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Education Notebook, May 8-14, 2014

STEAK & BURGER TO SHOWCASE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The fourth annual Steak & Burger dinner is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. May 15 at New York New York, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to honor Boys & Girls Clubs graduating seniors, scholarship recipients and Youth of the Year.

A dinner of steaks is planned for the teens, with burgers for the adults. A keynote speaker is planned.

The cost is $100, which includes beverages and an after-party at Nine Fine Irishmen, as well as sponsoring a teen to attend. Tables are $1,000.

To register, visit tinyurl.com/jwqegz5.

TREES PLANTED AT THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS FOR ARBOR DAY

In honor of Arbor Day, the Nevada chapter of the Community Associations Institute and ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance planted two trees each at three elementary schools April 24 and 25: Reedom, 1025 Rumrill St.; Triggs, 4470 W. Rome Blvd; and Stuckey, 4905 Chartan Ave.

Children helped plant the trees, with school staff members implementing lessons plans and Arbor Day projects on tree species and pollution reduction and various science projects related to planting and growth for each of the five grade levels at each school.

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.

On May 10, the workshop at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, will focus on types of seeds. On May 24, the workshop will cover replanting.

Workshops are planned from 1 to 3 p.m.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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