Clark County School District students are invited to attend a free counseling and performing arts fair that will be held at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on Thursday, Oct. 22. There is no charge to attend the event that will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the school, located at 315 S. 7th Street in Las Vegas. Representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities from Los Angeles to New York will be in attendance. For more information about the event, visit gotomypvafair.com. For a list of colleges that will have representatives in attendance, click here.
On Oct. 3, local non-profit After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is hosting a day filled with sports and fun activities for ASAS children to celebrate the 20th anniversary of After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. Dubbed the 20th Anniversary All-Star Games, more than 700 After-School All-Stars students from 13 Clark County elementary and middle schools will march in an Olympic-style opening ceremony and light a torch to signal the start of the events.
Cassie Charles, who attended the Nevada Learning Academy, was the first CCSD student to walk across the stage and receive her diploma at this year’s summer commencement ceremony, held at the Orleans Arena. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Charles was one of 580 students who were not able to graduate in June but worked hard to complete their education and graduate in the fourth annual summer commencement event.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) held its fourth-annual Summer Commencement Ceremony Aug. 18 at the Orleans Arena to celebrate the accomplishments of students who remained dedicated to earning a high school diploma. The students participating in the ceremony chose to stay the course and work through the summer to complete needed course credits and pass proficiency exams. Congratulations to all the graduates!
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is offering S.T.E.M. activities through Aug. 25. To view the schedule, click here.
The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre begins fall drama classes the week of Sept. 7. Children ages four through 17 can register for the classes, which run for seven to 10 weeks at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush Street. For details, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call (702) 229-6553.
Local high school students will gather from Sept. 12-26 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 North J Street, as part of the United College Action Network’s 16th annual “Historically Black” college recruitment fair. Admission officers from more than 35 colleges will be available to answer questions, take applications, review transcripts, provide financial aid information, waive application fees and admit qualified students “on-the-spot." There is no admission charge and parents are encouraged to attend with their students. For more information, visit www.ucangotocollege.org or call (916) 896-3000.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District presents Club Read for children through Aug. 15 at locations throughout the valley. Club Read is a free program that offers children and teens the opportunity to have fun while keeping track of their reading. For more information, click here.
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will hold a Junior Master Gardener Open House Aug. 22 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden, located at 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas. The Junior Master Gardener program is open to children ages seven through 12 and provides children with leadership skills, service, safety with tools, community service and more. For more information and to register, call Karyn Johnson at (702) 257-5523 or visit www.jmgkids.us.
John R. Hummel Elementary School was recently named Class Act Runner Up by Random Acts, non-profit organization dedicated to funding and inspiring acts of kindness around the world.
The Class Act awards program encourages teachers and students to submit proposals that would be completed in their community and would encourage acts of kindness.
Hummel Elementary School students Nick Ruggiero and Andre Garcia had the amazing idea of putting together sock monkey gifts and “get-well” letters for the children of Safe Nest, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence, and the pediatric wing of St. Rose Hospital.
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