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Slide Down a Giant Hill in Anthem

Slide Down a Giant Hill in Anthem

 

If you loved the Slip ‘n Slide on hot summer days, it’s coming back at a Henderson event.

The city’s parks and recreation department invites you to slide in to summer from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 8 at Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.

Slide In To Summer includes a giant slide for all ages, mini slide for younger children, bounce house, lawn games, super human bowling and sun safety tips. Light concessions will also be available for purchase.

Brain Specialist to Discuss ADHD and Autism

 

A brain specialist is holding a free seminar for parents, teachers and anyone else interested in neurological disorders in children.

Dr. Robert Melillo will be discussing his Brain Balance Program. His program focuses on drug-free help for children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia and more. The lecture is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Green Valley Ranch.

The speech is in conjunction with the opening of The Brain Balance Achievement Center in Henderson. Dr Melillo is a co-founder of the center. He has authored several books on Autism Spectrum Disorders and has published 15 peer-reviewed scientific papers on the brain.

Liberty Photography Student Claims National Award

Liberty Photography Student Claims National Award

By Nicole Kowalewski, Liberty High School

 

Junior Janelle McCarthy is not only one of the few individuals in the country that can say they’ve won a gold medal in a Scholastic Arts Competition, but she is also the only student in Liberty history to receive such an honor for photography.

Having taken the award-winning photo on a whim, McCarthy’s piece had no prior planning and originally wasn’t even considering submitting it.

“I really wanted this [award] and this is a big deal for me, so to win was really cool,” McCarthy said.

Photography teacher Tara Ferro said this competition is meant to represent a student’s best work. They are first judged at a regional level, and then have the opportunity to advance nationally.

“I am beside myself and I still don’t believe that [her winning] is real,” Ferro said. “I know I say it a lot, but words can’t express how proud I am.”

Standard Student Attire Vote Approaches for Liberty Students

Standard Student Attire Vote Approaches for Liberty Students

 

By Brendan Becker, Liberty High School

Wish that Standard Student Attire (SSA) could go away or stay around for good? Well, now it’s time for students’ families to decide whether they want to keep enforcing it or lose it.

The vote on the matter occurs every four years. The SSA ballot will be sent to students’ homes this April, as the last vote was held in 2008.

SSA was introduced to Liberty nearly 10 years ago when the school was still new to the district.

“Standard student attire has been in effect at this school ever since it opened and at the time it was known as Dress for Success,” Principal Jeff Geihs said.

A student and her parents sued the Clark County School District in 2004 because they asserted Standard Student Attire was unconstitutional and a violation against student rights.

Go Underwater for Easter Eggs in Pool Hunt

Go Underwater for Easter Eggs in Pool Hunt

 

Easter egg hunts are a holiday tradition. Underwater easter egg hunts, however, throw tradition a curve.

The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Egg Dive, an all-ages underwater egg hunt, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Whitney Ranch Activity Pool, 1575 B Galleria Dr.

Spots can be reserved online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136700-00) or at any City of Henderson recreation center or indoor pool. Participation is $2-$3 per person.

Dozens of colorful eggs will be hiding along the bottom of the pool. The swimmer who finds the most in each age group wins a prize. Each swimmer should bring a basket to hold all of his or her eggs.

For the safety of all participants, each age group will “dive” at designated times:

Liberty High School Leads CCSD in Open Enrollment

Liberty High School Leads CCSD in Open Enrollment

 

By Brendan Becker, Liberty High School

The Clark County School District’s Open Enrollment program, which allows students to go to any school as long as there are available seats, brought 126 new students to Liberty High School for the 2012-2013 school year.

The 126 open enrollment requests were top among high schools in CCSD. Liberty has led the district in requests both years the program has been offered.

“The state of Nevada was the one who was pushing for the school of your choice option and this was CCSD’s way of saying that they do have that option,” Assistant Principal Chris Hermes said.

The capacity for most high schools is 2,500, and open enrollment is only open for schools that have less than 2,500 students attending. The current number of students attending Liberty is 2,100, which is under capacity.

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers Send Cards to Troops in Afghanistan

Preschoolers at Merryhill School in Las Vegas created handmade Valentine’s Day cards for U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan.

Throughout January, the students decorated patriotic cards to show gratitude and express their appreciation for everything troops do to protect American citizens. The cards will arrive just in time to give a few soldiers a special Valentine’s Day reminder of love and thanks.