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Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

Nevada Mining Association Hosts Science Education Workshop

The Nevada Mining Association will host the 26th Annual Southern Nevada Earth Science Education Workshop at Faith Lutheran High School from Tuesday, April 19 through Thursday, April 21.

The free workshop is open to all K-12 teachers, librarians and administrators, and features one day of classroom work and two days of organized field trips to mines and other facilities. The goal of the workshop is to provide new knowledge, insight and materials that teachers can use to help students learn about minerals and mineral production in Nevada.

The workshop also includes beginner-level sessions for first-time participants and an advanced track session for those educators  familiar with rocks and minerals. New activities, methods of presentation and advanced exercises will be included in the curriculum.

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy Grants $25,000 to Spread the Word Nevada Literacy Programs

NV Energy recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy nonprofit organization serving low-income children and families in the Las Vegas Valley and Clark County School District.

The grant will allow Spread the Word Nevada to continue providing children's books, family literacy events, and reading mentors to the 23 elementary schools adopted since the organization started in 2001.

"We are grateful for NV Energy’s continued financial support and belief in our children’s literacy programs," said Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada. "Our mission of distributing books and promoting reading to the underprivileged children within our communities is so successful due to community partners like NV Energy.

Escobedo, Legacy Win Big at Music Competition

Escobedo Middle School and Legacy High School's Chamber Ensemble claimed top honors at the "Notes to Grow" music competition for local middle and high schools Saturday at Leavitt Middle School.

Both schools received $8,000 for their first-place finishes. A total of $36,000 in prize money sponsored by Las Vegas area Walmart and Sam's Club stores was divided among seven area schools’ music programs.

Local middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting.

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Prom Closet Offering Free Dresses to High School Students

Today is the deadline to drop off gently used prom dresses for Sunday's Las Vegas Prom Closet pick-up event.

The Prom Closet provides free prom dresses for girls who would not otherwise have the money to buy one. Sunday's event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. at HELP of Southern Nevada, 1600 E. Flamingo, Suite 100. A school ID is required to receive a dress.

Dresses may be dropped off through today at the following locations:

  • Jessica McClintock - (702) 733-4003 - Inside Fashion Show Mall (dress donors receive 15 percent off a new gown)
  • Marquis & Aurbach - (702) 382-0711, 10001 Park Run Dr.,  Las Vegas, NV 89145 (one block north of Charleston on Hualapai)
  • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.

Lindamood-Bell Hosting an Open House

Lindamood-Bell Hosting an Open House

Las Vegas's Lindamood-Bell Learning center will be hosting an informational open house this Thursday, March 24th at 6pm. The center focuses on literacy research, remediation, and professional development, and throughout the evening staff will be available to answer questions parents have about the center and classes. Children are welcome at the open house, as there will be demonstrations and activities available.

The event is free and open to the public.  Individuals interested in attending can RSVP at (702) 228-6942 or by emailing lasvegas.center@lindamoodbell.com.

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC Holding  Car Washes March 12th

Centennial High School's NJROTC is hosting a series of car washes this Saturday to raise money for a trip to Nationals. The group is charging $5 a car, and will be hosting car washes from 9am to 4pm at the following locations:

  • Lake Mead and Tenaya
  • Craig and Decatur
  • Lake Mead and Rainbow
  • Buffalo and Washington
  • Craig and Tenaya