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Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest

Palo Verde Student Wins in Congressional Art Contest

Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Las Vegas) today announced the winners of First Congressional District in the annual Congressional Art Competition.

The winning work from District 1 by artist Kylee Love of Palo Verde High School will be displayed in the Capitol.

Award winners were selected by a panel of local judges that included: Brian “Paco” Alvarez, Becky Grismanauskas and Sydelle MacKay.

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Work

Teachers Recognized for Outstanding Work

Eleven outstanding Las Vegas teachers will receive recognition Thursday as part of the "Feature a Teacher" awards ceremony.

Teachers will receive an engraved glass apple and a certificate of recognition. All teachers were nominated by middle and elementary school students. The awards will be given out at 6:30 pm at Edith Garehime Elementary School, 3850 Campbell Road.

The event is a partnership between the City of Las Vegas and the Clark County School District's School-Community Partnership. The mission of the program is to connect business and community resources with school resources to enrich the educational experience and to increase student achievement.

Police, Community to Honor Memory of Kahre

Police, Community to Honor Memory of Kahre

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and other law enforcement officials will take time from their busy schedules to honor one of their own on Friday during the annual Marc Kahre Honor Day celebration at Marc Kahre Elementary School, 7887 West Gowan Road.

Parents and families are invited to attend the feature event of the day, the annual parade of officers that will take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Kahre Field. School personnel will be available to guide those in attendance to the proper locations for the various events.  

Kahre was a 15-year veteran of the Metro Police Department when he was killed in the line of duty on October 11, 1988. In recognition of his service to the community, the school annually hosts a day of educational events.

Students Plant Trees to Mark Arbor Day

Las Vegas Councilman Steve Wolfson and Fertitta Middle School students participated Thursday in an Arbor Day Foundation tree planting ceremony at All American Park, located at Buffalo Drive and Oakey Boulevard.

The ceremony was held to coincide with Arbor Day, which is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care, marked on the last Friday in April. The city was also recognized for being a Tree City USA for 19 years because of its program to care for community trees.

Wolfson was joined by Mark Blankensop, regional forester from the Nevada Division of Forestry; Victoria Fertitta Middle School Principal Lisa Campbell; and students from the middle school for the ceremony. The students and guests planted five trees at the park during the ceremony. The students took part in an afternoon of fun activities afterward. 

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

High Schoolers Win Laptops for Green Essays

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) in partnership with Coca-Cola awarded laptop computers to the 40 winners of an essay contest that asked local high school seniors to write a 500-word essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC.

"The level of participation was remarkable. We received hundreds of essays from students on how they use our growing transit system, bicycling amenities and other environmentally friendly services to reduce our carbon footprint," RTC General Manager Jacob Snow said.

The essay contest was open to all high school seniors graduating in 2011. Each essay was judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing.

Wolfgang Puck, CCSD Team Up for School Lunch

Wolfgang Puck, CCSD Team Up for School Lunch

A partnership between celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the Clark County School District yields some delicious results for local students.

With help from the Clark County School District, Wolfgang Puck is inviting local fifth and sixth grade students to taste-test and vote on recipes created by culinary students of the Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA). 

"We're dedicated to improving school lunches by creating recipes that not only fulfill nutritional requirements, but appeal to children’s unique culinary preferences," Wolfgang Puck said. "Now in our fourth year, we are excited to once again partner with the Clark County School District and local students to choose recipes that can be added to their lunchroom menus."

Chefs from the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group will counsel and mentor four groups of NWCTA culinary students as they create new, flavorful dishes that incorporate nutrition, budget limitations and

Tobler Elementary Tops in Fresh & Easy Fundraising

Tobler Elementary Tops in Fresh & Easy Fundraising

Tobler Elementary School raised more than $7,700 to earn top honors in the Shop for Schools program through Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets.

Overall, Nevada schools raised more than $164,000 via the fundraising program. Nearly 260 schools across the state participated to raise money for their school’s programs.  Community leaders, school officials, parents, teachers and students will gathered Thursday at Tobler to celebrate the achievement.

Tobler’s total of more than $7,700 includes an additional $5,000 for being Nevada’s top fundraising school.