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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.

Artist Stephen Fishwick to Perform for Henderson Students

Artist Stephen Fishwick to Perform for Henderson Students

Entertainment painter Stephen Fishwick will host a free performance at 2:15 p.m. Friday for 450 children at the Henderson International School.

He will be painting two endangered species for the children; each 6-foot painting will be created to music for the children in six minutes. Stephen is famous for painting celebrities and animals to music in six minutes by dancing and throwing the paint.

Fishwick hopes to get the kids interested in the arts and to educate them on endangered species.

 

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

Henderson Offers Spring Break Kids Camp

No school during Spring Break? No problem. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registration for its Spring Break Kids Zone youth enrichment program.

The program is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 18-22. Participation is $90 per child per week (ages 5-12), with sibling discounts available.

Two locations are available to choose from: Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Kids Zone provides a safe environment and a variety of supervised activities for kids while their parents work. Games, arts and crafts, sports, and positive peer interaction form the basis of the program. All activities are age-appropriate.

Registration is accepted at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 515000-16 for Black Mountain, and 515600-16 for Whitney Ranch).

Reid Meets with Foothill High Students

Reid Meets with Foothill High Students

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met this week with students from Foothill High School in his Washington, D.C. office.  More than a dozen students from the Henderson high school were visiting the city as part of a national program that brings students from across the country to Washington to learn about our nation's capitol.

"It was a pleasure to meet with these impressive students about the importance of participating in our democratic process," Reid said. "These aspiring teachers, nurses, engineers and entrepreneurs are the future of Nevada. I will continue fighting to ensure Nevada schools like Foothill High School have the resources and tools necessary to help make their dreams a reality."

The students were visiting through the Close Up Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings students from across the country to Washington, D.C. to learn about the operations of the federal government.

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.

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.

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High Receives $100,000 Donation from Rivera Family

Green Valley High School received Thursday a $100,000 donation on behalf of former teaching assistant Linda Rivera.

Family and friends of Rivera present GVHS administrators with the donation at the school's winter sports banquet.

Along with Rivera's service in the classroom, her husband, Richard, has been a dedicated supporter of sports programs, in which their two recently graduated sons were involved in wrestling and soccer. A majority of the funds will go toward wrestling and science activities. Additional programs such as the ProStart culinary curriculum, Best Buddies and autistic/special needs groups will benefit from the donation.