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Henderson schools spark interest in science with robotics

Teachers hope robot program sparks student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Fifth-grader Arturo Banuelos concentrates as he operates a remote-controlled robot in the cafeteria of Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminister Way.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

City of Henderson hosting College Night

The city of Henderson is sponsoring a College Night workshop for students who are planning to go to college and their parents.

The workshop will offer resources, tips and recommendations on preparing for college. Speakers will offer advice on applications, scholarships, recommended classes and attracting college interest.

College Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

Registration is not required. 

CSN Welcomes Back Students with Information Fairs

CSN Welcomes Back Students with Information Fairs

The College of Southern Nevada is welcoming back students for its spring semester with a series of events next week.

The event known as CSN Connections will offer free food, music and information about student clubs and services.

Students will have a chance to meet their deans, department chairs and student government. People will also be able to learn about student services like tutoring and childcare.

The events will take place at all three campuses:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday at the main entrance on the Cheyenne campus
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday at the B building on the Henderson campus
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday at the D building on the West Charleston campus

NSC Student Named Guinn Scholarship Recipient

A Nevada State College senior and Foothill High School graduate is the southern Nevada recipient of the 2013 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship.

Allysa Starkweather, a secondary education-mathematics major, was named as the recipient Wednesday. She is scheduled to graduate from NSC in 2014.

The scholarship is for students entering their last year of college at a higher education institution in Nevada, must be working towards getting a license in elementary or secondary education, maintain a grade point average of not less than 3.5, state a commitment to teaching in Nevada upon graduation and have a record of community service.

The scholarship was established in 2011, following the sudden death of former Governor Kenny Guinn in 2010.

Guinn was known for being a champion of education and served as the superintendent of the Clark County School District for many years. 

At-Risk Schools Partner with Station Casinos

At-Risk Schools Partner with Station Casinos

School principals from 10 at-risk schools learned Friday they would be getting money from Station Casinos.

For the 13th year in a row, the company is partnering with the schools to provide them $5,000 each, to pay for programs to meet education goals.

The Smart Start school partnership was announced during a special breakfast at Green Valley Ranch Resort. The company also announced that its employees had gathered backpacks, crayons, pencils and other school supplies to give to their designated school.

"When they come to our school, they just don't bring the stuff. They with them energy and love and support. So to me, they're giving these kids hope, because they now know that someone else loves them and cares for them and values them enough to stay in school and get an education," Whitney Elementary School Principal Sherrie Gahn said.

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Safekey and Teen Scene Registration Opening Soon

Registration for before-and-after school programs provide by the City of Henderson will open next month.

Early priority registration for the 2013 and 2014 Safekey and Teen Scene programs will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, August 13 through August 16 and Tuesday through Friday, August 20 through August 23 at the following recreation centers:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Rd.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy.
  • Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.

Early registration will also be available at the Cox Communications Back to School Fair set for 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Galleria at Sunset.

Registration must be done in person.