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Teachers Get Tickets to Blue Man Group

Teachers Get Tickets to Blue Man Group

Teachers at one elementary school are getting a chance to see a Strip show for free. The tickets are in appreciation for their efforts.

The Blue Man Group gave more than 70 teachers at Bonner Elementary School free tickets to the show. The giveaway that happened Thursday is part of Teacher Appreciation Week in southern Nevada. The teachers thought they were being going to a workshop on a new math program but were presented with the tickets instead.

The staff was actually already wearing blue in honor of school pride. The date for the show is yet to be determined.

Mojave Max Emerges from his Burrow

Mojave Max Emerges from his Burrow

 

A sure sign of spring has emerged in Las Vegas. Mojave Max crawled out of his burrow Tuesday.

The famous desert tortoise came out at 12:41 p.m. That is the latest he has come out of his burrow since 2000. The timing is important because kids from around southern Nevada have entered a contest to predict when the tortoise would emerge. The child with the closest time wins prizes including a T-shirt, a medal and a laptop computer. His or her class also gets prizes including a field trip to Mojave Max’s habitat at the Red Rock Conservation Area.

Like all reptiles, Mojave Max entered his burrow to brumate, which is the reptilian form of hibernation, this winter. When the weather is warm enough, and days are longer, his internal clock is triggered. The earliest he has come out is February 14 in 2005. 

Faith Lutheran Middle School Wins Science Bowl

Faith Lutheran Middle School Wins Science Bowl

 

Middle school students from Faith Lutheran took top honors in the Nevada Regional Science Bowl for Middle Schools.

Thirty teams competed Saturday at Henderson International School. Faith Lutheran emerged victorious and Coral Academy took second place.

Faith Lutheran wins $1,000 for their school’s math and/or science department. The students and coach also receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Science Bowl sponsored by the Department of Energy from April 26-30.

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

 

A local high school senior who won a prestigious national award will be recognized locally Wednesday.

The Las Vegas City Council will honor  Meadows School senior Garrett Gosse for being named the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Male Athlete of the Year at meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, 400 Stewart Ave.

This leadership award honors young men and woman who excel in learning, performing and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Gosse stared in football, basketball and baseball at the Meadows, and also maintained a grade point average of 4.72.

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

 

A choir from the Adelson Educational Campus will be performing Hanukkah songs Wednesday night at the Opportunity Village Magical Forest.

The show starts at 6 p.m., at the holiday display on West Oakey Boulevard between Rainbow and Jones Boulevards. The All School Choir is made up of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. They will be singing classic Hanukkah songs. This year the Jewish holiday starts on December 20. 

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

 

Two area fifth-grade students took top honors in a recent anti-graffiti art contest.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) honored Carlos Gonzalez of Ruby Thomas Elementary School and Ashtyn Fink of the Meadows School as the grand prize winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at a special D.A.R.E. event hosted by the RTC Thursday night.

Their winning artwork was unveiled on a 40-foot RTC vehicle before an audience of friends and family.

All of the artwork was created by local fifth-grade students. More than 20 local elementary schools participated in this year’s contest, submitting more than 475 entries. The entries were narrowed down to 10, and the winners were selected by an online community poll.