Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will deliver his first State of the District address on Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. It will be live-streamed on www.ccsd.net, and also will be televised on Vegas PBS April 22 at 7:30 p.m. as a special edition of Inside Education. In his speech, the superintendent will provide a closer look at the growth and progress of CCSD while also addressing challenges and a plan for continued improvement.
The next School Matters will air Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum, the show will feature a panel consisting of Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young, Trustee Deanna Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Associate Superintendent Joyce Haldeman. The main topic will be the Clark County School District's strategic plan. Click here to submit your questions for the panelists.
UNLV will host the 6th Annual Family Enrichment Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored in part by CCSD, the event will feature workshops on mathematics, reading and college readiness. Admission is free to CCSD parents, students and families. A sack lunch will be served. No reservations are needed. For details, call (702) 799-1080.
The Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) will hold its Las Vegas College Fair in the gymnasium at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. High school students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. Admission is free. The event also will include workshops, testing information and a counseling assistance booth. For more information, visit www.wacaccollegefair.com or call Joel Diamond at (702) 799-7800, ext. 4304.
April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. The Cooperative Extension invites all Nevada residents to take part in the second annual "Purple Up! For Military Kids" on Friday, April 25, 2014 as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cooperative Extension works with military youth and their families through a variety of programs throughout the year. Pictured are Cooperative Extension employees participating in Purple Up! Day 2013. For more information, call J.R. Mendoza at (702) 257-5579.
CCSD students are invited to attend “Demistifying the CIA,” a free program to be presented Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the Aloha Kitchen, 2605 S. Decatur Boulevard, #110. The program will include topics such as “CIA fact versus fiction” as well as internship and career opportunities. For more information, or to RSVP, email email@example.com. To learn more about the CIA, visit https://www.cia.gov.
Nevada PTA will hold its 73rd annual convention April 24-26, 2014 at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino. The convention will feature workshops on topics including effective advocacy for schools, improving parent leadership skills and creating successful programs. General sessions will feature national and local speakers, as well as discussion about decisions that guide Nevada PTA’s advocacy. Additionally, the convention will recognize the achievements of local PTAs, teachers, administrators and students. For more information, call 702) 258-7885 or visit www.nevadapta.org.
A fundraiser to help the Green Valley High School Performing Arts production of Mary Poppins travel to the International Thespian Festival will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the GVHS Theatre, 460 Arroyo Grande, Henderson. For more information, call (702) 799-0950.
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) will present the A-Games on June 1, 2014 at the Sport Social/FEAT office, 7055 Windy Street, Las Vegas. The event will feature a silent auction, food trucks, a live band and more. For details, visit http://featsonv.org.
The Girls on the Run (GOTR) annual 5K Run will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014. According to their website, the mission of GOTR is to "inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running."