimm of the Public Education Foundation at 221-7421.

Local graduates received nearly $150 million in scholarship offers this year, not including the Millennium Scholarship fund.

Nevada Virtual Academy
enrolling for fall

Nevada Virtual Academy, an online public charter school, is enrolling students for the 2011-12 school year.

NVVA offers curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. English, math, science, history, music and art courses are at the elementary and middle school levels. The high school program offers more than 200 core, elective and Advanced Placement courses, including foreign language.

For more information, visit k12.com/nvva.

INSTITUTE TO GIVE GRANTS
TO PROSPECTIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

The Medical Skills for Life Institute is offering 10 $2,000 scholarships and 10 $500 tuition grants to the first 20 students who are enrolled and accepted to the institute through Sept. 1. These scholarships are for people looking to become medical assistants or phlebotomists.

For more information, call 645-7900 and ask for the admissions department from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit medicalskillsforlife.com.

Post reunion information
on school district’s website

Clark County School District alumni who are planning a high school reunion may post information on the Clark County School District’s website, ccsd.net/schools/reunions.

Email any important reunion information to dsheehan@interact.ccsd.net, and it will be posted.

Arbor View High School band fundraising to play in nation’s capital

The band from Arbor View High School, 500 Whispering Sands Drive, has been invited to march in the 2012 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., and play at Carnegie Hall in New York City the same month.

The AVHS Band Boosters is asking the community for donations to help send the more than 100 band members on the trips.

For more information or to donate, visit avhsbands.org.

New private school to host
enrollment event july 28

The Goddard School, 2680 Pecos Ridge Parkway, is scheduled to host an enrollment event from 5 to 8 p.m. July 28 at JumpFit Kids, 10950 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110. Parents will receive 50 percent off the first month’s tuition if they enroll at this event.

The school can accommodate about 130 kids from 6 weeks to 6 years old and will offer flexible schedules from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 566-0255 or visit goddardschool.com.

Cunningham Elementary’s health center open for summer

The health center at Cunningham Elementary School, 4145 Jimmy Durante Blvd., will offer immunizations and medical services for uninsured children under 18 through August.

Days and hours of operation vary, so call the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program office at 799-6560 for more information or visit ccsd.net/partnership/communities for a calendar.

Kids can get Free oral health screenings saturday

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine is scheduled to provide free oral health screenings to kids 17 or younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jimmy’s Cheyenne Market, 1370 W. Cheyenne Ave.

About 20 students and faculty from the school will be on hand to educate kids and parents about dental hygiene and to provide information about the harmful effects of tobacco to oral health. The event is open to the public.

Students Pass Standardized Tests, Receive Backpacks and Bikes

Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow gave backpacks to more than 120 students who passed the Nevada Criterion Reference Test at McCall Elementary School, 800 E. Carey Ave. Students also attended a pizza party where 10 new bicycles were raffled off.

The CRT is a standardized assessment test of student performance that each child is required to take beginning in third grade. Barlow challenged the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders to do well on the test last fall during a visit to the school.

Martinez Elementary’s health center open for summer

The health center at Martinez Elementary School, 350 E. Judson Ave., will offer immunizations and medical services for uninsured children under 18 through August.

Days and hours of operation vary, so call the Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program office at 799-6560 for more information or visit ccsd.net/partnership/communities for a calendar.

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