Education Notebook, May 15-21, 2014

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TO HOST POKER TOURNAMENT JUNE 1

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada plans to host its fourth annual poker tournament and VIP party from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 1 in The Deuce Lounge at Aria at CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Entertainment, food and drinks and a grand prize seat at the 2014 World Series of Poker’s Main Event is planned. The Texas Hold’em tournament also will feature cash and recreational prizes, a raffle giveaway and a silent auction.

All proceeds will benefit Junior Achievement, which hopes to raise $130,000 to offer educational assistance to students in the community.

Buy-in is $250 per person. Spectator and party passes are $100 prior to the event and $150 at the door. To register, visit jalasvegas.org.

NEVADA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY PLANS JUNE 5 INFORMATION SESSION

The Nevada Connections Academy plans to host an information session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 5 at the Centennial Hills Community Center YMCA, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. The session is for families interested in meeting the virtual public school’s teachers and parents of children currently enrolled.

For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit connectionsacademy.com.

ONLINE PARENT SURVEY TO GATHER INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT

The 2014 Clark County School District Parent Survey, which focuses on safety, academics and customer service, is available online through May 21 at ccsd.net/parentsurvey. The survey is available in English and Spanish. It is anonymous, and feedback will be used to improve schools and parent engagement to boost student achievement.

As part of the district’s efforts to maintain transparency with the community, survey results will be available to the public this summer.

GIRL SCOUTS, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION TO HOST GARDENING PROGRAMS

The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is partnering with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program for three workshops to help Scouts earn gardener badges.

A workshop on replanting is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. May 24 at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

For more information about Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, call 702-385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org.

CITY INVITES COMMUNITY TO ADOPT NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and leaders from the Mayor’s Faith Initiative Education Workgroup invite the community to adopt neighborhood schools in need of resources through May through the Clark County School District’s Focus School Project.

For more information, call the school district’s Community Partnership office at 702-799-6560.

DETROIT CONNECTION PLANS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON FOR JUNE 1

Detroit Connection Inc. plans to host its 16th annual scholarship awards luncheon from 1 to to 4 p.m. June 1 at Cili at Bali Hai Country Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The keynote speaker is scheduled to be basketball legend Spencer Haywood, and live entertainment is planned.

Tickets are $60. For more information, call 702-642-2628.

SHENKER ACADEMY OPENS REGISTRATION AT TEMPLE SINAI CAMPUS

The Shenker Academy at the Temple Sinai campus, 9001 Hillpointe Road, has opened registration for its 2014-15 school year programs on a first-come, first-served basis. The academy’s early childhood program accommodates half-day and full-day preschool programs for children ages 1 to 5.

The school is set to be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with half-day school hours from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and kindergarten hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The academy also will offer drop-in days for all classes except kindergarten and extended care from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit shenkeracademy.com.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS SEEKS PRESCHOOL SITE ADMINISTRATOR

The city of Las Vegas is recruiting for the position of hourly preschool site administrator. This person will be responsible for providing a safe learning environment for children enrolled in a city of Las Vegas licensed preschool program.

For more information, visit bit.ly/1mYgeXv.

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