Paradise Elementary School teacher Arlene Hayman was recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Hayman, one of 85 teachers honored nationwide, will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for an awards ceremony and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.
Paradise Elementary School is at 900 Cottage Grove Ave.
Students receive $740,000
in scholarships at annual luncheon
The Public Education Foundation awarded nearly $740,000 worth of scholarships to more than 320 Clark County high school seniors this month at the 12th annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon.
The scholarships are provided by community businesses, nonprofit groups and individuals and range from $500 to $40,000.
The foundation has awarded scholarships to more than 2,700 students since 1994, totaling nearly $7 million.
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.
The scholarships are for those who are 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.
Public Education Foundation plans charity golf tournament
The Public Education Foundation’s 11th annual Tee Up for Kids Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for
7:30 a.m. June 2 at Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane.
Playing spots are available for $300 and foursomes for $1,200, with proceeds going to Nevada public schools through the foundation’s various programs.
Tournament activities will include hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, tee prizes, trophies and an awards luncheon.
For more information, visit thepef.org or call 799-1042.
Nevada Homeschool Expo
coming in June
The third annual Nevada Homeschool Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.
The expo will include workshops, guest speakers, exhibits, live demonstrations and information on curriculum. Registration is $15 to $20 and is open to the public.
For more information, visit nevada
Teachers can seek funding online
for class projects
Local school teachers can apply for donations for classroom projects through donorschoose.org.
The nonprofit website, founded in 2000, allows public school teachers to describe specific educational projects for students, and donors choose the projects they want to support. More than 160,000 teachers have secured more than $71 million worth of books, art supplies and technology resources using the site.
Locally, more than 150 teachers have used the website to secure more than $119,000 in funding. Teacher Leanna Kromer from O’Callaghan Middle School, 1450 Radwick Drive, has funded eight classroom projects totaling more than $2,000 since January.