Bonner Elementary School will hold its Third Annual Run for Education on Saturday, March 8, 2014, with both a 5K run starting at 9 a.m. and a 1.5-mile fun walk. The day’s events will include music, food, a silent auction, face painting, raffles and much more. Click here to register online. For more information, call Principal Paul Catania at (702) 799-6050.
CCSD will present the semiannual College Readiness Educational Workshop (C.R.E.W.) on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Canyon Springs High School. The workshop will provide school/community scholarship and financial information to sophomores, juniors and their parents. A letter from Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky provides additional information; click here for the English version and here for the Spanish version. If you have any questions, please call Gwen LaFond at (702) 799-8441 or Greta Peay at (702) 799-8484.
George E. Harris Elementary School will celebrate its 40th anniversary on May 9, 2014. The celebration will coincide with the school's annual spring carnival. For details, call Paula Fernandez at (702) 799-7750, ext. 4026.
El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a national celebration of children, families and books and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will celebrate in April 2014 with stories, songs, crafts, games and more. Events include the creation of “milagro” bookmarks at the Rainbow, Whitney and Mesquite Libraries and story time activities at the West Las Vegas, Sahara West, Whitney and Enterprise Libraries. Visit www.lvccld.org for more information.
CCSD photographer Michele Nelson will discuss the 47th Annual High School Photography Contest during the next Inside Education, airing Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, channel 10. Also featured will be a conversation with Jeff Hinton, Michael Landsberry Teacher of the Year. Additionally, the half-hour program will include Heather Caputo's story about Valley High School teacher David Holst, who was recently named “Teacher of the Game." Inside Education is the only weekly TV show that focuses on CCSD and public education in southern Nevada.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that a team of students from Hyde Park Middle School was among 27 teams of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl and will advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April. “The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America’s continued scientific advancement,” Moniz said. The National Science Bowl brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.
On March 22, 2014, J.D. Smith Middle School will kick off a cooperative effort involving staff, students, organizations such as the Boy Scouts and local Las Vegas artists who will come together to change the outward appearance of the school. The project consists of painting stripes of school colors throughout the grounds interjected by murals designed and produced by local artists from groups including the Las Vegas Artists’ Guild and ThinkArt, a nonprofit art networking and support organization. For more information, call Dean of Students Carrie McEntire at (702) 799-7080, ext. 4201.
Las Vegas High School reunion organizers have been working overtime. They have scheduled seven reunions for classes going back to the 1930s:
Annual Wildcat reunion for all classes: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in the Mardi Gras Ballroom. For details, contact Patty Haack at the Las Vegas High School Alumni Association, (702) 876-6660 or email@example.com.
Eva G. Simmons Elementary School in North Las Vegas will celebrate 10 years of student achievement on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. All current and former staff and students, along with family members, are invited to join in the celebration. Call (702) 799-1891 for more information.
The Broadway Rat Pack performing at The Four Queens is inviting middle school students to enter the “Young Pack” contest. Students are asked to form quartets representing Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. The quartets must then submit a video in order to enter the contest. Performer Doug Starks told KTNV-TV, "If we can affect the creative process or encourage the creative process for a kid that's what we want to do." For more information, call (702) 387-5175.