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Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

Graduating seniors at Coronado High celebrate

Graduating seniors at Coronado High celebrate

More than 600 graduating seniors paraded through the hallways of Coronado High School Friday for the first-ever cougar grad walk.

The students donned their full graduation attire and were led down the halls by the school's marching band to commemorate their achievements.

"It was an amazing experience. All the kids from all the schools were standing in the hallway cheering us on as we walked by. It was a great feeling," senior Kedean Tony said.

During the celebration, teachers also wore their black graduation robes. Principal Mike Piccininni says the display not only celebrates the graduates’ achievements but gives younger students something to work for.

"I hope it’s a motivating factor to make sure they understand what the goal is and not just to know what the goal is but to meet that goal," Piccininni said.

Educator honored as a life changer

Educator honored as a life changer

Colleagues say a local school administrator goes above and beyond to improve the lives of students, and now she is getting nationwide recognition.

Eva White was named as a national LifeChanger of the Year recipient. The award is given to only ten teachers, administrators or school employees, who are chosen from about 500 applicants from across the country, by the financial company National Life Group.

During her 30 year career in education, White has worked with children who have learning disabilities, earned a Fulbright Scholarship to Japan, where she helped connect American and Japanese students as pen pals, and established a marine biology lab at McDoniel Elementary School.

She is currently the academic manager at the Clark County School District. She was surprised by the award during a ceremony Wednesday.

American Education Week Kicks Off

American Education Week Kicks Off

The Clark County School District kicked off American Education Week Monday with a prep rally at Liberty High School.

The pep rally featured 137 first-grade students from Steven Schorr Elementary School. The first graders got a chance to see what high school is like and interact with Liberty students.

The idea is to inspire Schorr students to stay in school and learn the importance of education.

"When you give children something that makes them feel important and understand how important education is, when you pull it together, you get a better student," Steve Schorr, the school's namesake, said.

The festivities continue Tuesday at Clark High School where 39 students will be honored for being National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.



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.

Coronado Student Earns College Scholarship

Coronado Student Earns College Scholarship

A student at Coronado High School recently earned a $4,000 college scholarship from the Siemens Foundation.

Mitra Jefic is one of 75 students in 21 states who won the scholarship, which is given out in installments of $1,000 per academic year. 

The Siemens Merit Scholarship is an award given to children of Siemens U.S. employees based on high scores on the PSAT, as well as academic record, activities, contribution to the community, school recommendation and an essay about personal characteristics, plans and goals.