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Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13

Students Reenact Civil War Battle

Students Reenact Civil War Battle

Students from Burkholder Middle School got a chance to walk in the shoes of history on Friday morning.

School Dedicates Garden to Encourage Kindness

School Dedicates Garden to Encourage Kindness

Burkholder Middle School dedicated a Kindness Preserve to remind kids to be kind to one another.

The garden was dedicated to Josh Stevens. Stevens was 13 years old when he died in a golf cart accident. Since his death his family started the Josh Stevens Foundation and the Be Kind program. The foundation and the program are dedicated to spreading the message of being kind to others in schools around the valley. On Thursday morning the Stevens family along with students who received the Be Kind Award will dedicate a serenity garden. Burkholder Middle school students along with Leadership Henderson Class of 2011 raised more than $10,000 to build the garden.  The school will also hold a Be Kind Multicultural night on Thursday celebrating the community's diverse cultures from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

Baseball and College Life for Hinman Elementary Students

The College of Southern Nevada is giving a group of elementary students a little fun time at the ballpark by hosting the Hinman Elementary School Family Night Out this afternoon.

As part of the CSN Henderson campus/Hinman Elementary Communities In Schools Partnership, Hinman Elementary students and their families will receive free admission to the Coyotes baseball game at Morse Stadium on the CSN Henderson campus (700 College Drive, Henderson).

As an active community partner of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS), the leading drop out prevention program in the state of Nevada, the CSN Henderson campus has played an integral role in providing support to students at Hinman Elementary. CSN volunteers have coordinated baseball and softball clinics, participated in Hinman Reading Week, and judged science fairs.

“We know how challenging it can be to find inexpensive family activities.

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.

Reid Meets with Students from Local Private School

Reid Meets with Students from Local Private School

Nevada Senator Harry Reid recently met with a dozen students from American Heritage Academy in his Washington, D.C. office as they traveled to the nation’s capital with Headmaster Laurel Beckstead.

"Education goes beyond the classroom and visiting our nation’s capital is a important way to learn about the history of our country and democracy," Reid said. "However, this is not a substitute for a solid education at home and it's up to all of us to ensure all Nevada's schools and teachers have the resources they need to help our state's students compete in the 21st-century global economy."

American Heritage Academy in Las Vegas serves families from North Las Vegas to Henderson. American Heritage Academy began 16 years ago as a small home school group that has grown into a private school of 160 students ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school.

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.