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Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the Safekey program run by the City of Las Vegas.

Safekey is offered for before and after school at 68 Clark County School District Schools within in the city limits.

The program includes activities, crafts, contests, homework assistance and nutritious snacks.

Safekey is open on days that schools are in session. Program hours and cost vary by school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

There is an annual $10 fee per child.

To register, parents must submit a participant information form to the Safekey office at 416 North Seventh Street, which is between Bonanza Road and Mesquite Avenue.

After submitting the form, parents can register and pay either online at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov, or in person at Safekey office, or by phone at (702) 229-3399.

Summerlin Home to Several Top Ranked Schools

Summerlin Home to Several Top Ranked Schools

A new report shows that the master-planned community of Summerlin is home to 10 percent of the highest ranking schools in the Clark County School District.

The report was released by the Nevada Department of Education. It ranked public schools around the state, according to the state’s new rating system. Of the 12 public schools in Summerlin, eight of them received the department’s highest score of five.  

The four other schools in Summerlin received a four rating by the state, including Bryan Elementary School, Lummis Elementary and Becker Middle School.

Around the district, 66 schools out of the more than 300 received a five rating.

Liberty Takes Top Honors in Journalism Contest

 

Liberty High School claimed the top prize at Monday’s high school journalism awards, sponsored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, at the Suncoast.

For the first time in school history, the Liberty Tribune newspaper took the Best Newspaper category in the competition. Durango came in second and Green Valley finished third, while Sierra Vista won Honorable Mention.

The Tribune also won the most total awards at the ceremony with 19.  

Editor-in-chief Brittney Loiselle won the Most Valuable Staff Member award.

Here is a rundown of Liberty’s awards:

Best Guesser Meets Mojave Max

Best Guesser Meets Mojave Max

 

The student who most accurately guessed the time that Mojave Max would emerge met the desert tortoise, during a visit to his habitat Wednesday.

Fourth-grader Kayla Marshall of Gehring Elementary School was joined by her whole class in the visit to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor's Center.

Besides meeting Max, the students got T-shirts and a pizza party. She also received a digital camera, a laptop computer and free year-long pass to federally managed lands.

Kayla missed the actual time that the tortoise would emerge from his burrow by only two minutes. Max left his burrow at 1:45 p.m. March 14. He had been in a state known as brumation, which is the reptile version of hibernation, since the fall.

When the weather warms up and there is more daylight, the tortoise makes his way out of his burrow. It is considered one of the most accurate signs of spring in the Mojave Desert.

Golf Tournament to Benefit College Scholarship Fund

Golf Tournament to Benefit College Scholarship Fund

 

The Cornell Alumni Association of Nevada will hold its annual golf tournament to fund scholarships will take place May 5 at Badlands Golf Course near Summerlin.

The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. and the format will be a four-person scramble. Individual entries cost $175 and a foursome can be purchased for $650.

Money raised goes to the Cornell Nevada Scholarship Fund.

Cimarron-Memorial Competing in FIRST Robotics Competition

Cimarron-Memorial Competing in FIRST Robotics Competition

 

A southern Nevada school started its push to win the FIRST Robotics Championships going on now in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cimarron-Memorial High School is competing against dozens of other teams from around the country.

The teams had six weeks to design and build a robot that would throw a disk into a goal and then climb to the top of a pyramid.

The competition is part of an effort to show students that science, technology, engineering and math can be exciting and fun.

The school placed third in the 2011 competition. 

Hyde Park Middle School Claims Science Bowl Title

Hyde Park Middle School Claims Science Bowl Title

 

Students from Hyde Park Middle School will head to Washington, D.C., for a national competition following their win in the Nevada Science Bowl.

Hyde Park won a nine-hour competition, winning $1,000 for their math/science department and also an expenses-paid trip to Washington to represent the state in the National Science Bowl in April.

Saturday’s competition began with 29 middle school teams from Las Vegas facing off in a “Jeopardy-style” format. The double-elimination tournament tested students’ knowledge of astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics and physics.

The event was held at Henderson International School.

Winning Schools:

  • Hyde Park Middle School -Blue – First Place - $1,000 and trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Roy Martin Middle School – Second Place - $600
  • Faith Lutheran Junior High – Third Place - $350
  • Hyde Park Middle School - Green – Fourth Place - $250