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The band from Arbor View High School, 500 Whispering Sands Drive, has been invited to march in the 2012 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., and play at Carnegie Hall in New York City the same month.

Donations are sought to help send the 100-plus band members on the trips.

For more information or to donate, visit avhsbands.org.

spread the word nevada hosting annual fundraising gala

Spread the Word Nevada is scheduled to host its 10th Anniversary Storybook Gala at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Venetian.

The Storybook Gala, One Enchanted Evening, is the foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, which will feature silent and live auctions, prize drawings, entertainment and dinner.

Spread the Word Nevada is a nonprofit group that donates books to disadvantaged children to help them create home libraries.

Individual seats are $250. For reservations and sponsorships, call Sherry Walker at 715-5699. For more information, visit spreadthewordnevada.org.

Public Invited to attend, offer input
at Prime Six schools meeting

The Education Opportunity Advisory Committee has scheduled a public input session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 19 at Nevada Partners, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The committee will accept input regarding its recommendations for improving achievement for students enrolled in Prime Six schools.

Those in question are Booker, Carson, Fitzgerald, Kelly, McCall and Wendell Williams elementary schools, which have high minority enrollment.

For more information, visit ccsd.net.

School District provides online resources for summer learning

Summer educational activities for kids are available at ccsd.net/learn.

The online guides provide grade-appropriate activities for parents and children to work on together to help reinforce the previous year’s lessons.

The guides provide recommendations for reading, math and online resources and are available in English and Spanish.

Help college-bound students by donating laptops and business attire

The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas is accepting donations of new and gently used laptops and new professional business attire for outgoing high school seniors attending college this fall.

The foundation will collect laptops and clothing through July at the following locations: Epicurean Charitable Foundation, 3765 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 1; Wicked Creative, 6149 S. Rainbow Blvd.; and Sting Systems, 5 Longevity Drive in Henderson.

Any remaining supplies will be donated to children at other foundations. For more information, visit ecflv.org.

School district seeking
scholarship funds for students

The Clark County School District is seeking local donors to help more students pay for college next year.

Any businesses or individuals interested in providing scholarship funds for students are asked to call Kim Boyle of the district’s Curriculum and Professional Development office at 799-8441 or Kelly Grimm of the Public Education Foundation at 221-7421.

Local graduates received nearly $150 million in scholarship offers this year, not including the Millennium Scholarship fund.

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