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Education Notebook

Rogers Elementary School, 5535 S. Riley St., plans to host its annual school carnival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. May 13.

There will be a midway section with common carnival games and a health and safety fair with representatives from fire and police departments. There also will be representatives from Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada Child Seekers, the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and more.

Local businesses and parents can rent a table and sell goods as part of the craft fair. The school also will serve carnival food. All proceeds raised will go to the school. Entry is free, but tickets are required for games and food. Discounted ticket packages of 25 will be sold for $20 at the school office beginning May 2, and each ticket will be $1 the day of the event.

For more information, call 799-6870.

Rogers Elementary School offers
full-day kindergarten

Rogers Elementary School, 5535 S. Riley St., is offering full-day, tuition-based kindergarten for children who are 5 or older by Sept. 30 for the 2011-12 school year. The cost is $325 a month. For more information, call 799-6870.

Virtual public school hosting informational session

Nevada Connections Academy plans to host an informational session for the 2011-12 school year from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 4280 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The session will allow interested families to meet NCA’s teachers, parents and current students.

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

Kim Elementary School offers
full-day kindergarten

Kim Elementary School, 7600 Peace Way, is offering full-day, tuition-based kindergarten for children who are 5 or older by Sept. 30 for the 2011-12 school year. There is a $100 registration fee, and it is $325 per month thereafter. For more information, call 799-5990.

local banks teach children to save

Elementary school students will learn this month about financial responsibility and the importance of developing savings habits from volunteer instructors from eight local banks.

Volunteers in the Teach Children to Save program, organized by the United Way of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Bankers Association, plan to visit more than 130 classrooms and educate more than 7,500 students.

For more information, visit teachchildrentosave.com.

Students with dyslexia can nominate teachers as ‘unsung heroes’

The International Dyslexia Association is accepting nominations through May 15 for teacher, tutors or other educators who have made a difference in the lives of dyslexic students. The award will recognize each nominated educator as an “unsung hero” by sending a letter to that teacher and listing them on the IDA website.

All teachers will be placed in a drawing for one free conference registration, a $250 travel stipend and three nights’ accommodations to attend IDA’s 62nd annual conference, Reading, Literacy & Learning, Nov. 9-12 in Chicago. To nominate someone, visit interdys.org/honorateacher.htm.

Online school offers scholarships

Advantages Online Private School is offering an essay contest for two $750 scholarships for Clark County high school students. The students’ 200-word essays should describe the biggest educational challenge they face in high school and how they are conquering it. Entries are due April 29, and scholarships may be used to cover the cost of a course offered by the accredited online school.

For more information, visit advantagesschool.com.

Scholarships available to Italian-American students

The Sons of Italy Las Vegas Lodge 2158 is offering three $500 scholarships for college-bound high school seniors of Italian descent.

Awards will be based on grades, school activities, a personal essay and contributions to the community. Applications are due May 10.

Sons of Italy is a national organization of Italian-American men and women.

For more information, call 896-1987 or visit sonsofitalylasvegas.com.

Cultural Diversity Foundation
offers scholarships

The Cultural Diversity Foundation is offering college scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

Students must be Clark County residents, maintain a 3.0 GPA and show financial need.

The deadline for submissions is May 6. For a complete list of scholarships, criteria and applications, visit cdfnv.org/scholarships or call 646-2615.

The foundation also plans to host online workshops with tips on how to search and locate scholarship awards online. The class is open to college-bound high school students and college students.

The cost is $25 to $50, depending on income. To register or view class schedules, visit cdfnv.org/onlineworkshops.

Scholarships available for students
of Norwegian descent

The Sons of Norway’s Vegas Viking Lodge is accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors of Norwegian descent.

Last year’s scholarships ranged from $250 to $750. Scholarships are determined by grades, financial need, extracurricular activities and the application essay.

The application is due Wednesday and is available at vegasviking.com/scholarship.

For more information, call 645-6666.

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.

Basic High School class of 1971
to reunite in October

The Basic High School class of 1971’s 40th reunion is scheduled for Oct. 7-9 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The cost is $71 for those who register by May 19.

For more information, email bat8@aol.com, call 737-5977 or search for the class on facebook.com.

Inaugural Science Festival
coming in May

The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival is seeking participants for the event, which is scheduled for May 1-7 at various Las Vegas Valley locations.

A Rubik’s Cube competition is scheduled as part of the event. Teams of eight students will attempt to solve 25 cubes. The school that solves the cubes in the shortest time will win up to $750 to be donated to their school.

The festival plans to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math with speakers and exhibitions.

Applied, natural and health sciences organizations are encouraged to contribute as educators, hosts, volunteers or sponsors.

For more information, visit lasvegas
sciencefestival.com.

High schools hosting flu clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering weekly flu clinics at Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Drive; Durango High School, 7100 W. Dewey Drive; Silverado High School, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave.; Desert Pines High School, 3800 Harris Ave., and Mojave High School, 5302 Goldfield St.

Clinics are scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Flu shots and other immunizations are available at the health district’s public health center, 625 Shadow Lane, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit snhd.info.

AFS Intercultural Programs
seeks host families in southern nevada

AFS Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit high school student exchange organization, is seeking host families in the Las Vegas area. Hosts provide a bed, meals and a family environment.

For more information, email Cathy Sheehy at afs.cathy@yahoo.com or call 633-5891.

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