Thursday, September 18, 2014
Healthy Kids Festival set for Sept. 27 at Paradise Park

In connection with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September), the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) All 4 Kids© program and Clark County Parks and Recreation will present the Healthy Kids Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paradise Park, 4775 McCloud Drive, Las Vegas. The event aims to raise awareness and help create long term solutions that target childhood obesity prevention in the local community. For more information, call Cheryl Wagner at (702) 799-6560.

Category: community

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Friday is Count Day for Nevada school districts

Friday, Sept. 19, is Count Day for school districts in the state of Nevada. As a result, the Clark County School District (CCSD) is reminding parents about the importance of Count Day as the enrollment numbers on that day determine how much the district will receive in state funding. “For any parent who has not already enrolled their child in school, we encourage them to do so by this Friday,” said CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. “We would like to have appropriate funding for each of our students, so having them enrolled and in class on Count Day helps the district to obtain the additional funding for providing that child’s education.” Anyone who is not sure of which school their child should attend can contact the CCSD Demographics and Zoning Office at 702-799-6430.

Category: general

Thursday, September 18, 2014
BCHS welcomes Principal Amy Wagner

A CCSD official is praising the new principal of Boulder City High School, Amy Wagner. Assistant Chief Student Achievement Officer Eva White told the Boulder City Review, “In her time with the district, (Wagner) has created unique opportunities and experiences for students. She has done a great job of building relationships at Boulder City High School, and there is no doubt that she is committed to continue working hard for the school and the community.”

Category: schools

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Fertitta MS holds open house this evening

Victoria Fertitta Middle School is holding an open house tonight (Sept. 18) at 6 p.m. Activities will begin with a performing arts showcase in the gym. For more information, call (702) 799-1900.

Category: schools

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Parent/Child literacy program to start Oct. 28

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present a parent/child interactive literacy program from Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. Family Storyteller program is a six-week program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children. The class meets on Tuesdays 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with parents and their children taking part in reading and language activities together. Whitney Ranch Recreation Center is located at 1575 Galleria Drive in Henderson. For more information, call Marilyn Ming at (702) 257-5516.

Category: community

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Diaz ES to host Youth Science Day event Oct. 8

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program will hold its National Youth Science Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at Diaz Elementary School. The family-friendly event, hosted by the Diaz Eagle Artists 4-H Club, will focus on rocketry with demonstrations of air and straw rockets and other activities. The school is located 4450 E. Owens, Las Vegas. For more information, call Karen Best at (702) 257-5538.

Category: general

Thursday, September 18, 2014
United Way helps students get a jump start on their education

Thanks to a $1 million grant, the United Way of Southern Nevada is helping children from low-income families get a jump start on their education. In an interview with KLAS-TV, a United Way spokesman said the grant-funded preschool scholarships will help ensure that children are ready to enter first grade.

Category: community

Thursday, September 18, 2014
CCSD to observe Week of Respect Sept. 29 through Oct. 3

In conjunction with Week of Respect Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, CCSD students are being asked to wear blue clothing on Friday, Oct. 3. A proclamation by Gov. Brian Sandoval says Week of Respect aims to help ensure that Nevada is known as a place of mutual respect where bullying is not tolerated. For more information, call the CCSD Equity & Diversity Education Department at (702) 799-8484.

Category: general