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Arbor View Students Win Big in Statewide Photo Contest

Arbor View Students Win Big in Statewide Photo Contest

Jordonn Sutton and Weston Prince of Arbor View High School claimed major accolades in the Scenic Nevada Photo Contest. Sutton, a sophomore, won the grand prize in the Beauty category and Prince, a freshman, claimed top honors in the Blight category. Their teacher is Dana Ziegler.

The purpose of the Scenic Nevada Photo Contest for high school students and adults is to create an awareness of the importance of preserving, protecting and enhancing the scenic character of Nevada. The contest featured separate categories for student and adult entries. All winners can be seen here.

Author O'Neill Entertains Students, Hosts Book Discussion

Author O'Neill Entertains Students, Hosts Book Discussion

Local elementary students will learn ways to inspire and "perform" stories, and to expand on the writing process in lively, interactive assemblies this week with Alexis O'Neill, author of the book "The Recess Queen."

Tuesday assemblies will be at Scherkenbach Elementary in the morning and Fitzgerald Elementary in the afternoon. Wednesday assemblies will take place at Kesterson Elementary in the morning and Adcock Elementary in the afternoon. The events are only open to school students, but O'Neill will host a public book discussion at the Centennial Hills Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The locations for the assemblies resulted from a random drawing process with the participating elementary schools.

O'Neill shares insights from the world of professional writing and the importance of persistence when learning a new skill or following a dream.

Middle School Night at Cimarron-Memorial This Week

Middle School Night at Cimarron-Memorial This Week

Students who will be entering Cimarron-Memorial High School next fall and their parents are invited to attend the middle school parent night on Wednesday. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria, located at 2301 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas.

Parents and students at Becker Middle School, Brinley Junior High School and Molasky Junior High School that feed into Cimarron-Memorial High School are encouraged to attend. They will have the opportunity to learn about the Freshman Academy, develop their individual education plan and fill out a class schedule for next fall. Participants will also be able to meet members of the school's staff and learn about the various clubs and organizations that are eager to welcome new members

Parents with questions about the event can contact the school at 799-4400.

 

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

High School Essay Contest Offers Big Prizes

Advantages Online Private School invites all Clark County high school students to take part in a $1,500 Scholarship Essay Contest. Students can enter by visiting www.AdvantagesSchool.com, filling out an entry form and completing a 200-word essay. 

The submitted essay should describe, from the perspective of the student, the biggest challenge they face in high school (as related to education) and how they are conquering it.

When the contest concludes on April 29, Advantages founders will select two winners and each will receive a $750 scholarship to cover the cost of a single course. Winners can select from various mathematics, language arts, social science and science courses, as well as Spanish or French I and II.

"We are excited to offer this scholarship contest to public or private school students throughout Clark County," said Pam Dion, director and co-founder of Advantages Online Private School.

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Eisenberg Elementary Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Former teachers and students, current students and parents of Eisenberg Elementary School are invited to attend the 20th anniversary celebration that will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge to attend this event at the school, located at 7770 W. Delhi Ave.

In addition to a variety of entertainment and activities, the event will also feature school namesake Dorothy Eisenberg, who still volunteers at the school each month, and all of the school’s principals, including Frederic Watson, Curtis Jones, Ken Ligon and current principal Gary Bugash.

"I would like to invite our current students and parents along with former students and community to join us as we celebrate this special occasion," Bugash said.

The school, located in the northwest part of the valley, recently completed a year-long renovation project.

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.

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

High School Students Take Part in Robotics Competition

Robotics students from 10 Clark County School District (CCSD) schools will compete in the 2011 Las Vegas Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition that will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus. The opening of competition will be at 9 a.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public.

The robotics competition immerses high school students in the world of design, engineering and technology and this competition requires students to collaborate with professional mentors to design and build a champion robot in just six weeks. The popularity of this event continues to grow as back in 2005, only three local high schools competed in this event. Participating local high schools include: Arbor View, Basic, Boulder City, Cimarron-Memorial, Clark, Coronado, Rancho, Southwest Career & Technical Academy and Valley.