In conjunction with Week of Respect (this week), tonight’s episode of Inside Education will provide a look at CCSD’s anti-bullying efforts. The half-hour program also will take you behind the scenes of Homework Hotline, which offers tutoring help to students. Additionally, the show will feature an interview with Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and a student journalist’s report on an award winning student clothing designer.
The Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon Commission) will host its annual College Night workshop from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30. The free event takes place at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd., and is open to parents and students. Registration is not required. The workshop will provide college-bound students and their parents with resources, tips and recommendations on preparing for college and what to expect. Speakers will present topics such as applications, scholarship resources, resumes, and more. For details, call (702) 267-4016.
Flu season is right around the corner, and on Oct. 6 the Southern Nevada Health District will begin its annual flu vaccine clinics at all its locations. For details, call (702) 759-0850 or visit www.SNHD.info.
On various dates through Oct. 24, Vegas PBS Ch. 10 will air debates related to federal, state and local races and two ballot initiatives. Candidates vying for the offices of Congressional district three, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and Clark County sheriff will take part in the debates. There will also be debates concerning ballot initiatives Questions 2 and 3. The debates will be moderated by political commentators Steve Sebelius and Elizabeth Thompson. Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell said, “As a public service media organization, Vegas PBS is committed to providing independently minded voters with non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan debates that focus on issues elected officials are most likely to confront during their terms and offer exchanges about significant ballot initiatives.”
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.
School namesake Dorothy Eisenberg received the Lifetime Education Achievement Award at The Public Education Foundation's 18th Annual Education Hero Award Dinner, held recently in Las Vegas. Kris Engelstad McGarry and the Engelstad Family Foundation were named Education Hero, and Clint Holmes was honored as Champion of Children. Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School is located at 7770 Delhi Ave., Las Vegas. For more information on the Public Education Foundation, visit thepef.org or call (702) 799-1042.
Mark your calendars for American Education Week, scheduled for Nov. 17-21, 2014. The weeklong celebration presents opportunities to celebrate public education and honor the teachers who make a difference in the lives of children in classrooms across America. The first observance of American Education Week took place in Dec. 1921.
Flu season is approaching and vaccinations are under way throughout the nation, including Clark County. In an effort to minimize or prevent the spread of influenza, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending that children ages two through eight obtain the nasal flu vaccination. According to KLAS-TV, "The CDC says studies show this method works better for kids within that age range."
A column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal praises CCSD for “leading the way in ELL innovation.” The column was written by Sylvia Lazos, a professor at UNLV’s law school and co-chair of the Education Committee of the Latino Leaders Council.
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.