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End of year-round school presents challenges for parents

With more than 60,000 kids who used to be on a 12-month school schedule now out of class during the summer months for the first time, parents may be wondering what options they have. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and Henderson offer an inexpensive program to help keep kids occupied.

Three Square cooks up plan to feed at-risk kids over summer

Nonprofit food bank Three Square is working with the Clark County School District, the Nevada Department of Education and the Culinary Training Academy to try to provide meals to every kid in need while they’re out of school. With the district’s elimination of year-round schedules, about 65,000 additional kids will be out of school this summer, making it more difficult to get food to kids in every corner of the Las Vegas Valley.

Young female athletes celebrated

Las Vegas Athletic Clubs honored 39 young female athletes from across the Las Vegas Valley during its 10th annual event at the Palms on May 25.

Bishop Gorman makes cut for Thespian Festival

Bishop Gorman High School was one of 10 schools nationwide selected to perform at a national theater festival. The school is scheduled to host free performances of “Godspell” June 16 and 17 for the public.

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Las Vegas Science Festival debuts with a bang

The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival culminated with a Cashman Center expo day where thousands participated in hands-on activities.

Clark County’s New Teachers of the Year among first to be laid off

The Clark County School District’s proposed budget reduction of $407 million will eliminate about 1,800 positions in the Las Vegas Valley, more than a thousand of which are teachers. In every case, it’s the new teachers who are the first to go. Principals districtwide expressed the same concern with the system, saying it’s not in the best interest of the kids.