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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. 

Kindergarten students celebrate moving on to first grade

Kindergarten students celebrate moving on to first grade

Kindergarten students at Rose Warren Elementary School celebrated finishing their first year in school and looked ahead to first grade.

Family and friends joined students to celebrate finishing the grade during a ceremony Wednesday. Warren Elementary School is one of 17 Zoom Schools that are getting extra resources to help students who are English language learners.

Even though the students went through the ceremony, they still have 17 extra days of school to go. The Zoom program includes the extra days so students can work more closely with teachers to improve their language skills.

When these students graduate from high school, they will be the class of 2026. 

Seventeen Magnet Schools Recognized by National Group

A national magnet school organization has recognized 17 of the magnet schools in the Clark County School District.

The Magnet Schools of America or MSA recognized the schools for their overall excellence in programs and achievement.

Seven CCSD schools were named a School of Excellence, the highest designation. The schools include:

  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Jim Bridger Middle School
  • James Cashman Middle School
  • Ed W. Clark High School
  • Rancho High School
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Valley High School.

Ten more schools were given the second highest designation of School of Distinction. Those schools were:

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

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.

Las Vegas Elementary School Receives National Recognition

Las Vegas Elementary School Receives National Recognition

LAS VEGAS --  Walter Bracken Academy School has been named to receive a 2013 Blue Ribbon National School designation from the United States Department of Education.

Bracken, which specializes in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, was the only school in Clark County to be selected for the award.

In order for a school to receive a Blue Ribbon designation, it must achieve in the top 10 percent of its state tests. It must also have at least 40 percent of its students from disadvantaged backgrounds make significant improvement on state tests.

"We are so honored to receive recognition for our innovative program that is helping our students to achieve," said principal Katie Decker. "This is truly an award that helps us show what a school can achieve with everyone working together."